The Top Private Dining Spots North London has to Offer

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In a city as vibrant as London, it can be hard to know where to start looking for the private dining spot that best suits your needs.

We’ve been exploring the best private dining North London has to offer. Here are our Top picks! North London is home to some of the most desirable postcodes in London and is action-packed with some of the best parks, food and entertainment in the city – meaning it’s the perfect place to host a dining event!

There are excellent transport links throughout North London so you can travel right into the heart of the hustle and bustle of areas such as Islington, Highgate Hill or Alexandra Palace.

It’s full of best private dining rooms London has to offer to hire for your special occasion. So here is a small selection of the very best. 

1. Open Kitchen
Large restaurant Space with pastel green and pink tables and chairs arranged throughout the Space. Large floor to ceiling windows line the right hand wall looking out onto the street.

For a creative kick-start to the day, the Event Space at the Open Kitchen offers a warm and friendly, open-plan Space which can be easily modified to suit almost any event. Here, your team can get hands on with a meal in the accessible catering area or sit back and relax in the quiet and seclusion of their own private garden.

2. 8 Hoxton Square

8 Hoxton Square restaurant. A long room with partially exposed brick walls, grey lamps hanging from the ceiling and wooden tables and chairs running the length of both sides. A grey bar sits at the far end of the room.

Sometimes small just won’t do and you need a restaurant venue hire all your own. With ample space for up to 100 people over two floors, 8 Hoxton square has it covered. Their relaxed but informed service invites you to let your hair down while you sample their exciting wine list exquisitely paired with a tempting seasonal menu.

3. Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

Private dining at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant in London. A dimly lit restaurant with grey brick walls adorned with frames. Low hanging light bulbs hang over long dining tables set for supper. A window looks into the kitchen where two chefs are working.

If you’re looking for a restaurant for a party in London, look no further than Jamie Oliver’s flagship venue, Fifteen. Driven by a commitment to fresh, British ingredients for a dynamic and appealing seasonal menu, and featuring a gin-based bar with a wide variety of classic and experimental cocktails, Fifteen is the perfect fit for any event. Even better, this social enterprise is a non-profit aiming to give unemployed young people a brighter future!

4. Galley Restaurant, Islington 

Galley Restaurant in North London. A modern room with a bar along the left wall with tall orange bar stalls places in front. Tables sit along the opposite wall with grey chairs tucked under neath. The right wall is adorned with framed pictures and a mirror reflects the length of the restaurant.

Stylish and contemporary, Galley offers cocktails and seafood with a chic twist. Founded by brother and sister team Marcel Grzyb and Oriona Robb, their artisanal menu draws inspiration from North Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. Looking for a smaller event? Why not try one of their cocktail making masterclasses for up to 15?

5. Upstairs, Drake & Morgan King’s Cross

Drake and Morgan restaurant in North London. A bright large Space with exposed ceiling and floor to ceiling windows running the length of the outer walls. Light grey leather benches fact outwards in the centre of the room with tables arranged in from of them. A stocked gold drinks trolly sits in the front centre of the photo.

Suitable for a full venue hire of up to 1,000 or a kitchen-pod lunch for just the core team, with the variety of private Spaces on offer, Upstairs at Drake and Morgan are committed to creating the ideal environment for every occasion. Trendy, modern and wholly bespoke, their excellent service comes complete with a full range of AV equipment and a convenient King’s Cross location.

6. Arepa & Co.

Arepa and co, private dining north london shows a warehouse looking space that's been transformed into a quirky cafe style restaurant.

Serving a delectable array of traditional Venezuelan cuisine and light bites, Arepa & Co in Haggerston offer canal-side dining with flair. The hammocks on the terrace make this happening spot a great place to literally hang out, so it’s easy to see why Time Out London listed them as one of the Summer’s Best Things to Do.

7. Regency Room, York & Albany

A beautiful private dining with a white table and brown chairs all set up for a dinner. There are yellow flowers arranged along the table as well as wine glasses and cutlery. The big windows look out onto greenery.

With balconies opening onto a stunning view of Regent’s Park, the light and airy Regency Room at York & Albany in Camden is one of the best private dining rooms in London. This Gordon Ramsey venue offers a delicious array of Group Menus, including the Chef’s Dining Experience and the mouth-watering BBQ menu, wonderful for those warm summer months.

8. The Garden Room, ZSL London Zoo

For a light, bright Space in an unusual setting, take a look at The Garden Room at ZSL London Zoo. Pick The Garden Room and your Guests will be stunned by exquisitely beautiful seasonal dishes and private access to ZSL’s members’ lawn. This one is a showstopper.

9. King Zwelithini Room, Shaka Zulu

A large and atmospheric room with oriental red decor. There is a large red table with wine glasses in the foreground.

Named to commemorate its royal blessing from the Zulu King, HRH Goodwill Zwelithini, the King Zwelithini Room at Shaka Zulu is covered floor to ceiling in magnificent hand-carved wooden murals, making it a dazzling setting for any event. Shaka Zulu itself is London’s largest South African restaurant boasting live-music, dancing and daytime family entertainment. The lower floor’s 20-ft high warrior statues are not to be missed! Welcome to one of the most unique options for private dining North London has to offer.

10. Jenius Social

A large white room with shelves in the background with lots of bottles of wine and spirits. In the foreground theres a large oak table with white chairs around it. This Space at Jenius Social in leafy Islington is more that just a restaurant venue hire. This venue can offer cookery classes and workshops too, along with many other exciting activities to encourage a bit of team bonding before a dinner! Jenius Social sums up quirky dining in London, and is the perfect place when you want to add a little something extra to an event.

11. The Foundling Museum

A large white table with white wooden chairs running along it. The table is decorated with white flowers, candles and cutlery. The Foundling Museum is a stunning venue, a Grade II-listed Georgian style building, to house your event. If you’re looking for sophistication, this is one of the best private dining rooms in London. It’s full of original features and stunning traditional interiors.

12. Q Grill

An empty restaurant with lots of tables and chairs. There are bright lightbulbs hanging from the ceilings and glasses arranged on the tables. Q Grill, as the name suggests, is all about the grill. Known for its amazing meats and fish from the grill and smoker, this Camden restaurant is one for foodies. It is a spacious venue, and one of the most stylish restaurants for parties in London. Q Grill is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! This is truly one of the best options for private dining North London has to offer.

13. Foundry Room, The Forge

A large restaurant with several orange tables and brightly coloured chairs placed around them. On the back wall there is a large art piece with bright coloured graffiti style pattern. The Foundry Room at the Forge is full of energy. With the bold colours throughout and statement interiors, there is no doubt that this is an inspiring Space. For a private dining experience in North London that’s all about bringing people together and having a good time, this is definitely the place to go.

14. Drake & Morgan

A small private dining room with a oval oak table and orange chairs arranged around it. There are bright lightbulbs on the ceiling and a bar in the background. Drake & Morgan has become one of the most popular venues in the area. This is one of the best private dining rooms in London if you’re looking to have both the atmosphere of the main restaurant, but also the practical points – like WiFi – for a working lunch or dinner.

Searching for the ideal Private Dining Spot in North London but haven’t seen exactly what you were looking for listed above? Our site is full of sensational Spaces, why not check out our London Private Dining Collection? Our Concierge Team would be happy to put together a list of options designed to fit your needs. Email us on support@headbox.com for further details.

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