Looking for some of the best private dining venues Dublin has to offer? We’ve picked some of our favourites below to help get you started. Private dining makes for for an unforgettable evening, allowing you to dine with those closest to you and let the conversation flow with minimal interruption. Whether with a small or large group of friends, a corporate dining experience, family get-together, special occasion or sophisticated hen or stag party these private dining venues are sure to excite the senses.
Location: Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Guest Numbers: up to 80
Steeped in baby pink on Essex Street in Temple Bar, The Rose Room at Cleaver East & Clarence Hotel is a blush retreat in Dublin city centre. Soak up the whimsical atmosphere flooded with natural light over the exemplary cuisine with locally sourced ingredients designed by one of Ireland’s top chefs – Oliver Dunne. Why top it all off with a pink cocktail and enjoy views out over the River Liffey? We recommend the Straw & Chilli Daquiri. This is the perfect pretty-in-pink private dining location for up to 80 guests for seated private dinners and is best suited to corporate dinners, casual cool wedding receptions and special family occasions.
Location: Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2
Guest Numbers: up to 17 (private dining room) / 82 (full restaurant)
Step into the exotic world of Zampas on Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2, where Peruvian food, expertly curated cocktails, and incredible live music are front and centre. Kick back and relax in their curtained off area for an extraordinary private dining experience for up to 17 guests (fully private) or 35 guests (semi-private including the back section). Once you decide between the Tonkatsu pork baby back ribs and the brisket beef tacos, bring your Bombay Bramble cocktail over to the bar to keep the party going, where live entertainment is a regular feature. Zampas’s plush private dining area is perfect for corporate or family dining events. The whole restaurant can be hired fully privately for corporate events of up to 82 guests (seated).
Location: Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
Guests: up to 30
One of the City’s chicest spots, The Green Hen on Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 is just off Grafton Street. The Franco-Irish Bistro has a cosy-glam space upstairs that feels very ‘oh-la-la’ for private dining experiences with a Parisien vibe. The drinks are flowing and the food is top-drawer; it’s even been recommended by the New York Times. Creating an intimate atmosphere for up to 30 guests, The Green Hen offers the utmost comfort for family get-togethers, special occasions and corporate events.
Location: Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Guests: up to 24
The Pink Room at House Dublin is a feverishly feminine bubblegum dreamworld in a stunning Georgian Townhouse on Leeson Street Lower in Dublin 2. The vibe of the room is infectious with bursting florals and girl-boss quotes sprawled across the very Insta-friendly photo wall. Sample the delightful bites on offer including seared scallops and monkfish, roasted rack of duck, and burrata with figs and focaccia. For an incredibly comfortable, TikTok-worthy space steeped in Barbiecore, the Pink Room caters for up to 24 guests seated. Ideal for business meetings, family occasions and girly get-togethers.
Location: Fade Street, Dublin 2
Guests: 30 – 42
The Drawing Room at Fade Street in Dublin 2 invites guests into an elevated homely, rustic space complete with exposed brick walls and incredible views of Dublin’s Drury Street for those avid people-watchers. With a masterfully curated menu by award-winning Irish chef Dylan McGrath, diners are in for a culinary feast coupled with exquisite wines and flavoursome tipples. Fade Street’s Drawing Room caters for up to 42 guests fully seated (min. 30) for engagement party dinners, corporate dinners, and family occasions. Continue the evening at their rooftop cocktail bar adjacent afterwards.
Location: Trinity Street, Dublin 2
Guests: up to 115
With a prime location on Trinity Street in Dublin 2, nothing beats a night of divine food and drink at Pichet. Welcome your guests to the light and airy dining hall where they’ll be dazzled with an uber-refined, award-winning Irish-meets-French menu. Think Chargrilled Lamb Saddle and Roasted Cauliflower with Miso Butter and Hazelnut. This super elegant space is best suited to large corporate private dining celebrations for up to 115 guests fully seated. Minimum spend applicable for exclusive private dining hires.
Location: Fenian Street, Dublin 2
Guests: up to 30
The Rovos suite at The Alex hotel is a captivating escape from the city buzz on Fenian Street, Dublin 2. Totally suave with a seductive moodiness in its dark furnishings, the room is ideal for intimate private dining get-togethers or sleek business meetings over some of their delicious food. This opulent location can cater for up to 30 guests seated.
Location: Jones’ Road, Dublin 3
Guests: up to 40
Inside The Croke Park Hotel on the Jones’ Road in Drumcondra, The Long Room is a slick cosmopolitan private dining space designed to impress. Featuring a garden terrace and a cosy fireplace with comfy seating, it’s a year-round crowdpleaser for corporate get-togethers and family events. The Long Room is suited to groups of up to 40 guests, but guest numbers can be increased by taking further adjoining rooms.
Location: South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2
Guest Numbers: up to 35
The private dining lounge at Rustic Stone on South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 creates an intimate setting to enjoy some of the most innovative (and delicious) cuisine designed by award-winning chef Dylan McGrath. Fusing stone cooking, robata grill & Asian influences, the menu boasts elaborate flavours with the most innovative processes in Ireland. Sample some of the Bonsai Bar’s Japanese-inspired cocktails to complement your exclusive private dining experience. This space is perfect for meetings and special occasions with a capacity of up to 35 guests seated. Up to 65 guests can be accommodated in the private dining loft.
Location: Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Guests: up to 60
Add a touch of glamour to your dining experience with Elle’s Suite at the Iveagh Garden Hotel on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. Like a little Eden in the city, Elle’s Suite is covered in foliage and florals and even has its own door to the Secret Garden terrace. Celebrate with family or colleagues over some hearty Irish food. Perfect for corporate lunches, dinners, engagement dinners, pre-wedding dinners and special family occasions for up to 60 guests full seated.
Location: South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2
Guest Numbers: 20 – 30
Smack bang in the City Centre Brasserie Sixty6 on South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 is a local staple featuring high quality, artisan Irish comfort food. The venue has a trendy, industrial-feel ideal for corporate and special occasion private dining. Settle into the restaurant’s curtained off snug area beside the bar for groups of 20 – 30 guests seated or go for an exclusive hire of the entire restaurant space for larger groups of max. 200 people seated.
Location: Ely Place, Dublin 2
Guests: up to 28
Ely Wine Bar on Ely Place in the heart of Dublin 2 is highly regarded and well renowned on the dining scene for their expansive wine selection, elegant surroundings and exquisite food. Ely’s private dining room is suitable for up to 28 guests. With Georgian inspired features and large windows, this space offers an exclusive, yet intimate setting surrounded by a walled wine display and sumptuous mood lighting. Perfect for family special occasions, corporate / work dinners and more.
The Westin Hotel on Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 offers an expansive array of options when it comes to private dining. They have a spectacular banking hall, one of the biggest spaces in Dublin which can accommodate approx. 200 guests for a sit down meal as well as having a number of suites, their on site restaurant Morelands Grill and the Atrium bar to name but a few. The Westing have an exclusive private dining room known as the Teller Suite (pictured below). This intimate space is suitable for up to 6 – 8 guests and is set in luxurious surroundings. Being a five star hotel expect only the highest levels of service and quality food and drink, ideal for high-end corporate meetings and family special occasions with your every need catered to.
Thank you for reading. All of these venues are specialists in providing a unique experience, often taking on board any additional requests or requirements you might want to make it a night that you and your guests will be talking about for a long time to come. Search here for more Private Dining Venues or contact us direct at [email protected] if you need any advice or pre-booking questions 🙂
This article was updated on 23 January 2024