Restaurants For A Special Occasion in London

Birthdays, engagements, weddings or proposals, whatever special occasion you're planning on celebrating, these restaurants are here to do you right. From stunning, high-end dining that is sure to impress with its roster of plates and ingredients, to private restaurant rooms for a more exclusive bash, check out our recommendations for the best restaurants for a unique occasion in London. 

Last updated on 2nd September 2020


8 user reviews 4

Hailed as one of the most exclusive restaurants in London, it's no wonder that Quaglino's is coming up trumps in the special occasion department. Not only can you indulge in live music alongside you meal, book their private dining space for that VIP dining experience. 

Craft London

32 user reviews 4

If you really want to treat that special someone – or yourself – to a meal, then Craft London should be on your list. Their beautiful British dishes are sourced mostly from in-house, and the taste matches the hype. Meanwhile, the interior is a contemporary haven ideal for eating in, while the views on the outside are of the stunning Greenwich Peninsula.

Celebrate a special occasion at Rake's Café Bar located in five-star lifestyle hotel Andaz London Liverpool Street, boasting traditional and contemporary design, friendly yet excellent service and an extensive list of wonderful cocktails and wines. Accompany this with a diverse menu of light bites, sharing platters, hearty larger options and you've got a fantastic night.

Hot Stone

2 user reviews 5

One of the best sushi restaurants in North London, Hot Stone is a perfect spot for making a splash. Offering stunning plates of sushi and high grade steaks, this intimate space places a heated volcanic stone in front of you, on which you cook your wares.

If you're out celebrating, stop by one of Tom Aiken's restaurants in Canary Wharf or Chelsea and enjoy a stunning breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner from a selection of British classics. The fine dining restaurant is sure to make a lasting impression for its gorgeous interiors and equally inspiring menu. 

Make it a day to remember and book a slot on Bustronome, where you'll be treated to a tour of London complete with a choice of either lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Think unrivalled views and mouthwatering food paired with wines and bubbly.

The Soak

4 user reviews 4

From the aw-inspiring high ceilings to the plush seating and modern lighting fixtures, this restaurant is a real stunner... and that's before we've even moved onto the menus. Head to Victoria for a venue that'll really impress.

Darwin Brasserie

34 user reviews 4

If you're after the perfect restaurant for a special occasion in London, Darwin Brasserie should be on your list. Not only are you guaranteed incredible views out over the city, but also classic British dishes and mouthwatering cocktails.

If you're looking to push the boat out, Pétrus is the perfect spot to make sure your celebrations go off with a bang. Guaranteed to leave a lasting impression, the Gordon Ramsay restaurant offers Michelin-star dining and an extensive wine selection within a seriously stylish setting - they also offer a private dining option or kitchen table experience if you wanna take things up a notch.


Offering one of the prettiest views of the Thames in all of London, this gorgeous restaurant inside the Royal Festival Hall makes the perfect location for any celebration or special occasion. From the decadent dishes to their killer cocktails menu, Skylon offers a luxe experience from start to finish.

Kitchen Theory

31 user reviews 5

Splash the cash a little at The Kitchen Theory Chef's Table and take part in a private immersive experience unlike any other. You'll feast on an impressive 10 courses, each served with audio, visuals, aromas and textures to create a multi-sensory adventure.