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

The Ivy Soho Brasserie London restaurant bar cafe The Ivy

1. The Ivy Soho Brasserie, W1F
Capacity 40 
USP A London classic with a party twist  

Just like at the original in Covent Garden, you can expect a successful blend of homely food and discreet service at the Ivy Soho Brasserie. Befitting of the W1 postcode though, there’s more of a party vibe. 

Masala Zone Soho Indian restaurant London

2. Masala Zone Soho, W1F
Capacity 22
USP Fun Indian brasserie 

Operated by the restaurant group behind Michelin-starred Veeraswamy, Masala Zone offers a more relaxed experience where modern Indian street-food steals the show. Within the main space, there’s a stylish private dining area that can be curtained off. 

Sexy Fish - private dining room

3. Sexy Fish, W1J
Capacity 48
USP Ultra high-end cool

Coral reef fish tanks are what make the private room at this celeb haven memorable. With its own bar, DJs and a licence of 1.30am, it’s the ideal one-stop-shop for a night of entertaining.

Quaglino's Giovanni Room

4. Quaglino’s, SW1
Capacity 14, 40
USP Stylish society spot with art deco touches

A multi-million pound refurb not so long ago means the 1920s favourite still looks fresh. The Prince of Wales and Giovanni private rooms look down onto the main restaurant (which can also be hired exclusively).

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.

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