The best private dining rooms in London for 50 people

Need a private space that caters for 50 guests? Great! We've got a full list of private dining rooms to fit the bill.

Updated on 01 November 2023

If you’re on the hunt for the best private dining room in London for 50 people, you’ve come to the right place. It might seem like a specific request, but we at SquareMeal understand that finding the perfect space for your event is a crucial part of the planning process. Too small and it will feel cramped, but too big and your event is at risk of feeling empty and lacking in atmosphere. That’s where this handy list comes in. We’ve done the legwork for you and rounded-up some of the best private dining spaces in London for 50 guests, so you don’t have to spend a ton of time trawling the internet for room capacities.

There are a number of reasons why you might be looking to hire a private room, which means the space needs to suit the style and occasion. Occasions for 50 people can range from a small wedding reception to a fairly major birthday party. Or, if you’re planning a corporate event, then a 50-cover private dining room is a good bet for a networking event or celebratory dinner.

In this list, you’ll find glamorous riverside spaces with views of the water while you dine, an Instagram-worthy, jungle-inspired restaurant filled with foliage and greenery, as well as a stunning ballroom-style space located on Level 34 of The Shard. No matter what you’re planning, you’re sure to find a space in this list to fit the bill. Who knows, you may even discover something new and unexpected!

Have a scroll to find a private dining room that’s right for you, then go ahead and click through to the listing where you’ll find lots more info, including a full description of the venue, photos, menus, room capacities and more. The final step is to enquire with your chosen venue to check their availability. It’s as easy as that!

Bentley

Bentley's Restaurant

11-15 Swallow Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DG

An iconic London restaurant famous for generous fruit de mer platters and gorgeous marble-decked interiors, Bentley’s also has a hidden gem of a private dining area - the Swallow Street Rooms - which boast a private street level entrance, private bar, piano, state-of-the-art sound system and room for 100 standing guests.

British
Fish
Max Dining 60
Skylon

Skylon

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XX

An iconic restaurant at Royal Festival Hall, Skylon’s stunning views and soaring art deco ceilings have made it a popular private dining destination for decades. You can hire the main dining room if you choose, but the best seat in the house is the River View semi-private area, where 50 guests can enjoy sumptuous modern British cooking with views out across the river.

British
Max Dining 300
Park Chinois

Park Chinois

17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8EA

Glamorous Park Chinois takes inspiration from 1930s Shanghai, and whilst some of the private dining spaces are on the cosy side, you can hire the Salon de Chine or the Club Chinoir for up to 110 or 120 people respectively. Or, ask about 33 Dover Street - the secret venue hidden behind the restaurant.

Chinese
Max Dining 120
Sagardi

Sagardi

Cordy House, Old Street, London, EC2A 3BS

One of London’s most respected Spanish restaurants, Sagardi serves up Basque delights across a spacious dining room in East London. You can hire the whole space out for up to 120 seated guests, or for smaller events there’s always the basement private dining room which seats 48 and is completely soundproof, boasting an LCD projector and screen.

Steak
Spanish
Barbecue
Fish
Max Dining 120
Kanishka

Kanishka

17-19 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2QH

Kanishka’s large, stylish restaurant is an easy choice if you’re looking to impress some dinner guests - the turquoise colour palette and contemporary design is suitably glamorous for a special occasion. Plus, with Atul Kochhar at the helm, you couldn’t be in better hands with the food either, and Kanishka’s modern Indian menu has something for everyone.

Indian
Max Dining 50
Fiume

Fiume

Battersea Power Station, Battersea, London, SW8 5BN

With a perfect spot on the Thames near Battersea Power Station, Fiume’s calm blue colour palette echoes the river outside (as does the name). The menu is proudly, authentically Italian, and larger private dining parties can get stuck into plates of salumi, fritto misto and marsala tiramisu.

Italian
Max Dining 100
Glaziers Hall

Glaziers Hall

9 Montague Close , London Bridge, London, SE1 9DD

Historic Glaziers Hall in London Bridge has numerous large private dining spaces spread across its three floors, some of which come with up-close-and-personal views of the River Thames. The 300-seater Banqueting Hall is the largest space, but groups of around 50 should look at the restored Georgian brick archways of the London Bridge Arches room, or the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows of The River Room.

