Date Night Ideas in Leicester City Centre

Are you planning a date night in Leicester? We know how much you’re wanting to impress your partner, we’ve been there, and we understand how difficult planning date nights can be!

So, we are swooping in to save the day and put you in the good books with your significant other, by giving you a top-notch list of the perfect date night ideas in Leicester city centre!

Where to Eat

This is what could make or break the night. Where you eat really sets the tone so we have cherry picked some intimate date night spots that have a romantic aura around them and are located in Leicester city centre.

Merchant of Venice

What’s more romantic than Italian food. Merchant of Venice on Losbey Lane is a great spot for a date night dinner. The low-lit restaurant is oozing in romance, perfect for your own little Lady and The Tramp spaghetti moment *wink wink*

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Seeing as we are on the subject of Italian food, we cannot move further with this blog without mentioning Maurizio’s. The foodie’s choice, authentic Italian run by Maurizio himself! A very traditional cosy Italian restaurant serving some of the BEST authentic dishes you will taste outside of Italy.

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Knight + Garter

If you’re in the mood for a bar with an elegant feel and a reputation for gourmet delights, then why not try Knight and Garter. Not just your average pub, this stunningly designed establishment is the perfect setting for a classy date. Cosy chic vibes and fantastic food you will be sure to get brownie points for picking this spot.

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For the foodie who wants something a little different, why not try a taste of Argentina at Sonrisa. The beautiful interior and warm ambience will make you feel like you’re holidaying Buenos Aires itself! We recently visited ourselves and the food was fantastic. Be sure to save some room because the Muscovado pudding is a showstopper.

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If you want to spice up the night (not in that way) then Kayal is THE ONE. Serving up some of the best authentic South Indian dishes in Leicestershire! Highly recommend the fish curry, you’ll understand why it’s a favourite once you’ve tasted your first mouthful.

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Where to Drink

So now you’ve eaten why not head out for some drinks, that is if your date is going well… its going well right?

45 West

45 West is a beautiful bar with an art deco industrial vibe. They have a huge selection of gins for the win.

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The Bottle Garden

Another super romantic spot that is adorned in twinkly lights (+100 brownie points) is the Bottle Garden. Nestled in St Martins Square this is a great date location.

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The Tree

If you’re on the hunt for a more casual setting, The Tree is a city favourite. Located on High Street, The Tree has beautiful little cosy pockets to talk the night away. If you need an ice breaker, board games are available, but do not get too competitive. Let your date win, ALWAYS.

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Wygstons House

Cosy in the winter or sunny in the summer, Wygstons House is a great allrounder. Another beautiful pub atmosphere with cosy interior or fantastic space to soak up the sun!

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Things to Do

If you’d prefer to get active instead of having drinks, then why not try out something fun!

Angle Axe

Axe throwing seems to be the new craze at the moment and sounds like the perfect way to really get to know your date. Or if you already know eachother, what a way to resolve the last argument you had!

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East Street Lanes

Who doesn’t love bowling? It is always a great activity to break any awkwardness and really get to know each other.

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Lane 7 have recently had a revamp and it is now a hub for fun activities. They have everything from virtual clay shooting, darts, mini gold, beer pong, bowling and more! YES MORE!

You will not run of out things to do so no need to worry about awkward silences.

Phoenix Cinema

We recommend not taking your first date to the cinema, theatre or any kind of show as you don’t really talk, so you won’t get to know them at all. But Once you 4+ dates in, this is a great idea! Why not check out our blog on independent cinema and theatre or hot spots for Live music in Leicester?
If you are on the hunt for more indeendent cinema & theatre experinces in leicester City, why not check out our blog post: Independent Cinema & Theatre Experience: Discovering Unique Films in Leicester’s Local Theatres

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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

Maybe you’re in the mood to learn something new about German Expression artwork or show off your knowledge of dinosaurs. If so, then Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is sure to be a winner. We recommend not doing that T-Rex impression you did on your last date; we want this one to end better.

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We hope your date goes well and fingers crossed it leads to another and another! Don’t worry about crediting our ideas, you take all the praise! Where is your favourite place for a date night in Leicester? Let us know on the Independent Leicester Instagram page!

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