We have to be honest: if you’re looking for a private dining room in Paddington or Bayswater, you might struggle to find many options. Our magic isn’t powerful enough to entirely rectify this situation but, if you venture a little further, there are solid choices in the surrounding area. Here’s our pick, with capacities ranging from 12 to 65.
Suited to business meetings or conferences, the Palace Suite at this St George’s Fields Indian comes equipped with a 60-inch television (discreetly hidden in the wall) and Wi-Fi, making it ideal for business presentations.
Where: 50 Connaught Street, W2 2AA
Maximum capacity: 30
The Brasserie at The Cumberland
You have the choice of two stylish private dining rooms at this hotel restaurant, which can accommodate anything from 8-65 people. In addition, glittering chandeliers and bold, art deco wallpaper add touches of old-school glamour to proceedings.
Where: Great Cumberland Place, W1H 7AN
Maximum capacity: 65
This Italian has two light and airy rooms on the ground floor, each decorated with a striking mural. There is also a private dining area downstairs, with brick walls and Lucite chairs, resulting in a cosy and modern look.
Where: 20 Homer Street, W1H 4NA
Maximum capacity: 16
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
Two private spaces are available at this stellar French bistro from the Galvin brothers. Le Cellar holds 22 people and offers a secluded bar space, lending itself to cocktail parties. Alternatively, The Salon Privé is separated from the main restaurant by a glass partition and is well-suited to intimate dinner parties.
Where: 66 Baker Street, W1U 7DJ
Maximum capacity: 22
La Porte des Indes
With six private rooms accommodating anything from six to 100 guests, the vibrant colours and authentic artwork adorning the walls here are as electric as chef Mehernosh Mody’s Southern-Indian cuisine.
Where: 32 Bryanston Street, W1H 7EG
Maximum capacity: 100
Reform Social & Grill
This private room connected to The Mandeville Hotel is entirely separate from the British restaurant, the handsome space mixing modish bold colours with traditional furnishings.
Where: The Mandeville Hotel, Mandeville Place, W1U 2BE
Maximum capacity: 12
Situated on the lower-ground floor, this secluded space features an eye-catching bar and a mix of reclaimed furniture, copper lighting and leather bench seating, in keeping with the casual, quirky vibe of this fusion-tapas restaurant.
Where: 42 Crawford Street, W1H 1JW
Maximum capacity: 35
Zayna has a stylish, modern semi-private room in its intimate basement, with a view of the kitchen action through a window. The whole floor can be hired but other diners pass through to use the bathrooms, making this more suited for a relaxed dinner.
Where: 25 New Quebec Street, W1H 7SF
Maximum capacity: 18
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This article was published 15 February 2017