Private Dining

Private Dining in The City of London

Welcome to The Don’s Private Dining Rooms, The City of London’s most charming and characterful venues for private events be they: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Champagne and Canapé Parties, Business Meetings, Corporate Dinners or Private Celebrations.

The Don Restaurant, Bistro and Bar offer an unparalleled private dining experience : in the City’s most attractively -restored historic dining rooms you can enjoy fine food, superb wines and an unrivalled level of warm, friendly , professional service.

Whether you are a table of ten, or a table of fifty we have a room for you , ranging from our Medieval Cellar adjoining the Tasting Room, where once the barrels of Port were rolled up from the Thames to our light and airy Wine Study with its glass Wall of Wine.

Please call us on +44 (0) 207 626 2606 or email or send us your enquiry using the form below.

View our online Private Dining Pack and Menus here


Christmas at The Don

The Don really knows how to do Christmas, we have been serving up Festive Fare since 2000. This year will be The Don’s 17th Christmas.

Below is our Christmas pack for the The Don Restaurant, Bistro and Bar, for groups and private dining.

Christmas at The Don

We can accommodate from 12 to 100 guests in our portfolio of private dining rooms here at The Don. You may also consider looking at our sister Bleeding Heart Restaurants, as well as our magical medieval Crypt in Ely Place.


Join our Group PA Club

We have recently launched our Group PA Club, a membership which gives PA’s and Event Bookers access to some great benefits, rewards and events when placing their business with us.

If you would like to join the Group PA Club, please email Michael Calderbank here.


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Our stunning vaulted Sandeman Room can seat up to 24 and reception up to 30. A wonderfully historic space. Perfect for intimate and atmospheric lunches or private dinners.

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The Bistro Vault


The Sandeman Vault adjoins the Sandeman Room. It provides a fine dining room for up to 44 and reception up to 50.

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When we fling open the doors between the Sandeman Room and the Sandeman Vault, we can seat 70 guests in historic, vinious splendour. Reception up to 80 guests.

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With seven huge windows opening on to a intimate courtyard, The Restaurant, the original Drapers Hall, features a stunning double height wine tower and seven original Hoyland paintings. The restaurant can be booked privately for up to 44 and reception up to 60.

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The main restaurant room is available for private hire for up to 50 guests. Pre-drinks can be held in the Wine Study, connected to the dining area. The round table set up is also available.

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The Wine Study, secluded dining room behind a glazed wall of wine, seats up to 16.

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The Tasting Room is truly unique. It sits guarding the Medieval Cellar which once led to the Thames. Guests dining in the Tasting Room may visit the restored medieval cellar, where our remarkable Wine collection is stored. The Tasting Room seats up to 16.

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In a characterful arched nook, The Bistro Vault offers a discreet semi-private dining space for up to 6 people.

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The atmospheric vault was the Sandeman Port blending room. The Blending Room is intimate, semi-private and seats up to 35.

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