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 25th April 2018

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Absurd Bird Soho

315 user reviews
Absurd Bird Soho
Happy Hour and 4 other offers available.

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

Ballie Ballerson

10 user reviews

For your next birthday, unleash your inner child at this weird and wacky London bar. Insatiably Instagrammable, full of quirky cocktails and delicious food, it's a prime party spot. For the full package, book yourself a bottomless session with unlimited ball pit play and all the pizza you can handle. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Get ready to party this weekend as Rascals kick things off with a raucous bottomless brunch. The bar and restaurant is serving up massive portions of bottomless espresso martinis, all you can eat buffets, and interactive game shows.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Brunch, Daytime, Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink
Funk & Soul
Shoreditch
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Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

41 user reviews
Blues Kitchen Shoreditch
£5 cocktails and 1 other offer available.
Nestled in the heart of Shoreditch and within strolling distance of Shoreditch High Street and Old Street stations is...
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Coin Laundry

73 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

254 user reviews
Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury
1st Round of Drinks for Free and 2 other offers available.

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
The Dead Dolls House Islington
Bottomless Chicken Wings for £10 and 3 other offers available.

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

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

22 user reviews
Core
Beer Pong & a Pitcher of Beer

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

BabaBoom

205 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

The Driver

155 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

Rotorino

12 user reviews
Rotorino
All day Sunday Roasts £15pp and 2 other offers available.

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 ££
Dalston

Leicester Square Kitchen

1 user reviews
Leicester Square Kitchen
Tacos & Margarita Experience

Celebrate your birthday in London at Leicester Square Kitchen, where you’ll be treated to delicious Mexican and Peruvian sharing plates and wonderful South American cocktails in the West End.

Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square

May Fair Kitchen

0 user reviews

Give your birthday a fancy Central London twist this year as May Fair Kitchen open their doors. The spot has a range of private hire spaces, along with a stylish dining room and menu full of delicious items such as ceviche, seafood and pizza.

Splash the Cash £££
Mayfair

Cabana Brixton

9 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

Sea Containers

4 user reviews
Sea Containers
Bottomless Grey Goose Bloody Mary's or Bottomless Procescco and 2 other offers available.

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

Craft London

8 user reviews
Craft London
£5 HOUSE COCKTAILS and 1 other offer available.

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

Ping Pong Covent Garden

466 user reviews
Ping Pong Covent Garden
Happy Hour £5 Cocktails 3pm-7pm and 4 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

View 94

13 user reviews

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 ££
Putney

Ping Pong Bow Bells House

47 user reviews
Ping Pong Bow Bells House
Lazy Sumday and 2 other offers available.

With a great vibe and quirky, interesting food and drinks to be had, this dim sum restaurant near St Paul's is a perfect option for birthday restaurants in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
St Pauls

The Fellow

264 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

Lokhandwala

4 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

Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton

23 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

Balans Soho Society Soho

31 user reviews

Celebrate your birthday dinner in London at Balans, delivering a delicious British menu, amazing cocktails, and a wicked personality, they’ve got loads up their sleeves. But add in those long opening hours and you’ll probably never want to leave.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

POLPO Chelsea

0 user reviews

With the charm of Venetian backstreet wine bars and a menu of tasty small plates designed for sharing, Polpo is an ideal choice for a birthday restaurant. Add in their selection of great Italian wines and you’re looking at a great time.

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea
Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings
Lunch Set Menu and 2 other offers available.

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

Ruby Blue Bar

22 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
5 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 61 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.

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Mabel's

4 user reviews
Mabel's
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

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.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Hoxley and Porter

70 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

MASH London

0 user reviews

Serving up delicious steaks and stunning cocktails, this fun and sophisticated Soho restaurant is perfect for a birthday or special occasion. With comfy booths, and a number of private dining spaces, it's a great place for a party.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Absurd Bird Spitalfields

322 user reviews
Absurd Bird Spitalfields
Happy Hour and 4 other offers available.

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

Cafe Chula

12 user reviews
Cafe Chula
Happy Hour and 4 other offers available.

With delicious tacos and amazing margaritas this fun Camden bar is the perfect London birthday restaurant. With a fun and friendly atmosphere, have a couple of tacos and a tequila and let the night unfold.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Tutto Mare

7 user reviews

If you’re celebrating your birthday in West London, head down to Tutto Mare for delicious food and fun times. Not only do they serve up a range of Italian and Tex Mex food for you and your pals to eat, but also, on the weekends, the venue turns into a nightclub where you can party until 2am.

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

Colourful and quirky, Cottons in Vauxhall will whisk you away from London with their Caribbean vibes. Grab a rum-based cocktail and work your way through mouth-watering dishes such as mutton curry and jerk wings.

Happily Affordable ££
Vauxhall

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

The Botanist Broadgate

4 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

Treat yourself on your day of birth with this fancy West London restaurant; London Steakhouse Co. in Chelsea has Marco Pierre White as a founder and a corking selection of steaks.

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

Dokke

18 user reviews

Get your friends round to Dokke for your birthday and you can enjoy sharing and small plates of delicious Asian fusion with new-world flourishes cuisine, as well as delicious fine wine pairings that’ll keep the good times rolling.

Happily Affordable ££
Wapping

The Yacht London

2 user reviews

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.

Embankment

If there are two foods you’d consider birthday food, it’s Steak and Lobster. Come to the titular restaurant for a mouth-watering range of lobsters, steaks, and salads, washed down by a variety of wines, cocktails and Champagne.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

The Courtesan

60 user reviews

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.

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

Cinnamon Bazaar

5 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

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

Restaurant Ours

4 user reviews

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

Lost & Co Battersea

92 user reviews

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

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