From fun to fancy: The best private dining rooms for birthdays in London

Lining up a big celebration feast for your birthday? These private dining rooms have you covered on all fronts.

Updated on 17 June 2024 • Written By Pete Dreyer

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From fun to fancy: The best private dining rooms for birthdays in London

If your birthday is just around the corner, forget about the usual boring drinks down the pub and celebrate in style with one of these fun private dining rooms for birthdays. Tasty set menus, flowing drinks and a host of your closest friends and family combine to make the perfect way to celebrate one year older.


Sure, getting older isn’t something all of us look forward to, but birthdays can still be joyous occasions, at least for the potential of a present haul and a day of your friends being nice to you. If you’d rather not fret over the logistics of planning a dinner at home or down the pub, why not hand it over to the experts and host your celebration in a private dining room? There are lots of restaurants with private rooms for birthday parties in London, and we’ve pulled together the best of the lot in our list below.

That said, if you’d prefer to scroll through the seemingly limitless options yourself, take a look at our complete listings for fun private dining rooms in London - you can always change the filters on the left hand side depending what you’re looking for.

Celebrating your birthday in a private dining room doesn’t have to be as pricey as you might think either - many come with little to no room hire cost and then you pay for a set menu per person. If you’re celebrating a big birthday then of course there are also plenty of luxurious private dining rooms for an all-out extravaganza. Many private dining rooms also offer additional options such as a wine menu to complement your chosen dishes, and decor packages that include table plans and place names - some of them will even bake you a birthday cake!

To help you find the right private dining room for your birthday celebrations, we have rounded up some of the most birthday-worthy below. If any of them take your fancy, click through to the listing and you can contact the venue directly to book in your date.


The best fancy private dining rooms for birthdays

If you're looking to make your birthday a classy affair this year, these fancy private dining rooms in London are sure to elevate celebrations. From rooms with a view to a garden-inspired space, there's plenty to pick from.

KOL, Marylebone

KOL's private dining room

What: KOL is unlike any other Mexican restaurant in London, and that’s thanks to head chef Santiago Lastra’s pioneering approach to cooking. Here, Mexican flavours and authentic recipes are given a modern facelift using the best British produce he can get his hands on. The result is dishes bursting with flair, creativity and surprise. If you’d like to enjoy all of that in exclusive surrounds, you can do so in KOL’s 20-seat private dining room, an elegant space boasting earthy lime-washed walls, parquet flooring and a long wooden banquet table.
Where: 9 Seymour Street, W1H 7BA
Book now: KOL

Jeru, Mayfair

Jeru Garden

What: Just a stone’s throw from Green Park station, Jeru is a vast Mediterranean-inspired restaurant spanning three floors with a selection of small and large private spaces for hire. Perfect for celebratory occasions, but on the more sophisticated end of the spectrum, we’d recommend booking its immersive Jeru Garden for a birthday, complete with fake trees, trailing foliage and hanging lanterns. Your birthday photos will look impressive too.
Where: 11 Berkeley Street, W1J 8DS
Book now: Jeru

Bardo St James's, St James's

Bardo private dining room

What: Bardo St James’s seductive private dining room is just the thing for small, sophisticated birthday celebrations. Leopard print chairs, low lighting and a stunning art deco chandelier adorn the space, while a menu of premium Italian classics is sure to go down well with everyone. Think creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms, short rib agnolotti and lobster tagliatelle.
Where: 4 Suffolk Place, SW1Y 4HX
Book now: Bardo St James's

Quaglino's, St. James's

quaglinos round table

What: Quags has always been the biggest, brassiest, classiest canteen in town from the days when royalty reserved tables here. The private rooms have entered an art deco retro-cool era, and the menu is celebration worthy with chic French brasserie favourites. Plus, there’s every chance you’ll catch some live music whilst you’re there.
Where: 16 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AJ
Book now: Quaglino's

