Armed with a menu of NYC-inspired comfort food and playful cocktails, Dirty Bones is one top spot for birthdays in Shoreditch. Dance in your seat to a playlist of old school tunes while gorging on chicken and waffles, cheeseburger dumplings and banging brunches on the weekend.
Best Birthday Restaurants in London
It's the best day of the year. And as such, your birthday should be treated with the reverence it deserves. From fine dining options to get all dressed up for through to big, boozy dinners for the whole gang, these birthday restaurants are a treat for any kind of party. Better than a caterpillar cake (controversial I know), our guide to a birthday restaurants in London will help to ensure another year of fabulousness.
Ayllu is a sexy, splash the cash kind of birthday restaurant that will transport you to South America through a menu of upscale fusion dishes. Settle into the dimmed red and emerald interiors before tucking into Nikkei cuisine, hand rolled sushi and fresh ceviche specials.
Located in the famous St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, Booking Office features dreamy Victorian architecture with modern touches to give it an elegant feel. Most importantly, the classy menu brings together seasonal dishes that are complemented with a range of top-notch tipples.
In search of a restaurant that'll fit a large group without compromising on quality dishes? This is where The Coal Shed (and its gorgeous private dining areas) come in. The swanky grill-fired restaurant serves sustainably sourced steaks and fresh fish, with wine and cocktails to boot.
Looking somewhere fun and affordable to spend your birthday? Cafe Chula have got the answer, as the cute Camden bolthole doles out mouthwatering tacos, piles of nachos, and most importantly lip-smacking margaritas and tequila-laced concoctions to get the party started.
This charming restaurant near St Paul's has got you covered for everything from mid-morning brunches to pre-theatre botanical cocktails and delicious dinner options. If you fancy splashing the cash on a birthday feast, this place is certain to make some memories.
Toting bold and beautiful interiors, watermelon martini fountains and a menu of drool-inducing tacos, Ziggy Green has bags of potential as a birthday restaurant. Located on Heddon Street (hence its Bowie-inspired name), this place also offers the famous Daisy Green brunch menu.
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 quirky community restaurant and bar in Central London.
Blues Kitchen are renowned for Texas BBQ-style feasts, whisky-heavy cocktails and live blues showcases; all the ingredients for a star-spangled birthday celebration. Booking a private party? There's cosy booths, dining rooms and clubroom spaces at your fingertips.
Give yourself a real birthday treat with London Cabaret Club. Promising an evening of British-inspired cabaret entertainment, you'll experience a stunning production that brings together music, dance, food and drink in quirky fashion.
Sea Containers is a striking place for birthday dinners in London. Located on the South Bank, there's more than the occasional nod to the Golden Age of transatlantic travel here, as this place packs a punch with its stunning views of the Thames and riverside terrace for alfresco dining.
If it's good enough for Dita Von Teese and Rihanna, it's good enough for us. Restaurant Ours is a celeb haunt in West London which has more pretty features than your Instagram could handle. It's not cheap but you'll find the menu of South American eats and cocktails are worth saving up for.
Three Little Birds is a South London staple that's known for Jamaican small plates, rum-laced cocktails and banging happy hours. Popular dishes include curry goat, honey jerk wings and jerk cauliflower, alongside weekend brunches of spicy cornbread, avo toast and signature breakfasts.
Go for glamour this birthday, as Proud brings you cabaret stars, burlesque performers and circus acrobats across an ever-changing roster of impressive performances. That's not all though as their menu of British plates and signature cocktails will keep you sticking around 'til late.
Standing out in the crowd thanks to its stunning botanical interiors, Bourne & Hollingsworth is a quirky bar in North London, just a short stroll from Angel station. British seasonal dining is the name of the game here, though its weekend brunch has also earned a cult status.
If you're after something a little special for your birthday dinner, head to Wild By Tart. Set in a former power station and coal store, this place becomes an enchanting candlelit cave as dusk falls, complete with an exquisite menu of small plates and stone-baked pizzas.
Give your birthday a fancy Central London twist this year as May Fair Kitchen have a range of bookable private hire spaces along with a stylish dining room. As for the meal itself? Expect a continental mash-up of menu items such as ceviche, seafood and pizza.
Opting for something a little different this year? Head to East London where this floating restaurant awaits. With stunning views and glowing lights, this place will have you digging into contemporary British plates alongside refreshing wine and cocktails from a unique location.
