The best private dining rooms in London for 15 people

Here you'll find the very best private dining rooms for 15 in London with options spanning multiple cuisines, styles and pricing.

Updated on 11 April 2024

It’s not always easy to find private dining rooms for 15 in London. Many venues often only offer rooms for intimate gatherings or more major events, with nothing in between. The good news is we've done the legwork for you to find these perfectly-proportioned rooms, which are not only the right size, but also offer SquareMeal-approved food and drink to go with it.

There are lots of good reasons to think about hiring a private dining room, rather than a large table in a restaurant. For one, it feels much more special and thus, is a surefire way to impress your guests. Surprisingly enough, it can also be a great way to save money. More often than not, private dining rooms automatically come with set menus to help streamline the process, and you’ll often end up paying less than you would ordering a la carte. Plus, many restaurants don’t charge a hire fee for the room, or may only ask for a reasonable minimum spend. In short, don't assume that a private dining room will necessarily be more expensive than a normal table, because it may not be.

Once we started looking, we discovered a huge range of rooms for 15 people, each boasting a different style and cuisine. On this list you’ll find everything from light and bright spaces serving traditional French fare to chic Soho spots offering intriguing takes on Japanese street food. Several spots even boast killer views of the rest of the capital, while others are set below ground for complete privacy. You can enjoy feasting menus with sharing platters for the table or bespoke set menus - whatever best suits your needs.

As soon as you find a room you like, all you have to do is click the book now link, and you'll be taken to a page for the venue where you can book, enquire for further details and see more information. To seal the deal, simply send an enquiry on the page itself in just a few clicks - then wait for the venue to get back to you. It couldn’t be easier!

Azzurra

Azzurra

127 – 128 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9AS

Azzurra's private dining room embodies the stylish glam of its Chelsea location. Mood lighting, plus seating and wood panelled walls are all part of the charm here with a menu that specialises in seafood and Italian cuisines. Here, you'll get a private space for up to 16, separated from the main restaurant by a folding glass door.

Pizza
Modern European
Mediterranean
Italian
Fish
Max Dining 100
14 Hills

14 Hills

14th floor, 120 Fenchurch St, City of London, London, EC3M 5BA

The height (literally) of glamorous entertaining, this private dining room located within D&D restaurant 14 Hills boasts panoramic views of the city below. From canapes and sharing boards to a three-course menu, you'll find menus to suit all occasions here.

British
Max Dining 170
Bardo St James

Bardo St James's

4 Suffolk Place, St James's, London, SW1Y 4HX

Looking for a glamorous backdrop for your upcoming dinner? The private dining room at Bardo St James's definitely ticks the box with its velvet leopard-print chairs, hanging chandelier and dark wooden table that can easily seat up to 16 guests.

Italian
Max Dining 120
La Poule au Pot

La Poule au Pot

231 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8UT

Cute, quirky and a little bit kitsch, this longstanding French bistro in Belgravia is bursting at the seams with old-school charm. Decorated with bric-a-brac furniture, dried herbs and a wooden fireplace, you’re guaranteed to be transported to another world at this retro spot.

French
Max Dining 16
Luca Restaurant

Luca Restaurant

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

Luca’s secluded, foliage-filled terrace is without a doubt one of London’s best-kept secrets. Enjoy a private dinner under the sky (or stars) surrounded by olive trees and jasmine for a truly special dining experience.

Vegetarian
Vegan
Italian
Max Dining 20
Bergamot Cafe

Bergamot Cafe

Arch 87, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7RQ

Host a private dinner at this family-run, Middle Eastern cafe and enjoy home-cooked and comforting cuisine for something in a relaxed environment. Here, you can enjoy a private evening in the main restaurant which can be exclusively booked for parties of up to 20.

Persian
Middle Eastern
Max Dining 20
Baccala

Baccala

Unit B3, 194-204 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey , London, SE13TQ

If Italian wines and fresh seafood are more your style then why not host your next dinner at Baccala? The downstairs Kitchen Lounge is the perfect spot for smaller groups of up to 20 people. An open kitchen is sure to add a theatricality to this cosy hideaway.

Italian
Wine Bars
Max Dining 50
The Delaunay

The Delaunay

55 Aldwych, Holborn, London, WC2B 4BB

Inspired by the grand cafes of Mittel-Europe, The Delauney offers retro glamour and unbridled luxury in spades. Located on a raised level above the restaurant, the private dining room can be split into two smaller spaces or used as one large room.

