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, we know), our guide to birthday restaurants in London will help to ensure another year of fabulousness.

Last edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 6th June 2024




Laki Kane

Bottomless and 3 other offers

Laki Kane in Islington is here to make sure that your celebratory birthday meal is a special one. While surrounded by gorgeous, tropical decor, dive head first into the mouthwatering menu of Thai fare, which features everything from crispy squid to pad sieyu and drunken noodles. Boasting five-star service, an exclusive rum bar and inhouse distillery as well as the coolest atmosphere invoking an island paradise, this beautiful restaurant is the place to be for a great time in the heart of North London.

28-50 By Night

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 drinks, but it's also home to stunning interiors and live jazz music. Revel in tasty European bites and fancy drinks like lamb chops with parsnip mash and cabbage alongside a sweet coconut rice pudding while the underground vibe and swingin' live band transport you to the Roaring 20s. Not in the area? Check out its Oxford Circus location.

Kenza Restaurant and Lounge

2 for £16.00 Cocktails and 1 other offer

Spice up those birthday plans with a trip to Kenza Restaurant and Lounge, the Devonshire Square destination where talented belly-dancers will entertain you all night long. Split mezze plates with friends to a backdrop of Arabic music - we're talking pan-fried prawn kebabs, crispy baby squid and halloumi served with figs, paired with plenty of creative cocktails. You'll be sure to nail those celebratory pictures too, as the gorgeous interiors here include floral displays, colourful velvet seating and golden decor. Asian birthday restaurants in London don't get any better than this.

14 Hills

This stunning rooftop restaurant on Fenchurch Street is so much more than just a great photo opportunity. Head on over to 14 Hills for the chance to spend your birthday surrounded by lush foliage, high-end British cuisine and handcrafted cocktails with regular live DJs to soundtrack. We're talking gorging on plates of mackerel tartlets, pesto gnocchi and sea bream with smoked butter and saffron as you take in London's stunning vistas from their gorgeously green rooftop.

Coin Laundry

Even if Farringdon isn't your stomping ground, Coin Laundry has such a homegrown feel inside it will be hard to shake it. Get your grub on with a collection of 70s-inspired dishes that'll take you back in time, such as the rabbit balti pie and the cauliflower cheese steak, and finish on a sweet note with a sip of one of their old school cocktails like The Grasshopper. Spend the night celebrating with old friends and mingling with new in this quirky community restaurant and bar kitted out in retro decor and vintage knick-knacks. 

W5 Bar and Kitchen

If you're looking for a chic venue to celebrate that extra special birthday, then W5 Bar and Kitchen on Hanger Lane in Ealing is a great choice. Located within the Doubletree by Hilton hotel, this spot boasts a chic setting, alongside a delicious menu to boot, ranging from small plates to main courses and delectable desserts. Think seabass ceviche, pea velouté risotto, creamy tiramisu and plenty of champagne to sip on throughout.

Sican

If you're looking for unique birthday restaurants in Fitzrovia, Sican is an absolute beauty you need to check out. Named after the ancient temples of the moon, this stunning Whitfield Street haunt serves a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine in luxurious, tropical-inspired surroundings. Book a table to chomp on sumptuous, Nikkei cuisine, from yellowtail ceviche and upmarket sushi rolls to miso black cod and T-bone steaks, paired with opulent cocktails to boot.

Proud Cabaret City

Go for glamour this birthday, as Proud Cabaret City 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 up to 10-course British plates and signature cocktails will keep you sticking around 'til late, featuring dishes like squid ink risotto, harissa roasted cauliflower and chocolate orange fondant served with vanilla ice cream.

Dehesa

£50 sharing menu and 1 other offer

A delightfully chic eatery in Soho, Dehesa is combining Italian and Spanish tapas plates for one helluva seasonally changing menu, courtesy of head chef William Breese. So if you're looking for somewhere special to celebrate your big day? Head here and pair your pil pil tiger prawns and chargrilled chorizo picante feast with cocktails, spirits or wine while dining in one of the largest (and prettiest) terraces in Soho.

