Best Private Dining Rooms In London

After a private dining room in London for your next party? From large functions to intimate dinners and corporate lunches, there are a whole host of small or large spaces across the city - perfect for any occasion you're planning. Take a look at our selection of the best, choose your favourite, then enquire online for free. Easy? We think so too.

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Last edited by Izzah Kazi

Last updated on 14th May 2024




The Cross

King's Cross


  • Sitting
    140
  • Standing
    400

After a private dining room in the heart of King's Cross? Then you're going to love The Cross. This stunning venue oozes class and has gorgeous spaces for hire, including The Barn and The Red Room, which have their very own bars, making for a special evening. There's even a stunning rooftop here too, promising cosy outdoor seating and a brilliant view of the city.

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Inamo Soho

Central London


  • Sitting
    20
  • Standing
    30

After private dining in London's Soho? Inamo's award-winning interactive games room is for meals with a twist, as it's got karaoke, PS4 & Wii consoles, and retro arcade table, alongside access to all your favourite sushi or other plates. They've even got a second venue in Covent Garden too, with equally great private dining options.

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Leicester Square Kitchen

Leicester Square


  • Sitting
    72
  • Standing
    120

Combining Mexican fare with Peruvian small plates, including paprika-dusted calamari, spicy vegan empanadas and chargrilled cabbage steak with jalapeño truffle butter, is Leicester Square Kitchen. Private dining can be arranged for between 32 and 72 people.

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The Milestone Hotel and Residences

Kensington


  • Sitting
    24
  • Standing
    40

The Milestone Hotel and Residences is home to a plethora of plush private dining options, from the gorgeous Cheneston's Restaurant to the intimate eight-person oratory. As for the food, you can choose from a series of set menus or international a la carte dishes such as oven-baked salmon with couscous, spaghetti primavera or a classic shepherd's pie.

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Busaba, Bloomsbury

Central London


  • Sitting
    18
  • Standing
    0

Busaba is an authentic Thai restaurant in Bloomsbury, just off of Tottenham Court Road, that's filled with tropical plants, serving classic dishes like pad Thai, red or green curry and grilled duck. What's more, their private room seats up to 18 people, with minimum spends starting from just £300, so you can tuck into tasty eats without breaking the bank.

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Balfour At Bow Wine Vaults

City of London


  • Sitting
    43
  • Standing
    80

For a fabulous private dinner in the City of London, snap up Balfour At Bow Wine Vaults' snazzy basement space, which seats up to 43 guests. At this space situated just behind St Paul's Cathedral, you can dive into elevated traditional fare, from calves liver to fish and chips, paired with a tipple from the extensive vino list.

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May Fair Kitchen

Mayfair


  • Sitting
    64
  • Standing
    100

Delving out contemporary Spanish and Italian small plates is the award-winning May Fair Kitchen, complete with dark and sultry interiors. Not only that, but you can also grab the signature dishes from its sister restaurants, meaning Japanese, Mexican and Peruvian is also on the menu for private dining here.

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Hampshire Penthouse

Leicester Square


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    120

In pride of place on the top floor of the 5-star Radisson Blu Edwardian, the historic Hampshire Penthouse accommodates 60 or fewer guests, for sweeping views over London's most iconic landmarks while you tuck into a range of Italian, gastro, Peruvian, Japanese or Mexican menus.

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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

City of London


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    200

Found close to Barbican station, this modern British restaurant and cocktail bar also boasts private rooms that can hold up to 100 guests for dinner - now that's a big party. Expect functions ranging from breakfasts to evening meals, conferences, receptions or weddings, with a menu that features oysters sourced from the UK and slow-cooked lamb shoulder.

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Sticky Mango Waterloo

Waterloo


  • Sitting
    116
  • Standing
    120

Looking for a swish spot to host private dining in London for 50 guests? Sticky Mango is the place to go. With a range of different (but all equally beautiful) rooms available to book, it's a top restaurant to munch on East Asian fare, available as group set menus or a la carte - we're talking Singapore chilli lobster, miso-glazed black cod and truffle egg fried rice.

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Wagtail

City of London


  • Sitting
    0
  • Standing
    400

Seating eight diners is Wagtail's intimate private space, where you can tuck into beautiful British dishes at the stunning rooftop restaurant Enjoy gazing out at the city skyline through their floor-to-ceiling windows while eating the likes of wild garlic and Wye Valley asparagus risotto or Welsh lamb. There are even cosy igloos available for hire too.

