It's no secret that when it comes to London restaurants, we're spoilt for choice - a city that is full to brim with incredible restaurants serving the very best foods from all over the planet. But when it comes to finding the perfect private dining room for an event, things get a little trickier...

Will there be something on the set menu that everyone will like? Will the atmosphere away from the restaurant be good? Will the service be great or will we be left to our own devices?


It's always difficult to find the perfect spot, but here's hoping our list of the best private dining rooms can help with the search!


 

The Pelican, Notting Hill


The Pelican is the newest arrival to Notting Hill's pub scene, but this new kid on the block is making waves. They have created a pub with superb interiors,

exquisite bar snacks, and a quite spectacular events room.


 

The Carpenters Arms, Hammersmith


The Carpenters Arms is a Tat favourite, it has a splendid garden, fabulous food and now it has this marvellous private dining room, 'Bring your friends - leave the washing up', we can't wait to do just that!



 

Brunswick House, Vauxhall


Set inside a Georgian Mansion in Vauxhall, with architectural brand LASSCO as its neighbour, Brunswick House offers many beautifully curated private dining rooms and outdoor areas.


You can try before you buy, as, alongside its private rooms, Brunswick House also has a restaurant, café bar and garden.


 

FARE by Michael Sager, Farringdon


Boasting its own bar area and wine cellar, The Dining Room at FARE can host up to 70 people seated or 100 people standing.


If you're looking for something smaller, The Bar at FARE is semi-private and can hold 20 people standing or 16 seated, making it a great spot for masterclasses or drinks parties.



 

The Wolseley, Mayfair


Get a group together and dine at the beautiful Wolseley restaurant in Mayfair. Designed in the iconic Wolseley black, the private dining room seats up to 15 guests.



 

London Shell Co, Paddington


If you're looking for a unique dining experience, then check out the London Shell Co, hosting private dining on their boat, The Prince Regent.


With a £600 flat fee for the hire plus £65 per guest, this is one for a special occasion.


 

The Drapers Arms, Islington


Situated in Islington and with the ability to host up to 50 guests, The Drapers Arms dining room is available for hire for private events from £36 per person for their feasting menu.


 

Hutong


One of the great Chinese restaurants in London and its home just so happens to be the iconic Shard. Not only will it give your guests something to gaze at, but it also offers no end to talking points. It really is the whole package.



 

Luca, Clerkenwell


In the heart of Clarkenwell, dine al fresco on the private and leafy terrace at Luca, surrounded by potted olive trees and climbing jasmine.

Whether you bathe in the lunchtime sunshine or warm up beside the open fire in the evening, Luca is available for any occasion up to 18 guests.



 

The Pig & Butcher, Islington


Offering feasting menus served on vintage platters and complete with a wood-burning stove and Aga oven, The Pig & Butcher describes their private dining room as their 'own farmhouse kitchen in the heart of Islington'.


With no charge for the room and seating 16-24 guests comfortably, the cosy, countryside atmosphere of The Pig & Butcher looks like a good option for a special occasion! Minimum spend applies.


 

Quo Vadis, Soho


Restaurant and private members club, Quo Vadis is situated in the heart of Soho. You'll have a choice of three distinctively designed private dining rooms and feasting menus of pies, salads and many other options.



 

The Hero of Maida, Maida Vale


With three different rooms available to hire, The Hero of Maida can host anything from 10 to 60 people seated for dining.


The Hero of Maida is a traditional Victorian pub, situated between Warwick Avenue and Little Venice.



 

The Camberwell Arms, Camberwell


Having transformed one of the pub's grand rooms into light-filled and elegant private dining room complete with a private bar, The Camberwell Arms is available to hire for any occasion.


Accommodating parties of up to 50 for their bespoke feasting menus in a stylish and relaxed setting.



 

The Cow, Westbourne Park


Greeted with champagne and canapés on arrival, The Cow offers private dining guests a characterful environment full of artworks by English artists.


With a menu offering the likes of Portland crab, breast of duck and blackcurrant poached pear, eating heartily sounds like an easy task at The Cow! A hire charge and minimum spend apply.





 

The Surprise, Chelsea


Designed with rich colours and plush, cosy seating by interior designer Isabella Worsley, the Hamilton Room is the private dining room at The Surprise in Chelsea. The cosy dining room accommodates up to 30 people seated and 45 people standing.



 

Brat, Shoreditch


Dine at Brat and experience their seasonal menus offering a variety of serving platters throughout your meal.


Brat at Climpson's Arch caters for up to 80 guests for a sit-down meal. A private hire fee of £2,000 applies plus a minimum spend.



 

Daphne's, Chelsea


Nestled among the boutiques of Brompton Cross in Chelsea, Daphne’s offers effortless charm for those visiting. Daphne’s conservatory, the elegant garden-inspired private dining room seats up to 32 for a sit-down meal.


Serving seasonal menus and with the opportunity to create a bespoke menu with your choice of starter, main and pudding from the set menus.



 

The Albion, Islington


Interior designer and local resident Bettina Schmid designed the former office space in keeping with the pub’s Georgian charm. With one elegant long table that can seat from 16 to 22 guests.



 

The Quality Chophouse, Farringdon


Having celebrated its 150 years in 2019, The Quality Chophouse offers a range of steaks and chops as part of its a la carte menu.


The private dining room seats 6 to 14 guests and a designated waiter will look after you throughout the duration of your visit.



 

Andrew Edmunds, Soho


Founded in 1985, Andrew Edmunds is a Soho restaurant that prides itself on its local suppliers and famous wine list.


Their private dining room is available on Saturdays and Sundays for small groups or parties of up to 20 seated. There is no hire fee but the restaurant would discuss a minimum spend.


 

Union Club, Soho


The Union Club is a private members club and event space in a beautiful listed Georgian townhouse, originally built in 1736, in the heart of Soho.


You'll feel spoilt for choice as the Union Club has seven different rooms to choose from for your event, ranging from capacities of 6 to 150.


 

Otto's


Otto's opened in 2013, and it continues to delight. Pop art meets fine dining, and you get to hold your event there. You're not just going for the delicious food. You are going for the experience, and your guests will be thrilled!


 

The Coach, Clerkenwell


The Coach in Clerkenwell is a jack of all trades, and I would say they've done an excellent job at mastering them all. The hotel looks superb, the pub seems perfect for a pint, and the dining rooms can house parties of 10 -70.


 

The Guinea, Mayfair


If you are a fan of a pie, well you've probably already been to The Guinea but if you've let to try the delights of this place. Get ready for filling your boots and wanting a nap on the way home. No better place for a long lunch or a good party with friends.


 

The Kings Arms, Waterloo


I don't think many people could help but be charmed by Roupell Street. When I worked in that area, I used to make a diversion to walk down those streets. It made the walk to work that bit lighter and this pub made after work a lot more fun! No-frills but chic, and I know you'd have a good time here.


 

Bistrotheque, Bethnal Green


Bistrotheque is a movable feast, they can arrange any of their rooms to fit your party. They do have a large and stylish private dining-room, with space for up to 96 seated or 130 standing. If you'd prefer something a little small and en plain air, they have the loading bay which fits 24 seated.


 

The Elgin, Maida Vale


With The Elgin, you can take the upstairs room or the whole pub, it might be a bit much for thirty, but I strongly recommend the top room. It is beautiful with huge windows and lends itself to minimal decorations with maximum impact. From personal experience, I can vouch for the fantastic staff and delicious food.


 

We're always on the hunt for more so please let us know if you have a favourite!