From meticulously crafted traditional selections to avant garde seafood served in ‘waves’, Manchester’s most beloved restaurants serve a range of irresistible set menus this Valentine’s Day.

Here are some of the best.

Peru Perdu | Princess Street | £75pp

Centred around four sublime courses which build upon their usual South American-inspired selection, Peru Perdu’s ‘elevated’ Valentine’s Day set menu features ceviche, Langusto, Lomo Saltado, Pork and Clam, Dulce de Leche cheesecake and more for £75pp, guaranteeing an unforgettable culinary experience with which to celebrate your love amidst the ‘flickering candles, trailing botanicals and hot pink decor.’

74 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JD, Tel: (0161) 549 0005
Zouk | Off Oxford Road | £40pp

Starting with a Pani Puri Shot followed by a round poppadoms, Zouk’s elegant yet cost-of-living-friendly Valentine’s Day menu features Punjabi Lollipops and Prawn Pakoras as part of a Lover’s Sharing Platter, Butter Chicken, Lamb Neelgiri and Dall Makhani for mains and a pair of desserts from their weekly selection.

5, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5QS , Tel: (0161) 233 1090
20 Stories | Spinningfields | £65pp

Set to unrivalled golden hour city views and live music from Music Men Trio between 8pm and 11pm, 20 Stories serve a one-off four-course menu on Tue 14 Feb which includes Jerusalem artichoke and truffle soup, pressed ham hock terrine with date ketchup, ras el-hanout cauliflower steak, seared duck breast, a trio of cherry desserts and more.

NO. 1, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB, Tel: 0161 204 3333
Edinburgh Castle | Ancoats | £60pp

With fruits of the sea, Belted Galloway ox heart, Yorkshire rhubarb & honey mustard tart and more for just £60 each, as well as a vegetarian menu featuring Lancashire cheese doughnuts, Hen of the Woods mushroom and pineapple weed whey fudge, Ancoats’ favourite gastropub serves only the rarefied heights of British produce for their Valentine’s Day set menu in their modern, headily romantic upstairs restaurant.

17 blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5EP , Tel: (0161) 414 0004
The Ivy Spinningfields | Spinningfields | £75pp

With a glass of Veuve Cliquot champagne upon arrival, sharing plates including truffle arancini and duck liver parfait, a pchoice of lobster linguine, grilled halloumi or fillet of beef for main and the Raspberry Heart Mille Fueille for dessert, The Ivy’s £75 Valentine’s Day menu condenses the popular restaurant’s renowned opulence into a tasteful, intimate date night package.

The Ivy, The Pavilion, Byrom St, M3 3HG
Motley | Deansgate | From £28pp

Running from Fri 10 – Wed 15 Feb, YOTEL’s bohemian ground floor restaurant serves a Valentine’s extravaganza full of timeless favourites including shared baked camembert and ham and manchego croquettes for starters, steak frites or wild mushroom tagliatelle for mains and a choice of caramel chocolate mousse, white chocolate blondie or strawberries and cream for dessert.

115 Deansgate, M3 2NW
Australasia | Spinningfields | £75pp

Inspired by their best dishes from the past decade, Spinningfields’ Pacific fine-dining hotspot Australasia presents a ‘four wave’ Valentine’s menu which runs from Mon 6 – Sun 19 Feb and features sushi and sashimi sharing plates, their signature selection and a range of delicacies from the Japanese Robata grill, with a mango souffle and their famous dessert bento box to finish.

The Avenue, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3AP, Tel: (0161) 831 0288
James Martin Manchester | 235 Casino | £70pp

Promising ‘an expertly crafted 5-course meal that oozes luxury’, James Martin Manchester’s romantic set menu features favourites like the Aged Beef Fillet, the Tempura Porthilly Oyster and the rich, nutty and entirely vegan Mushroom and Truffle Tortellini, all served beneath the cavernous restaurant’s imposing, historic vaulted brick ceilings.

2 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP
Rosso | Spring Gardens | £80pp

Rosso’s iconic exterior has been laden with hundreds of red roses, while inside a special three-course meal will be served, featuring decadent dishes like swordfish carpaccio, Filettie Di Manzo Con Gamberi Rossi (dry-aged fillet of beef with Sicilian red prawns) and holm oak charcoal-baked whole sea bass, stuffed with wild rice sultanas and flat herbs.

43 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BG
Words:
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 10 Feb 2023