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  • Mayfair


    from £10000500 Reception

    Private dining in Quaglino's is sure to be a glamorous affair. With leather booths, a large central island bar and subtle lighting, it offers the perfect environment for lavish dining.

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  • Temple

    The Inner Temple

    from £3760400 Reception

    Dine under glistening chandeliers in the Inner Temple Hall, perfect for awards and gala dinners. The space offers superb versatility and can be transformed for dinners for up to 250 guests. With stunning Georgian architecture, ornate stained glass windows and fantastic food, the Inner Temple Hall is the ideal spot for private dining.

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  • Regent's Park

    Lord's Cricket Ground

    from £9000300 Reception

    The Long Room is a world-famous sight at Lord’s – international cricket players pass through it on their way onto and off the field of play. A magnificent backdrop for elegant Christmas parties and private dining, it has high, ornate ceilings and is fronted by glass. The adjoining Long Room Bar can also be used as a characterful drinks reception area.

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  • City

    Searcys at the Gherkin

    from £99 per person25 Reception

    The five private dining rooms situated on level 38 of the iconic Gherkin building offer unforgettable views of the London skyline. Booked individually, the cloud-inspired rooms are ideal for intimate dining celebrations for up to 20 guests. Private dining events at The Gherkin are lavishly catered for with bespoke breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that bring to life Searcys' passion for British produce and seasonality.

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  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

    {10-11} Carlton House Terrace

    from £700120 Reception

    For private dining, the Council room is one of our most popular rooms due to the traditional values this room holds. It represents itself as a traditional, classy and ornate space perfect for private dining. The chandeliers also provide that exquisite and special feel. The Council room is suitable for private dining up to 70 guests maximum and has a door to the side of the room which links with the Music room (On the Number 11 side of Carlton House Terrace) which is perfect if you require a seperate space for a drinks reception beforehand.

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  • Kings Cross

    The Lighterman

    from £800100 Standing

    With panoramic views of Kings Cross the First Floor Dining Room is the perfect place to entertain. For corporate, private events and special occasions. Seating up to 60 guests and up to 100 standing.

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  • City of London

    Gaucho City

    from £49920 Theatre

    Gaucho restaurants are famed for their authenticity and use of the finest ingredients to provide an experience of Argentinian life. The Private Dining Room 1 at Gaucho City is a sleek and chic room that provides an outstanding private dining experience whether for private or corporate occasions.

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  • London

    The Italian Greyhound

    from £1500100 Reception

    The Garden Room is a versatile space for seated or standing events, our menus celebrate casual Italian dining and drinking.

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  • West End

    No.11 Cavendish Square

    from £70 per person24 Boardroom

    This is a classic grand Georgian dining room whose tall windows overlook Cavendish Square. We present it to you as one of the most elegant private dining rooms in London. The historic features create a soothing atmosphere for intimate events and include a marble fireplace, decorative cornicing, chandeliers and an impressive oak dining table. The space has the option of a private entrance on Cavendish Square offering guests the wow factor. On arrival guests are greeted by a red carpet and a magnificent staircase that spans the entire townhouse. The room can hold up to 22 for private dining.

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  • Westminster

    116 Pall Mall

    from £90 per person120 Standing

    Ideal for dinners, drinks receptions, wine tastings, film shoots, luxury hen parties and networking events

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  • City

    Searcys at the Gherkin

    from £75 per person130 Standing

    The private dining rooms situated on level 38 of the iconic Gherkin building offer unforgettable views of the London skyline. Designed with flexibility in mind, whole floor bookings allow for large gatherings of up to 130 guests. Events at The Gherkin are lavishly catered for with bespoke breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that bring to life Searcys' passion for British produce and seasonality. Here, private dining is both refined and secluded, offering a privileged perspective to impress your guests.

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  • London

    The Arber Garden

    from £150045 Standing

    Our Garden Room is a charmingly bright space that's filled with plants and striking decoration. Situated at the front of the building, it's really well suited for drinks receptions and private parties. There's space for 36 seated or 45 standing, and it can also be used as an overflow or welcome room for our Chapel Room by opening up the large sliding doors- a perfect addition for weddings and big events.

