13 of the best private dining rooms in Birmingham for exclusive events

Whether it's for a work meeting, blowout birthday or no reason at all, we've rounded-up the very best private dining rooms to hire in the heart of Birmingham.

Updated on 12 February 2024 • Written By Ellie Donnell

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13 of the best private dining rooms in Birmingham for exclusive events

There really is something extra-special about booking a private dining room for a special occasion. Not only do you get to feast on some spectacular grub, but you get to do so in a personalised setting, with many restaurants curating the dining experience especially to the celebration at hand. 

It’s also inherently relaxing handing over the baton to someone else – knowing the location, food, music and everything in-between is already taken care of can be a huge comfort. Simply send out the invites and job’s a goodun’.  

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The hardest part, really, is deciding where to book. Yes, the food is an integral part of the dining experience, but so is the decor, ambience and service. If you’re a large group looking to let your hair down, then plenty of space and a banging playlist is a must-have. But if it’s a more formal affair you’re after, such as a work meeting or business lunch, then smart surrounds and attentive service are likely to be high on your list.  

We've dug out the best private dining rooms in Birmingham to suit every occasion. Fancy a blowout meal in a Michelin-starred restaurant? We’ve hauled a selection of options that are bound to impress. Or, looking to feed a crowd in a low-maintenance, laid-back space? Keep scrolling for our list of rooms that are best for relaxed gatherings, including home-from-home pubs and a South American themed bar.

And for those who've never considered hiring a private room before, why not? You don't really need an occasion at all. Just a few of your favourite people and a free day or evening. Then, let the good times roll!

Many restaurants offer set menus, tasting menus and bespoke options, so make sure to enquire when you make your booking. And to make things even easier, you can use the links below to skip to the most relevant section. 

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Best private dining rooms in Birmingham for corporate events

Hosting a business meeting or interview? The right setting is paramount to striking the right tone. And if smart décor and attentive service are likely to sway your decision, these restaurants offer that in spades. Leave a lasting impression on colleagues with one of these top picks.  

Orelle

Private dining space at Orelle

What: This lofty restaurant, from the renowned group D&D London, is located on the 24th floor of Birmingham's tallest building, 103 Colmore Row. Aside from stunning views and interiors, Orelle also boasts an intimate private dining room, ideal for corporate gatherings. There, you and your guests can enjoy the likes of blackberry-cured trout and a 32-day dry-aged beef fillet, alongside a diverse global wine list. 
Maximum capacity:
14
Where: 
103 Colmore Row, B3 3AG
Book now: Orelle

Opheem 

The private room at Opheem

What: For boundary-pushing cuisine in stunning surrounds, head to Michelin-starred Opheem in the city centre, where head chef Aktar Islam serves up Indian cuisine, but not quite as you know it. The private dining room oozes good taste, with a grey colour palette, stunning light fixtures and a modern fireplace adding a touch of homeliness. The tasting menu is the thing to order here, with new dishes added regularly. Try pink fir potatoes with tamarind; milk loaf with pate and aged sirloin with hispi cabbage and bone marrow.  
Maximum capacity: 12 
Where: 48 Summer Row, B3 1JJ
Book now: Opheem

Purnell’s 

Best private dining rooms for hire in Birmingham

What: Established by Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell in 2007, and earning its own Michelin star in 2009, Purnell’s is a fine dining restaurant with a focus on classic dishes - carpaccio of beef, slow-cooked daube of beef and raspberry pavlova to name a few. For a truly special affair, guests can book the private dining room which offers plenty of natural light thanks to huge windows.  
Maximum capacity: 12  
Where: 55 Cornwall Street, B3 2DH 
Book now: Purnell's

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Birmingham 

Private dining room with a view in Birmingham

What: If a room with a view is what you’re after, then be sure to make a booking at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill. Located on level 25 of the cube building with spectacular views of the city, it offers three modern meeting rooms that cater to the needs of the client, from rooms for two for 1-2-1 interviews to groups of 30 in the Champagne Room.  
Maximum capacity: 30 
Where: 200 Wharfside Street, The Cube, B1 1PR 
Book now: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill Birmingham

Best private dining rooms in Birmingham for birthdays

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to birthday gatherings which is why we’ve rounded up a host of different private dining options in Birmingham with multiple themes, cuisines and numbers in mind. From fine-dining fare to Indian food with a difference, take your pick. 

