Summer date spots in the City of London

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Are you looking for a date spot this summer? Well, look no further because the team at City Matters has got you covered. Whether you’re in the market for something classy or a casual date spot, we have done our research for you.


Are you looking for a slightly different date experience this summer? Why not try a new arcade bar that has opened in Old Street.

NQ64 has opened its biggest site, their latest arcade bar is a 9,000 square foot neon splattered drinking den filled with over 50 nostalgic and classic arcades and consoles sourced from across the globe, such as Pac-Man, Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Time Crisis and Point Blank, with SNES, MegaDrive, Gamecube, Xbox and PlayStation on the console line-up.

Feeling peckish after playing a few games? NQ64 has a wide-menu of delicious treats to choose from; premium smashed patty, fried chicken burgers, chicken wings, and seasoned skin-on fries.

Be sure to try a few Cocktails, they have a great range, including the Power Star Martini and Lake Springfield.

No doubt, NQ64 will ensure an afternoon or evening of fun.


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If you’re looking for a classy and sophisticated date spot – this is it.

Cavo, a brand-new Mediterranean restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace is located just moments away from Tottenham Court Road and is part of the Outernet development.

The swanky rooftop terrace is impressive and makes this the perfect choice for enjoying drinks during the summer months. It will have you and your date overlooking the City of London all while enjoying flavoursome cocktails. The Tiramisu Martini, priced at £16 is a must-try!

This restaurant is perfect if you love seafood and The Taste of Cavo menu is priced at £70 per person.

To start with, why not try the Oysters? You will not be disappointed.

The Pan-fried scallops sitting in Champagne butter emulsion are divine and will leave you wanting more. But the real star of the show is most certainly Cavo’s cheesecake.

This dining experience will have your date impressed with amazing views, a stunning venue and enjoyable cocktails.

There is no doubt that Cavo has succeeded with bringing all of the delicious flavours of the Med to The City.

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Piazza Italiana

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Piazza Italiana

Do you want to impress your date with an elegant venue, amazing Italian cuisine and drinks? If so, be sure to try Piazza Italiana’s brand new bottomless pizza and pasta brunch.

This luxury Italian restaurant, hosts its new bottomless pizza and pasta brunch, running every Saturday from 12PM-4PM.

Piazza Italiana is situated in the heart of the City, in the grade II listed venue on Threadneedle Street in the former British Linen Bank.

This brunch will set you back £35 per person for food only, which includes a starter, bottomless pasta and pizza and dessert. Alternatively, if it’s more of a boozy affair that you’re after you can go bottomless food and drinks for £59 per person.

This brunch will satisfy all your carb cravings.

The truffle arancini balls stuffed with mozzarella cheese and wild mushroom sauce are truly divine and are a must-try. However, if you’re a cheese lover then the Burrata Apulia with seasonal tomato steaks and baron red onion is a great pick.

For mains, pick from pizza or pasta – the decision is yours. The Campanelle pasta which arrives in a creamy forest mushroom sauce and topped with parmesan, is truly divine.

If you’re after pizza, the Quattro Formaggi is delicious, a four-cheese pizza, in cream sauce, parmesan, gorgonzola, mozzarella and goat’s cheese. A true delight for all cheese lovers.

This is a great brunch to try in the City of London – the food is spot on. What are you waiting for? It’s time to grab your date and book a table.

Coq d’Argent

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This seven-storey roof garden, Coq d’Argent, located in the heart of the City is the perfect spot to impress your date with amazing views.

The rooftop bar is a perfect space for afternoon or late-night cocktails. Why not head down there, with your date for a cocktail or two? The Garden Rose cocktail is a great shout if you’re a Tequila lover. If you’re more of a Vodka fan, be sure to try the Turquoise Mango. The rooftop bar is perfect for the summer months and will have you and your date posing for those perfect social media selfies.

An amazing spot to see the sunset in the City – you and your date will not be disappointed.

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Sushisamba needs very little introduction. This Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese joint – is most certainly a lavish date spot.

The indoor restaurant is home to not one, but two outdoor terraces. Why not have drinks on the terrace where you and your date will be able to see amazing views of the City of London. Be sure to choose from their cocktails list.

However, if it’s more of a dinner date that you fancy, this is the place that will impress your date with ease. Amazing views, spectacular food and great drinks – sounds like a winner to me.

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If you fancy a coffee date, why not head over to Grind. Located just outside Liverpool Street Station, Cult London coffee and restaurant brand, Grind has a three thousand square foot location that brings Grind’s all-day offer of coffee, food and cocktails to Broadgate Circle. The restaurant and cocktail bar offers a dedicated grab-and-go café for takeaway, alongside its all-day dining menu.

The coffee comes directly from the Grind roastery, based right here in London, and the cocktail menu features classic and seasonal tipples, headed up by the infamous Grind Espresso Martini.

38 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS

Vivat Bacchus

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Vivat Bacchus

Looking for a date spot for Friday night? Head over to restaurant and wine bar, Vivat Bacchus.

The restaurant has recently gone back to their South African roots with their new menu.

If you’re feeling adventurous why not try the crocodile goujons for the starters, a real treat.

For mains, meat lovers be sure to try ostrich fillet. For dessert, the Malva pudding is a great choice.

However, if you’re a cheese lover then the star of the show is their walk-in cheese room, perfect for creating a cheeseboard for two with wine. This cheese room allows you and your date to choose from soft or hard cheese and create a cheese board to your taste. Don’t worry if you’re not a cheese expert, their amazing staff will be sure to guide you. Along with wine parings, this makes a perfect addition to any date night.

This venue also has the largest South African wine list in London from regions like Stellenbosch, Swartland and the Western Cape. Delve into the extensive walk-in wine cellars and you’ll find stand-out producers like Meerlust – champions of the Bordeaux Blend in South Africa, Boekenhoutskloof – best known for creating the legendary Chocolate Block, and Rainbow’s End – a family estate renowned for their Cab Francs.

Vivat Bacchus is a great restaurant to try for date night.
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