London is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to finding somewhere special for a meal. The choices are almost endless, from traditional to modern, from high in the sky to underground and everything in between. At Villiers we like to find little gems which you may not know about. Here is our list of some of the best private dining spaces in London which are truly unique!
Concealed deep within Twickenham Stadium’s West Stand, the cellars were known as ‘Project X’ during construction of the stadium. Today this room offers a fine dining package with a complimentary bar throughout the evening. The Cellar can seat up to 14 guests and is the perfect setting for an intimate and unforgettable dining experience. It really is the stadium’s best kept secret so try not to shout about it too much. Whether you are wanting to celebrate or simply looking for a unique and memorable venue, Twickenham Cellar really ticks all the boxes!
From The Great British Bake Off to the newest cocktails everyone seems to be joining the ‘botanical’ movement. You too can create your unique lunch, dinner or afternoon tea on trend by hosting it in this beautiful, romantic and unique space in Kensington. No two events will ever be the same as the shop works with you to design a setting to complement whatever theme or colour scheme. You can also enhance your dining experience with a floristry workshop making your whole event a truly unforgettable experience. Lavender Green is a very special and exclusive venue.
Penthouse at The London Edition
Offering a unique one-of-a-kind retreat, the Penthouse has an expansive landscaped terrace offering 360-degree views on London. With custom furniture and oak floors, the Penthouse is a luxury haven high above the hustle and bustle of London streets. You can hire out the entire Penthouse for a private dinner or a drinks reception. Guests are wowed the moment they step inside. The food and drink on offer compliments the setting for a truly opulent experience.
Dining at 135
Dining at 135 is a truly fabulous dining experience for up to eight guests where the Coca-Cola London Eye will be exclusively opened for you out of hours. The evening begins with a Champagne reception followed by a luxury three-course gourmet meal, accompanied by fine wine in an exclusive private capsule on Coca-Cola London Eye. Guests will experience three rotations and have an extra 10 minutes at the top for those all-important photos. This is truly unique and memorable, an experience not to miss out on.
La Maison Maille is as rich in history as it is in unique flavours of mustard. It was the official supplier to the court of Louis XV. There are 84 sublime mustards and 120 vinegars to choose from. This is mustard heaven for any mustard fan! The shop is located in central London and has a stunning private room above with views onto bustling Piccadilly. Private mustard tastings, blending your own mustards or pairing mustards and wines are just a few of the experiences waiting for you here. This exclusive dining venue is unforgettable and the best part is you can take some mustard home to share with family and friends.
St Pancras Clock Tower
The Clock Tower is a privately owned residential property within the iconic former midland grand hotel at St Pancras. From the private lobby of St Pancras Chambers, both the lift and the spectacular gothic staircase take you to the fifth floor. The vast corridor is flooded with natural daylight and runs the length of the top floor which leads you towards The Clock Tower entrance. This space is rich in character with exposed roof struts, a library and unsurpassed views over St Paul’s, the Shard, the City and Canary Wharf. The Clock Tower will be sure to wow your guests and leave a lasting impression as one of the quirkiest places for a dinner.
London Cru is London’s first winery and is a one of a kind space with tanks and barrels of wine. Large stainless steel tanks standing over three and half meters’ tall line the outer walls of the main room, while the clean white walls and industrial machinery tucked away into the corners of the room still maintain the sense of a working winery. The walls in the barrel room are lined with French oak barrels filled with London Cru’s latest vintage. Before dinner guests can experience a unique wine tasting and blending session with wines from the tanks and barrels!
Ever wondered what happens to out of service tube carriages? Question no more as you can now experience a creative culinary evening on-board a historic 1967 Victoria Line carriage. The train has been beautifully maintained with the maps, alarm pulleys and the driver’s control switch. The Basement Galley specialises in gourmet evenings serving classic French brasserie dishes with a Scandinavian twist. No fear of signal failures here, just plenty of amazing flavours in a genuine setting.
Westminster Abbey – Cheyneygates
Standing over the entrance to the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey, Cheyneygates is an enchanting space. It was once leased to Elizabeth Woodville and was the birthplace of her son Edward V. This historic chamber provides the perfect setting for a private lunch or dinner. The two rooms known as Cheyneygates were originally part of the Abbot’s house of the Benedictine monastery. This space is filled with history, tradition and exudes Britishness.
The Dome Penthouse
This Rock’n’Roll suite has the most sumptuous address in Piccadilly, sitting high above the junction of Piccadilly Circus. Ten double-glazed windows give a virtually 360-degree view of the London skyline and of the hustle and bustle of Regent Street. Inside it is a quiet haven designed as much for entertaining as a cosy night in. A DJ sound system with concert speakers and a spectacular LED lighting system projected on the domed ceiling transforms this suite from serene and relaxed into party ready. A circular marble dining table and curved pink leather sofa makes it possible to entertain up to six for dinner. The interior is elegant and simple, lending itself perfectly to any celebration or event. The real stars however are the two tastefully furnished spacious terraces with views of London’s icons.
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