Private Dining Venues for Conferences

There’s more to conferences than food… but there are few parts of it that your delegates will enjoy more. Indeed, according to our own research, almost half of delegates say that socialising is one of the most memorable aspects of conferences – meaning that the restaurant and venue you choose for your social events can make a real difference to the overall success of your event.

Leeds is home to a variety of exceptional dining experiences, including some delicious private culinary adventures for your specific business needs, whether you are looking to organise an exclusive speakers dinner or a food experience for your conference board. As the foodie capital of the North, the spread of restaurants and diversity of global cuisines is very special, giving you oodles of choice when it comes to private dining options. Leeds is full of unique and diverse menus, and no matter where you go, you’ll never miss out on a wonderful dining experience when visiting the city.

We’ve pulled together our top recommended restaurants that offer a delightful private dining experience, ensuring that both delegates, VIP’s and organisers will have a dining experience to remember.

Grand Pacific

Located within the heritage-steeped Queens Hotel, the Grand Pacific is a generous serving of old school glamour perfect for your conference dinner or social event. Luxury 1920s-inspired interiors make an opulent backdrop for your delegates, with mirrored walls, ambient lighting and botanical characteristics.

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Fourth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols

On the top floor of the Harvey Nichols retail paradise lies the Fourth Floor Brasserie and Bar, with a stunning rooftop spot offering far-reaching vistas across the city, alongside decadent interiors.

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Restaurant Bar & Grill

Located in the Old Post Office building at the centre of Leeds’ vibrant City Square, Restaurant Bar & Grill prides itself on seasonally inspired cooking, steaks from hand-selected British beef farms and expertly-made cocktails to match.

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Dubbed Leeds’ most luxurious hotel, Dakota Deluxe  sets a standard that is handsomely upheld by its food. Serving up tasty British fare in a sleek, stylish and contemporary restaurant, this is a venue packing strong guest-wowing vibes.

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The Ivy Asia

Set amidst the premium boutiques and eateries of the Victoria Quarter, Leeds is home to one of the two Ivy Asia restaurants in the North of England, which offers fine dining for all occasions.

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El Gato Negro

Set amongst the hustle and bustle of Leeds’ busy business district, El Gato Negro plays hosts to an acclaimed tapas menu combining traditional Spanish flavours with modern techniques, all devised by the talented chefs.


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Overlooking the Leeds Liverpool Canal on Granary Wharf, Fazenda is a culinary experience to remember. Combining traditional cuisine from Argentina and Brazil, Fazenda offers a selection of the finest meats, freshly grilled and carved directly to your plate.

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Crafthouse is an exercise in dining elegance.

Beyond the wonderful cocktails and a la carte menu, it prides itself on its ability to deliver an outstanding dinner, drinks or canapes reception.

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At Tattu Leeds attention to detail is always a priority, from their exquisite contemporary Chinese cuisine fusing traditional flavours with modern cooking methods and exquisite presentation through to the intricate décor. The restaurant has been carefully designed to take guests on a sensory journey from the traditional East to the modern West.

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Mumtaz Leeds welcomes all kind of events. They can provide a spacious function room with a stunning view of the Leeds Dock whilst serving a wide variety of delicious Kashmiri cuisine.

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Chef Jono at V&V

Chef Jono is Masterchef: The Professionals alumni, and has spent many years training in some of the UK’s and the world’s best restaurants. As a proud Yorkshireman he has brought all of his obvious flair for flavour to his venture at the V&V on New Briggate.

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Gaucho is a haven of Argentine red meat and wine, a fact that’s firmly established it as one of the favourite haunts for the city’s meat lovers with a private dining room for 14 or a semi-private events space for 20 seated guests.

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Between the busy business district of Leeds and the bustling Headrow sits Iberica, an award-winning restaurant filled with authentic Spanish cuisine.

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