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The Best Venues for Private Dining in London

London venues for private dining

London, a city brimming with history, culture and culinary delights, has no shortage of delights when it comes to private dining rooms.

Whether you’re looking to host an intimate gathering, celebrate a special occasion or entertain clients, the city boasts an array of exquisite venues that cater to every taste and style. Our extensive venue knowledge allows us to recommend the perfect setting for your needs, streamlining the process to ensure that every event, whether corporate or private, finds its ideal location.

London’s private dining scene is as diverse and vibrant as the city itself. To inspire you, here are some of our favorite recommendations for the capital’s most exclusive and sought-after private dining rooms. From the opulent elegance of Claridge’s to the unique charm of Barge East, each venue offers a distinctive experience that is sure to impress. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business event, or simply looking to enjoy an intimate meal with loved ones, these venues provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable dining experience.

1. Sexy Fish

Located in the heart of Mayfair, Sexy Fish is a vibrant, contemporary Asian restaurant known for its stunning interiors and impressive artwork. The private dining room, Coral Reef Room, is a visual masterpiece, featuring two of the largest live coral reef tanks in the world. This exclusive space can accommodate up to 48 guests for a seated meal or 60 for a standing reception. The menu offers a decadent selection of Japanese-inspired dishes, making it a perfect choice for those looking to impress in a glamorous setting.

2. Bacchanalia

Bacchanalia, situated in the elegant surroundings of Mayfair, offers a luxurious dining experience inspired by the grandeur of ancient Rome and Greece. The private dining room, known as The Temple, is adorned with classical sculptures and sumptuous furnishings, providing an opulent backdrop for any event. With a menu that fuses Mediterranean flavors with a modern twist, Bacchanalia promises an unforgettable dining experience in a setting that exudes sophistication and style.

3. Ivy Asia

The Ivy Asia, located in St Paul’s, is renowned for its vibrant decor and dynamic atmosphere. The private dining area, known as The Geisha Room, is a feast for the eyes with its rich, opulent interiors and striking artworks. This venue is ideal for those looking to host a lively and colorful event, offering an extensive menu of Asian-inspired dishes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious.

4. Claridge’s

For those seeking a touch of timeless elegance, Claridge’s in Mayfair is the quintessential choice. This iconic hotel offers several private dining rooms, each exuding classic charm and sophistication. The French Salon and the adjoining Drawing Room can host up to 120 guests, providing a perfect setting for both intimate gatherings and larger celebrations. The culinary offerings are equally impressive, with menus crafted by renowned chefs, ensuring a dining experience that is both refined and memorable.

5. Dalloway Terrace

Nestled in the heart of Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace is a whimsical and enchanting venue that offers a serene escape from the bustling city. This all-weather terrace is beautifully adorned with seasonal flowers and foliage, creating a picturesque setting for private dining. The menu features a delightful array of modern British cuisine, making it an ideal spot for those looking to enjoy a charming and cozy dining experience in a stunning botanical setting.

6. Corrigan’s Mayfair

Corrigan’s Mayfair, owned by celebrated chef Richard Corrigan, offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere combined with exceptional cuisine. The Lindsay Room and Chef’s Table provide intimate settings for private dining, accommodating up to 30 guests. Known for its emphasis on game and seafood, the menu at Corrigan’s is a celebration of the best of British and Irish produce, expertly prepared to create dishes that are both comforting and sophisticated.

7. Barge East Hackney Wick

For a truly unique dining experience, Barge East in Hackney Wick offers a charming and rustic setting aboard a historic Dutch barge. This floating venue boasts stunning views of the River Lee and the surrounding area, creating a picturesque backdrop for any event. The private dining space can host up to 30 guests, offering a menu that features locally sourced ingredients and seasonal dishes, ensuring a delightful culinary journey in a one-of-a-kind setting.

8. Luca Farringdon

Luca, located in Farringdon, seamlessly blends the warmth of an Italian trattoria with the elegance of a fine dining establishment. The private dining room, known as The Pasta Room, offers an intimate space for up to 10 guests, perfect for a cozy and exclusive dining experience. With a menu that celebrates the best of Italian cuisine, using British seasonal ingredients, Luca promises a dining experience that is both familiar and innovative.

9. Ochre at the National Gallery

Ochre, situated within the iconic National Gallery, offers a sophisticated and artistic dining experience. The private dining area provides a contemporary and stylish setting, with stunning views of Trafalgar Square. The menu at Ochre is inspired by modern European cuisine, featuring a creative and diverse selection of dishes that cater to all tastes. This venue is ideal for art lovers and those looking to enjoy a cultural dining experience in the heart of London.

For more ideas, or for more information about selecting the perfect event venue and then planning and styling it, don’t hesitate to contact the Evolve Events team. We have the experience and local knowledge to assist you with finding your perfect venue, then curating the entertainment, catering and logistics to create an unforgettable experience.

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