You’ve had an amazing first date and the pressure to achieve perfection on the next one is now on. Here’s a few top-notch date settings for you to panic about before you suggest them to your intended other half.
Date-style: This place is what you want for an effortlessly cool second date.
You’ve done drinks on your first date and that went really well, but you’re not ready/confident enough to commit to a full blown dinner. A cocktail bar is the perfect solution. Especially when it’s got an awesome prohibition-style theme going on.
Date-style: Cosy and romantic, with a laid back food format. This place screams “third date”.
You feel like you’re getting know your romantic counterpart and you want to focus less on the ‘cool’ and more on getting closer. Legligin is perfect for that. Again – it’s not a standard meal scenario – you pay a fixed price and you get a bunch of small portions of delicious mediterranean food. It’s intimate but has just the level of “light-touch” that you need.
Date-style: First full-blown dinner date – just the right blend of informal romance and delicious food.
At some point you’re going to have to test whether this human-combo can withstand the test of a night of alcohol that’s punctuated with a real dinner. Trabuxu is perfect for this – the food is unfalteringly delicious, and the setting is just romantic enough, without making you feel like you should be hiding an engagement ring in the tiramisu. Just make sure you book in advance.
Date-style: Excellent for an incognito “meet-the-friends” date.
Okay, now the relationship has progressed to a point where you need outside council to judge its legitimacy – but you don’t want your date to know that. Chalice is the perfect setting for you date to casually run in to a few friends. #JudgementDay
Date-style: For an off-the-cuff, mid-week date.
Things are looking good, and you feel like you might really like this person. If you can’t stop thinking about them and the weekend feels like it’s too far away to wait for – call them up and suggest a chilled out drink at Fra Ben. Awesome views, laid-back atmosphere, chilled AF vibes – impossible to resist.
Date-style: Go here to seal the deal.
Time to show that special person that you mean business. You’ve done the ground work and now you’re pretty sure you want to take it to the next level with them. If you’re nervous about whether they feel the same way, calm yourself by having excellent food and a super-elegant setting on your side.
7. Fat Louie’s
Date-style: For when dating is slowly turning into hanging out habitually.
You’re both really enjoying each other’s company, but now you want to enjoy it with insanely flavourful meat. There’s really no other option than this place.
Date-style: That awesome, drunken-dancing date that will definitely end in a singular bedroom.
This place has live music, parties, drinks – everything you need for that hazy, booze-fueled night of magic you’ve been craving. There’s nothing more sexy and fun than getting wasted with someone you’re really into. This place is the perfect atmosphere to do it in.
Date-style: This is where you go to celebrate your graduation to relationship status.
If you’ve made it to the ninth place on our list, it’s safe to say you’re now a legit couple. Don’t think of marking this occasion anywhere else but Caviar & Bull. Top-notch food, Instagram-worthy ambience, and amazing views.
BONUS: Lord Nelson
Date-style: The perfect anniversary date night.
Superb wine selection, quality food, cute AF setting, and a view of the Mosta Dome magically lit by night. It doesn’t get more dramatically romantic than this.