Private Dining in Brighton, Hove and Sussex

Our selection of the best private dining venues across Brighton, Hove and Sussex. Venues which will give you your own private area for special occasions or business meetings.

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private dining, Brighton, GB1 restaurant, restaurantThe Grand Brighton

Executive Chef, Alan White’s luxury dining menus offer a high-end and exclusive dining experience. The private dining experience at the Grand Hotel can be hosted in a choice of 4 unique spaces. Each room offers it own unique ambience with luxurious decorative touches, quality British furnishing and striking features such as the statement art mural of Brighton seafront in George 3rd or the traditional wood panelling in the Regent Room.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 224300
  • Choice of 4 private dining areas, seafront location – Grand Hotel Brighton
  • Caters for 6 – 20 diners, more information

table setting, Malmaison, Brighton MarinaMalmaison/Chez Mal

Located at Brighton’s Marina you can take in the views and hire one of the stylish private dining rooms that are available at Malmaison! Enjoy an intimate celebration with friends, family or colleagues with a glass of fizz, a 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine at £39 per person. Perfect for any occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries and work parties!

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MARKET Private Dining, HoveMarket 

The private dining room at Market at 42 Western Road, (called 42d Downmarket) is an upmarket space ideal for parties both small and large. Seating groups of between 10 and 28 you’ll enjoy an array of benefits including the option of indulging in The Chef’s Menu (a sharing feast of many of their Spanish inspired tapas and small plates), your own dedicated waiting and bar staff and you can even play your own music. Events are tailored to perfectly suit each party’s needs, (Market also offers Set Menus) and there isn’t even a hire charge to pay. If you’d like to know more, owner and event organiser Kate is always delighted to hear from you.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273823707, website
  • Discover the city’s most exciting, decadent and unique private dining room.
  • Caters for 10 – 28 diners, three menus available

The Salt Room

The same owners as the critically acclaimed Coal Shed, they’ve created a new impressive venue oozing with style and a menu which tantalises the taste-buds with the freshest fish, seafood and local produce available. Whether it’s a business meeting, a birthday celebration or a wedding breakfast, their private dining room is perfect for any occasion. With spectacular sea views, it makes your event extra special.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 929488, website
  • Incredible cocktails, can cater for small and very large numbers
  • Alfresco area also available, seafront views

24 St Georges, steak, restaurant, kemptown, Brighton24 St Georges

Classic dining in an informal and relaxed setting, 24 St Georges is situated in the heart of Kemptown fitting in well. Only on the ‘food map’ for 2 years, it has already made its mark featuring in the Michelin guide only 20 months in. Committed to using local and seasonal produce, the Modern European style menu constantly evolves to reflect this. Caters for private events including weddings, civil ceremonies and other celebrations.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 626060, website
  • Featured on Michelin guide
  • Known for its great value and attention to detail


Brighton’s first Japanese conveyor belt style restaurant with an excellent reputation for its fresh and sustainable food. It’s located in the historic Lanes area with fantastic outdoor dining: the deck, called the Hiroba, emulates sitting on tatami mats and can be hired out for private parties, wedding receptions, and as a stage for performances and product launches.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273-719195 or online
  • Alfresco dining
  • Fresh Japanese & sushi cuisine

The Bull Inn

Located just north of Henfield, this traditional style pub serving freshly made pizzas to order, all stone baked to perfection. The Bull has a large function room, perfect for celebrations and even a skittles alley which is very popular with families. Why not hire both for your event? Mother and toddler groups can also be accommodated during lunchtimes. Complete with its own music system, private garden and patio area and can be hired as room only, or with the skittle alley and buffet menu.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on: 01273 492232
  • Fantastic for alfresco dining
  • Traditional pub with modern food and a great space

Chimney House, Seven Dials, BrightonThe Chimney House

The Chimney House is a lovely pub in Sevendials with a fantastic local and seasonal menu and lots of character. They sell local jams and chutneys on the bar, and have a selection of interesting art on the walls. The upstairs function room caters for a range of different occasions from a sit down meal for up to 22, to a social mingle event for up to 40 standing.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 556708, website
  • Known for foraged and locally sourced ingredients
  • Venue is starting to be recognised nationally also

Impressive interior at No 32, bar, restaurant, and club, Duke Street, Brighton32 Duke Street

For something a little more private, 32 Duke Street offer two main sections: The Archway or The Gallery. The Archway fits 25 seated or 40 people standing and is positioned conveniently next to the back bar. The section is lined with open curtains for that open/closed feeling. For something a bit larger, The Gallery area is above the main floor and offers a stunning view of the room below. The Gallery also benefits from having direct access to the private balcony which looks onto Duke Street. The Gallery fits 45+ people seated and 80+ people standing.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 773388, website
  • With an Eat Drink Dance tagline, this is a place that knows how to party

Best Restaurants in Brighton, The Little Fish Market RestaurantThe Little Fish Market

A charming, intimate 20-cover restaurant, The Little Fish Market can cater to private dining. The venue is simply laid out with comfortable wooden tables and fish themed local artist’s work adorns the neutrally themed walls. The chef Duncan, offers a fixed priced five course menu at £50pp, decided on what’s been landed by the local fisherman that day.

