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The Best Private Dining Rooms in London

If you’re looking for the best private dining rooms in London, read on for expert tips on where to book for group dinners or special occasions.

Hawksmoor Guildhall

Situated in the Medieval heart of the City of London, Hawksmoor Guildhall caters for a different range of events; from corporate breakfasts and lunches, to private parties and dinners.

Hawksmoor Guildhal

The elegant private dining room sits up to 24 guests which includes discrete audio-visual equipment for presentations, including a 50’’ flat screen.

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Sexy Fish

The Coral Reef Room at Sexy Fish is an exclusive private dining space with an integral bar and two of the largest live coral reef tanks in the world.

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The banquettes, booths and chairs are upholstered in aqua coloured leather and the walls are adorned with a keppel ribbed silk fabric. Lunch or dinner can be served for to up to 48 guests on round tables and 30 on one table.

The Emin Room at 34

Caprice Holdings’ 34 Restaurant is one of our favourite Mayfair restaurants – a lovely menu focusing on meat and game in glamorous surroundings with low lighting, dark woods and a live jazz quartet on the weekends.

The Emin Room at 34 Restaurant

They have recently launched a new private dining room upstairs that can accommodate 60 guests for a seated lunch or dinner with its own private stylish bar area.

The private room is in collaboration with Tracey Emin who has designed art work especially for 34.


Gezellig, the latest addition to Holborn’s dining scene, has two cosy and intimate private dining rooms to choose from: The Library, seating up to 16 guests, and The Study, seating up to 10 guests.


Both rooms benefit from vast, high ceilings that are part of the spectacular building that used be Holborn’s public library.

Bespoke menus are created by Head Chef, Graham Long, whose background includes several two Michelin-starred establishments.

the food at Gazellig in Holborn

Guests can also take advantage of the thoughtfully curated wine list that appeals to all palates and budgets with wines ranging from £25 to £500 a bottle.

There is no room hire charge or minimum spend.

Sticks’n’Sushi Kings Road

Japanese / Scandi restaurant Sticks’n’Sushi opened on the Kings Road in Chelsea in 2018.

The basement features The Kings Room, a 26-seat private dining room, equipped with its own kitchen, cocktail bar and staff.

The private dining room at Sticks'n'Sushi' Kings Road

Guests dining in the room are able to choose bespoke menus, prepared for them by their own chefs, and if they wish, have the concertina doors to the kitchen open to watch the chefs at work.


Michelin-starred Hide on Piccadilly has four private dining rooms giving options to suit any occasion.

The biggest room, Hide & Seek, located Above on the first floor, is a bright, contemporary space with a seating capacity of 20 covers.

As well hand-cut plaster artworks created by artist, Rachel Dein, adorning the walls of this space, the room also benefits from a private entrance.

Private dining room at Hide Above

In addition to the main PDR, there are three smaller rooms located Below: The Reading Room (6 covers), The Broken Room (4 covers) and The Shadow Room (6 covers, pictured below), ideal for more intimate gatherings, celebrations or private meetings.

Private dining at Hide on Piccadilly

Each room has been designed by a different artist to embody a different, whimsical theme.


The Chef’s table room at Tokimeitē seats 8 guests and circles the main kitchen, giving diners the opportunity to watch and converse with the chefs.

Tokimeitē private dining

The chef’s choice menu starts from £85 for groups and you can enjoy Tokimeitē specialities such as Wagyu beef and their extensive Sake collection.

The Ninth

Located on the first floor of the restaurant overlooking Charlotte street, the semi-private dining area at The Ninth can accomodate up to 22 guests.

The Ninth private dining room

With beautiful wine cabinet displays, and flexible table and seating arrangements that can be adapted to suit your exact needs, this multi-functional space is perfect for any occasion.

Kitchen W8

The beautiful private room at Kitchen W8 is located at the front of the restaurant, which is filled with sunlight during the day.

The room can accommodate up to 14 guests and there is no minimum spend or room hire fee.

Kitchen W8

Head chef Mark Kempson is keen to collaborate with guests to plan their event by tailoring menus, which start from £55 for dinner.

Click here for further information on Kitchen W8.

The Chefs’ Room at Gauthier Soho

Gauthier Soho offers cutting-edge French cuisine in a gorgeous townhouse setting in Soho.

The Chefs' Room at Gauthier Soho

With a range of private dining rooms (including The Games Room mentioned below) The Chefs’ Room is the smallest and most private dining room at Gauthier Soho and is also used as one of the restaurant’s wine cellars.

