London’s private dining rooms come in all shapes and sizes - cosy little nooks and crannies in buzzy bistros, cavernous halls and historic buildings, basement hangouts in bars and high rise rooms with panoramic views. They all have a place of course, but sometimes you need somewhere opulent, luxurious and delicious that you know will impress. Maybe you’re planning a welcome dinner for out of town colleagues or clients? Or you’re laying on a special celebration for family and friends? Either way, it pays to have a bank of reliable restaurants that you know will deliver on all fronts.
The capital’s Michelin-starred restaurants aren’t a bad place to start your search - Michelin isn’t the be-all and end-all of good and bad restaurants, but the guide does have a certain criteria when it comes to awarding Michelin stars that makes it a good place to look for the luxurious fine-dining. There are lots of Michelin-starred restaurants with private dining rooms in London and they all have a number of things in common - they provide a certain level of high quality, fine dining; they have well-appointed spaces for hire; and they deliver very generous, attentive service.
That said, there are lots of great restaurants all over London that provide a similar experience but haven’t yet been awarded a Michelin star. With that in mind, we’ve also pulled together a list of opulent private dining rooms that we think would also do the job if you’re looking for a lux experience.
Scroll down to check out a few of our favourite private dining rooms, or check out our complete list of private dining rooms in London, where you can filter the list by ambiance, cuisine, price, occasion and more.
Michelin-starred private dining rooms London
Lots of London's star-holders also have swanky private dining rooms available to hire - scroll down for a few of our favourites.
Ormer Mayfair at Flemings Mayfair
What: For the ultimate private dining experience in Mayfair, Ormer has it all - lavish dishes, exquisite decor and an awe-inspiring wine menu. Executive chef Sofian Msetfi sits at the helm of this Michelin-star restaurant, where you and your guests can enjoy five or six-course tasting menus along with a choice of wine pairings. With three differently sized private dining rooms, along with the option to hire the whole restaurant, you can choose a space that suits your party.
Where: Half Moon Street, W1J 7BH
Book now: Ormer Mayfair at Flemings Mayfair
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Mayfair
What: What can you say about Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester? One of a handful of three Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK, this is home to peerless, classic French cooking as well as an assortment of stunning private dining rooms. The pick of the bunch are the Salon Prive, pictured, or the Table Lumiere - a semi-private space in the main dining room, cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain of shimmering optical fibres.
Where: 53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA
Book now: Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Seven Park Place at St James's Hotel & Club, St. James's
What: If luxury is what you’re after, luxury is what you get at Seven Park Place - the flagship restaurant at St James’s Hotel & Club. Private dining options are numerous and all have an old-school charm about them, from the shimmering gold leather wallpaper of the Mayfair Suite, to the book-lined shelves and antique banqueting table of the Library.
Where: 7-8 Park Place, SW1A 1LS
Book now: Seven Park Place at St James's Hotel & Club
What: Richard Corrigan’s Mayfair institution has hosted many a raucous party across seafood platters and oysters over the years, and it boasts a suite of four different private dining rooms for a wide range of occasions. We particularly love the Swallow Street Rooms, which are ideal for late night dinners, drinks and singalongs on the upright piano.
Where: 11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG
Book now: Bentley's
What: Perched on the top floor of the South Place Hotel, Gary Foulkes' outstanding seafood-forward Angler mixes precision cooking with a luxe private dining room that boasts excellent skyline views of London. The west-facing terrace is perfect for pre- or post-dinner drinks, and Foulkes’ fish cooking is second to none in London.
Where: 3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
Book now: Angler
The Five Fields, Chelsea
What: The Five Fields flies a little under the radar but this chic Chelsea restaurant has scooped numerous accolades for brilliant contemporary British cooking. The beautiful Rocque Room is an intimate private dining space on the first floor, and boasts a feature fireplace as well as lovely views over Chelsea’s cobbled side streets.
Where: 8-9 Blacklands Terrace, SW3 2SP
Book now: The Five Fields
What: Benares has held a Michelin star for many years now, and it remains one of the star names in luxury Indian cooking in London. There are a multitude of private dining rooms to enjoy the sumptuous, comforting menus; from the cosy Wine Room to the nine-seater Chef’s Table, which comes complete with a direct view straight into Benares' busy kitchen.
Where: Berkeley Square, W1J 6BS
Book now: Benares
Luxurious private dining rooms London
There are plenty more luxurious private spaces dotted around London, so fret not if you're favourite Michelin-starred spot doesn't have space - one of these might.
What: Anton Mosimann is a name that’s synonymous with luxury fine dining around the world, and this private dining club in the heart of Belgravia is widely regarded as one of the finest of its type in the world. Anton runs the club alongside sons Philipp and Mark, and inside you’ll find the club has a huge array of opulent spaces for large and small groups, as well as offering typically luxurious food.
Where: 11B W Halkin Street, SW1X 8JL
Book now: Mosimann’s
Shangri-La The Shard, London Bridge
What: Floor-to-ceiling windows and an unmatched view over London from level 34 of The Shard, it’s no wonder the private dining rooms at Shangri-La The Shard draw in the crowds. The room pictured is called ‘Ren’ - the hotel’s stunning ballroom, which comes complete with signature crystal chandeliers. For something more intimate, there are two smaller rooms to choose from too, both with equally stunning views.
Where: 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU
Book now: Shangri-La The Shard
Park Chinois, Mayfair
What: Park Chinois’ signature Shanghai speakeasy vibes make a particularly unique setting for a private dinner, and that’s before you get to the luxurious dim sum on offer. We think the Salon Rouge is the most striking of all the private dining spaces, but there are loads of other options, including some big private spaces like the 110-capacity Salon de Chine and the 120-seater Club Chinois.
Where: 17 Berkeley Street, W1J 8EA
Book now: Park Chinois
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's
What: The former residence of Prime Minister William Gladstone, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace is one of London’s most impressive Georgian mansions, and these days, this magnificent Grade 1-listed townhouse is available for private events and dinners. The 60-seater Mall Room (pictured) is perfect if you’re looking for a touch of period charm, with its soaring ceilings, ornate gilt carvings and lovely views of The Mall.
Where: 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH
Book now: 10-11 Carlton House Terrace
The George, Fitzrovia
What: The George has been a bustling Fitzrovia boozer since the 18th century, but a tasteful renovation in 2021 has made it part pub and part private dining space. Head upstairs and you’ll find a number of gorgeous rooms, including this stunning banqueting room that retains lots of the building's original Victorian features. The food comes courtesy of Kitchen Table supremo James Knappett, who delivers classic British cooking of the highest quality.
Where: 55 Great Portland Street, W1W 7LQ
Book now: The George
Clos Maggiore, Covent Garden
What: A regular on Instagram feeds everywhere, Clos Maggiore’s sprawling blossom canopy ceiling is just as impressive in real life as it is in photos. The private dining room is comforting in an old-school way, with wood-panelling around the walls, an open fire and lovely views across Covent Garden below. Meanwhile, the menu blends French and Italian influences seamlessly.
Where: 33 King Street, WC2E 8JD
Book now: Clos Maggiore
If you're looking for a private dining room in London dependent on size, we've got a variety of lists for different capacities that you can check out. Click the links to see a list of great private dining rooms for 10, private dining rooms for 20, and private dining rooms for 30 in London.