Looking to celebrate your special day in more laid-back settings? Look no further than Northern Quater restaurant BAB. Boasting dreamy minimalist interiors, large group tables and a menu stacked full of mouth-watering kebabs, this is a one-stop-shop for all your birthday needs.
Best Birthday Restaurants in Manchester
You've finally managed to get your friends and family together for one night, but your biggest task is still ahead: you need to know where to eat on your birthday in Manchester. Do you all share your food in a tapas bar like one big happy family, or spoil yourself with some fine dining? Whatever experience you want for the special day, the Northern Powerhouse can deliver, so check out our recommendations of the best birthday restaurants in Manchester and just have a good time.
Housed within the Manchester 235 Casino, James Martin's seasonally changing a la carte menu combines fine dining with a little edge, sourcing all their ingredients from renowned, local suppliers. And when you've finished with your meal? You could try your birthday luck at the casino downstairs…
Perfect for a slick and sophisticated birthday meal in Manchester, this gorgeous restaurant offers stunning small plates inspired by Japanese and Mexican cuisine, alongside an array of eye-wateringly pretty cocktails. There's even themed brunches and boozy tastings if you're after something a little different.
Add a touch of chic European dining to your festivities with a trip to Brasserie Abode. Promising an elegant meal, this slick haunt in Piccadilly pairs its delicious eats with live music that'll help you really get into the party spirit.
Oxford Road's Gorilla is a strong choice for an easy, all-round great evening of celebrations. Head to the cool archway restaurant and bar for burgers and chargrilled chicken whilst sipping on happy hour cocktails before heading back to the multi-venue's 600-capacity club space, housed in a former theatre.
Offering all kinds of meaty treats from steak sarnies and bottomless brunches to full-blown Sunday roasts, Blackhouse is the perfect birthday restaurant for any meat-lover. Stop by the New York Street eatery on your special day and you'll find a menu brimming with beef and meat-free dishes.
Head to this unusual spot for an out-of-the-ordinary evening. Set on three floors, enjoy an eclectic menu of classic and contemporary dishes - think kangaroo tacos and salt and pepper crickets - before heading to the immersive nightclub or the mezzanine's hidden gin palace for molecular cocktails and lickable Champagne bubbles.
This central Manchester restaurant and bar is simply stunning and a great venue for some birthday wining and dining. From the swish interiors and beautiful summer terrace through to the delicious food and drinks, this is one to watch.
Revolucion De Cuba will inject a whole heap of fun into your birthday meal with its Latin-themed bar and food menu. Sip on a whole host of cocktails, like mojitos and caipirinhas... and get ready to party at the buzzy late-night venue.
Combining the great Italian classics, wine and pizza, Dough Pizza Kitchen is an excellent spot for birthday celebrations. Swing by on your special day and stuff your face with fresh oven-baked goodies and handpicked wines - what could be better?
Perfectly placed in Manchester's city centre is a space that'll cater to all your birthday needs. Sprawled over multiple floors, eden is a botanical paradise with foliage lining the walls of its beautiful bar and restaurant, a gorgeous outdoor terrace and three dedicated club spaces.
The pink sister of Australasia, this soft-hued restaurant and bar is an ideal spot for birthdays in Manchester. Not only does the drinks list feature modern concoctions and slushie cocktails, but food comes in the form of afternoon tea bento boxes and Asian sharing plates.
This super stylish venue's got a cracking cocktail list and an extensive menu, ensuring there's something for everyone. Whether you're after small plates and mezze boards to share or larger dishes, this restaurant's got you covered, making it a great spot for group meals.
This Northern Quarter spot offers three floors of no-nonsense American-themed fun. Snack on a selection of Texan-inspired dishes in Cane and Grain's ground floor restaurant, before heading upstairs for a whisky or two at The First Floor cocktail bar or downstairs to The Liars Lounge, an award-winning tiki bar.
Situated in a gorgeous 116-year-old listed building on King Street, this swanky dining spot is owned by none other than former Manchester United star, Rio Ferdinand. Raise a glass from Rosso's extensive list of wines, Champagnes, beers and cocktails whilst enjoying a vast selection of Italian classics, ranging from pizza to steak to whole lobsters.
Boasting an array of private dining rooms and themed rooms that span Asia, brasserie food and a gorgeous rooftop, The Ivy is a great choice whether you're a party of 2 or 20. Book ahead for your birthday celebrations in Manchester.
Pop out the prosseco whilst taking in 360 views of the city's stunning skyline at 'Manchester's highest restaurant', located at the top of No.1 Spinningfields. Featuring a range of delicious dishes, from confit sea trout to robata-grilled sirloin steak, 20 Stories has - quite literally - raised the restaurant game.
Nestled in a grade II listed building in the bustling Northern Quarter, Cottonopolis Food & Liquor delivers on delicious Asian-inspired food washed down with experimental drinks. Feast on a selection of tapas-style sharing plates ranging from crab claws, sushi to dim sum with your nearest and dearest, whilst sipping on sake till the early hours of the weekend.