Max Dining 300
Shangri-La The Shard, London

Shangri-La The Shard, London

31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 9QU

Floor-to-ceiling windows and a highrise view over London make Shangri-La The Shard an intriguing prospect for an event. Large parties can head to the hotel’s amazing ballroom, Ren, which has room for up to 140 standing guests for receptions and parties.

Chinese
British
Afternoon tea
Max Dining 100
Private Dining at Bolton

Private Dining at Bolton's

13 Cullum Street, City of London, London, EC3M 7JJ

Bolton’s simple, unfussy Italian cooking has made it a roaring success since it opened in the 80s, and there are a couple of areas for groups of 50 plus, including the 100-seater main restaurant, and the Front Area which seats up to 56. Meanwhile, the team can lay on everything from buffets to full sit-down banquets.

Italian
Max Dining 100
10-11 Carlton House Terrace

10-11 Carlton House Terrace

10-11 Carlton House Terrace , St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

One of London’s most impressive venues, Grade-I listed 10-11 Carlton House Terrace was once home to Prime Minister William Gladstone. Now this Georgian townhouse can be home to your event, with a host of medium to large spaces that are perfect for private dinners, meetings, drinks receptions and more.

Max Dining 100
New Street Grill

New Street Grill

16A New Street, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4TR

The proximity to Liverpool Street makes New Street Grill a popular choice already, before you throw in the slick interiors and sophisticated modern British cooking. The Front Area of the restaurant has room for 50 as well, where your group can tuck into Josper-grilled steaks, whole grilled native lobster and decadent British desserts.

British
Max Dining 50
Paternoster Chop House

Paternoster Chop House

35 Old Bailey, Blackfriars, London, EC4M 7AU

Paternoster Chop House gives off a sophisticated vibe with its bright red tiling and emerald chairs, and the menu is up to scratch too with classic dishes cooked on Josper grills over charcoal. You can hire the restaurant or the bar individually, with capacity for 100 each, or look outside to the covered terrace which has room for 50.

Steak
British
Max Dining 150
Riding House Fitzrovia

Riding House Fitzrovia

43-51 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7PQ

Riding House is well known for its easy-going all-day fare and epic brunch menus, and this Fitzrovia institution can be yours exclusively - the dining room at Riding House Fitzrovia is available for private hire and fits north of 50 guests, offering trendy, welcoming interiors and delicious food.

Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Cafes
Burgers
British
Brasserie
International
Max Dining 165
Colonel Saab

Colonel Saab

193-197 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD

Colonel Saab’s gorgeous, elaborate interiors are a mix of Persian rugs, Indian antiques and gorgeous embroidered textiles. Exclusive hire of the whole space gives you the keys to one of London’s most unique restaurants, alongside a classy menu of classic Indian cooking.

Vegetarian
Vegan
Afternoon tea
Indian
Halal
Max Dining 130
The Railway Pub Putney

The Railway Pub Putney

202 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 6TD

Beyond its chic interiors and mouth watering menu, The Railway Pub in Putney also boasts space, and lots of it. With three floors available for hire, you can opt for anything from exclusive use to just the middle floor which makes the perfect backdrop for a sizeable get together.

Pubs
Pizza
British
Max Dining 128
The George

The George

55 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7LQ

This beautifully renovated Fitzrovia pub has an upstairs floor that is available for exclusive hire across two dining rooms and a cosy private bar. The menu, meanwhile, is staunchly classic pub grub, but brilliantly executed - get ready to eat your weight in scotch eggs, pies, and sticky toffee puddings.

Pubs
Burgers
British
Irish
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Max Dining 150
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Criterion Building, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1J 9HR

Hard Rock Cafe started right here at Piccadilly Circus, and the rock-star inspired interiors and American diner classics make this an easy choice for a big party. Only the largest parties need apply - you can hire the lower ground floor for up to 300 guests, or, yes, the entire restaurant can be yours, with capacity for a whopping 650 people.

