Group Dining Restaurants In London

Some restaurants shudder at the thought of group dining, but these guys? They embrace it. Whether you fancy a family feast in a gastro environment, or a big birthday dinner in a deliciously spicy Thai spot, this list of group-friendly restaurants in London are great for those who like to share a meal with the masses.

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Last updated on 10th July 2024




The Breakfast Club Hackney Wick

There's never a better spot for getting the gang together for brunch than The Breakfast Club near the Hackney Riviera for when the sun's blazing and the windows are wide open. Cool, casual and relaxed, it showcases all-day breakfasts, quirky interiors and an all-round great vibe for group dining in London. Head down for a spot of their iconic all-American pancakes, huevous rancheros and Nashville fried chicken burgers.

28-50 By Night

Whether it's a special occasion or just because the gang needs a good ol' meet-up, head along to 28-50 By Night. This gorgeous 1920s-inspired Marylebone venue is a great spot to delve into delicious European grub accompanied by top-notch tipples, all while enjoying live jazz tunes. We're talking plates of lamb shoulder with parsnip purée, savoy cabbage and coconut rice pudding. Need we say more?

Gymkhana

Taking inspiration from the country's elite members' clubs, Gymkhana is a stunning two Michelin-starred Indian restaurant with the private hire options and group dining tables to match. Expect to tuck into tandoor and chatpatta dishes that are designed to share, all washed down by twists on classic cocktails. This swish restaurant has also got you covered with semi-exclusive and exclusive hire options for up to 100 seated guests. Plus, their two vaults are perfect for intimate gatherings of up to 10 guests each.

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EDIT is the stunning Hackney restaurant that has you covered for seasonal tasting menus, as these low-impact dishes bring you the best British grub paired with wine and other drinks. We're talking plates of kobocha squash soup with chilli oil, Scottish girolles served with Russet Burbank dauphinoise and artisanal vegan cheeseboards. Plus, the space is lovely to look at too while you dine alongside your group, decked out in exposed-brick walls, terracotta tiles and natural-wood lighting.

Ember Yard

£50 pp sharing menu and 1 other offer

Bored of the same ol' restaurants? Enjoy group dining at Soho's Ember Yard and tuck into their mouthwatering Spanish and Italian-inspired cuisine with an extensive range of delicious wines and cocktails. Their state-of-the-art charcoal grill makes expert use of different types of wood to create a whole host of smoky and delicious dishes. Plus, their list of gorgeous cocktails is tailor-made to perfectly complement the Mediterranean flavours.

The Piano Works Farringdon

2-4-1 Cocktails and 1 other offer

The Piano Works in Farringdon and West End are London's only non-stop live music venues, where the pianist-led band plays nothing but a setlist of songs requested by the audience themselves. It makes for a great night out, especially when the band launches into songs requested by you while you drink a range of delightfully quirky cocktails and gorge on delicious plates of ham hock terrine, dry aged flat iron steak with chimichurri sauce and chicken supreme topped with red hazelnut pesto.

Balans - Various Sites

Gather the gang and bring them to Balans, the 24-hour restaurant with outposts across the city. From delicious British plates in Soho sophistication through to a pre-theatre dinner near Kensington, this set of restaurants is great for casual dinner and drinks with a large group. We're talkin' delicacies like BBQ pork doughnuts, prawn linguine and Suffolk pork tomahawk.

Souk

This lively restaurant blends tasty dishes and great drinks with belly dancing, charming interiors and North African music - transporting you from Covent Garden to Morocco in no time. Dine on a group table at Souk, complete with cosy corners and comfy seating, and get familiar with Middle Eastern customs of communal feasting. We'd recommend starting with a plate of humous and pita bread, moving on to a hearty dish of lamb tagine with spicy chickpeas and vegetables, then ending your meal with baklava as well as a steaming cup of mint tea.

