You won’t find any corny Italian restaurants full of red-and-white-check tablecloths here, friends. Instead, you will find, quite simply… love.
Let the heat of the kitchen fuel the fires of romance at Salt Meats Cheese, where you and your new special someone can forge a bond through a selection of fantastic cooking lessons. Plus, when you’re all done, you can take a nice little stroll around The Grounds, and even meet Tremors star Kevin Bacon. Or, at least, a pig named after Tremors star Kevin Bacon, which is probably even better. Find out more
There’s nothin’ like a little Southern-style soul food to stir the senses! Miss Peaches is a sultry, bohemian sort of joint, and just the kind of place to take your potential love interest if you’re feeling a little mysterious. It even does swing dancing classes some evenings! And hey, let’s face it; if your budding relationship can survive swing dancing, it can survive pretty much anything. Find out more
This one goes out to the true cinephiles (because they need love too, damn it). This elegant, intimate little cinema boasts an ever-changing selection of beloved classics, seasonal favourites, lesser-known gems and intriguing new releases. After the show, you can even seduce your partner with a scintillating discussion of the sophisticated camerawork and editing in the swanky bar. Find out more
32 state-of-the-art karts and 450 metres of pristine racing track can make for one hell of a first date. After all, what better way to impress the object of your desires than by making them eat your dust? As well as being one of the country’s top karting centres, Ultimate Karting also features a licensed restaurant called “Juicy Goose”, which is reason enough in itself to go there, honestly. Find out more
505 used to be a ridiculously cool music venue so underground it actually required a password to get in. That’s been relaxed, however, so now it’s merely a ridiculously cool music venue. Bring along your date, check out some cutting-edge local artists, and let the sweet melodies carry you off into a swirling vortex of limitless passion. Or just sort of lean there and nod your head, all hip like. Yeeaah. Find out more