Something of a gastronomic legend, Scott’s claims to be London’s second oldest restaurant, having started life as an oyster eaterie in 1851. Relaunched in 2006 with an injection of Art Decostyle by interior designer Martin Brudnizki, the venue already boasted one private dining room, a subaquatic fantasy bedecked with exotic fish and plants. Scott’s has splashed no less than £6 million on its new dining chamber, whose walls display original artworks by Renoir, Chagall, and Miró and whose floor is inlaid with luminous green agate.
Custom-made mirror-paneled walls and Lalique sconces bring an air of old-world, Parisian allure that complements the French Impressionist paintings, while hand-gilded, Louis-style chairs glimmer in the soft light. For those fortunate enough to be able to dine here – price is on application – the fine dining experienceis, of course, worth the expense.
This central London modern restaurant, known for its Instagram appeal, has launched a private dining roomnamed after famed suffragist Millicent Fawcett, who – on 17 July 1869 – spoke on the site of Sketch about the enfranchisement of women. With shades of deep purples, pinks, and burnt orange, these two Michelin-star space is perfect for entertaining. Located in the Lecture Room & Library, the exclusive space will be a luxury hub for intimate events seating eight people.
This contemporary restaurantboasts an elegant private dining room that can host up to 14 guests to dine or 35 for a drinks reception. The discreet, but the deceptively private dining room has its own entrance and intimate balcony overlooking the famous Covent Garden Piazza.
Designed by David Collins, BBR is a delightful riot of opulence – pink uniformed waiters, ‘press for champagne’ buttons – which makes you feel like you are dining on the Orient Express. This luxury private room is the dream of every interior design lover and perfect to do a party.
The South Kensington stalwart, named after the theatre agent Daphne Rye, who famously discovered Richard Burton and opened the luxury restaurant in 1964, can host up to 40 guests seated or 50 standing in its private dining room. A great spot for all seasons, it has a retractable roof for summer months and an open fire for winter ones. It also has a wedding license.
This Indian restaurant in Mayfair was awarded a Michelin star within a year of opening. It has two private dining room vaults that can accommodate parties of nine or 14. Enjoy a seven-course tasting menu of dishes including achari stone bass tikka, lasooni tomato chutney, and tandoori morels, achar, and truffle or choose your own bespoke menu.