Birthday Dinner In London

It's your birthday so when better to treat yo'self? From bubbles to a slap-up seafood meal, you can have your cake and eat it at these birthday dinner spots in London. Whether you fancy grabbing a big group of mates or simply taking your nearest and dearest, we've scoured London from the top to the bottom to find you a smart restaurant worthy of your celebration.

Last updated on 15th September 2020

Made In Italy King's Road

114 user reviews 5

With an enviable Chelsea location, charming service and an authentic Italian menu at the core, this restaurant makes an ideal spot for celebrating. Whether you're in a large group or on a date with the other half, you can tuck into delicious pizza, handmade cheese and warming bowls of pasta.

Friendly, welcoming and boasting some seriously stylish interiors, Steak & Lobster is a great restaurant for a birthday dinner in London. With a strong array of steaks, lobster dishes, salads and small plates to choose from, it's the perfect balance of high-end and relaxed dining.

Get your friends together and get stuck into Balans, where the philosophy is 'too much of a good thing is a good thing', their menu is packed full of hearty British dishes and their cocktails are strong enough to make a very happy birthday.

Upper House

820 user reviews 4

If you're looking for something a little bit quirky for a London birthday meal, look no further than Upper House in Islington. The venue has transformed an old town house with stencilled walls, antique furniture and a menu that serves seasonal and fresh produce. It's also a great option for large bookings with their private areas available for hire.

The Harcourt

29 user reviews 5

The Harcourt in Marylebone is an excellent choice for a fancy pants London evening for your birthday celebrations. Head to this beautiful pub to feast Scandi style on everything from reindeer to smoked salmon. If there's a big group of you, hire out the upstairs dining room for a private party with a Central London edge.


8 user reviews 4

If Quaglino's is good enough for the rich and famous, we think it should be good enough for your London birthday meal. The restaurant is set in one of Central London's most iconic dining halls, the seafood selection is unrivalled and their cocktails will slap a big smile on that birthday face.

Darwin Brasserie

34 user reviews 4

If you're after a spot that'll really impress, then this sky-high City restaurant should be on your radar. The perfect place for a birthday dinner in London, Darwin Brasserie serves up British bites, classic drinks and stunning views.

Toast to an unforgettable night of Michelin-star food and incredible wine at Gordon Ramsay's Pétrus. Nestled in the hubbub of Knightsbridge, the European-inspired restaurant also offers you a private dining option or, if you're really looking to push the boat out, you can experience a seven-course bespoke menu cooked in front of you as part of the Kitchen Table package.

With venues across London, from Kensington to Shoreditch, Dirty Bones is a big eats kinda place. Complete with what could possibly be some of London's most beautiful bars, these birthday restaurants have a menu filled with gluttonous burgers, gooey ribs and dangerously delicious cocktails. 


48 user reviews 4

In the mood for some high-end Indian food? Ooty is the ultimate birthday dinner destination. Perfectly placed in the heart of Marylebone, it combines luxury interiors with a menu of sumptuous South Indian cuisine from Head Chef Manmeet Singh Bali, of the former Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia.


1 user review 4

If you're looking to take your birthday meal to sparkling new heights, the ten-course tasting menu at Xier is well worth the splurge. A journey through contemporary European cuisine, you'll find dishes inspired by Scandinavia and Japan.

The Soak

4 user reviews 4

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate your special day? Whether you're keeping things low-key or after a big blowout, this Victoria spot can cater to all parties; whether big or small. Think quirky menus and pretty interiors with a cracking drinks list to boot.

Whether you feel like sharing with a party, or munching to yourself, these pizzas are the perfect birthday present. Enjoy delicious slices from the sought-after connoisseurs in sites across London.  

Osteria in the Barbican Centre has everything you need for a birthday dinner, from home-style Italian dishes using the finest produce from around the UK through to an impressive wine list. The cocktail selection will get your night going as they focus on Martinis, Bellinis and Negronis.

Fire and Stone

6 user reviews 4

Fire and Stone cater to groups big and small, bringing a fun atmosphere, delicious food and great cocktails to make an amazing birthday venue. Their menu is packed with pastas, salads and pizzas, with the latter having flavours based on cities from around the world – think Cairo and Mumbai. Now, that's a conversation starter.

The perfect spot for a twinkly late-night birthday dinner, Fucina serves classic Italian dishes with a contemporary twist. Choose a table in the stunning main dining room, or opt for a private space of your own, before diving head-first into their extensive list of wines by the glass and Italian fare.