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.
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.
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?
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 Gusto if you fancy an elegant evening of Italian fine dining. The huge venue boasts all the glamour of the 1920s, a menu jam-packed with the creme de la creme of Italian cuisine, and a selection of pretty enviable drinks.
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 'Theatre Du Impossible' nightclub or the mezzanine's hidden gin palace for molecular cocktails and lickable Champagne bubbles.
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.
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.
Housed within the Manchester 235 Casino, James Martin's seasonally changing a la carte menu combines fine dining with a Manchester 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…
Nestled in a grade II listed building in the bustling Northern Quarter, Cottonopolis Food & Liquor delivers on delicious Asian-inspired food washed down with wonderfully contemporary and experimental drinks. Feast on a selection of small, 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 wekend.
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.
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.
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, including frozen Granitas and classics like Mojitos and get ready to party at the buzzy late night venue.
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.
Nestled along the city's Cathedral Street, head to this low-lit, classy joint to celebrate with some of the best quality steak you'll ever eat whilst sipping on drinks from their hefty gin selection. Cheers to that.
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.
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.
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.
Push the boat out at this swanky fine dining restaurant. Serving modern French cuisine with tailored culinary methods - cooking all dishes at 63° to bring out their flavours - this spot promises an unrivaled taste experience.
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.