Shoreditch has come a long way since the days of being known to locals as ‘Sewer Ditch.’ Here’s our pick of the area’s many private dining rooms

Rivington Grill Shoreditch - table

Capacity 38
Caprice Holdings’ east London outpost features a raised semi-private space that can be booked exclusively. Groups can enjoy their own private space while also getting some of the atmosphere from the main restaurant. Make sure to order the suckling pig from the feasting menu.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch Jan 2016 6

Capacity 120, 30, 20
Three cool options are available for private dining here: a real 1950s Airstream caravan, complete with leather banquettes; the semi-private Family Table; and The Private Room, which is the largest of the three, and features its own bar and DJ booth. 

Galvin La Chapelle - gallery

Capacity 16
On a mezzanine level, beneath the Grade II-listed buildings’ 30m-high vaulted ceiling is The Gallery. Sixteen diners can be accommodated in the space, which benefits from views overlooking the main restaurant below. 


4. Tramshed, EC2
Capacity 12
The most visually striking of Mark Hix’s restaurants is, no doubt, Tramshed. Away from Damien Hirst’s famous ‘Cock ‘n’ Bull’ preserved in formaldehyde, the 12-seater kitchen library features a chefs table, surrounded by Mark’s own personal cookbook collection.  

Merchants Tavern - storeroom

Capacity 22, 10
Michelin-starred Angela Hartnett teamed up with Neil Borthwick to get this place up-and-running in 2013. In its cellar is the Storeroom, a light-filled space featuring exposed bricks and metalwork that feels right at home in this part of the city.

Boundary - private room

6. Boundary, E2
Capacity 35
The rooftop terrace, featuring its own grill and orangery, is the standout space at this Shoreditch hotspot, but smaller groups of diners can make the most of the restaurant’s stylish private dining room.

The Water Poet PDR OCT 2016 3

Capacity 50
The Barn is one of the larger private dining rooms in this part of London and features double doors that open out onto a garden. It’s also got its own bar and features a screen that can be used for presentations and private film screenings.