With fast-paced lives, we can sometimes forget to dial back the high-octane living and just spend some quality time with the people we love. Blackpool has a long history of couples honeymooning in the shadow of the beautiful Blackpool Tower and paddling together in the sea.
There are plenty of romantic spots for date night that offer a unique dining experience. Check out some of our favourites below!
Oyster Bar at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Prefer your theme park visits a little more sophisticated? We’ve got you covered. Head to the 1920s Oyster Bar at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Nestled under the vintage Flying Machines, there's an outside counter, as well as indoor seating, and they offer really great deals on champagne and oysters that you can enjoy with your special someone – how chic!
We recommend coming here during one of the Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s late night riding and fireworks events. On these special days, you can enjoy the attractions at the theme park until 22:00, so an afternoon of roller coasters, followed by a visit to the Oyster Bar can be perfectly rounded off by choosing a great viewing point to watch the fireworks arm in arm.
Fahrenheit at Genting Casino Blackpool
Looking for a really unique way to spend time together? Try a casino date! Located within a striking, Gothic-style building on Blackpool Promenade, The Fahrenheit Grill Restaurant at the Genting Casino Blackpool serves traditional British fayre with a modern European influence.
The ambience here is fantastic; stylish and theatrical, but there are really great offers, too.
If you’re going to play some of the casino games, agree a budget before heading to a table and stick to it. You could lose it, but you budgeted the money for that purpose, and you might even win enough to pay for your delicious dinner and more!
If you only fancy a light bite, or if you get peckish again later in the evening, the Genting Blackpool has a late bar menu from which you can order delicious light bites . . . until 05:00!
Nando’s is the most popular choice for young couples on a date, and they’re certainly on to something! Nando’s is unique in that diners can be at ease whether in trainers or high heels. It’s a casual restaurant, but its décor and lighting provide the perfect date vibe.
Nando’s is particularly veggie-friendly, and you get serious bonus points for demonstrating your steely tolerance for spicy food! Besides, it’s almost impossible to spend more than £40.00 on feeding both you and your sweetheart, which leaves more pocket money for delicious cocktails later in the evening!
The gorgeous Blackpool Grand Theatre also has a great partnership with Nando’s, and it is right next door! Simply show your server on arrival your same-day theatre show ticket and receive 20% off your food bill! The Grand Theatre has some amazing shows on this season, and their ‘Under 26s’ scheme means that young people can enjoy dinner and a show for a fraction of its usual price! Check out all of the other great dining options that work in association with the Grand here.
The Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Come and experience the magic of Blackpool’s amazing history in one of our most romantic spots - The Blackpool Tower Ballroom which was designed by the legendary Frank Matcham and opened in 1899. Never danced in a ballroom? You don’t need to be a championship dancer, just hold each other close and hope for the best. Whether your other half loves heritage, culture, dancing or a spot of champers, they’ll be delighted to be brought here for a special treat.
There is dancing here almost every day, so whether you want to grab your partner to whirl across the dancefloor or just want to watch others gliding past, you can enjoy the sounds of the Wurlitzer Organ amidst this spectacular setting with a delicious afternoon tea. The afternoon tea includes sandwiches, cream scones with clotted cream and jam plus a choice of cake from the daily selection with a freshly brewed pot of tea or coffee.
The best time for a date at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom is Valentine’s Day, as the afternoon teas are themed especially for couples, but if you’re visiting any time of the year, make the experience more special by adding champagne to your feast. Prices for the afternoon tea experience start from £25.00 per person, and can be booked here.
One of the most timeless date ideas is the classic ‘dinner and a show’. Where better to enjoy a night out with your beau than in one of the largest opera house stages in the UK? In 2019, Blackpool Winter Gardens will welcome American Idiot, Rock of Ages, Motown the Music, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Blood Brothers to their stage!
Set inside the historic entertainment hub of the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, The Empress Grill Room offers an elegant escape from the crowds. Gourmet British dishes are served alongside bold international flavours, and innovative interpretations of classic recipes from salt and pepper squid with chilli and lime jam to a range of hand-rolled pizzas.
Fantastic value show and dine packages are available, and you can include a two-course meal with your show tickets from just £14.95. Make the most of a special night together, so dine in style and without a rush!
These are just a few options for some wonderful time between you and that special someone. For more choices, head over to our Food and Drink page for further inspiration!