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Andaz Studio @ Andaz London

Liverpool Street


  • Sitting
    48
  • Standing
    80

With floor to ceiling windows overlooking Liverpool Street, the Andaz Studio is a fully self-contained loft-style space presenting the perfect room for breakfast, lunches or interactive evenings. You can choose menus from any of the hotel's five restaurants, guaranteeing something for everyone. There's no better place in the City.

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Megan's - Various Sites

Flaunting a fabulous variety of large and intimate private dining spaces, Megan's really knows how to pull out all of the stops for celebrations. Their extensive Turkish menu features the likes of falafel pittas, charcuterie boards and gourmet lamb kebabs, with food served all day long. To top it off? There are a bunch of crackin' locations across the city, from Wimbledon to Battersea and Richmond.

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Juno Rooms

City of London


  • Sitting
    150
  • Standing
    380

During the daytime, expect to see Juno Rooms buzzing with client meetings in their private dining room and birthday lunches, while the evening gives way to bigger parties. In other words, it caters to all occasions with its pretty indoor cherry blossom and a menu of tomato arancini, crispy chicken burgers and butternut squash tagliatelle.

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Searcys At The Gherkin | Private Dining

Liverpool Street


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    130

From private spaces catering for different party sizes to the option to exclusively hire the whole of Level 38, Searcys At The Gherkin is offering unrivalled luxury and views. Think cloud-inspired rooms for up to 100 people and a look at the skyline in 360 degrees, while munching on pan-seared Orkney scallops, braised beef cheek and sweetcorn gnocchi.

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65a

Liverpool Street


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    60

For sumptuous French fare in a gorgeous brasserie, look no further than 65a in Spitalfields Market. As well as a hireable outdoor terrace, this space boasts two private dining rooms - one of which overlooks the lively market below. With room for up to 60 people seated, these are beautiful spaces to enjoy a range of European classics, from house-cured salmon to duck liver parfait and roasted cauliflower steaks. Expect all kinds of fine wines and cocktails on the side, and save room for the indulgent desserts - chocolate gateau anyone? 

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The Rum Kitchen Shoreditch

Shoreditch


  • Sitting
    20
  • Standing
    40

If you're looking for a private dining experience in Shoreditch, head on over to The Rum Kitchen, a popular restaurant that takes its inspiration from the iconic Notting Hill Carnival. This stylish dining destination will transport you to the Caribbean with its mouthwatering menu, featuring jerk pork belly, curried mutton and saltfish fritters.

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The Folly

City of London


  • Sitting
    300
  • Standing
    800

The Folly boasts multiple private and semi-private areas, including an interior alfresco terrace featuring plenty of foliage, basement vaults and a private dining room, all in kitsch styling. If that doesn't bowl you over, the British pub grub is sure to - think Cornish cod in a lemon and herb crust or flash-grilled minute steak.

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The Petersham

Covent Garden


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    120

One of the most serene spaces to host a private meal, The Petersham is decked in gorgeous floral displays and features Genoese chandeliers - truly a picture-perfect setting to dine in. Their seasonal menu is influenced by their English and Italian roots, with indulgent cakes available for events. Wondering what's on the menu? They've got everything from charred hake to dry-aged prime ribs and cheesy risotto.

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The Gate

Brick Lane


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    100

The Lounge at The Gate is a beautiful rooftop bar that can cater for up to 60 people. If you're after private dining in the summer months then this is a really gorgeous pick, thanks to its pretty foliage, comfy outdoor seating and a menu which features chicken shawarma, Bajan fish tacos or even vegan haggis.

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BAO King’s Cross

King's Cross


  • Sitting
    48
  • Standing
    120

Taiwanese cafe Bao in King's Cross has two private dining rooms that seat between 14 and 20 people, or you can hire out the whole venue for larger groups. This nostalgic take on Taiwanese cafes boasts fluffy buns and rice dishes to boot, filled with beef short rib, tofu balls and more.

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Barrafina Coal Drops Yard

King's Cross


  • Sitting
    22
  • Standing
    30

The fourth Barrafina restaurant from the popular group, Barrafina Coal Drops Yard is the ideal place for private dining in London with 20 guests or more. Not only is the restaurant award-winning, but it's range of Spanish feasting menus, created by chef Angel Zapata Martin and designed to share, will make your meal a memorable one.