Dimly-lit, opulent but cosy, it strikes just the right note for a romantic dinner or an intimate gathering for up to 4 guests.

The Rambutan Room, Black Roe

Sister restaurant to Chotto Matte, Black Roe is located in Mayfair with a 20 seater private dining room, The Rambutan Room.

The interiors evoke memories of travelling to a far-flung land, once you step inside you are instantly transported to a sensory celebration of Asia.

The Rambutan Room, Black Roe

Whether for a special celebration with friends or family or a more corporate affair, Black Roe will tailor the menu to your specific requirements so you and your guests can sample a truly unique experience of their very best dishes.

Paired with its very own unique cocktail list, fine wines and an array of interactive tasting options available in addition, The Rambutan Room is a private pocket of Mayfair like no other.

China Tang at The Dorchester, Mayfair

High-end Chinese restaurant China Tang has three flexible Private Rooms, which can be used individually or as a single space.

The theme for the restaurant is Shanghai decadence, combining gorgeous antiques with clever modern touches, such as integrated music systems and large plasma screens, tucked away behind ornate sliding doors.

Pang Pong at China Tang at The Dorchester

The largest of the rooms at China Tang is Ping, which seats a maximum of 18 guests around a single large table with a giant ‘lazy Suzan’ in the middle. Ping leads through to Pang and Pong, which seat between 16 and 18.

When used together, the three combined rooms can seat up to 60.

Pachamama, Marylebone

Pachamama opened in Marylebone towards the end of 2014 and instantly made its mark as one of the best Peruvian restaurants in London. Pachamama’s dishes has its influences in Peruvian cuisine but using seasonal British produce to give the menu a twist.

Pachamama private dining room

The space sits 120 covers spread across 2 main dining areas a 12-seater cocktail bar and also offers two semi-private dining rooms for up to 12 guests and a cocktail lounge for 8 guests.


Quaglino’s has two private dining rooms that can be hired independently or together. The private dining rooms have art deco touches that allude to the bygone era when Quaglino’s was established.

Quaglino's private dining room

The Prince of Wales Room is set on the mezzanine level. It has a glass wall offering overlooking the main restaurant below with a view of the grand stage. The room accommodates 38 people seated and 60 people for a standing reception.

The Giovanni Room is more secluded, offering more privacy, accommodating 14 people seated.

Bird of Smithfield, Clerkenwell

Bird of Smithfield is spread across 5 floors in Clerkenwell and features 2 bars, a rooftop bar, restaurant and a private room where the menu is ‘British with a twist.

The intimate basement bar at Bird of Smithfield, known as The Birdcage is available for private hire for birthdays, engagements and work socials.

Bird of Smithfield, Clerkenwell

The private dining room can accommodate up to 40 for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The restaurant is also available for seated events for up to 52 people.

Percy’s Den at Percy and Founders

Fitzrovia based, all-day bar and restaurant, Percy & Founders has launched a private dining room named ‘Percy’s Den’. Designed for everything from business breakfast meetings to private dinners, with room for 24 seated and 35 standing,

Percy's Den at Percy and Founders

Percy’s Den includes a bespoke wood and glass bar with a pull out drinks trolley and a hidden 60” Full HD LED TV, Apple TV and a standalone Bose surround sound system.

Executive Chef Diego Cardoso (ex-Murano) has created a series of set menus priced at £35, £45, £55 per person, or a breakfast menu for early morning business meetings priced at £20 per person.

The Garden Room at Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse has opened The Garden Room seating up to 12 guests. Overlooking the Courtyard, the room offers a beautiful, cosy space with private access to the hotel’s garden.

Private dining at Chiltern Firehouse

The menus, created by Executive Chef Nuno Mendes, have been designed for sharing and feature a selection of Firehouse classics (Crab-Stuffed Donuts, Bacon Cornbread and Steak Tartare included) amongst other seasonally changing dishes.

The Garden Room is available to be booked throughout the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Council Chamber – Town Hall Hotel

Formerly the Council Chamber of the Town Hall in Bethnal Green, The Council Chamber at The Townhall Hotel retains the original art deco features with green leather raised seating and fold down wooden desks.

The Council Chamber at the Townhall Hotel

The space can be used for private dinners for up to 20 people, with food prepared by the Corner Room restaurant.

