Dates can be nerve-wracking, and it’s hard to pick a place that’ll blow the socks off your other half.

Luckily for us, Newcastle is filled with stunning venues that are perfect for any date.

If you're a nature lover - then there's a trip to the coast, or one of our gorgeous rivers.

However, some of us need a little Dutch courage - especially for a first meeting!

And thankfully the Toon is the North's nightlife capital.

So whether it's pints with a view, or cosy cocktails - we've got you covered.

Here are the top 10 date night ideas for Newcastle-based love birds.

The Botanist

The Botanist is the ultimate date location.

Its stunning secret garden theme is perfect for impressing any first date. If the interior wasn’t enough, couples can enjoy a romantic city centre view from the roof terrace or downstairs dining room.

The Botanist is a great place to grab a quick drink, such as their popular Pink Poppy Bunch, or dine in and enjoy the view.

Lola Jeans

Lola Jeans’ stunning interior offers a homely but characteristic date night.

It remains in the top 10 places to visit for a drink in Newcastle and has award-winning food and signature cocktails. Better yet, it’s open for late-night drinks so if you hit it off you can stay into the night.


Barluga has venues on Grey Street, in Morpeth and Gosforth so you don’t always have to dine in the city centre.

Its stunning décor or terrace offers a romantic location for an unforgettable date night.

Danny Bolger and Kip Piper from Ghetto golf thats opening next month at Hoults yard, Newcastle
Ghetto Golf is known for its range of whacky photo opportunities

Ghetto Golf

Ghetto Golf is great for an active couple or anyone who wants to break the ice through activity rather than a sit-down meal. Its unique combination of eccentric art, cocktails, and mini-golf is fantastic for a fun-filled date

The Stand Comedy Club

The Stand is the perfect date location for any couples who want a bit of a laugh (if you’re over 18). Newcastle has an array of talented comedians, so why not check them out at Newcastle’s leading comedy club.


If you’re a curry lover, this may be the perfect date for you.

Dabbawal has restaurants in both the city centre and Jesmond and is known for its colourful interior as well as delicious curry. It also caters to varied spice levels – just double check your date can handle the heat.

Di Meo's, Ouseburn

This may not be a date night but it’s certainly a great one for a summer’s day.

Di Meo’s ice cream is the winner of a great taste award and is perfect for a casual date. The shop caters to vegans as well as other allergens so that shouldn’t stop anyone from stopping by. Couples can walk from their Ouseburn location to the Quayside for stunning views.


Ernest is fantastic for both brunch and a dinner date. The interior is colourful and is designed by the artists who own it. Located in Oseburn, its infamous brunch-time hash bowls bring in guests from all over the region, as well as their fabulous cocktails

Super Natural

Super Natural Café is perfect for any vegetarian or vegan couple. Located on Grainger Street, the café’s earthy aesthetic makes for any romantic date lit by an array of ceiling fairy lights. They also have some great deals on over a weekend such as Pizza, beer or wine for £10

Pleased To Meet You, High Bridge, Newcastle
Pleased To Meet You, High Bridge, Newcastle

Pleased to Meet You

This gin bar is the perfect place for a cosy date.

With an extensive gin collection of over 100 gins and amazing cocktails, Pleased To Meet You is a must-see romantic location in the city centre.

The bar offers dining as well as afternoon tea and a Sunday lunch, so it’s great for any occasion.