Dating can be as difficult or as easy as you make it. Whilst there are several first date survival guides sprawled across the internet, each one will have the same point: get the location right. Sitting down for a long meal can feel stuffy—especially on the first date. To shake things up, head to Grand Central and choose between a variety of international cuisines to really spice things up.
Begin at Frizzenti, where you’ll indulge in some Dutch courage. Discover the finest Italian wines and prosecco’s or even learn the art of creating their range of signature sparkling cocktails. Our favourite is the Bordeaux rosé – sure to comfort the nerves and start the night off right.
From there, as we’re sure you’ll be feeling rather peckish by now, make your way over to Tapas Revolution for some lighter bites. As is perhaps expected, they live up to their name by offering a fantastic selection of tapas and ‘picoteo’. Try the pan de la casa – toasted bread topped with garlic & tomato sauce and Serrano ham or some Almendras de Mallorca – slow-roasted almonds – as you lovingly stare in to each other’s eyes.
With the conversation now flowing and the chemistry slowly building, it’s time to go a little left-field and show them your expert knowledge of all things Japanese by cosying up at YO! Sushi. Choose from a range of Teriyaki, Tempura or even venture out and try some Temaki (we especially love the T’s). Don’t wait around though, this Summer Yo! Sushi are bringing to you their happy hour where you can enjoy any three plates with a drink for just £15! More information on that can be found here.
By now you’ll probably know about seeing them again and also whether you’re in the mood for dessert. Fear not, we have just the place for you. Crepe Affaire. Bask in a world of sweet and even savoury crepes or if that’s not for you then check out some take-home churros with a hot chocolate dipping sauce from Tapas Revolution – the perfect end to any night.