Looking to host a private dinner party? Whether you’re looking to throw a celebration, wow a client or simply indulge in a little exclusivity, there are a plethora of venues across London perfect for your swanky soiree.
Set within 18th-century brick-lined warehouses that once fronted the River Thames, The Vaults restaurant is a stunning place to hold a private meal. The venue has been sympathetically restored, with exposed brickwork and contemporary decor adding to the charm of the interconnecting rooms that sit beneath the Georgian splendor of RSA House.
OPSO is a stylish restaurant and bar that celebrates the tastes, produce and social-style dining of Greece. In the roomy downstairs Larder, small or large events can be catered for. The focal point of the basement is the two large curing chambers, which house Greek chesses and a selection of fish and meat, showcasing OPSO’s fresh produce. The Larger can accommodate 45 seated guests.
Sometimes finding a wonderful venue means venturing slightly off the beaten track. One such venue worth seeking out – you’ll find it in the archways below a railway track – is Blackfriars Wine Bar. Manager Terry Barnard chooses all of the wine himself and lives by the motto that if your house wine isn’t enjoyable, the rest of your list won’t be either. For those looking to host an event, Blackfriars Wine Bar is available for private hire at the weekend.
The Quince Tree is a hidden treasure, set within the multi-award-winning Clifton Nurseries; London’s oldest garden emporium and one of the most tranquil spots in the capital. Escape to this wonderfully tranquil spot for a picture-perfect meal – the botanical garden, rustic café and terrace space can all be transformed into an elegant venue for exclusive events.
Corrigan’s is a remarkable restaurant that redefines the concept of quintessential British cuisine. It combines Richard’s distinct culinary flair with unpretentious food and an exciting wine list. In addition to the stylish cocktail bar and studding restaurant, Corrigan’s boasts four private dining rooms: the Chef’s Table, the Poet’s Corner, Kitchen Library and Lindsay Room.
Offering a taste of France in a quiet cul-de-sac just off Abbey Road is L’Aventure – a long-established and much-loved venue. It is a sophisticated yet cosy restaurant, serving a regularly changing menu of French classics. A meal here is made complete by the French waiters, who are knowledgable and discreet, providing a service that allows you to savour the luxurious food and charming setting. The dining room is perfect for private parties, from 35 up to 50 guests.