Guide to restaurants for big groups

Guide to restaurants for big groups

So, you've been given the overwhelming task of finding a restaurant to cater for a gigantic group of fussy eaters. But where do you even start? A quick Google search with thousands of results from all over the city? Maybe. Or you could just bookmark this guide to restaurants for big groups; we update it regularly, so next time your boss comes to you to organise your team outing, you can send just them the link to this page. Plus, everyone will love you for picking a banging restaurant. From luxurious private dining to casual restaurants serving an eclectic menu for every kind of eater, here's our guide to dining with a big group in London.

In this guide
  1. The best restaurants for big groups
    1. Dishoom – With love from Bombay
    2. Tayyabs – Rowdy, fun and cheap
    3. Acme Fire Cult – BBQ but not as you know it
    4. Ave Mario – A hedonistic homage to Italy
    5. Ciao Bella – For the atmopshere
    6. Brigadiers – Perfect for private dining
    7. The Camberwell Arms – Old-school charm
    8. My Old Place – For the spicy groups
    9. German Gymnasium – Mittel-European in a fomer gymnasium
    10. Mestizo – Giant margaritas and banquet dishes
    11. Sông Quê Café – Pho, pho and more pho
    12. Mare Street Market – An Art Deco dream
    13. Xi'an Biang Biang Noodles – The best noodles in the capital
    14. Caravan – Homage to BBC Radio 1
    15. Bistrotheque – For all groups, big and small
    16. Hide – Subterranean private dining
    17. Megan's – Trendy, vibey, tasty and perfect for a group
    18. Berners Tavern – Sophisticated British fare
    19. Riding House Café – An eclectic menu for a fussy group
    20. Temper – Cheeseburger tacos and cocktails
    21. Murano – Michelin-starred Italian fare
    22. Coya – Take a trip to Latin America
    23. Frog by Adam Handling – Simple, seasonal and sophisticated
    24. Gloria – 70's Capri-style Italy
    25. Olle Korean Barbecue – Cook your own food at the table
    26. Fatt Pundit – A menu for everyone
    27. Selale – Crowd-pleasing Turkish cuisine
    28. Darkhorse – Parkside dining in Stratford
    29. Hotto Potto – Hot pot and karaoke
    30. Mangal Ocakbasi – An iconic Dalston Turkish
    31. Al-Kahf Restaurant – Authentic Somali cuisine
    32. Frigideira – Vibrant sharing platters
    33. Lío London – Take the crew to Ibiza
    34. Wolkite – Ethiopian feasts

The best restaurants for big groups

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With love from Bombay

Not only is Dishoom an excellent choice for larger groups thanks to its huge dining areas, but it's always a winner in terms of what's on the menu. The food takes inspiration from the bustling Irani cafés and aromatic dishes you can eat all over Bombay, like the Mattar paneer, the deep red chicken ruby and their creamy signature black daal best served with a cheesy naan for dipping, dunking and mopping. The dishes are perfect for sharing amongst a group, with a range of meat and vegetarian options to choose from.

  • Bear in mind: Walk in for smaller groups or book online
  • 5 Stable St, King's Cross 7 Boundary St, Shoreditch, Shoreditch 12 Upper St Martin's Ln, Covent Garden 22 Kingly St, Carnaby, Soho 4 Derry Street, Kensington 42 Electric Blvd, Vauxhall/Battersea
    Dishoom King's Cross
    5 Stable St, King's Cross
    Dishoom Shoreditch
    7 Boundary St, Shoreditch, Shoreditch
    Dishoom Covent Garden
    12 Upper St Martin's Ln, Covent Garden
    Dishoom Carnaby
    22 Kingly St, Carnaby, Soho
    Dishoom Kensington
    4 Derry Street, Kensington
    Dishoom Battersea
    42 Electric Blvd, Vauxhall/Battersea
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    Dishoom King's Cross
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    Dishoom Shoreditch
    020-742 093 24
    Dishoom Covent Garden
    020-742 093 20
    Dishoom Kensington
    020-742 093 25
    Dishoom Battersea
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Tayyabs – Restaurants for big groups
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Tayyabs – Restaurants for big groups
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Tayyabs – Restaurants for big groups
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Tayyabs

Rowdy, fun and cheap

If you're looking for a restaurant to take a large group of people to let their hair down, then Tayyabs is it. This no-frills spot in Whitechapel is perfect for larger groups of up to 30 or 40. They're strictly BYOB (bring your own booze), so you don't need to worry about forking out for a huge drinks bill, you can bring along a bottle or ten of your own. The Punjabi menu is ideal for sharing, and features their famous dishes like fragrant lamb chops and dry meat curry, with plenty of vegetarian options too. Expect it to get a little rowdy in here come evening, everybody is out to have a good time.

