Our focus this week is something for the meat lovers out there – although we promise they all offer some lip-smackingly good veggie options too. Here are our top pick of private dining rooms for meat-eaters:
Smiths of Smithfield / Smiths Spitalfield
An Icon of the East London foodie scene, Smiths now has two restaurants where you can sample their expertly cooked British meats and dishes designed with seasonal produce.
The original restaurant is at the heart of Smithfield market, housed in an impressive grade II listed venue spanning four floors. The 1st floor private dining room here seats up to 14 and has a built in projector and screen for any pre-meal meetings or post feast presentations.
The private loft (pictured) at Spitalfields is the show-stealer though, with space for up to 38 seated or 65 standing this intimate space has all the chic style of the restaurant itself but it’s all yours!
Their carefully sourced British beef is butchered in-house to ensure the absolute best cuts, so for meat lovers looking for a little something extra, we can arrange butchery showcases along with lunch or dinner too.
Part of super-chef Mark Hix’s portfolio, this venue may appear casual with sharing starters, simple chicken options and humongous steaks but the mouth-watering flavours elevate it to a much higher level.
The mezzanine area overlooking the main restaurant seats up to 40 and offers the best views of the iconic Damien Hirst work that takes centre stage here.
With four London locations and a new Manchester venue due to open in Autumn this year, Iberica brings the best of Spanish Gastronomy to your table.
As for private dining, there is a rustic mezzanine level at Canary Wharf suitable for up to 30 guests seated (or 50 standing), Marylebone has a similar sized space for dining and an additional area ‘Vino y Artes’ for cocktail parties up to 35 guests, surrounded by some of Spain’s finest wines.
If you fancy trying your hand at one of their most popular dishes here is the recipe and a ‘how-to’ guide filmed at the Canary Wharf restaurant
The growing chain, boasts ‘dictionary-thick’ cuts of prime British steak and has a variety of locations; best for groups we like the wood paneled private dining room at Guildhall (seats up to 22 & has it’s own bar too!) or you can hire the rear part of their Spitalfield’s restaurant for private parties of up to 55.