Private Dining & Events

From the moment you step through the door at Rules, you feel you are in a place that exudes history, understated luxury and warmth; our elegant and discreet private dining rooms epitomise this feeling. Dedicated to literary figures of distinction, novelist Graham Greene and Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, both these rooms are wood panelled with red leather chairs and Sketch Victorian artwork, offering charming spaces which are ideal for a variety of events from corporate dinners to wedding breakfasts. Our seasonal menus bring you carefully sourced ingredients, a stunning wine list, classic cocktails, fresh flowers and our highly praised staff all contribute to the success of each event.

Private Dining

Situated in the heart of Covent Garden, our unique private dining rooms offer elegant and charming surroundings ideal for entertaining clients and colleagues and for celebrating with family and friends.

The John Betjeman Room accommodate up to 8 for dining whilst the Graham Greene Room can seat up to 18 for dining and 25 for standing buffets and receptions. Both rooms are situated on the same floor and offer delightful facilities for private dining guests.Our delicious, seasonal dishes can be tailored to your requirements as we are always delighted to assist in creating bespoke menus and cocktails; we provide place cards and printed menus, beautiful fresh flowers and a dedicated private dining team to ensure your event exceeds your expectations whether it be a corporate dinner, an anniversary celebration or a wedding breakfast.


Our discreet rooms with their beautiful latticed windows offer ideal meeting space for up to 18 people.

Our daily delegate rate of £90 per person includes morning coffee break, working lunch, afternoon tea and cake as well as Wi-Fi and a 42 inch screen for a minimum of 6 people.

For private dining room enquiries, please email Natasha Vickers or telephone 020 7836 5314

Download our Private Dining Room Brochure below.

Private Dining Room Brochure

The Graham Greene Room:

Greene spent much of his life in the South of France but chose to spend his birthdays in the quintessentially British surroundings of Rules which features in several of his novels. Letters from Greene to his sister Elizabeth are displayed on the walls of the Graham Greene Room which seats up to 18 for dinner and 25 for receptions and buffets. The room also provides ample space for drinks before dining.

The John Betjeman Room:

At the GLC Public Inquiry in 1971, when Rules was threatened by a demolition order included in the development of Covent Garden, John Betjeman spoke eloquently to help save the historic restaurant and the memorabilia on display here includes the transcript of his evidence.

This charming and intimate room seats up to 8 for dining and meetings.

For private dining room enquiries, please email Natasha Vickers or telephone 020 7836 5314

Private Dining & EVENTS