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4 date ideas in and around Newcastle for Valentine’s Day

Whether you prefer a traditional romantic date or you’re feeling something a little more adventurous, here are our top picks for how to spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone...

Written by High Life North
Published 10.02.2022

Mother Mercy, Newcastle

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a cheeky cocktail in your hand? Newcastle’s best-kept secret – Mother Mercy – is the mother of all cocktail bars, with their drinks menu full of them. This bolthole of a bar takes us away from it all while still right in the hustle and bustle of the Toon’s nightlife.

Mother Mercy has really shaken (and stirred) things up after recently after being named as one of the Top 50 Cocktail Bars in the UK. If you like piña coladas or if this senorita needs a margarita, here is the perfect date night setting complete with table service, a resident DJ and live music to get you in the mood.


HLN TOP TIP: Try Mother Mercy’s Originals menu. Our faves are Bananabread Punch and Winter Sun Spritz. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.



Point Blank Shooting, Newcastle

Want a date with a difference? Point Blank Shooting is a state-of-the-art simulation shooting range is not necessarily a place you’d expect to go to for some romance. But this is the ultimate competitive socialising experience – and it isn’t just for men, either. Ladies, we know we can pull the trigger just as good, if not better. And healthy competition with your Valentine is always a good thing!

The concept (the first of its kind in the UK) combines skillset shooting with cold beers, signature shooting-themed cocktails and brilliant bites. Bring out your competitive side with exciting leader boards and 200 different shooting scenarios, all in an incredible speakeasy venue.


HLN TOP TIP: Why not celebrate early and book their bottomless brunch that’s on every Sunday, with unlimited beer and prosecco flowing nonstop and as much pizza as you can eat?



La Chocolatrice, Newcastle & County Durham

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without indulging in lots of chocolate, right? But here’s a unique experience with chocolate that you and your loved one can share, rather than just eating it (although we promise you’ll be able to tuck into plenty, too!).

La Chocolatrice are sharing the secrets of chocolate truffle making through their special hands-on workshops. Cook up a chocolatey storm and finish off your date day in the best way – by tasting all the truffles ­. You can even bring your own sweet treats home for later. And why not look around the factory for something more indulgent for your romantic dinner dessert? After all, you can never have too much chocolate on Valentine’s Day.



Restaurant Pine, Northumberland

This one’s a little further out of the city, but we promise the romantic vibes you’ll find here will be worth the drive. Escape the hustle and bustle with a visit to Restaurant Pine – a renovated cow barn offering an intimate setting where you can admire the sloping Northumberland landscape alongside Hadrian’s Wall. Date night goals, right? And a perfect location for enjoying some quality time together.

Immerse yourself in Pine’s generous tasting menu – with every dish made using ingredients from their onsite kitchen garden – while sitting in front of where the magic happens: the fully-open, bespoke kitchen. While you do, why not indulge in the wine pairing experience here? Having been crafted by their professional head sommelier, each glass promises a fresh experience to get your date night dinner chat flowing.


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