We’ve tracked down some of the best private rooms for cool cats in and around Soho

1. 27 Restaurant & Bar, W1J

27 Restaurant and Bar Crown Aspinalls mayfair west end london venues table

Capacity 20 
USP British produce for an international cuisine  

Better than the no-hiring fee for the private dining room here is the large team of specialised chefs. They use British produce to deliver modern European, Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine late into the night. 

2. Hakkasan Mayfair, W1J

Hakkasan Private dining Mayfair

Capacity 16
USP Michelin-starred modern Cantonese cuisine

Putting on the style is second nature to this scintillating, seductive and downright intoxicating branch of the global Hakkasan chain – play it cool in the sleek ground-floor dining room. Hiring this space requires a pre-agreed minimum spend, which you will manage to reach in no-time.

3. The Cinnamon Club, SW1

Cinnamon Club - gallery room

Capacity 24, 32, 60
USP Some of the best Indian food in town

This is modern Indian dining at its best - expect everything from tandoori octopus with fennel salad to fenugreek-infused roast cod with curry leaf and lime crumble. The duck-egg blue PDR is in the old Westminster Library, so there's lots of atmosphere. The colourful flowers make it pretty, too.

4. Bocconcino, W1J

Bocconcino

Capacity 100
USP Italian food with charm

The bold and hi-spec interior design of this place (the patterned ceiling in the private dining room is mesmerising) makes this Mayfair restaurant a proper classy spot. But it’s the way the kitchen staff bustle around the pizza oven and that add the real charm.


Bao Fitzrovia - venue hire

Capacity 10, 20
USP Insta-famous Taiwanese buns without the wait

Groups won’t have to queue at the second offering from the bun-steaming sensation. The downstairs space is where to catch the action in the kitchen over your confit pork.


Aqua Kyoto - venue hire

Capacity 10, 14, 28
USP Contemporary Spanish or Japanese – take your pick

Spread over 1,600sq m of event space, the venue’s two restaurants – Aqua Kyoto and Aqua Nueva –  both have impressive private dining rooms for small groups. Don’t forget to check out the terrace which looks down onto Oxford Street.

Need somewhere closer to the City? We’ve got that covered too.