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Best dinner spots in the City of London

Whether it’s a romantic meal for two or a bustling party for hundreds to mark a special occasion, we have a range of venues that are ideal for a gathering over dinner, all found within the City of London.

Grand Union Chancery Lane

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The Grand Union signature style is vintage with a twist, giving the spaces a distinctly welcoming boudoir feel. On the top floor is the Library, perfect for enjoying food and drinks with friends, whilst downstairs lies the Gallery, which comes complete with a DJ booth, dancefloor and cocktail bar should you wish to have some fun following the meal. The dining capacity is 125, with the total standing capacity allowing for as many as 210, as full private hire is available upon request.

Duck & Waffle

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Duck & Waffle welcomes guests 24/7 into the highest designated dining room in the whole of the country. With the flexibility to host all manner of different themed events and exclusive parties, the award-winning team are on hand to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Stylish and contemporary inside, you can expect to enjoy a wonderful outlook onto the city below, including several iconic landmarks. Back at ground level, the nearest transport links include Liverpool Street and Moorgate.

The White Swan

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Spread across 3 floors, the spaces on offer at The White Swan include the ground floor pub, the mezzanine and the first-floor dining room. Group hire is available for one or part of these areas should you have a small gathering in mind, but for larger parties for up to 150 people, you can opt for exclusive hire of the whole venue. The wooden furniture and panelling help to establish a warm, laid-back atmosphere that keeps things casual. Chancery Lane tube stop is just 5 minutes away, with Holborn and Farringdon also close by.

The Oyster Shed

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The Oyster shed is available for exclusive hire at the weekend, with this riverside venue a popular choice for everything from birthday parties to bar mitzvahs. Full length windows serve to flood the space with natural light, making it feel bright and airy, whilst also allowing guests to take in the fantastic views of London, including great perspectives of The Shard and London Bridge. Altogether, the venue can accommodate up to 400 guests, who are sure to make good use of the close proximity to Monument and Cannon Street stations.

Yauatcha City

yauatcha city

Part of the popular Hakkasan Group, Yauatcha City is an all-day dim sum dining experience, ideal for low-key gatherings with friends. In addition to the main dining room, spaces at your disposal include 2 bars, 2 outdoor terraces and several smaller casual dining areas, keeping your options open depending on the size and feel you want for your event. Found in Broadgate, the nearest rail links include Barbican, Moorgate, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street.