Sit amongst the clouds at the aptly named Cloud 23, located on the 23rd floor of the iconic Beetham Tower. Celebrate over a free flowing weekend brunch, classy afternoon tea or top notch cocktails whilst enjoying the panoramic views.
Restaurants For A Special Occasion In Manchester
From birthdays with bottomless bubbles through to an anniversary overlooking the city’s skyline, the city is one hell of a hottie when it comes to celebrating. And no matter what your special occasion in Manchester, these bars and restaurants are pros at making a fuss. Ditch the petrol shop flowers and get ready to go all out at our picks of Manchester’s best fine dining and aesthetically appealing restaurants for a special occasion.
This stunning spot - nestled in the heart of Manchester - features plush mint green and millennial pink furnishings, a beautiful restaurant-length skylight and glamorous twenties style bar. Our pick for a graduation family meal, the venue also hosts weekly Limitless Fridays offering 2 hours of bottomless drinks and 3 small plates.
Located along the riverside in Manchester's Spinningfields, this chic and modern restaurant boasts contemporary British-inspired seasonal menus, an eye-catching 13ft polished oak, concrete and brass bar and views over Manchester's buzzing financial district.
This sleek, Northern Quarter spot is ideal for a Friday night out with the girls. The open kitchen serves Asian-inspired small plates whilst the drinks menu features unique ingredients such as lemon ash, yuzu sake, peach leaf wine and eucalyptus paint. Cheers to that.
Blackhouse is a sleek New York Street eatery offering prime cuts of sumptuous steak inspired by global flavours. Whether you fancy a Sunday roast or boozy brunch with bottomless bubbles, they're on-hand with an extensive menu of beautiful beef and veggie options for your special occasion.
This stylish European brasserie is one of Manchester's more relaxed dining spots for a celebratory meal, whether that be a graduation or anniversary date. The restaurant serves goodies such as truffle macaroni, fried halibut and crab bisque, or push the boat out with Sunday Social: unlimited prosecco and a roast.
Located in a Grade II listed former bank in the heart of Manchester, Browns Brasserie & Bar is one of the city's best dining spots. Sit amongst the building's green marble pillars, mosaic flooring and crystal chandeliers whilst feasting on prawn and crab linguine, lobster risotto or ribeye steak.
A beautiful, botanical eatery on St Peter's Square, The Anthologist has got you covered for any special occasion in Manchester, with international plates such as tandoori monkfish curry and pulled beef brisket, great for even the fussiest group of friends.
If you're looking for a special occasion dining spot then look no further than Peter Street Kitchen, winner of the 'Best Luxury Restaurant' at the British Restaurant Awards 2019. The central Manchester venue serves an exquisite selection of Japanese and Mexican small plates, all within a contemporary dining space.
Widely considered one of the best Spanish restaurants in Manchester, this authentic tapas bar provides an intimate and relaxed setting for those looking for a more low-key celebration. With over 100 fine Spanish wines and great banquet deals, we'd recommend visiting with the family or friends.
This award-winning vegan eatery, named the best vegetarian restaurant in Britain by The Times, features delicious and innovative dishes such as beer battered banana blossom, cauliflower hot wings and parsley and cornichon cream cheese. The frequently-changing menu also ensures that guests are only experiencing the best, locally-sourced produce.
If El Gato Negro's critically-acclaimed tapas wasn't reason enough to visit, the venue's top floor bar will win you over. Featuring a sun terrace with a retractable roof to reveal views of the city skyline, this is the perfect place to toast with friends over a glass or two of Iberian wine.
Created by Simon Martin, a former chef of world-class Danish restaurant NOMA, Mana offers a new approach to fine-dining. The restaurant uses some of the best culinary techniques to showcase the best of British cuisine and create a frequently-changing tasting menu of 12 to 18 plates, all served in quick succession.
Decked out with blue velvet seats, pink neon signs and wall hanging paper cranes, this Insta-worthy venue has also been visited by Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart and Tyson Fury. The aesthetic spot makes a great choice for birthday bottomless brunches or a classy afternoon tea.
Located on top of No.1 Spinningfields building, this rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace is a stunner. With 360 degree views of the cityscape, the smart-dress-code venue serves a variety of dishes - all aimed to be sourced from within a 50 mile radius - alongside an extensive selection of Champagne.
This fine-dining Manchester spot is one for the foodies. Located within a beautiful Grade II listed building, the kitchen is run by Adam Reid - one of the city's top chefs and winner of the Great British Menu 2019. Celebrate in the ultra luxe dining room whilst enjoying one of the three available tasting menus - including the exclusive 2019 GBM winning menu.
Push the boat out at this Spinningfields fine-dining spot, run by Michelin-starred chef Aiden Byrne. You can expect to be treated to some of the finest locally-sourced produce from the restaurant's 3, 6 or 12 course tasting menu, whilst enjoying the venue's outdoor terrace and stunning city views.