If you’re looking to host a special occasion where food and conversation are the key, or perhaps a corporate dinner where privacy is crucial or just fancy doing something a bit different, have a look at our suggestions on how to make a private dining event stand out for all the right reasons. Private dining has taken off in the last few years and many restaurants now have specific areas dedicated to this growing market. With the growth in this sector it is now possible to book a private dining event for any cuisine, in any corner of the city, and with any focus or entertainment.
Sky Garden – located at Fenchurch Street and spread over three floors this venue has a stunning outdoor space. Private dining here takes place in the lovely Vinoly Room, which is in turn located within the Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill. The room can seat up to 18 and has stunning views across the city.
New Street Wine Shop – if you wanted to treat a special someone and their nearest and dearest to a wine tasting with fantastic canapes or charcuterie, this is the venue for you. Private dining for wine enthusiasts where the wine takes centre stage. This venue is located near Liverpool Street within an 18th Century warehouse, all of which will add to the ambiance of your event.
Bunga Bunga – For larger scale private dining have a look at the Italian inspired Bunga Bunga restaurant in Battersea. A gondola shaped bar, fabulous pizza, Italian cocktails and memorabilia all add up to a fun night out. The private dining area is L’Osservatorio with views across London and can seat 30, so perhaps a good bet for rowdy office parties – you can even host your own private karaoke party!
Scotts An iconic Mayfair venue, this is a seafood lover’s paradise with sustainable fish, oysters and crustaceans in abundance. Private dining here takes place in a dedicated art deco styled room which is decorated with contemporary artwork. Seasonal menus are also specially produced for their private dining clientele, which is suitable from 12-40 diners where privacy is guaranteed.
Ivy Market Grill If a glamorous location and sumptuous surroundings are your brief for your private dining, the Private Dining room at the Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden should be at the top of your list. The wood panelled room sits below the restaurant in Henrietta Street and is decorated with pictures of stage and screen stars. Seating up to 40 this is a perfect venue for a personal celebration or a smaller corporate event.