Eight of the Best Restaurants in Manchester for a Date

Dating is hard, but finding a good date spot in Manchester isn’t! Take a quick look at our short and sweet list of restaurants in Manchester that are guaranteed to provide a fun and romantic atmosphere; perfect for everything from a first to fiftieth date!


Romance is always nice, but so is making sure you’re having fun! Yo! is a great opportunity to show your date a good time and eat some great food. Yo! Sushi uses the super fun conveyor belt to deliver your food; fun to watch, and a great conversation starter.

The Laundrette First Street

You know what’s great? Brunch. Shake things up a bit and take your date out for breakfast that comes with booze. Starting Sunday, October 1st, The Laundrette will be holding “Beach House Brunch!” with unlimited food and drink.


Literally go “down under” at Australasia, an exciting restaurant devoted to modern Australian life. Not only will your date enjoy the uniqueness of the locale, but they’ll also be impressed by the food and drink. Blending Indonesian flavors with other Southeast Asian influences, the food at Australasia is sure to be memorable.

Banyan Bar and Kitchen

Stop by the Banyan any time of day for a relaxed, fun meal. If you arrive for breakfast, you have plenty of options, like orange-infused pancakes or eggs benedict. You’ve got the option of some sandwiches for lunch, and amazing meals for dinner. Order some wine with your risotto or duck. Best part is? Can’t beat the price.


If you’ve ever been worried about those long, awkward silences on first dates, then going out to Junkyard Golf Club is a great date idea! You’ll work your way through all sorts of odd, head-turning courses, you won’t be still long enough to have to fill the void. There’s also the option of getting some post-play snacks afterwards. Nothing more romantic than some cheesy nachos.

The Alchemist

Nothing helps more to ensure that a date go off without a hitch than making sure the date spot is interesting. The Alchemist almost certainly fulfills those requirements. Whether you decide to dine outside or not, there’s always something interesting to look at, discuss, or drink.

The Wharf

What could be more romantic than dining by the water? Whether you decide to go for a lunch or dinner date, eating along the canal with any new friend is an excellent option. If you happen to arrive earlier in the day, order a peach bellini (£6.35), the perfect blend of prosecco and peach liqueur!

Cloud 23

Talk about interesting locales, Cloud 23 is located at the highest point in Manchester, in Beetham Tower, specifically, with an amazing view of the city. Treat your date to a taste of the good life with excellent champagne, food, or tea.