Michelin Star Restaurants In London With Private Dining Rooms
Hiring a private dining room at a top London restaurant for your event represents the height of exclusive dining sophistication. However, if you really want to impress your guests what could be more splendid than holding your group dining event at a Michelin starred London restaurant and have your guests catered for by a celebrity chef? Michelin star restaurants ooze attention to culinary refinement and presentation, providing a gastronomic experience that your guests will remember for a long time.
Benares restaurant in Mayfair has a Michelin star and is run by Atul Kochhar, the first chef to be thus acclaimed in the UK for an Indian restaurant. Generally considered to be one of the finest Indian restaurants in London, Benares has four private dining rooms. The Dover Room can seat up to thirty four guests, The Berkeley Room seats sixteen, The Wine Cellar can accommodate up to ten whilst for more exclusively intimate events Benares has a Chef’s Table where six lucky dining guests may experience the theatre of the chefs cooking their meal through a glass observation wall. For more information on private dining at Benares, click here
Chef Alexis Gauthier opened Gauthier Soho on the former site of Richard Corrigan’s Lindsay House to great acclaim in 2010, winning a Michelin star within a year of opening. This sublime Soho restaurant has five private dining rooms. The Games Room seats up to forty dining guests, Le Petit Salon up to twenty six, The Games Room can seat up to eighteen with The Hidden Room seating twelve. For smaller occasions The Chef’s Room seats four guests. For more information on private dining at Gauthier Soho, click here
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Hélène Darroze has been at The Connaught since 2008 during which time she has been awarded two Michelin stars for her restaurant’s gastronomic distinction. With the focus on modern French cuisine and luxurious dining, this popular Mayfair establishment is a magnet for discerning diners seeking the very best in gourmet excellence. The restaurant has two private dining rooms with the larger Carlos Room seating up to twenty and the Sommelier’s Table accommodating up to eight guests. For more information on private dining at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, click here
Claude Bosi opened the original Hibiscus restaurant in Ludlow In 2000 where he won two Michelin stars within four years. Hibiscus relocated to Mayfair in 2007 and has retained its reputation for cuisine of the highest order with the restaurant retaining its two Michelin stars. Hibiscus has a private dining room seating up to eighteen with this space also being available to hire for canapé events of up to 30 standing guests. For more information on private dining at Hibiscus, click here
The River Cafe
Hammersmith’s legendary River Cafe has been a landmark West London gastronomic institution since its opening in 1987 by Ruth Rogers and the late Rose Gray. Consistently ranked as one of the finest restaurants in the UK, The River Cafe is known for the high quality of its Italian inspired cuisine as well as being the kitchen where a number of acclaimed chefs learned their craft with Jamie Oliver, The Dock Kitchen‘s Steve Parle and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall being amongst the ranks of the restaurant’s alumni. Michelin star acclaimed Head Chef Joseph Trivelli continues the restaurant’s tradition for top-end culinary refinement. The River Cafe’s private dining room seats up to eighteen. For more information on private dining at The River Cafe, click here
Since its opening in 2002 Sketch restaurant in Mayfair has delighted its dining guests with its uniquely eclectic decor and cuisine of the highest order. The brainchild of acclaimed Parisian restaurateur Mourad Mazouz and serial Michelin award winning chef Pierre Gagnaire, Sketch holds two coveted Michelin stars and provides its guests with an unforgettable dining experience. With executive chefs Jean Denis Le Bras and Roel Lintermans behind the scenes providing the gastronomic perfection, Sketch has a variety of private dining spaces including The Glade and The Library semi-private dining rooms that respectively seat fifteen and ten guests, The Lecture Room and Library Restaurant seating up to fifty and the The Gallery & East Bar which is perfect for larger group dining events, being able to seat up to one hundred and twenty private dining guests. For more information on private dining at Sketch, click here
Tom Aikens Restaurant
Tom Aikens opened his eponymously named Chelsea restaurant in 2003 at the tender age of twenty three. Having cut his teeth at The Capital Hotel and Pied à Terre where he earned his first Michelin star he went on to replicate this distinction at his own restaurant within a year of its opening. The restaurant specialises in innovative Modern European cuisine and has a private dining room seating between six to twelve guests. For more information on private dining at Tom Aikens Restaurant, click here
The Square is an iconic two Michelin starred restaurant in the heart of Mayfair. The flagship restaurant of chef patron Phil Howard, it is used in equal measure by local businesses as for social dinners and celebrations. The restaurant prides itself on serving food and dishes people really want to eat, so the menu, whilst providing top end gastronomic treats, remains classically rooted. Its private room continues the Square’s stylish understated elegance and luxury, seating up to 8 or 18 standing, it’s ideal for intimate dinners and lunches, especially for those who want a certain level of anonymity, as the private room’s entrance is to the side of the main restaurant.
The Halkin hotel’s restaurant, Ametsa’s claim to fame is not only that it’s part of the super-luxury Como hotel group but that it is now under the culinary direction of legendary chef Elena Arzak, who has changed the restaurant and private room from an Oriental style (formerly Nahm) to Spanish Basque cooking – and earned a Michelin star in the process. Ametsa’s private room is understated with clean lines and can seat up to 24 or 40 standing. The white and terracotta – coloured décor (from spices hanging in test tubes no less) and stunning views onto lush private gardens, all give the room a decidedly Modern Mediterranean feel – a blank canvas that works well for both celebrations and corporate events. Group set menus start at £80 and don’t forget to ask about the Sangria – a favourite of local Belgravia residents and house speciality.
The latest restaurant from top international Chinese fine dining restaurateurs, Hakkasan, HKK’s private dining room seats up to 14 guests on a rectangular shaped Chef’s table with direct views into the kitchen and Peking duck oven. Dinner guests can enjoy more privacy with hand painted Chinese sliding doors adding to the atmosphere. Michelin star cuisine comes from Hakkasan’s first and original Michelin-starred head chef Tong Chee Hwee in the traditional Chinese banqueting style. There are a range of set and tasting menus available as well as bespoke menus upon request.
Gordon Ramsay’s Maze restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in his Michelin-studded culinary stable. With two types of offer within its many private rooms, there’s a Michelin-starred side as well as a more informal grill option ensuring guests can enjoy some of the capital’s finest dining or best steaks and grills. On the Michelin-starred side, Maze View is a subtly feminine room for up to 12 guests with views of the main kitchen, while the Grey Goose Vodka-inspired Kitchen Table opposite the pass allows up to seven guests to really feel the buzz of the kitchen at first hand and enjoy a bespoke eight course tasting menu (£120pp). Away from the main restaurant three further private rooms The Dalby, Hampton and Somerton Rooms can enjoy bespoke menus for up to 40 guests.
Following in the footsteps of Eric Chavot amongst others, Outlaw’s at the Capital carries on the hotel’s tradition for two Michelin starred dining. Set within the sumptuously elegant Knightsbridge hotel that frequently hosts royalty amongst other A-listers, the restaurant has two private areas ideal for elegant dinners as much as business lunches: the Eton Suite and the Cadogan Suite for up to 24 guests. Cornish food champion and chef-patron, Nathan Outlaw’s menus are renowned for showcasing his impeccably sourced simple yet stunning seafood-based cuisine.