Private dinners are a fantastic way to mark many an occasion, be it related to business or pleasure, but with so many suitable venues out there to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start looking. To make things as easy as possible, we’ve chosen our favourites from throughout Central London and featured them here for your perusal.
Bringing a touch of country living to the heart of the city, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is a restaurant – which serves the best of modern British cuisine – and a cocktail bar, completed in an elegant yet welcoming style. Standing receptions can accommodate as many as 200 people, with up to 100 guests able to attend a seated dinner. A popular choice for wedding parties, exclusive hire of the venue is available at weekends. With both Moorgate and Barbican tube stations a mere 5 minutes away on foot, it remains well connected to the rest of London.
The private dining rooms at the quaint and utterly charming Bleeding Heart Yard have been wowing guests for nearly 30 years. This cobble-stoned setting is simply oozing character, with delightful touches and attention to detail throughout that really add an extra dynamic to the day. With the atmospheric Crypt in Ely Place, which adjoins Bleeding Heart Yard also perfect for the likes of a wedding reception or other special occasion, you’ve certainly got plenty of options when it comes to spaces at your disposal. In terms of getting there, the nearest rail link is Farringdon station.
Chop Shop pretty much has all the bases covered when it comes to dining. Be it a formal seated dinner for up to 60 guests, a laid-back standing reception for 100 with bowl foods and canapes, an exclusive corporate breakfast meeting, a Sunday roast or a drinks reception, they are more than happy to accommodate you. The food on offer is just as flexible, with everything from prime steak to great vegetarian options to choose from, with the team perfectly willing to try and incorporate any specific requests or dietary requirements. As for the surroundings, they are warm and welcoming, with plenty of charisma courtesy of the exposed brickwork.
The London EDITION Penthouse is certainly guaranteed to bring that extra sense of decadence and exclusivity. Filled with custom furnishings, this stylish and sophisticated luxury apartment has its own dining room, kitchen and living room, helping you and your guests to feel tucked away in a truly private space. Speaking of your guests, with a capacity of just 50 standing or 20 seated, it’s much easier to keep things intimate and personal. One of the best features is undoubtedly the wraparound terrace, which boasts stunning 360-degree views of the city beyond.
Tucked away on a historic cobbled street in the ever popular area of Mayfair, this beautiful venue has an impressive 4 floors in all for you to utilise, with private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 28 seated guests or 40 for a canape party. The striking décor is unlike anything you’re likely to find elsewhere and really helps to enhance the immersive quality of the experience. Through their bespoke service, they aim to offer affordable luxury, bringing you everything you’d expect from a venue that lives up to the area’s lavish reputation, all without breaking the bank.