More new restaurants opening up means more new private dining spaces have come to London too. We've picked some of the most interesting new spaces to open in the past year worthy of any party planner's notice.
No 1 St James’s Market, 1 Carlton Street, London SW1Y 4QQ
What: This contemporary Nordic restaurant hails from New York and has brought with it two new private rooms. There's a set Nordic menu on offer.
How many does it fit? The Copenhagen room seats 14 and The Stockholm room seats up to 60.
How to book: Contact Marine Cissé, Events Manager on 0207 024 9848 or email@example.com
204 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
What: The east London outpost of Blanchette - which mixes the French small plates theme with a North African influence - has the Cote d’Azur room tucked away at the back.
How many does it fit? Up to 14 people
How to book: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trenchard House, 19-25 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 0DF
What: Neil Rankin's Soho basement restaurant is a temple of tacos and meat.
How many does it fit? 25 or 45 to 55 standing.
Minimum spend? £2K but they review that for smaller numbers.
How to book: Call 020 3879 3834 or email email@example.com
264 Brompton Road, London SW3 2AS
What: The west London restaurant by Tom Sellers features an impressively decked out room called The Bloom Room (that pic above should make it clear why). It also has an impressive view over the restaurant below.
How many does it fit? 20
Minimum spend? £2K but they review that for smaller numbers. Sharing style menus, 3 options from £65.
How to book: Book on 0207 100 2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kisetsu at Sosharu
64 Turnmill St, London EC1M 5RR
What: Jason Atherton's Clerkenwell restaurant has a small room inside that has a Kappo-style Japanese tasting menu. While it's not strictly a private dining room, you can hire out the entire thing.
How many does it fit? 10
How to book: Book on 020 3757 5175 or email email@example.com.
Claridge's - Brook St, London W1K 4HR
What: Simon Rogan's Fera features the chef's second development kitchen (his first was at L'Enclume). Tucked at the side of the kitchen, it features dishes before you'll see them in the main restaurant. You can book an individual seat or hire the whole thing.
How many does it fit? 6
How to book: Book on 020 7107 8860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3NF
What: This luxury Indian restaurant has taken over the 8 Mount Street space with Michelin-starred chef Rohit Ghai in the kitchen.
How many does it fit? 8
Minimum spend? No minimum spend, but there are set menus.
How to book: Book on 020 7499 1800.
43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT
What: Philip's Howard's Chelsea restaurant has the chef in the kitchen cooking up ambitious cooking in a casual setting. The private dining room has a slightly smaller set menu and can also be used for last minute lunches if it's not booked up.
How many does it fit? 14
How to book: Book on 0207 628 5005 (ask for Caroline) or email caroline@elystanstreet.
Minimum spend? No minimum spend, £300 refundable deposit.
28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 7JS
What: This is the latest in the group that also includes Cinnamon Soho and The Cinnamon Club.
How many does it fit? 12-30
Minimum spend? A minimum spend will apply to any group reservation after 5pm, and will vary on certain days of the week. There's a 25% deposit.
How to book: Email email@example.com.
Looking for more?
Looking for more private dining room inspiration? See what opened in 2015.