Best Birthday Restaurants in London

Searching for somewhere in London to chow down on your big day? There are plenty of options out there. Whether you're after a venue that'll host a super swanky celebratory supper, or a modest spot that won't bat an eyelid when you unashamedly sink into a self-induced food coma (don't worry, it's the one day you shouldn't feel bad about it - we're not judging you), we've got you covered. Here's our list of the best birthday restaurants in London.

Last updated on 17th July 2018




Coin Laundry

75 user reviews 4

Who doesn't want to spend their birthday in the community hot spot? Even if Farringdon isn't your stomping ground, Coin Laundry has such a homegrown feel inside it will be hard to shake it. Spend the night celebrating with old friends and mingling with new in this community restaurant and bar.

Sprinkle your birthday celebrations with a little bit of Spanish sass by heading to Salvador & Amanda in Holborn. This restaurant-cum-cocktail bar serves a tasty tapas menu alongside an authentic list of Spanish cocktails and wines. A fantastic private dining space for a birthday party in London, book a table and indulge on a spread of small Spanish plates to share with your amigos. 

Sporting a cute-and-quirky 'Roald Dahl-esque charm', this boutique restaurant bar is a unique venue for a birthday meal in London. And there's a lot of substance behind the style too. Please your palate with the likes of the 45-day aged Dexter Sirloin, and while you're at it, pair it with a side of the droolworthy Duck fat chips too. Once you're done with the food, continue the birthday celebrations with some punchy cocktails and a big birthday blowout in the ballroom. 

Core

34 user reviews 4

One of the cool crowd when it comes to Bank's bar scene, Core is a fun place to spend your birthday in London where you won't find any pretentious crowd or overly pricey tags on food and drink. Boasting a basement space with neon lights, mish-mashed furnishings and a nod to the 50s, Core ticks all the boxes for a social hangout with mates on your special day.

Celebrate your favourite day of the year (you can admit it) in a restaurant bar like Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen. This restaurant was built in an disused car park and has an interior to reflect that. This vibe is unlike any other and will be sure to be a birthday to remember. Unless you don't want to remember it, then take a peak at their drinks menu with plenty of ales, wines, and craft cocktails to pair with your craft plates.

The Botanist Broadgate

4 user reviews 4

A charming hideout featuring funky tables, marbled pillars, cosy booths and velvet armchairs, The Botanist is a swanky city restaurant ideal for intimate birthday gatherings. It's a sophisticated venue right in the heart of the city, serving British and European cuisine at its best, with some signature cocktails awaiting in the Soda Room lounge downstairs.

If there's one thing you want for your Birthday meal in London, it's amazing food. So it's great that these guys offer a wonderful array of British dishes, including steak supplied from a Royal warrant holder. Meanwhile, you can wash everything down with expertly made cocktails from their stylish bar.

The Yacht London

2 user reviews 4

The Yacht London is an elegant restaurant and bar based on the banks of the River Thames that's perfect for an elegant birthday celebration with your nearest and dearest. With Head chefs Marcus Fontaine & Antonio De Castilla serving a menu of classic British and European dishes, this luxurious restaurant promises to leave you smiling from ear to ear.

Ping Pong Covent Garden

466 user reviews 4

Not to be confused with a table-tennis focused hangout, Ping Pong is in fact one of the most stylish and chic restaurants in Covent Garden. With three floors each abuzz with a feel-good vibe it certainly suits a birthday celebration, with the seasonal dim sum menu designed to be shared around and an array of refreshing cocktails and theatrical flowering Chinese teas served from the bar.

3 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 46 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 2017 until 22 Dec 2018

Swish, sultry and full of fun, London Cabaret Club puts the wow back into your dinner. Head to the London legend for nights of entertainment, delicious dining and a roaring after-party.

The Fellow

288 user reviews 4

Gather up the gang and head down to this gorgeous gastropub in Kings Cross for your birthday bash. Serving up more than just your standard pub grub, expect to satiate your tastebuds with some top-quality cuisine at The Fellow. On top of that, throw in a solid selection of beers, a genuinely exceptional wine list and some premium spirits to boot, and you've got yourself the ideal spot to start a big night out in the capital - an excellent restaurant for a birthday party in London. 

Lokhandwala

4 user reviews 5

With a quirky mix of stripped back interiors and swanky vintage features, Lokhandwala is a modern and stylish venue in Fitzrovia. The restaurant and bar is perfect for everything from date night through to family evening as they whip up fruity cocktails and serve a selection of mouth-watering sharing dishes.

Standing out in the crowd thanks to its iconic black exterior and with a reputation for serving some of London's most refreshing cocktails, the Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings is a quirky bar in North London based just a short stroll from Angel station. Perfect for anyone looking for a restaurant for a birthday dinner, the menu of delicious food and stunning interiors will make this a birthday you won't forget in a hurry.

The Driver

168 user reviews 5

A boutique venue balancing modern elegance with a timeless sense of style, The Driver offers an excellent spot for a birthday meal out in King's Cross. Feast on indulgent sirloin steak, classic beer battered fish & chips or catch of the day fishcakes, then continue the celebrations in one of The Driver's three lounges complete with private bars.

