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An award winning option for private dining Brighton. Burnt Orange on Middle Street in The Lanes is a sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant and bar which has achieved local and national recognition, including winning Brighton’s Best Restaurant in the 2022 BRAVOs. Upstairs there is a private dining room for up to 10 guests, perfect for intimate soirees or impressive business meals. The attentive team of professionals will help you prepare the perfect menu and ensure your guests are given an enviably memorable experience.
Hove’s award-winning Italian restaurant, Cin Cin, is available for booking for your next celebration, whether it’s a small or large gathering – they’ve got you covered. The entire restaurant can be reserved for events such as weddings, where they can create a bespoke for 12-40 guests. Alternatively, their private dining room at the rear of the restaurant is perfect for smaller gatherings and can comfortably seat 12-14 people. Their seasonal menus, canapés list, drink packages and signature cocktails will deliver a unique and memorable dining experience for you and your guests.
The private dining room at Brighton’s beautiful Furna is accessed via a discrete staircase leading from the main restaurant. With its stunning oval, hand carved table, the room can be hired for 4-8 guests, for the ultimate intimate dining experience. You and your guests will be given the utmost attention, with your own chef and waiter for the duration of the event, and a view of the open kitchen where dishes will be prepared as you dine. Every detail has been taken care of so that guests can enjoy chef-patron Dave Mothersill’s extraordinary tasting menu without distraction.
Wild Flor is renowned for its combination of classic seasonal cookery, unusual and interesting wines and outstanding hospitality. The second floor dining room is available for hire for exclusive lunch and evening meals so is a wonderful option for private dining in Brighton and Hove. There’s no hire cost, just a minimum spend and is available for groups of 10-28. The whole of the restaurant is available for hire for larger groups. They’ll create a menu that’s seasonal and match it with exquisite wines for a truly memorable experience.
Etch is one of Brighton’s top restaurants, with three AA Rosettes, a Michelin plate, a score of five in the Good Food Guide and was declared Brighton’s second Best restaurant in the 2022 BRAVO awards. Each dish in the ingredient led tasting menu features only two ingredients, to really hone in on the expert pairing and preparation. The Private Dining suite, Triclinium Sub Rosa is a Chef’s Table experience, suitable for eight guests. The restaurant is also available for full private hire with a Hove Private Dining Room available in their amazing basement.
The private dining room at Fourth and Church in Hove is entirely self contained with its own music system and a very polished experience. The team here can prepare you a high quality meal from their seasonal menus which fuse modern and traditional cooking styles, for elegant high-quality dishes. Fourth and Church are well known for their exceptional wines which they source directly from growers. They can pair your party menu or help you select some choice drops for unforgettable wining and dining. Fourth and Church is an excellent choice for subterranean private dining in Brighton and Hove.
The Chef’s Library at The Coal shed is a stylish private dining suite at one of Brighton’s most popular grill restaurants. The suite is available seven days a week, seats 15 diners and comes with a dedicated server. Guests can choose from a set three course menu or a feasting menu with signature sharing dishes for the whole table. The Coal Shed’s reputation is high held in a city of exceptional eateries, it’s produce is locally and ethically sourced and cooked using a Josper coal fired grill for seared in flavour.
The Salt Room is a critically acclaimed and award wining restaurant with a focus on fresh, locally landed seafood and seasonal menus. They have a private hire room which seats 16 and is available seven days a week for both evening and lunch. Two seasonally led menu options are available, with individual courses or communal sharing plates. The private hire room is separated from the main venue by a curtain which you can choose to have drawn, or not, and boasts spectacular sea views.
Private hire is also available with the mezzanine level of the restaurant, although this doesn’t offer privacy. The mezzanine seats 35 people with access to the private dining room for reception drinks and use of the sea-facing terrace in warmer months. A flexible high quality experience for private dining Brighton.
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 12 and 22 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. This is a hidden nook which we highly recommend, a great option for private dining Brighton.
The modern meets deco inspired interiors of the Skylark cocktail bar in Shelter Hall set the scene of class and sophistication. The stunning seafront, beach facing setting adds further to the luxurious feel of the venue. You can hire the bar exclusively for 30 – 50 guests and enjoy the benefit of dedicated bartenders, who will deliver bespoke cocktails, stunning wines and premium spirits. You’ll also reap the benefits of having access to all seven of the Shelter Hall kitchens. Minimum spends apply. This is as good as it gets if you want to soak up the seaside Brighton atmosphere, a wonderful option for private dining Brighton.
The perfect excuse to enjoy great food, great wine and great company at Hotel du Vin. All the things you love about dining at Hotel du Vin but in the privacy of your own dining room. ideal for a family gathering, special celebration, dinner party, or pre wedding get together. There are a number of gorgeous rooms to choose from of various sizes and styles, from the intimate SMWS Snuggle for 22 guests, to the formal chic Lombard dining room that seats 48. With surroundings sorted, your special event is a great opportunity to pay attention to the wine – our specialist subject, our sommelier will helo choose the best for your gathering. They make picking the food a pleasure too – bespoke to your needs, from set menus or the ‘Selector’, care is given to make your feast fabulous.
Exclusive casual dining rooms
Al Duomo is a sizeable venue capable of accommodating parties of varying sizes. There’s an exclusive Brighton private dining room accessible by its own staircase as well as a large mezzanine level and a private side room off the main floor. From small soirees to full-on celebrations, Al Duomo will cater for you. Their menu is packed with Italian classics and their pasta and gelato are hand-made on the premises for guaranteed freshness and flavour.
The downstairs at Baked is available to host your private event or party. The space is contemporary decorated and decked out with plush banquette seating. Comfortably hosting 30 people seated and 40 standing. The cafe is available to provide bespoke catering, be it canapés, buffet lunches and full meals, they’re on hand to work with you to tailor the ideal menu.
Donatello is a Brighton institution, as well as winner of the BRAVO 2020 best family restaurant. Their wine room is available for private dining Brighton for parties of up to 18 guest. This popular Italian restaurant makes everything in house from fresh and offers excellent quality and value for money. Donatello is also available for private hire with the extensive venue catering for larger groups easily.
LatinoAmerica in Hove has a second floor private dining room for parties of 12-32. They can provide you with a full menu of Argentinian cuisine, from sharing tapas to prime imported steak that’s world renowned. LatinoAmerica is something of a Malbec specialist offering choice drops at a range of prices, with other red, white, rosé and sparkling wines from South America also available, all helping get your party into the Latin swing of things.
Celebrate special occasions with friends, family or work colleagues at Jo and Co in Hove. Their spacious and bright area at the back of the restaurant, complete with an upstairs mezzanine, is the perfect setting for private parties. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering for up to 50 people or a larger event for up to 220 guests by hiring the entire restaurant, Jo and Co offers a versatile space to accommodate your needs. Feel free to reach out to the team at Jo and Co to discuss your requirements and make your event extra special.
Private parties by the sea are available at Ohso Social. Its unbeatable positioning down on the stones, to the right of the Palace Pier, offers a dreamlike destination for parties big and small. They offer area bookings for groups over seven people, and exclusive venue hire is available on request. Ever walked past them on the promenade and thought “I want my birthday party there”? Well now you can! This one has the best seaside views for private dining in Brighton.
The New Club, located on Brighton seafront opposite the i360, offers a prestigious private dining and private hire experience that is unmatched. With their elegant and casual setting, this exclusive venue provides the perfect backdrop for any special occasion or corporate event. Whether it’s an intimate dinner or a grand celebration, New Club offers impeccable service, exquisite cuisine, and a sophisticated atmosphere. Details: New Club have a private dining area which seats up to 16. The venue can also seat up to 18 at one table in the main restaurant. Can also host events for up to about 50 people in their main restaurant. They don’t charge a fee for private hire or for the private dining area. With their group menu the cost is £25 per head for groups of 9 or more (pre-order only).
Enjoy the fresh flavours of the Caribbean at The Rum Kitchen on Black Lion Street. They serve great food, knockout cocktails and heaps of fun, so you and your party are in for a treat! You can look forward to live DJs at the weekend, daily cocktail happy hours and feel-good Caribbean food make this a place to party. On top of this, they have a private dining area that is so large it could constitute being another restaurant. It has its own bar and sound system and can seat over 60 or over 100 standing. Food is served up in cast iron pots for you to help yourself. This is an exciting option for private dining Brighton
The Watershed is situated in the Brighton marina, on the waterfront of the inner harbour. Admiral Jack Voss dining suite is available for private dining in Brighton Marina. The kitchen at The Watershed is run by local catering company Space + Thyme who are more than qualified to deliver a professional and delicious feast be it a buffet or sit-down meal. The views here are a real selling point, few places capture the late sun while offering privacy such as The Watershed.
