Private Dining

Christmas gift - 1050854_32905364.jpgSYMPTOMS: We like to go out for a slap-up meal at Christmas but my colleagues aren’t the liveliest bunch, so we want somewhere with a bit more atmosphere than your average private dining room. Where can we go?

REMEDY: You need either a semi-private area, which shares buzz with the restaurant, or a private room that’s an attraction in itself. Somewhere with a spectacular view is a good talking point, or a chef’s table such as Launceston Place (tel: 020 7716 7887), Murano (tel: 020 7592 1222) or Refettorio (tel: 0870 400 9190).


Check out some of Square Meal's favourite private dining rooms:

Semi-private areas

The Cinnamon Club

The Collection


Just St James

The Mercer

Prism Restaurant & Bar

Stanza Restaurant & Bar



PDRs with views

30 St Mary Axe


Bateaux London

D&D London

The Gun


OXO Tower Restaurant Bar & Brasserie

RS Hispaniola

Sky Lounge

Tate Modern

Tower 42

Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises

This article first appeared in Square Meal Venues & Events magazine, Autumn 2008.