Private dining spaces in Central London
When you start looking for private dining venues in Central London, you have the pick of some of the UK's best restaurants. Whether you're organising a corporate event, family party or wedding reception, there are plenty of places to choose from.
The city's compact nature means that top-quality restaurants are within walking distance of each other. So whether you're looking for a modern venue in Mayfair or historic premises in Westminster, you'll find it here.
From the oldest restaurant in London to Michelin-starred restaurants; from modern cocktail bars to traditional pubs; we've picked out a variety of venues in Central London.
What to think about when planning a private dining event
Planning a private dining event is always exciting. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, hosting a business meeting or having a family get together, it’s a great way to enjoy food and wine with the people who matter to you.
But even if it’s an informal occasion, there are a few things you need to think about when planning any type of private dining event. Here are just some of them:
Give yourself plenty of time – If you want to secure your preferred restaurant or venue, then it’s always best to book as far in advance as possible. It can be frustrating if your first choice is already booked up, so give yourself plenty of time to secure the right place for your party.
Visit the venue – Before you make any final decisions about your venue, it’s always best to visit in person so that you can check out the facilities and have a look around. The food and drink are obviously important but make sure the venue is able to cater for all your guests too. That includes having enough room for everyone, as well as providing access for people with mobility problems.
Pick an option that can cater for all your guests – When planning any private dining event, you need to make sure the menu will work for everyone attending. Make sure you know any dietary requirements beforehand and always double-check the options you need will be available.
Top 3 venues for private dining in central London
We've sourced some of London's best venues for private dining, from cosy yet luxurious restaurants to rustic bars with a difference. Our favourites when it comes to private dining in central London are Balls Brothers Austin Friars, The Italian Greyhound, and St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar By Searcys.
If you're looking for a venue that exudes charm and character, look no further than Balls Brothers Austin Friars. Located in the heart of the City, this Grade II listed Georgian townhouse sits in the beating heart of Bank.
The Italian Greyhound is a light and airy space in the centre of Mayfair that was once the kitchen of Harry's Bar. It's now home to a fabulous selection of Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta, slow-cooked meats and delicious desserts. This small yet cosy room will ensure your guests feel pampered, yet relaxed.
St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar By Searcys can be found in one of London's most iconic buildings – St Pancras International Station. At this champagne bar, you can enjoy freshly baked pastries and croissants for breakfast as well as an à la carte menu for lunch or dinner. It's the space for anyone looking to impress.
Booking a venue with VenueScanner
Book your perfect private dining space with us. It's so simple that you'll barely notice doing it. Simply browse the options of venues on this page and whenever you see something that looks interesting to you, use the heart icon to shortlist it. When you've found a bunch, head to your shortlist to send out all enquiries at once. This way you're saving time and money throughout the process.
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