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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Manchester/Greater Manchester

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Manchester/Greater Manchester? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of SCHOFIELD'S BAR restaurant
4.9 (144)
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
About the restaurant
With over 25 years of experience collectively, bartender brothers Joe and Daniel Schofield always had a vision to return to their home city of Manchester to open their eponymous venue;

SCHOFIELD’S BAR graces the corner of Sunlight House, one of the most iconic buildings in the north of England.

The art deco masterpiece of architect Joseph Sunlight was the tallest building in Manchester upon completion during the 1930s, a decade of great importance for cocktail culture. An era of grand and luxurious bars, known for their hospitality and classic cocktails.

Please note that we are only able to accept a handful of reservations each day as we are a walk-in led venue so please do not be put off visiting us if you are unable to reserve. All reservations are only guaranteed 2 hours at the table.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
The best service in Manchester. Nothing more to say.
A photo of STERLING BAR restaurant
4.8 (166)
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
About the restaurant
STERLING is a luxurious bar located underneath the historic Stock Exchange
Hotel. You can expect live music, vintage spirits, rare wine and elegant cocktails all
served alongside bar snacks.

Please note that we only able to accept a certain amount of reservations each day as we leave a lot of tables for walk-ins, so please do not be put off visiting us if you are unable to reserve.

We have a 15 minute grace period for each booking.

We are a seated venue only and all reservations are guaranteed 2 hours at the table.

We are an over 18's only venue and do not accept cash.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Our waitress was wonderful, very friendly. The live music made it a night to remember .
A photo of The Cherry Tree restaurant
4.7 (6329)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
The Cherry Tree at Blackrod is an independently owned restaurant and bar that aims to provide an unpretentious style of classic cooking with an emphasis on using seasonal produce, sourced as locally as possible.
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Went here for my boyfriends 30th Birthday, on arrival they gave him a birthday card, asked if he would like a complementary glass of prosecco and at the end brought him a small dessert with a happy birthday sign in it. Very nice touches and unexpected.
A photo of Gaucho Manchester restaurant
4.6 (6078)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
Every Wednesday, join us for ‘Steak Night Date Night’ and dig into an epic sharing steak for two with sides, sauces and a bottle of red or white wine chosen by our team of sommeliers from £70 per pair.

Gaucho Manchester is a converted church in the centre of Deansgate is the city’s home for impeccable Argentinian steaks, Latin flavours and premium wines.

As you dine, enjoy the theatre of our open kitchen and marvel at the church’s original organ, a stunning feature that is at the centre of our split level dining room. During the week it’s the place to be for lunches and celebratory dinners and at the weekend becomes a social melting pot with DJ hosted brunches, a bustling cocktail bar and a legendary relaxation spot for Sunday lunch.

Please note: we currently do not accept OpenTable dining cheques.
Top review
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
So enjoyed my Sunday lunch! Food high quality and service first-class. Will keep on coming back
A photo of 63 Degrees restaurant
4.6 (1655)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
63 Degrees is a family owned restaurant in the heart of Manchester"s Northern Quarter. Opened by the Moreau family the food is an expression of modern French cuisine; using only locally sourced and fresh ingredients. The restaurant's cuisine has been designed to delight the customers senses; particularly with the signature dishes which are cooked at 63°, making the poultry incomparably tender with unforgettable flavours.

The restaurant benefits from a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with an individual interior design. Average costs for a Main Course range from £12 to £24 with an average 3 course meal costing approximately £30. 63 Degrees can cater for private events or parties including wedding receptions, delivering fine dining with excellent service.
Top review
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
The quality of the food at 63 Degrees is consistently excellent and the welcome from the chef patron is always warm I was there for a special occasion and was made very welcome.
A photo of Lucky Cat Manchester restaurant
4.5 (159)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
Welcome to Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay in the heart of the historic King Street, Manchester. Serving Asian inspired small plates, Robata grilled dishes, sushi and sashimi, designed to share and be devoured alongside an unforgettable selection of cocktails and fine wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great good. Very good service and friendly staff.
A photo of KITTEN restaurant
4.4 (563)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Deansgate Square.....

Taking centre stage in the venue, the sushi chefs will serve up an exquisite raw menu featuring a selection of freshly made dishes including black and blue tuna with pickled kohlrabi and squid ink tuille, horse mackerel ceviche and Wagyu beef tataki with crispy shallots.

Traditionally cooked over open flames, the Robata menu includes the finest cuts of Wagyu with king oyster mushrooms, barbary duck breast and mirin chicken yakitori. Those who favour seafood can enjoy a whole sea bass served with red miso and sake, monkfish with clementine. Kentucky fried calamari with matcha aioli and vegetable yasai top of the tempura offering.

*please note there is a cake charge of £20 for celebration cakes brought into the venue.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
the drinks (especially the lychee+sake martini) where incredible! the food was outstanding and i loved how some dishes arrived and different times creating a really dynamic dining experience. the salmon sashimi was absolutely top tier, so fresh and delicious. i’ve forgotten our servers name but she had curly hair and gorgeous jewellery, her attention to detail and menu knowledge was incredible. kitten gave me the best birthday meal imaginable and i can’t wait to return!
A photo of Gino D'Acampo Manchester restaurant
4.2 (94)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
NEWLY OPEN!! Gino D’Acampo will be opening a new restaurant and bar in the heart of Manchester, Gino D’Acampo, Manchester. The new premium Italian restaurant and bar will open at the INNSiDE by Melia Manchester hotel in February, to follow an extensive refurbishment of the First Street venue, which the acclaimed Italian chef’s experienced team currently operates under the First Street Bar & Kitchen brand. The opening of Gino D’Acampo, Manchester follows the success of Gino’s restaurants in Newcastle and Liverpool, which feature amongst the cities’ most celebrated restaurants and bars and attract a stylish and discerning crowd.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food and friendly staff. Really enjoyed our experience there.
A photo of SakkuSamba - Manchester restaurant
4.1 (923)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
Discover the wonders of Japanese-Brazilian cuisine with our immersive dining experience.

Our unlimited dining concept will see you choose from 150 varied dishes ordered via tablet from the comfort of your seat. Our fresh Sushi will be prepared in front of your eyes at our Sushi bar, and our meats will be prepared in the Brazilian Gaúcho's traditional method of cooking.

Located in the heart of Spinningfields, our restaurant is one of the biggest in central Manchester and boasts beautiful interiors as well as multiple private dining and VIP areas.

On top of our menu of Brazilian meats and Japanese Sushi & Grill we also offer a unique cocktail menu and elaborate wine list.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 26, 2024
Great time with friends lovely food and service will be back
A photo of The Winter Garden at Refuge (Winter Garden Menu) restaurant
3.5 (94)
£26 to £40
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
About the restaurant
Located between The Public Bar and Dining Room, The Winter Garden at Refuge is an indoor space that brings the outdoors inside. Relax in a cosy chair, take a look at the selection of bar snacks, cocktails and natural wine, while enjoying the greenery at the centre of Kimpton Clocktower Hotel.
Top review
Dined on Apr 21, 2024
Great food and service. Lovely good and drinks. Sunday roast best ever
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