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The Best Private Dining Rooms In Chelsea

From all-out opulence to cosy comfort, these are the best places to dine privately in the neighbourhood

23 December 2021

The Rose Room at The Cadogan Arms

In these days of mindful socialising, enjoying the company of friends, family or colleagues can feel a lot safer, not to mention more exclusive, in the intimate surrounds of one of the private dining rooms found on and around Sloane Street.

With so many world-class restaurants and hotels in the neighbourhood, there’s plenty of choice. Here, we’ve hand-picked the best private dining rooms in Chelsea, from opulent grandeur to cosy comfort.

The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel 
The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel – The Cadogan Rooms
Up to 80 guests

Oscar and Lillie, the two adjoining private dining spaces at The Cadogan are named after two of the hotel’s most legendary past residents: Oscar Wilde and Lillie Langtry. As socialites and stars of London society, both loved to entertain and were famed for their debaucheries, romantic scandals and parties.

Today, The Cadogan brings their spirit to life through decadent private events hosted in their namesake rooms, which provide beautiful, flexible spaces for events accommodating up to 80 guests.

Access to the private dining spaces is via a private entrance on 21 Pont Street, which was once the entrance to Langtry’s town house, which she sold to the hotel in 1895. Her original wood-panelled walls and mosaic floor with floral motif can still be seen today. A tailored menu is served from the hotel’s brand new café-restaurant, The LaLee, where European cuisine is inspired by the worldly voyages of Lillie Langtry, with specialty cocktails and over 80 wines by the glass.

The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, 75 Sloane St, SW1X 9SG
The Cadogan Arms – The Rose Room
Up to 40 guests

Named after The Rose and Crown, the pub that preceded The Cadogan Arms, the Rose Room features a beautiful horseshoe bar as its focal point, backed by a custom-designed stained-glass wall, opposite which are two large meat-ageing fridges. Four ‘hidden art’ screens with state-of-the-art AV systems are available to stream relevant sporting fixtures and live events.

The Cadogan Arms, 298 King’s Road, SW3 5UG

 

The Canaletto Room at Harry’s Dolce Vita
Harry’s Dolce Vita – The Canaletto Room
Up to 14 seated guests

Behind a secret door on Hans Road, The Canaletto Room at Harry’s is a hidden gem in Knightsbridge, offering ‘Dolce Vita’ Italian charm.

Evoking the Italian provenance of Harry’s Dolce Vita, the space features oak panelling and Venetian mirrors, with striking Murano glass wall lights that add a touch of glamour. The large round table ensures everyone has the best seat in the house, while the elegant décor and silver service add to the sense of occasion. There are nine menus to choose from, all featuring Harry’s superb Italian-inspired cooking, from classic plates of pasta and pesce e carne, served either as a set menu or an Italian family-style sharing menu.

Harry’s Dolce Vita, 27-31 Basil Street, SW3 1BB

 

 

The Private Dining Room at Al Mare
Al Mare – The Private Dining Room
Up to 25 guests

Available all day, this intimate space is tucked away from the buzz of the main dining room and can provide secluded privacy or an opportunity to connect with the kitchen for an immersive culinary journey through Italy.

Menus feature Al Mare’s signature Italian dishes that are both familiar and surprising, with a focus on seafood. For special occasions, celebratory cakes and bespoke decorations can be arranged. Guests are able to choose from an expertly curated drinks list, including a wide selection of Italian aperitifs and digestifs, served tableside from an aperitivo trolley. Cocktails explore fresh produce and foraged ingredients, while the minimalist wine list focuses on new wine and hidden gems from small producers showcasing the best of the Mediterranean, as well as more well-known names from Tuscany, Piemont, Burgundy and Bordeaux. There is also an extensive list of non-alcoholic drinks.

Al Mare at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, 1 Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PY

 

The Butterfly Room at The Beaverbrook Townhouse
Beaverbrook Town House – The Butterfly Room
Up to 12 guests

Flooded with natural light and with enviable private access to The Courtyard from 10am until 8pm, the stunning Butterfly Room features a mesmerising wall of butterfly prints curated by Sir Frank Lowe. Menus are created with dishes from the Fuji Grill, which specialises in flawless Japanese cuisine, from sushi, sashimi and nigiri to dishes including Kobe beef and rare dry-aged fish.

Beaverbrook Town House, 115-116 Sloane St, SW1X 9PJ
No. Fifty Cheyne
No. Fifty Cheyne – multiple private dining options

Neighbourhood gem No. Fifty Cheyne was licensed as an official wedding venue in 2021, and has an array of private and semi-private spaces for nuptials and all other manner of events. Each space has its own character and mood and offers a selection of menus created by head chef Iain Smith.

The Vineyard – up to 32 guests

In this semi-private area just off the ground-floor dining room, guests are seated over two parallel tables beneath the hanging blossoms of the room’s white wisteria flowers.

The Drawing Room – up to 55 guests for a standing reception or up to 30 seated guests

Overlooking the Thames and the twinkling lights of the Albert Bridge, the first-floor Drawing Room is a completely private and picturesque space that is ideal for larger get-togethers.

The Ruby Bar – up to 15 guests

Sharing the first floor with the Drawing Room, this little crimson sanctuary is available only as an exclusive hire. It’s perfect for an intimate cocktail party.

No. Fifty Cheyne, 50 Cheyne Walk, SW3 5LR

 

The Surprise – The Hamilton Room
Up to 38 guests

Named for HMS Surprise’s distinguished captain Sir Edward Hamilton, the Hamilton Room has been beautifully designed by Isabella Worsley and features handmade leather dining chairs, smart wooden panelling, snazzy ‘Squiggle’ wallpaper by Colefax and Fowler and a quirky collection of prints by current English artists.

Whether it’s for cocktails and canapés, to cheer for your rugby or football team, or a private lunch or dinner with food from the pub’s British-inspired menu, the room has its own fully stocked bar, a Sonos sound system and large flat-screen TV with a full Sky Sports package.

The Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, SW3 4AJ

 

Bluebird Chelsea – multiple private dining options

King’s Road institution Bluebird Chelsea has four private dining rooms and a new private event space, meaning plenty of flexibility for your private knees-up.

The Bluebird Room – up to 30 guests seated or 50 standing

Situated on the ground floor, the Bluebird Room has its own private entrance and a dedicated cocktail bar, making it suitable for both seated dinners or cocktail parties.

The Gallery Room – up to 80 guests seated or 120 standing

The beautiful and light-filled Gallery Room is an Art Deco space that can accommodate a variety of events, from seated lunches and dinners, to all-day meetings or standing receptions.

The Beaufort Room – up to 44 guests seated or 60 standing

Adjoining the Gallery Room, the Beaufort Room is a window-lined, versatile space with a small private bar.

The Mezzanine Room – up to 30 guests

Situated high in the eaves of the building, the Mezzanine Room overlooks Bluebird’s redesigned restaurant through a large glass wall, offering a bird’s-eye view of the bustle below.

The Campbell Room – up to 250 guests standing

Want to host a proper party? The Campbell Room can accommodate up to 250 of your nearest and dearest within its bright white walls and beneath the industrial exposed pipes overhead.

Bluebird Chelsea, 350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU

 

Granger & Co. – The Private Dining Room
Up to 20 guests

Lined with windows that overlook the sunken garden on Pavilion Road, the first-floor private dining room at Granger & Co. Chelsea is a bright and airy space that’s available for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, and from 5pm on weekends.

Granger & Co. Chelsea, 237 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

 

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