The Best Private Dining Rooms At Venues In Shoreditch For Business Lunches & Dinners
Shoreditch is still without a doubt, one of the trendiest areas in London and its restaurants are a large contributing factor to this prestigious label.
Looking for a private room to hold an event in in this creative mecca – then look no further – here are our top tips… watch out they’re meaty!
With meat supplied by acclaimed butchers The Ginger Pig, The Jones Family Project is a hop and a skip from the tech start ups on Old Street and ideal for nipping out for an indulgent quick lunch or indulgent long lunch – and of course some rather boozy dinners!
With cosy booths for four and six, there are also two private rooms for 40 in the Green Room or 60 in the Orange Room (100 combined) as well as two bars.
With booking options deliberately designed to be flexible for PAs, groups of under 10 can choose from a la carte, while larger parties can either pre-order dishes either or as a family style sharing lunch thereby avoiding the need to collect and chase responses! There’s also an extensive wine list with over 100 wines ranging from £19.50 to £195 and over 30 offered by the glass and carafe.
Top tip – there’s always the option to move upstairs to the bar after your meal!
Menus start at £37.50, there’s also a Meat Feast at £55 per person featuring top quality cuts of pork and steak.
Since it opened we’ve loved Tramshed and its dream team of food by Mark Hix and décor by Damien Hirst. It’s simple and delicious chicken and steak options are perfect for parties and groups. It’s private dining options are fabulous for both lunch and dinner events with the circular banquette booths providing ideal space for smaller business gatherings of up to 8, and the raised rear mezzanine providing a wonderful viewing post for larger events of up to 40 or 50 standing.
And there’s also the exclusive Mark Hix Library for discrete parties for just 12 with its own kitchen bar and lounge area – a true ‘best kept secret’ – and the Gallery, which makes a great spot for canapes receptions or more formal lunches and dinners for 60 or 100 standing.
Menus start at £50 per person
It doesn’t get cooler than McQueen. This fabulously spacious venue – inspired by the iconic Steve McQueen, has three areas that can be used for private events. The Lounge Bar, The Grill Restaurant seat 100 and 60 respectively (220 and 100 standing), while The Club can host parties of up to 280. All are served by the elegant American Grill-cooking style featuring a wide range of international flavours. And don’t forget the fabulous cocktails – a must to kick off any lunch..
Menus start at £45 per person
The Storeroom at The Merchant’s Tavern is an ideal venue to hold a private lunch or dinner. Within the basement of the Victorian warehouse and former apothecary, but with plenty of natural daylight, the private dining room’s exposed brick décor, vintage turntable and records epitomises everything about Shoreditch-chic. With room for 22 guests seated or 35 for standing receptions, it’s a great space for presentations and meetings as well as business lunches and corporate dinners.. Menus include working lunches, feasting 3 and 4 course sharing options as well as classic 3 course dinners from £40 per person.
Menus start at £35 per person for 3 courses.
It couldn’t be a Shoreditch dining roundup without listing a fabulous converted East End boozer and The Owl & the Pussycat nails this genre. Its Jago private dining room above the main pub serves modern British gastro-pub style grub for up to 60 and our top tip is Sunday lunch, which is a real treat!
Menus start at £35 per person.
For a young fun crowd with comfort food and fab tunes, check out the NYC-inspired, irreverently eclectic Dirty Bones. Situated in a fabulously light, bright and uber-cool Grade II listed heritage building, it’s the perfect place to feast on their sticky ribs, fried chicken, mac n’ cheese, fries and more. The private room seats up to 70, so is ideal for parties and larger business lunches and buzzy dinners with a sense of fun, and frolics.
Menus from £28 per person.