Picking a restaurant for a date is always a tough decision, so here is our Top 5 restaurants to break the ice


Located in the heart of Spinningfields in the City Centre, Tattu offers contemporary Chinese cuisine by fusing traditional Asian flavours with modern flair. The decadent restaurant is dominated by a huge pink blossom tree and Rose Garden, offering a unique dining experience to make it a first date to remember! Arrive early and relax in the intimate bar area and enjoy a range of unique body-art inspired cocktails including ‘Skull Candy’, ‘Ink Me, Drink Me’, and ‘Anchors Away’.

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For a first date with a hint of glamour and an Italian twist, make sure you try Gusto, located in the ornate Elliot House on Deansgate. Combining a touch of the 1920s with Manchester’s local heritage, Gusto serves up stone-baked pizzas and succulent seafood for that special, romantic night. Enjoy a classic Martini or a glass of Prosecco and appreciate the glamourous surroundings.

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Matt & Phred’s

For those willing to dance on a first date, Matt and Phred’s Jazz Club is an absolute must! Grab a quick pizza in the restaurant, and then enjoy dancing the night away to some of the best local and international jazz around. For those on a budget, Matt and Phred’s happy hour offers 2 for 1 cocktails, or a free pizza when buying two alcoholic drinks!

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If you’re not scared of sharing tapas on a first date, Barton Arcade based Lunya could be the perfect choice. Owners Elaine and Peter have sourced some of the best recipes and ingredients from the Mediterranean, and are serving them up in the heart of Manchester. Tried something you love? Chances are it will be available in the adjoining deli, which stocks a huge range of the very best Catalan and Spanish food and drink. The bar has one of the UK’s largest collections of Spanish gins, beers, wines, and spirits, meaning a return for a second date is an absolute must!

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Sapporo Teppanyaki

For something a little bit different, try Manchester's flagship Japanese restaurant Sapporo Teppanyaki. Set against a backdrop of stylish Japanese décor, the expert chefs display breath-taking skills in aerial chopping, utensil tossing, heat, and fire, in front of guests. The relaxed bar area has an extensive list of Japanese cocktails, Sake, and Japanese whiskeys, giving your date that authentic experience.

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  1. Chris Gheysens
    I suggest you visit Wawa Convenience stores for the first date. It is the best place to visit and have hygienic food for a first date. Wawa management would like to collect your feedback through the mywawavisit survey at https://www.mywawavisit.page/ and get free hoagies for a year with the Wawa survey.

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