Private Dining in Bristol

Bristol has plenty of interesting private spaces to host a group, whether you want to treat your guests to an intimate gathering overlooking the harbour, or want to host a memorable dinner in a country house.  

Maybe you’ve got a big birthday coming up, have a group of friends visiting from out of town or want your to reserve a private space for a memorable meal.

Private rooms in restaurants 

The Private Dining Room at Gambas in Wapping Wharf is an intimate space for gathering with friends, on special occasions, and for corporate hospitality. Up to 20 guests can enjoy a Spanish feast tailored to your group by our Head Chef Gustavo Benet. 

Bristol's best-known steakhouse, The Ox in the Old City offers semi-private dining for up to 30 people or full venue hire for dining up to 80 people in their opulent basement restaurant. Sister bar The Milk Thistle also has a range of flexible private spaces for you to book for a dinner or cocktail masterclass. 

Hotel Du Vin & Bistro in the city centre has four quirky private dining rooms within restored 18th Century warehouses, plus a dedicated Event Manager who can help organise something special, whether you want a tailored menu or a wine tasting for your group. Hotel du Vin also has in-house sommeliers who can guide you through their huge wine list. 

Up the hill in Clifton, take your pick from one of two converted bank vaults for private dining at Bar 44, where 6 - 12 guests can tuck into tapas from the menu on the night or choose from one of the set menus for groups. 

No.4 Clifton Village has two secluded rooms for private hire, which can host groups of between 10 and 40, and The Ivy Clifton Brasserie offers two private spaces for events and functions which are available to book seven days a week, perfect to celebrate a special occasion. 

Exclusive use 

Independent beer bar The Strawberry Thief in the Old City is available for private hire and has seating for 70, or for larger events Bambalan can host several hundred guests in the restaurant, or out on their colourful terrace. 

Not only a pop-up spot, supper club venue and community kitchen, Kitchen by KASK in Bedminster also doubles up as a private event space for hire, with exclusive use of the venue for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries as well as workshops, book clubs, community events and product launches. 

 At Racks in Clifton you'll cosy corners and hidden alcove which are perfect for cold or rainier days, or a large front terrace for the summer. With room to cater for between 10 to 200 people and a very experienced team, Racks is the perfect place to host private events of all shapes and sizes, from wedding receptions to corporate meetings, to private parties they can cater for all. 



Visiting as a group?

We've got plenty of ideas to help plan your trip, from hotels with special rates through to activities and restaurants which welcome groups.


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