Valentine’s is nearly upon us. For those who’ve not yet got their act together, now is the time to get yourself out of first gear and make that all-important booking.
Because whether you’re looking for a romantic candlelit dinner or an adventureful experience, the clock is ticking to impress on the upcoming lover’s holiday.
With thirteen restaurants, an escape room and a luxury aparthotel to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Manchester’s Corn Exchange.
Keep reading to find out what it’s got going on for lovers under its Grade II-listed roof this weekend.
This stylish aparthotel is situated right in the heart of Manchester, making it the perfect base for a romantic night out on the town. Surprise your partner by adding flowers, chocolates or balloons to the room (extras start from £10) – then sit back and reap the rewards.
Alston Bar and Beef
Glaswegian steakhouse Alston is bringing the magic this Valentine’s with a Vanishing Cabaret dining special on 13th February. Tickets include dinner for two, a bottle of wine, two glasses of prosecco and, of course, the magical performance itself, and will set you back £120 per couple.
Banyan Bar and Kitchen
For dining in a more casual setting, head to Banyan for a solid selection of cocktails and a laid back menu of beef medallions, smoked haddock and a Terry’s chocolate orange brownie. Upgrade to bottomless beverages for £15.
The Cosy Club
A menu of baked camembert and sirloin steaks offer indulgent dining at The Cosy Club this Valentine’s Day. Priced at just £58 per couple, finish on a high with the strawberry and white chocolate mousse.
It seems that simply mentioning the name Gino D’Acampo can make some Mancunian women go weak at the knees. The Italian TV chef is so much of a hit here, he has three restaurants within a stone’s throw of one another. If your partner is a fan of Gino, treat them to a specially-prepared three-course meal for £47.50 per person.
Pizza Express is a perfect choice for a relaxed, no pressure date. The set menu for two, priced at £28.95, is available on the 14th and 15th February. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of dough balls to go around.
One of the Corn Exchange’s most romantic restaurants, enjoy an intimate dinner for two at this authentic Italian cucina. You can even buy some tempting Baci chocolates from the deli upstairs, which contain love notes inside.
Lovers of Mexican street food need look no further than Wahaca when it comes to a spicy Valentine’s excursion. Grab a sharing feast with an array of tacos for £20 per person, then finish things off with some chocolate churros.
Flaunt your inner Lady and the Tramp this Valentine’s at Zizzi with a classic pasta dish. The three-course menu is £21.95, and caters for all dietary requirements.