Though it’s great being immersed in the bustle of a dining room, sometimes, sharing just isn’t the vibe: right? So settle down in the dining room of YOU, and make everything private for the evening: think birthday dinners, business lunches, baby showers and more.
Barbecoa Book Barbecoa St Paul’s
With the signature whiskey wall acting as an eccentric, apothecary-style backdrop, the private dining room at Barbecoa St Paul’s is a dramatic yet intimate space, just yards from St Paul’s Cathedral.
With space for 40 seated diners, and the same number for a chic cocktail reception, there is a breadth of spend-per-head menu options, which make use of Barbecoa’s mammoth stock of grills and ovens (tandoors, Texas pit smokers, and robata grills).
Pied a TerreBook Pied a Terre
The epitome of personalised fine dining, Pied a Terre’s private dining room seats up to 13 guests, and offers a butler-style approach to service.
Start with chilled champagne and canapés, select an exquisite multi-course menu (with a vegetarian alternative offered for every dish), and enjoy accompanying wine flights matched by the sommelier.
Options for table customisation include table flowers, place names, bespoke menu design and exclusive gifts.
Standing the test of time is no mean feat for restaurants in London, and carrying the mantle of London’s oldest restaurant is the magnificent Rules in Covent Garden. Private dining rooms take inspiration from pillars of English literature, with the Graeme Greene room offering space for 18 diners, and the more intimate John Betjeman room offering space for 10.
Both rooms feature red leather furnishings, wood panels and Victorian-style sketches, while seasonal menus are complemented by classic cocktails and a superb wine list.
As well as private hire of the entire 2 Michelin-starred restaurant, offering space for 80 people, Marcus presents its spectacular Chef’s Table experience for 10 diners.
The ultimate in culinary theatre, this table looks right onto the bustle of this world-renowned kitchen: watch the creation and presentation of your supreme 8-course menu, with wine pairings available from the head sommelier.
El Vino Book El Vino
Mixing rich London heritage and moreish Spanish cooking, El Vino Blackfriars offers an intimate private dining space for up to 12 guests.
Within an historic building, the room features elegant Edwardian-style décor and artwork depicting a London of yesteryear. Enjoy a menu of perfected tapas dishes, alongside carefully selected world wines.
Bleeding HeartBook Bleeding Heart
Named Britain’s best private dining venue by The Independent, Bleeding Heart is a charming rabbit warren of dining rooms, tucked just behind Hatton Garden.
The range of rooms seat a bijou 12 up to a mammoth 120, with each one offering charming individuality, and your party’s own dedicated service team.
An ethereal hideaway on Chancery Lane, Cigalon seamlessly blends Provencal cuisine and the bright, sunshiny feel of Corsica.
The private dining room is a glorious light-filled space with room for 8 diners, while the full restaurant is also available for hire, seating 68. Bespoke menus and unique wine pairings can be created for each event, and the versatile space can either be closed off completely from the main restaurant, or partially open, and immersed in the gentle buzz of the restaurant.
A venue fit for double-O-seven himself, the Sir Roger Moore room at Hush offers guests their own cloakroom, kitchen and bar, along with an elegant, light-filled dining room.
A range of room configurations means parties from 10-66 can be accommodated at tables, and up to 100 standing, with popular events spanning from private lunches and dinners, to baby/bridal shower afternoon teas, cocktail masterclasses and more.
Hakkasan Hanway PlaceBook Hakkasan Hanway Place
The original Hakkasan restaurant, the Michelin-starred Hanway Place restaurant features design by Christian Liaigre, and an impeccable menu of high-end Chinese cuisine.
As well as exclusive private hire for 210 seated diners, the Ling Ling area offers space for 70, plus a semi-private dining room for groups of 8-20.
The Gilbert ScottBook The Gilbert Scott
A glorious space within the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, The Gilbert Scott‘s private dining room is an intimate space with huge sash windows, a homely fireplace and the soft glow of candlelight.
The bright and airy dining room accommodates 18, and also boasts an 18-foot-high ceiling.
Seasonal, bespoke menus span from 3 to 5-course feasts, and the head sommelier can recommend beautifully complementing pairings. Guests can also experience The Gilbert Scott’s Chef’s Table: a truly immersive dining experience for 10, with views directly onto the bustle of the kitchen.