The Little Yellow Door is the perfect spot for birthday celebrations, as The Flatmates will make you feel right at home. Enjoy boozy brunches, quirky supper clubs and raucous house parties with some of London's most unique mixologists and chefs.
Looking for somewhere in Covent Garden to celebrate your birthday? No matter how big your party, Tredwells provides a great setting, with the option to exclusively hire the restaurant. With three floors of great food and drinks, there's something for all kinds of palates.
If you're on the hunt for an unpretentious birthday party restaurant in the City of London, look no further than Core. Boasting a basement space with neon lights, mismatched furniture and beer pong tables, this place ticks all the boxes for relaxed after-work festivities.
From the minds behind Gloria, Circolo Popolare is a kitsch and quirky hideaway for birthday dining in Central London. Take a seat under the wisteria and enjoy flavours inspired by the Sicilian coast; think metre-long pizzas, piles of pasta and homemade gelato to finish.
Ikoyi is a fine dining restaurant in St James Market that's dedicated to cooking West African cuisine. Feast upon staples from Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana for your birthday, alongside a carefully curated selection of drinks, in some seriously swoon-worthy interiors.
Going all-out for a birthday to remember? This West End staple is sure to accommodate all of your needs. From the whimsical bar area that features hanging art from the ceilings, to the pretty in pink dining area and those egg-shaped toilets; Sketch really promises to make an impact.
Party and Italian dining collide at Gloria, the OTT Instagram-famous restaurant in Shoreditch. Recreating the vibe of 1970s Capri, this space has a 'bigger is better' philosophy, with everything from the lasagne to the sheer amount of foliage being super sized.
Bringing you some of the finest Indian seafood dishes in London, this stunning Mayfair restaurant offers pretty and intimate surroundings as gorgeous as its food. Expect to be taken on a journey through traditional recipes that haven't been seen before in any other venue.
James Cochran's Upper Street restaurant is a cool and quirky place for birthday dinners. Expect artwork along the walls, a hip-hop playlist and experimental seasonal sharing plates that champion British flavours across a la carte and tasting menus.
Searching for party restaurants in London? Trader Vic's has all the ingredients for a winning birthday meal. The trendy haunt combines fiery flavours of French-Polynesian cuisine with tropical tipples and rum kegs to create a memorable experience for your big day.
Whether you're celebrating your birthday with a group or romantic date night, check out what's on at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club. This place offers the finest in live music, cabaret showcases and art classes, as well as serving up a menu of lip-smacking French cuisine.
Celebrate your birthday dinner in London at Balans, where they're delivering a delicious British menu, amazing cocktails and buckets of personality. That's not all they've got up their sleeves though, as their long opening hours will have you never wanting to leave.
Not to be confused with a table tennis-focused hangout, Ping Pong is in fact one of the most stylish and chic restaurants in London. With a feel-good vibe, it certainly suits a birthday celebration thanks to its seasonal dim sum menu and bottomless weekend brunches.
Caboose is a unique American BBQ concept that'll give you and your mates the chance to hunker down in your own cabin and feast on burgers with BYOB. Book your own exclusive wooden cabin, hook up the sound system and let the good times roll.
If it's a special birthday dinner you're planning, there's nowhere more special than the Savoy Grill. Housed within one of London's most iconic hotels, it's a luxurious experience from start to finish as the restaurant serves up steak, lobster, fine wines and signature cocktails.
After the kind of birthday restaurant that'll really make a mark? Head to Mayfair where Theo Randall at The InterContinental offers slinky surroundings, intimate private dining rooms and tasting menus with delicious dishes from antipasti and pasta through to steaks and Italian desserts.
The perfect mix of chic and fun, this Chinatown haunt offers one of the best birthday experiences in London. They've got delicious Mediterranean food being cooked up fresh in their open kitchen, alongside great cocktails, wines and all manner of DJ talent taking to the decks.
This stunning rooftop restaurant is so much more than just a great photo opportunity. Head on over to 14 Hills for the chance to send your birthday surrounded by lush foliage, high-end British cuisine and handcrafted cocktails with regular live DJs to soundtrack.
Looking for a stunning birthday restaurant that'll really knock your socks off? Seabird is your spot. Not only does it boast incredible views from its outdoor terrace (perfect for summertime), but the menu of fresh seafood and handcrafted cocktails add an extra sense of luxury to your meal.