01 Jun Private Dining Rock Stars
We’ve had an influx of private dining requests as of late so we thought we’d share our personal favourites. From the quirky to the sophisticated:
The Zetter Townhouse, The Games Room
The Games Room at the Zetter Townhouse hotel in Clerkenwell can seat up to 30 guests for private dining and 50 for standing receptions. The Games Room also has a small smoking terrace. The décor of the Games Room matches the hotel’s eclectic style with trinkets and artefacts from around the world. The food is catered by Bistrot Bruno Loubet.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, which holds 3 Michelin Stars, offers a selection of private dining options, including the intimate Salon Prive and the Salon Park Lane, which has glorious views over Hyde Park and can accommodate up to 28. Our favourite room is the Table Lumiere, which is ideal for up to six guests. Cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain, it is surrounded by 4,500 shimmering fibre optics that drop dramatically from the ceiling, making it one of the best private dining rooms in London. While diners are able to hear the buzz of the restaurant, they are partly screened from view, giving a sense of intimacy without any loss of atmosphere.
Hutong in the Shard
Focusing on Northern Chinese cuisine, the menu at Hutong in The Shard inspired by the culinary styles of Peking, Shandong and Sichuan provinces. While the food is great, the experience is made all the more impressive with such stunning views of London all around you. The Shanghai private space can hold 16 while Beijing will seat 24 guests, or for larger parties, you can take over the whole restaurant with 100 guests for dinner or 340 for s stand up reception.
The Balcony at Galvin at Windows
Situated on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, ‘The Balcony’ is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows offering peerless views across Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and London beyond. Guests have the option to tailor their own menu based on the restaurant’s modern French inspired a la carte dining option. The Balcony can seat up to eighteen guests on one private table.
Bob Bob Ricard
The new private dining room at Bob Bob Ricard, made to the original Davis Collins design, offers a gorgeous private setting, complete with a working fireplace. The design takes inspiration from the dining carriages of the Orient Express and the Royal Train. The full menu is available without the need to pre-order. The private room can accommodate 16 guests.
The Sommelier’s Table at The Connaught
The Sommelier’s Table at The Connaught offers an intimate lunch or dinner curated by Head Sommelier Hugues Lepin and two Michelin-starred Chef Hélène Darroze. Guests booking The Sommelier’s Table, which can accommodate up to eight guests, firstly consult with Hugues Lepin to create an exclusive wine menu for the meal, and Hélène Darroze will then create a tasting menu to match the selected wines. The Sommelier’s Table at The Connaught is a hidden gem, discreetly tucked away in the wine cellar. Guests are greeted by a round solid oak table, with oak and leather chairs, surrounded by carefully selected art work, a warm and moody contrast to the cool white of the wine cellar’s limestone walls and flooring.