The Groucho Club, Soho

private dining at the groucho club

What: Home to thousands of parties over the years, having your birthday at The Groucho adds your name to a long list of celebs who have partied the night away in the bowels of this hallowed arts club. There are loads of lovely private dining rooms at The Groucho Club (we particularly love the snooker table and armchairs of the Snooker Room), and the food is looked after by legendary British chef Mark Hix, so you really can't go wrong here. 
Where: 45 Dean Street, W1D 4QB
Book now: The Groucho Club

Nobu Shoreditch

dining room at nobu shoreditch

What: Tuna tartare with caviar, lobster salad with spicy lemon dressing, and that famous miso black cod - you really can’t go wrong with the menu at Nobu if you’re looking to splash out for a big birthday. Nobu Shoreditch has sleek minimal interiors to match, and a 22-seater private dining room to house you and your closest friends and family.
Where: 10-50 Willow Street, EC2A 4BH
Book now: Nobu Shoreditch

The Maine, Mayfair

chandelier at the brasserie the maine

What: This historic Mayfair townhouse in the serene Medici Courtyard has glitz and glam plastered all over it, from The Brasserie with it's enormous crystal chandelier and Hollywood regency sofas, to the brick-vaulted Tavern with its private bar. There are lovely spaces to hire all over The Maine, and you can expect plenty of live music in the evenings too.
Where: 6 Medici Courtyard, W1S 1JY
Book now: The Maine Mayfair

YOPO at the Mandrake, Fitzrovia

scarlet private dining room yopo at the mandrake

What: This plush, bright individualistic space is characterised by its beguiling red lacquer paintwork and some of the most Instagrammable interiors in London. If that alone isn’t reason to book it for a birthday party, the confident kitchen turns out some excellent South American food, and the cocktail list is first-rate too.
Where: 20-21 Newman Street, W1T1PG
Book now: YOPO at the Mandrake

SUSHISAMBA City, City of London

amazing views from sushisamba

What: SUSHISAMBA's wild Japanese South American fusion makes it a perfect spot for birthday fun, and that's before you get to the astonishing views over London from way up in the Heron Tower. The dramatic private dining room, pictured, takes you away from the general hubbub and gives you a perfect spot to while away the hours with colourful cocktails and sushi plates, but you can also hire the East Terrace for an al fresco celebration.
Where: 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
Book now: SUSHISAMBA City

Duck & Waffle, City of London

high rise private dining duck and waffle

What: The decor hardly matters when you’ve got London for wallpaper, but here it’s the best of both worlds, with the earthy notes of the fixtures and fittings providing comfort alongside the exhilarating views. Expect a modern menu of international favourites, including the signature duck and waffle, where a confit leg sits upon a waffle smothered in mustard-seed studded syrup.
Where: 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
Book now: Duck & Waffle

The best fun private dining rooms for birthdays

Looking to let your hair down this year but still want the perks of an exclusive space? These fun private dining rooms will ensure your birthday celebrations feel extra special without taking things too seriously. 

The Little Blue Door, Fulham

Guests at table in private room

What: Part of the Little Door Group, The Little Blue Door follows the same concept as its sister sites (there are yellow, scarlet and orange doors across the capital) which mimic the look and feel of a student flat. So, if you want your birthday dinner to feel like a house party, then this is your venue! Seat 34 in ‘The Kitchen’, 60 in ‘The Living Room’ or 14 in ‘The Study’. Private hire always includes use of the sound system and AUX ready connection, or you can hire the resident DJ for an extra cost. It’s set to be the ultimate dinner party!
Where: 871-873 Fulham Road, SW6 5HP
Book now: The Little Blue Door

F1 Arcade, City of London

F1 Arcade private space

What: F1 Arcade might not be the first venue that springs to mind when you think of private dining, but if it’s a good time you’re after, complete with games, food and music, then we’d highly recommend booking one of its private or semi-private areas. Its exclusive private space has a capacity of 90 and features eight racing simulators, a private bar and TV screens. Menus are designed to share and there are three different packages to choose from: The Grid, The Sprint and The Grand Slam.
Where: 1 New Change, EC4M 9AF
Book now: F1 Arcade