  • Bear in mind: Walk in for smaller groups or book online

Acme Fire Cult

BBQ but not as you know it

Acme Fire Cult is a live-fire restaurant offering something different to the typical BBQ scene. Although live fire cooking is usually associated with giant chunks of meat, here it’s primarily about vegetables with rare and native breed meat sourced from regenerative farms and day-boat seafood featuring as backing singers. Past menus include dishes like Marmite-butter sourdough, fermented squash hummus, Tamworth pork chop and large sharing plates of seafood and fish-based dishes. It’s set in a vibey outdoor heated courtyard, sharing the space with a 40ft Brewery and Taproom, with the option to sit inside. The menu is ideal for sharing with a group, but larger parties may be seated at separate tables, so check with the venue before booking.

  • Bear in mind: Book online 
Ave Mario – Restaurants for big groups
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Ave Mario – Restaurants for big groups
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Ave Mario

A hedonistic homage to Italy

Ave Mario in Covent Garden pays homage to Italian culture and dining in an elaborate setting designed to be Instagrammed. The restaurant doesn’t look that big from the outside, but head indoors, and you’ll find that it stretches back and covers another two floors - ideal for larger groups. They’re another venture from the Big Mamma Group, the legends behind Gloria, Circle Popolare and Napoli Gang (yes, it’s ok to dream about that lemon meringue pie every day). Ingredients are sourced from Italian family-run suppliers and crafted into a menu of classic Italian favourites. They take bookings for up to 20 people and offer private hire for more than 20 guests.

  • Bear in mind: Book online

Ciao Bella

For the atmopshere

It might not have a reputation for serving the very best Italian food in London, but the food is still tasty, and really you’re coming here for the experience. This Italian spot maxes out on entertainment, especially on Saturday nights, when the atmosphere is borderline rowdy, and there’s a man called Norman tinkling on the piano. Order their seafood spaghetti served in a bag if you want to take it up a notch but make sure to call them ahead of visiting if you're looking to secure a group booking. Swing by the The Lamb pub next door for a few more pints post-pasta.

  • Bear in mind: Phone to book

Brigadiers

Perfect for private dining

Brigadiers is another venture by those responsible for the legendary Hoopers and Bao. The restaurant is inspired by India’s military mess halls and features a sophisticated interior of deep brown and polished wood. They serve a barbecue-inspired menu with all of the classics, like ribs and chops, alongside a range of draft beers. They can accommodate up to 18 guests in their private Pot Luck dining room, 16 in the Bidi room and 10 in the Kukuri Room.

  • Bear in mind: Book online

The Camberwell Arms

Old-school charm

This old-school boozer is a local neighbourhood favourite located in a 19th-century pub in the trendy borough of Peckham. It’s run by the team behind the renowned rooftop bar Franks, only a mere stroll away and perfect for a post-meal sunset cocktail. The menu is all about seasonal produce and is designed to be shared family-style, with large dishes like whole roast chicken and slow-roasted lamb shoulder. You can book for up to eight people on their website, but for anything larger, you’ll have to send them an email.

  • Bear in mind: Book online or phone

My Old Place

For the spicy groups

This old-school Chinese restaurant around the corner from Liverpool Street is delicious, reasonably priced and perfect for larger groups, with a roomy downstairs basement and plenty of big tables. The menu consists of hundreds of pages of Sichuan dishes, from the classics to the more adventurous, like the duck’s tongue with chilli oil or the cucumber with jellyfish. Everything here is jam-packed with spice and flavour, so expect to come away with a fiery mouth and a full belly.

