Birthday Restaurants In Leeds

The day has arrived and it's time to blow out the candles with your number ones. So where are you celebrating? In a city packed with dining options, it can be a hard question to answer. But don't worry, we've got you covered with our pick of the best birthday restaurants in Leeds. Serving everything from gourmet eats to vegan dishes, hearty grub to boozy brunches, these spots are sure to make for a memorable meal.

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Last updated on 10th October 2023

Iberica Leeds

Looking for a classy birthday restaurant in Leeds? Look no further than Iberica, a gorgeous Spanish spot in the city centre. Not only does it boast an impressive menu of authentic dishes and tapas, including sharing paealla, grilled squid and hake fritters, but it also has one of the best private dining rooms around for those looking for a more intimate celebration. 

Shears Yard

With industrial features like exposed brickwork, hanging lights and a collection of delicious European food, Shears Yard is one cool place for a birthday meal. There's also an alfresco terrace for you to enjoy some of their homemade liquors and premium spirits during those rare moments of sunshine.

Chef Jono at V&V

Vice & Virtue is your one-stop-shop for innovative food and exceptional drinks. Based across two floors, the building's fine dining restaurant, Virtue, will see you noshing on an incredible tasting menu of seasonal British produce, whilst downstairs you'll find late-night vibes and glorious cocktails at their award-winning bar, Vice.

The Ivy Leeds

With a name synonymous with luxury, The Ivy is a great shout for those looking to celebrate in style. Vibrant interiors are accompanied by a quintessentially English menu, whilst their weekday breakfast and weekend brunch mean you can really start your day off with a bang. 

El Gato Negro Leeds

Take a page out the Spanish playbook with a tapas-themed fiesta at El Gato Nagro. The award-winning restaurant oozes charm, making it an easy place to spend your evening, whilst its varied seafood, meat and vegetable eats will provide you with plenty to snack on throughout the night. 


Bright interiors and Thai street food will transport you to Bangkok for an entertaining night of muscle pancakes, tom yum soup and pad Thai. What's more, the Grand Arcade restaurant is also a wallet-friendly choice, with the majority of options costing you less than a tenner.

Cantina, The Old Red Bus Station

Calling all vegans: Cantina is whipping up a storm with their plant-based spin on classics. A top choice when it comes to meat-free birthday ideas in Leeds, the eatery has a number of comical bites, including Piggy Stardust - a seitan hotdog with fake bacon. It also shares the building with a live music venue and bar if you're in the mood to keep the party going.