Ayllu

Samba Entertainment & Live DJ Sessions at Ayllu and 9 other offers

Escape the chaos of London life and savour fusion dishes at Ayllu, 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 emerald interiors before tucking into Nikkei cuisine, hand rolled sushi and fresh ceviche specials. This Peruvian-Japanese joints menu is based on Incan sharing customs and features irresistible sushi, ceviche, sashimi, vibrant mains, and creative desserts.

Cafe KOKO

Negroni Hour and 2 other offers

Get the party started at Cafe KOKO in Camden, situated just behind the iconic music venue itself. It's made a name for itself by hosting iconic bashes for Stormzy and Amelia Dimoldenberg, so why not make yours next? Choose from a super spread of delicious food or a set menu, plus bespoke cocktails for your guests to enjoy. We're talking a colourful spread of goodies like wood-fired pizza, tiger prawn arrabiata, baked gnocchi drenched in gorgonzola and so much more.

Pizza Pilgrims - Restaurants In London

Fancy bringing in another birthday with authentic Italian pizza and 80-style arcade games, including Pac-Man and Street Fighter? Then venture to Pizza Pilgrims in Carnaby, Finsbury Park or Victoria. This top-notch North London spot has a delicious variety of classic Neapolitan slices, alongside entertainment to enjoy pre or post-meal. Get stuffed on double pepperoni and spicy honey pies with a side of cheesy mozzarella bread and end your delicious meal with a sweet treat of Nutella pizza rings.

Florattica

Celebrate your birthday in style and book dinner (or brunch) at Florattica, a stunning rooftop restaurant with a terrace in Aldgate. Be wowed by the floral ceiling before losing your mind at the city skyline views. The venue is available to exclusively hire for up to 200 guests, however, if you fancy a more intimate affair, simply book a table for a few of you and tuck into delicious small plates or a charcuterie board to share. We'd recommend diving into delicious goodies like potato gnocchi topped with pecorino cheese as well as comte and summer truffle served with crisps.

E Eighteen

2 FOR 1 COCKTAILS WED TO FRI 4PM TO 9PM

Celebrate your birthday in the sophisticated surrounds of Woodford's E Eighteen. Head along to mark the big day by chomping on a scrumptious selection of British bites with a European twist, from tasty ribeye steak to pan-seared hake, accompanied by heady cocktails in a swish venue with snazzy booths, fancy lights, and cosy fireplaces. This family-run restaurant is the perfect place for a large celebration with top-notch food.

Pizarro Restaurant

Celebrating your birthday? With a private room for up to 10 people, Pizarro on Bermondsey Street near London Bridge is a fabulous shout. From scrumptious Spanish fare to glasses of wine, the beautiful venue overlooking the church of St Mary Magdalen is perfect for any party. We recommend grabbing a bunch of traditional tapas to share like padrón peppers, jamón ibérico and air-cured tuna.

Sea Containers

On the hunt for affordable birthday restaurants in London? Sea Containers is a striking place for celebratory dinners in town. 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. The menu is a combination of American and British cuisine with a touch of West Indian spices made using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Feast on dishes like celeriac steak, whole lemon thyme fried chicken and ham hock croquettes in gorgeous surroundings complete with a 18-seat diner-style stainless steel bar and an open-plan kitchen.

Megan's - Various Sites

Celebrate your birthday in style at Megan's. Boasting venues across the capital, from Chiswick to Kensington, this is the ideal place to enjoy a range of authentic Mediterranean plates and cocktails in a laid-back space. Think shakshouka, mezze bowls or open halloumi kebabs. Oh, yes.

Barge East

Opting for something a little different this year? Head to East London where this historic, 118 year old 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 offering 360 degree riverside vistas of London's stunning skyline. The menu includes delicacies like monkfish ham with fennel and preserved orange chutney as well as seared pork neck and apricot.

