With a wide selection of fabulous bars, restaurants and unique places to visit, Manchester is a perfect location for a special romantic date. With endless options, you’re sure to find a date location to suit you and your date, regardless whether it’s a first date or a date night for a longterm couple. Whatever your budget, there are plenty of things you can do in Manchester, spending as much or as little as you like. If you’re currently single and like the look of these date ideas, why not try a free dating site and start your journey towards finding someone special to share a Manchester date with.  

Go for a drink        

You’ll find an endless selection of bars in Manchester, you’re spoilt for choice. Whether you’re after a real ale bar, a wine bar, a live music bar or a chic cocktail bar, plus many other options, you will certainly find the perfect place to go for a drink and spend quality time together. You’ll find quiet quaint locations or larger lively venues, both of which will offer a great date.

Have a meal  

Manchester has every cuisine you can think of, from fine dining restaurants to delicious street food. There are dining options to suit every budget and certainly no shortage of restaurants to choose from regardless of your requirements. You will find unique venues, bold delicious food creations and hidden gems with quirky features, all to guarantee you a good time.

Visit a museum

You will find some amazing museums in Manchester, including the Manchester Museum and the Science and Industry Museum. If it’s a cultural or interesting date you’re after then why not take a visit to the National Football Museum, a perfect location for football fans. For an extra special twist, look into late night tours and after hour events that some museums offer.

Afternoon Tea  

Afternoon tea is a perfect choice for a date. There are many locations in Manchester which offer wonderful afternoon teas, ranging from luxury or traditional to inexpensive afternoon tea experiences. If you wish to tuck into sweet and savoury treats while enjoying various hot drinks and even champagne or gin, an afternoon tea experience is an ideal choice for you to share quality time with your date while enjoying delicious sweet and savoury fancies.  

Go sightseeing  

With numerous interesting things to see in Manchester, why not enjoy the city sights and have a sightseeing date. Even if you’re familiar with the sights, taking time to enjoy them once again with someone special is an ideal way to have fun getting to know each other. For a simple and low budget option, why not simply go for a walk, or take part in one of the many walking tours offered daily where you will be shown the main attractions, plus some lesser-known spots, all while being entertained. Alternatively, you could take a bus or taxi tour, or for a different perspective of Manchester, you could go on one of the many boat tours and enjoy the historic Manchester Ship Canal. If you want to combine walking and trying new foods, a food tour will offer you an enjoyable and cultural experience.    

Have a picnic   

A picnic at one of Manchester’s many beautiful country parks or beauty spots is a perfect option if it’s a quiet date you’re after with no interruptions. You’ll get to enjoy your own foods at a more relaxed pace, giving you and your date the chance to spend quality time together. For a perfect end to the date, go for a romantic stroll and take in the views.  

Dine up high

If you want to combine top quality food or enjoy a delicious cocktail with spectacular views, then a date at Cloud 23 is the option for you. Being the highest point in Manchester, you will enjoy breathtaking city views; there is no better place to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Alternatively, why not try 20 Stories where you can enjoy mouth-watering locally sourced meals in the glamorous restaurant, or sip on a cocktail or glass of wine on the expansive rooftop terrace while taking in the skyline views. With either of these locations, you will certainly have a date to remember.


If it’s a cultural date you’re after, HOME is the perfect venue for your date. Known as the best venue for contemporary art, theatre and film in Manchester, HOME has been an instant success since its opening in May 2015. Together you will share a new experience and new art together, giving yourself and your date a great topic of conversation and certainly a date to remember.

Visit the theatre

Manchester is home to many theatres including The Palace Theatre, Opera House and The Lowry, so if you’re after an outstanding performance, whether it’s a musical or an exceptional opera performance, there is something for everyone. You’ll find both large scale performances on offer, as well as many music events, so you’re sure to find an enjoyable show to share together with your date.



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