Private Dining in Brighton, Hove and Sussex

Where to enjoy Private Dining Brighton. Our selection of the best venues across Brighton, Hove and Sussex. Venues which will give you your own private area for special occasions, business meetings or a get together with family and friends.

Brighton Cookery School

Brighton Cookery School is an innovative and creative cookery school and venue located in the very heart of Brighton. In terms of private dining, the space here can be hired for special occasions or team building sessions where guests can cook their own dinner. A little more interactive and fun than sitting down to be served dinner by others, at Brighton Cookery School private hire options see guests able to learn, cook and eat together with loved ones or colleague. A different option available for private hire seekers in Brighton.

Brighton Cookery School

Private Dining Brighton Quick Facts

  • Find out more by calling 01273 674911
  • Choice of differnt private hire options
  • Visit their feature page here

The 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. One of the go to venues for private dining in Brighton.

Private dining at GB1 Brighton

Private Dining Brighton 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

Rathfinny – The Flint Barns

The Flint Barns is a beautifully restored 10 roomed guest house situated in the estate. With its own dining room and dedicated Chef, the Flint Barns make for a beautiful getaway which is both family and dog friendly as well as a great venue for a celebration. The Luxe of The Tasting Room continues here, although the overall feel is more rustic which, in our opinion,  is perfect for a party.

Rathfinny Flint Barns

Indian 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.

Interior at Indian Summer Brighton

Private Dining Quick Facts

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


Kooks in the heart of the North Laine is a great central destination for your private party or event. The whole venue is available for hire with a canape or buffet style food service, great cocktails and you get to take control of the sound system.

Private dining Brighton Kooks

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Call to find out more about private hire 01273 673045
  • Great for cocktails and music.

Malmaison/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 three-course meal and half a bottle of wine at £39 per person. Perfect for any occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries and work parties!

table setting, Malmaison, Brighton Marina - Private Dining Brighton

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The New Inn Hurstpierpoint

The New Inn is a Grade II listed building with spacious third-acre south facing garden. The pub is divided into several rooms, including a large function room, the original village Corn Exchange, and smaller suites suited to presentations, private dining and parties. The garden features a large marquee, bar and wood-fired pizza oven which can be hired together with the Corn Exchange, perfect for summer wedding receptions, for which The New Inn are able to provide a range of services.

Summer evenings in the New Inn Hurstpierpoint

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The Sussex Ox

Perfect for any event, The Sussex Ox is delighted to host your special occasions in the heart of the Sussex countryside. From weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties to corporate events and meetings, there is a wide selection of delicious food on offer to cater for your party. The Garden Room, ideal for smaller groups, can accommodate up to 25 people and boasts double doors though onto the decking area of our garden. For larger groups who would prefer more privacy, The Front Room can seat up to 40 people, with a stunning view of rolling downland toward Lullington. Exclusive venue hire is available during weekdays and options for outside parties during the summer months are available. Click here to view the menu selection. 

The Sussex Ox Interior

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Call 01323 870840 for more information
  • View their menu choices here
  • Caters for small and large groups
  • Inside and outside options available


Kujira Brighton is the newest addition to the set of bright young things rejuvenating the Preston Street area of the city. Food here is cooked on the robatayaki grill, creating a wonderful intense flavour in the dishes.Kujira Brighton also describes itself as an ‘izakaya bar’ serving Japanese inspired cocktails invented by their mixologist. As well as the small but sleek restaurant upstairs there is a downstairs lounge bar featuring a karaoke booth and games consoles. This space is available for private hire, but when not booked is a great place to unwind with some cool drinks and entertainment.

Food at Kujira Brighton

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Tucked away in the sprawling Lanes is Bohemia an all-day eatery and cocktail venue. Bohemia is a spacious bar with many areas ideally suited to contain your party, the mezzanine floor is a particularly good spot to have a view down into the main central bar. The team of chefs can service you with a buffet or canapé menu, tailored to all dietary requirements. Or give one of their cocktail making classes a try, with complimentary bubbles on arrival and then learning to make and drink three fantastic cocktails.

Bohemia Brighton

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Call to discuss your event on 01273 777770
  • Live music every Thursday
  • A good option for cocktail parties

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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Lucky Voice

Gather your squad, grab a mic, and order a drink at Lucky Voice Brighton – you’re all set to enjoy your very own private karaoke room! Are you ready to enjoy your very own private karaoke room? If the answer is yes then Lucky Voice Brighton is waiting for you. With 7 private karaoke rooms available and over 9000 contemporary and classic anthems to sing your heart out to, Lucky Voice is a guaranteed great night out. Complete with a prop box, a ‘thirsty’ button and a live DJ on weekends, you are going to struggle to get your gang to leave!

