From Texting to Eating – A Guide for the First Date Eatery

During my venture in mobile dating environment, most first dates appear to take place at café or restaurants. Most couples who know each other through mobile dating platform are used to contact each other through SMS chats thus they need a place where they can talk face to face and know each other more. Many first dates take place at restaurant or café and many first dates have also gone devastated because people order the wrong dishes and end up putting more attention on eating the foods instead of their partners.

The general rule of eating on a first date is to plan what you will eat beforehand. Obviously both of you will agree on a place to have first date beforehand, so if you are not familiar with that place then do a little research about it. Try searching it on the internet to find out the menu, or pay a visit to that place to have a peek. First date is very crucial and you wouldn’t want some minor things like foods to destroy your first date.

The Oxford Place

The Oxford Place

If you’re looking for independent gluten-free grub, look no further than The Oxford Place. It’s the holy grail for coeliacs in Leeds, with a slew of dishes designed for vegans, vegetarians and dairy-sensitive eaters. We’re talking hot and flakey Chicken and Leek pie, hearty portions of creamy Spaghetti Carbonara and even Fish and Chips, all served in their classy, bistro-style restaurant.

The Oxford Place, Oxford Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AX.


Fine at Fettle

Walking past Fettle, you might be fooled into thinking it’s just a quaint little cafe, with coffee and granola in the morning, and soup or noodle salads at lunchtime. But this Leeds independent eatery is hiding a secret alter ego, Fine at Fettle, their gourmet supper club. If you’re after fine dining, you can tuck into maple-roasted chorizo, sea bass with vanilla-coriander sauce and even guinea fowl with forest mushrooms. It takes over every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Fettle, 73 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BR.

Sous Le Nez

Sous le Nez

Sous Le Nez is a tour de force of Leeds’ independent restaurant scene. They’ve been serving refined French cuisine to the great and good for nearly 25 years. Hidden away under Quebecs Hotel, you can start with a tipple from their 40-page wine list, before heading into the cavernous dining room for a series of traditional French dishes. From fish soup to a gateau of fillet steak stuffed with shallots, mushrooms, garlic and peppercorn sauce, you’re in for a real treat.

Sous le Nez, The Basement, Quebec House, 9 Quebec Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HA.

When I met a guy whom I knew from mobile dating in a Germany restaurant, I ordered a hamburger since that’s the only name that I recognize amongst the mass of wurst and such. The hamburger turned out to be a gigantic one and filled with tons of vegetables, meats and sauce. I had a hard time consuming the hamburger without staining my table and my face! Needless to say that I was quite embarrassed! Make sure you do a proper research especially if your first date will commence on places with unfamiliar foods.

Be wary of alcoholic drinks also since you can easily overindulge yourself and end up embarrassing yourself. The safest choices are of course to order salad, rice based dish, and potato based dish. In a nutshell, avoid foods which are hard to eat and avoid drinks which contain too much alcohol. Save them for the next date.

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