Lunches & Dinners

Lincoln’s Inn is steeped in fine dining history; over the years elaborate and exquisite banquets have been a regular occurrence within our Halls, with guests being served opulent menus beneath our stained glass windows and hand-crafted wooden ceilings. Though culinary traditions have evolved over the centuries, our fine dining customs and the beauty of the collegiate buildings have remained a valued element of the Inn’s dining culture and can provide either an intimate setting for a small lunch or a stunning backdrop for a grand affair.

We can accommodate between 30 and 250 guests for your seated dining event.

Explore our spaces for your bespoke event

Your event in the Great Hall
  • Lunch 120 - 250
  • Dinner 120 - 250

The Hall’s highly decorative Victorian detail including a beautifully carved oak vaulted ceiling, fresco by the renowned G.F. Watts and stained glass windows, along with portraiture of notable members of the legal aristocracy create a beautiful setting in which to entertain your guests. The adjoining Bench Rooms, or the spacious East Terrace overlooking our private gardens in summer months, provide the perfect location to welcome your guests.

The hall’s eleven foot tall carved wooden doors in the Upper Vestibule open to reveal the spectacular room dressed for your lunch or dinner. The Hall also features a stunning Minstrels’ Gallery which offers a vantage point for aerial event photography or lighting.

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Your event in the Old Hall
  • Lunch or Dinner 70 - 120

Dating from 1490, this Tudor panelled hall with stone tiled flooring and exposed ceiling beams is an elegant and historic setting for your lunch or dinner. Subtle nods to its legal history can be found in the portraits of former notable members along with decorative coats of arms in the stained glass windows.

The Crypt provides an atmospheric welcome for pre-event receptions and a retiring space for after dinner refreshments.

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Your event in the Old Court Room
  • Lunch or Dinner 20 - 44

Used for court sittings between 1877 and 1883, hence its name, this book-lined room with large picture windows and views across the Inn’s grounds provides an intimate space for private dining.

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Your event in the MCR
  • Lunch or Dinner 50

Created by building a mezzanine floor within the original kitchens of the Great Hall, the Members’ Common Room (MCR) is a contemporary and versatile space which retains the character of its historic origins through preserved Victorian architecture. The stunning south facing terrace overlooking New Square gardens can be used in summer months.

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