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No 29 Power Station West

Battersea


  • Sitting
    120
  • Standing
    500

No 29 Power Station West is overlooking the Thames from its Battersea perch, decked out in pink neon signs and plush sofas to sink into with a cocktail in hand. The private dining room has space for 16 people, while the food includes rotisserie chicken, grilled sea bass and more.

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Beaufort House Chelsea

Kensington


  • Sitting
    80
  • Standing
    150

This private members' club has a number of spaces where you could seat guests in style for dinner. Whether you've got a party of 30 or 80 in mind, Beaufort House Chelsea will make sure you're catered for with tasty plates like teriyaki salmon and mushroom risotto from their award-winning brasserie.

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The Last Talisman

Bermondsey


  • Sitting
    140
  • Standing
    300

The Last Talisman presents a magical world with a sizzling pan-Asian grill and a selection of killer cocktails, all while also having a private area for 18 people to eat in. You'll be munching sharing plates, skewers, bao and more - with a pretty special Sunday roast on the cards too.

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Hush Mayfair

Mayfair


  • Sitting
    54
  • Standing
    80

The Sir Roger Moore Room at Hush is suitable for private dining in Mayfair, seating groups of up to 66. To have standing drinks and canape receptions for 100, please enquire about hosting your party with the events team today. There's even a pretty courtyard area for alfresco drinks too.

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Fidelio Cafe

Farringdon


  • Sitting
    50
  • Standing
    120

The Library at Fidelio Cafe has space for 18, which is ideal for small dinners or meetings where you also want food, thanks to their all-day menu of European cuisine. Our recommendations? The potato gnocchi with homemade pesto would make the perfect pick at this Farringdon spot.

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Comptoir Café and Wine

Mayfair


  • Sitting
    12
  • Standing
    40

In need of small private dining rooms in London? Showcasing low lighting, over 800 different bottles of vino and some seriously scrumptious small plates, Comptoir Cafe and Wine's cellar or tasting table is perfect for an intimate bite to eat. Head along to dive into smoked salmon, burrata, charcuterie and cheeses.

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The Oak W12

Shepherd's Bush


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    60

Located on the edge of Ravenscourt Park, The Oak W12 is a stunning neighbourhood restaurant serving tapas small plates and wood-fired pizzas. The perfect place for a special occasion, their private dining room comfortably seats 22 guests on a long, candle-lit table, while the cosy lounge area fits up to 60.

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Aubaine Mayfair

Mayfair


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    120

Aubaine Mayfair is a luxurious escape where chic styling meets European dining and an impressive private dining room for up to 30 people, complete with pretty plants, fairy lights and exposed brick walls. If you're after recommendations, our top choice would be the scallops to start and the Wagyu sando come mains. They've even got a second venue in Marylebone as well.

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Gymkhana

Mayfair


  • Sitting
    10
  • Standing
    0

With two vaults seating up to 10 guests, Gymkhana is a stunning spot for private dining. Expect to kick back across the space that's inspired by India's members' clubs, fronting sultry red walls, domed ceilings and colourful lamps, while the menu specialises in tandoor and chatpatta dishes that are designed for sharing.

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The King's Head Members Club

East London


  • Sitting
    45
  • Standing
    100

Concealed beneath a derelict public house, The King's Head private members' club is East London's best kept secret and ideal for the quirkiest of private dinners. Head here for taxidermy-covered interiors, sit-down feasts and more. And if you're after small private dining in London, they've got an intimate room for just 12 guests.

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Gun

Canary Wharf


  • Sitting
    130
  • Standing
    500

Housed in a Grade II-listed 19th century building, The Gun is a beautiful boozer on the Thames, whipping up European-inspired dishes like Devon crab ravioli, venison loin and roasted artichoke gnocchi. This beaut spot has sweeping views over the river and stunning, refurbished spaces to dine in.

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Arros QD

Fitzrovia


  • Sitting
    55
  • Standing
    80

Spanish fine dining restaurant Arros QD brings a taste of wood-fired Valencian cookery to Fitzrovia, with four private rooms to choose from if you're looking to host something a bit more special in the gorgeous space, complete with gorgeous chandeliers and lots of greenery. As for the dishes, expect Maldon rock oysters, grilled aubergine with rice and seabass Wellington to name a few.

