Private dining rooms in London for 10 – 20 guests


Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

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!

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.

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 13 guests. The private bar can accommodate up to 25 guests for standing drinks receptions and the main restaurant is available for exclusive takeover for up to 40 seated guests.

Interior of the private dining rooms of Pollen Street Social - Mayfair - London W1S
Pollen Street Social
Modern British |
Seats up to 70 |
£100+ per person

The private dining room at Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social seats up to 12 guests. Restaurant exclusive hire also available for up to 70 seated guests.

Private Dining Room at Cinnamon Kitchen, City of London
Cinnamon Kitchen
Modern Indian |
Seats up to 130 |
£60+ per person

The private dining room at Cinnamon Club in The City seats up to 18 guests & the outdoor terrace seats up to 45. Exclusive takeover for up to 130 guests.

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 140 |
£58+ per person

The two private dining rooms at Searcys at The Gherkin can respectively seat 18 and 30 guests. The larger event space accommodates 140 seated / 250 standing guests.

Private Dining Room at Dinner By Heston Blumenthal - Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park 66, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
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.

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 Capital Hotel - Private Dining Room Image - The Eaton Suite
Outlaw’s at The Capital
Seafood |
Seats up to 34 |
£85+ per person

The two private dining rooms at Outlaw’s at The Capital in Knightsbridge can respectively accomodate 14 and 24 seated guests.

HKK Restaurant
Chinese Fine Dining |
Seats up to 14 |
£75+ per person

The private dining room at Michelin starred Chinese fine dining restaurant HKK in Broadgate Quarter can seat up to 14 guests or up to 20 for standing receptions.

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, the Michelin starred Indian restaurant in Mayfair has four private dining rooms seating between 10 – 36 guests including a Chef’s Table seating up to 10 guests.