The Best Alfresco Group Dining Spaces at London Restaurants

Alfresco dining in London – especially during the summer months – provides a safe & memorable experience for guests and enables them to enjoy fresh air, often with a great visual backdrop.

Outdoor Private Dining Spaces in London

Al fresco or outdoor dining is one approach the capital’s events & hospitality sector has taken since the reopening of restaurants in London following the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

It allows social distancing and benefits from the reassurance diners derive from the natural ventilation which group dining in fresh air provides.

What can be nicer than sitting in the sunshine with a group of fellow guests whilst dining on a warm roof terrace, pavement or delightful garden at a London restaurant and watching the world go by?

Most outside dining spaces at London restaurants have extremely efficient heating systems to take the chill out of the air for their alfresco diners.

Obviously al fresco group dining is only really suitable for warmer days and we list hundreds of London restaurants with private dining rooms for when the weather is less than kind.

On this page you will find the best London restaurants with outside areas for group dining events.


Heddon Street Kitchen
Modern European |
Seats up to 250 |
£40+ per person

A beautiful and brooding space, Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen has private dining rooms able to accommodate 10 – 60 seated guests and has other spaces are available for exclusive hire for 80 – 250 seated (120 – 420 standing) guests.

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Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Scandinavian-Inspired |
Seats up to 80 |
£40+ per person

Ekte Nordic Kitchen in Bloomberg Arcade – close to the Bank area of the City of London – serves authentic Scandinavian-influenced cuisine. The private dining room accommodates 10 – 26 seated (30 standing) guests. Exclusive venue hire is also available for up to 80 seated (130 standing) guests.

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South Place Hotel
Modern European |
Seats up to 100 |
£50+ per person

South Place hotel has five private dining rooms seating between 10 to 20 guests with larger banqueting event spaces seating 50 to 100 guests for events.

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Aqua London, Regent Street
Japanese and Spanish |
Seats up to 30 |
£30+ per person

aqua London has two private dining rooms seating 10 & 15 guests. aqua nueva La Casita with its own private terrace accommodates 30 seated / 80 standing guests.

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Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Piccadilly.
British & Seafood |
Seats up to 60 |
£50+ per person

Bentley’s has three private dining rooms seating between 14 to 60 guests or up to 100 for standing canapé receptions.

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Orrery
French |
Seats up to 100 |
£75+ per person

The private dining room at Orrery restaurant in Marylebone High Street seats up to 12 guests. Restaurant exclusive hire also available for up to 100 seated (150 standing guests. The Rooftop Terrace can accommodate up to 40 seated (70 standing) guests.

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The Elysée Restaurant
Greek |
Seats up to 150 |
£45+ per person

The two private dining rooms at Fitzrovia’s The Elysée can accommodate 20 – 40 seated guests or 30 – 50 guests for standing drinks receptions. The rooms can also accommodate 60 seated (80 standing) guests when combined. The main dining room seats up to 130 guests.

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41 Portland Place
Modern European |
Seats up to 73 |
£65+ per person

The private dining rooms at 41 Portland Place are able to accommodate private dining events of 10 – 70 seated guests and standing receptions of 30 – 140 guests.

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Holmes Hotel London
Modern European |
Seats up to 20 |
£50+ per person

Holmes Hotel London is located in Chiltern Street, in the heart of Marylebone Village. Private dining rooms at Holmes Hotel and The Residence at Holmes Hotel can accommodate 6 – 60 guests or 8 – 100 guests for standing receptions.

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Yauatcha City
Chinese |
Seats up to 60 |
£50+ per person

Yauatcha City is a Chinese restaurant specialising in Cantonese cuisine located in the heart of the City of London in Broadgate Circle, close to Liverpool Street station. The private dining room seats up to 30 guests and outdoor terrace space seats up to 60 guests for alfresco private dining events.

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Bluebird Chelsea
Modern European |
Seats up to 200 |
£55+ per person

Bluebird Restaurant on the Kings Road has four private dining rooms seating from 32 to 120 guests. Exclusive hire available for up to 200 seated / 500 standing guests.

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Le Pont de la Tour
French |
Seats up to 26 |
£50+ per person

Le Pont de la Tour in Shad Thames overlooks Tower Bridge and has two private dining rooms respectively seating up to 20 and up to 25 guests.

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