22nd September 2016

Dining isn't just about food – it's about the whole experience. That said, it's important to find a venue perfectly matched to the dining experience you're aiming to achieve.

So whether you want to delve into Scandinavian delicacies, experience Arabian delights, or dine amongst some of Britain's greatest artworks, there's bound to be something on the list which you'll LOVE.

1. Zetter Townhouse


Nestled away in the heart of gastronomic Clerkenwell, you'll find Zetter Townhouse. With an aesthetic described as 'the private residence of an eccentric (and fabulous!) Great Aunt', this boutique Georgian townhouse promises to offer a dining experience your guests won't forget.

The venue's Games Room is perfect for hosting private dinners for up to 30 guests, and includes its very own private bar with bartender, outdoor courtyard and plasma screen TV. It even comes with its own tennis table, so you can host your very own tournament.


Chancery Lane

AVEQIA was created on the basis that food creates and nurtures relationships – even amongst the most distant of strangers. With its seasonally-changing menu, AVEQIA trains its chefs in some of the top Scandinavian restaurants and takes inspiration from the Swedish forests and waters.

The venue's interior also draws influence from Scandinavia, with a sleek, minimalist finish. So if you're looking for a contemporary yet intimate private dinner setting, this could be the perfect choice.

3. Sketch

Oxford Circus

The love-child of top chefs Pierre Gagnaire & Mourad Mazouz, this exclusive two Michelin Star restaurant is a treat for both the eyes and the palate.

Sketch takes quirky to the next level, and boy does it work. The venue's wall art comes courtesy of British artist David Shrigley – forming the largest group of original drawings the artist has ever exhibited.

The Gallery at Sketch is available for private hire for up to 120 diners.

4. Tower of London

Tower Hill

The Tower of London is, without doubt, a staple of British heritage. With its longstanding connection to the Royal family, it has seen countless conspiracies, royal ceremonies, and of course, plays home to the Crown Jewels.

With capacity for a maximum of 240 diners, the New Armouries Banqueting Suite boasts magnificent views of the Queen's House and the White Tower – making it the obvious choice for any exclusive occasion. This historical venue also comes complete with original wooden ceiling, joists and pillars, for added authenticity.

5. Landing Forty Two

Liverpool Street

Located on the 42nd floor of the Leadenhall Building, Landing Forty Two is London's highest dedicated event space. Not only are the panoramic views incredible, but you are also able to see an impressive six counties from this venue – a fact that is bound to get your guests talking.

Aside from its unbeatable views, Landing Forty Two also offers an impressive 5,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, allowing for up to 250 diners.

6. Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court

Have you ever wanted to dine like Tudor royalty? At Hampton Court Palace, you can. Built 502 years ago, this incredible palace is a breathtaking venue for any private dinner.

The palace's Great Hall has, in the past, played host to some of Britain's greatest Queens and Kings (including Henry VIII, and Mary II) and now you can follow in their footsteps.

Available for private dining hire, the Great Hall can accommodate an impressive 270 guests, and boasts Gothic architecture, great acoustics and natural light.

7. Kenza

Liverpool Street

If you're suffering from post-summer blues, there's nothing better than a night of Middle-Eastern indulgence; and that's just what you'll get at Kenza. Upon entering this regal Arabian venue, you'll be seated on plush satin cushions and treated to an array of delicious Lebanese dishes.

The Dar Lazrak private dining room offers space for celebrations with family or friends, and will provide your event with a more exclusive feel. It can accommodate up to 15 guests, and will not disappoint.