18 "Private Dining" restaurants in London.
At some point in your life, you will inevitably be asked to plan your sister’s bridal shower, office holiday party, or some other milestone celebration that requires a private dining room. Here are some great places to plan a private party for your group of 10 to 100.
St. John in Clerkenwell is a special place. It’s often referred to as an institution. And having a meal here is one of the best things you can do.
Gymkhana is the best Indian restaurant in London, an upscale establishment serving elevated classics and an incredible biryani.
Brigadiers is a very good and very fun Indian restaurant near Bank in the City, specialising in barbecued meats.
If you want to know where to find the best Italian food in Soho is, it’s at Bocca di Lupo.
Trishna is a excellent posh yet casual Indian restaurant in Marylebone, where casual is relative and a good credit line is required for the meal.
Pollen Street Social is an excellent fine dining spot in Mayfair, but it feels like the kind of restaurant you want to go to all the time.
Pizarro is a Spanish restaurant in Bermondsey with excellent wine and tapas. Get the Iberico Presa and croquetas.
Lurra is a beautiful restaurant in Marylebone serving Basque inspired tapas and one of the best steaks in London.
You might come to The Ivy Covent Garden to see Kate Moss, but the experience is more than that - come for service, ambience, and nice food.
Bob Bob Ricard is an excellent place to drink champagne and people watch. The French/Russian food is good, and the room is over the top lush.
Yen is a large, upmarket Japanese restaurant on the Strand that specialises in soba. It’s a calm, spacious place to spend some time.
Barrafina is London tapas royalty. And although we wouldn’t class their King’s Cross spot as legendary, there’s still good food to be had.
Radici is a big restaurant serving Italian classics, and while it might not be the most exciting spot in Islington, it’s one of the most useful.
Hide is a huge, fancy three story, fine dining restaurant in Mayfair, serving some quite lovely dishes.