Modern European
Central European
Austrian
Hungarian
German
Max Dining 24
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

Arch 758, Railway Arches, Battersea, London, SW8 5BN

Hire the mezzanine ‘cage’ at Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea for a semi-private dining experience like no other. Overlooking the main dining room, yet with the buzz of the restaurant still intact, it’s a fun space perfect for parties or business gatherings.

Vegetarian
Indian
Halal
Max Dining 20
Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, London, London, EC2N 4AY

Discover the joys of rooftop dining with your nearest and dearest at Duck & Waffle. This awesome private room is located on the 40th floor of Heron Tower and makes a fun and glamorous location for a private dinner.

British
International
Max Dining 16
Boxcar Bar & Grill

Boxcar Bar & Grill

23 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 7SD

This relaxed, neighbourhood spot in the heart of Mayfair offers semi-private dining in its Atrium: a room bursting with natural light that combines stylish decor with a rustic feel. Here, menus are ingredient-led and really put the focus on the grill - as you might have guessed from the name.

Steak
Burgers
British
Bars
Wine Bars
Max Dining 20
Inca London

Inca London

8-9 Argyll Street, Soho, London, W1F 7TF

Immerse guests in Latin-American culture and cuisine at this cabaret-style restaurant in Soho. Boasting a luxe aesthetic, a Funktion One sound system, DJ booth and its own bar, you get plenty of bang for your buck with this intimate private dining room.

Peruvian
South American
Brazilian
Max Dining 145
Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

32 Berners Street, Oxford Street, London, W1T 3LR

The private dining room at Flesh & Buns features one long rectangular table set out in a Kotatsu-style, with diners invited to sit on padded backless bench-style seating for an authentic Japanese dining experience.

Japanese
Halal
Max Dining 36
Ochre

Ochre

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N5DN

Few private dining rooms in London boast the same grandeur and location as Ochre. Nestled within the principal restaurant at the National Gallery, this exclusive-use space boasts views over St Martin-in-the-Fields and Nelson’s Column, while a handmade chandelier and majestic round table act as stunning centre pieces.

Modern European
British
Afternoon tea
International
Fusion
Max Dining 150
Holland & Holland

Holland & Holland

Ducks Hill Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2ST

Holland & Holland may be best known as a historic shooting ground but it also offers a delightful spot for some private dining. The Wine Room can seat up to 16, offering the unique backdrop of the wine wall, complete with over 1,200 bottles of fine wines.

British
Max Dining 16
Orrery

Orrery

55 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 5RB

This elegant French restaurant from the D&D group boasts an intimate private dining room with its own private bar to add an extra splash of luxury to your event. Enjoy canapes and Champagne before sitting down to a luxurious dinner.

French
Max Dining 100
SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

35 The Market Building,, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF

One of the best things about SUSHISAMBA’s private dining room in Covent Garden is that it comes with its own private balcony, boasting unrivalled views of the famous piazza below for that extra bit of wow-factor.

Peruvian
Sushi
Japanese
Brazilian
Max Dining 15
Bridge Baker Fulham Road

Bridge Baker Fulham Road

811 Fulham Road, Fulham , London, SW6 5HG

Bridge Baker offers more than just private dining, allowing the option to add a pizza and tiramisu making class to your evening. Take over the entire restaurant of this local, neighbourhood pizzeria and enjoy a night of delightful food in a buzzing atmosphere. 

Pizza
Wine Bars
Max Dining 22
Boundary Shoreditch

Boundary Shoreditch

2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD

Ideally located just a short walk from the city, Boundary Shoreditch boasts three stunning private dining rooms, from the cosy and intimate snug to the orangery situated on the rooftop with views across London.

Modern European
Brasserie
Max Dining 16
Hawksmoor Guildhall

Hawksmoor Guildhall

10 Basinghall Street, City of London, London, EC2V 5BQ

Hawksmoor boasts a wealth of steak restaurants across the capital, but this one in the City is excellent for intimate private dining occasions. Discover the elegant wood-panelled room, complete with discrete audio-visual equipment and a 40” flat screen should you wish to host a presentation or meeting.

Steak
British
Max Dining 22

If you're not certain you want the complete privacy offered by some of these spaces, then why not take a look at our guide to the best restaurants for group dining instead. This list is packed full of restaurants that perfectly suit larger group dining whilst still allowing you to enjoy the buzz of the restaurant.

Or, for those warmer summer months, why not try one of these outdoor private dining spaces in London? Here, you can find a number of terrace or rooftop locations that make for an ideal spot for some private dining (whenever the weather permits).

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