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Berenjak Borough

London Bridge


  • Sitting
    44
  • Standing
    0

Fronting a private room that can fit 26 people, Berenjak is a top choice for dinner parties thanks to bold red interiors, stunning chandeliers and walls filled with vintage artwork. Flaunting flatbreads, black chickpeas, coal cooked aubergine and minced lamb shoulder, it's a venue that's sure to impress any and everyone.

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Monmouth Kitchen

Covent Garden


  • Sitting
    12
  • Standing
    60

The Lounge at Monmouth Kitchen has space for 12 diners and is available for inclusive hire, so you can chow down on a contemporary selection of Italian and Peruvian small plates in total privacy. Whether you're more into spicy chicken tacos, burrata Pugliese or spicy nduja pizzas, this place has got something for everyone with cocktails to match.

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The Little Orange Door

Clapham


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    180

Boasting a plethora of fabulous private dining spaces, The Little Orange Door is suitable for all occasions. Whether you fancy hiring out the entire venue or booking 'The Ultimate Dinner Party' boasting personalised place settings and non-stop games, this Clapham spot is sure to impress.

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Souk

Covent Garden


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    0

For fun private dining rooms in London that fit between 18 and 35 people, Souk is a great shout. The interiors here have true Moroccan charm, while the North African-inspired cuisine, shisha and cocktails are sure to impress - think dishes like spicy lamb couscous, slow-cooked beef tagine or falafel with tahini sauce.

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Masonic Temple @ Andaz London

Liverpool Street


  • Sitting
    44
  • Standing
    60

Hidden behind a secret wooden door is the imposing Grade I listed Masonic Temple, one of the original masonic rooms within five-star lifestyle hotel Andaz on Liverpool Street. This gorgeous spot can seat up to 44 people for special occasion celebrations, and don't forget to look up as the ceiling here is absolutely stunning.

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Trishna

Marylebone


  • Sitting
    35
  • Standing
    0

Specialising in coastal Indian cuisine, Trishna is located in the heart of London's Marylebone Village. There's space for 12 guests in the private area here, or you can hire out the entire venue for up to 60, so you can tuck into aromatic dishes like paneer tikka anardana or peanut garlic prawns with your nearest and dearest.

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M Restaurant Threadneedle Street

City of London


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    0

There's no shortage of private spaces available to hire at M Restaurant on Threadneedle Street, including a members' lounge for up to 130 people and an intimate dining room that seats 24. They serve up all sorts of sumptuous steaks cooked up by their high-profile executive chef Michael Reid, from South African rib eye to Japanese pure Kobe fillets, alongside an international wine list.

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Hackney Coterie

Hackney


  • Sitting
    70
  • Standing
    160

This independent restaurant and wine bar is one of the most affordable private dining rooms in London. Hackney Coterie is located in an open warehouse space that was a former paper doily factory, boasting a classy wine bar and exposed brick walls decorated with vibrant artwork. As they allow their chefs creative freedom, you can expect an exiting range of dishes on offer that change on a regular basis.

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Jones & Sons

Dalston


  • Sitting
    70
  • Standing
    100

With a capacity of 70, Jones & Son's private space is a sprawling one. Located in a refurbished Victorian textile factory in Dalston, this venue stays true to its industrial heritage, incorporating commercial maritime salvage, while getting influences from post-war Danish design. All the meat here comes from local business Well Street Butchers, served with carefully prepared vegetables and other fresh ingredients.

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Kix Bar + Kitchen

Dulwich


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    70

For lovers of Mexican and East Asian cuisine, you can get everything you hoped for and more at Kix Bar + Kitchen in Dulwich, a stylish restaurant full of neon lights and colourful artwork. You can hire both a private dining room and their alfresco secret garden space, while devouring sharing plates of tuna tataki, Tex Mex tacos, fluffy bao buns and so much more.

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The Montague on The Gardens Hotel

Fitzrovia


  • Sitting
    180
  • Standing
    250

The Montague on the Gardens is a Georgian townhouse boasting English allure and a range of private suites when you want to dine in seclusion. You and your guests will be tucking into glorious bistro-style fare in no time, from prawn stroganoff to ribeye steaks and plant-based burgers.

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Kenza Restaurant and Lounge

Liverpool Street


  • Sitting
    220
  • Standing
    280

Located on Devonshire Square, Kenza Restaurant and Lounge is a haven of private dining rooms in the city. They've got cosy alcoves, full venue hire and exclusive rooms for anywhere between 14 and 60 people, with minimum spends starting from just £400. As well as a selection of delicious cocktails to choose from, you can expect authentic Middle Eastern cuisine such as lamb kofta, grilled salmon fillets and marinated haloumi topped with black olives.