Cinnamon Bazaar

6 user reviews 4

The Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden is an Indian restaurant that's perfect for an intimate birthday celebration. Run by the renowned restaurateur Vivek Singh, the kitchen offers its guests a range of different Indian dishes that originated in the various towns along the trade routes between the old and new world. The venue's private room, called the Khari Baoli room, can cater for between 12 and 30 diners. 

Located on the ground floor of one of London's most iconic buildings, this is an unashamedly decadent restaurant and cocktail bar made for birthday dinner parties. Surround yourself with your closest pals and enjoy a stunning menu in a space known for its washed green marbles and rich wooden panelling. Head upstairs to the mezzanine after, where stylish cocktails are served against a backdrop of relaxed house tunes.

Craft London

12 user reviews 4

Celebrate your birthday at Craft and you'll be treated to delicious food and amazing views. The menu is packed full of wonderful dishes, ranging from wood grilled scallops to clay baked duck. Once you've finished, grab a cocktail in their upstairs bar for spectacular views of the O2 and the Thames.

Hoxley and Porter

81 user reviews 4

This opulent Islington-based diner is the ideal venue for anyone looking for an elegant birthday dinner in London. The Hoxley and Porter sports a striking interior that marries surrealist jungles vibes with the charm of a Victorian gentleman's club. Their traditional British menu contains the likes of pork belly and rabbit pie - each offering here is charmingly British and always delectable. You'll also find fine wines, decadents spirits and outstanding cocktails, which are rustled up by the expert mixologists behind the bar. 

Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton

24 user reviews 4

Targeting south of the river, Rosa's Thai Cafe serves its range of traditional dishes to Brixton's hungry crowds. Having been created by a husband and wife that were inspired by their travels across Asia, the restaurant will take a handful of traditional recipes and subtly infuse them with modern flavours. Grab your mates, relax and enjoy a delicious birthday dinner at this South London restaurant.

Ruby Blue Bar

47 user reviews 4

Looking for something fun and accessible right in the heart of Leicester Square? Ruby Blue brings a stylish dining out experience to one of the most sought-after locations in town, and there's no need to spend big. The venue serves a mix of comfort dishes and moreish finger food, with happy hour discounts up for grabs and a pumping party atmosphere once the late-night DJs takeover.

The Diner Soho

2 user reviews 4

Prefer something laidback and unstuffy for your birthday celebrations this year? Aside from the fact that they serve red velvet pancakes, there's also a whole host of reasons to love this stateside favourite in Soho. Surround yourself with your mates and dig in - there's an all-American menu of pancakes, burgers and chilli dogs to feast on and a menu of beers and boozy shakes to toast your big day.

Try out Balans Society Seven Dials for your birthday restaurant in London. You'll be hosted in the centre of the city, but this little venue has the personality of quirky bars found in other parts of the city, while retaining that sophisticated edge. Perfect for when you tuck into their tasty British dishes washed down by great cocktails.

Mabel's

72 user reviews 3

Unpretentious and decked out with classic British style that's both homely and sophisticated, Mabel's is a favourite for birthday restaurants in London. If you're celebrating and looking for somewhere ultimately charming, a bit cute and completely laid back to host a wonderful meal then get everyone together at Mabel's for their menu of British cuisine. 

Celebrate your birthday at Drake and Morgan for delicious, fresh food in the form of grilled meat, fish and veggie dishes and great drinks in quirky cocktails and wonderful wines. You can either relax in their luxurious restaurant or book out one of their kitchen 'pods' for a more intimate affair.

BabaBoom Battersea

243 user reviews 5

Get the gang down to Bababoom for your birthday meal and treat yourself to a wonderful array of Iranian food. Their Persian flatbreads come topped with hearty portions of high welfare, charcoal grilled meats topped with punchy vegetable sidekicks. The fun environment is welcoming, while the great selection of drinks helps everything go down great.

Rotorino

7 user reviews 4

Located in Dalston, Rotorino is a seriously cool spot that has transformed a bank into a gorgeous restaurant. The brainchild of TV chef Stevie Parle, the restaurant serves delicious Italian plates, from pasta through to steak, along with amazing cocktails, all guaranteed for a very happy birthday indeed.

Sea Containers

3 user reviews 4

Sea Containers is a striking place for dinner and drinks designed under the creative direction of visionary Tom Dixon. Part of the Mondrian London, there's more than the occasional nod to the Golden Age of transatlantic travel here, as well as stunning views of the Thames and a riverside terrace for al fresco dining.

The Courtesan

67 user reviews 4

Hidden away somewhere in the hustle and bustle of Brixton is The Courtesan - a delectable dim sum restaurant with a cracking selection of cocktails. Serving up dishes like Spiced Mango Chicken and Honey Barbecued Pork Buns, this Oriental eatery is ideal for a delicious but affordable birthday meal in London. Add to that the fact that they rustle up some truly delectable house cocktails, The Courtesan ends up being one of the best restaurants in London for a birthday celebration.

Lost & Co Battersea

116 user reviews 4

Lost & Co is a fun bar and restaurant based on Battersea Park Road in South London. Priding itself as something of a jack-of-all-trades, the venue serves Australian coffee in the morning in addition to the hand-crafted cocktails and ice-cold craft beers. Alongside a great selection of brunch dishes, the kitchen plates up great tasting pizzas and cheese-heavy burgers. Perfect for a wild birthday celebration, dull evenings are few and far between at Lost & Co.