Darwin Brasserie

When it comes to the perfect birthday restaurant in London, Sky Garden's 36th floor offering has got to be up there. Located in the gorgeous sky-high spot, Darwin Brasserie is all about handcrafted cocktails and impressive food with unmatched views to boot. Gather up to 20 of your closest pals and head over to feast on seasonal plates of European delicacies like pan-fried potato gnochhi, ham hock terrine and seared sea trout with sauce vierge.

Ping Pong London

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. You can find these Chinese dining havens sprinkled all across London, from Southbank to Soho, serving up boozy dumpling brunches, cooking masterclasses and those scrumptious pockets of goodness that you just can't resist. 

Piazza Italiana

Piazza Italiana is keeping things luxurious with its tall, ornate ceilings, huge windows and elegant round tables. Chomp on all kinds of delicious plates courtesy of Sicilian chef Remo Mazzucato, from handmade pasta like spaghetti al tartufo and fresh fish to upmarket meats such as pollo a la Milanese. To pair? Choose from the extensive selection of cocktails and fine wines.

Gaucho Covent Garden

Upgrade your birthday plans and spice up your life with a cultural feast straight from South America at Gaucho Covent Garden. Step inside this slick venue, where you'll get to try a range of melt-in-the-mouth steaks with Latin American flavours, from rump to wagyu. With an interior design that's both sophisticated and elegant, inspired by the cultural spaces of the local area and Argentinian influences, you'll feel like you've been transported to another world. On top of that, there's also live entertainment every Friday and Saturday, alongside tasty cocktails.

INCA London

Celebrate your birthday somewhere sensational - whether you fancy a dinner with friends or a private party, INCA is a fantastic South American find. Head on over to drink in the adventurous and theatrical interiors, chow down on mouthwatering Latin American grub and enjoy a glamorous performance that'll keep you entertained throughout. Feast on a rich and flavourful menu of delights such as yellowtail hamachi roll, Nikkei baby chicken and cassava croquettes while you sip on CBD-infused soft drinks and cocktails like the Cuba Libre.

Lost Society Battersea

Friday Happy Hour: and 4 other offers

Get ready for a sensory overload at this revamped Art Deco-inspired hotspot. Whether your idea of the perfect birthday includes bottomless Sunday roasts, a disco brunch or cocktails with the gang, Lost Society has it all. Their drool-worthy food menu consists of colorful, delicious, and balanced dishes like smoky barbecue ribs and crispy Szechuan popcorn squid as well as craft cocktails that are seasonally selected, local beers and homemade sodas. Book your spot at the Battersea haunt for all this, plus live DJs until the early hours.

Caravan Covent Garden

Caravan is a gorgeous, sleek restaurant ideal for a birthday meal. Located across London in Fitzrovia, the City and occupying a restored Grade II-listed building in Covent Garden, it's bursting with natural light. The eatery also offers a downstairs Green Room, decked out with a vintage turntable and booth seating perfect for a party. The menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner delights such as garam masala labneh, pan-fried sea bream filled with grilled butternut squash and confit duck leg.

Sonya

£5 BYO Thursdays and 4 other offers

For a birthday dinner that's not short of good food and vibes, why not book Sonya? Inspired by the coastlines of Greece and Turkey, the menu is packed with succulent steaks, roasted cauliflower and grilled fish. Hire their covered garden area that's open all year round for a refreshing dining experience for up to 65 seated guests. This is truly one of the best party restaurants in London.

Steak and Company Gloucester Road

LUNCH SPECIALS and 2 other offers

Located in the heart of South Kensington, Steak and Company Gloucester Road is sure to make your birthday a memorable one. Swing by the sleek restaurant to celebrate another year around the sun by chomping on succulent premium steaks, which you can pair with a range of sides, sauces and cocktails. Cooked with a selection of carefully selected black angus South American 28-day aged beef, you can take your pick from fillet, sirloin or ribeye cuts and end your meaty meal with a glass of international and local wines to complement your chosen steak. 

Arros QD

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. Spread over two floors with some pretty cool hidden spaces, this Valencian-inspired eatery by Quique Dacosta is all about cooking with fire and bringing the heat to your plate. The interiors feature an open kitchen and a stunning wine cellar designed by the famous Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. Expect an array of tasting menus cooked on fire in the open kitchen, all washed down with the best wine, featuring delicacies like sea bass wellington, Iberian presa and topside beef tartare.

Sticks'n'Sushi Shoreditch

Looking for a 16th birthday restaurant in London? If you're after a trendy joint to celebrate your big day, check out Sticks'n'Sushi in Shoreditch or Kingston. This sophisticated Japanese restaurant is perfect for nailing those birthday pics, while enjoying mouthwatering sushi and eye-catching cocktails from their extensive menu. We're talking goodies like hotate ceviche, maguro tataki, shake carpaccio and more in stunning Scandinavian-style surroundings like their sleek lounge area, semi-private dining space and main restaurant.

The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Thursday 20th June 2024

If you fancy a quirky alfresco meal for your birthday, look no further than The BBQ Club on Southbank. They use only the freshest seasonal ingredients from sustainable local suppliers, turning them into a six-course tasting menu featuring everything from maple-smoked chalk stream trout to honey-glazed chicken and passionfruit s'mores. Watch as the chefs cook everything over fire right in front of you, with an optional wine pairing for an extra £50 per person.

Ollie’s House Chelsea

Bottomless Brunch and 4 other offers

With affordable set menus and bottomless brunches, Ollie's House is a great Asian-inspired hangout for celebrating with your group. This Chelsea mainstay delves out a range of mouthwatering pan-Asian plates across an Instagrammable space kitted out in tropical greenery and wood accents. Their menu includes tapas, nutritional poke bowls and large plates such as Shanghai soy noodles, cod kakiage sando and bang bang salad. Not in the area? Head to the Fulham location.

Pergola on The Wharf

£12.50 Express lunch menu and 2 other offers

Celebrate your birthday at sky-high hotspot 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. With fresh, seasonal produce being served up all year round, you'll be chomping on nothing but the tastiest treats featuring goodies like steamed Cornish mussels, bang bang salad, and steak frites alongside a drinks menu that's been crafted with the help of London's finest distilleries, breweries, and wine merchants.

Bourne & Hollingsworth

Searching for 'restaurants for teenage birthdays in London'? This airy joint has got you covered. Standing out in the crowd thanks to its stunning botanical interiors, Bourne & Hollingsworth is a multifaced venue including a quirky bar, restaurant, greenhouse and cooking school in the heart of 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. Priced at £42, their three-course dinner menu is perfect for a celebration including delicacies like free range Essex pork chop with mustard and cornichon sauce, grilled onglet as well as passionfruit bavarois.

Anokha

With both style and substance, Anokha, meaning unique in Hindi, is making sure you get the chance to gawk at beautiful interiors while munching through delicious Indian food. Think everything from the signature slow-cooked shahi gosht biryani to unique takes on favourites such as the chicken tikka masala and lamb rogan josh, all served up inside the Grade II-listed converted tea warehouse. The decor is a perfect blend of modern and ethnic Indian aesthetics, complete with a 10-metre-long bar lit up with onyx and decked out with posh furniture.

Kanishka

Kanishka is the special occasions restaurant in London, what with its gorgeous, opulent interiors and mega menu of fine dining Indian fare. With chef Atul Kochhar at the helm, this stunning restaurant serves dishes inspired by his travels and memories, bringing flavours of the subcontinent to the heart of central London. Stand-out dishes includes Atul's famous butter chicken, traditional old Delhi-style biryani and peanut butter parfait topped with caramelised banana and 24-carat gold leaf. Venture over to the Mayfair restaurant to celebrate accompanied by your nearest and dearest in swish surrounds.

