Aug 11, 2014

Private Dining Rooms At The UK’s Top 100 Restaurants

The Best Restaurants With Private Dining Rooms

The National Restaurant Awards 2014 in association with Estrella Damm were announced on 30th June 2014, listing the UK’s top 100 restaurants.

Acknowledged within the industry as the authoritative guide to the finest restaurants in London and throughout the United Kingdom, this year’s seventh annual National Restaurant Awards reflect the diverse range of cuisine, different types of venues and imaginative presentation skills that restaurateurs at the very top of their game provide to the country’s discerning diners.

The Top 100 List contained a large number of fine dining restaurants with private dining rooms available to hire for group dining events.

LONDON EC2 – The City

HKK Restaurant opened in December 2012, quickly being awarded a Michelin star. This restaurant is ranked 48th on the Top 100 list and has a private dining room seating up to 14 guests where guests are able to enjoy Chinese fine dining cuisine provided by acclaimed chef, Tong Chee Hwee. HKK is located in the northern edge of The City, close to Liverpool Street station and on the border with trendy Shoreditch.

L’Anima is also located in the northern part of The City, just around the corner from HKK. Opened by chef/proprietor Francesco Mazzei in 2009 and ranked at 65th in this year’s Top 100 list, L’Anima has won numerous other awards for its culinary excellence and unique take on modern Italian cuisine. L’Anima has two rooms available for private dining events; the private dining room seating up to 15 with the more intimate Wine Room seating up to seven.

LONDON EC1 – Clerkenwell


At 94th in the Top 100 list is Moro in Clerkenwell. Established in 1997 by husband and wife team Sam and Sam Hart, who met whilst working in the 90’s at The River Cafe, Moro serves the two Sam’s unique interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine, inspired by their traveling throughout the region, and can seat up to 21 private dining guests in The Alcove. Moro is also available for exclusive hire, accommodating up to 100 for larger private dining events.

LONDON EC1 – Farringdon

Rated 37th on the top 100 restaurants in the UK list is The Quality Chop House in Farringdon. The site of this quality eaterie has been home to a restaurant since 1869 with the current owners having relaunched The Quality Chop House in 2012 and ranked amongst the top 50 restaurants in the UK within a year of opening – a feat that they have managed to maintain with this year’s awards. The menu is British with a special emphasis on using ingredients from small regional suppliers and all butchery is done by the restaurant themselves. The private dining room at The Quality Chop House seats up to ten guests.

LONDON W1 – Fitzrovia

Newman Street Tavern sits on Newman Street in the heart of elegant Fitzrovia, just a few minutes walk away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. Highly rated by Observer food critic Jay Rayner and equally well rated by the National Restaurant Awards 2014 who ranked the venue 92nd in their Top 100 lit, Newman Street Tavern serve high quality seasonal British cuisine with meat ageing, butchery and bread baking all attended to on site. The first floor private dining room at Newman Street Tavern seats up to 60 guests.

LONDON W6 – Hammersmith

The River Cafe was opened by Ruth Rogers and Rosie Gray in 1987 and has held a Michelin Star since 1997. The restaurant serves authentic rustic Italian cuisine and has spawned a long list of well known chefs including Stevie Parle of The Dock Kitchen who cut their culinary teeth whilst learning their craft in its kitchen. The private dining room at The River Cafe seats up to 18 guests.

LONDON SW1 – Knightsbridge

Marcus – previously Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley – has reopened after an extensive refurbishment. The swish Knightsbridge restaurant serves exquisite seasonal British cuisine under the direction of Marcus Wareing and head chef Mark Froydenlund and was ranked 49th in the UK’s Top 100 Restaurants list. The restaurant has two private dining spaces; The Chef’s Table seats up to 10 guests and the The Salon can seat up to 16 private dining guests.

LONDON SE1 – London Bridge

Hutong is to be found on the 33rd floor of The Shard and provides authentic North Chinese cuisine. This award-winning restaurant comes in at 79th on the Top 100 list and has two private dining rooms; The Shanghai Private Dining Room seats up to 16 guests with The Beijing Private Dining room seating up to 24. Guests are seated around two large tables in both private dining rooms. Hutong is also available for exclusive restaurant hire for larger events of up to 100 seated guests.

LONDON W1 – Mayfair

Claude Bosi opened Hibiscus in Mayfair in 2007. The private dining room seats 18 guests with the Chef’s Table available for more intimate events of up to 6 guests. Ranked in The National Restaurant Awards at 25th, Michelin starred Hibiscus is also available to hire exclusively for private dining events of up to 50 guests.

LONDON W1 – Soho

10 Greek Street is a neigbourhood in Soho and appears at 60th in the Top 100. The private dining room at 10 Greek Street seats up to 12 guests able to enjoy chef Cameron Emirali’s seasonal Modern European cuisine.

Bocca di Lupo opened in 2008 and has won many plaudits for its buzzy atmosphere and authentic take of regional Italian cuisine reflecting the different seasons of the year. This distinctive Soho restaurant appears at number 31 in the Top 100 List and its Remus Room can accommodate between 12 to 30 private dining guests.

Ember Yard is the latest restaurant to be opened by the Salt Yard Group and is located in Soho, close to its sister restaurant Dehesa. Ember Yard specialises in French and Italian cuisine cooked over charcoal. The lower ground floor private dining room at Ember Yard seats up to 18 guests able to enjoy exclusive hospitality at a restaurant ranked within a year of opening as 61st best restaurant in the UK by The National Restaurant Awards.

Alexis Gauthier opened his eponymously named restaurant in 2010 on the site of Richard Corrigan’s old restaurant Lindsay House. Taking less than a year to be awarded a Michelin star, Gauthier Soho has established itself as one of London’s finest French restaurants and appears in the Top 100 list at 99th. Gauthier Soho has three private dining rooms seating between 12 and 40 guests and an intimate Chef’s Room seating 4 guests.

Rated 35th best UK restaurant in this year’s list, Soho’s Quo Vadis was reopened by restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart in 2008 who relaunched the restaurant in 2012 with chef Jeremy Lee as the kitchen supremo. In earlier times the London townhouse of Karl Marx, Quo Vadis has two private dining rooms, The Marx Room and The Leoni Room, with the former able to seat up to 32 guests and the smaller Leoni room seating up to twelve.



l’Enclume in Cartmel was opened by Simon Rogan in 2003 and is ranked as the seventh best restaurant in the UK in this year’s Top 100 list. Situated in idyllic Cumbrian countryside, this legendary restaurant holds two Michelin stars and is available for private dining events upon request.


Raymond Blanc opened Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in 1984 and the venue appears at number thirteen on the top 100 list. Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is a luxury hotel restaurant, proudly holding two Michelin stars for its culinary finesse and growing vegetables for its seasonal menus in its own gardens. La Belle Epoque Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 50 seated guests.