The Soho Private Dining Rooms you need to know
Though being confined to your desk may feel like a prison in itself, we promise you won’t get cabin fever when dining inside the Wright Brothers’ massive lobster cage. Situated on the lower ground floor of the former Victorian townhouse, The Cage seats up to 18 people within its steel walls. Light bulbs look down from the ceiling as industrial lamps hanging overhead give an eerie sensation throughout the dining room. Set menus start from £39 with menu items including wagyu, lobster, and the famous Wright Brothers oysters.
Though it sits nearer to Covent Garden, we thought that pasta hotspot Bancone still deserved a place on our list. Aside from wowing Londoners with its perfectly al dente ribbons of pasta at affordable prices, Bancone has also built a private dining space that transports diners to the rural hills of Italy. Distressed furniture and multi-textured walls help to create an intimate and rustic space to discuss business deals or team updates.
Whether it’s a team celebration or a company party, you’ll find no better place than the private dining space at Shoryu Ramen Soho. Perfect for groups of up to 16, the subterranean quarters are decorated with Japanese lanterns, wooden arches, and bottles of whisky. A three-course set menu featuring Shoryu hits like ramen, pork buns, and matcha cheesecake are available for all to enjoy.
Looking to keep your team switched on even outside of the office? XU Restaurant and Teahouse offers smaller groups of 4-8 guests the chance to book out their private Mahjong rooms. Taking inspiration from the elegant teahouses of Taiwan, the rooms feature mahogany panelling, painted murals, and a dining table that converts into a Mahjong board. Newbies will be given instructions on how to play and all players are invited to feast on the special Mahjong room set menu.
Once a brothel and a former home to Karl Marx, Quo Vadis is a restaurant and private members club situated on Dean Street. The restaurant serves modern British fare and lists Marco Pierre White and Damien Hirst as some of its previous owners. Perhaps the best way to experience their critically-acclaimed dishes is by booking one of the three private dining spaces on the top floors of the townhouse. The versatile Marx Room can take 45 standing, the Leoni Room with its natural light is perfect for intimate get-togethers, whilst the Blue Room has its own open plan bar.