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.
Searching for somewhere to suit all your carnivorous, vegan and gluten-free mates? Comptoir Libanais is guaranteed to please everyone and their dog with a diverse choice of mezze, tagines and mouth-watering sharers to choose from. Its authentic souk-inspired interiors add the finishing touches.
Set over two floors, Banyan has got you covered from brunch through to dinner with salads, burgers, steaks and more all up for grabs. Meanwhile, you can wash it down with a selection of libations – and even sit in their large beer garden too if the weather's any good.
Sleek and sexy, Gusto Leeds has special occasion written all over it. Book out an area for yourself and friends underneath the fairy light canape and tuck into a selection of Italian classics that'll please even the fussiest of eaters. They've also got a surprisingly extensive cocktail list, perfect for a celebratory toast or two.
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.
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.
Revolucion De Cuba is your go-to for an easy-going evening of eating, drinking and late-night dancing. Get your birthday party off to a cracking start with a fruity happy hour sip or two, accompanied by a range of Mexican favourites before the sun goes down and the music gets pumping.
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.
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.
With stunning panoramic views and modern decor, Angelica is a prime choice for those after a seriously swanky evening. Located on the sixth floor of the Trinity Leeds building, the kitchen cooks up a host of delicious British plates whilst mixology experts are on hand to shake up a sophisticated post-dinner drink.
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.
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.
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.
Normally, you'll come to Neon Cactus for one reason: tequila. But you'd be missing out if you didn't try some of the Mexican street food on offer at this party bar. Take your pick between tacos, burritos and quesadillas to line your stomach before you start slamming those mezcal shots and potent concoctions.
Enjoy a taste of The Big Apple at this beautiful rooftop restaurant and bar. Whether you want a bottomless brunch, an American-fuelled meal or an evening of cocktails, wines and beers you'll find it all at East 59th. Bringing out the big guns? You can hire out one of their spaces for a more intimate birthday party, including the entire terrace.