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.

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

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 3 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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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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The Western

The Western have a great function room available for private hire for up to 60 people. A privately staffed bar plus drinks packages can also be arranged. With food from experienced caterers Space & Thyme, homemade food is available tailored to specific requirements in either buffet or menu format. Entertainment is also covered here with extensive music contacts and DJ’s on hand, providing the soundtrack to your special event.

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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

Private Dining Brighton – 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

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32 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.

32 Duke Street, Restaurant, Bar, Eat Drink, Dance, Christmas, Brighton - Private Dining Brighton

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

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. 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

Issac 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.

Isaac At, Brighton Restaurant, Xavier D. Buendia / XDB Photography

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Make a reservation on 07765934740, or email
  • Issac At can bring their team to your home for private catering
  • Caters for up to 32 diners at the restaurant – see more info

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 it’s bold but straight forward 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.

West Pier Pizzeria

Situated on Brighton’s seafront just opposite the West Pier and close to such attractions as the i360 and the Bandstand, West Pier Pizzeria is ideal for parties. Children will enjoy watching the pizza dough as it gets flipped in the air and adults will appreciate the ice cold Peroni and Prosecco on tap. With so many hotels and hostels nearby West Pier Pizzeria would suit an informal wedding reception. The whole venue can be hired out with either buffet or full menu available and manager, Luca, is happy to decorate the restaurant to your liking, just ask.

Pizza at West Pier Pizzeria

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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 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.

the breakfast club, review, brunch, breakfast, the lanes, brighton

Private Dining Quick Facts

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

Morris & 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.

Morris and Jacques platter

Private Dining Quick Facts

  • Call 01273 606030 or email
  • 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 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.

The private dining room at Riddle and Finns Brighton

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

Proud 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.

Front view of Proud Stanmer House Brighton

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 marquees

The 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.

House Restaurant, Brighton

Private Dining Quick Facts

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

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.

Indian summer, restaurant, 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

The 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.

Red wine being poured

Private Dining Quick Facts

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

The Sussex Ox

The Sussex Ox in Polegate is a jewel set into the countryside between Cuckmere Valley and Lullington. With three separate rooms and extensive gardens, the Sussex Ox is available for private hire from small gatherings to a full venue take over. With a great range of local real ales and bio-dynamic wines the pub’s focus is clearly on organic and local, but is doesn’t get more local than the menu whose meats and veg are sourced from the surrounding kitchen gardens and acres of farmlands. With light airy dining rooms a snug bar and sunset views over the Firle Beacon, this is a picturesque venue to hire all year round and for any occasion.

Sussex Ox Pub

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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.

Al Duomo, Italian, Restaurant, Brighton

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Blanch 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.

Blanch House, Private dining, Weddings, Events, Boutique Hotel, Brighton.

Private Dining Quick Facts

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

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.

red wine and pizza at the bull inn in henfield

Private Dining Quick Facts

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