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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.