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May 24, 2023

Private dining in Bristol: Where to book

Bristol’s private dining scene is a fantastic reflection of a city that welcomes everyone and anyone. The sheer range of dishes is only matched by the variety of private spaces you can enjoy them in.

Steam-filled Japanese ramen joints are nestled next to British classics that fully utilise local and seasonal produce. And what better way to enjoy Bristol’s dining scene than by having your own private room in which to enjoy every bite and every friend.

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1. A private dining room in Bristol that looks over a swimming pool: The Restaurant, Clifton Lido


Swimming and eating have, historically, been in conflict. Grandmas and aunts across the country have wagged fingers, warning of the peril that inevitably descends on anyone swimming after a meal.

Flying (or swimming) in the face of this sits The Clifton Lido Restaurant. Located in the chic Clifton neighbourhood of Bristol, the private dining space offers sweeping views over the historic Clifton Pool.

With the option of canapés and tapas for drinks receptions, or a fuller menu for private dining in Bristol. Just make sure to wait an hour before diving into the pool.

2. Private dining for those who like their ramen: Wokyko Kaiju


Head down to Wapping Wharf if you’re wanting to try Bristol’s best ramen in a very modern private dining setting. Wokyko Kaiju prides itself on bringing authentic far-eastern flavours to the west of England. The dish to order here has to be their signature tantanmen ramen.

Located in a converted shipping container (this is Bristol, after all), Wokyko is perfect for a small, intimate private dining experience that puts powerful flavours at the heart of the event. With seating for up to 35 lucky diners, Wokyko Kaju is a perfect Bristol private dining option.

3. For a premium private dining experience: Ashton Gate

Home of Bristol City and Bristol Bears, this state-of-the-art stadium is ideal for private events. From small family gatherings to large corporate dinners, Ashton Gate is no stranger to private dining.

The Lansdown Suite is one of the most sought-after event spaces in the South West and has a capacity of 850 seated. It is ideal for large-scale banquets and has its own VIP entrance for the grandest of events. On-site catering is available throughout the venue with a range of menus available.

For something slightly smaller, The Heineken Lounge offers a balcony overlooking the pitch. This naturally lit spot can accommodate 160 seated and comes with its own private bar.

And for the more intimate meals, gather your nearest and dearest and head to the Executive boxes. Each seats 12 and is naturally lit, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of the pitch.

To see the largest indoor pub screen in Europe, head South of the Avon to Ashton Gate for your private dining event.

4. A cosy private dining venue in Bristol: The Speakeasy, Racks Bar & Kitchen


Another Clifton eatery with private dining capabilities, Rack’s prides itself on bringing affordable and delicious dishes to Bristol. The menu is a litany of classic dishes done well: pizzas, pasta and salads can be ordered alongside their celebrated Sunday roasts.

For that private dining experience, we recommend The Speakeasy, a cosy space within a unique edge, designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. The Speakeasy makes full use of its exposed brick walls and wooden furniture, with enough room for 44 guests to pursue the menu in comfort.

5. A Bristol private dining room for the health-conscious: Bambalan


Fancy eating an array of delicious dishes that have been cooked in a wood fire oven? Of course you do.

The city centre spot, Bambalan, is one of Bristol’s top private dining locations. The menu makes the most of Mediterranean ingredients and recipes to cater to your sun-kissed foodie dreams.

The space is bright and airy, with ceiling-to-floor windows giving a view over the leafy surroundings of Beacon Tower’s grounds. The decor makes full use of the light flooding the venue – think lots of light wood and bright neutral colours, giving the whole space a feeling of lightness that perfectly compliments the menu.

For private dining, you have the option of exclusively hiring out the entire restaurant and terrace – granting you and up to 300 guests complete privacy whilst you indulge.

More of the best private dining rooms in Bristol

Do you have a dream private dining experience? The right private dining room can make or break your culinary adventure. Browse the very best of private dining rooms in Bristol and you could be eating al fresco with your friends or tasting a cutting-edge menu in your own chic private space. Hiring a private dining room near you has never been easier. From large restaurant dining rooms to cosy little cafes and brasseries, experience the best Bristol has to offer. Have a look at these stunning private dining rooms and get some ideas for where to have your next event. Alternatively, tell us exactly what you need and we'll make sure the very best Bristol venues respond to your enquiry.

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How to hire a private dining room in Bristol

We know that finding a venue the old-fashioned way (where you trawl the internet, contact 10 venues or set your heart on one, only to find that they're out of your price range and not even available on your dates) is a pain, and there are a few pitfalls between you and booking your perfect private dining venue. Getting the venue finding process down to a professional art is what we’ve made our mission ever since we took on the events industry. We often get asked the same questions, so here's what we recommend to quickly and easily hire a space in Bristol.

Frequently asked questions

For private dining rooms in Bristol, you're spoilt for choice. Here are a few extra special ones that we vouch for:

The Hanover Room, Klosterhaus – Dine in style in one of Bristol's favourite restaurants.

The Restaurant, Clifton Lido – Sitting on the old viewing gallery overlooking the pool, this venue is an atmospheric choice for any private dining event.

There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of exclusive hire of a private dining room. How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, an afternoon, or the night? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.

There are lots of ways to book a Bristol private dining room. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best private dining rooms in Bristol and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

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