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Find the coolest spaces in London for hosting a successful private dining event

London is your number one choice of location when you're looking to host a private dining event – some of the world's best restaurants are located here. With this in mind, we have put together a guide to some of our favourite restaurants in London with private dining rooms, perfect for entertaining clients or for hosting a special celebration dinner with friends and family.


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Planning a private dining event in London

When looking for a place to host a private dining event you can't not consider London with some of the best restaurants in the world located here, and they happen to have some fantastic private dining rooms, too. This is a city with a youthful and dynamic restaurant scene and we've picked out some of our favourite private dining spaces in London.

The city has been going through a foodie revolution recently, with innovative chefs taking over the kitchens of restaurants across the city. And, in these restaurants, you'll find some amazing private dining spaces. Whether you're looking for an intimate space for an important meeting or a larger room for a celebratory dinner, there's something on offer for every type of event.

London has long been known as one of the fashion capitals of the world and the city's restaurants reflect how trendy the city is. Many of them have quirky and stylish décor that makes them stand out from the crowd – and it might just be exactly what you're looking for to impress your guests at your next event.

There are so many different styles and types of private dining rooms in London that it can be hard to know where to start when planning an event here. To help you find the perfect space, we've pulled together some top tips below.

How to pick the cuisine for your dinner 

Picking the food for your event can be tricky. Especially given the food really is the main character in this type of event.

Of course, we can't tell you what your preferred type of food for your event should be but we'd like to recommend any restaurant with sharing platters. This creates a more sociable environment and gets people talking.

What could be better than breaking bread together?

The other perk is that it's very easy to cater for all dietary requirements. If you're opting for a buffet-style, all the ingredients are right there in front of your guests, so they know exactly what they're eating. Regardless of the option you go for it’s important to double-check that the restaurant can cater for all dietary requirements.

Otherwise, a set menu can never go wrong. Why not opt for a full culinary experience while you're at it? We know we'd love to go for this option!

When to choose private dining

Private dining is a good idea (you guessed it) when you're looking for a bit of privacy. It adds that extra bit of exclusivity to your event, making it ideal if you're looking to impress business associates or other guests. It's also a good option if you're looking to host a meeting where you'll discuss things you don't want to risk anyone eavesdropping on or just want to cut loose in private.

It will also provide an added sense of security, as you won't need to worry about strangers crashing your party or your food going missing. In general, the more important your event, the more likely it will be that private dining is the best choice for you and your guests.

Another advantage of private dining is having the freedom to choose how many people will attend your event. If you're planning something small and intimate, with only a couple of key attendees, then private dining will ensure that no one else will be able to join in on the fun.

If this sounds like something that's right up your alley, keep reading! We'll go over some of the top venues for planning a private dinner party so that everything goes off without a hitch.

Our top 3 venues for private dining in London

We love hosting events, especially private dining. It's a great way to impress your guests and we particularly enjoy the versatility of being able to customise our menus and services to your exact requirements.

If you're looking for a venue for private dining in London, we've chosen our top three venues to host the perfect evening with private dining in London.

Apothecary is our new favourite place to eat in London. The food is great and the atmosphere is lively, plus you can book a private dining room that seats up to 22 people – perfect for a dinner party for a startup! If you do book the private room, you'll be waited on hand-and-foot by your own personal waiter, who will bring all of your food and drinks to you. We recommend trying the BBQ beef short rib bun, it's absolutely delicious.

Ibérica Victoria is a Spanish restaurant on Victoria Street that serves some of the best paellas on this side of Barcelona. The restaurant has a very chilled out vibe and is completely devoid of pretension, which makes it ideal for a get together with friends, family, or coworkers. You can hire out their private dining room which seats up to 7 people, making it an ideal dining room for an intimate event. Make sure you order their house red wine – it's divine. 

PANTECHNICON has recently been renovated and transformed into five beautiful floors of food and creativity. It's available for private hire and we've booked it ourselves on several occasions now. Each room has its own unique character, but they all have a cool, contemporary feel to them. 

Booking the venue of your dreams

Using VenueScanner makes it easy to find a venue for your next event. Our concierge service is able to help you with every part of your corporate event, or you can do it yourself at our website almost just as easy.

To find your perfect venue all you have to do is browse the options here and on similar pages, you might be interested in like summer party venues in Soho or drinks receptions in Central London. Whenever you see something you like you shortlist it with the heart icon and then you can send out enquiries to all your favourites at the same time from your shortlist. This way you’ll be sure to pick the option that’s best suited for you when you start getting replies.

We’re always happy to help you if you have any questions about your event search at [email protected].

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