6 excellent restaurants for big groups

6 excellent restaurants for big groups

Updated on 11 September 2018 • Written By Tonje Odegard

6 excellent restaurants for big groups
No matter your party’s size, there’s a private dining room that’ll fit the bill. Check out some of our favourites for larger occasions with 30 guests or more

Bread Street Kitchen dining room

USP Its large capacity and cool interiors

Private dining Up to 100

In the shadow of St Paul’s, Gordon Ramsay Group’s mammoth urban brasserie is well set up for private events. The warehouse-style space – complete with high ceilings and bare-metal fixtures – offers a hipster feel, while yellow banquettes and red curtains add splashes of colour.

Cottons London Caribbean restaurant chain rum bar

USP Uplifting Caribbean food

Private dining Up to 40

If a private party in a Caribbean rum shack on the Thames is your bag, then Cottons Vauxhall is a great spot. The main restaurant can be partitioned to allow parties of up to 40 guests to dine semi-privately, while the big outdoor seating area at the front of the restaurant can be booked for exclusive dining for up to 100. 

3. Balthazar, Covent Garden 

Balthazar - private room

USP All-day brasserie dining

Private dining Up to 60

As the follow up to Keith McNally’s New York stalwart, you can expect lovely French-inspired dishes at Covent Garden’s Balthazar. The private room comes with its own bar and lounge too, and it’s even accessible by its own separate door for added privacy. 

Corrigans Mayfair - venue hire

USP Modern British that sticks to the seasons

Private dining Up to 33

The largest private dining space at Corrigan’s Mayfair is the Lindsay Room. It’s also one of our favourites –  the 42in LCD screen allows diners to keep an eye on the action in the kitchen while tucking in to food that celebrates Britain’s natural larder. 

Gaucho restaurant bar chain steak wine Argentinian

USP The cowhide-covered walls 

Private dining Up to 70 
From the awning over the stairs to the buttoned black leather within, Henry Ford’s favourite colour is much in evidence at this stygian steakhouse in the vault where the Bank of England once stored its bullion. It’s dark and it’s sexy, with shades of Addams-family gloom perked up by cowhide upholstery that adds a frivolous touch of yee-ha! to the show.  

6. The Ivy, Leicester Square

The Ivy Private Room - dining

USP Celebrating the traditional 

Private dining Up to 60

We like that the big private room here carries the same distinctive style as the celebrated restaurant downstairs. As such, there’s harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and even a baby grand piano in the corner. Seasonal menus can be created to fit your event too. 

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