Private and group dining around London

In a city full of impressive restaurants, it’s no surprise that London is home to some of the UK’s best private dining rooms. From palatial private spaces perfect for hosting lunches for 50, right through to elegant rooms ideally designed for small and intimate dinners, there will be a private dining option in London to suit you.

Mansion House
City of London

Mansion House

The Sandeman Quarter
City of London

The Sandeman Quarter

Coq D'Argent
City of London

Coq D'Argent

Puttshack Bank
City of London

Puttshack Bank

3 Henrietta Street
Covent Garden

3 Henrietta Street

Cinnamon Bazaar
Covent Garden

Cinnamon Bazaar

Benihana Covent Garden
Covent Garden

Benihana Covent Garden

Clos Maggiore
Covent Garden

Clos Maggiore

The Beaumont
Mayfair

The Beaumont

Benares
Mayfair

Benares

12 Hay Hill
Mayfair

12 Hay Hill

Glaziers Hall
London Bridge

Glaziers Hall

MBER
City of London

MBER

Roast
London Bridge

Roast

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Booking a private dining room in the Capital can come with a whole selection of extras. From floral displays to bespoke place settings and personalised menus, there are a host of extra special finishing touches that can ensure your event is unique and memorable - and many come included as part of the package. If you’ve never considered opting for a private dining room before, this is the perfect time to explore the idea.

What to consider when booking a private dining room in London

There are a few things to keep in mind when you are booking a space for a dinner, business lunch or drinks reception in a private space.

Budget

First and foremost, think about your budget, this will quickly help you to narrow our search to options that are realistic. If you are looking for something with a feeling of luxury then there are plenty of rooms to hire in the City that offer extra special finishing touches such as personalised menus, wine pairings and colour coordinated place settings. Or for smaller budgets, fixed priced set menus will help to manage your spend.

Private or semi private?

If you are holding a confidential business lunch then a fully private dining room would be perfect for you. However, for a catch up with friends or a birthday dinner with your loved ones, you may prefer a semi private space that feels your own but also has a great atmosphere.

Capacity

You don’t want to feel crammed into a small space, while at the same time you probably don’t want a vast dining table for just a handful of guests, aim for a private dining room that is a suitable size for your group.

Dietary restrictions

Nearly all restaurants can happily cater to dietary restrictions but if you have particularly high numbers looking for tailored menus or some very specific needs then discuss this with your restaurant prior to booking.

Location

Does your chosen room need to be close to a certain area? Or easily accessible by public transport? This may impact your choice of room.

Accessibility

Think about your attending guests and be mindful if there are any access requirements that need to be considered. Some restaurants will have their private dining room upstairs so if you need to consider access then don’t forget to ask about lifts and facilities.

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Frequently asked questions

We help answer the most frequently asked questions about booking a group dining space in London.

Do you pay a room hire charge?

It varies from venue to venue but the many restaurants offer their private dining with no hiring fee and instead have a minimum spend requirement.

Which private dining rooms in London are the best?

With such an eclectic pool of exquisite private dining spaces. It’s tough to narrow down! Discover the best of the best by exploring our features.

What is the difference between private and semi private spaces?

A private dining room is a room that is separate from the main dining space and is ideal for intimate dinners or for those wanting to have some privacy and a space of their own. Semi-private may be a separate area within the main restaurant and is ideal if you want something special but also enjoy the buzz of the main restaurant.

How much does private dining in London cost?

The cost per head typically can range from £40 to £200 per person, this is influenced by how much alcohol is included and how many courses you choose.

What type of places offer private dining?

Pubs, restaurants, event venues, wedding venues and even museums and art galleries can be home to private dining rooms.

How do I hire a private dining room in London?

Start by searching your chosen location using our private dining room directory and narrow your search by selecting any fixed criteria such as capacities, cuisine and dietary requirements. You can then request further information from all your favourites in just a few taps.