Art & Culture

Channel 4 Has Revealed A First Look At The New First Dates Restaurant In Manchester

By Laura Rogan

Fred and co. are back!

Making a comeback just in time for Valentine’s Day, First Dates is returning to our screens this month, and the team is finally moving into their new home, The Refinery Spinningfields. The upcoming series will mark the first time the show has been filmed in the North, following a number of years at London’s Paternoster Chop House.

Credit: Dave King/Channel 4

Revealing brand new teasers just this week, the new venue promises to be ‘more romantic than ever before’, providing the perfect backdrop for the First Dates team to play Cupid. And judging by the new sneak peeks, it looks like we’re in for an incredibly heartwarming series, with a number of moving moments in store for us. Fans can also expect the usual light laughs, and maybe even some success matches along the way.

Credit: Dave King/Channel 4

In addition to featuring a brand new restaurant, the new series will also see a number of new faces join the team, including three young Northerners who’ll be working behind the bar and waiting on the hopeful singletons.

Credit: Dave King/Channel 4

The much-loved dating show is also working on a brand new series aimed at teens, which will see 16-19-year-olds take a chance at love in an environment which allows them to put down their phones for a moment.


First Dates series 16 kicks off on Tuesday 19th January on Channel 4 at 10pm.

[Featured image: Dave King/Channel 4]