London | Restaurants with a Private Dining Pod

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Whether you’re looking for a quirky and unique dining experience, or the pandemic has left you a little concerned about dining amongst a large group of others, restaurants with a private dining pod are a great option for a private dining experience. Here are some restaurants with a dining pod in London.

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If there are any positives to be had from the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown after lockdown, then the rise in popularity of al-fresco dining options in the UK should definitely be near the top of that list! Bans on indoor dining may have initially forced us outside to grin and bear the typically inclement British weather. But thanks to our collective love of European cafe culture and some innovative outdoor dining solutions, eating outdoors seems like it’s here to stay. While patio heaters, blankets and marquees are now a common addition to many restaurants up and down the country, some establishments have gone one step further to really make the outdoor dining experience an event to remember and have created unique, privacy booths to dine in. As always, London leads the way. Countless establishments across the capital are now offering outdoor private dining experiences so here’s a round-up of my favourite five!

London Restaurants with a Private Dining Pod

Gaucho – Canary Wharf

If food with a view is your thing, look no further than Gaucho’s Canary Wharf restaurant. Here you can dine while looking out onto the River Thames. Hosting two permanent glass pods that can accommodate up to six guests each. Gaucho are providing a dining experience like no other. You’ll take control of your own lighting and music for the duration of your stay while you enjoy the exclusivity of your own private server. Be sure to book in advance due to the limited number of pods!

Coppa Club – Tower Bridge

Another permanent fixture are the igloos over at Coppa Club. Up to eight of you can dine overlooking the iconic Tower Bridge. Not only can you choose from the restaurant’s a la carte menu, but there’s also an exclusive igloo menu that might just take your fancy. Igloo bookings must be made online, and, like Gaucho, they get booked up fast!

The Berkeley Beach Huts

For something a little bit different, why not try the beach huts at The Berkeley? Taking their inspiration from typical British seaside destinations, these five marine-themed beach huts offer a private dining experience for up to six guests. And it’s not just the decor that’ll be getting you into the seaside spirit – the menu is packed full of seafood options, too!


The winter igloos are making a comeback at the Aviary Rooftop Restaurant in Finsbury Square, from 4th October 2021. Here, you can appreciate surround views of the London skyline. Either dine as a group of up to eight on the 9th floor Palm Terrace or choose the more casual ‘drinks and snack’ igloo experience in a pod on the 10th floor Aviary terrace.

Dining Domes @ WC1

Alternatively, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury have transformed their outdoor terrace garden into an outdoor dining space for all to enjoy. Unlike the aforementioned igloo options, making a reservation for one of the domes doesn’t come with a minimum spend. This means this is an affordable option while retaining some of the exclusivity of private dining. Uniquely, the Dining Domes @ WC1 open daily from 9am – providing al fresco breakfast and brunch options without the need to be exposed to the elements!

So there you have it! 5 great options for dining in those quirky and special, privacy booths while in London town! Have you tried any? Let us know!

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