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Dim Sum at Gars Chinese, Chinese restaurant, BrightonGars

Located in the historic Lanes, Gars is fine Chinese cuisine at it’s best. Around since 1983, they really do know what they’re doing. With Pan Asian dishes on the menu too, it caters for all tastes, styles and occasions. Two function rooms with a private bar, it’s the perfect place for your event. Catering for the small and intimate (up to 12) to the exciting and extravagent (up to 120).

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 321321, website
  • Karaoke also available
  • Chinese fine dining

Agua Dulce Spanish and Tapas, restaurant, BrightonAgua Dulce

Owned and run by experienced Spanish Restauranter Carlo and his family, Agua Dulce has fast become a popular choice for Tapas lovers in Brighton and Hove. Passionate about their Paella and fanatic about fresh and locally sourced fish, all sourced from local fish markets. If you fancy an aperitif before your meal you get a free and friendly ‘tapa’ with your glass of wine or lager. Private function room for parties up to 25.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 328672, website
  • Tapas menu available, up to 15 diners
  • Enquire about their flamenco dancers

Salami and cured meats at Great British CharcuterieGreat British Charcuterie

Situated on Brighton’s Marina and serving the best of British produce, the GB Charcuterie is a great venue to hire. Whether it’s a party, celebration or work meeting, you can host it at the GB Charcuterie with a solely British menu. Only serving artisan charcuterie, cheeses, wines and other food items from the UK. There’s outside seating too and the expert team know exactly how to help plan your food.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 695278, website
  • Charcuterie platters & British wine menus available
  • Outside seating

Andrew MacKenzie, Restaurant at DRakes, Drakes Hotel, Boutique Hotel, BrightonThe Restaurant at Drakes

Award winning Restaurant at Drakes has been the best scoring Brighton restaurant in the Good Food guide for the past 5 years running. Situated in the sophisticated boutique hotel, it is perfect for long, leisurely lunches or luxurious dinners. The elegant private dining room available for hire can accommodate up to 12 people. Personal waiter provided. The ideal setting for sophisticated dining. Caters for business meetings and weddings too.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 696934, website
  • Up to 12 diners, award winning boutique property
  • Boutique hotel accommodation also available, has excellent reception and bar area for cocktails

The Coal Shed Restaurant, Brighton, Pre-Theatre MenuThe Coal Shed

Critically acclaimed, the Coal Shed is a different take on the ‘Fine Dining’ experience. Here they cook the very best steak and fish over a specially imported charcoal ‘Josper’ oven, to produce quality food with exceptional taste. Ethically rearerd Highland beef and locally caught fish. The private dining room accomodates up to 16 people with your very own personal waiter. Not available on Friday and Saturday evenings or Sunday lunchtime.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 322998, website
  • One of our top ten restaurants
  • Caters for up to 16 diners

Beetroot Bourgignon at 18471847

Located on the busy North Road in the North Laine, 1847 has become the go to spot for vegetarians and meat eaters alike! Working their magic with delicious, local ingredients it’s a fantastic place to book out for a private party with a difference. The upper level can seat up to 70 people or if you just fancy a drinks reception you can book out the downstairs bar, ‘Dandelion’ which specialises in botanical cocktails…

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on: 01273 677 776
  • Fantastic for a pre-dinner cocktail
  • Smart, modern and a little bit different

Isaac At, Pop Up Dining, Brighton, fine dining, restaurantIssac At

Isaac At is available to hire for celebratory functions and corporate events.  Isaac and his team pride themselves in providing a unique experience with delicious food, specialising in dinner parties. It is possible to have exclusive use of the whole restaurant depending on the size of the party and your requirements. Create a bespoke event with the help of their dedicated events manager.

the breakfast club, review, brunch, breakfast, the lanes, brightonThe Breakfast Club

London’s successful Breakfast Club dining experience has ventured into Brighton’s Lanes after much anticipation. The Breakfast Club have brought a bit of Miami Vice and Art Deco to Brighton and extensive menu of American dishes, drinks and cocktails. At The Breakfast Club, they’re pretty confident in their abilities to throw a good shindig, so let them know your preferred date and guest numbers, and they’ll see what magic they can come up with for your private event.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 947080, website
  • Central location
  • Great choice of food and drinks to choose from

