Love is in the air... everywhere you look around...and Sheffield has the perfect spots for that great 1st, 2nd or 50th date! So set the date and take that lucky someone to one (or all) of these places listed below!
Located on Ecclesall Road, La Luna is the perfect dating spot for a romantic ambience. It is a cosy, traditional Italian, which is extremely authentic. Usually all the wait staff are Italian and can advise (translate) you the best dish to get according to your taste. The food is extremely delicious and there is a varied menu to suit anyone. One of the best features of this amazing restaurant is that you can bring your own drinks. This will score you extra brownie points if you can find out your date's favourite bottle and bring it along to the date!
The restaurant offers extremely competitive prices! It is a perfect quiet spot where you can really get to chat to each other and enjoy each other's company alongside a traditional Italian meal of and your chosen wine or beer. As a recommendation, I would suggest the Linguini Pescatore, which is pasta with a selection of seafood. As the restaurant is reasonably small and extremely popular it is essential to book in advance.
Price: £40 for two people, including a starter/dessert and a main course each.
Location: 961 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8TN.
Botanical Gardens For A Summer Picnic
The botanical gardens in Sheffield are beautiful gardens filled with plants, trees, wildlife and even an old bear-fighting pit! There are plenty of talking points throughout the garden to fill those awkward first date silences! During the summertime, the botanical gardens is the perfect spot for a picnic. Grab a picnic blanket and get creative with your picnic ideas! Either make stuff at home or stop by your local delicatessen and pick up some deli-treats for the picnic. Jazz it up by adding that touch of luxury with a bottle of something fizzy. Being surrounded by nature, sun and hopefully your perfect date will make for a truly memorable experience.
Price: Entry to the botanical gardens is free! In terms of food, you can make it at home or as a recommendation, first head to the Greedy Greek at Hunters Bar (10 mins walk from the Botanical Gardens). Here you can take away loads of delicious deli treats including olives, hummus, lamb kofta or chicken wraps, pittas, stuffed vines leaves and much more! All together you are looking at spending around £20 for a great picnic for 2!
Location: Greedy Greek - 418-420 Sharrow Vale Rd, Sheffield S11 8ZP.
The Botanical Gardens - Clarkehouse Rd, Sheffield S10 2LN.
Mini golf is a fun way to get to know someone. At Centertainment you can venture into the Caribbean on this adventure paradise island golf course! A healthy bit of competition is the best way to get rid of those 1st, 2nd or 3rd date jitters! It is the perfect place to show off your golfing moves, or simply use your terrible skills as a talking point.
If you are a pro-mini golfers, this may be the perfect opportunity to teach your date how to do it! Whether you are a novice or a pro, make your way round the course once or twice and it is sure to be a great ice breaker! Plus, at the end of the entire game, you get a shot at wining a free game, which is a perfect excuse to go back for a second date!
Price: £25 for 2 people for 2 games.
Location: Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Valley Centertainment, Broughton Lane Sheffield, S9 2EP.
This is is the perfect option for a day time date. Tamper Coffee is a beautiful independent Kiwi coffee shop and restaurant and we all know how seriously Kiwi's take their coffee (very, and for good reason)! This is the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee in a quaint independent local cafe. The ambience is buzzing but reasonably quiet where you can really get to know someone or have a good catch up! Here you can get a delicious cup of coffee or two or even have a bite to eat! The food is an artisan take on traditional breakfasts such as Eggs Benedict or Smashed 'Avo' on toast!
Price: £20 for a meal and coffee for 2.
Location: Sellers Wheel, 149 Arundel St. Sheffield, S1 2NU.
Bowling is a classic date location and the Hollywood Bowl in Sheffield is the perfect spot for this. Grab your bowling shoes and dust off your moves as you when you are hitting the lanes you want to make sure you are scoring spares and strikes all the way! Bowling is the perfect date night spot as you can have a couple of games and some light-hearted competition whilst having a drink and enjoying a chat.
The HollyWood Bowl in Sheffield is a particularly perfect date spot as after some fun on the alley, you can head to the arcade attached! Here you can play tonnes of games together including Ice Hockey, Slot Machines and SuperMario! Plus, there is a cute photo booth where you can take goofy photos to remember the night by after many dates to come! Once all the games are done with, head to the bar for a bite to eat and a drink (loser buys of course)!
Price: £25 for 2 games for 2 players.
Location: Hollywood Bowl, Valley Centertainment, Broughton Lane Sheffield, S9 2EP.