Whatever occasion you’re celebrating, be it a birthday, working lunch or Christmas party, we’ve got the private dining room to suit your needs. From tucked-away private rooms and semi-private spaces to mezzanine levels offering you the buzz of the restaurant below.

Private Dining at Theo Randall at the InterContinental


Theo Randall at the Intercontinental offers a variety of flexible dining solutions, ideally suited to intimate dinners, private events, and large group bookings. The main private dining room can seat up to 24 people of 55 when connected to a second room, and can accommodate up to 100 for a standing drinks reception. Additionally, guests have the option to hire the entire restaurant for up to 180 people. In-keeping with Theo’s philosophy of seasonality and flexibility, private bookings are able to have a completely customised menu. Guests are welcomed to speak with Theo prior to their event so that he can create a bespoke selection of dishes suited to their preference. Head Sommerlier, Vittorio Gentle will then design wine and cocktail pairing to match to make for a completely unique Christmas celebration. www.theorandall.com/private-dining

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Private dining at Veneta’s beautiful mezzanine

Reflecting the opulent glamour of the Italian city, the newly opened Veneta by the Salt Yard Group, is an enchanting space seating 110 covers and comprising of classic bar-counter seating, banquette booths and intimate tables. An elegant stairway with intricate detailing leads guests on to the mezzanine floor of the restaurant; a 40 cover space that provides a vantage point over the bustling floor below, and that is also available for exclusive hire and private events.


The Stafford Wine Cellars

A compelling history lies beneath The Stafford in its 380-year-old wine cellars, built in the 17th Century by Lord Francis Godolphin, and used as an air-raid shelter in WWII. Today, along with a fascinating informal “museum” of artefacts left behind in wartimes, the working cellars house up to 8,000 bottles of the finest wines, including many rare and precious vintages; and can also be hired for private dining groups for up to 44 with the atmospheric candelit surroundings proving particularly popular for intimate wedding parties as well as standing canape receptions for up to 60 people for larger events. http://www.veneta-stjames.co.uk/


Manchester House

Manchester House is a handsome yet welcoming restaurant that provides the perfect back drop for any festive occasion. The space incorporates an impressive semi-private dining room accommodating up to eight guests, that offers privacy whilst also retaining the ambiance of the main restaurant. Chef Patron of Manchester House, Aiden Byrne creates dishes that are based on classical flavour combinations delivered with great imagination, flair and technical skill, his menus constantly evolving as dictated by the British seasons.


Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

Situated on Baker Street, Galvin Bistrot de luxe is typical of the traditional Bistrot Modernes of Paris and offers a selection of private dining options. Le Cellar, an intimate space below the restaurant is available for up to 22 guests seated, and 30 standing. Alternatively, situated in the heart of the restaurant the Salon Privé is seperated by a glass partition and can offer a bespoke dining experience for up to 12 guests. For further information please visit: http://www.privatediningbygalvin.com/section/8/1/fitzrovia-marylebone-london


The Jungle Room and Cote d’Azur at Blanchette

French sharing plates restaurant Blanchette has a choice of two locations and two stunning private dining rooms for those looking for a more intimate setting this Christmas. Blanchette Soho’s Jungle Room features a spectacular exotic mural, while Blanchette East’s Cote d’Azur Room boasts a beautiful replica of a Picasso sketch, both created by artist Aldo Gigli. Each private dining room seats up to 14 guests and are available to book for both lunch and dinner. Blanchette’s Executive Chef Tam Storrar has also created unique set menus priced at £40 and £45. Offering seasonal and comforting dishes such as Pigs in “Blanchette”; Chicken ‘Basquaise’ with Lardons; and Almond and honey filo pastry with orange blossom milk. http://www.blanchettelondon.co.uk/

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Arabica Bar & Kitchen

Arabica Bar & Kitchen invites you to come celebrate the holidays in the heart of Borough Market. Echoing the bustling vibes of the market outside, Arabica bar & Kitchen’s open plan kitchen and bar provides an atmospheric and lively location for a private hire or a get-together with friends, offering smashing cocktails and the ultimate Levantine sharing feasts to get you in the festive spirit! When it comes to feasting, countries in the Levant have this mastered; their cuisines and culinary styles are the ultimate for sharing. Arabica Bar & kitchen has crafted six seasonal Levantine inspired festive menus to capture the richness of the region. There are three seasonal feasting menus for parties of eight guests or more. Guests will enjoy six seasonal meze to share, followed by a main course and dessert. Nestled under the railway arches, Arabica Bar & Kitchen can accommodate any variety of booking. The obliging Arabica team will be happy to tailor the night to your needs; they are on hand to advise on wine matchings, adjust menus to accommodate dietary requirements and if you’re looking for something a little less formal, there is the option to hire an area in the bar for drinks and canapés. For more information visit http://www.arabicabarandkitchen.com/



