The best UK bars for a date

Picking the right bar for a date is a big decision - it could decide your fate all on its own. We've picked out five of the best British bars for a successful liaison.

Bar Gandolfi, Glasgow (above)
Far from the madding crowds of Buchanan St, this Italian boîte feels like a taste of la dolce vita. 64 Albion St, Glasgow G1 (

Covent Garden Hotel, London
Conspiratorial and intimate hotel bar in the heart of London, yet feeling miles away from it. Monmouth St, London WC2H (

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Avon Gorge Hotel, Bristol
Consider a proposal — decent or otherwise — at this Bristol terrace overlooking the Avon Gorge. Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 (


Andersons Bar & Grill, Birmingham
Intimate dining in Brum’s Jewellery Quarter. If it goes well, shop for diamonds round the corner. 30 Mary Ann St, St Paul’s Sq, Birmingham B3 (andersons


Cloud Bar 23, Manchester
Far up in the imposing Beetham Tower, this skyline bar promises romance. 303 Deansgate, 23rd Floor, Manchester M3 (

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