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  • Southbank

    Brasserie Blanc Southbank

    from £50025 Reception

    The smaller Private Dining Room at Brasserie Blanc Southbank is perfect for small dinner parties, birthday or corporate do's for up to 22 people. The room is light and airy and has a lot of space.

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  • Belgravia, Knightsbridge


    from £35040 Standing

    The Snug Room, located at the far end of our Nordic restaurant Eldr on the 2nd floor of Pantechnicon, can accommodate up to 26 guests seated on 2 tables of a drinks reception for up to 40 guests standing. This room is located on the same floor as our kitchen which gives the added spectacle of watching our chefs at work. It can also be made fully private by simply closing the blinds. Due to the Gallery Room being just next door, the space is not fully soundproof.

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  • St James, Piccadilly Circus, Regent's street

    Aquavit London

    from £3500100 Standing

    Our Head Chef Jonas Karlsson , has carefully crafted set menus exclusively for private dining events. The selection of dishes are Nordic-inspired with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The Nordic cuisine is inspired by Scandinavian nature, a land surrounded but water, rich in game, berries, mushrooms, and wild foods, with an abundance of seafood.

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  • Fitzrovia

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton

    from £40 per person125 Reception

    The Grafton Suite can host a boardroom for up to 30 people and is ideal for small meetings, conferences, training courses or private dining. The Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton is now a Healthcare Sector Assessed Venue - a solution by Compliant Venues Ltd.

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Why hire a private dining room in London?

London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and with good reason. From its rich history to its vibrant culture, there's always something to do and see in the city. But what many people don't know is that London is also home to some of the best private dining rooms in the world.

Whether you're looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or just want to enjoy a meal in luxury, London's private dining rooms are sure to impress. Here are some of the main benefits of hiring a private dining room in the capital.

  • Privacy: A private room allows you to enjoy your meal without worrying about being disturbed by other diners.
  • Personal service: Private dining rooms frequently come with their own dedicated staff. This means you can relax and enjoy your meal without having to worry about anything.
  • Luxury: Many private rooms are located in the best hotels and eateries in London, including Michelin starred restaurants. So, you can expect top-notch service and food.
  • Location: Private dining rooms in the capital are easy to get to thanks to the city's excellent transport links, particularly those in central London.
  • Something for everyone: Private dining rooms come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you're looking for a small and intimate setting or a large and lavish one, you're sure to find what you're looking for in London.
  • Great for special occasions: Private rooms are the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion. Whether it's a Christmas meal, team away day or any other milestone, you can be sure that you'll have an unforgettable experience.

What kinds of private dining rooms can you hire in London?

There are all sorts of private dining rooms available to hire in London. Here are some of the most popular options for private dining events:

Fine dining restaurants

Private dining rooms in London's best fine dining restaurants offer an intimate and luxurious experience. You can expect impeccable service and cuisine, as well as a stunning setting. A fantastic example is the spectacular Searcy's at the Gherkin. Located at the top of The Gherkin, it boasts unbeatable views over London and will wow guests with its passion for seasonal British produce.

Hotel restaurants

Many of London's best hotels have private rooms that can be hired for any occasion. These are often located in the hotel's main restaurant, so you can enjoy the same high-quality food and service. The iconic Trafalgar St James hotel is a favourite of ours. Its private dining space, Room, is fitted with floor to ceiling windows and features an impressive retractable roof. Flooded with natural light in the day and surrounded by the city lights at night, it's the ideal spot to dine al fresco with the safety of a roof should the rain decide to roll in.

Gastro pubs

Private dining rooms in gastro pubs are perfect for more informal occasions. They offer a relaxed and comfortable setting, with great food and drink to match. The Barracks at The Artillery Arms in Old Street is a perfect example. This traditional and characterful pub serves top-notch food and real ales and can accommodate up to 30 guests seated.

