Head Over Heels!
We're celebrating the most romantic day of the year in style. From starry-eyed cinema screenings and colourful tattoo parlours, to lovey-dovey restaurants and romantic club nights, we've got you covered in NE1 this Valentine's Day!
UPSIDE DOWN PRESENTS
Track down the perfect gift ahead of the Valentine’s rush at UpSide Down Presents, 61 The Side. Here you’ll find heaps of local art, fine photography and all the quirky keepsakes to put big smiles on your loved ones’ faces. It’s a small business offering big things to the people of NE1 and beyond. Make sure you pay them a visit this February!
Left it late? Dash over to Scribbler on Grainger Street and bag yourself one of their hilarious, tongue-in-cheek Valentine’s cards. Whether you’re playing it cool or already coupled up, there’s a million ways to say those special words at Scribbler!
A love yee! Make sure you check out the hilarious Toon-themed greetings cards at Geordie Gifts! Nestled inside the glorious Grainger Market, this charming independent has created a series of hysterical cards and gifts, perfect to help you show that special someone just how much they mean to you!
Catch a flick
If movie night is your date of choice, then be sure to tootle over to Everyman Cinema on Grey Street for 90s romantic fantasy thriller, Ghost! Swoon over Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore as this epic tale has you reaching for the tissues in no time!
PRETTY WOMAN + THREE-COURSE MEAL
Fancy a flick? Tyneside Cinema invites lovebirds to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special three-course meal in Tyneside Bar Cafe, and a screening of romantic classic, Pretty Woman! Expect a glass of bubbly on arrival, before settling down to see the Julia Roberts’ classic while you tuck into everything from oysters and asparagus risotto, to succulent braised lamb shank and miso roast vegetables!
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
We have our hearts set on Newcastle Castle this February. They’re inviting us to take a seat and enjoy a screening of The Princess Bride before heading off on a candlelit tour and tucking into a good ol’ buffet feast. Because you’re meant to spend Valentine’s Day stuffing your faces together, right?
NORTHERN GLORY TATTOO
There's no doubt about it, February sees a boost in endearing inks! Nothing screams commitment like getting your loved ones name tattooed on your skin! Wear your heart on your sleeve (literally) and visit ink experts, Northern Glory Tattoo to mark Valentine’s Day in a special way. Whether you’re taking the plunge with a partner's name or hoping to cover a disaster, the talented team at Northern Glory are the perfect peeps to get you through the 14th Feb.
Say I love you with a matching tattoo over at Northside Tattooz on Berwick Street! Since opening in 2010, Northside have become one of the go-to spots in NE1 for exclusive ink. