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.
Don Giovanni on Oxford Street are ready to help you celebrate your big day, armed with a mouthwatering menu of authentic Italian cuisine and fine vintage wines. Once the dishes have been cleared, carry on the night with artisan cocktails and craft beers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.