Best Venues with Private Dining Rooms In Brighton
One of the UK’s new culinary mecca’s, the area around Brighton and Hove has a multitude of fabulously quirky and original restaurants, serving deliciously unique food. So whether you fancy holding a party with a view of the sea and that famous pier, or in a quaint little place tucked away in the Lanes, we’ve got them all.. Check these places out..
Drakes of Brighton
This 4 star luxury boutique hotel on the Brighton seafront offers an intimate private room for 12 guests or main dining room for 40 – and even 20 contemporary-designed rooms for guests. Drinks or canapé receptions can also be held in the Cocktail bar. Menus are tailored to each event, food and wine pairings can be arranged and they also offer a variety of special menus – such as the 2 course lunch menu and 3 course set menu. The private dining room also features a 42″ screen, conference phone, flipcharts and free wifi, making breakfast meetings very popular, in addition to lunches and dinner for both corporate and leisure events.
Top tip – it’s really popular for wedding receptions as Drakes is licensed to hold the ceremony at the hotel & package rates are available on request.
Hotel du Vin
Just moments from the promenade, this Hotel du Vin is in the heart of Brighton’s famous Lanes and offers five different private dining rooms with capacities ranging from 10 at The Captain’s Table to 120 for a standing reception in the Dome Ballroom (84 seated). This eccentric gothic and mock Tudor building also offers the bistro, wine bar, outside courtyard and 49 bedrooms as well as its private rooms.
The Coal Shed
Modern British steak and seafood
In Brighton’s North Lanes, this meat lover’s paradise offers The Chef’s Library for up to 14 guests above the main restaurant. Candle-lit, with rich blue walls, deep velvet curtains and lots of cook books, it’s ideal for business meals as well as special occasions and celebrations. Set menus showcasing their Josper-grilled steak and seafood are available and it’s also possible to create bespoke feasting menus with sharing platters or multi-course tasting menus paired with drinks. Available for lunch and dinner, there’s no room hire but a minimum spend applies dependent on time and day of event (£850 – £2,000). The main restaurant can also be hired exclusively for up to 44 guests.
The Salt Room
Fish & Steak
Located on the mezzanine level with floor to ceiling windows and fabulous views of Brighton seafront, the private dining room can host up to 14 on one long table or 16 on two tables. There’s the option of closing the curtains for privacy or opening to enjoy the main restaurant’s ambience. Menus change seasonally and parties can choose from three course set menus with individual choices, or a feasting menu with sharing platters for the table. A variable minimum spend applies from £850 – £1,500 for dinner, dependent on the day of event.
Small seasonal plates
This gem from the 2017 Great British Menu main course winner, Michael Bremner, has already won a clutch of local awards as well as voted best restaurant in Brighton & Hove (2017) and achieved a Michelin bib gourmand. The 20-seater restaurant is available for exclusive hire, with 10 guests at the pass and 10 in the restaurant, they suggest swapping half way through so all guests get ‘the kitchen experience’. Spend per head is estimated at £100-£200 including room hire, drinks and menu which are tailored to each event. There’s a variable minimum spend and a 50% deposit is required. Booking is recommended 3 months in advance.
The Set Restaurant
Seasonal modern British
With sea views and an industrial meets eclectic shabby chic décor, The Set can be hired exclusively for up to 20 guests, with drinks enjoyed in the Six Bar beforehand. Popular for celebrations, friends and leaving parties set menus showcasing seasonal British ingredients range from £40 – £45 a head, with optional drinks matching an additional £32. Deposit of £40 per person is needed to secure the booking which can be taken off the bill or refunded as required.
Another proposition for exclusive hire, Etch can be booked out for groups of up to 38 guests or, for smaller groups, host parties of up to 8 in their private dining room. Previously a bank, Etch has an open kitchen and bar, contemporary look and is now run by MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards. It boasts a Michelin plate, a 5 from the Good Food Guide and 2AA Rosettes. Guests are offered a choice of 7 or 9 course monthly changing menus with dishes that are ingredient led and locally sourced. Open from Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, there’s a minimum spend and a minimum of 12 guests.
The Gingerman can be hired out exclusively for up to 40 guests and is a great mix of causal yet fine dining. Boasting 2 AA rosettes and listings in the Good Food Guide and Michelin, it often hosts party conference dinners as well as wedding receptions, birthdays, graduation and retirement events. Prices are based on parties of 32 guests and cover room hire, canapés, bread and a three course set meal although there is flexibility for bespoke menus on request. Drinks and service are additional. For lunch Tuesday to Sunday the cost is £1,200, while Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is a minimum spend of £2,400. A 10% deposit is needed to secure the booking and payment of food is required two weeks prior to the event. Beverages and service charge are settled on the day.
The Gingerman’s sibling boasts a restaurant, bar and rooms and a private dining room in its Orangery that can host parties from 12 to 30 people seated. Guests are given a choice menu on the night of 3 starters, 4 mains and 3 desserts all for £35 per person. The restaurant can also add wine pairings on request. The Orangery also has a stunning outside patio, for pre or post drinks, and is often used for baby showers, celebrations, christening and wedding receptions as well as parties. There’s no minimum spend or room hire, just a minimum number (12) and a £10 per head deposit that’s taken off the final bill.