The advantages of private dining in London restaurants are many but include privacy without losing the atmosphere generated by the restaurant itself; the ability to make the most of the chef's talents rather than draft in caterers; and the fact that no London restaurant worth its salt would be situated in a hard-to-reach location. Our guide to recommended restaurants for private dining ranges from the smart but relaxed to the incredibly upmarket.
More Private Dining in London Restaurants
The elegant surroundings and buzzing atmosphere makes The Alfred Tennyson a wonderful place to enjoy quality food and drink. The light and airy decor and relaxed feel provide the perfect setting for any occasion.
10 Motcomb Street, London, SW1X 8LA
(020) 7730 6074
Sofitel London St James, 8 Pall Mall, St James's, London, SW1Y 5NG
(020) 7389 7820
The Balcon, situated within the Sofitel London St James hotel, is a grand brasserie offering French-British cuisine overseen by head chef Vincent Menager. Menu highlights at The Balcon include braised Devon lamb; North Sea cod fillet, red lentil curry & spinach leaves; and smoked haddock kedgeree with organic soft boiled egg.
This charming Ealing venue offers an impressive little area for you to escape the perils of people you don't know dining within earshot.
16 St Matthews Road, Ealing, London, W5 3JT
(020) 8567 7541
Malmaison London, 18-21 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AH
(020) 7012 3717
Private dining and intimiate booths are available, as well as exclusive hire of the restaurant for dinners, drinks receptions and parties.
The Lindsay Room at Corrigan's seats up to thirty guests in sumptuous comfort, offering a 42" LCD screen, an iPod docking system and full IT capability. The menu can be tailored to requirement too, with wine matched by the expert Sommelier.
28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH
(020) 7499 9943
Devonshire Square, City of London, London, EC2M 4YY
(020) 7256 3233
Devonshire Terrace provides an informal yet stylish New York style ambience within the heart of the City. Here you can enjoy a delicious meal from the varied menu, or relax with a drink on the terrace. Devonshire Terrace also has four private rooms available to hire.
This is strictly members only. You will not get in unless you're a member or are accompanied by a member.
Playboy Club London, 14 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1ND
The Dining Room at the Playboy Club creates an interesting selection of dishes inspired from around the world and made with seasonal ingredients. There is a fine selection of wines to complement your meal.
(020) 3553 7733
The Folly is a stylish venue offering a variety of food and drink highlighting seasonal produce. The expansive venue is divided into separate areas including a deli and a flower shop.
41 Gracechurch Street, Bank, London, EC3V 0BT
0845 468 0102
Pellicano Restaurant offers a variety of popular Italian dishes served within stylish surroundings. Pellicano is an ideal venue whatever your private dining requirements.
19-21 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 3NT
(020) 7589 3718
If you're looking to impress with a private dining booking, there's no more fitting venue to host your group or event than Petrus, the Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Knightsbridge.
1 Kinnerton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 8EA
(020) 7592 1609
Two private rooms at Plateau available together with a private outside terrace space during the summer months.
4th Floor Canada Place, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5ER
(020) 7715 7100
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is available for exclusive hire and can accommodate up to 44 guests for private dining events. Ideal for private parties, corporate dining or wedding receptions for those wanting to celebrate in a truly unique style.
68-69 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HP
(020) 7352 4441
Three private dining rooms available at this prestigious hotel and restaurant in Piccadilly including a fourth meeting room.
The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR
(020) 7493 8181
This kooky place in Richmond is definitely recommended for private dining, with a gorgeous back room decked out in the kind of decor that makes this place such a popular restaurant over Richmond way.
106-108 Kew Road, Richmond, London, TW9 2PQ
(020) 8948 8008
Two discreet private dining rooms at this chic Italian restaurant on Saville Road.
20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London, W1S 3PR
(020) 7534 7000
The Savoy Grill offers an unparalleled level of service matched with fantastic food, in a truly iconic location. With the choice of the main restaurant for groups or exclusive hire as well as two beautifully designed private rooms, the Savoy Grill is perfect for entertaining or celebrating any occasion.
Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, WC2R 0BP
(020) 7592 1600
Their private dining room is a great option for corporate business meetings, working lunches, small private parties or intimate dining experiences. The room is fully air conditioned with natural daylight, internet access, a plasma screen and music (if required).
St Pancras International Station, Grand Terrace, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4QL
(020) 7870 9900
Sicily is housed in a Grade II listed building and offers breakfast, stone baked pizza, pasta, grilled fish and meat dishes. Live jazz is hosted on Friday and Saturday nights at Sicily.
2a Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9RB
(020) 7730 5498
This Italian restaurant in Pimlico boasts its own area for private dining, enabling you to enjoy their good, authentic fare in privacy.
1 Denbigh Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2HF
(020) 7834 1001
131 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UR
(020) 7928 5086
Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is a stylish restaurant attached to the back of the Old Vic Theatre. At Waterloo Bar and Kitchen you will find a concise choice of meals that are complemented by a good selection of wines and other drinks.
Right within the Merton Abbey Mills, this great spot boasts an impressive area for private dining, so head down and enjoy the fine array of British and modern European food.
Merton Abbey Mills, 12 Watermill Way, Wimbledon, London, SW19 2RD
(020) 8542 1236
Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, London, WC2R 2PN
(020) 7836 1566
Established in 1927, The Yacht London is a riverside restaurant offering freshly prepared British and Modern European cuisine alongside an extensive drinks list. The Yacht London is also a members club and hosts regular events.