23 Beautiful Restaurant Booths For Group Friendly Dining

If there’s one thing that can make a restaurant experience even better, it’s a booth. Comfy and exclusive – it’s like having your very own private party. Whether it’s a romantic date night, a catch up with friends, or you’re simply seeking some solace in a cosy corner, we’ve rounded up the restaurants that have perfected the art of comfort, as well as cuisine.

From trendy new Italian restaurants to cave-like hideaways for gathering in groups, these are the best restaurants with booth seating in London – where everyone gets the comfy seat.

Group Friendly Restaurants With Booth Seating


The fifth London outpost from Big Mamma Group, Carlotta in Marylebone boasts retro leather booths and dark wooden tables, alongside a stellar menu of antipasti, primi, secondi and dessert that pays homage to Italian-American tradition. Italo Americano classics include Spaghetti and Meatballs; the 80s special, Seafood alla Vodka, finished with clams and fresh Cornish crab; and the Fettuccine Alfredo al Tartufo (a true showstopper).

There’s even more booths downstairs in the midnight blue hideout, with an 80s mirror-striped curved ceiling and a full frontal view of the chefs at work in the busy cucina. Book your spot in a booth to find out what it’s all about.

Where: 77, 78 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5JX
Website: www.bigmammagroup.com


Settle into a booth at Bibo and dig into their sumptuous offerings of porcini croquetas, beef tenderloin with green pepper sauce, tuna belly tartar, or whole lobster paella.

Casual tapas and unforgettable Andalusian flavour is the vibe at Bibo, and a seat in one of their roomy booths is the best way to soak up the atmosphere.

Where: 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT
Website: www.book.ennismore.com


For upmarket Sicilian dining, Norma is a must-try. Located in Fitzrovia, this restaurant from the Staford Collection serves delicious food and jaw-dropping interiors – complete with patterned tiles and cosy booths.

The menu focuses on seasonal and sustainable Italian and British produce, served with a flourish of old-school Italins hospitality – from pasta alla Norma, to grilled pork chop with sweetcorn, nduja, charred bay gem and smoked pork sauce; and calamarata with red prawns, burrata and fennel herb.


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Where: 8 Charlotte St., London W1T 2LS
Website: www.normalondon.com

Sessions Arts Club

Sessions Arts Club has been hot on everyone’s lips since it opened. A favourite amongst the arts set, the restaurant sits inside a grand Grade II* listed building with a dining room that’s surrounded by three terraces with fireplaces, a rooftop bar, garden, and of course, ample booth seating for soaking up the surroundings.

The menu is ever-changing with dishes designed for sharing – expect everything from quail with yellow pepper and basil, to clams with pea and parsley.

Where: 24 Clerkenwell Grn, London EC1R 0NA
Website: www.sessionsartsclub.com

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Ave Mario

Another restaurant from Big Mamma Group – they clearly understand that booth seating is the superior dining choice – is Ave Mario in Covent Garden.

Stepping into the trattoria is like stepping into a funky day in Florence, and the menu offers just the same amount of ‘extra’ as their other spots – expect the likes of ‘biga’ pizzas (a 24-hour process which gives the crust a pillowy texture), carbonara ravioli, and for dessert, a piece of their massive 60cm tall Gelato Tower covered in caramel.

Where: 15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QG
Website: www.bigmammagroup.com


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Michelin-starred Luca focuses on Italian dishes that champion British seasonal ingredients, and the stylish dining room with it’s intimate booths is perfect for those weekend date nights. There’s also a covered outdoor dining terrace that’s great for group celebrations. 

The menu features everything from sea bream crudo with scots pine, smoked cod’s roe, blood orange and pickled fennel; to Hebridean lamb with caponata, aubergine, borlotti beans and goat’s curd; and tagliatelle with rabbit, green olives, lardo di colonnata and parmesan. If you can’t decide, let the chefs take the reins with their special chef’s menu option, priced at £85pp.

Where: 88 St John St, London EC1M 4EH
Website: www.luca.restaurant

St. Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys

Who knew one of London’s most iconic stations was home to some of London’s best booth dining? Grab a seat at St Pancras Champagne Bar’s carriage-inspired blue velvet boots and enjoy a front row seat to views of the station’s Victorian Gothic canopy, while you watch the Eurostar trains scooting off to Paris.