The Late Lounge in the basement of the plush Hove venue, Third Avenue, is a sleek, stylish and sexy space available for private hire. It has its own bar, a 2am license, access to the terrace and DJs are available. They can cater for your party with their small plates menu or with a buffet. A very luxurious private dining option for Brighton and Hove.
Full venue hire is available at all Trading Post venue’s across the city and you’ll fall in love with the industrial meets elegant interiors and sense of artisan craft that is illustrated throughout all the Brighton venues. With three sites dotted around the city centre there is scope for hosting a variety of events, be it corporate, a big birthday bash or more intimate gatherings. The Kensington Gardens site offers exclusive room and floor hire and benefits from a fully equipped kitchen and multiple floors for entertaining. All three have stocked bars and coffee machine facilities, serve some of the freshest coffee beans in town and are available with no hire fee.
Pubs or bars with food and rooms
The Chimney House is a lovely pub in Sevendials with a fantastic local and seasonal menu and lots of character. The upstairs function room can be yours for a cosy, candle-lit soiree for up to 22. The menu incorporates classic cookery with seasonality and foraged for, rare and forgotten ingredients, making for a truly unique occasion. Highly recommended if you are looking for something more relaxed and local, a great private dining Brighton option.
Haus on the Hill is a popular local pub in the Hanover area and tap room for local brewery, Bier Haus. In 2022 they won the coveted BRAVO for Best Roast. Upstairs there are two additional dining rooms and large second bar available for private hire. The in-house menu is primarily Caribbean, from the kitchen of Danny O’Shea (formally of Bus Stop). Dog friendly, child friendly and very enthusiastic about beer, this is a good venue of choice for relaxed good time get-togethers in Hanover. A laid back vibe with great beer; our kind of private dining in Brighton sort of experience.
The Ladies Mile pub in Patcham has a large function room that is entirely separate from the main venue, offering privacy for your party. The space can host up to 120 guests and the kitchen can cater for everything from a buffet style reception to a sit-down meal with table service. The function room has its own bar and in-built sound system plus plenty of nearby parking and easy access to the rest of the city.
For private celebrations or corporate events the Tasting Room at Albourne Estate provides a stunning setting for impressing and creating lasting memories. The Tasting Room seats 45 inside with more space on the decking and lawn which overlooks the vineyard and South Downs. The Albourne team can help with finding local and trusted caterers and florists. You can add an element of education to your party with a vineyard tour and or tasting.
Brighton Cookery School offers regular classes and private events run by professional chefs. The space here can be hired for special occasions or team building sessions where guests can cook their own dinner, learn professional techniques and have fun. Brighton Cookery School private hire options see guests learning, cooking and eating together. This can make a nice alternative to the standard get together and doesn’t just have to be for special occasions. A great option for something different, rather than your usual private dining Brighton.
When it comes to organising an event or a party to celebrate a special occasion, you’ll want to consider what will make that occasion the most memorable. Book Brighton Recency Routemaster and impress your friends with this out of the ordinary experience and very different to the usual Brighton private dining. You and your crew can hire one deck or the entire bus and create a bespoke tour and catering package for your party. They currently run vineyard and wine tasting tours with Albourne Estate, so if your clan love a tipple, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to explore our beautiful Sussex countryside and sample the fruits of its harvest.
After an exclusively vegetarian venue with community values at its core? Then The Gardener Cafe could be for you. Located on Gardner Street in the heart of the North Laine area, this cafe is beautifully positioned to host your gathering. Working with surplus supermarket produce might mean that the menu will be dictated by what’s on offer but working with the acclaimed team and kitchen behind The Real Junk Food Project will also mean that you’ll be getting the best value, consistently high-quality service and a truly unique experience.
Kemptown Village-based Nanima is an intimate and friendly setting to host a private party with a top capacity of 20 guests. They also have a private dining room at the rear of the venue, which can accommodate eight people. From the food, you can expect hearty and nutritious pan-Asian dishes, served canteen style and with excellent alcohol pairing available. For a more bespoke catering offering, you can enquire with Namima directly.
The Permit Room excels not only in serving amazing Indian small plates and delicious drinks but also in providing a fantastic space for your next celebration. The vibrant interiors offer various areas for your celebratory meal, including a back area that can be booked for up to 30 people. Enjoy the Party Spread at £29 per person, featuring their best dishes that pack a punch for you and your crowd to tuck into!