The Little Blue Door

Double Down and 2 other offers

Embracing the communal dining experience to the nth degree, The Little Blue Door is the stuff of everyone's flat share dreams. With fun brunches and raucous dinner parties, it's one of the best group dining restaurants in London, serving delicious goodies like sea bream tacos, smoking hot thunder thighs and falafel burgers. What's more, this eclectic space has a study hidden at the back full of fun games like Mario Kart and an array of old-school boards to keep you entertained throughout your delicious outing.

Wagtail

Not only does Wagtail boast a stunning rooftop terrace and panoramic views, but also incredibly chic interiors, with forest green, leather chairs and beautiful lighting. Pop along with your group to chomp on high-class fare that champions British produce, as well as wash it down with killer tipples. We're talking goodies like slow-cooked Welsh lamb shoulder, roast Atlantic cod and wild venison tartare alongside cocktails like the mezcal-infused Blush.

Inamo Covent Garden

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £49.95 per person and 2 other offers

Inamo's experiential restaurants offer group dining with a twist. Touch your table to order your meal and choose from an array of arcade adventures, such as Space Invaders and archery. From the award-winning Games Room at the Soho eatery to Covent Garden's Onyx Room, your gang can enjoy some serious pan-Asian bites and entertainment perfect for sharing like Korean baby back ribs, crispy duck bao buns and, of course, all the sushi your heart can handle.

Bleeding Heart

Whether you fancy eating in the bistro or one of the four private spaces, Bleeding Heart in Farringdon is perfect for group dining of all shapes and sizes. Head over to chomp on stunning European bites, from coq au vin to wild mushroom risotto, all while in atmospheric, stylish surrounds. For something a bit more intimate, hire out the parlour, wine cellar or the fantastical medieval crypt that can host guests from as little as seven to up to 200.

Hawskmoor Bar Wood Wharf

Cocktail hour

Feasting is meant to be done in large groups, so making a trip to Hawskmoor Bar Wood Wharf on Water Street is the perfect activity for you and your mates. Tuck into steaks, signature burgers and small plates as you bond over your love of food, all while sipping on crafted cocktails (including their famed bottled concoctions) like Dartmouth lobster with wild garlic butter, bone-in prime rib and libations such as Altos tequila-infused Tahona Colada.

Bardo St James's

Fabulous for celebrations and group dining, Bardo St James's is a fantastic shout if you're looking to treat your friends to deliciousness on Suffolk Place. Situated in Central London, the venue boasts luxurious vibes with red velvet-clad seating and gorgeous pops of greenery. Tuck into a banging list of Italian eats like roasted seabass with mint vignarola and don't forget to pair with a glass of wine.

Cabana Brasil Covent Garden

£80 Churrasco mixed grill for two and 1 other offer

With its varied menu of meats from the grill, stacked burgers, stunning salads and more, Cabana is an award-winning venue in Covent Garden perfect for even the fussiest of eaters. To sweeten the deal, they have an extensive list of drinks to wash it all down with. We'd recommend munching on their best-selling spicy Malagueta chicken and sipping on their reimagined Caipirinha 2.0.

Krua by Nathong

Craving Thai food? Krua by Nathong in St Pauls is a family-run restaurant that lends itself to group dining, with an extensive and exotic Thai menu that caters to all. Highlights include freshwater prawn in red curry sauce, marinated duck breast with house taramind sauce and so much more served in a sleek dining room kitted out with exposed brickwork, traditional Thai-style lanterns and pretty orchids.

Colonel Saab

Whether you fancy hitting up the main dining room or going for a luxe private experience, you and the gang are sure to have one helluva experience at Colonel Saab. The Holborn hotspot is devoted to slinging out a menu of fine Indian fare curated by best-selling food author Karen Anand, from curries and dosas to lamb shanks and tiffins; all served in gorgeous surroundings filled with antique treasures and heirlooms owned by actual maharajas, of course.

