I'm looking for something that is not extremly expensive or luxurious, rather than just nice, comfttable, interesting, fun. :) All suggestions welcomed, I've never been to Manchester.
Trafford or Arndale Centre, give her your credit card and meet her in about 3 hours. You'll be married (but broke) within a week! ;)
Seriously though there's so uch to do. A good date bar is the Bluu Bar in the Northern Quarter. It's very chilled with intimate spaces and a good Brasserie attached for food.
There's a great Tapas place on Deans Gate. Although a word of advice from experience. If you go there on a date, make sure its not while Spain are playing in football match and if they are certainly don't abandon the girl in favour of sitting in the kitchen with the chefs watching the match. It doesnt go down well although you do get free chorizo....
Another good place is Cloud 23 on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Tower with great views of the city.
If its a sunny day you could also go down to a place called Dukes 92 which is right next to the Canal and great for alfresco weekend relaxing about 10 years ago