Best private dining rooms for Christmas parties in London

When it comes to planning Christmas parties, whether it be a long-awaited catch-up with friends or the annual office do, choosing the right venue for you and your party is of the utmost importance. As this is a special occasion, you may want to plump for a private dining room and we don’t blame you - a private room can help your event feel more exclusive and upscale, and often has the added benefit of a dedicated bar, outdoor area or even live entertainment to make your Christmas party extra special.

Updated on 25 September 2023

When it comes to the best private dining rooms for Christmas in London, there is some serious competition. Across the capital, there are Christmas party venues offering everything from traditional three-course festive lunches to entirely casual cocktail and canape affairs, so it is important for you to establish exactly what type of Christmas party you want to host. Once you have that figured out, it will be much easier to source a London Christmas party venue that is just right for you.

To help you with your decision making, we have put together some of the best private dining rooms for Christmas London has to offer, ranging from low-key, casual spots to venues that take pride in their all-out opulence. All of the private dining rooms featured in our list also offer special Christmas party packages, which include the likes of seasonal menus, bespoke Christmas decorations and add-ons such as live music or drinks tastings. Read all about our top picks below and click on the name of each venue to learn more or send an event enquiry. If you want to save yourself some of the hassle, remember that SquareMeal also offers a free concierge venue-finding service - we’d be happy to help you find the Christmas party venue of your dreams.

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

100 Wardour Street is known for being something of a party palace and it doesn’t disappoint at Christmas either. There are two private dining spaces to choose from: The Room is located right next to the stage and bar in the main restaurant, while The Play Room features its own bespoke billiards table which transforms into a dining table. 

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

35 The Market Building,, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF

The private dining room at SUSHISAMBA’s Covent Garden outpost is a real stunner, featuring a handmade circular dining table and hand-painted wallpaper. It also comes complete with a private balcony overlooking the Piazza, which is always beautifully decorated around Christmas time. 

SUSHISAMBA City

SUSHISAMBA City

110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

The original London location of SUSHISAMBA is found 39 floors up at Heron Tower and is famed for its epic views of the capital. The fusion menu of Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese influence is sure to thrill your guests, while you can also bring some extra festive fun to your evening with adds on such as samba dancers, sake tastings or sushi-making classes. 

Sartoria

Sartoria

Sartoria Restaurant, 20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London, W1S 3PR

Long-standing Mayfair restaurant Sartoria is an elegant choice for Christmas dinners. For office celebrations, choose between the restaurant’s two private dining rooms, or combine the two for larger parties. 

Cantinetta Antinori

Cantinetta Antinori

4 Harriet Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 9JR

This authentic Tuscan restaurant in the heart of Knightsbridge boasts a charming private dining room for 10 of your nearest and dearest. Enjoy an authentic dinner with fine Italian wines to see the year out in style.

Hotel AMANO Covent Garden

Hotel AMANO Covent Garden

34-43 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HA

Looking for a place to party? Penelope's at Hotel AMANAO serves Spanish-Israeli cuisine in a seductive setting, and you'll often find live music and events happening throughout the week. Book the private dining room for up to 18 guests. 

Sixes Cricket Shepherd

Sixes Cricket Shepherd's Bush

Unit 1026, Westfield London, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7GA

Bat your way up the leaderboard with a festive, cricket-themed event at Sixes Cricket. There are multiple spaces and packages available, from the semi-private Arena to the exclusive downstairs bar. Round off the fun with crowd-pleasing food and bottomless drinks!

The Midland Grand Dining Room

The Midland Grand Dining Room

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, King's Cross, London, NW1 2AR

The private room at The Midland Grand Dining Room is a masterfully-designed space complete with crimson walls, art-deco furnishings and a grand fireplace. Able to seat up to 14 guests, there are few places in London more beautiful for a special dinner. 

Haché Brasseries Holborn

Haché Brasseries Holborn

95-97 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 6LF

Gastro-burger joint Hache Brasseries boasts a spacious private dining room for up to 45 seated guests, which lends itself well to banquet dining. Food is indulgent - think steak cheeseburgers and banoffee pie - and there's a private bar so your guests can eat, drink and be merry in total privacy.

Sagardi

Sagardi

95 Curtain Road, Old Street, London, EC2A 3BS

Basque steakhouse Sagardi is located in the popular (and easily accessible) East London neighbourhood of Shoreditch, serving up a special festive menu alongside its usual offering of steaks and other Basque favourites.  

Los Mochis

Los Mochis

2 Farmer Street, Notting Hill, London, W8 7SN

For a Christmas party that's a little less traditional, Los Mochis serves up exciting Japanese-Mexican plates in the heart of Notting Hill. For seated events, book one of the two dining rooms (one on each floor) for between 50-60 guests. 

German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium

1 King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London, N1C 4BU

Perennially popular German Gymnasium is a striking space just a stone’s throw from King’s Cross station, making it ideal for Christmas parties. The semi-private dining space is found on the mezzanine level and benefits from plenty of natural light if you’re planning a Christmas lunch. 

14 Hills

14 Hills

14th floor, City of London, London, EC3M 5BA

Looking for a venue that’s primed for photo opportunities? 14 Hills is hard to beat. During the Yuletide season, you can expect chic Christmas decor and seasonal menus showcasing British produce with a touch of French flair. 

Le Petit Beefbar

Le Petit Beefbar

27 Cale Street , Chelsea, London, SW3 3QP

Le Petit Beefbar's high-quality steaks and sleek and stylish interiors are a recipe for Christmas party success. Book its private dining room for up to 20 guests, or hire out an entire floor for larger parties. 

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L'oscar London

2-6 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4AA

Elegance and opulence are the name of the game at this glamorous hotel snuggled in Covent Garden. Private dining groups can book its Committee Room for up to 26, or the Library for up to 70. Rest assured it will be transformed into a festive oasis come Christmas time.

Not yet found what you're looking for? If you're after something a little bigger where you're not restricted by a sit-down meal, than our list of the best large Christmas venues in London might be for you. These options include spaces for 350 guests or more, perfect if you're organising the company party this year, or are hosting a major event during the festive season. 

On the other end of the spectrum, we've also rounded-up some of the best Christmas party venues for small groups in London, for those who want to keep celebrations low-key and intimate instead. Have a browse to find some inspiration, then go ahead and enquire now to lock your booking in early. 

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