The Most Romantic Date Spots In Manchester
Manchester isn’t quite up there with Paris or Venice when it comes to romantic locations. but there are still plenty of options that are just perfect for a romantic date. Shaun Barnes, Editor of Food Geek UK picks his top romantic spots in the cityWhether its food fit for royalty, romantic views or stylish cocktail and wine bars there’s something to give any partner a night to remember.
For special occasions look no further than The French or Manchester House. Both feature beautiful dining rooms with exquisite food and service to match. The French is located within the iconic Midland Hotel, while Manchester House’s building may be less impressive it has wonderful views of the city from it’s stylish 12th floor bar to compensate.
For a Cosy Spot
Slightly out of town but well worth the trip to Prestwich (only 15 minutes on a tram) is Aumbry. Situated in a charming converted cottage this fine-dining establishment offers high-end food and service in a cosy setting with a relaxed atmosphere.
For something sophisticated but a little less flash try 63 Degrees or Damson MediaCity. Each offers classy French style cuisine, service with finesse and an ambience just perfect for a romantic date.
The Perfect Cocktail
Champagne and cocktails are inherently romantic but the romance level can be increased with the right setting. Cloud 23 not only serves some of the best cocktails in the city but its views from the twenty-third floor of the Hilton hotel are unrivaled. Epernay Champagne Bar describe themselves as “Manchester’s best kept secret” and it’s hard to disagree. Inside feels a world away from its Deansgate location. With low-level lighting, jazz music, excellent cocktails and huge selection of champagnes it’s the perfect venue for an intimate and sophisticated date.
For Something a Little Different
The Whim Wham Café, a vintage gin saloon with a unique glamour and style or Dusk til Pawn which may look like an old fashioned pawn shop from the outside but inside is one of the trendiest bars with possibly the best cocktails in Manchester and a free retro jukebox!
Our Number One Choice for a Romantic Date in Manchester
Perhaps the most romantic dining spot in the city though is at Mr Cooper’s House & Garden, also in the Midland Hotel. The whole of the ‘house and garden’ themed interior is lovely, particularly the garden area, which features a real tree and one of the most unique and romantic tables in Manchester. An ambient-lit wooden gazebo, which offers an intimate and private dining setting that just can’t be found anywhere else in Manchester.
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