Looking for private dining rooms in London for an important client meeting or internal company event? Our experts in venue sourcing offer their top picks from across the city.
The private dining rooms in London are an often underappreciated backbone of the business world. They’re the spaces where clients are wowed, the very best deals are made and employees are made to feel like valued members of the team, so finding the perfect dining location can make all the difference.
If you’re on the hunt for a private room to wine and dine some very important individuals, you’ve come to the right place. At Banks Sadler, we’re specialists in venue sourcing and management, with a wealth of knowledge that we’d like to share with you about the best private dining rooms in London. So whether you’re hosting a crucial business meeting or planning a Christmas party, or you have another reason for arranging intimate dinners, where should you be looking?
Self-described as “a warm, club-like room” ideal for “business or private events”, Corrigan’s in Mayfair seats up to 24 guests for an exceptional private dining experience. Luxury décor and intimate in size, guests can sit in one of the most exclusive private dining rooms in London and watch the kitchen at work through a glass window as they enjoy an excellent selection of champagne.
High-end Cantonese restaurant HKK hosts groups of up to 14 guests in its private dining room, seated around a rectangular Chef’s Table. Decorated with unique hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, it offers an elegant backdrop for private events with a direct view into the kitchen and Peking duck oven. The full restaurant is also available for exclusive hire for up to 77 seated guests.
Featuring large windows and stunning décor that screams style and sophistication, the Rosewood’s Living Room is a beautiful space for larger private dining events in London. The three round tables available can seat up to 27 guests on the ground floor of this five-star hotel, making for an elegant space guaranteed to have your guests feeling as though you’ve pulled out all the stops to show them their worth.
Concealed by heavy, studded doors and accessed via a winding staircase and spacious mahogany-panelled anteroom, the Grecian-style temple is perhaps Andaz London’s best-kept secret. This imposing Grade I listed room dates back to 1912 when it was used exclusively by Freemasons of the city. The century-old room was considered one of the grandest Masonic temples of its time, as its marble columns and splendid zodiac ceiling testify. The room suits bigger groups, seating up to 44 guests in a banquet style or between 15-22 guests on one table. As far as private dining rooms in London go, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere more unique and memorable.
Stylish and intimate, the Victorian Bath House is a bespoke venue with the capacity for 20-90 guests to enjoy a tailored menu that uses seasonal, locally sourced ingredients inspired by Victoriana. Entering this room gives you a sense of absolute luxury and promises to make your guests feel like royalty. From lavish gold finishings to beautifully presented food, Victorian Bath House should be reserved only for a very special occasion.
Sitting above the main restaurant, Berners Tavern’s private dining room is a beautiful modern space for up to 14 guests. Elegant dark furnishings and slick décor set the atmosphere for a meal by Michelin-starred Chef Jason Atherton.
Hiring out a private dining room in London is always impressive, but when that dining room is featured within a national landmark, you immediately take things to another level. Guests of the refined Perrier Jouët Room held within the world-famous Gherkin building can enjoy breathtaking views of the city, all while relaxing in this secluded and beautifully decorated space.
One of the most modern private dining rooms in London is a chic and stylish setting for small groups of up to 22 guests. While the entire restaurant is home to beautiful views of The Shard and London, we recommend you book the Chef’s Table room. Combining the panoramas of the city with a view through to the kitchen, this is a space where up to 10 guests can enjoy a magnificent and glamorous setting.
For an utterly unique private dining room in London, you cannot do much better than Kerridge’s Bar & Grill. Available for up to 16 guests, food is prepared before your eyes in a state-of-the-art kitchen sat at the end of a one-of-a-kind long table sculpted by Jolyon Oliver. Get to know your guests and have them get to know the chef as they share their culinary secrets and tailor every element of the meal to your requests. A buzzing atmosphere from start to finish, this is the perfect place for ice-breaker business meetings.
The Connaught Hotel offers a selection of rooms perfectly equipped for private dining. The Regency Room seats up to 40 guests surrounded by 18th-century art and design under a breathtaking neo-Adam ceiling with crystal chandeliers. Nearby is the recently restored Carlos Room, a discreet space for 40 guests redesigned by Guy Oliver with a hand-carved marble chimneypiece.
On the seventh floor of Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel, The 100 Room is a 600-square foot space for private dinners of up to 40 guests. With catering from the on-site restaurant Hoi Polloi, guests can enjoy exquisite menus while taking in the panoramic views of London. To finish your evening, you can hire the sky terrace across from The 100 Room, a stunning space that won’t fail to captivate your attendees and make for an unforgettable night.
Surrounded by activity and kitchen theatrics, up to 10 guests can enjoy the Chef’s Table experience at Marcus Wareing’s Gilbert Scott. This private dining room in London has guests devouring a delicious five or seven-course menu that can be paired with a hand-picked wine selection, all while the chefs create your dishes in front of your party.
The Michelin-starred Kitchen Table is a discreet dining experience tucked away at the back of Bubbledogs on Charlotte Street. Providing an interactive and unforgettable time, Head Chef James Knappett prepares and serves a daily changing menu using the best of foraged British ingredients for up to 19 guests. This is one of the more hands-on private dining rooms in London, where the experience is brought alive for your guests.
The City’s duo restaurant combining the finest steak and raw dishes has a range of exclusive rooms for private dining. Our favourites include M Den, a secret drinking space usually reserved for Invite-Only members. With a private bar and personal sound system, it is the perfect place to begin an evening for up to 18 guests. For a dinner of 36, the Underground Station is a fine choice, located in the basement with its own lobby area.
Liverpool Street’s hotel has a variety of function rooms available for private dining, but one of our favourites is the Kuryakin Room, catering for up to 20 guests. Drenched in stunning scarlet with red leather chairs and a circular chandelier, the space is dramatic in décor and so named after Illya Kuryakin, the Russian Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Known for its modern seasonal menu and a contemporary art collection to match, 34 Mayfair offers a private dining room in London with a unique setting. Featuring specially commissioned art by the celebrated artist Tracey Emin, the larger room offers space for up to 60 guests.
The Salon sits up to 16 guests in a modern dining room raised from the rest of the restaurant with views over Wilton Place, St Paul’s and Knightsbridge from floor-to-ceiling windows that drench the space in natural light. Doors can close for a secluded meal or stay open to allow your guests to enjoy the atmosphere of Marcus Wareing’s Michelin-starred menu. For a more theatrical experience, the Chef’s Table provides 10 front row seats to watch Chef Patrons Mark and Shauna Froydenlund at work.
Looking for the perfect private dining rooms in London for your next event? Don’t hesitate to contact one of the Banks Sadler team on +44 (0) 207 424 3333. Our expert venue sourcing staff can support your goals and ensure you deliver an unbeatable experience.