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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the coolest places for birthday dinner in East London, The Gate offers a sprawling outdoor terrace that's perfect for summertime bashes. Topping it off? The kitchen serves a menu of stunning seasonal and organic dishes.
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 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.
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.
NBHD | Portobello is a top birthday dinner destination in West London, serving up lip-smacking small plates from former Bodega Negra chef Sebastian Beccerra. Topping it off? The restaurant has a charming outdoor space for summertime celebrations.
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.
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.
Perfectly positioned along the Thames, One Tower Bridge is up there with London's best places for birthday dinners. Not only does it tout gorgeous views, but it's also home to a number of restaurants, fronting a range of menus for veggies, vegans and meat-eaters, making it a hit with all your friends and family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To enjoy a birthday dinner at one of London's most exclusive secret venues, look no further than The King's Head Members Club in Shoreditch. With opulent rooms scattered with taxidermy animals and other eccentric trinkets, you'll never be short of something to explore. You can head down the basement club afterwards or book yourself in for one of their live music events too.
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.
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.
Want to blow out your candles somewhere special this year? Then head over to The Breakfast Club Spitalfields for delicious plates, from cornflake chicken and waffles to chocolate orange pancakes with white chocolate cream and chocolate orange rocky road. We're salivating already.
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.
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...
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 it's a quiet evening with family, or a gathering of your 20 closest friends.
Make that birthday extra special this year at Mr White's Steak, Pizza & Gin House. Treat yourself or a loved one to their scrumptious gnocchi or carbonara pizza. If you've got a sweet tooth then bite into their rich chocolate truffle torte.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.