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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Hunting for birthday restaurants in London? The English Grill at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel just had to make our list. After all, the venue slings out opulent eats such as lobster and steak, alongside celebratory glasses of Champagne.
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.
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.
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.
On the hunt for fabulous restaurants for your birthday soiree? Salt Yard in Westfield is setting you up with some of the best Spanish tapas, alongside a range of vino. Expect sauteed baby squid, scrumptious charcuterie spreads and aged sirloin steak.
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.
Celebrate your birthday at sky-high spot Pergola on The Wharf. Found hidden among the gorgeous gardens above Crossrail Place, the rooftop restaurant is delving out small or large plates, bottomless brunches and killer cocktails.
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.
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.
If you're gathering a big group of pals for your birthday meal in London, then ArrosQD's Spanish fine dining experience is sure to make you feel extra special. Expect an array of tasting menus cooked on fire in the open kitchen, all washed down with the best wine.
Opting for something a little different this year? Head to East London where this floating restaurant awaits. With stunning views and glowing lights, Barge East will have you digging into mouthwatering plates alongside refreshing wine and cocktails from a unique location.
Celebrate your birthday somewhere sensational - whether you fancy a dinner with friends or a private party, INCA is a fantastic find. Head on over to drink in the adventurous interiors, chow down on mouthwatering South American grub and enjoy a glamorous performance.
When it comes to birthday eateries in the city, Bellefields is a top choice. Located on Stockwell Avenue in Brixton, this fabulous venue has a plethora of mouthwatering Mediterranean plates, including linguine vongole and grilled octopus, which can be enjoyed in a private space.
Whether you want to hire out a venue, gather a small group or have a more intimate fair with a select few, Antillean is catering to all your needs come the big day. Think plenty of colourful Caribbean fare served up alongside a list of cocktails and rum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Need a place to celebrate your birthday? Make it a memorable one and book Bread Street Kitchen for luxe eats and a unique dining pod. Chow down on pork belly sliders and wash it down with a Barcardi cocktail.
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.
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.
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.
For those special birthday celebrations? Make your way to Homage Restaurant located in the heart of The Waldorf Hilton. Delve into mouthwatering British plates in the pretty dining room, or for those extra special evenings, be sure to hire out the private space.
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.
With locations in St Katherine Docks, Barbican and Kensington, Cote is serving some of the most scrumptious meals - perfect for a birthday celebration. Plus, you can hire out dining spaces so you can have a full-on dinner party on your big day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head to 28-50 By Night in Marylebone for some fabulous birthday celebrations. Not only does this venue whip up delicious European plates alongside lip-smacking bevvies, but it's also home to stunning interiors and live jazz music. Not in the area? Check out its Oxford Circus location.
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.