Whether it is a first date or you are going out with your long-term partner or spouse, in most cases, you will want the setting to be romantic.
It is true that most people have a different definition of what romantic is, but, in general, a romantic eatery is somewhere that is quiet, has soft music playing, and also allows you to dress up a bit. After all, having a date should make you want to put on your best clothes!
So, when you are looking online, how do you choose the perfect eatery for your intimate meal? Read on to find out!
Any restaurant that is aiming to attract customers will have a gallery on its website, and from the gallery, you will be able to see what the inside of the restaurant looks like.
Is it dimly lit, with spaces between seats? Or does it look cramped? If it is the latter, it is best avoided for a romantic evening. After all, you aren’t likely to want the people at the next table to be able to hear what you are saying!
If you are looking at a website like urban-tandoor.com, you will likely be able to see the booths, which is another benefit; they are more secluded and will allow you to talk softly.
Cuisine and Menu
Ask any person what they think a romantic menu looks like, and they will likely say pasta, wine, and chocolate, which is fair enough!
However, you should aim to look for somewhere to eat that you and your date/partner will enjoy. If they have a gluten allergy, they aren’t likely to want to go anywhere with pasta! As well as this, take into account their eating preferences; if they are vegan or vegetarian, are there options for this on the menu? If yes, then book the table!
If you are going on a first date, you will want the other half of your party to be able to get to the place easily.
So, make sure it is located somewhere accessible if they are coming by public transport. If they are driving, make sure it has ample parking. Why? Well, nothing is going to ruin the mood faster than them needing to park far away from the place and then walk a long distance, especially if they are wearing heels!
This was mentioned earlier, but it is worth a bit more digging!
If you have a restaurant that offers booths, or secluded seating, it is worth aiming to book the table before you get there. Indeed, most eateries will seat you based on how many people are in your party, so it is worth aiming to get a booth before you arrive at the place, to ensure that you will have a bit of seclusion for your romantic date.
Another thing that is going to be a surefire way to ruin a date is if the place you choose is dirty, has bad food, rude staff, and has long waiting times.
So, be sure to check the reviews of the restaurant that you want to go to before you go, as this will allow you to choose the best one easily without needing to set foot in the place.