Monday, 5 September 2016

The Bestest #3 Places to go for Date Night

Date night. This is a relatively new concept. In the olden days we used to do nice things with our loved one from time to time, but now, we have such busy lives that we have to schedule in a night to be romantic. How unromantic! Anyhow, it seems everyone is doing it, so I’m here to help out with some foodie suggestions for your next date night - because those who eat together, stay together.

So, one of my favourite places at the moment is Kibou Sushi. It’s a small restaurant, serving up the very best sushi in town and they even cater for non-fish eaters. Going here on date night will get you both trying something new. You could order things to share from the menu or even better, inform the serving staff of your budget for the night and let them surprise you with some dishes neither of you will have tried before. You can read more about Kibou Sushi here.

My next suggestion is The Grape Escape for a spot of wine tasting. Don’t worry, they serve food too if you need a bit of sustenance. As well as catering for the wine buffs, this is a really informal and relaxed place where those who know nowt about wine have nothing to fear. The best way to do date night here is with a blind tasting of either red or white wine. You can go for the same colour and compare notes (or squabble over who’s right), or go for one red and one white and keep the peace. You can read more about The Grape Escape here.

A little bit different but here’s a good one for those who can’t find a babysitter, on a budget or simply prefer to stay at home. Tyga is a Cheltenham-based Indian meal kit company which delivers spice and paste blends to your door on a monthly basis, so you can make absolutely delicious, home-cooked, Indian food with minimal faff. If you love food (which you must do if you’re reading this blog post), then you’ll love cooking together. Dim the lights, open a bottle of wine, pop some music on and your home will be date-night ready! You can read more about Tyga here.

For the organised people out there, Brew & Bake holds a monthly pop-up restaurant that sees this favourite coffee-stop transform into a cosy eatery. You can choose an early or late dining slot, and you pre-order upon booking from the three course menu comprising of lots of local produce. You can take your own alcohol and being based on the Bath road there’s plenty of choice for after-dinner drinks if you want to make a night of it. You can read more about Brew & Bake here.

Finally, here’s one for the real romantics out there, the ones who can spend more than an hour or two together and still love each other, even after a four course meal. East India CafĂ© hold what they call a ‘masterclass’ on the last Sunday of every month. There are only eight places available at each one, ensuring you get treated like royalty for the whole afternoon – yep this is a date day, not  night. Each masterclass is themed, and the team will literally cook-up your lunch for you in front of your eyes (there may be a bit of audience participation too if you’re up for it) and then you will be served a right royal feast. You can read more about the masterclass here.

You best get to booking your next romantic night now you’ve got a whole host of places and food to choose from!

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