For those looking for a special venue for a festive gathering, we’ve listed the most beautiful private dining rooms in Dublin. Whether it’s for an intimate celebration, a quiet business meeting or an office party, these four luxurious venues provide the perfect setting.


This award-winning restaurant is run by husband and wife team, Sallyanne and Derry Clarke. Established in 1989, L’Ecrivain has built a reputation for innovative French-style cooking, using the very best of Irish produce. Their extensive wine list features new and old world wines from across the globe. L’Ecrivain has three private dining rooms; The Malt Room, a fine, classical dining room situated beside the chic Piano Bar, seats 12 people comfortably. The Salon Prive, a beautifully appointed room with access to the roof terrace, seats up to 20 people. The new Samsung Kitchen is a private dining room with a Live Kitchen, which can seat from 12 to 20 people. In this innovative private venue guests can observe their food being cooked and prepared live in the room and have the opportunity to interact with one of L’Ecrivain’s senior chefs.


Established in 1981, the two-Michelin star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is renowned as one of the best restaurants in Ireland. Situated in an 18th century Georgian Townhouse adjoining the Merrion Hotel, this bright, elegant restaurant serves contemporary Irish cuisine with classical roots. The sumptuous private dining room at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud provides the perfect venue for up to 30 people for any occasion . For larger parties, the main dining room can seat up to 80 people. Over the years, the restaurant has facilitated many wonderful events, from fashion shows and art shows to wine tastings and weddings. Over the Christmas season, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud will offer a special Christmas lunch menu, which includes four sumptuous courses followed by tea, coffee and petit fours.


Chapter One, on the north side of Parnell Square, has been carefully renovated, and the sleek design provides a cool balance to the creative heat of the kitchen. The Chef’s Table, made from dramatic, highly glazed volcanic rock, is the perfect setting for a unique dining experience for 4-6 people. This dining experience is truly a piece of culinary theatre, where guests get a close-up and personal view of the machine that is the Chapter One kitchen, led by chef proprietor Ross Lewis. Chapter One also has three semi-private dining rooms; The Jameson Room with a capacity of 14 people; The Vault, for groups of up to 16 people.; and The Demi Salle room, an intimate, atmospheric dining space for small groups of between 4 and 6 people.