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 14th March 2022


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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. 


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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. 

Cottonopolis Food & Liquor

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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. 

One of the sexiest spots in Manchester, Menagerie is the kinda place you go to for a boujee party. There's super Instagrammable interiors, bespoke cocktails and a menu that includes canapes and dishes from chicken and waffles to lobster mac n cheese.