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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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