Perfect date restaurants

Tess says she was only joking about The Baron.


In the name of research we recently asked our friends on twitter to name some restaurants they would choose for a first date. The article concerned was on restaurant etiquette for first dates - have a read and see if you agree with the sentiments.  

Anyway, it turned into a fun exercise with some great suggestions – and we really liked some of the reasoning behind them...

@uberfiend : Mundo Vida in Umdloti, great food unobtrusive service and if things go disastrously you can just gaze at the sea.

@AnyaFK : Unity Bar. Awesome music and you can play chess and backgammon.

: The Good Luck Club in Illovo. Not too formal, great food and also next door to Wolves. Go on regular dates with @MikeBaillie there.

Perfect name for a first date restaurant.

Of course we ended up having a discussion about in the office. Chef Caro declared the Pot Luck Club to be marriage material stuff, or some jam jars with the view at Polana would have her say ‘yes’ for sure… true story.

My suggestion of The Fat Cactus was met with looks like I had just crawled out of a chilli popper. But really – what could be more fun than some flavoured margaritas and a bit of spicy Mexican food (not too spicy now…).

Tess thought that perhaps The Baron in Jozi might be a good place to hook up for a drink. Not quite The Westcliff.

It’s definitely a personal thing and we would like to know where you would choose to take your new squeeze? Do you think it’s all about being romantic from the starting blocks, or perhaps less romance and more fun on that vital first date?  

Also we KNOW some of you out there have some great first date funnies – so along with your suggestions, the reader with the best first date story will have it published (you can remain anonymous, yes) and will get a whopping R500 voucher from us.

So, send your suggestions and an anecdote, if you have one, to and we’ll publish it, and if it makes us laugh you will be handsomely rewarded. Even if you just want to tell us where you went on your first date, and how it turned out.

We're feeling all soppy like that now.


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