food at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill seafood restaurant in Mayfair, London

Mayfair Private Dining

Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill is a famous restaurant located in the heart of London. With a selection of rooms to choose from, we are the best restaurant for private dining in Mayfair, London.

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Situated at 11-15 Swallow Street in the bustling West End, just off the prestigious Regent Street, this culinary institution has served customers for over  100 years, making it one of London's oldest and most revered establishments.

Bentley’s was first opened in 1916 and since then has become famous for its fresh seafood, especially its signature oysters. Richard Corrigan, one of the United Kingdom’s most esteemed chefs and restaurateurs, has been at the helm since 2005, further solidifying Bentley’s reputation for outstanding cuisine. Bentley’s embodies traditional British sophistication, where you can find authentic classic dishes with a twist of modern flare. It's renowned for its prestigious Mayfair private dining rooms and the oyster and champagne bar, where a wide  variety of fresh oysters sourced from Britain and Ireland are just waiting to be served.

A true icon of London and one of the most incredible locations for Mayfair private dining, Bentley’s is the home of sensational seafood in London. 

Whatever the occasion

Bentley's offers a remarkable selection of private dining experiences for various  occasions. No matter the size or scale of the event, Bentley’s private dining rooms in Mayfair promise to deliver an unforgettable experience.

For birthday celebrations, Bentley's offers the perfect venue for hosting sophisticated and elegant birthday celebrations. Lavish meals with freshly shucked oysters, paired with an exceptional glass of champagne and caviar too. Or perhaps a relaxed affair of cocktail receptions and incredible canapes - it’s up to you, it's your birthday, after all.  

If you’re considering a professional event and are in need of Mayfair’s finest private dining rooms, Bentley's provides a seamless blend of professionalism and relaxation that suits the nature of corporate events. 

For anniversary celebrations, marking the milestones of relationships in a place as elegant as Bentley's can make the celebration all the more special. Whether it's a silver, pearl, or golden anniversary, Bentley’s private dining rooms in Mayfair ensure an intimate setting and offer incredible menus, tall drinks and exceptional service.

In addition to these occasions, Bentley's is also a fitting location for celebrations such as graduation parties, wedding receptions, retirement dinners and any other occasion that calls for fabulous company, incredible food and opulent interiors in the heart of London. 

Rooms to suit you

Bentley’s Mayfair private dining rooms each serve something unique and spectacular, with intimate spaces and superb food at the heart. 

The rooms include: 

Swallow Street Rooms: The Swallow Street Rooms are a hidden gem in the bustle of Piccadilly Circus, comprising of two separate rooms: The Den and The Swallow Library. This room can hold up to 60 guests for a lively gathering, or up to 100 for a decadent canape reception. 

This room is lovingly adorned in coral and gold, Bentley's largest private dining space , and the work of Bafta Award-winning set designer Anna Lynch Robinson. Complete with a marble-topped bar and a late licence until 3 a.m., this room has  everything you need for a sensational soirée in Mayfair’s most exceptional private dining room.

The Den: The Den has a capacity of up to 24 guests and is the ideal location for business meetings, intimate dinners, lavish cocktail parties with friends, or smaller wedding receptions and celebrations. This room has everything you need for a successful event, with your own private entrance, bar, reception area, bathroom, cloakroom facilities, piano, music system and late licence. 

Swallow Library: The Swallow Library is decorated in inviting tones with classic mirrors and attractive features. Eagle-eyed guests will spot the gold-gilded ceiling and floor-to-ceiling book collection. This space is perfect for business meetings, special lunches, lavish private dinners or canapé receptions. The room is equipped with a music system, plasma screen and Wi-Fi, perfect for creating a Mayfair private dining room haven for you and your guests.

Crustacea Room: The Crustacea Room can be found on the first floor and has the capacity for up to 14 guests. The room’s windows overlook Swallow Street, and within this elegant private dining room in Mayfair, you’ll find paintings from Richard Corrigan’s personal art collection. The room is warm yet elegant and provides a cosy corner for celebrations or more intimate business occasions where delicious wine and exceptional seafood are required.

The Rib Room: The Rib Room combines extraordinary William Morris designs, blue and white fabric adorned walls, warm wooden flooring, blue leather seating and original Bentley’s fish prints and paintings. This gorgeous room creates a modern, relaxed atmosphere, benefitting from natural daylight from the three large sash windows. Perfect for a private lunch, dinner, wedding reception or ceremony, The Rib Room can hold up to 30 guests. 

swallow library private dining room at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill seafood restaurant in Mayfair, London

Delight Your Guests

By priding ourselves on only using the freshest, seasonal ingredients and ethical practices wherever possible, Bentley’s menus are constantly changing to showcase only the finest ingredients from the sea. As a result, you can expect choices such as English Shellfish Cocktail and Shellfish Bisque to start your grand affair. Roast Wild Seabass and Roast Loin of Venison, and then to finish, Spiced Macaroon or an elegant Craquelin Choux. Whatever time of year you visit our private dining rooms in Mayfair, and whichever room you occupy, an incredible menu is certain, not to mention the renowned oyster and shellfish bar Bentley’s is famous. 

You’ll want something equally spectacular to drink to accompany your exceptional menu. Bentley’s drinks menu is truly grand, with plenty of prestigious Champagnes just begging to be popped and paired with a tray of fresh oysters. Dom Pérignon perhaps? The wine list is vast and inclusive, hailing across the globe with tributes from every continent. Crisp, floral whites, full-bodied and decadent reds, sweet, fortified wines, and plenty of sparkling choices will ensure every toast finishes with a spectacular sip. . 

The Bentley’s cocktails are also unique; the Bentlini is a twist on the Bellini with Beefeater Gin, Italicus, Citro Strawberry, and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne. There are also plenty of other gin cocktails, signature flavours, seasonal choices, and low or no alcohol. 

Centrally located

Bentley's is situated in the heart of London, in the lively district of Mayfair. It’s on Swallow Street, just off Regent Street and is one of the capital’s most prominent shopping destinations, featuring upscale boutiques and iconic department stores.

Close to various landmarks and attractions, Bentley's location offers visitors the chance to explore some of the most popular spots in the city. The restaurant is a short stroll away from Piccadilly Circus, known for its illuminated advertising boards and the Statue of Eros. Trafalgar Square, featuring the National Portrait Gallery and Nelson's Column, is about a 10-minute walk to the southeast. It is less than a mile from Buckingham Palace to the south and London's West End theatre district to the east.

As for public transportation, Bentley’s is conveniently located near two tube stations. Piccadilly Circus station, serviced by the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines, is approximately a three-minute  walk away. Likewise, Green Park station, which provides access to the Jubilee, Piccadilly, and Victoria lines, is roughly an eight-minute  walk to the south.

Whether travelling by tube, bus or taxi, Bentley’s offers an ideal spot to experience high-quality seafood, exceptional oysters, the finest service and the best private dining in Mayfair.  

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