London's best private dining rooms for 30 people

Looking for a private room? Whatever occasion you’re celebrating, be it a birthday, working lunch or celebration dinner, we’ve got the private dining room to suit your needs for up to 30 guests.

Updated on 29 March 2018

Take a look at SquareMeal’s list of the best private dining rooms for 30 people or more. Every one of the restaurants featured in SquareMeal’s list of the best private dining rooms for 30 people or more have been tried and tested by food critics and our own customers so check out the reviews and book a table online with SquareMeal today.

Quaglino

Quaglino's

16 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AJ

Once a stunner, always a stunner. With its “all-encompassing” ambience and a shape that evokes a cruise ship’s lavish ballroom (an effect emphasised by the stage at one end), revamped Quag’s carries its glamorous past with it. Aware that the bleeding edge of London’s restaurant scene is now far off in the distance, owners D&D London concentrate on easy-to-like food with a satisfying element of flash. There are oysters, caviar and a pile-it-high lobster and langoustine cocktail, plus braised veal breast with truffled Comté mac ’n’ cheese, and big beefy grills. “Very attentive” service gives the experience some soul, and a striking central bar, topped with glowing marble, is a source of pleasant bustle, particularly at night. After 10pm, DJs, house bands and guest artists hit the stage, which may be a reason to arrive or leave; if it’s the former, a late-night menu on Fridays and Saturdays keeps things kicking into the wee hours.

Modern European
French
Max Dining 40
City Social

City Social

24th Floor, Tower 42, City of London, London, EC2N 1HQ

Master-of-the-universe views across the metropolis add considerably to the magic of dining in these handsome art-deco rooms, 24 stories up. The food, in Jason Atherton’s mould, doesn’t half help either.

Modern European
Max Dining 30
Volta Do Mar

Volta Do Mar

13-15 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PS

If you’re looking for cosy middle-ground private dining with a touch of Covent Garden stardust, you can’t do much better than Volto da Mar, with its variety of rooms and easy-going savoir faire.

Portuguese
Modern European
Mediterranean
Vegetarian
Vegan
West African
Brazilian
Wine Bars
Max Dining 30
Skylon

Skylon

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

Separate though not private, the joy of The River View reception area is not only the cityscape Thames view but also the sheer theatre of this ambient large-scale room.

British
Max Dining 59
Bluebird

Bluebird

350 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU

With a plum Chelsea location and plenty of space on the street-level terrace and first-floor restaurant, Bluebird keeps it simple to woo the King’s Road set with a please-all menu of globe-spanning flavours, lighter bites at the adjacent Bluebird Café and a large horseshoe bar. Following a refurbishment in autumn 2016, the sprawling dining room is a mishmash of styles – patterned fabrics and blue and brown leather – beneath rusty-red girders and a large skylight.

International
Max Dining 120
The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club

The Old Westminster Library, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU

Despite expanding his ‘Cinnamon’ brand and his portfolio, Indian celeb chef Vivek Singh hasn’t taken his eye off the ball here in Westminster. Cinnamon Club remains the mothership and still hums with an influential hotchpotch of politicians, lobbyists, hacks and opinion formers.A recent refurb improved the interiors while still referencing the grand old library premises, and Singh’s authentic but contemporary cooking remains consistently delicious.

Indian
Max Dining 60
The Stafford London

The Stafford London

The Stafford London , St. James's, London, SW1A 1NJ

The 17th century Stafford Wine Cellar is just one of the many spaces for private dining here, which can be combined with a cobbled courtyard for a spectacular event. This interplay of rooms certainly adds edge.

British
Max Dining 44
Rosewood London

Rosewood London

252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

A multitude of private rooms with everything from walnut furniture to modish good looks, and even a room with a show kitchen, are on offer at the beautifully renovated Rosewood in High Holborn.

British
Max Dining 30
The Folly

The Folly

41 Gracechurch Street, City of London, London, EC3V 0BT

‘It’s chic and very now’ says one reader of this capacious, typically theatrical Drake & Morgan bar, laid out on two levels close to the north end of London Bridge. The decor has a garden theme, with lots of greenery, a resident florist and some pretty furniture with hints of Scandinavian modern and 50s ‘stil nuovo’; there are even some pop-up shopping opportunities too. Cocktails include classics-with-a-twist, low-cal ‘skinnies’ and punch bowls for sharing, while food is served from breakfast onwards, with a menu that rounds up everything from fondues to flatbreads, Thai green curry and club sandwiches. 

Bars
Max Dining 30
Aqua Nueva

Aqua Nueva

Fifth Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll Street), London, W1B 3BR

We love the stunning pair of adjoining private dining rooms at Aqua Nueva partly because they are beautiful and partly for their versatility. Add in a rooftop terrace to complete the dreamy setting.

Tapas
Spanish
Max Dining 30
Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

157a Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BJ

Spitalfields is where it all started for Hawksmoor founders Will Beckett and Huw Gott in 2006 and while their newer restaurants became ever-more glamorous, this blueprint was still recognisably a City steakhouse. A recent refurb has brought it into line with its glossy siblings with acres of green leather and an all-round sheen, but what still sets Hawksmoor apart from the competition it spawned is the hubbub of happy diners anticipating some of the best steak in London, smoky from the chargrill and imbued with more character than the cast list of Game of Thrones. Non-carnivores should investigate such fresh-tasting treats as a mound of white crab meat piled on to thin crumpets, or three breadcrumb-scattered scallops served in the shell with a white port and garlic sauce. There’s no denying that Hawksmoor is expensive, but portions are so big that a steak and a couple of sides (treacle-sweet bacon, squeaky spring greens) should hit the spot for most appetites – though who could resist the lure of peanut butter shortbread topped with a smooth scoop of salted-caramel ice cream and concealing a well of syrupy sauce?

Steak
British
Max Dining 55
Searcys at the Gherkin

Searcys at the Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

Norman Foster-designed skyscraper, epic views across the capital and culinary wizardry from a top team conspire to pack a knock-out punch. All in your own private dining room.

British
Max Dining 140
No. Fifty Cheyne

No. Fifty Cheyne

50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, SW3 5LR

Host your own party in this handsome Chelsea townhouse, where the upstairs private room does a great job in providing home-from-home comfort, with classy brasserie food to match, and impressive wines.

French
Max Dining 30

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