The Ivy Temple Row 

What: With sites in numerous major cities across the UK, chances are you’ve heard of or dined at, The Ivy at one point or another. If you enjoyed yourself the first time around, why not plan a special occasion at The Archer Room in Birmingham? Decorated in true Ivy style, with green walls, vintage prints and plenty of plant pots to boot, it’s a versatile space that’s perfect for private parties and special occasions.  
Maximum capacity: 20 seated and 40 standing  
Where67-71 Temple Row, B2 5LS
Book now: The Ivy Temple Row

Adam’s Restaurant 

Private room at Adam's Restaurant

What: Michelin-starred chef Adam Stokes’ eponymous restaurant offers simple, well-executed, classic-modern dishes, the high calibre of which have scored it a Michelin star and 3 AA rosettes. For those who wish to indulge in the masterful food away from the main restaurantAdam’s offers both a private dining room and chef’s table. The former seats up to 18 guests while the latter holds 12, or if you like you can hire the whole restaurant for 52 people (75 for a drinks reception).  
Maximum capacity: 18 for a private room 
Where: New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo Street, B2 5UG
Book now: Adam's Restaurant

Simpson’s  

Private dining room at Simpson's in Birmingham

What: The landscaped garden is a lovely touch at Simpson’s, where diners can enjoy an aperitif outside before they dine in the summer months. The décor offers a strong nod to nature and seasonality, with a long wooden table, textured place mats, green chairs and photographs of trees covering the walls. The room also backs onto the aforementioned garden. Book in for classic British fare at this Michelin restaurant.  
Maximum capacity: 14 
Where20 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, B15 3DU
Book now: Simpson’s

Itihaas 

Private dining room hire in Birmingham

What: Contemporary meets traditional at Itihaas, which takes influence from the cuisine of Northern India. For hire is the Tiffin Suite, a 12-seat room complete with its own cocktail bar and dressed in the style of an old library. Create your own bespoke menu, if you like, for a personalised experience.  
Maximum capacity: 12 
Where: 18 Fleet Street, B3 1JL 
Book now: Itihaas

Gaucho Birmingham

Gaucho Birmingham's private dining room for hire

What: Gaucho’s sleek and sultry interiors are synonymous with the restaurant group, known for their Argentinian steaks and wine. Their Birmingham outpost also caters for private dining events of up to 14 people which would be perfect for a birthday boy or girl who loves steak.
Maximum capacity: 14
Where: 55 Colmore Row, Lower Ground Retail, B3 2AA
Book now: Gaucho Birmingham

Best private dining rooms in Birmingham for big groups

We’ve classed a big group as any venue that hosts 20 people or more. So, if you’re struggling to cut down the guest list, don’t panic - you don’t have to with this lot.  

Varanasi 

Large private dining room for hire in Birmingham

What: There are multiple private dining rooms on offer at Varanasi, which serves up posh Indian-style grub in opulent surrounds. It caters for private functions such as birthdays and weddings of up to 300 guests if you want. We recommend the Siddhartha Lounge which seats 20 people and includes the Shahi Dawat set menu. 
Maximum capacity: Up to 300
Where184 Broad Street, B15 1DA
Book now: Varanasi

Cosy Club Birmingham 

Cosy Club in Birmingham's private dining room

What: There are two Cosy Clubs in Birmingham, but the one located on Bennet’s Hill offers two private dining spaces in a Grade II listed building. Choose from The Board Room (20-34 seated) or The Holden Room (50 mixed seating), both of which include a projector, sound system and presentation screen. The Board Room also includes a private bar if you’re booking for a wedding or birthday.  
Maximum capacity: 50 
Where33 Bennetts Hill, B2 5SN
Book now: Cosy Club Birmingham

Best private dining rooms in Birmingham for relaxed gatherings

We totally agree – you don't really need a special occasion to book a private dining room. Simply rally the troops and make it a weekend to remember - whatever the reason.

F1 Arcade Birmingham

F1 arcade bar and dining area

What: Have fun racing against friends or colleagues with the ultimate F1 simulator experience! Big groups can take over the entire venue, or if there are only a few of you, it's possible to choose from a number of semi-private spaces that allow you to soak up the electric atmosphere of the venue. With lots of social areas that can be hired for your next celebration or birthday, as well as 50 dynamic racing simulators, this awesome private venue certainly one-ups your local pub or restaurant. 
Maximum capacity:
Varying capacities
Where: 
2 Chamberlain Square, B3 3AX
Book now:
 F1 Arcade Birmingham

The Old Joint Stock

The Old Joiont Stock's private space for hire

What: For a laid-back vibe and lively atmosphere, The Old Joint Stock is a solid option. It’s one of the Fuller’s Ale & Pie pubs and is housed inside a Grade II listed building, reflected through the grand décor and high ceilings inside. Guests can book the Old Joint Stock Theatre upstairs, which overlooks the main pub, or the Theatre Bar, a hidden room designed for more intimate gatherings. It seats 12 people for meetings or 20 for larger celebrations.   
Maximum capacity: 20 
Where4 Temple Row West, B2 5NY
Book now: The Old Joint Stock

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