A selection of our favourite restaurants to host an intimate dinner near the City’s main station

USP Modern Indian
Capacity 16

The private dining room has a window which opens directly into the main kitchen, as well as AV facilities for meetings. Alternatively, the same number of guests can watch chefs conjure innovative Indian food at the Tandoor Bar and Grill.

Private dining at Devonshire Terrace

USP Very stylish interiors 
Capacity 15, 15, 15, 30

Devonshire Terrace comes complete with four different private dining rooms, each aimed with precision at its predominantly corporate clientele. In comparison with the rest of the terrace, the PDRs’ interiors are both funky and luxurious. 

3. Temper City, EC2R

Temper City Neil Rankin London restaurants

USP Its mezzanine setting
Capacity 60

For a bit of seclusion without losing the atmosphere and theatre of a restaurant experience, head to this classy curry house for your next private dinner. Feasting menus are available and you’ll have your own private bar. 

Eight Club Bank - venue hire

USP The Mad Men atmosphere and pool tables 
Capacity 24

Normally a members club, this darkly-lit business den opens up to non-members for private dinners. Distinctly masculine in its decor, this is the place for a sophisticated soirée.

5. L’Anima, EC2M


USP Elegant Italian
Capacity 7, 10, 10, 12, 15, 20

Here you’ll find some of the best Italian food in London, served in an elegant dining environment. Of the private spaces on offer, the wine cellar is most notable. Groups of up to seven can sit among some of Italy’s finest wines, while looking out to a bustling bar through the glass door.

6. City Social, EC2N

City Social - venue hire

USP Michelin-starred
Capacity 24, 10

Jason Atherton is a man you can rely on. His Michelin-starred City Social serves creative dishes with a focus on British ingredients, 24 floors above ground. For groups, choose between the private dining room or the smaller chef’s table.

7. Angler at South Palace Hotel, EC2M 


USP The views and very special treatment 
Capacity 14

With views not only of the kitchen but also of the Gherkin and the Heron Tower and terrific food, there’s a huge amount to like at Angler’s private dining room. Your group will also be singled out for special attention from the chefs and waiters alike, including being offered tours of the kitchen.

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