Sip on Champagne, indulge in an oyster or two or enjoy Searcys signature Afternoon Tea, served out of a mini suitcase. Even better, each booth comes with a ‘Press for Champagne’ buzzer, for more bubbles at the touch of a button.

Where: St Pancras International Station, London N1C 4QL
Website: www.stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk


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This popular spot may have taken over your Instagram feed since it opened, but one step inside and you’ll see why. With design drawing inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of Spain, its bold colors, eclectic patterns, and striking artwork are a must-visit.

Headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, the restaurant serves up cuisine that merges his Spanish heritage with his love for Mexico. Go for the aesthetic and comfy booths, stay for the flavour and views across the London skyline.

Where: 10th Floor, 10 Argyle St, London WC1H 8EG
Website: www.decimo.london

Kerridge’s Bar & Grill

Dinner at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill is a stunning affair, so kick back in your plush leather booth and get ready for a culinary experience to rival Tom Kerridge’s Michelin-starred establishments.

The menu plays on Tom’s reputation for serving his own take on the UK’s most celebrated dishes – from red prawn scotch egg with pickled mooli and roasted shell satay, to pig’s cheek pie with truffled clotted cream mash and devilled sauce.

Where: 10 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5AE
Website: www.kerridgesbarandgrill.co.uk

Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard (so good they named it twice) is famed for its ‘press for Champagne’ button, but the best feature to this lush, over-the-top restaurant has to be the fact that it’s entirely booth-based.

On the Russian/British menu, you’ll find the likes of salmon tartare imperial served with Siberian sturgeon caviar; beef wellington for two served with truffle jus; and of course, vodka shots served at -18°C.

Where: Soho / The City
Website: www.bobbobricard.com

Holborn Dining Room

Get yourself down to the Holborn Dining Room, grab a red leather booth, and tuck into splendid seasonal British cuisine with a twist. While fish and chips, ribeye steak and burgers are all important features on a classic British menu, it’s the pies here that steal the show.

Made in the dedicated Pie Room by day (which turns into a luxurious private dining room by night), the restaurant serves the humble British classic in all its finery – from chicken, chestnut mushroom, leek fondue and tarragon pie, to dauphinoise potato pie with comté, caramelised onion and parsley sauce.

Grab a red leather booth and tuck into splendid seasonal British cuisine.

Where: 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
Website: www.holborndiningroom.com

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The Aubrey

Enter a world of elegance and sophistication at The Aubrey, where contemporary design meets traditional Japanese charm. From the comfort of your luxury booth seating (that makes it far too easy to while away a whole afternoon), tuck into sharing plates like Charcoal Chicken Karaage with yuzu mayo, mushroom gyoza, and Japanese prawn tempura.

We recommend booking in for their new weekend brunch menu for Tokyo Eggs Royale with yuzu hollandaise and housemade tea-smoked salmon; and Matcha French Toast with brûléed shokupan, manuka honey, strawberries, homemade compôte, yuzu crème Anglaise and whipped cream. Divine.

Where: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Website: www.mandarinoriental.com


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One of the world’s most iconic restaurants, the Savoy Grill has undergone a momentous renaissance, bringing you an even more iconic dining destination than ever before. The new-look restaurant boasts a breath-taking dining room, stunning bar, a chic Chef’s Table space overlooking the kitchen and a brand new Wine Experience Room.

Experience classic British and French dishes in an elegant, historic 1920s setting from your seat in the iconic restaurant’s brand new booths.

Where: 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EZ
Website: www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com 

14 Hills

London is home to many rainforest-inspired restaurants but one you absolutely must visit is 14 Hills. Trees, shrubs and foliage fill the restaurant from floor to ceiling, and the unparalleled views showcase the best of London’s skyline twinkling at night.

Not only are the interiors Instagrammable, with plenty of stylish booth seating for groups, the restaurant’s dishes live up to the hype, too – think botanical brunches, and British dishes with French flair.

Instagrammable interiors, with plenty of stylish booth seating for groups.


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Where: 14th floor, 120 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5AL
Website: www.14hills.co.uk

Dishoom Covent Garden

If you’re looking to get your Indian food fix, head to Dishoom for mouth-watering Bombay street food and sumptuous small plates.

Get the gang together and treat yourselves to gunpowder potatoes, house black daal, chicken ruby, and a Bombay Bellini or two while sat in one of their huge booths downstairs, perfect for groups, and oh so comfy.

