The best private dining rooms in London for 20 people

On the hunt for a private room? Whatever occasion you’re planning, whether it's a client lunch or celebratory event, you can find a host of private dining rooms for up to 20 guests right here.

Updated on 16 February 2024

Searching for the best private dining rooms in London for 20 people? It’s a specific query, but one the SquareMeal team have fulfilled by compiling this handy list. Private dining for 20 guests might seem like quite a niche request when it comes to group dining, with many private spaces in London catering for either very small or very large parties. However, private dining enquiries for 20 people are more common than you might think, especially for occasions such as birthdays when you want to invite a few more along than your regular group, without hosting a full-blown party!

Or, perhaps you’re a small business looking to treat your employees with a special meal out. Hiring a private dining room is a great way to do just that, offering an extra exclusive feel to create a sense of occasion, along with a special menu curated especially for you.

The good news is that London’s best private dining rooms for 20 people are extensive and wide-ranging. From a secret courtyard designed in the style of an Italian garden, to cosy rooms for hire in traditional pubs, you're bound to find a private dining room for every occasion in this list.

Many can be arranged in various seating styles, too. Some might prefer for everyone to sit around one large table, to encourage a more communal atmosphere where guests face each other. But if you want to hire a space with smaller, separate tables, you can do that to. Simply make the request at the time of enquiry to check the venue is able to accommodate this.

Without further ado, have a scroll through our round-up of the best private dining rooms in London for 20 people, with options to suit every budget, style and occasion. Then, simply click the ‘book now’ button to make an enquiry.

Hans’ Bar & Grill

Hans’ Bar & Grill

164 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London, SW1X 0BP

At Han’s Bar & Grill you can choose from a secluded private room that boasts plush furnishings and an open fire, or a semi-private option that’s a separate space whilst still benefiting from the buzz of the main restaurant.

Modern European
Max Dining 22
Hawksmoor Wood Wharf

Hawksmoor Wood Wharf

Hawksmoor Wood Wharf , Canary Wharf, London, E14 5GX

Hawksmoor is the go-to spot for a decent steak in London, and it’s worth noting that the private dining option is equally as impressive. Head to the branch in Canary Wharf for a sophisticated option with wood panelled walls and a large oval room taking centre stage.

Steak
British
Fish
Max Dining 21
Nobu London Portman Square

Nobu London Portman Square

22 Portman Square, London , Marylebone, London, W1H 7BG

Nobu needs no introduction, known as one of London’s hottest Japanese restaurants for fine dining and extravagance. For those looking to plan an event, there's an option to exclusively hire the venue, or choose the 24 capacity private dining room.

Pan Asian
Noodles
Sushi
South East Asian
Singaporean
Japanese
Chinese
Afternoon tea
Dim Sum
Fish
Max Dining 400
Zoom East Kitchen and Bar

Zoom East Kitchen and Bar

Black Lion House, Aldgate , London, E1 1DU

Zoom East will transport you to the Mediterranean with it’s rustic Sicilian cuisine and Orangery private dining room that is flooded with natural light and decorated with bright colours and luscious foliage.

Pizza
North African
Modern European
Mediterranean
Vegetarian
Vegan
Tapas
Cheese
Italian
International
Halal
Max Dining 20
Le Petit Beefbar

Le Petit Beefbar

27 Cale Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 3QP

Le Petit Beefbar is the Parisian style brasserie offering up first class dishes to South West London, and the menu is focused on one thing in particular - beef. The private dining room can host up to 18 guests, and makes a great space for brunch, dinner or the famous Sunday roast.

International
Max Dining 70
Ormer Mayfair at Flemings Mayfair

Ormer Mayfair at Flemings Mayfair

Flemings Mayfair Hotel, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BH

Ormer Mayfair has three different dining rooms to choose from, as well as an option for exclusive use. The interiors are sophisticated and timeless, and to eat there’s the choice of a five or six course tasting menu.

Modern European
British
Max Dining 45
Le Pont de la Tour

Le Pont de la Tour

Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YE

If you’re looking to make a statement, check out the Wine Cellar at Le Pont De La Tour, where you can spend your meal surrounded by vintage wines from around the world. The food here is classic French, so expect things like foie gras, rich roasted chicken and dishes doused in truffle.

French
Max Dining 23
Corrigan

Corrigan's Mayfair

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH

Richard Corrigan is a master of his craft, championing British and Irish cooking at what is now a London institution. Choose between 4 private rooms, but if you want something truly special opt for the chef's table to see the masters at work.

British
Irish
Max Dining 24
The Delaunay

The Delaunay

55 Aldwych, Holborn, London, WC2B 4BB

The Delaunay is an all day café from the team behind the Wolesely, and is a chic addition to London’s private dining scene. There are three spaces available with a maximum of 30 guests - perfect for more intimate events.

Modern European
Central European
Austrian
Hungarian
German
Max Dining 24
Gouqi

Gouqi

25-34 Cockspur Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 5BN

Started by an ex Hakkasan Group Executive Chef with seven stars under his belt, it comes as no surprise that Gouqi is the height of Chinese fine dining. For the ultimate private dining experience, you can choose between two options, or three for semi-private.

Chinese
Max Dining 22
La Poule au Pot

La Poule au Pot

231 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8UT

If you’re looking for a quintessentially French bistro that is bursting with romance and charm, you’ll not find anywhere that fits the bill more than La Poule Au Pot. Exposed brick and wooden furnishings set the scene in the basement, with candle light bringing the atmosphere.

French
Max Dining 16
Luca Restaurant

Luca Restaurant

88 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4EH

Luca is far from your average rustic trattoria, with this Italian hotspot earning its first Michelin star in 2023. Think fresh pasta and seasonal ingredients, all within a choice of three intimate private dining rooms.

Vegetarian
Vegan
Italian
Max Dining 20
Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore

33 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD

It’s often considered London’s most romantic restaurant, and the private dining options are equally as impressive. Hire the venue exclusively or opt for something a little more intimate for up to 18 guests with a flower ceiling and an open fire.

French
Max Dining 25
Norma

Norma

8 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2LS

Norma showcases the best of Sicilian cuisine, with classic pasta dishes, focaccia and sweet treats like tiramisu all gracing the menu. Opt for the private dining room for up to 14 guests, or go semi-private in the atrium for 22.

North African
Italian
Max Dining 22
STK Rooftop - Stratford

STK Rooftop - Stratford

40 Celebration Avenue, Stratford, London, E20 1DB

STK serves steak with a side of glitz and glam, so expect super chic interiors and views across London’s iconic skyline. Whether it’s a corporate event or you’re celebrating a birthday, if you’re looking for the wow factor you’ll find it here.

Vegetarian
Steak
Halal
Max Dining 170
CORD by Le Cordon Bleu

CORD by Le Cordon Bleu

85 Fleet Street, City of London, London, EC4Y 1AE

Le Cordon Bleu is known globally for producing some of the world’s greatest chefs, so it’s no wonder that the restaurant CORD (an offshoot from the cooking school) knocks out some first class dishes.

Modern European
Max Dining 30

If you prefer to search for a private dining room by style rather than capacity, don’t miss some of our best-for private dining guides, which offer tons of inspiration. Our round-up of the best quirky and unique private dining rooms, for example, is full of hidden gems that offer wow-factor in spades. While you’ll also find guides to affordable, outdoor and rooftop private dining rooms too.

If this is your first time hiring a private space, we’re here to make it as easy as possible. Remember, you can always use our free concierge service if you’re still not sure what you’re looking for.

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