Bars and brasseries

Private dining rooms in London's bars and brasseries are perfect for more informal occasions. They offer a relaxed atmosphere while still being stylish and sophisticated. Hush Mayfair with its beautiful Sir Roger Moore Room is a great option for those looking to enjoy amazing food in a stylish setting. This tastefully decorated room has its own private bar and can accommodate up to 66 guests for a seated meal, making it perfect for private parties, corporate events and other special occasions.

Unusual private dining spaces

If you're looking for something a little bit different, there are plenty of unusual private dining spaces to choose from in London. We love the Home Dressing Room at Lord's Cricket Ground, where you can dine at the most famous cricket ground in the world, surrounded by cricketing history and overlooking the pitch itself. Or why not consider The Tavern at London Dungeon? It's perfect for Halloween parties or any other spooky occasion!

Where can you hire a private dining room in London?

There are private dining rooms available to hire all over London. Here are some of the top places to look.


Located in the heart of London's West End, Mayfair is one of the most popular areas for private dining. There are a number of high-end restaurants and hotels located here, so you're sure to find somewhere that's perfect for your needs. Two private dining rooms we adore are the Le Petit Plantanes at contemporary French restaurant [Les Plantanes] - headed by Michelin star chef Thierry de Laborde - and the Mews Map Room at Mews of Mayfair. With its antique maps, characterful beams and stunning chandelier, it's a memorable place for good food and conversation.

The City of London

If you're looking to entertain clients or employees with a dinner party in the heart of the city, look no further than the City of London. The place to be for upmarket professionals, you'll find many of the city's best private dining rooms here. One of our favourites is the The Music Room at Vintry and Mercer Hotel. Oozing contemporary style yet surrounded by history, this is a truly atmospheric space to entertain.

Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea is home to some of London's best-known landmarks, including Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. This area is also home to a number of excellent restaurants and hotels, making it the perfect place to hire a private dining room. An excellent example is The Ampersand Hotel. Just a stone's throw from many of London's most popular museums, it's Games Room is a unique space where you can dine surrounded by books and curiosities!

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of the most popular tourist spots in London, and it's also home to a number of excellent private rooms for dining. If you're looking for somewhere with a bit of character, check out the two private dining rooms at The Ivy Market Grill. Right on the Covent Garden Piazza in the heart of London's theatreland, they're fittingly decorated with stars of the stage and screen and artfully lit.

King's Cross

King's Cross is a major transportation hub, with easy links to the city's airports, train stations and tube lines. It's a popular spot for business travellers and tourists alike, making it a convenient place for group dining. With lots of natural light and panoramic views of King's Cross, the [First Floor Dining Room] at The Lighterman is a beautiful dining room and the perfect place to entertain, whether you're looking to host a corporate event or celebrate a personal milestone.

East London

East London is the place to go if you're looking for something quirky and on-trend. It's full of hidden gems, and that includes private dining rooms! One of our favourites is Oslo in Hackney, where you can have the whole venue to yourself. Housed in a former Victorian railway station, it's got a buzzy atmosphere and an eclectic menu to match, along with quality craft beers and tasty cocktails.

West London

Leafy West London is home to some of the city's most fashionable neighbourhoods, including Notting Hill and Kensington. It's also home to some beautiful private dining venues. We love the wholesome Cafe at Daylesford Organic. Intimate yet spacious, this farm shop feels like a real sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Portobello Road, and has talented chefs to boot.

How much does a private dining room in London cost?

Private dining rooms can range in price from a few hundred pounds to several thousand, so it's important to know how much you're willing to spend before you start looking. The cost of hiring a private room typically varies based on several factors, including:

  • Size of the room
  • Type of room (formal, semi-formal, informal)
  • Location of the room
  • Amenities included
  • Catering options
  • The day and time of hire
  • How they charge you
  • Whether or not you have exclusive hire of the whole venue While some private dining rooms in London will charge you a fee for hiring the room itself, most will simply charge you a set amount per person, or will operate on a minimum spend basis. That said, most private dining room hire ends up falling somewhere within the £500-£1,000 price range. This makes private dining a relatively affordable option compared to some other forms of entertaining.

