Romantic restaurants in Manchester

When you need to impress, Manchester’s restaurant scene has got your back. From sky-high fine dining to candlelit booths via a secret tasting menu, we’ve found some of the most romantic restaurants in Manchester that are sure to do the job come date night.

20 Stories Book 20 Stories

20 Stories Manchester

20 Stories Manchester

With a rooftop bar, contemporary design, and stunning views, 20 Stories ticks all the boxes when it comes to romantic spots in Manchester. And the food speaks for itself too, with signature dishes including rump of Herdwick lamb with spiced cous cous and apricot, and dry-aged rare breed steaks with triple-cooked chips.

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Wood by Simon Wood Manchester

Wood by Simon Wood Manchester

From a MasterChef winner, Wood Manchester by Simon Wood is all about fine dining in an unpretentious setting. With elaborate tasting menus and a buzzing open kitchen, there’s sure to be plenty to talk about should date night conversation run dry… especially with dishes as impressive as duck with plum, Sauternes and hazelnut, and halibut with pistachio and smoked mussels.

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Australasia Manchester


Australasia serves up on of Manchester’s most refined and innovative afternoon teas. Served in the oh-so-elegant dining space or the romantic canopied garden terrace, the menu sees fresh sushi followed by creative sweet treats, all joined by sakes and cocktails from the bar.

Adam Reid at The French Book Adam Reid at The French

Adam Reid at The French

Adam Reid at The French

Boasting 3 AA Rosettes, Adam Reid at The French offers modern British food in the iconic Midland Hotel. Chandeliers and ornate furnishings make for a truly romantic setting, perfect for the indulgent 6 or 9-course tasting menus with wine flights.

James Martin Manchester Book James Martin Manchester

James Martin Manchester

James Martin Manchester

Offering fine dining from a celeb chef amidst the glitz and glamour of a casino, James Martin Manchester features edgy Great-Northern-warehouse styling including vintage fabrics and artwork, polished girders and exposed brickwork. Add some literal je ne sais quoi to your romantic evening with the surprise 5-course menu with matching drinks

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The River Restaurant Manchester

The River Restaurant

In a swanky hotel besides the river, The River Restaurant oozes romantic charm. Throw in a sweeping terrace and impressive menu, and it ticks all the boxes for a romantic dining experience. Menu highlights include the beef Wellington served for 2 to share, roast chicken breast with truffled puréed potato and charcoal-cooked leeks, and the lemongrass and lime creme brûlée with strawberry consommé.

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Veeno Manchester

Veeno Manchester

With candlelit tables, soft lighting and wine bottles lining the walls, Veeno has to be one of the cosiest settings for a romantic dinner in Manchester. With bottles coming straight from the family vineyard, the wine impressive wine list is the star of the show here, beautifully supported by charcuterie and cheese boards, as well as hearty Mediterranean classics.

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