Best private dining rooms in London for 10 people

Looking for a cosy, intimate spot to dine with friends? We've got you sorted with all the best private dining rooms for groups of 10 in London

Updated on 31 January 2024

Have you ever been to a restaurant and had your meal disrupted by a neighbouring table? Or wanted an intimate meal with family? Some dining occasions are just simply better in a private room. Whether you want to limit disruptions or just make the experience more special, small private dining rooms are the answer.

It can be difficult to find restaurants for groups of 10 in London; it's a tricky number that often sits in between a normal table and a larger event. To find a restaurant that will cater for groups of 10, you really have to do your research and book months in advance to make sure the restaurant has space to fit you all in – and that’s just talking about a normal booking, we know only too well how difficult finding private dining rooms for ten in London can be. However, with our experience, we're here to help. 

Whether you just want a simple dining room in one of London’s Top 100 restaurantsor you want something a little more unconventional like a chef’s table experience or a cellar wine room, our selection of private dining rooms in London gives you every option you could think of. Plus, some restaurants for groups of 10 serve up special private dining menus or drinks offers, making it a truly special way to party the night away with family and friends.  

With so many options to consider, we grabbed our thinking caps and started researching all of the best places in London with small private dining rooms suitable for groups up to 10 diners. We’ve made it as easy as one, two, three: scroll through our list, find a dining room you think suits your needs and make a booking. Minimum stress but maximum fun with your group of 10 friends in your own private dining room.  

Coppa Club Putney

Coppa Club Putney

29 Brewhouse Lane, Putney, London, SW15 2JX

Coppa Putney is just a stone’s throw from the Thames, and hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner occasions across multiple rooms. Coppa Club locations are always beautifully furnished and Coppa Putney features a private dining room called ‘The Nook’ which seats 12 in a cosy, intimate little space.

Modern European
British
Max Dining 12
Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, London, London, EC2N 4AY

Duck & Waffle is famous for high-rise dining and great views, and this lovely private diner comes with it's own floor-to-ceiling window so you can gaze out over London whilst you dine.

British
International
Max Dining 16
Kahani London

Kahani London

1 Wilbraham Place, London, SW1X 9AE

Kahani’s private dining room exudes opulence with royal blue velvet, plush curtains (to give extra privacy), and gold accents throughout. To eat, you’ll find a menu that combines the best of British ingredients with Indian flavours and cooking techniques.

South East Asian
Barbecue
Indian
Max Dining 14
Zuaya

Zuaya

35 High Street Kensington, Kensington, London, W8 5BA

Luxurious and foliage-laden Zuaya is an Instagrammers dream, and it offers a range of private spaces as well as classy Latin-American plates. The jungle-like private dining room seats 10 exactly, and you’re separated from the restaurant by plush velvet curtains.

Peruvian
South American
Max Dining 10
The Stablehand

The Stablehand

4 Bathurst Street, Paddington, London, W2 2SD

The Stablehand has long been frequented by famous politicians, from Tony Blair to Winston Churchill, but everyone’s welcome here. Catch up with friends over a delicious meal in one of the two private dining rooms that are full of character with dark wood panelling, velvet furnishings and older pub details.

Pubs
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Max Dining 55
Ormer Mayfair at Flemings Mayfair

Ormer Mayfair at Flemings Mayfair

Flemings Mayfair Hotel, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BH

Ormer at Flemings Mayfair offers a choice of three different private dining rooms, each with their own unique style, so there’s something for everyone. The food is equally as decadent as the interiors; expect a tasting menu of seasonal produce from local suppliers and the kitchen garden.

Modern European
British
Max Dining 45
The Wolseley

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, St James's, London, W1J 9EB

Restaurants don’t come more glamorous and historic than The Wolseley, which combines British heritage with European grandeur. The art deco private dining room is particularly beautiful, overlooking the main restaurant and boasting its own private staircase so you can be well and truly hidden away.

Modern European
Max Dining 14
Townsend Restaurant

Townsend Restaurant

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Aldgate, London, E1 7QX

Townsend, set inside the stunning Whitechapel Gallery, is pretty inviting as is, but the private dining room takes it to the next level with large glass doors that look onto the atrium of the museum. Finished off with dim lighting and wood panelled walls, this is a cosy one to settle into over a delicious meal with friends.

British
Max Dining 32
The Carriage & Lounge, 1st Floor at Great Northern Hotel

The Carriage & Lounge, 1st Floor at Great Northern Hotel

Pancras Road, King's Cross, London, N1C 4TB

If you’re looking to dine somewhere with a bit of history, the Great Northern Hotel is the perfect place to start. It’s taken residence at the same spot since 1845 and despite some refurbishments still has plenty of character and charm.

