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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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’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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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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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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Clarette
Contemporary French |
Seats up to 30 |
£100+ per person

Clarette in Marylebone has two private dining rooms respectively accommodating up to 18 seated (30 standing) and 34 seated (50 standing) guests.

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Le Boudin Blanc
French |
Seats up to 20 |
£45+ per person

Boudin Blanc in Mayfair has two private dining rooms. The Cellar Room has its own bar and can seat up to 16 guests on the round table. Le Petit Salon seats up to 20 in a U shape or 16 on a large square.

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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 16 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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