First dates can be nerve wracking, and choosing a venue that’s going to impress can be a difficult task to navigate. Luckily, Liverpool is full of places that are the perfect setting for sparks to fly and, to take away some of the stress and let you focus on the more important things, we’ve taken a look at five of the best places for a first date in Liverpool.
Santa Maluco bridges the gap between a formal, sit-down meal and casual drinks, making it the perfect choice for a first date. The Rodízio-style of Santa Maluco means that you and your date can eat as much, or as little, as you like. If it goes well, why not stay and share one of Santa Maluco’s speciality dessert pizzas – what could be more romantic than that?
First dates can sometimes be hard work, particularly if the small talk runs out – so, what’s better than a bit of healthy competition to keep the conversation flowing? Liverpool’s old Cains Brewery has been transformed into a ghetto wonderland of neon-inspired crazy golf that’s perfect for first dates. If the game goes well, you can hang around and have a drink and a hotdog – just try not to act too smug if you win, you still want to get a second date out of it, after all!
If you’re eager to impress your date,why not go all out with dinner and drinks at one of Liverpool’s most luxurious, fine dining restaurants; Panoramic 34. Set 300 feet above sea level on the 34th floor of the West Tower, the stunning views across the city that Panoramic 34 offers is unrivalled. Between the breathtaking scenery, delicious cocktails and incredible dishes on offer, a first date here will certainly be one to remember.
Some of the best first dates are the ones that are low key and laid back. So, if that’s the vibe you’re going for, head to Crazy Pedros for a slice of pizza and a frozen margarita. With beer pong tables, pinball machines and some of Liverpool’s funniest graffiti adorning the walls, there are plenty of things to keep you and your date entertained if the conversation runs out. And, let’s face it, pizza is the key to everyone’s heart!
Ma Boyle's Alehouse and Eatery
Dating back to 1870, Ma Boyle’s is a cosy slice of history situated conveniently next to Liverpool’s waterfront and within walking distance of both Moorfields and James Street station, which is ideal if you and your date are arriving separately. Depending on your poison, Ma Boyles is a great choice for both afternoon and evening dates, and as it’s right in the middle of the business district, the sound of business meetings, after work drinks and friends catching up can always drown out the sound of any awkward silences.