Casa do Frango, Shoreditch, Victoria and Piccadilly

Rustic private room at casa do frango

What: Portuguese restaurant Casa do Frango boasts multiple sites across London, but all lend themselves nicely to lively group feasts with friends. You’ll be seated around long wooden tables to enjoy classic Portuguese plates, from piri piri chicken to Iberico pork croqeuettes. Interiors are always warm and bright too thanks to lush greenery, earthy colours and bright tiles.
Where: 2 King John Court, EC2A 3EZ; 2 Sir Simon Milton Square, SW1E 5DJ; 31-33 Heddon Street, W1B 4BN
Book now: Casa do Frango Shoreditch, Casa do Frango Victoria, Casa do Frango Piccadilly

Hard Rock Cafe, Piccadilly Circus

hard rock cafe dining room

What: Peripatetic crowds may have made this brasserie famous around the world but The European flagship knows a thing or two about hospitality and entertainment, and it all comes together beautifully in its private rooms and spaces in Piccadilly Circus. Buzzy atmosphere and an easy-going diner menu make this a simple, effective birthday choice.
Where: Criterion Building, W1J 9HR
Book now: Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Swingers West End, Marylebone

crazy golf at swingers

What: Who doesn't love a bit of friendly competition at a birthday? Grab a private area at Swingers and take in nine holes of crazy golf, complete with a choice of quality street food vendors and cocktails delivered to you on course. There are nine private rooms in total, ranging from casual snacking to a proper sit down banqueting table, and the party really gets going later on when Swingers' resident DJ starts spinning tunes. 
Where: 15 John Prince's Street, W1G 0AB
Book now: Swingers West End

Bar Crispin, Soho

greenroom at bar crispin

What: Bar Crispin's stylish Greenroom is the perfect choice for birthday celebrations where you and your guests just want to sit down and enjoy some quality food and drink. Bar Crispin can lean in either direction too - the natural wine selection is second to none and you could have some classy canapes alongside, or grab 13 of your best mates and enjoy a hearty dinner of modern European bistro-style favourites.
Where: 19 Kingly Street, W1B 5PY
Book now: Bar Crispin

Flesh & Buns, Oxford Circus

moody private dining flesh and buns

What: Flesh & Buns conjures all the raucous fun of a Japanese izakaya, so if you want a birthday that's all about big flavours, you've come to the right place. We'd challenge anyone not to find things on the menu that they want to eat, and Flesh & Buns backs that up with delicious cocktails, easy-drinking sakes, bubbles and a moody private dining room for 36.
Where: 32 Berners Street, W1T 3LR
Book now: Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

Riding House, Fitzrovia

What: Squirrelled away in the bowels of this unique and super-popular venue, this 'one-part hunting lodge, one-part horsebox’ is an easy birthday location thanks to the pleasant interiors and approachable menus. Even your fussiest friends will find something they want to eat here, and you can hire the dining room for groups of up to 55.
Where: 43-51 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7PQ
Book now: Riding House Fitzrovia

Arcade, Soho

ground floor of arcade

What: Arcade has been a big hit since it was launched in 2022, and the buzzy atmosphere is perfect for a birthday with your pals. The beauty of Arcade is that it houses a variety of great street food vendors under one roof, so your group can order sushi, burgers, fried chicken, curries - whatever they desire, all delivered to the table, along with great cocktails. Smaller groups can reserve the Games Room as well, complete with pool table, ping pong and an Old Fashioned machine that'll dispense cocktails on a whim.
Where: 103-105 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1DB
Book now: Arcade

Looking for a private dining room that will fit a specific number of people? We have lists made just for you - click the links to see a list of the best private dining rooms for 10, private dining rooms for 20, and private dining rooms for 30 in London

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