Discover Private Dining Rooms In London For 10 – 20 Guests
A small meeting, a friend’s get-together, an anniversary celebration or a board dinner – these are the kinds of events that this number of guests often play host to, so here’s our selection of some absolute crackers around London that are sure to deliver.
Old School Dining
Two of the oldest classic Brit-restaurants in London are still going strong because they’ve embraced their old-school heritage whilst keeping their offer fresh and appealing.
Rules’ John Betjeman and Graham Greene private rooms host 10 and 18 respectively for all manner of events from private parties, VIP dinners, birthdays and more. Both rooms are full of character and the plush red décor is symbolic of the decades of decadence that have been enjoyed within its walls.
By contrast, Wiltons’ elegantly understated deep green leather and muted colours offers the Jimmy Marks room for up to 20 guests, just off the main restaurant. A classic boardroom style table is decorated with stunning candelabras and traditional linen to match its elegant surrounds. The room also has its own private cloakroom for the ultimate in discretion.
Franco’s may be Italian in style, but its London roots are now over 60 years old. With a private dining room that seats 16, it’s a favourite for business meetings over a plentiful breakfast as well as relaxed trattoria style lunch and dinner events.
Rooms with a View
Sitting pretty on the 38th floor of The Gherkin – one of London’s best-known landmarks has a variety of different private spaces for hire, the smallest of which – The Chivas Room – seats 18. Run by renowned caterers Searcy’s, it’s ideal for providing guests with a City ‘wow’ factor, whether it’s for a business breakfast, lunch or dinner or personal celebration.
Another high flier is the Shanghai Room at Hutong – on the 33rd floor of the Shard –London’s newest iconic landmark. With space for 16 guests to admire the views, this fabulous room has an authentic Northern Chinese ambience as well as space for pre-dinner receptions.
For fine dining Chinese cuisine and much more.. Park Chinois in Mayfair has three private rooms for between 8 – 18 guests. With a dinner & dance style and a wide variety of live music playing nightly, these flamboyant and opulent dining rooms are truly unique and designed to impress whether your event is for business or pleasure.
Hotel Private Rooms
The former InterContinental Hotel – now rebranded the Conrad London St James –hosts the delightful Blue Boar restaurant with its two private dining rooms for 10 – which can be combined to host up to 20. Both stylishly hidden behind a fabulous floor-to-ceiling wine wall they are perfect for meetings, lunches and dinners and are also available for private breakfasts.
Nestled in the Langham Hotel is Roux at The Landau with its stunning vaulted wine corridor, gilded décor from top designer David Collins and Postillion Room for up to 18 guests. This stunning room is ideally located for discrete BBC (and other business-related) meetings as well as elegant lunches and dinners.
Wild Cards – Private Rooms That Are A Little Bit Different
For a restaurant takeover that doesn’t feel like a whole restaurant, more a dining room in an elegant home, Restaurant Marianne in Notting Hill is one of a kind. With a fine dining menu from Masterchef finalist and chef patron Marianne Lumb, this beautifully decorated French-chic restaurant seats just 16.
For a cheeky river view in the heart of the City, Gordon Ramsay’s Grade II listed restaurant, The Narrow, is ideally located. On the top deck, the River Room seats up to 18 and has views across Limehouse as well as an open fire for warming up winter events.