British
French
Max Dining 60
Pan Pacific London

Pan Pacific London

80 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London, EC3A 7AB

Pan Pacific is synonymous with luxury, and its flagship restaurant Straits Kitchen has two private dining rooms that are perfect for groups of 10. Come for classy, modern Singaporean all-day dining and cocktails.

Singaporean
Max Dining 14
Arthur Hooper

Arthur Hooper's

8 Stoney Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 9AA

Named after a greengrocer who originally owned the site, Arthur Hooper’s sits in the heart of bustling Borough Market, and serves easy-going Mediterranean small plates alongside a brilliant wine selection. Upstairs you’ll find the 12-seater Fruit & Veg Room, with enormous windows overlooking the market.

Modern European
Mediterranean
Brasserie
Wine Bars
Max Dining 20
Mosimann

Mosimann's

11B W Halkin St, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8JL

Historic and acclaimed Mosimann’s is overflowing with gorgeous private dining rooms, but the chrome-accented 12-seater Lalique is one of our favourites. Or ask about the Windsor Room, which features a collection of Royal memorabilia.

British
Max Dining 110
Angler

Angler

South Place Hotel, Moorgate, London, EC2M 2AF

We love a private dining room with views, and at Angler you get some serious bang for your buck. Not only are you looking out onto iconic London landmarks like the Gherkin and Tower 42, but you can have a sneak peak at the incredible chefs at work too through the window into the kitchen.

Fish
Max Dining 200
Roast

Roast

Floral Hall, London Bridge , London, SE1 1TL

Roast is ideally located in Borough Market, one of London’s bustling food hubs with as much history as it has spots to stop for a pre dinner cocktail. Whilst you can of course tuck into a traditional roast dinner here, there’s also plenty more on the menu from pan roasted cod to beef tartare.

Central European
Max Dining 10
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

49-50 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JJ

This famously characterful boutique hotel in Clerkenwell has a couple of private dining rooms, but the 12-seater Dining Room is perfect for smaller groups. Crimson walls and atmospheric lighting really brings a feeling of opulence and theatre to dinner here.

Modern European
British
Bars
Afternoon tea
Wine Bars
Max Dining 36
Farzi Cafe

Farzi Cafe

8 Haymarket, St James's, London, SW1Y 4BP

Farzi Café is well-known for avant-garde cooking and tableside theatrics, so the private dining room is perfect for an occasion with a bit of fun. You’ll fit 10 people max into the ground floor room, and you won’t find Farzi Cafe’s unique food anywhere else.

Indian
Halal
Wine Bars
Max Dining 80
Ochre

Ochre

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N5DN

Few private dining rooms boast quite the same grandeur and location as Ochre, which has you dining on modern European small plates in the iconic National Gallery. The room itself is a cosy 16-seater, with unmatched views of St Martin-in-the-Fields and Nelson’s Column.

Modern European
British
Afternoon tea
International
Fusion
Max Dining 150
Akoya

Akoya

253a Portobello Road , Notting Hill, London, W11 1LR

Think pink when you book a private dining room at Akoya, because this picture perfect private dining room is decked out in our favourite hue. From suede pink sofas, to matching napkins and plenty of marble table tops in between.

Lebanese
Max Dining 22
The Railway Pub Putney

The Railway Pub Putney

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

The Railway Pub in Putney is a traditional boozer that’s been brought back to life by the latest owners, from its sophisticated decor to the impressive food and drinks menu. The Snug room makes for an ideal space for intimate dinner parties with your nearest and dearest.

Pubs
Pizza
British
Max Dining 128
Inca London

Inca London

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

Colourful Latin-American restaurant Inca London is famous for colourful food and entertainment. The private dining room provides on both fronts, as it packs a club-ready Funktion One sound system, DJ booth and private bar.

Peruvian
South American
Brazilian
Max Dining 16
La Terrazza at Hotel Xenia

La Terrazza at Hotel Xenia

160 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London, SW5 0TL

A relaxed atmosphere and elegant food makes La Terrazza a popular private dining spot, and smaller groups have a choice of two very different rooms: the chic Bohemia room; or the Living Wall Bar - an intimate cigar and whisky bar perfect for drinks parties with snacks.

Italian
Max Dining 33
The Stafford London

The Stafford London

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

The Stafford is the place if you’re looking for timeless charm. The hotel’s Argyll Room is perfect for cosy groups of 10, offering a magnificent old room, flooded with daylight and featuring original wood-panelling and a marble fireplace, as well as outstanding classic cooking.

British
Max Dining 44
St James

St James's Hotel & Club

7-8 Park Place, St. James's, London, SW1A 1LS

St James’s Hotel specialises in cosy private dining rooms, but groups of 10 should head for the Library, where they can dine on William Drabble’s brilliant, precise cooking around a long, antique banqueting table. The shelves are lined with an intriguing collection of old books as well, if you fancy dipping into a few.

