With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought I would pull together a little list of some of my favourite places for date night. Newcastle is such a sensual city, full of beautiful buildings, romantic restaurants and big hearted people. It’s also where I met the love of my life and many of the places listed below hold happy memories for us so bear with me if I get all soppy on you!
Watch a Romantic Film at Tyneside Cinema
I fell in love with the Tyneside Cinema from the moment I clapped eyes on its stunningly preserved art deco features. There’s something very magical about watching a movie in the ‘classic screen’, especially if you choose the luxury seats in the circle.
This Valentine’s Day the Tyneside Cinema is showing the rom-com ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, tickets can be booked to include a special meal in the Tyneside Bar Cafe with plenty of aphrodisiac treats on the menu! Booking is essential, check out the website for details.
Share a Chateaubriand at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse
As you can tell by the huge grins on our faces above, James and I love a sharing steak! We’ve dined at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse on many occasions and it never disappoints. Book one of their cosy booths for an intimate meal for two and make sure you arrive hungry, the portions are huge! The restaurant is on the ground floor of Hotel Indigo so you could even make a night of it! Read about our recent overnight stay and amazing meal in this blog post.
Chill Out at Mineral House Spa
Who doesn’t love a spa day? It’s a chance to turn off the gadgets and re-connect with your partner in the blissful surroundings of a place totally devoted to pampering and well-being!
Mineral House is located within the Crown Plaza Hotel in the centre of Newcastle and they do some great value mid-week packages from £55 per person including a choice of treatments plus a classic cocktail and afternoon tea or lunch in the hotel’s restaurant Hawthorns.
Enjoy a Gig at The Cluny
There will always be a special place in my heart for The Cluny as it’s where I met my fella, at a northern soul night back in 2003. Since then we’ve been back to The Cluny many times to see local and touring bands, we’re heading there again in March to see Y.O.U.N.G, I’m sure the atmosphere will be as lively and welcoming as ever.
Go Stargazing in Northumberland International Dark Sky Park
You don’t need to spend loads of money to enjoy a memorable night out with your loved one. One of the nicest things James did for me last year was to pack a flask and plan a road trip to Northumberland after I’d had a particularly tough day.
He’d heard that a meteor shower was expected and because Newcastle is so close to the largest area of protected night sky in Europe, it wasn’t long before we were in the middle of nowhere sharing a plastic mug of lukewarm coffee while the stars danced above us. It was so romantic!
The Kielder Observatory offers an exciting programme of astrological events throughout the year, check out the website for details.
Have you got any other tried and tested date night suggestions in Newcastle? Share them in the comments below!