Mar 9, 2020

Best Private Dining Spaces in Birmingham

We all we know Birmingham has some of the greatest event spaces in the UK – the NEC being just one of them but the city has so much more to offer – from small dining rooms in Michelin starred restaurants, beautiful historical venues, exceptional group dining and great hotels offering a range of exciting cuisines and dining styles as well as, of course, their renowned Indian gastronomy.  Check out what the host of the Commonwealth Games in 2222 has to offer.


The Old Library

Dating back to 1866, this stunningly refurbished venue is able to host a variety of events from corporate dinners for up to 60 or personal celebrations and weddings for 150 as they have a civil wedding license, as well as room for a bar area and dance floor. The venue is extremely versatile and can also host conferences for between 25-100 delegates as well as standing receptions for up to 300. Day Delegate Rates begin at just £25 per person, while three course menus start at £29.

Hotel du Vin, Birmingham

This popular hotel group has a fantastic range of five different private dining rooms for hire from the Sassicaia, Lombard, Opus One and the Wine Cellar which can host smaller events to the stunning mirrored hall – The Belle Epoque – which can seat up to 100 guests. The Sassicaia and Opus One both open out onto a delightful courtyard. Menus start at £27.50 for three courses, and they also offer canapes, wedding breakfasts and an appealing private dining package including a glass of bubbles on arrival, three courses, and half a bottle of wine for just £45 per person.

The Ivy

On Temple Row and overlooking the city’s iconic St Philip’s Cathedral, this beautifully curated art deco restaurant spin-off from its famous London cousin offers The Archer Room for 20 – 40 guests. It’s ideal for private parties and corporate entertaining and is available for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Menus range from canapes and bowl food to three course menus. Breakfast starts at £20, two/three course set lunches at £22.95/£26.95 and dinners at £38.


This fabulous family run restaurant group offers innovative Chinese cuisine within the exquisitely decorated basement of the grade II-listed Grand Hotel. Exclusive hire is available for up to 150 guests, while the stunning white and silver private dining room can host up to 20. There’s also a semi-private large party table for 12 guests, while booths for 6 can be reserved for small gatherings. Corporate sharing lunch menus start at £35 per person, while dinners range from £45 to £75.


One of the pioneers who put the city on the culinary map, Glynn Purnell’s Michelin starred restaurant in the city centre has a private room for 12 guests as well as offering the option of exclusive hire for up to 45. Highly seasonal, three courses at lunch cost £45 (5 courses for £55), a 6 or 9 course tasting menu costs £75/£95 and there’s also ‘Brummy tapas’ at £60 per person.


Everyone knows Birmingham’s historical connections with curry – as the original home of the Balti – but the city’s Indian gastronomy is now unrecognisably sleek. Aktar Islam’s Michelin starred restaurant has gorgeously sleek interiors with a private room for 16 that’s ideal for dinners, business lunches, celebrations and special occasions. Innovative and inspiring tasting menus are offered at £65/£75 per person for 5 and 8 courses and there are also lunch menus and wine flight pairings available.


Sister restaurant to Opheem, this time the offer from Aktar Islam celebrates his passion for Argentinian cuisine and features delights from steak to seasonally inspired gems in similarly stylish surrounds. Its private room seats up to 18 guests and offers two set menus, Bronce at £35 and Plato at £50 per person.


If you want fabulous Indian street food this is a great spot. While there’s no actual private room, the whole venue can, and is often, hired exclusively for parties, dinners and wedding receptions for up to 100 guests. The menus are based on sharing ‘waves’ with set menus beginning at £19.95 per person and include starters, mains and desserts although bespoke menus can also be designed. Good to know there are vegan and kids’ menus also available.

Bodega Cantina

This fabulously buzzy and brightly coloured South American inspired restaurant offers the Sugarloaf bar for private events up to 40 seated – or 80 for a drinks reception or buffet. The room boasts its own DJ booth and is ideal for all kinds of celebrations and parties as well as being able to host business/lunch meetings for as little as £6.50 a head for tea/coffee & biccies. Cocktail masterclasses can also be arranged by prior request for £25 per person.


From their humble beginnings when this husband and wife team created a pop-up sandwich shop, grew this stunning restaurant in Waterloo Street. With a Michelin star amongst other accolades, there’s a private dining room for up to 17 guests and also a Chef’s Table within the kitchen for an exclusive 12 guests to enjoy Adam’s special Tasting Menu (£95). Weekday lunch (£39.50) and three course (£70) menus are also available.


This well-known Argentinian steakhouse offers a site in Birmingham just moments from Cathedral Square and a private room for 14 or exclusive hire for up to 100 guests. They offer a wide range of menus from feasting and sharing to brunch, signature, bowl food and canapes, giving them the ability to cater flexibly for private and corporate events.

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