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Monday 11 March 2013

Mice Advice: Birthday Dinner Dilemma...

If you're anything like us, you always like to have a plan on a night out. There's nothing worse than aimless wandering in the freezing cold trying to find somewhere to feed/ water you but when you're in charge you do have the issue of everyone's night out hinges on you...! Usually it isn't too hard as there are a million and one places on our list waiting to be tried out, however the one occasion that always poses a bit more thought and stress is a Birthday night! You need a location convenient enough for everyone, that both boys and girls will enjoy and that is open late enough, or has a second venue just a drunk stumble away that is open into the early hours... it's never an easy task! Every time I thank God that we only have to do this once a year...!

So last week when we received an email from one of our lovely readers asking for some Mice advice on this subject, we felt the Birthday pain and got right on it...

'My 21st Is quickly sneaking up on me, and I want to take the opportunity to treat my closest friends in old London Town! We've booked tickets to Viva Forever, but I'm struggling to decide on a nearby restaurant for dinner. One of my friends only eats chicken, pizza or burgers, but I'm eager to take them to somewhere a bit special that will cater to her tastes. Can you help? I'm Stuck!!'

Mice Advice...

Well as luck would have it for your friend, we are still amid the craze of NYC hitting London with the best of the best burger, chicken and classy 'fast food' type joints popping up everyday! If you missed our recent guest post exploring all these option, look no further and have a peruse here! However as you specify you want something a little bit special for some perfect London birthday celebration, take a look at our shortlist for you below...

Burger and Lobster, Soho, is the answer to all your prayers...not too far from Piccadilly Theatre and with a dual dish menu of burger or lobster, perfect for your food dilemma! For £20 you can pick from a 10 ounce burger, a whole lobster steamed or grilled or a lobster roll! Your friend will be happy with a trusty burger (and I've heard they're pretty tasty!) and everyone else can treat themselves to a luxury lobster dinner!! Plus if there are six or more in your party then you can reserve a table and be seated for your birthday feast without a wait...! If you like the sound then check out our 3BM review of the Mayfair branch here for more details of what to expect!

Burger and Lobster
6 Dean Street
020 7432 4800

Little Italy - An oldie but never fails for a drunken fun night of food and dancing! Your friend will be catered for with pizzas on the menu, whilst the rest of you can picks from rich risottos, pastas, seafood...the choices are endless!  However it's after food that the fun begins at little Italy! This should work as a good option if you fancy dinner and drinks after the show, as after the last meal has been served, the tables are cleared away and you can dance the night away to cheesy feel good tunes and sample some of the best espresso martinis London has to offer! 

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Little Italy
21 Frith Street
020 7734 473

B-Soho pizza and cocktails in a cool venue with a beautiful crowd...sounds like a win win combination for a special birthday night! I haven't been but having researching this one for you, I'm definitely making a reservation ASAP! Located in Soho it is just a hop, skip and jump from The Piccadilly Theatre, and is said to serve authentic pizzas which are cooked for just 90 seconds in a 900 Fahrenheit oven!! You can choose between sitting on the ground floor where you can munch and sip cocktails to live music Tuesday to Saturday, or head downstairs for sharing tables which are ideal for a group booking! Affordable, fun and upbeat...PERFECT!

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21-22 Poland Street
020 7287 1661

MEATliquor, a 3BM firm fav for super tasty burgers, cool vibe and amazing cocktails! We reviewed it last March and it scored top points for us, in fact I ventured to it's sister MEATmission in Hoxton at the weekend...keep your eyes peeled for the review! Perfect menu for your dilemma revolving around just chicken and burgers, this may sound boring but believe me the sides and sauces are what sets this menu apart from a regular fast food joint! The decor is stripped back, grungy and super cool as is the crowd that is pulled in by the prospect of trying a 'Dead Hippie Burger'! 

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74 Welbeck Street
020 7224 4239

So now you just need to work out which one to choose... Good luck! And let us know how the celebrations go!
The Mice

1 comment

  1. Ah thank you SO much for this, sending links to all my friends now :) yay!