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.
Birthday Dinner In London
It's your birthday so when better to treat yo'self? And our fair city has more excellent restaurants for a birthday dinner than most. From bubbles to a slap-up seafood dinner, 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 birthday dinner to do you justice. Read on for our suggestions on the best London restaurants for your birthday dinner.
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.
When it comes to wild night out in London, Bunga Bunga is at the top of the list. Boasting a mouthwatering menu of Italian classics, as well as an entertaining show that you won't find anywhere else, this is the perfect birthday party spot.
Nestled in the heart of Shoreditch, Caboose is a unique American BBQ concept that's sure to make your birthday extra special. Here, you can book out a quirky wooden cabin with an in-built speaker system, exclusively for your group, and feast on juicy burgers with BYOB.
Sprawled across multiple floors of a classic Kensington townhouse, Beaufort House is a gorgeous homely private members club boasting an award-winning brasserie, some of the best cocktails in town and multiple private rooms for larger parties, perfect for birthday dining.
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.
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.
Unassuming interiors and bright decor give way to authentic Tuscan flavours, freshly made pasta and regional wines at this Brixton hangout. If you're after a chilled out birthday spot where you can relax and chow down in style, this is it.
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.
A warm and versatile space, this stunning restaurant in Parsons Green not only serves up a delicious menu of dishes made with only the freshest ingredients, it also offers a well thought out range of wines and a fun but romantic atmosphere.
Celebrate your birthday in style as Casa Brindisa welcomes small groups and large parties alike. From Spanish home-style cooking to bottomless drinks and paella feasts on the weekend, this is an ideal spot for a memorable meal.
When it comes to the best of British dining, this south London spot knows a thing or two. Come for brunch or head here for dinner when you'll find venison tartare, kid goat and pork belly meatballs and slow-cooked pig cheeks.
Looking to spice up your usual birthday plans? Book a table at Hush where you'll find dishes from Dorset crab to beef carpaccio alongside popups from the likes of KityCow. You can even go all out with your own private dining room at this Mayfair favourite.
Whether you're looking for a casual spot to chow down on pizza and sink a few pints, or going all out with a decadent birthday meal, York & Albany offers gorgeous private dining options as well as a fun Street Pizza pop up for whatever your vibe is for the big day.
A brand new cocktail list, frozen margaritas, pyramid sharers, and shot train, what could this place be? The Mexican-inspired boho haunt Acan of course, a Sloanwe Square nightclub that is sure to add a dash of Latino spirit to your birthday celebrations.
With an open-plan kitchen, lively music and a Middle Eastern-inspired menu, this Upper Street gem is an ideal spot for chilled out celebrations. Beer is served on tap and dishes are hearty yet healthy.
Meat people is the perfect birthday venue for an intimate dinner in London. The tiny restaurant is set in a listed greasy spoon, has appeared in a film and most importantly, has a menu full of delicious cuts of meat.
London's favourite purveyors of giant pizza, Voodoo Rays have set up shop in the trendy area of Peckham. Swing by on your birthday and get a slice of the action as you feast on meaty, veggie and vegan creations with frozen maragritas, cocktails and craft brews to hand.
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.
Fancy your birthday dinner with a healthy side of music and dancing? Then look no further than Blues Kitchen in Brixton. Serving up a Southern American style fare, the venue is a great place for a hearty meal before you spend the night getting down to their live bands and big tunes.
With a private dining room, brooding interiors and a visually stunning menu of contemporary Asian dishes and drinks, this hidden Mayfair gem makes for an unforgettable evening spent sipping on yuzu collins' whilst cracking into whole lobster mac and cheese with your nearest and dearest.
With a cellar boasting an epic selection of wine alongside some tasty British dishes, this restaurant is an ideal spot to celebrate that special day. Plus, with some of the best bars and clubs only minutes away, you won't have to look far for an after party.
Celebrate that special day at Kanishjka; the Mayfair hotspot boasting private dining rooms and jaw-dropping decor alongside tasty Indian plates and modern cocktails... sounds like the ultimate place for a birthday dinner.
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.
Celebrating a special birthday? Make it one to remember and get down to Marcus Wareing's Covent Garden outpost. You'll find everything from 3-course spreads and Sunday roasts, through to hefty 7-course tasting menus that include Creedy Carver duck and peanut and milk chocolate praline tart.
Looking for the perfect birthday dinner? The Flatmates are on-hand to ensure your experience at The Little Yellow Door is truly unique. Armed with expert-knowledge, a kooky restaurant and plenty of fun activities, they're promising big things.
Cool, calm and intimate, this charming bar and eatery on Camberwell Church Street offers a delicious selection of small plates, nibbles, cheese and charcuterie, alongside a unique list of wines, cocktails and local craft beers.
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.
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.
If you're looking for something a little upscale, head to St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel where you'll find the plush Booking Office. The interior is just as classic as the menus, with a huge ceiling and stained-glass windows, that are sure to impress.
This central London Mediterranean and North African eatery is definitely the spot to go for a memorable evening of delicious food and contemporary tipples, all within a fabulous setting.
Consider yourself a meat-lover? Head to temper Soho for your birthday bash, where you and your mates can tuck into a varied menu of flame-grilled meats cooked over an open fire pit, it's sure to make for a unique experience on your special day.
Perfect for those special occasions, this chic and quirky restaurant on Upper Street has style and character by the bucket-load, alongside delicious plates of interesting and experimental cuisine, and great cocktails.
The Rum Kitchen is one fun restaurant to have your birthday dinner. Swing by Brixton's Coldharbour Lane and you'll find a soundtrack of feel-good anthems, bold food offerings and delicious cocktails that are lovingly made with plenty of rum.
With tasty food, chic interiors and long tables perfect for large groups, this trendy Shoreditch bar and restaurant is top place for a birthday meal whether its a quiet evening with family, or a gathering of your 20 closest friends.
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.
While Humble Grape's 30 glasses and 400+ bottles of wine might make it an ideal wine bar to visit, their menu – ranging from small plates and bar snacks to cheese and charcuterie and big dishes – it's amazing to visit no matter what.
Treat yourself to a birthday dinner of authentic Italian cuisine. Acclaimed chef Stevie Parle will be drawing on the traditional favours of Rom to create a menu with fresh pasta, rigatoni served with pajata and chicken and pistachio meatballs all gracing the menu.
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.
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.
Take the lead and style your birthday party to your needs at The Exhibit, a diverse space in Balham. Book into their restaurant to enjoy plates such as confit duck leg and flat iron steak; hire out a private space and finish the night by dancing until the early morn with their stellar DJs.
Set in the former glitzy Les Trois Garcons, Dirty Bones in Shoreditch is a big eats kinda place. Complete with what could possibly be London's most beautiful bar, the birthday restaurant has a menu filled with gluttonous burgers, gooey ribs and dangerously delicious cocktails.
From the 20-person private dining room to the glamorous mezzanine which can seat 50, The Coal Shed is the perfect place for a swanky group dinner. Whether you want the whole place or a table for two, you can expect fabulous service and mouthwatering dishes fired up over a charcoal grill.
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.
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 throughout its list of unique dishes.