Best halal private dining rooms in London: 11 spots for a celebration

From colourful Middle Eastern cooking to some of the best luxury Indian food in London, these restaurants are perfect for a celebration.

Updated on • Written By Pete Dreyer

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Best halal private dining rooms in London: 11 spots for a celebration

Finding halal food in one of the world’s most diverse, multicultural cities isn’t usually much of a chore, but finding a halal restaurant where you can hire a private dining room? That can be a little bit trickier. So, we’ve pulled together a list of restaurants that offer fantastic halal private dining rooms, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your own space for celebration meals and other events.


Although London is full of brilliant halal restaurants, if you’re looking for a restaurant suitable for a big celebration, the list gets a little smaller. Every restaurant on this list sources halal meat at the time of writing, and also offers either private dining rooms or exclusive private hire of the restaurant. You can find out more about the private dining options, as well as menus, booking details and more by clicking on the book now links.

We would always advise contacting the venue to check whether it still claims to be halal before or during the booking process - all these restaurants are halal at the time of writing but it is not unheard of for that to change. Also check whether the restaurants use alcohol in the cooking of any dishes, as most of them will serve alcohol and it can be forgotten about when used in the cooking process.

Predictably there are a number of excellent Indian restaurants on this list, but your options are not solely listed to cuisines that are often associated with Muslim culture. You’ll also find Middle Eastern and Asian options here, as well as a famous London steakhouse with a beautiful rooftop private dining room that’s perfect for celebrations.

Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

private dining room at flesh and buns

What: We love Flesh & Buns gorgeous minimal private dining room, which fits 36 guests Kotatsu-style under a long banqueting table. The Flesh & Buns menu has something for everyone, from raw dishes and sushi to signature bao buns, and some larger dishes too. Flesh & Buns currently sources all halal chicken, but check when you book to make sure what else on the menu is halal.
Where: 32 Berners Street, W1T 3LR
Book now: Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

Colonel Saab Holborn Hall, Holborn

private dining room with rugs at colonel saab

What: With its intricate wood carvings, vintage furniture, hand-woven rugs and incredible chandeliers, Colonel Saab is a sight to behold no matter which room you end up in. A range of private hire options have small and medium groups covered, and the feasting menus cover a wide selection of authentic Indian dishes with some contemporary twists.
Where: 193-197 High Holborn, WC1V 7BD
Book now: Colonel Saab Holborn Hall

Mint Leaf London, City of London

private dining with projector at mint leaf

What: The spot just a few minutes from Bank Station is a helpful bonus, but Mint Leaf is worth a visit regardless for its reasonably-priced set menus, fantastic seasonal Indian cooking and a range of private hire options. We love the Mezzanine Champagne Bar as a luxurious space for a party, but the private dining rooms are also excellent and very comfortable.
Where: 12 Angel Court, EC2R 7HB
Book now: Mint Leaf London

Cinnamon Bazaar, Covent Garden

colourful private dining room cinnamon bazaar

What: A more casual offshoot of Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Club, Bazaar swings more towards ultra-casual, colourful cooking without losing sight of quality. A sky of pink, green and blue sashes hang overhead alongside trailing plans, and the food matches the vibe with vibrant, delicious, easy-going dishes at really affordable prices.
Where: 28 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7JS
Book now: Cinnamon Bazaar

Benares, Mayfair

luxury dining at benares

What: A modern Indian trailblazer, Benares has been synonymous with luxury Indian dining in London for decades now, and the restaurant has four separate private dining rooms on offer from a nine-seat chef’s table to the grand 36-seated Dover Room. We love the Berkeley Room too, with its hand-crafted ornamental doors and rich terracotta walls.
Where: 12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, W1J 6BS
Book now: Benares

Farzi London, St James's

coconut dessert at farzi

What: Well-known in India for its precise modern cooking and tableside theatrics, Farzi London is particularly plush and impressive, and boasts a cosy private dining room for ten, as well as a huge 80-seater basement that can be hired in its entirety. Menus take in influence from all over south Asia, from Afghanistan to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Where: 8 Haymarket, SW1Y 4BP
Book now: Farzi London

STK Rooftop Steakhouse & Bar, Stratford

view from rooftop at STK stratford

What: STK’s private rooftop offers truly beautiful views of east London, making this perfect for all sorts of occasions, whether it’s a bright lunch or a celebratory dinner overlooking the twinkling London skyline. STK has numerous halal options on the menu too, but these options do seem to change so double check when you book to make sure.
Where: 40 Celebration Avenue, E20 1DB
Book now: STK Rooftop Steakhouse & Bar

Villa Mamas, Chelsea

natural light and dishes on marble table at villa mamas

What: Villa Mamas authentic Bahraini food has been a huge hit all over the world, and this Chelsea site is particularly elegant and colourful, with huge front doors opening up to make the whole place feel very Mediterranean. Kick off with signature flatbreads, then feast of koftas, beautiful Bahraini rice dishes, pan-seared sea bass and saffron ice cream.
Where: 25-27 Elystan Street, SW3 3NT
Book now: Villa Mamas

Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

mezzanine room at cinnamon kitchen battersea

What: Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Kitchen locations are always reliable if you’re looking for easy-going, delicious Indian food without too much pomp and ceremony. The semi-private dining room at Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea is particularly unique, set inside an industrial mezzanine cage that hangs over the main restaurant, with room for 20 along a long table.
Where: Arch 758, Railway Arches, Battersea Power Station, SW8 5BN
Book now: Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

Kapara, Soho

middle eastern food at kapara

What: Colourful Middle Eastern spot Kapara has a breezy, all-day vibe that suits all sorts of different occasions, and private hire options include a private dining basement called the Bling Bling Room, and a lovely 50-seater terrace for al fresco dining. The menu ranges from zesty salads to rich, slow-cooked meat dishes, all backed up by excellent non-alcoholic cocktails.
Where: James Court, Manette Street, W1D 4AL
Book now: Kapara

Kahani, Chelsea

blue velvet pdr at kahani

What: You’re in good hands at this luxurious basement restaurant in Chelsea, where chef Peter Joseph (once of Michelin-starred Tamarind) cooks up a sizable menu of fantastic tandoor dishes, curries and smart British-Indian small plates. Kahani suits itself really well to vegetarian diners too with loads of plant-based options, and The Peacock Room is a fabulous, opulent space for up to 10 to relax in snug velvet tub chairs and enjoy some of London’s best Indian food.
Where: 1 Wilbraham Place, SW1X 9AE
Book now: Kahani

For more of the best halal food in London, check out our guide to the best Indian restaurants in London, as well as where to find London's best halal menus

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