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.

Last updated on 8th November 2019

Peter Street Kitchen

24 user reviews 5

5 Course Christmas Luncheon: £115 and 1 other offer

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.

Albatross and Arnold

103 user reviews 4

Offering a simple but delicious menu of seasonal dishes, Albatross and Arnold makes a great spot for more intimate and cosy celebrations. Located in the city's Spinningfields district, the 40 cover gorgeous bar and lounge also has an impressive wine list and serves some very snazzy cocktails for those just looking for a birthday drink or two.

Cottonopolis Food & Liquor

1422 user reviews 4

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. 

Bottomless Brunch and 1 other offer

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. 

Cane and Grain

3 user reviews 4

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. 

Bottomless Brunch and 3 other offers

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.


4 user reviews 5

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.