Bristol is well known for its fantastic food and drink offering and is blessed with fabulous restaurants and hotels for corporate dining events. We’ve put together a list of venues with private dining rooms that are perfect for entertaining guests in an intimate setting, complemented by mouth-watering menus.  

If you’d like further information about booking your event at any of these options, contact us at conference@meetbristol.co.uk or call us on 0117 9462200.

Executive Boxes at Ashton Gate Stadium

Have your get-together with a floor to ceiling view of the Ashton Gate pitch and a meal prepared by the team of chefs who can provide first-class fare, whether it's sandwiches you fancy or fine dining. For the most exclusive experience, hire the Directors Box, which is situated on the half way line and has a built-in bar and padded seats. 

Executive Box for private dining at Ashton Gate Stadium

Image credit: Ashton Gate Stadium 

Glassboat

Take to the Lower Deck for a private dining space with glistening views onto the water from the ship’s bow. Up to 40 people can enjoy a fine French dinner, making the most of West Country produce, in this very Bristol location on the Floating Harbour. The restaurant has been open for over 30 years and has a reputation for superb food and a carefully chosen wine selection. 

Glassboat Brasserie Interior

Image credit: Glassboat

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

Hotel du Vin’s candlelit tables set just the right mood for some serious dinner conversation. Set in a collection of Grade II listed former sugar warehouses and beautifully transformed into one of the finest boutique hotels in Bristol, it has variety of private dining rooms, each different in character.

Within the bistro you will find a dining space for up to 12 guests and upstairs you will find the rustic and inviting Janneau Bar and Christie's Library, ideal for dinners for up to 20 people. Or for something superlative for six people, try the bespoke wine tasting and dining experience at the Sommelier’s Table in the wine cellar.

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Image: Hotel du Vin Bristol City Centre

No.4 Clifton Village at The Rodney Hotel

This is an intimate venue located amid the Georgian splendour of Clifton Village, with two rooms available for private dining – The Admiral and The Gallery. Both are filled with natural light and feature bare brick walls and original features. Choose between an à la carte menu of seasonal, flavourful dishes conjured up by the head chef or buffet options from the AA Rosette-awarded restaurant. Mix in a gin tasting masterclass and let the fun begin!

No.4

Image: No.4 Clifton Village

Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

The newly refurbished Avon Gorge Hotel by Hotel du Vin offers three elegant private dining rooms and a range of delicious menus. In the warmer months part of the terrace can be privately hired for drinks and BBQs overlooking the stunning Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Avon Gorge

Image: Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

The Ivy Clifton Brasserie

Have your get-together in Clifton at the only Ivy outside London. The Georgian building is full of grandeur, with high ceilings, chandeliers, glass panelled walls and period furniture. The two private dining rooms (The Eastern, for up to 12, and The Western, for up to 16) are beautiful bright spaces to enjoy the modern British menu, inspired by the original Covent Garden restaurant.

The Orangery at Clifton Brasserie

The Milk Thistle

Host a private dinner at this Bristol speakeasy to ensure a memorable meal. The Attic seats 16 for a seasonal supper produced in collaboration with The Milk Thistle’s cousin, The Ox - would a lobster banquet suffice? There’s also a pop-up bar so guests can try some of their sophisticated libations, and for some fun entertainment they can even take a cocktail masterclass. Rum Conferences all round then...

The Milk Thistle

Image credit: The Milk Thistle

The Grain Barge

The Grain Barge is a historic converted barge located on Bristol’s picturesque harbourside, offering private hire for dining and parties. The lower deck can accommodate up to 100 people dependent on set up and menus of quality food made using local produce are also available. Add to the experience of hosting at this characterful venue by having your guests arrive by boat.

The Grain Barge roof terrace

Image credit: The Grain Barge

River Cottage Kitchen

Your guests will delight in the first-rate organic fodder at celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Bristol restaurant. Housed in a former church on Whiteladies Road, the private dining room can accommodate up to 16 for delicious sustainable fish, dependable meat and seasonal veg dishes. A welcoming and elegant room, it’s located on the first floor, away from the noise of the restaurant below and full of natural light.

River Cottage Kitchen Bristol

Image credit: River Cottage Kitchen

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