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Thursday 24 May 2012

Mice Advice: Date Night London....

A recent Mice Advice request…the perfect date location in London, the initial idea is daunting as you want to get it spot on, but we really are spoilt for choice…restaurants serving every cuisine, pop up bars, secret bars, tequila bars, even a bar based around garlic (hmmm maybe not going to be conducive to a good night kiss…) you name it, we have it!!!

Although the Mice Advice was for the perfect venue for date number four or five, I thought I would cover off all date type / requirements below! See my quick London lowdown...

No pressure with a quirky twist

Want something a bit different and quirky then this The Breakfast Club Spitalfields is your place...a diner with really tasty food and cocktails, cool retro interior, upbeat happy music and a fun atmosphere. To top it all off there is also a secret bar behind a smeg fridge, all you have to say is 'I'm here to see the Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town' and you're straight into a world of even better cocktails and can continue the 'romance' well into the night!!!! Laid back fun with a twist, you will also totally impress with your secret knowledge of London!

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12-16 Artillery Lane
E1 7LS
0227 0789 633

Cosy and intimate

Gordon's Wine Bar is the ultimate date place in my eyes - dimly lit, cosy, lots of coves and windy walkways for whispering sweet nothings (haha) and stacks of good wine and cheese boards! Don't panic it's cosy and romantic without being cringe, with lots of exposed brick walls, candles and mismatch chairs it's got enough cool to not be cheesy (no pun intended!)

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Gordon's Wine Bar
47 Villers Street
0207 930 1408

First date buzzy

If you're looking for more of a first date place The Folly will win hands down. Its buzzy with lots going on and tonnes of people watching so que a conversation if there's an awkward silence! it's nicer than your average high street chain with amazing interior full of armchairs, rugs, bird cages, exposed pipe works, the list is endless. Plus with good, strong cocktails and picky food it scores highly in the date venues stakes, actually it scores highly in the general bar stakes too!

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41 Gracechurch Street
0845 468 0102

Secret Rendezvous

I haven't been to drink at Happiness Forgets yet but I have poked my head round the door and recommended to a friend, who loved it. Hidden away from busy Hoxton Square, located beneath a Chinese restaurant, if you didn't know about it you wouldn't stumble across it! Skip down some steps and enter the cosy, candlelit gem , its small, beautifully done and apparently the cocktails are killer!!  

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8-9 Hoxton Square
0207 613 0325

A Real Man's Playground...

If so far my selection has been too girly or too cosy then why not opt for Hawksmoor - this one will no doubt impress any guy! Slick, modern and chic with unbeatable steak and once again amazo cocktails! I tried to visit the Shoreditch branch a few weeks ago as the lobster roll from the bar menu is supposed to be unreal but it was fully booked, sniff sniff!! Perfect opportunity for him to gnaw on real man meat while you sup cocktails and delicately nibble on a lobster roll...dainty yet tasty!

For Him...

For you...
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There is one in Guildhall, Spitalfields and Seven Dials - check out the website for addresses and phone numbers!

There is definitely more to come on this one...with pop up bars opening left, right and centre it is only fair to keep you all updated! BUT for now here are a few to be getting on with, don't do anything I wouldn't do...!

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