Updated on 29 March 2019
20 – 21 Newman Street, Fitzrovia , London, W1T1PG
With its bright red lacqueur walls, this wild private dining room exudes a sense of louche glamour. Add in flat screen tv and good music options and you can lose yourself in isolated splendour.
63 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 7LP
Conjuring the opulent spirit of the Regency era, this beautiful set of rooms has plenty to recommend them. Add in professional service and a location just a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus. What’s not to like?
34-44 Barkston Gardens, London, London, SW5 0EW
Beloved of well-heeled locals and culture-sated refugees from South Kensington, this easy-going and inviting setting in the Hotel Indigo, has much going for it, including the food of TV maestro Theo Randall.
13-15 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PS
We love the intimate Behind the Curtain wine cellar hidden away in this Georgian restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. Further options include the Mirror and Garden Rooms.
8 Sir Simon Milton Square, London, London, SW1E 5DJ
On-trend restaurant with a choice of private or semi-private spaces, made fun with light wood panelling, quirky lamps and comfortable seating. Want to include or exclude restaurant buzz? The choice is yours.
45 Great Queen Street, London , WC2B 5AA
The basement Club Room, seating up to 32 guests in good comfort, oozes a sense of luxury not always associated with Covent Garden. Plush leather seating, marble floor and well-stocked bar are further pluses.
Criterion Building, London, London, W1J 9HR
The European flagship beckons you to get creative in its various spaces, but it is the Legends Room with its music memorabilia, customised lighting and projector screen that really stands out.
6 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DE
Leave your prejudices behind as this pan-Asian tapas eatery has much to recommend it, from its tasty kitchen offerings and inventive cocktails to the zany lantern lighting and exposed brickwork. Fun.
Arch 758, Railway Arches, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BN
And now for something completely different. The mezzanine ‘cage’ that literally hangs in the centre of this post-industrial arch is a space that’s both fun and unique. Food and cocktails are tasty, too.
The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas, City of London, London, EC4Y 1BQ
A pair of slick, contemporary private rooms encourages a sophisticated air as well as energetic quaffing at this Fleet Street haunt. The food is executed with a deft touch, too.
52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH
Three semi-private spaces, plus a terrace, are the options at this informal venue in the heart of Islington. Verdant decor, tiled and wooden floors, modern art and neon signs keep things relaxed.
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, King's Cross, London, NW1 2AR
If you can get to St Pancras you’ll be well rewarded by delicious food in beautiful surroundings and the joyfulness of an operation on top of its game. The Chef’s Table is a particular treat.