Lucky Voice Brighton

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The Cleveland Arms

Welcoming folk of the Preston Park area and beyond, The Cleveland Arms is the definition of a community pub. The venue itself has been recently refurbished into a modern and light but cosy and welcoming space, overlooking the beautiful green space of Blakers Park. The Cleveland Arms are also very happy to host private parties and events in their bright and open plan venue. They provide bespoke menus for all types of events and to find out more information please visit their website.

The Cleveland Arms Brighton

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Mid Sussex Golf Club

Have you got something to celebrate? Mid Sussex Golf Club can cater for a huge variety of Functions, from Dinner Dances and Balls for 120 guests with a 3 course sit down dinner and coffee, to a 30th Birthday Party with a hot buffet for 200 guests, or a Golden Wedding Anniversary Party for 60 with a Carvery Lunch. With space for either a band or disco, and a perfect dance floor, we are able to make your celebration go with a swing.

Mid Sussex Golf Club

Private Dining Brighton Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 846567
  • Caters for large or small parties

Copper Clam

In a superb location on Brighton seafront, The Copper Clam is just 150m from the new BAi360 attraction with stunning seafront views. Their spacious venue is available for parties and private hire, offering you and your guests a tailored set menu, canapés or buffet to fit your occasion and budget. You can sit in their newly refurbished seating area which can accommodate up to 60 people, where you can offer a glass of prosecco on arrival for guests. There’s also a private dining area for smaller parties up to 20.

Copper clam, private dining area at seafood restaurant on Brighton beach - Private Dining Brighton

Private Dining Brighton Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 323847
  • Canapés, buffet or set menu available for your party
  • Restaurant seats up to 60 people, private dining area seats up to 20 people


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 in a uniquely designed space
  • No hire charge

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 room at the Salt Room Brighton - Private Dining Brighton

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


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.

Moshimo, Japanese Restaurant, Brighton, Vegan Review, Duck & Skewers - Private Dining Brighton

Private Dining Quick Facts

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

The 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.

Decorative mirrors at the Chimney House pub Brighton - Private Dining Brighton

Private Dining Quick Facts

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

The Mesmerist

Planning a celebration and looking for the perfect party spot? We think we have just the place.. The Mesmerist in Brighton’s Lanes is a is a long standing favorite amongst us Brightonians and from the look of the queues that often snake outside the door here, there’s a lot of magic going on inside that party-goers are keen to be captured by, time and again. With 4 private areas, 2 floors and 3 bars the venue has so many options available when it comes to private dining. Included in the private dining options is the new buffet menu, which you can view here

Bar at The Mesmerist Brighton

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a Reservation on 01273 328542
  • View their buffet menu here

The 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.

Private Dining Brighton - Little Fish Market Brighton

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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 extravagant (up to 120).

Gars, Chinese Fine Dining, Brighton, The Lanes

Private Dining Quick Facts

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

Great 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.

Salami and cured meats at Great British Charcuterie

Private Dining Quick Facts

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

The 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, a personal waiter provided. The ideal setting for sophisticated dining. Caters for business meetings and weddings too.

Interior at Drakes Restaurant Brighton

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

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 reared Highland beef and locally caught fish. The private dining room accommodates up to 16 people with your very own personal waiter. Not available on Friday and Saturday evenings or Sunday lunchtime.

Private dining room at The Coal Shed Brighton

Private Dining Quick Facts

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

The New Club Brighton

If you’re looking for somewhere that has serious edge then The New Club on King’s road may be just the spot. The main restaurant has capacity for 70 whilst The Club Lounge takes a more intimate 18. Both are available for hire for private parties, from business brunches to wedding receptions or cocktails at an event launch. With views over the West Pier and urban NY decor The New Club leaves a lasting visual impression matched by its bold but straightforward menu.

The New Club, Lounge, Brighton

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Get in touch via
  • Can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, buffet, canapés and drinks
  • The Club Lounge seats 18, main restaurant 70.

The Walrus 

The Walrus is a fabulously refurbished 200 year old pub that now boasts not only a beautifully designed restaurant, wonderful hidden two storey roof garden but also The Underbelly – a space for live music, cabaret or private function. Catering for up to 110 people, this venue is a fantastic Christmas Party option, or even for a music centred big birthday bash!

Inside of the Walrus Pub in Brighton

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The Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen is Brighton’s newest cookery school, located right on Queens Road near Brighton Station. Their team can supply all the ingredients to make any party very special indeed, from birthday celebrations to hen parties, team building or just a special night out with friends. Choose from a range of private cookery classes in almost any world cuisine, have your meal made and served to you while you relax and watch – or host your own event in their spacious kitchen and dining area. All bookings support their community cookery sessions for vulnerable people, which bring cooking skills and shared meals to all, regardless of finance, confidence or ability.

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