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Manchester Hotel/Restaurant spec me please

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sparky05084, 19 Feb 2013.

  1. sparky05084


    Joined: 4 Sep 2011

    Posts: 596

    Evening peeps.

    Well, it seems the eye in the sky has finally felt a bit of sympathy for me and I've gone and got myself a date. Been out of the dating game for some time and I want to impress.

    I suggested we go to Manchester as it's within easy reach of both where I and she lives and she seemes happy with the idea.

    So, I put it to you GD to advise me on a nice Hotel to stay in and somewhere nice to eat. I am into my Steak Houses and stuff but I am open to alternatives.

    Hopefully this time in a Hotel I won't get the leg cramps from hell and end up being 60 quid down, but that's another story :D
  2. Orangest


    Joined: 5 Mar 2010

    Posts: 158

    Stay in the Midland, eat in Gaucho
  3. Miguél


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,620

    Location: Manchester

    What is your budget for a hotel?

    Lots of decent steak type restaurants:

    Grill on the Alley, Gaucho, Australasia, Grill on New York Street

    Some non steak restaurants:

    Revolucion De Cuba, Southern Eleven, Croma, The Alchemist
  4. BDEE


    Joined: 21 Apr 2011

    Posts: 2,801

    I usually stay at the Thistle when I am in Manc, but thats because we get a heavy subsidy through our agency booker - I would suggest the larger rooms - The standard ones are OK when you are just there for a nights sleep, but are you seriously booking a hotel for a first date?

    What about the three date rule!?
  5. davido_labido


    Joined: 17 Sep 2012

    Posts: 4,193

    Location: Nottingham

    just got a date... booking a hotel room? winner.
  6. hyper_piper45


    Joined: 12 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,706

    Location: Leicester

    Another vote for Gaucho. It's delicious!
  7. One More Solo


    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 15,861

    Location: Manchester

    This, if she's already staying with you then just save yourself the effort and go to Maccy Ds. :D
  8. Pulsar_GTI


    Joined: 29 May 2007

    Posts: 993

    I went to Manchester last weekend and stayed at the midland which was very nice and ate at opus one about 2 mins walk away. At Opus one i had the best food ... maybe I ever have had .. £25 a head too! :cool:
  9. Youstolemyname


    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 5,230

    Location: The Voice Of Football

    Southern 11 is a cracking cocktail bar/ BBQ restaurant.

    Hotels. The Lowry will get you brownie points and maybe other things ;)
  10. Martynt74


    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,735

    Location: Higher Walton

    Lowry is good. But very expensive and wasn't worth it for me. My personal favourite is Great John Street. Absolutely superb and the breakfast was top notch and from the Roof terrace you can see parts of Coronation Street, it also has a hot tub :)


    The radisson is alright but nothing special. I'm also a big fan of the Royal Albert Marriott.

    Food wise, Southern 11 is a very good place to eat and its not too expensive. If you fancy Tapas then El Rincon is fantastic although you can't book a table.

    Steak wise then i'd agree with Goucho. Absolutely Stunning food, Otherwise either Grill on the Alley or Grill on New York street (i've not been to this one though)
  11. Admiral Huddy


    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

    Posts: 29,592

    Location: Chelmsford

    Don't go to Manchester much but this is my only choice when I do :)