Private dining

If you’re planning a special evening at home – a birthday, an anniversary or just an intimate get-together – why not celebrate with an Ottolenghi feast?  We offer at-home private dining: choose to serve it yourself or one of our chefs will prepare a feast for your guests in the comfort of your own home. No babysitter, no commute, no queue. Experience Ottolenghi without lifting a finger.
A dinner table with salad and salmon platters with people eating the meal.

Our private dining experience will reflect the cooking you’ll find in our restaurants and delis - accompanied (if you’d like) by the same attentive service. It's an evening tailored to you: the menu will feature a selection of dishes you love most, brimming with your favourite flavours.

A woman setting the dinner table
A display of big platters with salads: courgette, salmon, chicken, aubergine green beans. Dinner table at the back
A flourless chocolate celebration cake with mascarpone cream and fresh berries

Our food is always served to share. Big platters of delicious food radiating abundance, colour and generosity. It encourages people to engage with each other in a way that individually plated food often won’t. We’ll work together to create a menu that suits your preferences (and those of your guests). Be it our deli-style displays of seasonal salads, a lavish feasting menu or just some seasonal canapés. Or all three.

Our private dining experiences aren’t restricted to just evenings. We also provide private breakfasts: fresh pastries, savoury muffins, fruits, and granola. Think fluffy pancakes with seasonal fruits, savoury frittatas, or even cinnamon brioche pretzels. Just like our evening affairs, our breakfast experience promises no hassle, no fuss – just delightful, joyful food.

If you have any questions, drop us an email at We’re here to help. Let our experienced Catering Manager propose a perfect menu for your occasion or pick exactly what you want from our broad menu selection. You can either arrange a collection from one of our delis or let us deliver to your doorstep anywhere in Greater London, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.

We also lean on our fantastic chefs, bartenders and waiting staff and are happy to assist with presenting your food, cooking at your event, arranging waiting staff or simply delivering your food. 

"I wanted to thank you again for everything, food and service. They did an amazing job! I am pleased with everything! Food was delightful! Thank you!"

Private client, Notting Hill

Have some questions? We have answers.

Do you accommodate dietary requirements?

Yes. We can cater to all dietary requirements. Just let us know of any guests' dietary requirements at least two weeks in advance of your event and we’ll try our best to accommodate everyone.

Can we provide our own drinks for your staff to serve?

Yes. We’re happy to serve your drinks while we provide the food at your event. We also offer a selection of wines and cocktails and would be happy to create a bespoke list to pair with your food or event.

Can you help us source a venue or a place for an event?

We partner with a selection of special venues ranging in sizes and would be happy to recommend one. Check out our Venues page.

Can you provide flowers or some styling support?

Yes. We work with a few local florists and we would be happy to support you with some floral arrangements for your event.

Can you provide staff to support our event?

Of course. No matter if your event is for twenty or two hundred, we work with a team of bartenders, waiting staff and chefs who can help.

Can you help us hire glassware and equipment for our event?

Yes. We can help with all hire of glassware, crockery and cutlery in-house. We work with a variety of suppliers that offer a range depending on the event.