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Valentine's Day 2020 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 Valentine's Day. Loved-up and the gooey eyed? Check out one of Manchester's swish fine-dining spots. Cool and casual? Maybe a bar or bowling alley? So embrace Cupid and ditch the naysayers with our guide on Valentine's Day in Manchester.
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.
Mixing cool Mad Men vibes with homely Italian dishes, Gusto is a slick date spot for a dressed up and fancy night. Cuddle up on one of the Emerald Green booths and slurp pasta a la Lady and the Tramp.
If you're looking for a stunning setting, this is the perfect place. Soak up wine and dig into delicious food, in the midst of a charming oak and brass bar, gorgeous velvet seating and a beautiful suspended light installation.
Take to the lanes this Valentine's day and get your strike game in check - you'll be bowling your date over this year ... literally. When you're not playing games on the lanes, gaze deeply into each other's eyes while slurping one of their epic milkshakes.
It's not just romantic meals that make for a smug night this Valentine's Day - incredibly crafted cocktails go down a treat too. Arcane is an intimate and cute little bar, that's all sorts of romantic, from the exposed brick to the low lighting.
Say hola to this taste of Spain in the heart of Manchester. La Vina is a low lit, intimate space, full of little nooks and crannies to cuddle up in and stuff your face with the likes of tapas, charcuterie boards and sangria.
Gaucho only has one thing on its mind when it comes to love, and that's steak. Get your bit of rump from this fancy-pants joint, for a more traditional take on Valentine's Day.
Really all you need for Valentine's Day is great company. But if you want to make it even more special, there's always Alston Bar & Beef, who can supply you with a number of great wines, cocktails and delicious, delicious steaks to make any romantic night out in Manchester truly special.
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.
Looking for something a little bit lavish to treat that special someone? Make it one of Manchester's most exciting new openings; Peter Street Kitchen blends sharp modern interiors in a classic setting, with an innovative menu of Mexican and Japanese flavours.
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.
Come two, come all at this unique bar that puts fun and games back into a night out. Take your mates, take your date and have a bash at this state-of-the-art darts system, alongside pizzas and sharing 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 Dark Chocolate Tastings.
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.
If go hard or go home is your motto, then Rosso has got the goods when it comes to V Day. The super smart space is set in a Grade-II building, with an Italian-inspired menu featuring dishes such as homemade pasta and tasty meat plates.
Forgotten to buy them 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 some tasty grub too, with an emphasis on Chinese fine dining.