10 Romantic Dates in Manchester

Last updated Jun 04, 2023


With beautiful canal walks, leafy parks and more date night spots than you could shake a star-crossed arrow at, Manchester is the UK’s romantic underdog. Impress your partner with our guide for the top things to do for couples in Manchester…


1. Chocolate themed afternoon tea

Nothing says romance like chocolate! Cocoa Cabana Chocolatiers do an afternoon tea that melts the heart. With unlimited hot chocolate, cute sandwiches and all manner of chocolate covered goodies this is a must for chocoholics everywhere. If you’re feeling extra fancy, add a glass of prosecco or champagne for an extra cost, or unlimited prosecco if you’re feeling downright bold.

Cocoa Cabana's Ancoats location offers chocolate making classes, cocktail making classes and tasting events pairing artesian chocolate and top shelf spirits for the perfect date experience!



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West Didsbury Location                                                                                                                  

Address: 168 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 1LH   

Telephone: 0161 282 5700

Opening Times: Daily 10am - 5pm

Email: [email protected]                                                                                              

Ancoats Location

Address:  7 Murray St, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6HS

Telephone: 0161 236 4784

Opening Times: Every day 8am – 6pm



2. Eat, drink and sing in Chinatown

Explore one of the UK’s biggest Chinatowns. Grab a bubble tea, take a picture under the beautiful archway or enjoy a meal at one of the many authentic Chinese restaurants. Karaoke and late night drinks can be found in some of the bars.


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3. Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

We all scream for ice-cream! Ginger’s is the perfect spot for a creamy, colourful pick-me-up. These guys do ice-cream a little bit differently… Expect experimental flavours like ‘marmalade on toast’ and ‘olive oil and sea salt’. Find it on the first floor of Afflecks, an eclectic variety shop in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.


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4. Cocktails and a view at Cloud 23

Head in the clouds? It might be at Cloud 23, a cocktail bar with a panoramic view of the city. Try a signature cocktail, like the ‘Up, Up & Away’ in the shape of a balloon. Each cocktail is inspired by a classic Manchester moment. The pro romantic move is to go at sunset for a special drink with an incredible view (and we don’t mean your date!).


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5. Wolf at the Door Restaurant

Romance on a budget? We’ve got you covered. Wolf at the Door do delicious baos and tacos starting from just £1. This super trendy spot will impress with a wide selection of natural wines, cocktails and craft beers. Pop in on Sunday to join the Wolf Wine Club where you can sample some of their best wines for £5 a glass.


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6. Treetop Adventure Golf

For a slice of competition with your date, take a swing at Treetop Adventure Golf. With two indoor 18-hole mini golf courses you can always demand a re-match! Choose the Tropical Trail or Ancient Explorer, if you win the bonus 19th hole you get a free round! Refuel with a pizza in Pizza Cabana’s or head to the Toucan bar for a post-game drink.


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7. Spirit of Manchester Distillery

Calling gin lovers everywhere! The Spirit of Manchester Distillery will take you on a production tour and fill you with samples of their delicious gins. After, head to Three Little Words, their cocktail and small plates bar tucked away under historic Grade-II listed railway arches. Date night sorted.


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8. Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Need a special gift? Located in the old fish market, Manchester Craft and Design is full of artist’s studios and workshops. Whether you’re in the market for unique jewellery or bespoke ceramics, the local artists and creatives will help you find the perfect gift. It’s worth a visit just to see the artists at work!


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9. Flight Club Manchester

‘The only rule about Flight club…’ If you’re looking for fun, you’ve come to the right place. Flight Club Manchester does drinks with a side of darts. Book a semi-private space online and head down for a game with drinks on ice and tasty food options. Don’t miss ‘Brunch Social’ from Thursday – Sunday with prosecco and bottomless pizza.


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10. Feeling fancy at Tattu Restaurant

The ultimate date night spot. This stunning Chinese restaurant is what Insta-selfies are made of… With sumptuous décor, hanging blossoms and tasting menus with dishes which look just as good as they taste, Tattu is the ideal choice for a special occasion dinner, or a romantic treat just because! Prepare to make your friends jealous.


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Our stylish aparthotel, Wilde St. Peter’s Square is the perfect place to set up camp. Relax in your apartment with views over the city, order a bottle of bubbly from our bar or whip up a romantic meal from your fully-equipped kitchen. We’re located at the centre of the action, so you’re only a short stroll to a bar or special occasion restaurant.

Surprise that special someone and book Wilde Aparthotels, Manchester, St. Peter's Square today!