The Games Room at The Zetter Townhouse

The Games Room at the Zetter Townhouse hotel in Clerkenwell can seat up to 30 guests for private dining and 50 for standing receptions. The Games Room also has a small smoking terrace and, when not in use as a private dining room, a table tennis table.

The Games Room at The Zetter Townhouse

The décor of the Games Room matches the hotel’s eclectic style with trinkets and artefacts from around the world. The food is catered by Bistrot Bruno Loubet. The Zetter Townhouse features in our guide to the best boutique hotels in London.


Aulis is an eight-seater chef’s table and development kitchen in Soho from Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan and his team.

Aulis private dining room

Aulis is uses as a creative hub for Rogan’s Michelin starred restaurant Roganic, where guests can try dishes befire they are added to the menu at Roganic.

With a menu strongly linked to the seasons, Aulis offers a continuously changing tasting menu.


Ritorno on the King’s Road, Chelsea, is an Italian restaurant which celebrates Milanese food and wine. The menu offers small plates designed for sharing with a selection of larger main course.

Ritorno private dining room

Ritorno’s private dining room can accommodate up to 12 people. The mustard walls provide a stylish setting along with the glass-fronted wine cellar and shades of shimmering silk velvets.

Coal Rooms Peckham

Coal Rooms, which opened in August in the old ticket office at Peckham Rye Station and their head chef Sam Bryant has created a nose-to-tail menu based around cooking from the on-site butchery over an open fire.
Coal Rooms Peckham
Their private dining room sits 12 people and is part of the renovated 1930s ticket office, though still charming it its character. Candle-lit and perfect for an intimate dinner with a close group of friends.

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, which holds 3 Michelin Stars, offers a selection of private dining options, including the intimate Salon Prive and the Salon Park Lane, which has glorious views over Hyde Park and can accommodate up to 28.

Table Lumiere at Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

Our favourite room is the Table Lumiere, which is ideal for up to six guests.

Cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain, it is surrounded by 4,500 shimmering fibre optics that drop dramatically from the ceiling, making it one of the best private dining rooms in London.

While diners are able to hear the buzz of the restaurant, they are partly screened from view, giving a sense of intimacy without any loss of atmosphere.

Balthazar London, Covent Garden

One of the most talked about restaurant openings of 2013, Keith McNally’s London outpost of Balthazar opened in Covent Garden.

They have also opened a private dining room on the first floor above the restaurant seating up to 60 guests or a standing reception for 75.

The private dining room at Balthazar London

With antique timber floorboards, vintage wall sconces and a feature wall lined with wine bottles on either side of the room, the stylish private dining room also features a separate bar and lounge area.

Menus start at £45 for 3 courses with tea, coffee and petits fours.

For further inspiration, read our guide to the best restaurants in Covent Garden.


The private dining room at Gymkhana

Gymkhana, a new Indian restaurant on Albemarle Street in Mayfair, has two private dining vaults, both located on the lower ground floor.

The first vault seats up to 9 guests and the second seats up to 14 guests, with no minimum spend.

Gymkhana offers a choice of two menus, a tasting menu and a game menu, both with wine pairings available.

Hutong in the Shard

Focusing on Northern Chinese cuisine, the menu at Hutong in The Shard inspired by the culinary styles of Peking, Shandong and Sichuan provinces.

Private dining at Hutong

While the food is great, the experience is made all the more impressive with such stunning views of London all around you.

The Shanghai private space can hold 16 while Beijing will seat 24 guests, or for larger parties, you can take over the whole restaurant with 100 guests for dinner or 340 for s stand up reception.

The Storeroom at Merchants Tavern

The Storeroom is the basement private dining room at Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch, accommodating up to 22 people on a central table, with walls that feature food and wine produce from the restaurant.

The private dining room at Merchants Tavern

As well as a set 3 course menu, a more informal three course feasting menu is also available for £55.

From Neil Borthwick and Angela Hartnett, Merchants Tavern offers modern European food in a stylish setting, making it one of the best restaurants in Shoreditch.

The Balcony at Galvin at Windows

The Balcony semi private dining room at Galvin at Windows

Situated on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, ‘The Balcony’ at Galvin at Windows is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows offering peerless views across Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and London beyond.

Guests have the option to tailor their own menu based on the restaurant’s modern French inspired a la carte dining option.

The Balcony can seat up to eighteen guests on one private table.

Bob Bob Ricard

The new private dining room at Bob Bob Ricard, made to the original Davis Collins design, offers a gorgeous private setting, complete with a working fireplace.