  • Bear in mind: Phone to book

German Gymnasium

Mittel-European in a fomer gymnasium

German Gymnasium is split across two floors with a Grand Café downstairs, a restaurant, a bar area and a semi-private dining room. There’s also a large heated outdoor terrace if you prefer to wine and dine al fresco. The semi-private dining area seats up to 32 guests for larger events, but you can book for up to 10 online, with the option to email ahead if your party is larger than that. The food is inspired by Mittel-European cuisine, like Vienna schnitzel with lingonberry compote and chopped steak tartare with triple-cooked chips.

  • Bear in mind: Book online or email for groups of 10+
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Giant margaritas and banquet dishes

It’s all about the lovely atmosphere and authentic Mexican food at Mestizo in Camden and Chelsea. The food is perfect for sharing, with dishes available to order as banquets, like the taco tray, where you can construct your tacos from a tray loaded with various fillings. The margaritas also come as giant pitchers; we'll take five, please. For larger groups, request to book by sending them an email.

  • Bear in mind: Phone to book
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Sông Quê Café

Pho, pho and more pho

This restaurant on Kingsland Road, nicknamed Pho Mile thanks to its sheer quantity of incredible Vietnamese spots, specialises in giant bowls of steaming hot pho. The place is very relaxed and not at all grand, and can easily accommodate larger groups. But you don't come here for the aesthetic; it's all about the food and the vibe, both of which tick all of the boxes for a memorable and delicious meal out.

  • Bear in mind: Book online or phone ahead

Mare Street Market

An Art Deco dream

Mare Street Market might be the coolest spot in East London, adorned with neon-lights, leafy plants and a centrepiece bar, with a DJ usually spinning some tracks in the background. The dining room can accommodate larger groups; request it on their website. It’s a cool spot, decked out with Art Deco furniture and vintage chandeliers and a menu that changes based on what’s in season. If you have a slightly smaller group, you might be happy just sitting in the main bar area for one of their sourdough pizzas.

  • Bear in mind: Book online
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Xi'an Biang Biang Noodles

The best noodles in the capital

This canteen-style spot in Spitalfields is spacious, delicious and perfect for a larger group to grab a quick lunch or dinner. It’s super relaxed and not at all fancy, with bright lighting, so if you prefer dimly-lit dining spots, you’ll want to skip this one. However, if you can look past the bright lights, you’ll enjoy some of the best noodles in the city. They’re hand-pulled daily and come in a handful of flavours; the beef with special sauce is a firm favourite, best paired with a side of refreshing black fungus in heaps of coriander.

  • Bear in mind: Book online or walk-in

Caravan

Homage to BBC Radio 1

The Record Room at Caravan in Fitzrovia was the stomping ground of Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe in their BBC Radio 1 heyday, with small touches like a record player and recording lights still in place. These days, it houses a banquet table surrounded by smaller booths, perfect for dining with a large group of around 40 people. The menu is fresh and varied, with dishes like sea bass with truffled soy and spiced cauliflower with harissa, as well as large sharing plates of Dingley Dell pork schnitzel and more.

  • Bear in mind: Phone to book

Bistrotheque

For all groups, big and small

Bistrotheque in Bethnal Green is located in an old warehouse with whitewashed walls and minimalist decor. The menu is inspired by European fare, focusing on fresh, seasonal produce. You can book for up to six people online, but they also have several spaces ideal for private events suited for larger parties, starting at 24 and going up to 100.

  • Bear in mind: Book online for up to 6 or enquire for 6+
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Hide

Subterranean private dining

Ollie Dabbous’ Michelin-starred restaurant Hide houses three dining rooms in the underground vaults of the restaurant that are perfect for group dining - The Shadow Room and The Reading Room, which can seat 6-8 people and Hide & Seek, which can be booked as two rooms of ten in each or combined for 20. The restaurant oozes luxury with a varied à la carte menu showcasing the best seasonal British produce.

  • Bear in mind: Book online
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Trendy, vibey, tasty and perfect for a group

Megan’s is one of those places that ticks all of the boxes: it’s delicious, trendy and has a lively atmosphere, whatever the time of day. The restaurant is famous for its brunches, but the dinner menu is also impressive, with dishes like deconstructed kebabs and sourdough pizzas. The interior is Instagram-friendly; think plenty of wicker and hanging plants. They have different restaurants around the city, so it’s best to check their website to see how many can be seated at each one. Though they also have options to hire private dining rooms for larger parties.