The English Grill at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel

Group Dining Offer: 10% off

Hunting for birthday restaurants in London? The English Grill at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel is a lavish restaurant with two AA Rosettes that just had to make our list. After all, the venue slings out a fine-dining menu full of opulent eats such as lobster and steak, alongside celebratory glasses of Champagne. The dishes here are made with only the finest, seasonal British produce, especially the meat that's cooked to perfection in the kitchen's charcoal-fired Josper grill. With posh surroundings and top-notch service, you'll enjoy classic goodies like their signature Steak Diane flambéed right at your table.

Theo Randall at The InterContinental

After the kind of birthday restaurant that'll really make a mark? Head to Mayfair where celebrated chef 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. Perfect for a swish celebration in a relaxed atmosphere and opulent surroundings, this restaurant serves up delicacies like handmade pasta stuffed with slow-cooked duck, steamed sea bass fillet and pan-roasted veal loin topped with amarone sauce .

Britannia - Smok'd

On the hunt for places to celebrate your birthday in London? Check out Smok'd at the Britannia and you'll be in for a real treat. Tuck into scrumptious fare, from BBQ ribs to pulled pork burgers and loaded fries inspired by barbecue goods from all around the world but with a British twist. Pair your meal with their impressive list of whisky and other spirits for a fabulous time at this joint.

The Little Yellow Door

£5 Picantes

The Little Yellow Door is the perfect spot for birthday celebrations, as The Flatmates will make you feel right at home in this cosy joint kitted out with plush sofas and roaring fireplaces. Enjoy boozy brunches, quirky supper clubs and raucous house parties with some of London's most unique mixologists and chefs. The menu includes canapés and bowls like smoked chicken schnitzel with bibb salad and tempura prawn skewers as well as quirky cocktails such as Sex And The City and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Temper Paddington

Temper Paddington serves up an impressive menu of steaks, burgers, tacos and more - with both meat and plant-based options available. Courtesy of chef Neil Rankin, you can tuck into BBQ meats on feasting platters from one of the world's biggest restaurant fire-pits. There's a stunning cocktail bar too, offering beer, mezcal and tequila as well. Hungry for more? Check out their City or Covent Garden venues.

May Fair Kitchen

2 or 3 Dish Set Menu Lunch – £30/£35 and 5 other offers

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. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this gem is just a stone's throw away from Green Park and Buckingham Palace. As for the meal itself? Expect a continental mash-up of Japanese and Italian izakaya-style menu items such as ceviche, sashimi, tempura and stone-baked pizza. Plus, you can complement your dining experience with a selection of fine wines, cocktails, and even sake.

Circolo Popolare

From the genius minds behind Gloria, Circolo Popolare is a kitsch and quirky hideaway for romantic birthday restaurants in London. The decor features plants hanging all around, walls covered with bottles of spirits and religious bric-a-brac, as well as a cheeky view between the loos. 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. We'd recommend the Rotolo Con 7 Erbe, a doughy creation filled with gooey cheese and fresh herbs. Be warned, you'll experience a carb coma after.

Ikoyi

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 clad in hanging clay lamps, low ceilings and an open-plan kitchen. We're talking tasting menu delicacies like chargrilled octopus tentacle with spicy ndolé and groundnut foam with zobo jam and meringue.

Gloria

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 pizza to the sheer amount of foliage being super sized. The buzzing dining room is kitted out in flowers, wicker furniture, and faux-distressed details while the basement area will transport you to an old-school Parisian bistro with its mirrored ceiling and ruched drapes. Head down to munch on over-the-top versions of classic Italian dishes like lasagne stacked ten layers high and zesty lemon meringue pie.

Sketch

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 art hanging from the ceilings, to the pretty blush dining area and those egg-shaped toilets; Sketch AKA the prettiest restaurant in London really promises to make an impact. This remarkable dining destination is the brainchild of the esteemed restaurateur Mourad Mazouz and renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire, who have created an experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. Offering Michelin-starred cuisine in an awe-inspiring venue, this popular haunt boasts five distinct settings, each with its own unique identity, offering guests a variety of dining experiences to choose from. 

Seabird

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 also add an extra sense of luxury to your meal. That means deliciousness like iberico pork presa, sea bream crudo and Atlantic prawns chilled on ice.