Affordable private dining rooms in London for lower budget events

Everyone has a budget. Always. For some events that budget may be massive, for others, often when that cash is coming from one’s own pocket for a personal event rather than a corporate bash, the budget may be smaller.

It’s always important to get the most from your budget – and it’s important, whatever your budget, to be savvy and look carefully at the choices available for your event. Because of the wealth of options available in London, you can get great venues for extremely good value. For events that are held at non-peak times, negotiations over rates may find a softer ear, while venues that use a minimum spend rather than a direct room hire, can often prove cost effective.

Also don’t forget to consider different types of event and cuisine styles to save money – sharing plates or bowl food receptions can be less costly than full sit down dinners – and watch the ingredients! Foie gras & lobster is always going to bust a tight budget, but equally it doesn’t have to be chicken in a white sauce.

So these venues are for when you need a private room but don’t have a big budget.

Top Tip: Thankfully veggie options no longer play second fiddle to meat and fish. Creative chefs now mean these options taste great but are often the least expensive on the menu.

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The Clarence
Modern British |
Seats up to 40 |
£40+ per person

The Bulldog Bar at The Clarence in Whitehall, close to Trafalgar Square, can seat up to 40 private dining guests and up to 60 for standing receptions.

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Browns – Old Jewry
Modern British |
Seats up to 250 |
£30+ per person

Browns at Old Jewry has private dining spaces seating up to 100 – 250 guests and a small private dining room seating up to 12 guests.

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Browns Courtrooms
Modern British |
Seats up to 100 |
£45+ per person

Brown’s Courtrooms in St. Martin’s Lane have four private dining rooms available for dinners or private meetings.

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The Portman
Modern European |
Seats up to 100 |
£45+ per person

The upstairs private dining room at The Portman can accommodate up to 45 seated guests or 60 standing. The venue, itself, can seat up to 100 private diners.

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Brasserie Blanc – Chancery Lane
French |
Seats up to 130 |
£25+ per person

The private dining room at Brasserie Blanc in Chancery Lane can seat up to 40 dining guests and up to 60 for standing receptions and events.

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Brasserie Blanc – Threadneedle Street
French |
Seats up to 182 |
£25+ per person

The mezzanine private dining room at Brasserie Blanc, Threadneedle Street seats up to 50 guests and can accommodate up to 60 guests for standing receptions. Exclusive hire also available for up to 182 seated (220 standing) guests.

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Davy’s at St James’s
British Classics | Cheese | Sharing Boards |
Seats up to 150 |
£35+ per person

Private dining rooms at Davy’s at St James can accommodate 8 – 30 seated guests or up to 50 guests for standing receptions.

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The Oyster Shed
Modern British |
Seats up to 200 |
£35+ per person

The private dining rooms at The Oyster Shed seat 30 – 60 guests and can also accommodate 24 – 120 guests for standing drinks receptions. Semi private spaces can accommodate 20 – 40 seated (40 – 60 standing) guests. Exclusive hire for 200 seated / 400 standing guests also available.

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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!

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