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London’s best private dining rooms

Explore some of London’s premier dining experiences with our top take on the city’s private dining rooms. 

Bacchanalia, Mayfair

London’s latest dining hotspot, Bacchanalia (main picture), is the newest eatery from famed hospitality maestro Richard Caring of Annabel, The Wosley and The Ivy fame. Interiors are heavy influence by the Grand Tours of the 17th-century gentry with a nod to Baroque Italian design by Swedish architect Martin Brudnizki and feature floor-to-ceiling murals by artist Gary Myatt and classically-inspired sculptures by British artist Damien Hirst. If you desire a cosy yet still extravagant setting, Artemis, the private dining room, is the inner sanctum of Bacchanalia’s temple, named after Bacchus’ secretive sister, the guardian of evenings spent feasting with friends. The room seats 20 with a menu of Greco-Roman feasting over lunch and dinner- think lobster pasta with black truffle to wood-fired lamb with wild oregano – and can be personalised. The restaurant also boasts one of the most exclusive private clubs in the world.

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Kettner’s, Soho

In 1867 the chef to Napoleon III founded Kettner’s. The weight of history is held within its formerly Georgian townhouse walls and counts figures such as Oscar Wilde, King Edward VII, Agatha Christie and Bing Crosby as guests. Kettner’s features eight private dining rooms, accommodating between two and 120 people with a dedicated waiter in each, for a premier London dining experience.

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Texture, Marylebone

Renowned Icelandic chef Aggi Sverrisson is known for his exquisite and eco-friendly use of Icelandic favourites. Such as lamb, cod, langoustines and skyr, steers this Michelin-starred restaurant. Delicately prepared European cuisine with Sverrison’s signature Scandinavian influence is on offer in the elegant private dining room for parties of up to 16. The room – dubbed Tolli – is named after the Icelandic artist whose visionary work appoints the restaurant. Rounding off the exclusive and supremely stylish dining experience in the Tolli room is a private wine tasting. It can be individually tailored to your dining options.

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Bob Bob Ricard, Soho

Designer David Collins presents a vision of flamboyant indulgence in ‘The Bobs’ private dining room. His pink uniformed waiters and buttons to ‘press for champagne’ are accompanied by classic English and Russian luxury cuisine. Bob Bob Ricard’s renowned wine selection also makes it the only restaurant in the United Kingdom endorsed by Chateau d’Yquem.

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Sexy Fish, Mayfair

The pan-Asian seafood cuisine on offer at the Martin Brudnizki-designed Sexy Fish is extravagant, theatrical and luxurious. With decorative features from celebrated contemporary artists including Frank Gehry and Damien Hirst. The private Coral Reef Room on the lower floor features two of the world’s largest live coral reef tanks. Plush and opulent, the exclusive Coral Reef Room seats up to 48 guests.

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Daphne’s, South Kensington

This royally luxurious restaurant is named after the woman who discovered Richard Burton – theatre agent Daphne Rye. She opened the establishment in 1964 and it is the definition of mid-century decadence and British high-style. The soft and airy features complement both the retractable roof for summer and the open fire for winter. The private dining experience at Daphne’s seats up to 40 guests or 50 standing in its conservatory.

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Dehesa, Soho

Seating up to 13 and offering world-class Italian and Spanish tapas and wine. The smoky and intimate Dehesa private dining room feels as indulgent as it does exclusive. Situated below a charcuterie bar, the room is named after the woodland region in Spain. Which is home to the unique Iberico pig said to produce the best ham in the world.

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Gymkhana, Mayfair

The Michelin-star Gymkhana Indian dining experience is simply one of London’s finest. Named after the exclusive Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs that were frequented by British high society, this modern dining-room serves both bold spiced classic and modern Indian cuisine. The aesthetic of the two private dining rooms on offer, The Vaults, is entirely luxurious. Each seating nine, the rooms are adorned with brass edged tables and classic rattan chairs topped off by stunning antique leaded mirror work. The Vault menus, which include a vegetarian option, each run through 7 courses before finishing with spiced chocolate truffles.

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The Connaught, Mayfair

The Connaught is home to one of London’s hidden wonders – The Sommelier’s Table private dining room. Head sommelier Hugues Lepin will consult with you regarding your meal preferences. Before curating an exclusive tailored wine menu for you. After which Michelin-starred chef Hélène Darroze will create a tasting menu to match your personal wine selection. The dining room, which seats up to eight guests, is hidden away in the restaurant’s wine cellar. It presents a dedicated and premier dining experience to rival the best on the world.

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