11 Top Spots For An Unforgettable Date In Manchester

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Deciding where to go on #datenight can be a nightmare. She wants to go somewhere nice but you just want a burger and then it’s over before it even began.

Not to worry though, we’ve come up with a comprehensive list of all the places you should be taking the potential love of your life, so you don’t have to…

11. Junkyard Golf

With a fully stocked bar, you can always stay for a drink if it goes well on one of the two courses.

10. El Gato Negro Tapas, King Street

Recently named ‘best newcomer’ at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards, El Gato Negro's posh plates are the raison d'être of this classy gaff. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t bloody love tapas.

9. North Tea Power, Tib Street

An independent tea house with a lot of choice (and coffee for the less adventurous.) North Tea Power also offer some decent winter grub - their large cheese toasties really warm the cockles.

Jane laying it down. New Kenya Gichathaini Aa tasting sublime on brew bar 😎

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8. Grano, Birley fields

A bit off the beaten track on Stretford Road in Hulme, Grano is a quiet spot outside of the bustling city centre to have a heart-to-heart. It offers great coffee and homemade cake throughout the day, while a bar and wood-fired pizza oven provide the evening's entertainment.

7. Atlas Bar, Deansgate

With a wide range of gins, Atlas have a terrace with heated seating outside for those cold winter nights. And it look out over that most romantic of places, Castlefield Locks.

6. Twenty Twenty Two, Dale Street

Introducing a competitive edge can go one of two ways. But a bit of friendly banter over table tennis and drinks at Twenty Twenty Two can't hurt.

5. Ruby Lounge, High Street

Ruby Lounge offers drinks and live music in chilled surroundings (saves having to shirt up and hit Spinnies.)


4. People’s History Museum, Left Bank

Craving culture over a craft ale? The People’s History Museum will not only help gain an understanding of Manchester’s history but will be a civilised conversation starter over a coffee after.

3. Vogue Exhibition, Manchester Art Gallery (until 30th October)

Something for the culture vultures, the 100 years of Vogue exhibition gives you and your date a talking point (plus she'll be impressed at your venue choice) and being right by Piccadilly, if it goes well the possibilities are endless.

2. Pot Kettle Black Coffee, Barton Arcade

One of Manchester’s most popular caffeine pit stops. Also PKB, as it is affectionately known, does fantastic food so if you’re on a lunch date, there’s nowhere better.

1. Cloud 23, The Hilton

It may be a rather clichéd place in Manchester to go on a date, but it has its reputation for a reason. Enjoy one of their exclusive cocktails or a glass of champers if you're feeling flush and you and your date could be in seventh heaven in no time.

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Loves eating cake and baking (skilled at the former, not so great at the latter.) Discovering the vibrant city that is Manchester one burrito at a time.Email: amy@lovin.com