Birthdays

About

Open The Gate is a cultural venue dedicated to the promotion and celebration of African and black culture through art, music, cultural and social activities.

The centre has a restaurant offering unique cuisine combining home-made authentic African cuisine, as well as Caribbean and Mediterranean dishes.

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Venue Details & Map

Birthdays

Address
33-35 Stoke Newington Road
Dalston
London
N16 8BJ
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7503 6099
Public transport:
Dalston Kingsland, National Railway
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

Yelp

3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Birthdays

2.0 out of 5 5 July 2015
by Mark T.

Specifically asked the price of drinks before ordering and was told the wrong price and then was served a pint after asking for a taste.

Service definitely leaves a lot to be desired!more

3.0 out of 5 14 May 2015
by Ira P.

As if Bushwick had taken over a bar in London.

We ventured up to Birthdays in search of a good Dalston burger. Ordered 2 cheeseburgers at the bar, along with a (small) basket of fries and 2 beers. For a hipster bar, the beer selection was not very strong, and I just went with 2 Blue Moons, a good beer for sitting outside on a nice evening.

There were some seats available at outdoor...more

2.0 out of 5 10 April 2015
by Luke Y.

Food is catered mainly towards people that love greasy American shit and there's a duck burger with Foie Grois on it. In my mind that is too excessive. The drinks are expensive and they charge two pounds for soda water, something which is usually free or at the bare minimum 50 pence in most other places. Staff look bored and jaded, even though they're probably about 12. Bouncers can be a bit...more

3.0 out of 5 16 March 2015
by Leanne H.

Birthdays, God love ya and the free poutine parties Stacks has thrown recently.

We, a group of four Canadians and a Brit, attended the Stacks farewell party last night. It was great fun! However, it was the staff who gave it a sour note.

Let me say, I always expect to get what I pay for, so a free poutine party is fair game. We all cashed in our free tickets for poutine and ordered drinks...more

4.0 out of 5 13 February 2015
by Alex S.

Canadians basically have a poutine radar: oh, I smell fries in the air...but do I smell accompanying cheese curds and gravy? Thisaway, folks!

So, within Birthdays (a great venue in and of itself) is Stacks poutine. It's super solid poutine consumed off to the side of the more opened-up space of Birthdays. The fries are right size, and crisp. The chicken-based gravy (vegetarian also an...more

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