Scoff & Banter - Various Sites

Set yourself up in Kensington, Canary Wharf, Oxford Street or Bloomsbury as Scoff & Banter provide excellent group dining options in beautiful buildings. Celebrating local produce, their farm-to-table dishes bring together the freshest, handpicked ingredients from trusted suppliers to create a feast of contemporary European dishes. With menus that include afternoon tea, vegan and traditional British, there's something to please everyone.

The MAINE Mayfair

The MAINE Mayfair isn't just a gorgeous restaurant housed in a converted Georgian townhouse, it's also ideal for group dinners and large get-togethers. Get stuck into the family-style menus, offering everything from pappardelle ragu to grilled whole seabass and truffle roasted chicken, in one of the many beautiful spaces, including a winter garden terrace, a vaulted tavern and the stunning drawing room.

Monmouth Kitchen

New Year’s Eve Dining Experience and 3 other offers

Offering chic and absolutely beautiful interiors, carefully crafted cocktails as well as a menu of tasty Peruvian and Italian small plates, the Monmouth Kitchen is a top spot for group dining in London. Creating a relaxing space to while the day away in, this Covent Garden venue is decked out in marble tables and cutesy vintage furniture. We'd recommend ordering sharing plates of their delicious tuna and chilli lemon tacos as well as seabass ceviche and robata king prawns. Yum.

Rotunda

Bottomless Weekends and 3 other offers

Dine canal-side at the modern British bar and restaurant Rotunda situated in the heart of King's Cross. Get the gang together and feast on beef and lamb that has been sustainably sourced from the establishment's very own farm, plus plates like whole-grilled plaice and gnocchi with fire pit Provençal vegetables in a beautfiul terrace which sits on Regent's Canal.

Temper City

Catering to the masses? Check out temper City on Throgmorton Street, Paddington, Soho, Shoreditch or Covent Garden where you can tuck into BBQ meats on feasting platters from one of the world's biggest restaurant fire-pits. With acclaimed chef Neil Rankin at the helm, you'll find delicious ingredients cooked right in front of your eyes and made into delicious plates of goat's cheese tacos, aged beef skewers, lamb and kimchi carnitas and so much more. With a lineup like this, you know it's the good stuff. 

Quaglino's

On the lookout for private dining in London for 20 guests? Dine in London's vibrant West End at Quaglino's and tuck into European classics like dressed Devonshire crab, Herefordshire beef tartare plus whisky and maple-cured salmon. Take in the gorgeous Art Deco features and lively ambience as you sip on tipples from an extensive drinks list.

Rail House Victoria

Get ready for a delicious ride at Rail House Café's Victoria outpost. Enjoy legendary brunch plates, international sharing dishes, and signature cocktails in a spacious venue with a huge dining room, bar, and views of the semi-open kitchen. Their all-day menu boasts inventive global sharing plates like crispy oyster mushrooms and salt cod fritters with citrus mayo. Plus, you can soak up the sun on the gorgeous terrace out front during the summer months.

Salt Yard Westfield

£35 pp sharing menu

Boasting gorgeous greenery and a huge olive tree, Salt Yard in Westfield is a grand shout if you're looking for delicious Spanish tapas and a wide range of vino to share with your friend group. Wolf down everything from sauteed baby squid with pickled red chilli to pil pil tiger prawns and courgette flowers in a stunning Shepherd's Bush venue decked out in hanging lights, exposed brickwork and plants aplenty.

Sagardi

For a truly social group dining experience, head on down Sagardi on Curtain Road in Shoreditch. The menu here is inspired by Basque cuisine, with a mix of smaller sharing plates and larger dishes from the grill. Feast on premium beef, fresh turbot or cod with Biscay sauce and grilled txistorra sausages from Orio, all cooked on the authentic Basque grill in chilled-out, rustic-style surroundings.

Ping Pong - Various Sites, London

Asian-inspired cocktails, mouthwatering dim sum and swanky interiors are on the menu at all outposts of Ping Pong, sprinkled all across London from Soho to Southbank. Along with dinner, the group also put on legendary bottomless brunches, all you can eat fiestas and cooking classes. Head down to these flora-filled locations and treat your mates to a deliciously affordable group meal featuring goodies like chicken truffle gyozsa, soy marinated chicken skewers, char sui pork buns, har gau and so much more.

Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

This modern British restaurant is a picture of elegance in the City. Fronting plenty of space to come for dinner in their open and inviting surrounds, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is an excellent shout for a group meal in London that won't break the bank either. The menu features goodies like roast Atlantic cod, slow-cooked Welsh lamb shoulder and beetroot cured Scottish salmon. Sample the exquisite cooking, then retire to the leather clad bar to unwind with a cocktail or two.

Gaucho Covent Garden

If you're after a top-notch venue for a birthday celebration or work do, Gaucho Covent Garden is a great choice for group dinners. Their iconic restaurant's design is inspired by the cultural spaces of the local area and Argentinian influences, making it a feast for the eyes. Come and experience the best of both worlds with their all-day dining and late-night drinks menus. Toast over lip-smacking cocktails and Argentinian mains in this sophisticated space, or its sister venues at RichmondTower Bridge and Canary Wharf.

Paladar

Showcasing the best food, drinks, art and music from the region, Paladar is a 100% gluten-free Latin American restaurant in Waterloo serving delish tapas-style sharing plates. Decked out in regularly changing art exhibitions that showcase South American artists' works for sale, this hotspot has delicacies like pulled-pork on blue corn tortillas and grilled chimichurri prawns on offer served alongside cocktails and spirits, including fine rums, cachacas, piscos, mezcals and tequilas.

Ginza St James

Gather your friends and family and hire out the private dining room of fine dining eatery Ginza St James for a delicious meal made using some of the freshest ingredients. The Japanese restaurant is a sleek spot for an intimate meal, adorned with warm, wooden panelling that contrasts its tall, stone walls. Guests will be spoilt for choice thanks to a menu boasting delights such as lobster tempura, miso black cod and signature cocktails like Blossom Falls, made with Roku gin and elderflower. 

The Palm House

Bottomless Margaritas with Tacos & Fries and 5 other offers

If you're after restaurants suitable for large groups in London, check out airy The Palm House in Victoria. Discover boozy weekend brunches, as well as tacos and bottomless tequila cocktails for only £35. They open seven days a week from brunch to dinner, with menus for all occasions featuring goodies like picanha steak, mojo chicken and crispy fish tacos.

Aqua Nueva

Feast on modern Spanish small plates curated by head chef Yahir Gonzalez at Aqua Nueva, a stunning Regent Street venue offering unbeatable views thanks to its rooftop terrace. Located in the heart of London, expect dishes such as bravas potato, souffle omelette and glazed churros all made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. There's also a range of delicious hand-crafted cocktails to drink outside as you take in the gorgeous London vistas.

Mare Street Market

With long communal tables, a large warehouse feel and plenty of food options, Mare Street Market is a great place to kick off your birthday party with a huge group of all your best pals. The East London spot serves great pizza, craft beer, brunch and everything in between with an all-day vibe. Not a pie person? Don't fret; they've got an extensive menu featuring goodies to suit every taste, from nasi goreng to vegetable pakora chaat and ox cheek pappardelle. 

Cafe KOKO

Negroni Hour and 2 other offers

Situated in Camden, Cafe KOKO is a retro Italian-American restaurant great for group nights out and birthday celebrations. Along with regular live music, the stunning venue slings out tasty pizzas to share, alongside goodies like tiger prawn arrabiata, baked gnocchi drenched in gorgonzola, breadcrumbed artichokes, and colourful charcuterie meats courtesy of head chef extraordinaire Andreas Engberg. Having hosted Stormzy's birthday bash and Chicken Shop Date's Amelia Dimoldenberg's Valentine's party, trust us; they know how to party.

