Private dining rooms in London for 10 – 20 guests


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Leaving parties, team celebrations and friends’ get togethers often end up with around this number of guests. It’s a great size –small enough to still feel intimate but big enough not to have to worry about awkward silences.

Small team meetings, brainstormings, high level discussions, board dinners and power lunches are top of this category for corporate events, while private do’s are much more varied ranging from birthday parties, celebrations, high end hen and stag dinners and family lunches.

Restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs throughout London boast a huge range of private rooms that cater to this size. From City venues with amazing views of the Capital’s skyline to Michelin starred restaurants, gastro-pubs, riverside rooms and sumptuous hotels, there’s so many to choose from we recommend starting with the cuisine of choice within your chosen area and then looking at venues.

Top tip: Some restaurants will still allow this number of guests to choose from a reduced a la carte rather than a function menu, even if you’re holding the event in their private dining room. If you’d like your guests to have a choice – it’s worth checking!

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China Tang at The Dorchester
Chinese |
Seats up to 36 |
£100+ per person

China Tang at The Dorchester – located on Park Lane, Mayfair – has three private dining rooms seating 12 – 36 guests.

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Modern European |
Seats up to 18 |
£55+ per person

The private dining room at Margaux in South Kensington can accommodate up to 18 seated guests for a variety of events.

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Pied à Terre
French Method |
Seats up to 40 |
£80+ per person

The private dining room at Michelin starred Pied à Terre restaurant in Fitzrovia seats up to 16 guests. The Chefs Table seats up to 8 guests with other spaces seating up to 10 guests. The main restaurant at Pied à Terre is also available for exclusive takeover for events of up to 40 seated guests.

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The River Cafe
Italian |
Seats up to 18 |
£95+ per person

The private dining room at the legendary River Cafe in Hammersmith can accommodate between 10 – 18 seated guests.

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Modern British |
Seats up to 176 |
£55+ per person

Located close to Chancery Lane underground station, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn has private rooms available to hire for 12 – 176 seated guests for private dining events as well as for standing drinks receptions for 20 – 350 guests.

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French |
Seats up to 18 |
£50+ per person

Cabotte restaurant in the heart of The City of London has two private dining rooms seating up to 11 and 18 guests. The larger private room can accommodate up to 40 guests for standing receptions.

Searcys at The Gherkin
Modern European |
Seats up to 130 |
£58+ per person

With breathtaking views of the London skyline, the private dining rooms at Searcys at The Gherkin can accommodate 18 – 50 guests or 25 – 60 guests for standing receptions.

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Historical British |
Seats up to 100 |
£100+ per person

The private dining room at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal seats up to 12 guests and the Chef’s Table seats 4 – 6 guests.

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Barrafina Adelaide Street
Contemporary Spanish Tapas |
Seats up to 32 |
£40+ per person

The private dining room at Barrafina Adelaide Street in Covent Garden can seat between 12 to 32 guests. Chef’s Table seats up to 8 guests.

The Restaurant at The Capital
Modern English |
Seats up to 34 |
£85+ per person

The two private dining rooms at The Restaurant at The Capital in Basil Street, Knightsbridge can respectively accommodate 14 and 24 seated guests. Restaurant exclusive hire is also available for up to 34 seated guests.

The 10 Cases
French / European |
Seats up to 14 |
£40+ per person

The two private dining rooms at Covent Garden’s The 10 Cases can accommodate between 8 to 14 guests. The Cave a Vin allows you to dine in the wine cellar!

Modern Indian |
Seats up to 150 |
£55+ per person

Benares Indian restaurant in Mayfair has five private dining rooms seating between 8 – 36 guests including a Chef’s Table seating up to 10 guests.