Private dining at the Galvin Green Man in Chelmsford

The recently opened Galvin Green Man pub, from Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin, hosts four private rooms on the first floor, for up to 16 guests each, in collaboration and celebration of local businesses Adnam Southwold, Marriage’s Millers, Essex Country Cricket Club, and Countryside Properties. Each room has a unique identity, showcasing the company’s individual styles. As a community led pub, the private dining rooms serve to highlight the importance of locality and celebrate the heritage and success of these homegrown brands. On Sunday’s the private rooms at Galvin Green Man also offer a ‘Host a Roast’ menu, allowing diners to customise their roast dinner with a variety of meat options according to party size. Served with traditional accompaniments, main dishes include : Wood roast corn-fed Norfolk black chicken; Stuffed saddle of lamb; and Slow roast beef brisket. https://www.galvinrestaurants.com/article/20/the-green-man-best-pub-essex


Big Easy Canary Wharf’s “Captain’s Table”

Big Easy Canary Wharf’s “Captain’s Table” private dining room is designed to be reminiscent of the paneled dining room of the tall ships and officer’s cabins of the East and West India Trading Companies. Featuring an eight metre long solid oak dining table and 17th Century style hand-carved oak chairs that seat 26 people, the unique room also features vintage chandeliers, oak paneling and impressive display cabinets of vintage rums and spirits. Private diners can choose from a menu featuring the finest Bar.B.Q pork and beef cuts and a selection of the freshest Nova Scotian lobsters and local seafood. To find out more about private dining at Big Easy Canary Wharf please visit http://bigeasy.co.uk/#canary-wharf-events-private-dining


Galvin HOP Pilsner Urquell Winter Garden

Spitalfields pub deluxe, Galvin HOP has launched a Winter Garden in partnership with the original golden pilsner, Pilsner Urquell. Running throughout the festive season and into the New Year, the Pilsner Urquell Winter Garden is available for private hire. Adjacent to the restaurant, the Bavarian-style beer tent can accommodate 30 people seated, 40 people standing, and up to 80 people with the addition of its own private terrace, the perfect space for an after-work drink or exclusive Christmas party. The beer tent also features its own bar comprising of a 250 litre copper Pilsner tank serving 440 pints! For larger parties, sharing platters and a three course menu are available.


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Mayfair’s Sartoria private dining room and wine cellar

Stylish Italian restaurant Sartoria has a choice of two stunning private dining rooms for those looking for a glamorous setting this Christmas. Each room can accommodate up to 20 guests for lunch and dinner and up to 40 for a cocktail party. The two rooms can be co-joined for larger parties of 40 (seating) and 80 (standing). The restaurant also boasts a heated terrace, destination bar, cicchetti counter and a 250-bin wine cellar, where sommelier Michael Simms will host dinners and wine tastings. www.sartoria-restaurant.co.uk


Private dining at Tom’s Kitchen

Founded by chef Tom Aikens, Tom’s Kitchen restaurants offer a selection of private dining options. Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea offers two rooms for private dining, drinks parties and canapé receptions on its first and second floors; the restaurant in St Katharine Docks is perfect for private, semi-private and exclusive hire – great for celebrations, corporate meetings and canape receptions; and Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf, offers both private and semi-private dining options available throughout the building. www.tomskitchen.co.uk


Celebrate the festive season with Peckham favourite, The Victoria Inn

Newly refurbished Peckham pub with rooms, The Victoria Inn, will be open throughout the festive season offering a range of menu options and packages to help make Christmas a cracker. Priced at £28 for two courses and £32 for three courses, the festive menus include dishes such as Roasted Norfolk turkey, pigs in blankets, stuffing, roast potatoes, chestnut sautéed sprouts, glazed carrots, roast parsnips, roast gravy; Pan fried sea bass, Jerusalem artichokes & pink firs, wilted spinach, lemon butter; and Slow cooked Norfolk lamb shoulder, potato cake, buttered kale, tarragon jus. The Victoria Inn will also offer a range of Christmas sharing boards, featuring scotch eggs and mini Yorkshire puddings & dipping gravy, and festive drinks. Exclusive private dining for up to 15 guests will also be available. For more information: http://www.victoriainnpeckham.com/