Private dining rooms with stunning views of London

Explore some of London's best private dining rooms with the most incredible views

Updated on 29 March 2018

London has a whole host of amazing private dining rooms – none more spectacular than those which with enticing views of the capital. If you want to splash out on a riverside view or live it up with a sky-high panorama, we’ve sorted the view-tastic wheat from the chaff at these 10 private-dining destinations where what’s going on outside the room is just as impressive as the experience inside.

Aqua Shard

1. Aqua Shard

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

With views of Thames-side landmarks and beyond from its slanted floor-to-ceiling windows inside The Shard, this glass-encased private room is a showstopper. On the day, guests can choose from a bespoke à la carte private-dining menu that reflects the main restaurant’s seasonal ethos and use of British ingredients.

British
Max Dining 30
Galvin at Windows

2. Galvin at Windows

22 Park Lane, St. James's, London, W1K 1BE

If you want to mainline that ritzy feeling of really living it up, head 28 floors skywards to Chris Galvin’s flagship restaurant. This semi-private space is raised and set apart from the main dining room, all the better to enjoy the spectacular views over Hyde Park and the capital’s pricier postcodes.

French
Max Dining 150
City Social

3. City Social

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

With its dark-wood aesthetic, marble tables and chic flower arrangements, City Social’s private dining room means business. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no place for pleasure here: the windows stretching the length of the room offer terrific views of the City. Take time to appreciate them, perhaps with a cocktail from the excellent list.

Modern European
Max Dining 30
Duck & Waffle

4. Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

Wherever you sit in this oblong private space, you’re guaranteed a breath-taking view of London thanks to the room’s carefully placed mirrors. The endless view stretches at least to the outskirts of the capital; chef Tom Censi’s inspired international comfort-food dishes compete ably for your attention.

International
Max Dining 18
SUSHISAMBA City

5. SUSHISAMBA City

110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

Just one floor below Duck & Waffle, Sushisamba’s glitzy private dining offering is best experienced at night, when the lights of the capital twinkle far below you and the lively atmosphere from the adjacent bar permeates the space. Tuck into set sharing menus – and cocktails – that showcase Sushisamba’s Brazilian-Japanese fusion cuisine.

South American
Japanese
Max Dining 40
Trafalgar St. James

6. Trafalgar St. James

2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS

Of all the options here, it is the south-facing Rooftop, with its picture-perfect views across Trafalgar Square, which is the most desirable. Asian style bites and great cocktails add to the charm.

 

International
Max Dining 80
Searcys at the Gherkin

7. Searcys at the Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

Epic panoramic views of London from this Norman Foster-designed skyscraper are just the start of this Searcy’s experience, where beautifully selected wines are matched by precise, contemporary cooking.

 

Max Dining 140
Hutong at The Shard

8. Hutong at The Shard

Level 33,The Shard, Southwark, London, SE1 9RY

A pair of rooms, seating up to 16 or 24, are fantastic options for private dining. Both offer quiet elegance counterpointed with spectacular floor-to-ceiling views of St Paul’s Cathedral and beyond.

 

Chinese
Max Dining 26

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