Some of you may think that bingo halls are old fashioned, only for old ladies or hen do’s and generally just not your scene. You’re wrong, well, half wrong. I admit Bingo has a lot of stigma about it, it is full of old ladies but is also full of characters. Yes the halls are bit old fashioned but it’s still a lot of fun, definitely not a game to be sniffed at, especially for a date.
Sitting atop a hill near Forest Hill station is The Horniman Museum and Gardens which provided the setting for a recent daytime date of mine.
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about how this date was going to turn out when my date told me he was taking me to a vegetarian restaurant on a 100% vegan, 100% organic night but I have to hand it to him, I was very pleasantly surprised by this choice.
Situated on Balham High Road, we would have most likely walked straight past this place had it not been for its great reputation. Good thing too, for as soon as we walked into Ciullõsteria we were made to feel at home.
Sitting in Brixton’s up and coming Market Row, Franco Manca’s does one of the best pizzas in town. You can tell that we’re not lying by the queue of people always outside.
The Escoffier Room near Victoria is the perfect place to go for a weekday lunchtime date. It provides a fine-dining lunch, without you having to pay the Earth.
The food was indescribably good, and unsurprisingly so as this restaurant is headed up by trainee chefs destined to cook for Michelin star restaurants. We ordered the seven course set tasting menu which also included masses of petit fours at the end if you get a coffee, very reasonably priced at £27.50 per person. We also got a good quality bottle of wine for £15.