With Valentine’s Day soon approaching, many of you will be wondering what romantic excursion you and your other half could be venturing on.
For a classy night, The Botanist are offering couple masterclasses in the art of cocktail making. Try getting your hands on their famous French Martini or El Diablo, as well as indulging yourself and your significant other with the extravagant food menu. Despite the cosy atmosphere and good food, I would suggest making sure that you stock your wallets full and be prepared for a somewhat pricy evening; but then it’s a once a year event so why not go all out?
Despite the cosy atmosphere and good food, I would suggest making sure that you stock your wallets full and be prepared for a somewhat pricy evening
If you’re on a budget and wanting something a little low-coster, why not book a table at the exotic Las Iguanas on Grey Street or down by the Quayside. Enjoy a free glass of fizz and two-for-one cocktails all night! Dinner, drinks, and a romantic walk to enjoy Newcastle’s best views.
If neither of those catche your fancy, why not grab a romantic table for two at McDonalds where you can manage a three-course meal for just fifteen pounds! Although Newcastle is renowned for its eateries and drinking houses, it has so much more to offer its lovebirds.
If you’re fancying more of a chilled night but still want to get out of the house, Cineworld offers its customers sofas; perfect for those wanting a little more comfort (or the opportunity to cuddle up to your partner during the film). Just down the road and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the original and quirky architecture of the Tyneside Cinema. Opened in 1937, this petite building is broadcasting When Harry Met Sally as well as offering couples the opportunity to grab a glass of wine, sit back and relax.
If you’re more of an outdoorsy couple and fancy braving the coldness that is February, Saltwell Park in Gateshead is home to a gorgeous lake where pedalos can be hired to give you a different view of the city, or even the opportunity to spot some wildlife. Make sure to wrap up warm for this one though because with Newcastle’s weather it’s never certain.
Fancy braving the coldness that is February, Saltwell Park in Gateshead is home to a gorgeous lake where pedalos can be hired to give you a different view of the city
For those of you who are sportier, The Centre for Life’s ice rink is still open until the 16th of February. Why not hit the ice (hopefully not too literally) and impress your other half with skills Torvill and Dean would die for? The prospect of hot chocolate after your skating for only ten pounds is enough to get the clumsiest of people out there!
Although for many of you Valentine’s Day is a date that you look forward to all year around, for those of you who despise this celebration or would prefer more of a ‘mate date’ can check out The Stand’s anti-Valentine show. This classic and popular comedy night offers an alternative to the stereotypical romantic settings that every other establishment in Newcastle typically offers.