Friday, 29, March 2019
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London’s Private Dining Hotspots: Best places for private celebrations
The most beautiful venues in London for an intimate dinner party
From incredible tasting menus to decadently decorated spaces, the capital is home to an abundance of incredible restaurants in terms of both food and style. We’ve rounded up the most stylish spots to celebrate with your nearest and dearest in an intimate and private setting.
Best for: an intimate wedding reception
Nestled in the heart of Marylebone Village is The Courtyard at The Marylebone – a unique private space that can be hired and decorated to suit your needs. The lush terrace is suitable for intimate celebrations all year round, with a retractable roof for warmer days and a crackling open fire for when the temperature drops. The foliage-lined walls and twinkling fairy lights create a wonderfully romantic setting – perfect for a truly special celebration.
via The Marylebone
Best for: an event with literary lovers
The book-lined walls of the intimate Seamus Heaney Library at The Bloomsbury is a real gem for a private party. Named after the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet (who was a regular guest at the hotel, and opened the room back in 2011), it houses hundreds of first edition novels, creating an ideal space for a celebration with your colleagues. The room can be transformed from a comfortable meeting space to a luxurious intimate dinner party – ideal for a day-to-night celebration.
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Best for: a special dinner with the girls
Whether it’s for a hen party, a baby shower or simply a long overdue catch up with your nearest and dearest, sketch’s two Michelin-star space is the perfect location for a girly celebration. The super-stylish Lecture Room & Library is a luxurious private area, seating up to eight people. It’s a chic spot to enjoy a special time with your closest friends, and its Mayfair location offers plenty of opportunities for the party to continue elsewhere.
Best for: a landmark birthday
Pink uniformed waiters, ‘press for champagne’ buttons and a menu featuring indulgent dishes such as White Sturgeon Caviar: a birthday celebrated in the private dining room of Bob Bob Ricard is certainly one to remember. The room is modelled on the Royal Dining Carriage and seats up to 16 guests, offering the glamour and ambience of the main restaurant but with total exclusivity.
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Best for: an elegant anniversary dinner
Experience effortless Italian charm from the moment you step foot into Daphne’s Conservatory, which hosts up to 40 guests for a private dinner, and up to 50 for drinks and canapes. The natural light creates a beautiful alfresco feel whatever the weather, made even more special by Head Chef Michael Brown, who is on hand to create a bespoke menu of delicious seasonal cuisine.
Best for: a romantic engagement party
The light-filled, tree-lined private dining area of Spring in Somerset House is made of a main room that seats up to 36, a beautiful bar, and a charming atrium garden. Once night falls, the twinkling fairy lights and fresh flowers create a fragrant and magical atmosphere throughout the space, it’s a truly romantic place to mark a momentous occasion.