London lunchtime dating
For a dose of old-school glamour and some heightened flirtation, The Nightjar it should be.The sexy speakeasy-style bar is cosy and dimly-lit (perfect for intimate conversation); the cocktail menu is inspired by historical eras and there is a backdrop of jazz and blues music playing. Pergola on the Roof is the ideal date spot in summer.Open only on Sundays and bank holidays, you can enjoy afternoon tea or just wander around.A Sunday lunchtime date is sweet and romantic, and who knows where the day will take you.Nevertheless, I challenge anyone not to find this a foolproof date spot. Start with a Campari spritz or a Negroni, then move onto wine.Menu highlights include the anchovy and chickpea crostini, the sliced steak with porcini cream and the fritto misto.After some initial Tinder dialogue we moved onto second base, aka Whats App, to arrange a potential meet up. I don’t drink coffee, which he wasn’t to know, so after highlighting this he suggested a tea. Because, here’s the thing, I understand that dating is a numbers game and that you’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs (or frogesses) to meet your prince/princess, but a lunchtime coffee, to me, opitomizes a lack of investment – and there in lies my issue.
A little less smudge on the white walls and I would have been convinced. But if you want to have a hope in hell of being full, add on some pizzette (small pizzas) and a basket of focaccia to bulk it up.If you're looking for somewhere pretty to explore in the sunshine and grab a bite to eat, Kew Gardens is the place for you and your date.Recently I’ve been chatting to a guy on Tinder, he seemed nice enough – not exactly a laugh a minute, but no pictures of tigers or small children and he knew how to construct a basic sentence, which, when you’re pushing forty, almost constitutes marriage material. Because the more I considered his offer the more it niggled – what is it that irritates me so much about men who suggest coffee as a first date?London's Southbank is a hotspot in summer and is brimming with bars and restaurants.The Underbelly Festival – situated between the BFI and the London Eye – is the perfect date spot day or night.