How to get tasty birthday freebies | The Gourmand & Gourmet

How to get tasty birthday freebies

Yo shawty, it’s your birthday.

So let’s spend it doing what you do best (eating and drinking, of course) for the thrifty price of little to nada dollars! After all, what better way to take out the sting of getting older than going stingy on breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

Make your day extra special by picking up goodies from these birthday-friendly restaurants and cafes!

Bird’s Nest| Various Locations

Age is just a number, baby, but those who can count to ‘four’ will be rewarded at Bird’s Nest on their birthday! Simply book your birthday dinner for four adults and bring along your ID to enjoy a $35 meal for free.

Kettle & Tin | Paddington

No one should have to wake up early on their birthday, but for those who do, Kettle & Tin feel your pain. Sign up to their e-newsletter and you’ll be consoled with a free cup of Joe on your special day. There’s no harm in checking out the waffles too, right? Birthday calories don’t count! 

Hakataya Ramen | Various Locations

Did you spend all your money buying booze for your party? You must be souper hungry. Don’t resort to stale noodles from the pantry, though: Hakataya Ramen wants you to come in and grab a free bowl of birthday ramen. It’d be silly to let this deal gyoza! 

Ribs and Rumps | Fortitude Valley

What’s tastier than a super cheap dinner bill on your birthday? Well, maybe ribs, but you get the point. Ribs and Rumps give away $30 birthday vouchers to members of their Frequent Diners Club! Alternatively, those with five buddies can book their birthday dinner at the restaurant and receive $50 off their meal.

Make no misteak: deals this good are pretty darn rare.

Darling & Co. | Paddington

A fancy birthday meal at Darling & Co. begs for a fancy dessert. What better way to say, ‘hip hip hooray!’ than with a decadent dessert to finish off your super spesh dinner celebration? Darling & Co. will supply a complimentary birthday dessert if you’re signed up to their Social Club

Gelato Messina| South Brisbane

Here’s the scoop, ice cream lovers. Those who download and spend $10 through the Messina app before blowing out their candles will receive a free scoop of gelato when heading in on their birthday!

San Churros| Various Locations

Choux it up to San Churros to provide the ultimate birthday treat! Simply sign up to their el Social newsletter and these kings of the dessert game will reward you with free churros on your birthday.

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart| Mount Gravatt

App, app, and away, birthday people! To help celebrate your special day, HBCT will send you a free cheese tart voucher you sign up to their loyalty club’s ‘Cheesy Rewards’ app via Facebook Messenger.


Happy birthday, we got you a food baby! 

Words by Samantha Chariton and Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmands