Eat your heart out


Anthony lovingly fed grapes to Cleopatra and nobody can deny the look of pure devotion between Lady and the Tramp over a generous helping of spaghetti and meatballs. It seems that food and love go hand in hand better than anything else I can think of. Be it breakfast in bed, a lavish lunch or a five star dining experience, going through the stomach is definitely the way to both a man and woman’s heart. This Valentine’s day why not treat your admired from afar, or long time beau to something extra special at the array of places there are to eat in Lancaster. There’s a place to suit every partner. Whether you’re on a bit of a tight budget, or money is no object, here are some great places to woo the taste buds off your date.

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Pub Grub.
If you’re more for a chilled out with a couple of pints kind of couple, then Lancaster is the place to be. There are tonnes of excellent pubs who serve up lovely and sometimes local food- great for those dates concerned with their carbon footprints.

Splash Out
If the pennies are flowing as freely as the love, than The Stork isn’t a bad option. Run by South Africans, The Stork offers tasty pub food as well as some interesting South African daily specials, even including ostritch. The Stork is a little out of the way but is a picturesque B&B with a roaring log fire. What says romance more than that?

Money doesn’t grow on trees
Bit of a tight budget but still want to make some sort of attempt to wine and dine your date? Well The Borough is a safe bet and adoringly light on the pocket. At The Borough, you both can dine for under a tenner with two courses each! The school dinner’s menu has pub favourites like fish and chips, and a great display of the local produce in the ploughman’s lunch. The syrup sponge is also to die for!

Sugar and spice and everything nice
Fancy a curry to inject some feistiness and bite into the date? Moghul’s happy hour is the place to be. Be it a calm and coconutty korma, or a madras with a kick, love is sure to blossom over the pilau. As if this eastern promise couldn’t get any better, happy hour means you each eat for a fiver!
If you think a delicious confection is the way to show how sweet you are on someone, then The Yummy Cupcake Company is the perfect option. Choose form a massive selection of delicious and beautiful creations, from mars bar flavoured to mint choc chip.
The novel café is also a charming little coffee shop encased in bookshelves heaving with books and a cosy atmosphere, perfect to get to know each other over a hot chocolate.

Posh and pampered.
If wining and dining are more your thing, why not try The Gatehouse which looks out onto the canal, they do the best deep fried brie ever. Alternately, The Greaves Park Hotel, not only looks impressive, but they also serve up the quite unusual sounding Kopperburg duck.
Even if you decide to make something yourself this Valentine’s day to display your undying love, say it through food, like Virgina Woolf said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

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