The best private dining rooms in London’s French restaurants

Interior of Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

With the multitude of different styles of French dining on offer in The Capital, it can be hard to know where to look to book an event, but privatediningrooms.co.uk is here to help. Ranging from stunning modern and glitzy venues to the older creaky townhouses of Soho there are private rooms for all different types of events whether you’re planning an elegant and formal dinner for corporate entertaining or to buzzy birthday party celebration with friends and family.

French cuisine in London ranges hugely too, from Michelin starred fine dining to casual brasserie dishes and everything in between. It’s always been popular, never more so than now, with perennial favourites such as steak tartare, bouillabaisse and coq au vin sitting alongside more modern interpretations of the cuisine, where classic dishes are modified to be more in line with younger tastes for less heavy creams and fats and lighter, fresher flavours.

Top Tip: Most restaurants are now well aware of the need to cater for special dietary requirements but as classic French cuisine is meat, bread and dairy heavy, it’s worth checking what vegetarian, lactose and gluten free dishes are available if you know your guests have these requests.

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Boulestin
Classic French |
Seats up to 40 |
£50+ per person

The private dining room at Boulestin, St. James’s Street can seat up to 40 guests and can also accommodate up to 70 guests for standing receptions.

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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Contemporary French |
Seats up to 82 |
£150+ per person

The three stunning private dining rooms at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester respectively seat 7, 12 & 30 guests.

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Bleeding Heart
French |
Seats up to 100 |
£50+ per person

The private dining rooms at Bleeding Heart can accommodate 16 – 40 seated guests or 20 – 55 guests for standing receptions. The restaurant is available for private hire for events of up to 100 seated (150 standing) guests.

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Cabotte
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.

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L’Etoile
French |
Seats up to 140 |
£40+ per person

The five private dining rooms at L’Etoile in Fitzrovia seat between 10 – 38 guests. Exclusive restaurant hire also available.

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LEscargot   The Lobrary Private dining Room
L’Escargot Restaurant
French |
Seats up to 75 |
£40+ per person

L’Escargot is a French restaurant set in the heart of Soho, with three private dining rooms located on the 2nd and 3rd floors offering complete privacy from the regular diners.

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Gauthier Soho
French |
Seats up to 40 |
£60+ per person

The five private dining rooms at Gauthier Soho can accomodate from 4 to 40 guests.

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Aubaine – Marylebone
French |
Seats up to 80 |
£32+ per person

The Glass Room at Aubaine in Marylebone accommodates up to 76 guests for private dining events and up to 90 for standing drinks receptions. An additional semi-private area accommodates up to 60 seated (70 standing) guests.

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Le Pont de la Tour Private Dining Room Image Salon Privé
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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Balthazar
French Brasserie |
Seats up to 60 |
£50+ per person

The upstairs private room at Balthazar restaurant in Covent Garden can seat up to 60 dining guests and up to 80 guests for standing receptions.

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Maze   The Hampton Room.
Maze
French with Asian influence |
Seats up to 70 |
£80+ per person

The five private dining rooms at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze restaurant in Mayfair seat 7 – 40 guests. Restaurant exclusive hire is available for up to 100 seated guests.

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The Square
Contemporary French |
Seats up to 18 |
£120+ per person

The private dining room at Mayfair fine dining restaurant The Square in Mayfair seats between 8 – 18 guests.

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