  • Bear in mind: Book online
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Berners Tavern

Sophisticated British fare

This chic restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton offers all-day dining with a menu chock with contemporary British cuisine, like grass-fed Scottish steak and line-caught seafood. The restaurant is spacious and sophisticated, with high ceilings, dangling chandeliers and paintings hung wall-to-wall. You can book to sit in the restaurant or request to book the private dining area with a centrepiece walnut table that seats up to 12.

  • Bear in mind: Book online

Riding House Café

An eclectic menu for a fussy group

Riding House Fitzrovia is a casual all-day eatery serving a wide variety of Modern European dishes, like grain bowls with skewers and truffle mac ’n’ cheese. The space is modern, bright, relaxed and suitable for group bookings, with the option to dine in the restaurant or any of their stylish private dining rooms, which can seat from 14 to 55 guests.

  • Bear in mind: Book online or enquire for large groups

Temper

Cheeseburger tacos and cocktails

This barbecue restaurant specialises in butchered meats, steaks and traditional corn tacos in a contemporary setting with a central open kitchen which offers a glimpse at your food being prepared. The menu is chock full of unique dishes, like cheeseburger tacos and lamb kimchi carnitas, and a creative cocktail menu of moreish drinks. Dine with up to 24 of you around the Restaurant Feasting Table, or hire The Den on the lower level for up to 30.

  • Bear in mind: Book online or enquire for large groups

Murano

Michelin-starred Italian fare

Murano is the place to take your group when you’re celebrating something seriously special. This Michelin-starred Italian spot serves a seasonal menu of modern dishes in an elegant and sophisticated setting. You can enjoy a chef’s table experience, dine inside the main restaurant or request to book the private dining area, which seats 12 guests and features a retractable curtain and window offering a direct view into the kitchen.

  • Bear in mind: Book online and enquire for groups of 9+

Coya

Take a trip to Latin America

Enjoy a slice of Latin America at this buzzy Peruvian restaurant in the City. It’s ideal for group dining, especially if you’re celebrating something special. The restaurant has three open kitchens and multiple dining areas, including two private rooms. The larger plates are perfect for sharing amongst a group, with everything from ceviche and carnitas to a range of tacos. The restaurant is vibrant, maxes out on entertainment with live dancers and music, and offers a meal to remember in a colourful and buzzing atmosphere.

  • Bear in mind: Book online or enquire for groups of 7+

Frog by Adam Handling

Simple, seasonal and sophisticated

If you’re really looking to luxe out, then Frog by Adam Handling in Covent Garden is the place to go. This lavish restaurant is elegant and intimate and serves a menu of simple, seasonal British dishes, like veal sweetbread tortellini with truffle and bread with chicken butter. Though you can dine inside the restaurant, there’s a private dining room accessed via a secret entrance with its own kitchen, sommeliers and waiting staff, seating up to 20 guests.

  • Bear in mind: Book online or contact the restaurant for group bookings

Gloria

70's Capri-style Italy

This funky 70’s Capri-style Trattoria in Shoreditch brings a slice of Italy to the bustling streets of Shoreditch. The menu features old Italian classics crafted using ingredients sourced from 180 small producers in Italy, like the iconic carbonara served in a wheel of pecorino cheese or their giant slab of lemon meringue pie, which you’ve probably seen posted all over Instagram. You can book for up to 8 people online or enjoy a set menu for 8-16 guests. Got an even bigger group to cater for? They also take large group bookings of 9-16 people or offer private hire for more than 16 people.

  • Bear in mind: Book online

Olle Korean Barbecue

Cook your own food at the table

Olle Korean Barbecue is a restaurant in the heart of Leicester Square offering traditional and modern Korean dishes with in-table grills. It’s all about high-quality ingredients paired with a bustling and lively atmosphere and the chance to cook your food together at your table. You can book for up to 8 guests online, but for larger groups, you can call them ahead of visiting. They offer a set menu for groups of 8 or more guests.