North American
Burgers
Max Dining 400
TSQ Playhouse Putney Bridge

TSQ Playhouse Putney Bridge

2-4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JN

TSQ’s mood lighting and quirky, idiosyncratic decor make it a unique choice for a private gathering. Throw in mixologists who know how to make a good cocktail, and TSQ is ideal for fun parties where you want to impress your guests with something a bit different.

Bars
Max Dining 50
Bocas

Bocas

178-180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JY

This lively Argentinian restaurant and bar is right in the heart of Clerkenwell, and offers an accessible menu of tapas and sharing plates that has something for everyone. The ground floor dining room is available to hire for 50 people exactly, and you can always escape to the basement jazz bar afterwards.

Tapas
Steak
Spanish
Argentinian
Wine Bars
Max Dining 50
YOPO at the Mandrake

YOPO at the Mandrake

20-21 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T1PG

YOPO at the Mandrake is packed with amazing, Instagrammable spaces, including the scarlet red private dining room and the extravagant Masha Hari Theatre. The best for larger groups is the main restaurant, where Amazon-inspired plants and plush seating join a stunning ceiling mural.

Modern European
South American
Max Dining 60
Mansion House

Mansion House

Walbrook, City of London, London, EC4N 8BH

What more can you say about Mansion House? The 18th century, Grade-I listed home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London features a few larger spaces for private dinners, including the magnificent Old Ballroom, which fits up to 80 seated guests under its arched ceiling.

Max Dining 360
Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard

Level 31 The Shard, Southwark, London, SE1 9RY

If you want to amaze your guests with the best London views, the Shard should be top of your list. Aqua Shard combines those stunning views with sophisticated modern British cooking, and offers two semi-private wings - The Tea Wing and The Gin Wing - for groups of 150 and 200 respectively.

Modern European
British
Bars
Max Dining 100
28-50 By Night

28-50 By Night

76 Jason Court, Marylebone, London, W1U 2SJ

28-50 has a fantastic reputation for wine, offering a huge range of great wine by the glass, carafe or bottle, as well as a ‘Collector’s List’ full of rare vintages. That makes 28-50 By Night the perfect choice for a private dinner of wine obsessives, and the modern European menu is excellent too.

Modern European
Mediterranean
Cheese
Bars
French
Wine Bars
Max Dining 90
3 Henrietta Street

3 Henrietta Street

3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8LU

One of London’s more unique private dining spaces, 3 Henrietta Street is a townhouse in Covent Garden that boasts spaces and restaurants across multiple floors. Larger parties should check out private hire of the whole venue, which opens up all the unique spaces from top to bottom of the townhouse, as well as giving you a huge range of food options.

Cafes
British
Bars
Afternoon tea
Fusion
Max Dining 130
The Library at The Royal College of Surgeons

The Library at The Royal College of Surgeons

38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London, WC2A 3PE

Home to one of the finest medical science libraries in Europe, booking The Royal College of Surgeons means dining in the company of groundbreaking history. The Lumley Library seats up to 80 guests, and the venue handles all the catering in-house across multiple menus that champion British produce.

British
Max Dining 90
Sette

Sette

4 Knightsbridge Green, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7QA

Sister to the acclaimed Scarpetta in New York, Sette is all about authentic, chic Italian dining, and the location on the ground floor of the Bvlgari Hotel makes perfect sense. As well as exclusive hire of the main dining room, groups of 50 can also enquire about Nolita Social - a versatile, private area that seats 50 exactly and can be hired for private dinners.

Italian
Max Dining 85

If you’ve found yourself with a couple of dropouts last minute, don’t panic! We’ve also got a list of the best private dining rooms in London for 40 people, should your guest list change at the final hour.

Don’t forget that we also have plenty of best-of guides filled with more inspiration, from London’s best unusual and quirky private dining rooms that pack plenty of wow-factor, to private spaces with stunning views of London for an experience guests won’t forget. Have a look around the site to find plenty more amazing private spaces. 

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