Best Birthday Restaurants In Brisbane

Run out of ideas for celebratory dinner locations? Don't give up just yet – as you probably haven't considered all the spots we have in this list. From craft beer hubs with on-site breweries to Mexican rooftop restaurants and a unique eatery found inside a converted school bus, here are all the best special occasion restaurants in Brisbane for birthday meals.

Last edited by Talia Stanton

Last updated on 2nd February 2024

DogTap Brisbane

From big-name brand BrewDog, Brisbane's DogTap is an oasis of pints and pig-out grub. Overlook the river from its fairy lit garden and even bring your dog along for the ride, as this scenic pet-friendly hangout is the ultimate place to celebrate with mates over a drink from the 28 taps on display. There's an array of pizza and burgers to choose from, including some vegan options and one flaunting Korean fried chicken, along with its world famous wings – which you can eat endless amounts of on Wednesdays. And they have another great site in Fortitude Valley

The Charming Squire

Flaunting an array of signature craft beers, over 100 bottles of wine, stylish interiors and and a menu of dishes from their wood-fired grill and rotisserie, The Charming Squire is one of the best places to have a birthday dinner in Brisbane. Invite your gang to this spacious haunt for a relaxed celebration centred around pints and incredible food, from peri peri charcoal chicken and roasted lamb to fresh oysters and truffle arancini. 

Pawpaw Cafe

If you're looking for a low-key get together at an award-winning restaurant, PawPaw Cafe is the only answer. Known for its exceptional plates and quality coffee, this is a spot that will never let you down. The all day breakfast menu highlights include a crab omelette, mac 'n' cheese benedict and their signature hash. Speciality cocktails like the cold brew martini and frozen mango daiquiri are also on hand if you want to make the celebration a boozy one. 

Brisbane Brewing Co. West End

A birthday that revolves around craft beers? Brisbane Brewing Co. is the place for that. The on-site brewery will be churning out fresh pints for you and your mates, in addition to some exciting guest brews and classic cocktails. Pair these with some top-tier international sharing plates from Korean fried chicken to duck spring rolls and double fried chicken wings. 


Set your sights on a birthday filled with European plates and incredible wine to match? Then be sure to book a table at one of Brisbane's best Italian restaurants, Allonda. Scandi-chic interiors make for a sophisticated celebration, paired with next-level dishes that are just as beautiful. Think sweetcorn ravioli with tomato butter, truffle rigatoni and a tempura market fish sandwich. Booze options also include cocktails with a twist. 

SOKO Rooftop

Views of Brisbane don't get much better than the ones visible from SOKO rooftop. This sky-high spot sits on the 14th floor of Jubilee Hotel, flaunting a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. Dine alfresco on anything from ahi tuna poke to sushi and some of the 12 bao buns on offer. The huge food menu is matched with creative cocktails from tequila blends to 40 different types of pisco sours. 

Da Biuso

Want to guarantee a birthday that your mates will be talking about all year? Then be sure to book Da Biuso for your big day. This unique eatery can be found within a converted school bus, serving Eurpoean dishes and tasty tipple from Italian wines to cocktails. Stand-out menu items include zucchini and goat's cheese risotto, octopus spaghetti and a white chocolate millefoglie. 

MAYA Mexican

Fans of Mexican food and drink would be lucky to spend their birthday at MAYA. This beautiful rooftop eatery in Fortitude Valley is a ray of sunshine, boasting panoramic views and late-night DJ sets – making it one of the best birthday party restaurants in Brisbane. Central American cuisine includes ceviche, crab tostadas and quesadillas, best served with something from the artisanal tequila list or one of their signature cocktails (which consist of 11 variations of margarita). 


Award-winning restaurant Otto is the obvious choice if you're a lover of hearty Italian food and incredible views. Overlook the river and city skyline while surrounded by your nearest and dearest. The menu champions Aussie produce from sea and land to create perfect dishes like squid ink pasta, Sydney rock oysters and duck breast in brown butter. Signature cocktails and an impressive wine list make up the boozy offerings of this beaut fine dining establishment.