French
Max Dining 35
Corrigan

Corrigan's Mayfair

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH

Corrigan’s is beloved for outstanding cooking and a collection of characterful private dining rooms, so you really can’t go wrong here. Head to the stylish 14-seater chef’s table or gorgeous semi-private Poet’s Corner and enjoy some of the best modern British cooking in London.

British
Irish
Max Dining 24
L

L'oscar London

2-6 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4AA

As far as private dining rooms go, L’Oscar is a pretty special one. Wood panelled walls, velvet furnishings and peacock paintings add to the luxe feel of this place, with various sizes available meaning there’s an option for every occasion.

Mediterranean
British
Afternoon tea
Hotel Bars
Max Dining 80
Shangri-La The Shard, London

Shangri-La The Shard, London

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

If you want a room with jaw-dropping views, you really can’t go wrong with the Yi room at Shangri-La The Shard. Yi overlooks the Thames through floor-to-ceiling windows from The Shard’s eastern edge, with capacity for 12 very lucky guests.

Chinese
British
Afternoon tea
Max Dining 100
The Five Fields - The Rocque Room

The Five Fields - The Rocque Room

8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, London, SW3 2SP

Located upstairs, above the charming streets of Chelsea, The Roque Room is a sophisticated space for up to 10 guests, decorated with warm tones and a large oval table. There’s also an adjoining lounge for those who wish to relax with a drink before or after your meal.

British
Max Dining 10
Launceston Place

Launceston Place

1a Launceston Place, Kensington, London, W8 5RL

This beautiful Kensington townhouse is home to a pair of lovely private dining rooms, as well as precise, modern European cooking courtesy of exec chef Ben Murphy and team. 

Modern European
Max Dining 50
Pizarro

Pizarro

194 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TQ

Pizarro is namesake Jose's smarter establishment in Bermondsey (head to Jose for more of a bustling tapas vibe). The tiled and wood-panelled dining room is utterly charming, not to mention, this is one of the best Spanish restaurants in the capital. 

Spanish
Max Dining 10
Orrery

Orrery

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

One of London's old-school restaurants with a long-standing reputation, Orrery combines classic modern European cooking with a bit of panache and charming service to boot.

French
Max Dining 100
No3

No3

3 Nightingale Lane, Clapham, London, SW4 9AH

This stylish do-it-all Clapham bistro is an extremely popular private venue for dinners and celebrations - those hosting an intimate gathering should book the 14-capacity private dining room on the ground floor.

British
International
Max Dining 14
100 Wardour Street

100 Wardour Street

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

If you’re looking for somewhere that boasts delicious food but also brings a proper party atmosphere, 100 Wardour Street is a no brainer. There’s two private dining rooms you can hire exclusively, as well as some semi private options for those who still want to be a little connected to the main restaurant.

Modern European
Max Dining 250
Cinnamon Kitchen City

Cinnamon Kitchen City

9 Devonshire Square, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4YL

Cinnamon Kitchen City breathes new life into this old Devonshire Square warehouse, bringing Vivek Singh’s time-honoured cooking to the fore. The private dining room is stylish, and features a cinema screen-sized window into the kitchen so you can see all the drama of a busy service.

Vegetarian
Vegan
Bars
Afternoon tea
International
Indian
Halal
Max Dining 250
Aqua Nueva

Aqua Nueva

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

Aqua Nueva has it all - sleek interiors, views looking out onto London’s skyline, and an outdoor terrace for the warmer months. It’s a no-brainer for those looking to impress their guests with the ultimate backdrop to their meal.

Tapas
Spanish
Bars
International
Max Dining 30
Hawksmoor Borough

Hawksmoor Borough

16 Winchester Walk, London Bridge, London, SE1 9AQ

We love Hawksmoor's grand interiors and the Borough location has some of the group's best design touches. Plus, Hawksmoor always delivers on the food and drink front too, with steaks cooked to perfection and some of the classiest cocktails in the business.

Steak
British
Max Dining 18
Ginza St. James

Ginza St. James's

Ginza St James , Mayfair, London, SW1Y 6AL

Ginza is a sleek, sophisticated Japanese restaurant between Mayfair and St James’s - perfect for occasions where you want to impress. Nab the largest of the private dining rooms, which has room for 12, but for smaller occasions the six-seater teppanyaki counter is great fun.

Sushi
Japanese
Afternoon tea
Halal
Max Dining 12

We hope you found one of these small private dining rooms in London suitable for your group of 10. However, if your small event or special occasion needs something a bit different to an ordinary restaurant dining room, you should have a look at our list of unique private dining rooms in London. Or if you want to go the extra mile and really wow your guests then check out all the best private dining rooms with views of London; splash out on a view of the city's skyline and treat yourself to an unforgettable, intimate and celebratory evening.

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