The design takes inspiration from the dining carriages of the Orient Express and the Royal Train.

The private dining room at Bob Bob Ricard

The full menu is available without the need to pre-order. The private room can accommodate 16 guests.

The Chef’s Table at Marcus

Marcus Wareing re-opened his restaurant at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge at the end of March with a fresh new look and name.

The dining room at Marcus is gorgeous, retaining the glamour but with a less formal atmosphere and service style.

The chefs table at Marcus Wareing

Now opening directly into the main dining room, the Chef’s Table, which seats up to ten, features a stunning porcelain topped table retaining the timeless elegance of the main restaurant, with the kitchen in full view.

The Sommelier’s Table at The Connaught

The Sommelier’s Table at The Connaught offers an intimate lunch or dinner curated by Head Sommelier Hugues Lepin and two Michelin-starred Chef Hélène Darroze.

Guests booking The Sommelier’s Table, which can accommodate up to eight guests, firstly consult with Hugues Lepin to create an exclusive wine menu for the meal, and Hélène Darroze will then create a tasting menu to match the selected wines.

The Sommerlier's Table at The Connaught

The Sommelier’s Table at The Connaught is a hidden gem, discreetly tucked away in the wine cellar.

Guests are greeted by a round solid oak table, with oak and leather chairs, surrounded by carefully selected art work, a warm and moody contrast to the cool white of the wine cellar’s limestone walls and flooring.

The Gallery Room at Kings Place

The newest, most exclusive dining space in Kings Place, the Gallery Room is the ideal space for a private, elegant dining experience.

Situated on the mezzanine level of this award-winning building, guests will enjoy lavish menus in this decadent yet modern room.

The Gallery Room at Kings Place

With a dining capacity of 40 as well as the flexibility to offer various room layouts and four different menus, the Gallery Room is a versatile dining spaces.

The seasonal menus feature elegant, classic flavours.

Kensington Roof Gardens

Ideal for summer, the private dining room seats a maximum of 12 people and has its own private terrace, waiter and i-pod connection.

The semi private area is for up to 30 maximum, again with its own terrace area.

The private dining room at Kensington Roof Gardens
With a gorgeous rooftop location over Kensington, the Roof Gardens make an ideal location for your event, particularly in the warmer months.

The Chef’s Table at Mount Street Deli

The Mount Street Deli, Caprice Holdings’ more casual deli outlet on Mount Street (Scott’s is just down the road), is a warm, cute but casual space to visit for a coffee and snack during the day.

the chefs table at Mount Street Deli

Adding a new interesting proposition is the launch of The Chef’s Table at the Mount Street Deli – choose from The Ivy, Scott’s, J Sheekey or Le Caprice, and the Head Chef from your chosen restaurant will cook your exclusive dinner and greet guests during the dinner, accommodating up to 12 people for a seated dinner (or up to 25 people for evening drinks and canapé receptions).

The Wine Cellar at The Stafford Hotel

The Stafford’s Wine Cellars are the ideal setting for entertaining your guests and challenging their taste buds with some of the finest wines from around the globe.

The Main Chamber seats up to 44 for lunch or dinner and the whole space can accommodate up to 95 guests for a standing reception.

The Wine Cellar at The Stafford

The wine tastings are hosted by Gino Nardella, The Stafford’s Master Sommelier, who has been at the hotel for over 30 years. Guests can also have a tour of the cellars including an air raid shelter, which houses an intriguing selection of World War I and II artefacts.

The Kitchen Table at The Gilbert Scott

The spacious Kitchen Table at The Gilbert Scott is surrounded by walls of wine in the “engine room” (the kitchen) of the restaurant.

The buzz of the kitchen creates a fantastic atmosphere from the intimacy of your own private space.

The Kitchen table at The Gilbert Scott

The chefs will share the event, bringing food to the table and perhaps carving your main course (such as a slow roast shoulder of Cumbrian lamb) in front of your party. The arc-shaped table seats up to 10 with the whole party facing towards the kitchen for a birds-eye view of the action.

Private Room at The Ivy

The Private Room at The Ivy is situated in the heart of Covent Garden, just above the celebrated restaurant.

The Ivy West Street private dining

It shares their distinctive décor of stained glass windows and wood panelling and is a firm favourite with the capital’s theatre, literary, film and media crowds.