Bōkan

Special celebration on the cards? Or just fancy getting the whole gang together? Whatever the reason, Bōkan in Canary Wharf is a fantastic dining destination complete with plush pastel sofas, rustic wood floors and shiny brass metalwork. Not only does it feature beaut decor, but also incredible views of the city courtesy of its stunning roof terrace. Head over for delicious European eats and cracking cocktails such as the delightfully affordable seasonal charcuterie boards like the cheese monger's and butcher's tile, perfect for sharing and tearing.

Sartoria

If you're after a group dining hotspot in the heart of Mayfair, venture to Savile Row's stylish hotspot Sartoria. Not only does this gorgeous venue boast plenty of space to delve into Italian plates like black angus beef tagliata, burrata e nduja tortelli and home-cured black cod, but there are also private rooms to upgrade that foodie experience complete with floral arrangements, plush seating and dim-lighting. 

May Fair Kitchen

2 or 3 Dish Set Menu Lunch – £30/£35 and 5 other offers

Along with two private hire spaces including a stunning chandelier-adorned main room and a Moroccan Medina-style lounge that will transport you straight to Marrakech, May Fair Kitchen has a swish restaurant that is capable of catering for large groups. A must-visit for refined Japanese and Italian cuisine, they serve izakaya-style dishes like sashimi, tempura, wagyu, seafood platters, as well as regional Italian classics such as stone-baked pizza, homemade pasta, and salads.

Pasta Remoli: Restaurants In London

Pasta Remoli is bringing all sorts of deliciousness to London, from the West to the North. Round up all your mates and head to these group-friendly restaurants in Ealing Broadway and Bromley for homemade pasta that can be customised any way you like, right down to the cheese on top. From carbonara to pork sausage ragu and creamy mushroom, it's all up to you.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

Perfect for dinner with a big group in London, there's plenty of reasons why Blues Kitchen is one of the hottest spots in Shoreditch, Brixton and Camden. Rally up your squad for a night of the most tender meats, all washed down with a cocktail list that showcases nothin' but the best bourbon. We're talking a menu chock-full of crowd-pleasing delights such as bacon double smashburgers, smoked baby back ribs and shrimp taco salad. Looking to round off your night with some dancing? You can do that here too.

Megan's - Various Sites

If you're in need of a group dining spot that's ideal for catch-ups with pals and celebrations alike, Megan's in Kingston, Islington, Kensington and more are sure to impress. With plenty of venues dotted across the capital, these fabulous dining destinations offer a top-notch party Med-inspired menu, alongside drinks packages to boot.

Alfi

A top choice for group outings, Alfi is a pretty Italian restaurant in Spitalfields Market that boasts a huge list of organic and natural wines. Their covered terrace is filled with fairy lights and cute umbrellas, overlooking all the bustling action. As for the menu? These guys are slinging out everything from cacio e pepe to chicken focaccia sandwiches, with tasty brunch options available too.

Casa do Frango Shoreditch

If you're after class Portuguese sharing plates, Casa Do Frango knows what's up. Bringing a taste of Southern Portugal to London, this Shoreditch haunt serves up goodies like wood-charcoal-fired piri-piri chicken and Portuguese empanadas. With four locations spread across London, it's the perfect hang for a large group of best friends or work buddies, seating up to 20 guests at once.

Pizza Pilgrims - Restaurants In London

Gather the gang and head along to Pizza Pilgrims in Carnaby or London Bridge for some mouthwatering Italian grub. Whether you fancy sharing a few plates with the group or ordering your own doughy masterpiece, this hotspot is bound to impress with its gorgeous selection of nduja, fiorentina and carbonara slices of goodness. Thirsty? Check out the cocktail menu.

Bocconcino Mayfair

Looking for a taste of Italy without leaving London? Soho and Mayfair's Bocconcino is a perfect spot for large groups, with its open, airy feel, cool decor and varied menu that's sure to cater to even the fussiest of eaters. Their team of culinary experts straight from Italy serve up the freshest and finest authentic flavours that will make your taste buds tingle with excitement. These guys will accept groups of up to 29 for their larger tables, as well as allow you to hire out the whole restaurant.