The best private dining rooms for your birthday dinner in London

If your birthday is just around the corner, forget about drinks down the pub and celebrate in style with one of these beautiful private dining rooms. Tasty set menus, flowing drinks and a host of your closest friends and family is the perfect way to celebrate one year older. Many restaurants will also offer the option of baking you a birthday cake - making the celebration even more memorable.

Updated on 29 March 2018

Although getting older isn’t something most people look forward to, birthdays themselves are always something to celebrate, mainly because of the presents and everyone being extra nice to you. If you’d rather not fret over the logistics of planning a dinner, why not hand it over to the experts and host your celebration in a private dining room? 

Celebrating your birthday in a private dining room doesn’t have to be as pricey as you might think, many come with little to no room hire cost and then you pay for a set menu per person. If you are 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 pre-ordered birthday cakes, a wine menu to complement your chosen dishes and even decor packages that include table plans and place names- so every detail is taken care of. This way you can focus on the most important part - having fun.

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 go to the ‘private dining’ tab to make an enquiry.

12 Hay Hill

12 Hay Hill

12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, W1J 8NR

Clearly crafted for a high spending Berkeley Square clientele the rich variety of rooms and reception spaces deliver an old world, Mayfair charm and an insouciant chic.

British
Max Dining 30
Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

10 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6JP

Whether you’re catering for a group of 10 or 50 there’s much to enjoy at this sleek, no-holds-barred Mayfair confection, including both its tasty food and well-drilled service.

Pan-Asian
Max Dining 40
Private Dining at Claridge

Private Dining at Claridge's

Claridge's, 55 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

Private dining at Claridge’s has always been both stylish and multi-optioned, epitomising roaring 20s opulence. It’s no different today to what it was a century ago.

Modern European
Afternoon tea
Max Dining 120
Quaglino

Quaglino's

16 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AJ

Quags has always been the biggest, brassiest, classiest canteen in town from the days when royalty reserved tables here through Dexter’s unruly demise at Quags in One Day. The private rooms are first-rate.

Modern European
Max Dining 38
Aquavit

Aquavit

1 Carlton Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4QQ

Two private dining spaces at Aquavit tick all the boxes in terms of food, setting and professional savoir faire. Swoon at an array of individualistic dishes and a handsomely developed wine list.

Scandinavian
Max Dining 63
The Happenstance

The Happenstance

10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7DX

The private dining room, complete with bar, strikes all the right notes for a smart-casual occasion, while the kitchen and drinks offerings are a happy mix of taste, technique and precision.

Bars
International
Max Dining 20
MNKY HSE

MNKY HSE

10 Dover Street, Green Park, London, W1S 4LQ

If your group is 18 or fewer and you’re looking for privacy without stifling the natural ambience of the restaurant, one of these three semi-private vaults at Mnky Hse will be for you.

South American
Bars
Max Dining 18
Mac & Wild The City

Mac & Wild The City

9a Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YN

A neighbourhood crowd enjoys the intrinsic sense of fun at this quirky space that captures the spirit of the Highlands. Tasty if unchallenging food adds informality, as too the virtual shooting range.

Scottish
Steak
Max Dining 22
YOPO at the Mandrake

YOPO at the Mandrake

20 – 21 Newman Street, Fitzrovia , London, W1T1PG

Plush, bright individualistic space, characterised by its beguiling red lacquer paintwork and its cosmopolitan air. Well drilled staff, confident kitchen and good audio visual gear completes the picture.

Modern European
Spanish
South American
Max Dining 54
Margot

Margot

45 Great Queen Street, London , WC2B 5AA

The convivial subterranean Club Room, seating up to 32 guests, oozes luxury and bonhomie away from the madding Covent Garden crowds. Plush leather seating and a well-stocked bar provide further comforts.

Italian
Max Dining 32
STK London

STK London

336-337 Strand, London, London, WC2R 1HA

STK London offers a swanky, modern set of rooms for everything from dark, moody hen nights to high tech corporate affairs. Louchely glamorous. Professionally confident. A stand-out in the neighbourhood.

North American
Steak
Max Dining 30
Smiths of Smithfield

Smiths of Smithfield

67-77 Charterhouse Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6HJ

Three private rooms in a cool industrial chic setting inject energy and ample vibe to this Smithfield staple, loved by the local creatives. Expect contemporary cocktails and wines to compliment the meat.

Modern European
Steak
Max Dining 80
The Yacht London

The Yacht London

Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PN

Guests can revel in the gentle splashing of waves on the hull of this floating masterpiece where private dinners or drinks receptions are both novel and memorable.

British
Max Dining 100
Skylon

Skylon

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XX

The River View reception area can be booked for semi-private dining and makes for something pretty special, with the ambient restaurant complementing the river views.

British
Max Dining 33
City Social

City Social

24th Floor, Tower 42, City of London, London, EC2N 1HQ

The frisson from inspecting London is well worth the effort of the 24 storey ascent at these handsome art-deco rooms. The food is magic too. The experience memorable.

Modern European
Max Dining 30
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Criterion Building, London, London, W1J 9HR

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.

 

North American
Burgers
Max Dining 500
Riding House Café

Riding House Café

43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PQ

Squirrelled away in the bowels of this unique and super-popular venue, this 'one-part hunting lodge, one-part horsebox’ is nothing if not memorable. Tasty if calorific food keeps formality at arm’s length and encourages libation.

International
Max Dining 55
Hush Mayfair

Hush Mayfair

8 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY

This happy marriage of Bond Street polish and unpretentious warmth rests very gracefully in this pair of private rooms that can really upscale any private event. Natural light and a natural sense of hospitality are further pluses.

International
Max Dining 66
The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club

The Old Westminster Library, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU

The splendour of the Old Westminster Library setting and a variety of unique and well-appointed events spaces makes The Cinnamon Club one of the stand-out venues on the private dining scene.

Indian
Max Dining 60
Mere

Mere

74 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 4QH

Stunning, deeply flavoured food by Monica Galletti and wines to match makes this one of Charlotte Street’s loveliest private dining experiences. Easy-on-the-eye interior gilds the lily.

Modern European
Max Dining 10
M Restaurant Threadneedle Street

M Restaurant Threadneedle Street

2-3 Threadneedle Walk, City of London, London, EC2R 8HP

This glitzy, show-stopping hotspot has a vast array of fabulous and versatile rooms for private occasions. It never fails to impress, and the high classy cooking jumps with clean flavour.

Steak
Max Dining 110
Babbo

Babbo

39 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JQ

Tycoons, would-be tycoons and football fans enjoy the exposed brick walls and mural depicting a scene from the Godfather at this Mayfair playground serving simple but seriously good Italian grub alongside wine of a similar order.

Italian
Max Dining 70
IT London

IT London

28-29 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LX

The enticing whiff of Ibiza courses through the DNA of this small but well-run group with sister locations in Milan and the Balearic isle. The presence and culinary direction of a top chef lends gravitas.

Italian
Max Dining 70
Volta Do Mar

Volta Do Mar

13-15 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PS

Four distinct private dining spaces at this attractive Georgian restaurant deliver time warp fun alongside gustatory pleasure at what is sure to become a popular Covent Garden staple.

Portuguese
Modern European
Mediterranean
Vegetarian
Vegan
West African
Brazilian
Wine Bars
Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

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.

International
Max Dining 18

For a more comprehensive take on London’s private dining scene, take a look at our dedicated private dining page, where you can filter all options by price, cuisine and more.


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