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Kindred

Hammersmith


  • Sitting
    80
  • Standing
    150

This Hammersmith spot is a strong contender for the best private dining room in London, thanks to each area having its own unique design and the handmade cocktails at the bar. From 10 guests to 50, Kindred is the perfect space for all kinds of occasions. Aside from the gorgeous interiors, you can also expect a range of tasty plates from across the world to be served.

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14 Hills

City of London


  • Sitting
    170
  • Standing
    350

22 people can dine in 14 Hill's private room, which has floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of foliage. As for the food? British cuisine with a distinct French flair is whipped up here, from pesto gnocchi and chicken supreme to tomahawk steaks with peppercorn sauce.

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Scoff & Banter - Various Sites

In need of a private dining room in central London? From the riverside Canary Wharf venue to the heart of Kensington and bustling Oxford Street, Scoff & Banter are scattered all across the city. Each one has its own private areas that are fit for up to 200 to dine, with dishes like Scottish cured smoked salmon or portobello mushroom Wellington to choose from.

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Sartoria

Mayfair


  • Sitting
    120
  • Standing
    250

Boasting a plethora of chic spaces and an option for entire venue hire, Sartoria is the ideal Mayfair joint for private dining or celebrations. Take in the gorgeous interiors, all while chowing down on fine dining fare, from the likes of burrata to grilled octopus and amaretto tiramisu. 

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The Rooftop St James

Central London


  • Sitting
    154
  • Standing
    138

The Rooftop St James is a prime example of hotels with private dining rooms in London, as it's found on the highest floor The Trafalgar and right next to the famous landmark. These guys serve up international small plates like cider poached chorizo, salmon arancini and Korean fried cauliflower, with stunning views alongside your food.

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Caravan Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf


  • Sitting
    25
  • Standing
    30

Whether you head to their Canary Wharf or City of London location, Caravan has the contemporary private dining rooms that are sure to be perfect for your occasion. Plus, you can get stuck into everything from small plates to other internationally-inspired grub like grilled halloumi or confit duck leg, washed down with cocktails of course.

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Aspen and Meursault

Battersea


  • Sitting
    14
  • Standing
    30

Seating just under 15 guests for private dining in London, Aspen and Meursault is a plush spot when you're having an intimate celebrations. You'll get to choose from a wide selection of wines, along with delicious spicy chorizo bites, and boozy cheese boards to share.

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The Lighterman

Kings Cross


  • Sitting
    190
  • Standing
    350

The Lighterman is a stunning venue that's drenched in sunlight, thanks to its huge windows and canal front location in King's Cross. You can hire the first floor, the entire venue or the water-facing bar and terrace here, with capacities ranging from 20 to 190 guests.

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Spagnoletti

King's Cross


  • Sitting
    50
  • Standing
    70

If you wish to feast on silky ribbons of fresh pasta in the heart of London, hire all or part of the private mezzanine space at Spagnoletti and host up to 50 seated guests. The interiors are quirky and the menu is refined, serving only nine dishes, including tagliatelle with green asparagus pesto and an egg yolk dressing - all of which was designed by Head Chef and pasta master Girolamo de Gennaro, alongside Executive Chef Manuele Bazzoni.

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Rail House Victoria

Victoria


  • Sitting
    55
  • Standing
    80

Found in the Nova Victoria restaurant quarter, Rail House has a cosy cabin, an intimate snug and a larger space that first up to 55 people for private dining. This space will impress with its mix of traditional and contemporary design, alongside the menu that includes port-braised short rib and blackened miso cod.

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Martello Hall

Hackney


  • Sitting
    200
  • Standing
    400

Housed in an old Victorian building, Martello Hall in Hackney is quite the looker, while also catering for up to 42 across a private space with a stunning roof terrace available to hire too. Think pizzas smothered in 'nduja, finocchiona, pickled chillies, hot red pesto and more.

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London Steakhouse Co. City

City of London


  • Sitting
    20
  • Standing
    0

Fancy food from an award-winning restaurant for your special night? London Steakhouse Co. City has a 20-capacity private space with the delicious cuts and finest meals to match. Master butcher and Royal warrant holder Aubrey Allen will whip up only the best meaty dishes for you, alongside delicious cocktails like the signature Passion Jazz.

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