Where: 12 Upper St Martin’s Ln, London WC2H 9FB
Website: www.dishoom.com

Al Mare

Located inside the iconic Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, destination restaurant Al Mare offers a sophisticated dining experience with plenty of comfy booth seating – perfect for gathering in groups to enjoy all the charms of Italian cuisine.

With a theatre kitchen for watching the chefs in action, and a menu filled with seafood and Mediterranean fare, expect to indulge in the likes of Battuta di Manzo (beef tartare, hazelnut, coffee and truffled egg sauce); wild seabass with broccoli rabe and Amalfi lemon sauce; and veal cheek with potato pureé, mushrooms and black truffle. To drink, there’s twists on classics and a wide selection of Aperitivo.

Where: 1 Cadogan Place Ground Floor The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, London SW1X 9PY
Website: www.jumeirah.com

A theatre kitchen for watching the chefs in action, and a menu filled with Mediterranean fare.


YOPO, tucked away inside The Mandrake hotel in Fitzrovia, has reopened with a fresh design and updated South American menu with European influences. Executive Chef George Scott-Toft drew inspiration from his travels through Argentina, Chile, and Peru, incorporating it into the menu as well as the restaurant’s design.

The menu includes indigenous and seasonal ingredients, low-intervention Argentinian wines, and traditional dishes – from small plates like mushroom, parsley, garlic and white bean tostada; to tuna tartare with chilli and cashew cream, and grilled sirloin with charred spring onion and chimichurri. The new bohemian interiors are home to plush furniture and exotic art, including a grandiose ostrich sculpture called ‘Showgirl’.

Where: 20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG
Website: www.themandrake.com

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The Colony Grill Room

Sister restaurant to The Wolseley and The Delaunay, The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont has taken inspiration from the old-world glamour of New York in the 1920s. And this isn’t limited to the décor, with its huge red leather booths – many dishes are inspired from over the pond, with timeless New York grill classics, salads, shellfish and steaks served alongside contemporary favourites.

Expect impeccable service and seriously good food.

Where: 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, London W1K 6TF
Website: www.colonygrillroom.com


One place that knows how to consistently put incredible food on the table is Hawksmoor.

Booth-lovers can expect to sink into comfy booths and banquettes across all their restaurants as you tuck into London’s most delicious steak.

Where: Multiple Locations
Website: www.thehawksmoor.com

The English Grill

For a classically English booth dining experience, head to The English Grill tucked inside the Rubens at the Palace.

At the helm of the kitchen is Ben Kelliher, who you’ll find serving up wonderful dishes of orkney king scallops with venison chorizo, wild garlic, hollandaise and exmoor caviar; wild garlic and parmesan gnocchi with white asparagus, walnuts and sundried tomato pesto; as well as steaks and chops freshly prepared on their Josper grill.

Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PS
Website: www.rubenshotel.com


The best seat in the house at Meraki is hidden behind a secret doorway… Venture behind the wine shelf and you’ll enter The Living Room, which makes the perfect spot for an intimate and exclusive dinner.

Set up shop in one of their two ‘caves’, which seat eight people each, for booth style seating that’s artistically built into arched brick walls, and spend the evening indulging in mouth-watering Mediterranean food and delicious twists on classic cocktails.

Where: 80-82 Great Titchfield St., London W1W 7QT
Website: www.meraki-restaurant.com

The W Lounge

The W Lounge in Leicester Square boasts rows of comfy lounge booths that look out over the bustling streets below – the most sought after seats in the hotel.

On the menu, you’ll find shareables, mains and delicious desserts – from the classics to a number of Asian infused dishes that tie into their location on the edge of Chinatown.

Where: W, Leicester Square, 10 Wardour St, London W1D 6QF
Website: www.theperceptionbar.com


TH@51 offers global cuisine with a creative spin, and has a number of booths throughout the bar restaurant to gather with friends and family for an unforgettable meal out.

Expect global flavours with a touch of showmanship – from colourful garnishings to the drama of a live kitchen and Robata grill. Menu highlights include the ratatouille and cheddar tortilla, burrata and kale chaat, masala salmon with edamame risotto and malay pepper roast chicken.

Where: Suites and Residences, Taj 51, 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF
Website: www.th51.co.uk

Swan London

The Swan’s big leather booths have Bankside and River Thames views, perfect for watching the world go by as the sun goes down over the city.

Brilliant for casual dining with sharing plates and small batch London gins, there’s also DJs playing house music on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Where: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
Website: www.swanlondon.co.uk

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