Top 5 First Date Venues in Manchester

Are you looking for love in your city? Maybe you’ve signed up to the latest dating apps, you’re looking to join a dating agency in Manchester or you’re just about ready to hire a giant billboard in the city centre like (the very creative) Mark Rofe did. For many, finding love in this bustling city can feel like searching for that proverbial needle in a haystack.

Yet in 2018 it was revealed that Manchester had the highest concentration of single people in the UK, of which, 51% had been single for as long as 10 years. And unless cupid has been putting in some serious overtime since then, it’s fair to assume that this is still the case. So in theory, there’s plenty of eligible people looking for love in Manchester.

Perhaps, but we understand that finding the perfect match isn’t as simple as swiping right on your smartphone. So when you do have a date lined up, especially if it’s your first date, it’s natural that you want to make a great first impression.

The good news is, Manchester is the perfect place to get to know a new partner, from Salford Quays to Didsbury, it is full of classy restaurants and chic bars for every taste and mood. If you’ve got a first date coming up soon, these five restaurants should be top of your list for first date venues in Manchester (and if things go well, perhaps over time you’ll get to try them all!).

1. 20 Stories

20 Stories Restaurant is located on the 19th floor of the iconic No.1 Spinningfields. The glamorous restaurant and rooftop terrace make this the perfect place to gaze out over the twinkling Manchester skyline. Plus the delicious menu, featuring locally sourced ingredients, aims to showcase the best the Northwest has to offer.

2. Asha’s

Championing traditional Indian cuisine, Asha’s is another delicious Central Manchester venue for you to consider for your date. Founded by Bollywood legend, Asha Bhosle, with the glamour to match, you can guarantee this will be the best Indian dining experience you’ve ever had (outside of India, of course).

3. Yu

The best part about using a dating agency in Manchester to help you find your perfect match is that you can get to know more about your date before you meet with them. So if you know for a fact that they love Chinese food, then take them a little way out of town to Yu, Alderley Edge – they will not be disappointed! The perfect blend between traditional recipes and modern cooking, you and your date can enjoy an unforgettable fine dining experience.

4. Rosso

When it comes to choosing first date venues in Manchester, they don’t get much more opulent than Rosso. The Italian restaurant boasts that it is the city’s ‘most luxurious and sought after dining experience’. The unique style of the Grade-II listed building, as well as the long list of fine wines and Italian dishes steeped in tradition, are a sure-fire way to make a good impression on your date! 

5. Adam Reid at The French

Last but certainly not least, another great dinner destination for dating in Manchester is Adam Reid at The French. A delightfully traditional British menu of hearty comfort food, with a Northwest twist. The restaurant can be found at the Midland Hotel and the luxurious interiors marry perfectly with creative culinary talents of Adam Reid for a truly romantic date.

If you’re looking for a partner in Manchester, working with a dedicated matchmaker could be the key to finding love. At Ignite Dating, we take our time to get to know you, so we can handpick the perfect potential matches. Get in touch to find out more. 

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