London's most affordable private dining rooms

Planning a party on a budget? Private dining doesn't always have to cost the earth, explore our selection of the most affordable private dining rooms that the city has to offer

Updated on 29 March 2019

Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas

Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas

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.

Central European
British
Max Dining 42
Loyal Tavern

Loyal Tavern

171-173 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3UW

Loyalty is a thing here, and it’s easy to understand why, with its vintage post-industrial fixtures and fittings, welcoming ambience, classy ingredients-led food and well-made cocktails. Nice variety of pdr spaces, too.

British
Max Dining 40
The White Haus

The White Haus

17 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4AB

Ski memorabilia dovetails with a swish parquet floor to give you the impression of a well-heeled Alpine retreat. Behind equally splendid Crittal doors, you can indulge the see-and-be-seen ambience to your heart’s content.

Pubs
German
Max Dining 60
Gatti

Gatti's City Point

2b, Citypoint, City of London, London, EC2Y 9AW

Upholding the best traditions of the Square Mile, this City stalwart hits all the right notes with a contemporary spin on traditional Italian food and wine allied to first-rate old-school service.

Mediterranean
Italian
Max Dining 10
Cinnamon Kitchen Batterea

Cinnamon Kitchen Batterea

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.

Indian
Max Dining 20
Gamma Gamma

Gamma Gamma

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.

Pan-Asian
Noodles
Vietnamese
Vegetarian
Vegan
Thai
Korean
Japanese
Chinese
Indonesian
Indian
Halal
Fusion
Max Dining 30
Strand Palace

Strand Palace

Strand Palace, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0JJ

An art-deco room combined with versatile food and drink packages and professional service help make this private dining option a high quality experience, from inception to execution. Location, just south of Covent Garden, adds appeal.

British
Afternoon tea
Max Dining 45
Volta Do Mar

Volta Do Mar

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.

Portuguese
Modern European
Mediterranean
Vegetarian
Vegan
West African
Brazilian
Wine Bars
The Skinny Kitchen - Islington

The Skinny Kitchen - Islington

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.

Vegetarian
Vegan
Asia House

Asia House

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?

International
Max Dining 60
Theo’s Simple Italian

Theo’s Simple Italian

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.

Italian
Max Dining 20
Mac & Wild The City

Mac & Wild The City

9a Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YN

Amidst opulent candelabra and utilitarian brown furniture you can trip the light fantastic at this Scottish retreat that conjures the spirit of the Highlands. A separate virtual shooting range does nothing to dispel the illusion.

Scottish
Steak
Max Dining 22
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

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.

North American
Burgers
Max Dining 500
YOPO at the Mandrake

YOPO at the Mandrake

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.

Modern European
Spanish
South American
Max Dining 54
Bernardi

Bernardi's

62 Seymour Street, Marble Arch, London, W1H 5BN

A miracle of a modern lower ground floor turned covish haunt, with its own lounge and cocktail bar. Pretty perfect as a flexible and well-appointed space for fun private occasions.

Italian
Max Dining 40
Rail House Café

Rail House Café

8 Sir Simon Milton Square, 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.

International
Max Dining 40
Margot

Margot

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.

Italian
Max Dining 32
The Gilbert Scott

The Gilbert Scott

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.

British
Max Dining 18

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