5 best restaurants for private dining in London

21st Dec 2022



Looking for a private dining room in Marylebone? Then this unique Michelin Star restaurant, Trishna is definitely the perfect place. It delivers an innovative twist on Indian coastal cuisine and is located just a few minute walk from Marble Arch Station. Trishna is not only the perfect central location but is suitable for many different occasions to create the ultimate event experience.

The private dining room seats up to 12 guests in an informal and discreet surrounding. The unique elements of tumbled marble and smoked oak with the backdrop of the restaurant’s wine cellar gives the room real character. The best part about the restaurant is that it is available for exclusive hire which gives you the opportunity to accommodate up to 80 guests. Menus can be tailored to your requirements and wine matched by our Sommelier. It’s a must visit!

The Gherkin

private dining in London at The Gherkin

Standing 180m tall at 30 St Mary Axe is the towering London venue known as The Gherkin. It’s private dining rooms, catering for up to 30 seated guests, offers picturesque views overlooking the City of London.

With its striking architecture, designed by the world-renowned Lord Foster, it is one of the most prestigious and eye-catching venues in London. Exclusively occupying the top three floors, Searcys provides world-class catering for corporate events and private functions at this iconic landmark. What more do you need for your clients other than the finest menus whilst enjoying the best 360° views over the City? At the top of The Gherkin, the glass dome is available for exclusive private hire. This is the ideal venue for prestigious events like intimate breakfasts, lunches, exclusive dining experiences and small drinks receptions.

Galvin La Chapelle

It is safe to say that Galvin La Chapelle is one of London’s most awe-inspiring locations for private dining in London. The restaurant with a 30-metre-high vaulted ceiling, award winning design and lighting, is located on the edge of the Square Mile. This grade II Victorian school chapel is indeed a grand setting. When the restaurant first opened in 2010, the restaurant won eight top restaurant awards including a Michelin star, AA London Restaurant of the year and Tatler Magazine restaurant of the year.

The venue offers you several private dining rooms. The Gallery, which overlooks the restaurant holds up to 16 guests. When you combine Le Jardin and the Back Terrace Garden of Café à Vin, you can accommodate up to 140 guests for a standing reception. The restaurant is also available for exclusive hire, along with the restaurant next door, Café à Vin. La Chapelle can accommodate up to 130 guests seated or up to 170 standing in total.

The Chamberlain’s Restaurant

The Chamberlain’s restaurant located in the Leadenhall Market in the City of London, is the perfect choice if you want to impress your clients with divine fish & seafood. The Chamberlain’s opened its doors to the public in 2001 and follows the reputation of the family business. If you are looking for excellent cuisine with tradition than The Chamberlain’s are perfect for you.

The different areas of the restaurant offer complete flexibility with the ability to host anything from a relaxed intimate dining experience, formal luncheons and presentations to lively office parties with music. Due to the unique layout of the restaurant, The Chamberlain’s can cater for a small private party for 12 guests, to a party of up to 150 guests. Blending the years of experience, expertise and commitment of the family restaurant has positioned The Chamberlain’s as the finest choice for fish and seafood dinning in the City.


private dining in London at Gymkhana

Last but not least on my list is Gymkhana, the sister restaurant of Trishna. Gymkhana serves classic and contemporary Michelin starred Indian cuisine, with a strong focus on chatpatta and boldly spiced sharing dishes. The interior design of Gymkhana references the clubs of India with ceiling fans that hang from a dark-lacquered slatted oak ceiling, cut glass wall lamps from Jaipur, hunting trophies from the Maharaja of Jodhpur and Grandmother Sethi’s barometer. Brass edged tables and classic rattan chairs punctuate the dining space, which is embellished with Punch sketches and Indian sports prints.

Gymkhana offers two private dining vaults secluded on either side of the lower ground floor. Guests are offered a range of set menus or are able to create their own bespoke menu and wine pairing. Gymkhana is also available for exclusive hire on each level, seating 50 guests on the ground floor and 50 guests on the lower ground floor. If you are looking to accommodate up to 90 guests, you could hire the restaurant exclusively.

For more details of options for private dining in London – get in touch with the team at Kin.