London is brimming with fantastic choices when it comes to private dining venues. We’ve decided to showcase some of the quirkiest amongst them here, in case you were looking for something a little different to help make a lasting impression.
Lantana takes care of all the catering in-house, so you needn’t worry about having to plan the menu separately. Delicious food, great coffees, and a top selection of wines, beers and cocktails are sure to keep all your guests amply satisfied. The venue itself is elegant and modern, but has some rustic touches that ensure it remains a casual, welcoming space, suited to a whole range of different events. Its Central London location keeps it very well connected to the wider city, with Old Street station within stumbling distance and various others also close by.
69 Drops Studio’s full size kitchen means this is another offering where you needn’t worry about organising the actual catering for your dinner party. The event space itself comprises 900 square feet in all and benefits from good natural daylight – with blackout options also available. Kitted out for photoshoots, the plush seating and hair/make-up area add that extra quirky touch, with the wood panel wall and eye-catching floor also enhancing the character of the space. Found in East London, it sits just minutes from popular areas such as Shoreditch and Brick Lane.
Being a basement level venue, Chop Shop instantly has a richer atmosphere than your typical dining space, and this is buoyed by exposed brickwork and industrial style piping overhead that make this a chic venue, very much on trend right now. 60 guests can attend a seated dinner, or alternatively you could opt for a less formal standing reception with canapes and bowl foods for up to 100 people. Their menu includes delicious sharing starters, top quality steaks and equally tempting vegetarian options, but they are also open to any special requests.
The stunning rococo/baroque skylights at 93 Mortimer Street are not only a beautiful aesthetic feature in their own right, but they serve to flood the space with lots of natural light; and what a space it is, with triple ceiling heights in some areas. The unusual blend of ornate period features with contemporary architectural touches is one that works a treat, creating a truly unique space. Found in the ever popular West End, your guests – of whom you can invite up to 300 in total – can make good use of the close proximity of Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street stations.
Mews of Mayfair makes instant impact with its striking and boldly original interior design. Adorning the entirety of the walls and ceiling is a huge map print, with the rest of the décor suitably stylish to match. Aside from this quirkiness, there is characterful charm, courtesy of the wooden beams in the vaulted ceiling. The bespoke service on offer has the main objective of making top quality dining in a prime location more affordable. With a maximum capacity of just 40, it is easy to keep things more low-key and intimate, allowing you to be a more hands-on host and give equal time to each of your guests.