The reception area with bar and baby grand piano can accommodate 60 guests for drinks and canapés, while the main dining area seats up to 32 on one table or 60 on individual tables of 10 for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

William Kent Room at The Ritz

The William Kent Room is a magnificent dining room boasting fine views over Green Park, designed in the Italian Renaissance style.

William Kent Room at The Ritz

Beneath a breathtaking ceiling, considered to be one of William Kent’s greatest works, up to 24 people can be seated around a magnificent hand-crafted mahogany table.

Clos Maggiore

The private dining room at Clos Maggiore seats up to 23 guests and is a stunning backdrop for a wedding reception, business event, canapé party or celebratory lunch.

The private dining room at Clos Maggiore

Filled with light from the full height windows overlooking the Covent Garden piazza, it’s light and airy during the day and warm and inviting come the evening aided by dark wooden panelling and a roaring log fire.

Clos Maggiore features in our list of the most romantic restaurants in London.

Trishna Restaurant

Trishna is located at 15-17 Blandford Street in Marylebone, specialising in the coastal cuisine of South West India.

The menu of sharing plates is a modern take on traditional coastal classics, using British seasonal ingredients, which resulted in Trishna winning its first Michelin Star in 2012.

Trishna Private dining room

The private dining room is in the basement and seats up to 12 guests. Trishna features in our guide to the best Indian restaurants in London.


Cabotte is an intimate, cosy yet elegant restaurant serving classic French cuisine alongside a large collection of fine wines from Burgundy and beyond.

Cabotte private dining room

The City restaurant also has two private dining rooms on the first floor – the Jeroboam Room has sit-down dining space for up to 16 guests and the Magnum Room can seat up to 10 guests, and has a window into the kitchen pass.

The Temple at the Andaz Hotel

The Greek Masonic Temple is hidden in the depths of the Andaz Hotel with grandiose throne-like chairs, heavy mahogany, Grade II listed marble columns and a zodiac ceiling.

The Masonic temple at Andaz

The impressive space makes a great private dining space, but is also used for events such as fashion shows, product launches and wedding receptions.

Corrigan’s Mayfair

Corrigan’s Mayfair has a well-made dining room built to last and a menu as timeless as they come, in stylish and glamorous surroundings.

The Kitchen Library is situated in a private booth in the kitchen, surrounded by an encyclopaedia of famous recipe books, where guests are often served by the Chefs, making this a contender for one of the best private dining rooms in London.

The private dining room at Corrigan's Mayfair

Mossimann’s Private Dining Club

Set in a luxurious and intimate converted 19th century church, Mossimann’s Club is one of the most prestigious private dining clubs in the world.

Ranging from the Montblanc Room, one of the world’s smallest private dining room seating only two guests, to the Mappin & Webb room that can accommodate up to 50 guests in the grand dome-shaped Belfry, Mossimann’s offers excellent private dining facilities.

Ametsa at The Halkin

Light-filled, with large windows overlooking The Halkin garden, the private dining room at Michelin-starred Ametsa can accommodate 24 people seated or 40 standing.

The private dining room at Ametsa at The Halkin

The design is similar to the main restaurant with red leather benches and glass receptacles filled with spices forming wave-like contours on the ceiling. Ametsa’s approach to food pairs the earthy flavours and techniques of Spain’s Basque region with modern twists

The Chef’s Table at The Dorchester

The redesigned Chef’s Table at The Dorchester sits in the middle of The Dorchester’s kitchens with a capacity of 12 guests, featuring a Baccarat crystal chandelier which matches the Baccarat crystal glassware on the table.

The Chef's Table at The Dorchester

The Chef’s Table is available for lunch and dinner for up to 12 people attended by executive chef Henry Brosi and is priced from £120 per person for lunch and from £150 per person for dinner plus £250 for room hire.

Blanchette, Soho

French bistro, Blanchette, opened in Soho at the end of 2013 with a menu of sharing plates mixing classic French dishes with a modern twist.

The private dining room, The Jungle Room, seats up to 16 people and does not have a minimum spend.

The Jungle Room at Blanchette Soho

Guests can choose from two set menus, but also order à la carte if they prefer.

The Gherkin

Searcys The Gherkin at the top of the Gherkin offers five elegant private dining rooms that are ideal for a business meeting or special celebration, offering incredible views of London and beyond with a great location in the heart of the City.

Take a seat in the British Pullman’s vintage carriages and dine on board the sister train to the Venice Simplon Orient-Express that once ran on 1920s services such as the Brighton Belle and Golden Arrow.

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