London is home to hundreds of private dining spaces from the most theatrical of experiences to the finest luxury locations. At Banks Sadler, we love discovering new venues along with revisiting our favourites so we’ve put together our list of London’s best dining rooms for groups of all sizes.
A warm, club-like room seating up to 12 guests for a private dining experience at Corrigan’s, Mayfair. Luxury décor and intimate in size, guests can watch the kitchen at work through a glass window.
High-end Cantonese restaurant, HKK, hosts groups of up to 14 guests in their private dining room, seated around a rectangular Chef’s Table. Decorated in 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.
With large windows and stunning décor, the Rosewood’s Living Room is a beautiful space for a larger private dining event. Three round tables can seat up to 27 guests on the ground floor of this 5-star hotel.
Concealed by heavy, studded doors and accessed via a winding staircase and a 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 this room 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 & 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.
Stylish and intimate, the Victorian Bath House is a completely bespoke venue with capacity for 20-90 guests to enjoy a tailored menu that uses seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, inspired from Victoriana.
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.
Immediate breath-taking views will greet up to 30 guests in the refined Perrier Jouët Room, secluded and beautifully decorated with a backdrop of the city.
The private dining room at City Social is a chic, stylish setting for up to 22 guests with beautiful views of The Shard and London. The Chef’s Table combines the panoramas with a view through to the kitchen for 10 guests to enjoy a magnificent glamorous setting.
The esteemed Corinthia’s authentic Italian restaurant Massimo offers a private dining room for the utmost of elegant meals. Seating up to 20 guests, the Chef’s Table is separated from the restaurant and bar with its own state-of-the-art kitchen.
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 breath-taking neo-Adam ceiling with crystal chandeliers. Nearby the recently restored Carlos Room is a discreet space for 40 guests redesigned by Guy Oliver with a hand-carved marble chimneypiece.
The 100 Room at the Ace Hotel
On the 7th 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 to the panoramic views of London.
Surrounded by activity and kitchen theatrics, up to 10 guests can enjoy the Chef’s Table experience at Marcus Wareing’s Gilbert Scott. A 5 or 7-course menu can be paired with a tailored wine selection whilst the chefs create your dishes in front of your party.
The Michelin starred Kitchen Table is a discrete dining experience tucked away at the back of Bubbledogs on Charlotte Street. Interactive and unforgettable, Head Chef James Knappett prepares and serves a daily changing menu using the best of foraged British ingredients for up to 19 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 for up to 20 guests. Drenched in stunning scarlet with red leather chairs and a circular chandelier, space is dramatic in décor and hence named after Illya Kuryakin, the Russian Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Known for a modern seasonal menu and a contemporary art collection to match, 34 Mayfair offers a private dining room for a unique setting. Featuring specially commissioned art by the celebrated artist Tracy 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 enjoy the atmosphere of Marcus Wareing’s Michelin star menu. For a more theatrical experience, the Chef’s Table provides 10 front row seats to Chef Patrons, Mark and Shauna Froydenlund at work.
If you are looking for a private dining room for your next event, then don’t hesitate to contact one of the Banks Sadler team on +44 (0) 207 424 3333