Looking for somewhere to woo your partner? Well, look no further than Manchester as the city is bursting with romantic restaurants sure to leave you and your loved one head over heels, according to a recent study by OpenTable.
The restaurant booking app analysed over 1.1 million diner reviews and metrics to find the restaurants that had diners swooning and Manchester is certainly not lacking in romance. A total of seven restaurants in and around Manchester were found to be the most romantic places for food, drink, special occasions and ambiance.
If you and your partner are after a romantic meal with a view then Manchester city centre restaurants 20 Stories and Climat are your best pick. Climat is a wine-led rooftop restaurant offering over 500 wines and 20 Stories has unrivalled views to feast on, both of which are serving up delicious set menus for Valentine’s Day this year.
If steak is your order of choice, OpenTable also selected the Deansgate duo of steak restaurants, Gaucho and Hawksmoor, as some of the best spots to dine at. Every Wednesday, Gaucho hosts ‘Steak Night Date Night’ where diners can dig into an epic sharing steak for two with sides, sauces and a bottle of red or white wine chosen by the restaurant’s team of sommeliers from £70 per pair.
Adding to the list of romantic restaurants in Manchester is Albert’s Shed. Located in Castlefield Basin, you can tuck into a meal right by the calm waters of the canal – it might not be Venice, but it’s certainly not one to be sniffed at. Casual yet also elegant, guests can also dine here for under £25 per person so you needn’t have to break the bank in the name of romance.
Two other restaurants which made OpenTable’s top list of romantic restaurants in the UK was The Cherry Tree in Bolton and La Mancha Tapas Bar in Rochdale. The Cherry Tree offers some of the best ambiance in Greater Manchester according to reviews, as well as a fancy afternoon tea, Sunday roast and a market menu with three courses for £30.95 at selected times. For those who like to share, La Mancha’s tapas dishes are a great choice and nothing says love quite like fighting over the last croqueta.