What to consider when you're hiring a private dining room in London

When you're hiring a private dining room in London, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

Type of room

There are three basic types of private dining rooms in London: formal, semi-formal, and informal. Formal rooms are usually located in high-end hotels and restaurants, and they come with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a fine dining establishment. Semi-formal rooms are usually located in mid-range hotels and restaurants, and they offer a more relaxed atmosphere. Informal rooms are often located in pubs and other casual eateries, and they're perfect for large groups or more casual gatherings.

The size of your group

Remember to consider the size of your group. Private dining rooms typically accommodate anywhere from two to fifty people. However, every space is different and we've seen some that can accommodate up to 200! Be sure to consider your guest list before you start searching for a private dining room, so that you can choose somewhere that will comfortably fit everyone in your party.

Location of the room

Private dining rooms are available all over London, so you'll need to decide which area of the city you want to be in. When choosing a private dining room in London, it's important to choose one that's easy for your guests to travel to. The closer the room is to your guests' homes or places of work, the easier it will be for them to get there. Public transport in London is excellent, so your guests will be able to get to your private dining room without any problems. However, it's always a good idea to choose a room that's close to a tube or train station, just in case.

Private versus semi-private

While we’ve focused mostly on fully private dining rooms so far, it’s important to note that you can also find semi-private dining rooms. Semi-private rooms are areas that give you your own private space but that are connected to the venue’s main dining room. So, which is better?

Well, it all depends on what you’re looking for. Semi-private rooms tend to pick up on the atmosphere of the rest of the venue which can be a positive thing if you want a dining experience that’s buzzy and energetic. However, if you want somewhere quiet and completely separate, then you’ll probably prefer a fully private space.

Amenities included

Private dining rooms in London come with a variety of different amenities, from fully stocked bars to private chefs. Some private rooms may have their own private entrance, while others will require you to walk through the main dining room to reach your private space. When you're choosing a room, it's important to think about what sort of amenities you'll need and which ones you can live without. Don't forget to consider those less glamourous elements too, such as cloakrooms and toilets.

Catering options

Private dining rooms in London usually come with a range of different catering options, from buffets to sit-down meals. When you're choosing a room, it's important to think about what kind of food you want to serve and how much you're willing to spend. Don't forget to also think about any dietary restrictions your guests may have. Most private rooms will be able to accommodate special diets, but it's always a good idea to double-check before you book.

How to hire a private dining room in London

Hiring a private dining room in London is easy. All you need to do is…

  1. Put a list of your event details together. First, collate all your event details, such as your budget, the number of guests and any other requirements. Put them in priority order so you get a clearer idea of what’s a necessity and what’s simply a nice-to-have.
  2. Shortlist locations. Do some research into where you guests will be coming from and transport links. Use this to pull together a shortlist of locations within London that would be suitable for you to host your dinner party in.
  3. Find a venue. Lastly, you just need to find your perfect venue. You can look at the venues we’ve listed above, or use our search function to find the right venue for your needs. Remember to use the filters to narrow down the options by location, budget and more.

Then, all that’s left is to contact the room of your choice through Hire Space, and get your event booked in the diary! Read our complete guide to venue finding if you want more tips on finding the right venue for your event in London. Or, feel free to get in touch with our venue experts, who’ll be happy to give you a hand finding you the ideal venue.

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Most people will agree that London is one of the dining capitals of the world. A metropolis of exquisite food, bringing together delicacies from countless cultures. At Hire Space, we have tons of excellent private dining venues so you can enjoy the culinary delights of London for yourself in a unique dining experience. Our private dining rooms range from the regal royal palaces of Kensington and Hampton Court to the unique and quirky.

Simply can't decide which of our fabulous London private dining rooms you'd like to host your event at? Get in touch with our Venue Experts with your requirements and receive bespoke recommendations, all for free. You can get the best prices on London's private dining venues and find hidden gems using their expert advice. So, book your next private dinner with Hire Space today.

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