Girls Night Out in Manchester: Where to Stay, Top Bars and Restaurants to Spot Celebrities


Leanne bayley

Going to a girls’ night out in a city you don’t know very well requires a detailed action plan. Along with thinking about your outfit (or outfits!), It’s imperative that you know the cool hotspots to go to. If you are going to the city of Manchester with your daughters (or your guys!), here is an essential guide to knowing where to stay, eat and where to spot a celebrity or two …

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Where to stay in Manchester

If your girls trip is around the evening, you will definitely want to stay in a hotel near the city center. you need to know the ultimate shopping destination, and if you want to spot celebrities over dinner, you need to know exactly where to go.

Dakota Manchester

I put Dakota on the list of hotels that I just have to visit again because it is absolutely amazing. If you are looking for a chic and stylish hotel, this is it. With sumptuous velvet-trimmed furniture and muted touches of gray, this is the ultimate in chic hotel decor.


Double room at the Dakota Hotel in Manchester

When traveling for girls, a hotel should have two things: a full-length mirror (check mark) and a mirror that you use for makeup – and preferably more than one. The Dakota has thought of everything. In every room you will find a SimpleHuman makeup mirror (praise the gods who apply makeup) and a heat resistant holder for your hot hair tools. Perfect.

It is also one of those hotels that you don’t have to leave. Go down and you have the Dakota Grill. The four course menu was divine and excellent value for money. Oh, and I still dream of hot bread that I smothered in the delicious tomato and goat cheese “dipping” sauce. I hear people going back there just for that, and I’m not going to lie, it’s definitely on the to-do list when I go back.


Be sure to have a drink at the Dakota bar

If you’re looking for more drinks, head to the Dakota Bar and enjoy a cocktail or two. There is a lovely terrace with lots of electric heaters – a perfect way to spend an evening.


The Dakota Outdoor Terrace

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The Lowry Hotel

Another option for you is perfect if you are looking for a super central hotel that has everything you need – the five star Lowry Hotel. You will definitely spot a few celebrities at this hotel (during my visit I ran into Emma Willis from The voice) and you will instantly feel at home upon entering your room.


A junior suite at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester

If you and your girlfriends are looking for a different trip, the Lowry Hotel recently announced a partnership with DermAssure Aesthetic, which allows guests to enjoy beauty treatments in the comfort of their hotel rooms (or in the spa, the choice is yours. !).

The Lowry Hotel is the first hotel in the UK to offer cosmetic facials, skin care and non-facial cosmetic treatments to hotel guests in a private room environment.

In addition to dermal fillers, you can try the Red Carpet Peel – a Hollywood favorite and soon to be a UK favorite, which offers accelerated exfoliation to even skin tone and minimize fine lines while leaving skin calm without irritation. Perfect for a dewy glow and post-lock party prep.


Are you tempted by a trip to the spa?

And for those who just need a little TLC, celebrity-beloved IV vitamin therapy is available to help boost your skin and immune system with an infusion of vitamins and minerals.

Elsewhere the hotel is perfect if you are in a large group and you can hire your own private dining room and you can even work with the team on how to decorate it personally. Ideal if you are celebrating a big birthday and have a theme in mind.


The colorful bar at the Lowry Hotel

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Where to go in Manchester on a girls’ trip

Manchester has so many fabulous hot spots to visit …

Rosso Restaurant and Bar

Rosso Restaurant – The Rio Ferdinand establishment – is very popular in Manchester. With its lavish decor, delicious Mediterranean menu, and impressive cocktail list, you can certainly see why it’s a celebrity favorite.


Rosso is a big hit with celebrities

Manchester ivy

It is widely believed that Ivy in Manchester is the best in UK. Spread over four floors, the restaurant includes a brasserie on the ground floor with beautiful Art-Deco details and The Ivy Asia on the second floor. This stunning venue, with its green semi-precious stone floor and antique gold mirror bar, serves Asian-inspired food and cocktails with resident DJs and fantastic entertainment.


Ivy Manchester is a great destination for celebrity spotting

Restaurant & Bar Menagerie

AT Menagerie, eating is a relaxed, sociable experience. Serving brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily from noon. According to the website, February is “February Fizz,” so if you’re looking to make plans for that time, you know what to do!


Helen Flanagan spent the NYE at the menagerie with her friends

20 stories in Manchester

The rooftop restaurant 20 stories Manchester is a hit thanks to its epic terrace and city views.

An Afternoon Tea with a view, what more could you ask for ?!

Australasia Restaurant

Since its opening in 2011, Australasia has become one of the city’s favorite restaurants. A place of relaxed elegance and relaxed luxury, where good times are guaranteed. Bathed in the natural tones of the Pacific coast, creating a tranquil scene that suits any occasion.

The interior of Australasia

Peter Street cuisine

Located inside the iconic, award-winning Free Trade Hall Peter Street cuisine is super modern with its high ceilings, pendant lights, wooden elements and marble countertops. In 2019, Peter Street Kitchen received the prestigious ‘Best Luxury Restaurant in UK’ at the British Restaurant Awards, testifying to its undisputed position on the culinary scene in Manchester and the UK.

The chic interiors of Peter Street Kitchen


If you are looking to be glamorous and eat great food then head to tattoo. It’s located in Spinningfields, close to The Ivy and 20Stories, so you can have a drink, dinner and take in the views. Tattu diners are encouraged to share entrees, from colorful dim sum and luxurious small platters to contemporary main courses and mind-blowing desserts.

The decor is almost as beautiful as the food at Tattu

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