Contrary to popular belief, not all good dates involve getting drunk on cheap red wine. If you’re doing a Dryathlon or just cutting down on your booze for the New Year, here are some date ideas that will make you forget you even need vodka in order to make a move…
If you’re anything like us, when you hear ‘supperclub’, you think of over-the-top food and awkward conversation with pretentious foodies, and not a great place for a date. But we love Cannon and Cannon’s Brixton deli, so when we saw they were doing a supperclub, we had to give it a go. Fortunately for us, their supperclub involved a delicious five-course meal and, most importantly, individual tables.
Perhaps not strictly a date idea, but for an impressive morning-after-the-night-before breakie, The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell does the job. We went there for Saturday brunch, where the menu included a prawn and chilli omelette, and rendang mince on sourdough toast – not your typical caff breakfast.
We came here on London Cocktail Week as part of a tour (definitely not a crawl…) of bars in Notting Hill. Trailer Happiness is on the corner of Portobello Road and Elgin Crescent. It’s easy to miss, as the only thing marking its spot is a mannequin in what looks like a shop window.
We love a food market, and Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey is one of our favourites for a foodie date. It’s the kind of place where a couple of drinks or a plate of tapas can easily lead to a whole day of eating, drinking and wandering.