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

Cinnamon kitchen PDR

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.

The Studio at Andaz - event space

USP Show kitchen
Capacity 45
Purpose built as a modern private dining space within Andaz hotel’s Victorian shell, The Studio has floor-to-ceiling windows and an open-plan kitchen. Groups can combine menus from the five in-house restaurants with cuisines spanning sushi to hearty pub fare.

The Loop Late Night London - venue hire

3. The Sterling, EC3A
USP Refined pub grub
Capacity 37, 60
The sleek and spacious Sterling occupies a prime spot at the foot of The Gherkin. Groups should book into the private space upstairs, where they can enjoy mains such as 28-day dry-aged rib-eye or pan-seared swordfish.

Eight Club Moorage Guide

USP Terraces with City views
Capacity 8, 18, 20
This private members club does a good turn in discreet events with an exclusive atmosphere. The 18-capacity private dining room comes with AV kit for meetings, while the dark-wood walls and Chesterfield sofas of the Library make for a pleasing Mad Men-style space for larger events.

Wine cellar

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.

City Social - venue hire

6. City Social, EC2N
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.

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