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 19th July 2017

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Absurd Bird Soho

139 user reviews

Looking for a cool restaurant that can cater for casual drinks and dinner combined? We've just the space. Join Asburd Bird for not only the best in chicken themed bites, but cocktails, craft beer and a buzzing atmosphere to boot. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

24 user reviews
Nestled in the heart of Shoreditch and within strolling distance of Shoreditch High Street and Old Street stations is...
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Coin Laundry

56 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury

157 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Cha Chaan Teng

177 user reviews
Cha Chaan Teng
LUCKY HOUR COCKTAILS 5-8pm

Cha Chaan Teng - literally a “tea restaurant” - showcases the relaxed feel of a casual cafe-diner in Hong Kong. The menu has been devised by TV chef Jeremy Pang and comes featuring retro influences as well as classic plates like seabream or crispy duck, all enjoyed in a chilled setting promising a feel of the Far East. A space bedecked with marble top tables, urban Chinese artwork and booth seating, settle into this unique Holborn restaurant to enjoy specially created Chinese tea-themed cocktails on the side.

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

Kouzu

3 user reviews

Kouzu is one of the best restaurants in London for your birthday as it offers delicious, bespoke Japanese food and drink in a sophisticated environment. Hosted in a historical Grade II listed period mansion from the 1850s, they also offer a birthday package that includes drinks and nibbles reception followed by a two-or-three course meal.

Splash the Cash £££
Victoria

Haymarket Kitchen

0 user reviews

So you want a delicious meal in London for your birthday but you also want to go out afterwards? Well, the notorious London club Tiger Tiger invite you to their contemporary restaurant inside their mega club. Sit down for a fab, laid back dinner and drinks affair at Haymarket Kitchen and then Tiger Tiger is ripe for the taking come dessert. 

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Core

20 user reviews
Core
Free Entry VIP Guestlist and 1 other offer available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Absurd Bird Spitalfields

106 user reviews

Celebrate your birthday at Absurd Bird, your little trip to the American South in the heart of Spitalfields. Channelling speakeasy vibes and serving up a selection of delicious food and tasty cocktails, there’s no reason not to celebrate being a year older here.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Ametsa

0 user reviews

If you're planning to celebrate your next birthday in style, head to Mayfair's Ametsa With Arzak Instruction. Head Chef Elena Arzak, having been awarded one Michelin Star and been voted the Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef, has created a menu that perfectly balances the earthy flavours of traditional Basque dishes with the contemporary flavours of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Completing the culinary experience, their sommeliers boast an impressive selection of international wines, and will pair each dish with a particular beverage in order to enhance the sensations on the palate.

Splash the Cash £££
Mayfair

Yoshiaki by Dstrkt

3 user reviews

Full of atmosphere and entertainment from an in-house DJ to accompany your celebratory meal, Yoshiaki is an ideal West End spot for a birthday dinner and drinks in London. Tuck into a menu of Modern European cuisine with fresh seafood plates and prime steak cuts with a collection of small plates for some sharing options.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

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.

Splash the Cash £££
Canary Wharf

Viet Grill

1 user reviews

Custom-made to host group bookings and private birthday events, Viet Grill is a buzzing spot to get your evening out started. Specialising in the light and aromatic flavours typical of Vietnamese street food, everything from smaller eats to chicken dishes, Vietnamese curries and fish plates are on the menu here. There’s a friendly yet vibrant atmosphere, and a carefully curated mix of wines and traditional cocktails to toast your big night.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Ping Pong Covent Garden

380 user reviews
Ping Pong Covent Garden
Lazy Sumdays and 2 other offers available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Sea Containers

2 user reviews
Sea Containers
*BOTTOMLESS PROSECCO*

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.

Splash the Cash £££
South London

The Botanist Broadgate

1 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Driver

88 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

7 user reviews

If you're on the hunt for an atmospheric and seafood-heavy joint to spend your birthday, then Bubba Gump Shrimp in Piccadilly is where you'll find some Alabama inspired soul. Inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump, you'll find Bubba in all his shrimp loving wonderment in this cool and quirky place to eat in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Restaurant Ours

1 user reviews
Restaurant Ours
Ours Special Offer 1 and 3 other offers available.

With beautiful food and relaxed interiors, Restaurant Ours is the perfect place to go for your birthday meal. The inside is all about stripped back interiors, with exposed brickwork and wide open spaces, while the menu delivers on delicious European dishes.

Splash the Cash £££
Kensington

Ruby Blue Bar

20 user reviews

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.

Drinkonomical £
Leicester Square

Rotorino

4 user reviews
Rotorino
All day Sunday Roasts £15pp

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Fellow

123 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

View 94

0 user reviews
View 94
Prosecco & Chips

A birthday celebrated at View 94 is one you won’t forget. Not only is the delicious food memorable, offering up a fine dining European experience in the restaurant upstairs and a more relaxed Lounge Bar downstairs. Then you can really enjoy the views from their Champagne Terrace.

Happily Affordable ££
Wandsworth

Craft London

3 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Greenwich

Lokhandwala

0 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

BabaBoom

20 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

Encant

5 user reviews
Encant, meaning ‘charm’ or ‘spell’ in Catalan, is both the name and ethos of this exciting...
Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Cabana Brixton

6 user reviews

Bringing the vibrant flair and love of life that Brazil's famous for to the streets of Brixton, Cabana is a party bar and restaurant that's perfect for group dining. Bursting with colour and full of eye-catching pieces of furniture, the kitchen serves mouth-watering skewers of marinated meat while the bar keeps the mood light with its selection of fruity cocktails. Perfect for a birthday celebration in London, you won't forget this night out in a hurry.  

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton

Cinnamon Bazaar

3 user reviews
Cinnamon Bazaar
Early Dinner £21.50pp and 2 other offers available.

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton

3 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton

The Diner Soho

0 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Lost & Co Battersea

8 user reviews
Lost & Co Battersea
Pizza Special £6 and 3 other offers available.

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

Mabel's Covent Garden

2 user reviews
Mabel's Covent Garden
Free Entry Guestlist and 1 other offer available.

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

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