Five Manchester Date Spots With A View


By Shaun Barnes, Editor of Food Geek UK

We all know dating can be awkward, particularly those first few when you’re still getting to know each other. A location with a beautiful view not only makes for a romantic date but also gives an obvious focal point to help break the ice or avoid those silent moments.

Being an industrial city you may not immediately consider Manchester when planning a date such a date but there are actually plenty of options that combine good food or drink and stunning views.

Manchester House

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Source – Manchester Confidential

Recently opened Manchester House serves high-end, fine-dining dishes from celebrity chef Aiden Byrne in the restaurant. Before eating, guests can enjoy drinks with spectacular views of the city from the 12th floor bar. The view is particularly impressive after dark.

Great John Street Hotel


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Source – Eclectic Hotels

The roof top garden & lounge above Great John Street Hotel is surely one of Manchester’s hidden gems. Lucky hotel residents benefit from the hot tub and sun loungers but the remainder of the roof garden is open for the public to enjoy al fresco cocktails in a unique setting. The view even includes the Coronation Street set!

The Mark Addy

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Source – FoodGeek

In the summer there are few better places to eat and drink than the sun drenched terrace of The Mark Addy restaurant & pub. Quality British food can be enjoyed whilst taking in the peaceful, tranquility of the river Irwell.

Harvey Nichols 2nd Floor Restaurant

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Source – Harvey Nicols

One of the more glamorous settings on the inside with a view to match. The light and open dining room offers beautiful panoramic views of Exchange Square and the Cathedral, which are equally as impressive at night. Dining options range from elegant Modern European to a more casual Brasserie.

The French

5 The-French

Source – The Telegraph

The French, recently reopened by Michelin starred chef Simon Rogan is situated within the Midland Hotel. It’s not the scenery that’s impressive here; in fact the restaurant itself doesn’t have any windows. The stunning, globe-shaped crystal chandeliers are the centrepieces of an opulent dining room. They’re every bit as impressive as a city view and have been known to mesmerise diners.

Cloud 23

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Source – BlueBadge Style

For the ultimate view it has to be Cloud 23, named after its location on the twenty-third floor of the Deansgate Hilton hotel. The north side overlooks the city and out to the moors while the south side looks across the Cheshire Plain. On clear days you can even see Mount Snowdon in Wales! To cap it off the cocktails are amongst the best in the city too.

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