London's Most Intimate Restaurants

Discover London’s most intimate restaurants and dining rooms...

Juno at Los Mochis

Hidden above Los Mochis - is this six-seater omakase restaurant - thought to be the country's smallest — promising a “Tokyo meets Tulum” dining experience and the “world's first” gluten and nut free omakase menu. Expect produce such as madai (red bream) sourced directly from Japan, and saboten hirame (olive flounder) from Jeju Island in South Korea and Japanese Kagoshima wagyu A4 - served with bone marrow and smoked chilli, and seared Hokkaido scallops alongside fig and truffle goma. In what Juno is calling a world first for an omakase experience, these dishes — and the rest of the 15-course menu (priced at £180-per-person) menu - are nut and gluten-free. 


The intimate restaurant is situated in Mayfair's Shepherd Market next door to Ferdi and Kitty Fishers. Centred around a counter designed to seat just 10 diners - making the most of its space. Expect a 20-course farm-to-table tasting menu - changes daily - presented omakase-style, using British ingredients with classical Japanese culinary training and techniques - overseen by third generation sushi chef Taiji Maruyama. Maru is also the first Japanese restaurant in the UK to specialise in dry ageing fish - showcased in custom-made display fridges and features predominantly on the menu. The tasting menu is priced at £160 for 20 courses, with a supplementary drink pairing, to include wine, Champagne, sake and tea.

104 Restaurant

The smallest fine dining restaurant in London - a bijou 14 covers over 6 tables. Chef patron Richard Wilkins (previously at The Waterside Inn & Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus) oversees this diminutive restaurant, that previously housed Marianne, in Notting Hill. Expect French inspired fine dining - with dishes such as; hand dived scallop ceviche, granny smith apple and lovage and Challans duck with crapaudine beetroot, endive, blood orange and jus gras. A three course menu is priced from £60.

The Araki

Specialising in Edomae-sushi (translating to Edo style), the sushi created by world-renowned sushi master Mitsuhiro Araki (one of just a handful of sushi chefs to be awarded three Michelin stars) is concentrated on focusing on the flavours of one ingredient, and uniquly incorporates European produce (including black caviar and white Alba truffle). Araki himself is quite a showman, preparing dishes in front of diners on a wooden counter. The restaurant accommodates just nine people up at the dining counter (and six in a private dining room) - making for an intimate and unique atmosphere. The (no-choice) Sushi Omakase menu is priced at £300 per person.

The Montblanc Room at Mosimann's Club

Located in the heart of Belgravia, Mosimann’s Club is one of the most prestigious private dining clubs in the world and their Montblanc Room is the actually the world’s smallest private dining room - for two. Set in the luxurious and intimate atmosphere of a stunningly converted nineteenth-century church with its relaxed Balcony Bar, grand Main Dining Room and six other private dining rooms (each one is individually sponsored by distinguished brands). The rooms centre showpiece is a chandelier exclusively created by Montblanc for the Club, a cascade of crystals in Montblanc’s signature black and white. Mosimann's menu offers an enticing palette of best-in-season specialities, and the perennial favourites include classics such as risotto ai funghi, Anton‘s Caesar salad, steak tartar, marinated salmon and crabmeat, and bread-and-butter pudding. Room hire fees apply. Pictured. 

Kitchen Table

The critically-acclaimed and twice Michelin-starred restaurant run by husband-and-wife, chef-and-sommelier team James Knappett and Sandia Chang. Inspired by the format of the Michelin triple-starred Brooklyn Fare, this intimate set-up for up to 18 guests only around an open kitchen. The renovated space - features a  seasonally-led cocktail bar and lounge - while Kitchen Table stays a small, intimate and elegant room with interiors embracing the simplicity of Japanese design. Hosted by chef-patron James Knappett (formerly of Per Se, Noma and The Ledbury) to showcase his contemporary modern European cuisine through a daily changing 20 course-tasting menu - dinner only. 

Francatelli by William Drabble

Executive Chef William Drabble oversees dining at the luxury boutique St James‘s Hotel - located in a quiet cul-de-sac off Piccadilly. This intimate jewelbox of a restaurant is living proof that good things come in small packages. With just nine tables, the ornate restaurant (evoking the gilded 1920s) is one of the smallest restaurants in the world and serves seasonal dishes in a truly intimate setting. The food has been inspired by Charles Elme Francatelli, who in the early 1800s was 'Chief chef of St. James' Club'. Francatelli was a celebrity chef of his day, who left St James Club to be Queen Victoria's chief chef, and authored a cookbook 'The Modern Cook' in 1846. Dishes included Shepherd’s pie made with Lune Valley lamb, and fillets of plaice in crisp crumb with Francatelli’s tartar sauce.

Aulis London

Award-winning restaurateur Simon Rogan has re-opened Aulis London, an intimate eight-seater chef’s table offering an interactive dining experience mirroring the Aulis concept in Cartmel. Although by day a culinary workshop, by night Aulis London is open to the public. This clandestine kitchen is found in a secret location in the heart of London via an unassuming door to a select eight people at a time for the ultimate personal dining experience by chef Rafael Cagali who brings with him the expertise of working at Michelin starred establishments such as Quique Dacosta, Fat Duck and Fera at Claridge’s. The Aulis London experience is priced at £250, which includes a tasting menu with wine pairing. All other details, including location and timings are revealed to guests only upon making a reservation.

Evelyn’s Table at The Blue Posts

Former Hide Head Chef, Luke Selby joins forces with brothers - Nathaniel and Theo, both of whom have been Sous Chefs at Hide - to takeover Evelyn's Table. The diminutive dining room tucked away in the basement of The Blue Posts in Soho. The 10-seat kitchen bar serves a monthly evolving menu with an emphasis on British produce, but using French and Japanese cooking techniques with a five-course prix fixe menu priced at £55. Open for two sittings Tuesday through to Saturday, at 6pm then again at 8pm. 

Ideal For

Initiate dinners, date nights