Gourmet hideouts for Valentine’s Day: Romantic restaurants in Manchester

Dotted amongst the cosmopolitan hubbub of Manchester, there are countless culinary hideaways just waiting to make this February 14th one to remember. From dining elevated above the city to dishes from one of the nation’s favourite celebrity chefs, these are our pick of the Manchester restaurants sure to impress this Valentine’s Day.

1. Cloud 23

Cloud 23

Brimming with the glitz and exclusivity of a penthouse suite, Cloud 23 serves decadent dainties 23 floors above ground level. Seductive sweetness prevails on the Valentine’s menu, with textbook-romance offerings like luscious chocolate-dipped strawberries, fondant-lathered red velvet cupcakes, and pink Laurent-Perrier champagne. Enjoy a window table and look out over Manchester at night, or recline on plush crushed velvet furnishings underneath twinkly drop lighting.

Valentine’s Day Offer: A bottle of Laurent-Perrier Rose, red velvet cupcakes, dipped strawberries & a window view, £100

2. Michael Caines at Abode

Michael Caines Abode Manchester

A well-known face gracing countless cookery programmes and a former Chef’s Chef of the Year, Michael Caines brings his flawless European cuisine to Abode in Manchester. This high-end destination for romantic dining in Manchester has been bestowed with a string of the region’s ‘best restaurant’ awards, and was named no. 9 in The Times’ Top 100 in the North West list in 2012. Indulge in an extravagant 6-course tasting menu for just £60 per person this Valentine’s, and head on to the glossy Champagne Bar if you’re celebrating something special.

Valentine’s Day Offer: Six course Tasting Menu for £60.00 or £95.00 with wine flight

3. Jack Spratt

Jack Spratt Manchester

Offering the classic 3 courses and a soulful live music programme, Jack Spratt will prove a trusty favourite this Valentine’s Day. A dining room filled with comfy sofas and country-farmhouse furnishings drums up a homely, cosy vibe, though the menu is anything but understated. Expect indulgently rich flavours like lobster bisque, homemade ravioli filled with squash and feta, or iced white chocolate and Tia Maria parfait.

Valentine’s Day Offer: 3 course meal & live music at Jack Spratt on St Valentine’s day from £25 per person

4. 47 King Street West

47 King Street West, Manchester

An Art Deco haven drawing in Manchester’s style-savvy, 47 King Street West offers unashamed Gatsby-style indulgence. Cosy up in the plush leather booths, and watch the evening’s activity bustle past the shimmering floor-to-ceiling windows. A luxury British menu sees champagne served alongside baked monkfish with saffron potatoes, or succulent fillet of beef medallions. Finishing in true Lady and The Tramp style, a dreamy sharing dessert platter is filled with patisserie favourites.

Valentine’s Day Offer: 3 course Valentine’s Day Dinner with a glass of bubbly £47.00 per person

5. Opus One at radisson Blu Edwardian

Opus One

An opulent Manhattan-style boudoir, Opus One brings luxury British dining to the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester. Swirled with scarlet reds, rich chocolate browns and bespoke crocodile hide banquettes, this sophisticated retreat oozes seduction. Perfectly matched to the lavish, risque setting, the typically indulgent Valentine’s menu includes fillet of Cheshire beef with marrow risotto fritter, or Scottish scallops with cauliflower textures. Head to the bar to sample Opus One’s glamorous twist on classic cocktail mixes.

Valentine’s Day Offer: 3 courses for £65 per person

About Emma Starkie

Originally from Cumbria, Emma is always on the lookout for exciting new places to eat in London. Topping Emma's rankings at present are Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, Foxlow and Galvin La Chapelle. In her spare time, Emma enjoys trawling old bookshops, baking, and losing at pub quizzes.

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