  • Bear in mind: Book online or call for groups of 8+

Fatt Pundit

A menu for everyone

This Covent Garden Indo-Chinese spot is best enjoyed with lots of hungry friends who love dishes like lamb chops, just-made Nepalese momos and fresh seafood.  The menu here caters to all palettes, so you needn't worry if you have a few fussy eaters amongst you. The restaurant spans two floors, so the staff can easily make room for larger groups, including a number of booths.

Selale – Restaurants for big groups
Selale
Selale – Restaurants for big groups
Selale
Selale – Restaurants for big groups
Selale
Selale – Restaurants for big groups
Selale
Selale – Restaurants for big groups
Selale
Selale – Restaurants for big groups
Selale
Selale – Restaurants for big groups
Selale
Selale – Restaurants for big groups
Selale

Selale

Crowd-pleasing Turkish cuisine

Whether it's daytime or evening, seeing a large group of diners celebrating in Selale is hardly unusual. This vast Turkish restaurant in Green Lanes has plenty of space for groups of all sizes and its diverse but authentic menu means there's something for every appetite. The attentive staff will give you complimentary bread and salad to begin, but the varied menu includes mezze, kebabs, falafel, and pides.

Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse
Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse
Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse
Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse
Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse
Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse
Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse
Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse
Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse
Darkhorse – Restaurants for big groups
Darkhorse

Darkhorse

Parkside dining in Stratford

Stylish Stratford restaurant and bar Darkhorse is able to accommodate groups of any size. There's a private hire space for up to 100 guests, hire of the entire restaurant is available, and there are special menus for groups of 10 or more. The smart restaurant serves refined Northern Italian cuisine and offers great views of the park. Natural wines and distinctive cocktails are served.

Hotto Potto

Hot pot and karaoke

Hotto Potto on Leman Street, around the corner from Liverpool Street, is the perfect place to visit with a big group. The restaurant's focus is a central hot pot, which is customised by the group with a wide selection of broths and fresh ingredients. It's a social experience where everyone can pick and choose what they fancy eating. Plus, if you feel like carrying on your night post-hot pot, there are karaoke booths with state-of-the-art equipment and an extensive song list.

Mangal Ocakbasi

An iconic Dalston Turkish

This Turkish restaurant in Dalston has made a name for itself over the years for its succulent meats cooked on the front central grill and mezze. It's laid-back and lively, with long tables for larger groups. There's plenty on the menu, so there's something for every kind of diner, and it's also BYOB (bring your own booze), which is always great for keeping the cost down.

Al-Kahf Restaurant

Authentic Somali cuisine

Al Kahn is an East London-based Somali restaurant serving generous platters of succulent meat that falls off the bone, served with things like rice and veggies. It's the perfect place to order loads of food and share amongst a group. Although this might change, at the time of writing, the restaurant isn't taking bookings, so you can just swing by to get a seat. Expect to queue though, depending on when you go, as it's proven popular.

Frigideira

Vibrant sharing platters

Frigideira, located in Kensal Rise, transports diners to Brazil with its vibrant menu of authentic Brazilian dishes. The interior includes portraits of Brazilian icons and famous past visitors, creating a lively atmosphere that embodies the spirit of Brazil. For group gatherings, the sharing platter is an ideal choice to get a taste of the diverse flavours of Brazilian cuisine.

Lío London

Take the crew to Ibiza

Lío London, launched by Ibiza's legendary Pacha Group, provides an immersive fine dining experience complete with a titillating cabaret show. While the dancers, acrobats and other performers swirl around you, you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine by acclaimed chef Adam Rawson and peruse the expertly curated wine list. The glamorous setting of the old Café de Paris features different spaces to accommodate any kind of group, and after the tables are cleared, the DJ booth is brought out and the nightclub fires up.

Wolkite

Ethiopian feasts

Wolkite in Holloway is an ideal choice for an affordable and flavour-filled group meal. This humble family-run restaurant specialises in authentic Ethiopian cooking, offering a variety of traditional dishes served on injera and eaten by hand. There are plenty of veggie and meat dishes to choose from, plus Ethiopian beer and honey wine. The decor is cosy and homey with Ethiopian art on the walls.

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