The latest edition of In The Know sees our Conference Planning Executive, Amy Standen, talking about her recommendations of the best spots in London for private dining and where you can find these hot spots for your next events!. Take a look and hopefully some inspiration from the following…
Part of the D&D London collection, Quaglino’s is a unique, art deco style restaurant in the heart of London St James, they serve a popular, contemporary European menu and legendary cocktails – served from the lavish bar centred in the middle of the main area. The venue offers an exciting live performance every night after 10pm where DJs, bands or even guest artists take to the stage at one end of the restaurant, another main feature of this iconic venue is the fully stocked lavish bar in centre of the room.
The venue has two private dining rooms, both on the mezzanine level. The Giovanni is the smaller of the two and seats up to 14 people at one round table. Prince of Wales is the larger room for up to 40 for dinner, this room features glass windows along the room which look down to the hustle and bustle of the diners in the main space diners and entertainment. Both rooms have chic interiors with flexible, self-contained amenities.
16 Bury Street · St James London · quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk
Scott’s is a stunning and charming seafood restaurant based in Mayfair, London. They offer only the best, high quality fine dining. They sit as part of the Caprice Holdings Collection, who also own the famous 34 Mayfair, Sexy Fish and the Ivy Collection.
In May 2019, Scott’s opened its newly refurbished Private Dining Room which is like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Suitable for up to 40 people for dinner, the room has a beautiful tropical fish tank bar, with an impressive marble top as its main feature. Not only this, the room has shimmering gold ceilings and marble walls – truly a mesmerising experience!
The Platinum Arowana Room is suitable for more intimate social occasions of up to 8 people, the room features mirror panelled walls and is covered with artwork, and green stone lit floors.
20 Mount Street · Mayfair London · scotts-restaurant.com
Found in central London, this exclusive venue encapsulates the spirit of vibrant Soho. This venue is a beautifully renovated townhouse and, as the name implies, is made up of 6 uniquely styled spaces across 6 floors, which connect and flow together as one. The Lobby, Parlour, Lounge, Decantery and Loft can accommodate up to 50 guests each, plus the Study for 18, there’s a room fitting for every occasion and you can host up to 300 guests.
Camm & Hooper acquired venue and made it what it is today, the décor is heavily inspired by the artistic and creative past of the local area. The menu captures something for everyone and has inspirational dining concepts that guests are sure to love!
11 Soho Square · Soho London · sixstoreys.com
Berry Bros & Rudd is a family-run, British wine and spirits merchant founded in London in 1698, this venue is truly one of kind and you can find it under the busy streets of the St James’ home. The Napoleon Cellar is located directly underneath the historic wine shop and was once home to fugitive Louis Napoleon.
This space has since been converted to a grand private dining room with beautiful brick walls and cloisters, which can seat up to 72 on one grand table. Sussex Cellar is a split-level space, combining modern architectural innovation with historic grandeur and can accommodate up to 44 seated. Alternatively, the Townhouse is a quaint, yet elegant, space for a more intimate occasion of up to 14 seated. This venue offers the opportunity to host a truly boutique event, designed to create a memorable atmosphere for all that are lucky enough to attend.
3 St James’s Street · St James Lodon · bbr.com
Located in Westminster, Cinnamon Club used to be home to the Westminster Library. It has since been redesigned and now the main restaurant is surrounded by walls covered in shelves upon shelves of books – a real beautiful and eye-catching feature!. The Gallery is located on the mezzanine area which overlooks this, this is a self-contained area which can accommodate up to 50 – perfect for a drink’s reception!.
There’s also a larger room for 70 standing which can accommodate a range of set ups depending on what you want from your experience, this room is called the Reading Room and is situated away from the main restaurant, ideal for conferences and private dinners on a larger scale. There is also a cosy bar space on the lower ground, available for private hire for up 70 people. A really flexible venue that can give you everything you need all in one space and allow for an experience between rooms.
30-32 Great Smith Street · Westminster London · cinnamonclub.com
The Don Restaurant and Bistro offer a fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere, situated in the city of London. Whilst the main restaurant offers a cool open space featuring bright, abstract art, the private dining options can offer a chic and secluded vibe. The Sandeman Room can seat up to 24 on one long table, this historic space would be perfect for lunches and private dinners. The Hoyland room covers your natural daylight requirements and looks out to an intimate courtyard. The main restaurant is available for private hire for up to 50 guests, this space also benefits from the connected Wine Study Room, this room has a huge wall of wine and can seat up to 16 to make it the perfect private dining spot.
20 St Swithins Lane · City of London · thedonrestaurant.com
We are hoping this gives you all a tantalising taste of a very select few recommendations for your next dining event in London. We know there are secret spots, new openings and incredible dining experiences all over the city and we are lucky enough to know just about all of them! If you are looking to book any of the above venues then please do get in touch and we can pull together a bespoke package for your event, or we can support in finding you similar, amazing options in other locations. The only question left is, which was your favourite?