For a truly unforgettable meal, booking a private room is a must. It offers the best of both worlds – the comfort of your own space combined with world-class kitchen and staff. And with so many hotels offering unique private dining room experiences, there’s no need to make that long journey home either. Perfect!
Dean Street Townhouse
Tottenham Court Road (0.4 miles)
What: Legendary 18th-century bolt-hole
Why: Spread across two Georgian properties, the Dean St Townhouse is a charming throwback to the olden days with an irresistible all-day menu. A cosy snug holds a private dining room with space for up to twelve guests – perfect for when you want somewhere with a genuine historical atmosphere.
Where: 69-71 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SE
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
London St Pancras International (0 miles)
What: Impressive food in a well-lit, airy dining space
Why: One of London’s most iconic buildings, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has all the romance of a fairytale castle. Inside, the Gilbert Scott restaurant provides a welcoming private dining room for up to eighteen people, flooded with natural light. A series of concise yet varied menus are especially strong on fish and seafood, featuring Dorset crab, poached hake and line-caught sea bass, with some wonderful wine pairings too.
Where: Euston Road, London, NW1 2QR
What: Memorable boutique hotel with quirky dining room
Why: A shoe-in when listing London’s boutique hotels, the Zetter Townhouse also benefits from an excellent private dining area known as The Games Room. Filled with eccentric trinkets and knick-knacks from around the world, it’s a unique place with room for up to thirty guests. And why’s it called the games room? Well, there’s a ping pong table for when it’s not being used for dinner. Snazzy!
Where: 49-50 St John's Sq, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ
Corinthia Hotel London
London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
What: Traditional English setting with an Italian twist
Why: With two restaurants to choose from, the Corinthia Hotel London is an excellent choice for foodies. The Massimo Restaurant specialises in gourmet Italian cuisine, with a private dining quarter holding their Chef’s Table, a smartly decorated room capable of hosting up to twenty guests in total comfort. And that’s without even mentioning the world-class hotel above.
Where: Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD
What: Atmospheric private dining area in the style of an ancient Greek temple
Why: Keen to make some jaws drop? The Temple, a Grade-II listed private dining area in the Andaz Hotel, is unforgettable. An ornate Zodiac ceiling, authentic marble columns and of course an alluring menu make this a truly excellent choice for that all-important wow factor. You won’t want to leave!
Where: 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN
Hyde Park Corner (0.5 miles)
What: Three-star Michelin food with a range of private dining rooms
Why: If you really want top-notch food, look no further than arguably the very best chef working in London. Alain Ducasse’s food at the Dorchester has been awarded three Michelin stars, but the superb private dining rooms elevate the experience to another level. Some of the private rooms, such as the Salon Park Lane, even offer breathtaking views of Hyde Park.
Where: Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA
The Chelsea Harbour Hotel
Imperial Wharf (0.1 miles)
What: Harbourside hotel with lovely views
Why: Given that London’s best feature is the Thames, it makes sense to admire it – and where better than at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel? This traditional hotel has all the luxury you’d expect from a five-star hotel, with the added bonus of those priceless views. The private dining room can host up to twenty guests.
Where: Chelsea Harbour Dr, London SW10 0XG
London Hilton on Park Lane
Hyde Park Corner (0.3 miles)
What: Panoramic views of the city from up high
Why: Guaranteed to take the breath away, The Balcony private dining area of the Galvin at Window’s restaurant sits on the twenty-eighth floor of Hilton Park Lane. With all of London sprawling beneath you, there’s nowhere better to admire the city. And with Michelin-starred food, the restaurant’s not too shabby either.
Where: 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE
The Stafford Hotel
What: Enchanting former wine cellar
Why: For something a little different, why not host your meal in the Stafford Hotel’s Wine Cellar? The main chamber can seat up to forty-five guests, who can feast on the avant-garde menu and – you’ve guessed it – sample some delicious wines. And for the truly curious, there’s a guided tour of the cellars and the adjacent bomb shelter, a relic from the Second World War. Truly authentic.
Where: 16 St James's Place, London SW1A
Holborn (0.2 miles)
What: Unpretentious local cuisine in a captivating setting
Why: This relaxed, understated dining room feels even more spacious thanks to well-placed mirrors on the walls and ceilings. Best of all, there’s a delicious seasonal menu and a host of organic wines. One of the dining rooms even offers a demonstration from the chef. Foodie heaven!
Where: Rosewood London, High Holborn, London