Our Guide to London Private Dining Venues
Are you planning an intimate event in London? Or a corporate social that requires a small dining area? VenueCrew knows all the best spots in London to throw an unforgettable occasion. From sky-high private dining rooms to exclusive hotel spaces, there are hundreds of fantastic options awaiting your discovery. With so much choice, and not often enough time, enlisting a team of experts is all you need.
The Dorchester is a famous hotel in central London with some lovely private areas, including a Wine Vault and its infamous Chef’s Table. From the latter, you can watch the theatre of a Michelin star kitchen through its glass window panes. The talented chefs will cook up a storm and deliver the spread to your table. For more information about this unique dining experience, have a look at The Dorchester’s event brochure.
Another 5-star hotel venue is The Connaught in Mayfair. Among its beautiful event spaces, you’ll find the private Champagne Room, decorated by the celebrated interior designer, Guy Oliver. It’s a cosy room for a candlelit meal for up to 20 guests. The Georgian Room on the first floor is another magnificent private dining room in the hotel, fitted with comfortable leather chairs around a vintage ebony table. To book your venue viewing, visit The Connaught profile.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 1: London Townhouses Have Heritage Dining Rooms
For corporate entertaining and sophisticated parties, heritage townhouses often include private dining venues with period architecture and elegant furniture. They have a calming ambience for marking poignant moments. From 70th birthday lunches to anniversary meals, historical settings are perfect for special moments in your family history.
A popular townhouse venue in Mayfair is Dartmouth House. Home to the English-Speaking Union during the week, and available for private hire on the weekends, it’s a refined retreat for luxurious occasions. On the first floor, the Small and Long Drawing Rooms make an idyllic setting for private dinners overlooking St James’s Square. For more dining details, download the Dartmouth House events brochure.
The In & Out is another desirable location for dining and entertaining. It’s a naval and military private members’ club, but you don’t have to be a member to book one of its venues. The gilded Astor Room on the first floor is a magnificent blue-hued room with outlooks over the alfresco courtyard. It was once the bedroom of Lady Astor who owned the mansion, and its polished table is perfect for private dinners. For more info, visit The In & Out’s venue profile.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 2: Boutique Hotels Have Lots Of Character
Are you dreaming of a cosy yet unusual room that will strike a conversation? If that’s the case, we recommend choosing an intimate boutique hotel venue. With fewer bedrooms, your hotel experience feels more homely and personalised, and the service is off the charts.
For example, L’oscar in Holborn is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel that’s decorated in an arts and crafts style by Jaques Garcia. From flamboyant peacock paintings to Lalique hummingbird lights, the hotel is full of unique ornaments and bold colours. Upstairs, The Committee Room has a splendid banqueting table next to a period fireplace and mural. Private dining venues don’t get much more luxurious than this. Find out more on L’oscar’s venue profile.
Another highly regarded boutique hotel that’s owned by the same group as Claridge’s is The Bentley in Kensington. Follow the sweeping marble staircase down to the 1880 Room, and discover a private dining room lined with lavish silk wallpaper and velvet drapes. Its regal atmosphere works well in combination with the intimate Malachite Bar across the hall. To find out pricing details and read sample menus, download The Bentley brochure.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 3: Skyscraper Venues Have Extraordinary Views
For a unique private dining experience, a high rise venue will raise the bar at your next event. Imagine toasting to the occasion from dizzying heights, whilst casting your eyes over the glittering London skyline. By day or by night, skyscrapers make a spectacular scene for corporate events and parties. Our London Venue Specialists look forward to sharing their recommendations with you.
The Gherkin in the City Of London has become an icon of the London landscape. Its familiar cone shape rises above the rest, and the floor-to-ceiling windows fill the private dining rooms with lots of natural light. On the top floor, there are several intimate venues named after clouds. Plus, with exquisite catering by Searcy’s, you’ll have a sensory experience like no other. Check out The Gherkin’s venue profile to read more details about this exciting high-rise venue.
There’s another excellent rooftop private dining space at Duck & Waffle in East London. Positioned on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, you can dine and drink here 24 hours a day. Whatever you have in mind, the talented chefs can bring your dream event to life with their playful British cuisine. To investigate the delicious menu and find out more about the exclusive private dining room, download the Duck & Waffle brochure.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 4: Call VenueCrew For A Free Consultation
Intimate private dining areas dot every corner of London, in riverfront restaurants to historic hotel venues. VenueCrew has scoured the city for the top private dining venues around. With different styles, sizes and locations, we can show you the full selection. All you need to do is call one of our London Venue Specialists for a free consultation. We can send you quotes and book in your venue viewings to make the process more manageable. Call VenueCrew today.