A complete fave amongst the DesignMyNight team, Corazon is the intimate Soho joint that's stolen all our hearts. Inspired by Mexico, the restaurant is perfect for that low-key birthday shindig, with plates of authentic nosh and plenty of margaritas - if you are planned on getting a little carried away...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Looking for a North London restaurant to celebrate your big day? Head to Islington's stunning Megan's restaurant, which is decked out with fairy-lights and holiday-inspired interiors. Feast on fancy kebabs, sharing mezze platters and decadent desserts, whilst toasting with 90 minutes of bottomless bubbles.
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.
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.
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.
If it's good enough for the likes of Rihanna and Dita Von Teese, then we're sure it's up to scratch for any London birthday celebrations. Celeb-fave Restaurant Ours is ticking all sorts of celebration boxes; beautiful decor, a smart European menu, and innovative cocktails.
On the hunt for an extra special setting for your next birthday celebration? The Lost Alhambra is the place for you. Head here between Thursday and Saturday to enjoy an unforgettable 3-hour live West End-themed show, along with mouthwatering dishes, a sparling reception and two additional cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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 where you'll find venison tartare, kid goat and pork belly meatballs and slow-cooked pig cheeks.
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 for birthday celebrations in London too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 pop-ups from the likes of KityCow. You can even go all out with your own private dining room at this Mayfair favourite.
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.
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.
Indulge in TOKii's luxurious dining experience for your special day. With its stunning interiors and expertly-curated menu of sushi creations, fresh seafood and succulent meats from the Robata grill, this Japanese fine dining restaurant makes for a perfect birthday dinner.
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.
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.
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 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.
Give yourself the birthday dinner of dreams with a trip to Fenchurch Street's 14 Hills. Fronting a unique selection of pretty British plates, chic cocktails and some seriously eye-watering interiors, this city restaurant turns any night out into an event.
If you're looking for a decent birthday dinner in Shoreditch, check out Cocotte where you'll find rotisserie chicken marinated for 24 hours, bottomless brunch specials and healthy dishes too. There's really something for everyone... even that fussy friend.
This central London Mediterranean and North African eatery is definitely the spot to go for a slap-up birthday dinner. From the same minds at Sketch, Momo is the original party spot, with a long list of Moroccan-inspired dishes and waiters that will even sing to you on your big day.
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.
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.
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.
There's no better excuse to indulge in a night of fine dining than a birthday dinner, right? Join The Hyde Restaurant & Bar on your big day and you're sure to be inspired by Executive Chef Christos Siomadis's menu of innovative Mediterranean cooking, served in luxurious surroundings.