The most Instagrammable private dining rooms in London for stunning celebrations

Looks aren't everything, but these beautiful private dining rooms prove that the right aesthetic can elevate your event to new heights.

Updated on 20 May 2024 • Written By Ellie Donnell

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The most Instagrammable private dining rooms in London for stunning celebrations

Intimate celebrations have never looked so good with our pick of the most Instagrammable private dining rooms in London. With everything from an enchanting southern Italian garden to a vintage Shanghai 'salon', these stunning spaces are guaranteed to make your event extra special.

Interiors aside, most private dining rooms will add an extra layer of gravitas to your occasion. A private room offers groups total privacy in the form of a contained space, often with dedicated service and bespoke menu creation that allow you to make an event totally yours. Those things alone will guarantee you a memorable occasion and we recommend you book a private dining room as soon as possible if you’ve yet to experience their perks.


However, there are many private dining rooms in the capital that place particular emphasis on design and decor, making them some of the most sought-after spaces to book in London. Seeing as London is home to a phenomenal number of Instagrammable restaurants, it makes sense that the capital is also privy to some seriously spectacular private rooms. Whether you like the idea of dining inside a 1930s Shanghai speakeasy or have always fancied eating at the National Gallery surrounded by bespoke chandeliers and wood-panelled walls, London’s best Instagrammable private dining rooms well and truly cater to all.

Be it a birthday with your nearest and dearest, or a client dinner that needs to go off without a hitch, these stunning spots are sure to leave your guests in awe (or at least distract them with some stunning visuals). Have a scroll to find them all, then click through to the listing to enquire about availability today. This lot is bound to book up fast!

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Mayfair

Table Lumiere

What: Table Lumiere is the private dining space at three-Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – and perhaps the most recognisable in this list. Between two and seven guests can book its central round table, which is shielded from the main dining room by a luminescent curtain interweaved with 4,500 fibre optics. It’s a setting like no other to indulge in some of the best food in the country.
Where: 53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA
Book now: Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Park Chinois, Mayfair

Salon Rouge

What: The Salon Noir at posh Chinese restaurant Park Chinois is decorated in a luxe combination of deep reds and shimmering golds for up to 12 guests to ogle at. Equally, the Salon Noir is a slightly more grown-up option replete with opulent furnishings, like a marble fireplace and glistening Baccarat chandelier.
Where: 17 Berkeley Street, W1J 8EA
Book now: Park Chinois

Samba Room at SUSHISAMBA, City

Samba room at sushisamba

What: SUSHISAMBA unveiled a new bar and private dining space in 2024 – Samba Room – located on the 39th floor of Heron Tower. It’s pretty special, with the amber-hued private room boasting views of East London and some seriously stylish decor. Think soft curves, retro furniture and a central table that’s artfully suspended from the ceiling. Better still, it can be used for an intimate dinner for 26 people, or transformed into a more relaxed lounge area for 40.
Where: 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
Book now: Samba Room at SUSHISAMBA

Ochre, Trafalgar Square

Round table in private dining room at ochre

What: Ochre is the principal restaurant at the National Gallery, a beautifully-designed modern European venture where sustainability and great British produce are top priority. You and 18 other guests are invited to pull up an ochre-hued chair at its round wooden table, surrounded by a handmade wooden chandelier and potted greenery. This is also a room with a view - take a peek out its large windows to find Nelson’s Column and St Martin-in-the-Fields church below. 
Where: Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
Book now: Ochre

Luca, Clerkenwell

Garden terrace at Luca

What: The terrace at Luca has been styled to evoke the feel of a southern Italian garden with sprawling foliage, olive trees, cobbled paving and a stone fireplace. Consider it mission accomplished! There are few spaces in London more special than this, and it boasts a retractable roof too so you can enjoy its beauty year-round. 
Where: 88 St John Street, EC1M 4EH
Book now: Luca

Jeru, Mayfair

Garden inspired private room

What: Mediterranean Mayfair restaurant Jeru is privy to a wealth of private dining spaces, but our favourite has to be this lush room filled with overhanging lemon trees and twinkling lanterns. During the day, it’s flooded with natural light, while in the evenings guests can enjoy a cosily lit space complete with bewitching lamplight. It also boasts a private bar and customisable LED lighting.
Where: 11 Berkeley Street, W1J 8DS
Book now: Jeru

Bardo St James, St James’s

Leopard seating around banquet table

What: Sultry and seductive in equal masure, Bardo St James’s glamorous private space combines luxurious decor with decadent food. It’s separated from the main restaurant by heavy curtains which can be shut or left open if you’d like to benefit from the buzz of the dining room. The decor is striking too, with full-height ceilings, glazed doors, leopard print seating and black and white photographs of Italian movie stars on the walls. Perfect for both afternoon and evening soirees, book it now for up to 16 guests.
Where: 4 Suffolk Place, SW1Y 4HX
Book now: Bardo St James’s

The Ninth, Fitzrovia

Banquet table with filament lighting at the ninth

What: Book a Michelin-starred dinner at modern French restaurant The Ninth, where head chef Jun Tanaka showcases his 30 years of experience via a menu of precise and pared-back dishes. There are two private options here: a semi-private area decorated with filament lighting, exposed brick walls and an impressive wine rack, and the totally private first floor which is best suited for larger parties. Both are beautiful.
Where: 22 Charlotte Street, W1T 2NB
Book now: The Ninth

Galvin La Chapelle, Spitalfields

Mezzanine private room

What: Old-school French restaurant Galvin La Chapelle has held onto its Michelin star, and acclaimed status, for over 13 years now – and for good reason. Not only is the food superb – think Dorset crab raviolo with dashi beurre blanc, braised fennel, caviar and trout roe – but the dining room is one of the most impressive in London. You can hire The Gallery for 16 people, a private mezzanine overlooking the main dining room, or book the space under the arches for up to 24, which is separated from the restaurant by a curtain.
Where: 35 Spital Square, E1 6DY
Book now: Galvin La Chapelle

City Social, Covent Garden

Sky high private room at city social

What: Jason Atherton’s City Social is located on the 24th floor of Tower 42, and yes, that means the views from its private dining room are pretty spectacular. Sleek art-deco interiors, a long banquet table and a gold light fixture suspended above make this sophisticated space a popular choice with corporate parties. It's available to book for lunch and dinner, with space for 22 guests. 
Where: 25 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1HQ
Book now: City Social

Are aesthetics important to you? Now take a look at our round-up of the quirkiest private dining rooms in London for some of the most bizarre and beautiful exclusive spaces in the capital. 

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