Valentine’s Day is almost here, and while the traditional way to celebrate might be to grab some reduced chocolates and wilted flowers from the all-night garage, why not step things up a gear this year? We’ve got a great selection of ideas and suggestions for eating out in Spinningfields that’ll make the big day even more special for you and your beau.
Whether you’re after something fancy or laid-back, this great central district has a bunch of romantic options for all budgets. And because this Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday, why not take Wednesday off work so you can stay out afterwards for a rare midweek night out? Spinningfields is a hub of fun and activity at the best of times, and this is the ideal night to make the most of it.
Grab a pen and your phone and get ready to book something special for the 14th. Here’s our expert guide to Valentine’s Day in Spinningfields.
Here are our picks
Tattu, Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now
Say the ultimate ‘I love you’ with an evening experience at Tattu, the home of romance, this February. More than just a restaurant and bar, this stunning location is a treat for all the senses, and that low lighting is a surefire prelude to all things romantic.
And there’s more. You can expect to see stylish and tastefully-executed words of love projected across their restaurant walls, as lovers dine in gorgeous red illuminated interiors.
Want the year’s most photogenic drink? Tattu’s Valentine’s special, the Shanghai Rose made with Peddlar’s Gin, Rose and Champagne is the perfect celebration of love, to be enjoyed from a rose with the one we love most.
Book well ahead – Tattu is always busy, but this is a near-guaranteed sell-out so act quick to secure your place. Go here for more details.
Hey Little Cupcake, 2 Hardman Street (shop entrance on Atkinson Street), Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF - Visit now
Of course, Feb 14th doesn’t have to be an evening out – you can get a box of goodies to scoff at home – thanks to the top-tier bakers at Hey Little Cupcake. They’ve been busy concocting the ultimate Valentine’s Day collection, full of exceptional sweet treats and the choice is huge: from the Cupcake Gift Box to Brownie Slab, Mine & Yours Valentine’s Day Gift Box, Love Heart Cake or even a sharing Treat Box for those that can’t decide.
The Cupcake Gift Box features Red Rose (chocolate sponge and vanilla buttercream), Love (vanilla sponge and buttercream topped with a LOVE sugar message), Gourmet (chocolate sponge, filling and buttercream topped with Valentines decorations), Sweetie Pie (vanilla sponge and buttercream topped with sweets and filed with jam, Red Velvet Lips (red velvet sponge with cream cheese frosting), and Sprinkles (vanilla sponge and buttercream topped with Valentine sprinkles).
Let Hey Little Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day collection make your special someone feel extra loved this year. Please note that orders require four days notice in advance.
20 Stories, No. 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now
Like the old song goes, love is in the air. And at 20 Stories, that means 19 storeys high, overlooking the city skyline. Push the boat out this Valentine’s Day and treat your loved one to an unforgettable night out at this breathtaking rooftop restaurant.
And the team have made it easy for you – for just £70 per person, you can both enjoy an exclusive four-course meal, designed specially for Valentine’s Day 2023. Relax under the sun, silver clouds, and stars as you indulge in a romantic evening together.
Go here for more details, and make sure to book your place by contacting the Events Team directly via CharlotteC@danddlondon.com.
The Ivy Spinningfields, The Pavilion, Byrom Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HG - Visit now
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic three-course dinner at The Ivy Spinningfields. After receiving a glass of Veuve Cliquot Rose Champagne on arrival, guests can choose from an array of beautiful dishes. But be sure to leave some room for the Raspberry Heart Mille Feuille dessert: layers of white chocolate and puff pastry, finished with a warm raspberry sauce.
There are also cocktails lovingly created for the occasion, such as the Passionberry Martini (a blend of strawberry and passionfruit, topped with The Ivy Champagne) and Heartbreaker on the Rocks (a ‘love-ly’ twist on the classic Negroni, featuring bourbon and Campari, topped with a cherry and orange).
This three-course set menu is priced at £75 per person (available between February 10th to 19th). It’s the perfect place to fall in love all over again.
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill Manchester, The Avenue, Manchester, M3 3AP - Visit now
A trip to Fazenda could be just the ticket if you’re a couple looking for an authentic South American-style rodizio restaurant experience. This much-loved destination serves the finest cuts of meat and exquisite wines, making it a perfect fit for ‘Día de San Valentín’, the South American name for February 14th.
Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival before delving into their signature rodizio service, hot side dishes, and Market Table selection, then complete your experience with classic Brazilian Sweet Treats. Take a closer look at what’s on offer here, then book your reservation online or by calling 0161 207 1183.
Bill’s Manchester, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now
Bill’s is the ideal place for those looking to skip the starters, mains (and small talk), and head straight to the sweet. Say hello to the Loved Up Stack, Bill’s limited edition Valentine pancakes, available from the 10th to 14th February.
Don’t risk making and messing them yourself. Leave it to the experts and treat your other half to a bundle of fluffy buttermilk pancakes with clotted cream ice cream, pancake syrup and strawberry and dark chocolate sauce for just £8.
Want the full deal? The Valentine’s Day set menu at Bill’s will do the job, and more besides. For just under £30, you can enjoy two great courses, as well as a special Valentine’s Day cocktail – or even add another course for just £5.