Morris & Jacques, Kemptown, Café, BrightonMorris & Jacques

Morris & Jacques’ central Kemptown location is perfect for a private dining event. They have previously hosted stag and hen celebrations, birthday parties and even a Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea! In the summer months they offer a BBQ or Paella option in the garden, and are open to menu suggestions and decoration of the venue.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Call 01273 606030 or email [email protected]
  • Morris & Jacques can bring their team to your home or office for private catering
  • Are able to host 24 diners in the restaurant and 35 in the garden – find out more.

Riddle and FinnsRiddle and Finns, the Beach

Frequently featured in our top ten restaurant list, Riddle and Finns is a seafood and fish lover’s dream. With two locations, one in the Lanes and one on the Beach. The Beach restaurant has a private dining room available to hire for special occasions. Overlooking the iconic view of Brighton beach and promenade, it is the perfect spot for a celebratory event. Relaxed and elegant dining.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 821 218, website
  • 10-15 guests, great sea views (exceptional seafront location)
  • Their main restaurant can accommodate greater numbers

Stanmer Park, Stanmer House, Brighton, manor house, restaurant, cafeProud Country House

Stanmer House is a beautiful grade I listed mansion in the stunning surroundings of StanmerPark. As well as it’s attractive restaurant, bar and lounge there are plenty of private dining options to meet your needs. Extremely popular as a wedding venue, their very own wedding planner will help you to create the wedding of your dreams at Stanmer House. Also widely used by businesses for business lunches and conferences.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 680400, website
  • Manor house, outside of Brighton, flexible space
  • Specialises in private events from 10 – 1000, can erect marqueesThe House

The House Restaurant, Steak review, The Lanes, BrightonThe House Restaurant

A Victorian double fronted family run British bistro in the charming area of East Street down the historic Lanes. Known for their amazing steaks and other signature dishes, the House restaurant is a popular among locals and the perfect place to have a quiet lunch with friends, business colleagues or even by yourself. There’s a great seating area outside if you want lunch alfresco.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 321111, website
  • Flexible room combinations as located over different floors
  • Steak specialists

grow40Grow 40

Grow 40 is the lovely cosy little French café/bar on the corner of Kensington Gardens. The reason they have called it Grow 40 is because of the unique kitchen garden on the rooftop. They serve some fantastic salads for lunch made from leaves from the roof. You can’t get more local or fresh than that. Can cater for private dinner parties, champagne and canapé receptions and special events too.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273622519, website
  • Flexible on numbers, also has roof terrace.
  • Great wine selection

Indian summer, restaurant, BrightonIndian Summer

Finding a classy Indian restaurant you could argue is a hard thing to find, a contradiction in terms; and yet that’s exactly what Indian Summer is. Popular Southern Indian dishes with great gluten free options and an incredible tandoori roast on a Sunday. Indian Summer has been leading the way for many years and is still up there with the best. Available for hire for cocktail parties, sit down meals and buffets.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on (0)1273 711001, website
  • Do outsider catering too, flexible dining areas for different numbers
  • A good option for cocktail parties

Front of New Steine Restaurant, French Restaurant, Kemptown BrightonThe New Steine Bistro

A little French Bistro attached to the New Steine Hotel in the heart of Kemptown. With interesting art all over the walls, this delightful place could pass as an art gallery as well as a restaurant. The menu is French inspired and does not fail to impress. Their private dining room caters for a range of special events for up to 30 seated or up to 70 standing. Outdoor patio for smokers.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 681546, website
  • Flexible on group sizes (30 – 70)
  • Boutique hotel accommodation also available

Private parties at Al Duomo Al Duomo

From office parties to wedding receptions, Al Duomo pride themselves in hosting a cracking shindig in Brighton. With a central location (next to the Royal Pavilion and a short walk from the train station) it’s the perfect place to host a private dining event – big or small. Take a look at the website to see examples of previous private events hosted at Al Duomo.

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Blanch House, Breakfast Review, Kemptown, Brighton, Boutique HotelBlanch House

A boutique hotel in the stylish and trendy area of Kemptown, Blanch House offers a private dining room which you can hire for any special occasion from a business lunch to a wedding. Oozing with elegance and luxury, it is a venue to impress. You can hire the restaurant for a more intimate affair serving 15-40 guests, or their ‘Belle Epoque Suite’ for something larger housing up to 75.

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 603504, hotel website
  • 15-40 guests, great for cocktails
  • Boutique hotel accommodation also available

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