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 23rd December 2021

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

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 Soak

6 user reviews 5

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.


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.

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. 


10 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.

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.


59 user reviews 5

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 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. 

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.

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. 

Made In Italy King's Road

126 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.