Valentine's Day 2021 in Manchester
Some people hate it, some people love it, but no matter what your stance on the day, you're going to want to play your cards right come February 14th. Loved-up and looking to go out? We've got everything from swish fine-dining spots and the coolest cocktail bars through to laid-back bowling alleys and immersive pop-ups. So grab that someone special and make sure that Valentine's Day in Manchester really pops.
Looking to make Valentine's Day something a little bit special in the heart of Spinningfields? Heralded for their stunning cocktails and plush interiors alongside primed, gastro dining, The Refinery is something of a diamond when it comes to romantic dining.
One of the coolest drinking spots in the city, Dirty Martini will say happy Valentine's with an incredible mix on the classic cocktail. It's also one of the most Instgrammable spots around, meaning you can take honed couple photos complete with angel wings and cool signage.
Joining forces with the makeup gurus at Charlotte Tilbury, Sunset by Australasia is hosting a make-up masterclass from 6pm this Valentine's Day. And if you don't fancy learning about makeup? The Spinningfields beaut has also got a themed afternoon tea and cocktails.
Spoil your love one this Valentine's Day with a romantic dinner whipped up at James Martin's renowned Manchester235 restaurant. Tuck into top quality dishes like seared scallops, Yorkshire wagyu and velvety chocolate treats.
With the best views of Manchester, Cloud 23 offers up some serious wow factor on this day dedicated to all things love. One of the ultimate date spots in the city, the rooftop bar isn't all good looks - the cocktails are a work of art too.
Looking for something a little bit lavish to spoil bae this year? Make it one of Manchester's most exciting restaurants; Peter Street Kitchen blends sharp modern interiors in a classic setting, with an innovative menu of Mexican and Japanese flavours.
International flavours and industrial interiors combine to make Banyan a great option for those not really doing the whole Valentine's Day. Take a pew at this all-day dining spot, for cool and casual vibes, seriously slurpable cocktails, and scrumptious sharing boards.
Sultry archway gin bar and restaurant Three Little Words will be serving an exclusive menu in honour of valentine's day this February. Feast on three courses of dishes such as roasted duck breast served with orange peel sauce, soy-marinated flat iron steak and cherry cheesecake, all for only £28 per person.
In need of a last-minute V-Day idea? Setting the scene with live music from a baby grand piano, Grand Pacific is looking like a romantic choice this February. Join the Spring Gardens stunner for a themed high tea and accompanying drinks in a decadent setting.
Love is well and truly in the air at The Ivy this February. Treat your sweetheart to an evening at the Spinningfields powerhouse where limited-edition desserts and exclusive new Valentine's cocktails like When In Rhone and Rose Fizz join the usual menu of impressive plates.
Located in Hotel Indigo, Mamucium is a city centre favourite that's primed for Valentine's Day. As well as a decadent five-course tasting menu in the restaurant, you can treat yourselves to a stay in one of the boutique rooms, complete with a Champagne breakfast in bed for you lovebirds.
Say 'I love you' with sushi and sexy cocktails at this Northern Quarter cutie. Cottonopolis Food & Liquor will have you head over heels, from the cool setting of a former tailor's studio through to the drool-worthy menu of deep fried crab claws and dim sum.
Forgot the flowers? Don't sweat it. With a rose garden at the bar and a huge cherry blossom tree upstairs, Tattu should have enough shrubbery to keep them happy. But more than just a fantastically floral venue, this space whips up tasty grub too, with an emphasis on Chinese fine dining.
Looking for the total package this Valentine's? Make it a night to remember at Dakota Manchester. Not only is the gorgeous hotel offering an overnight stay, but also an indulgent 6-course meal at The Dakota Grill. Think scallops, chateaubriand and baked Alaskas accompanied by cocktails and Champagne.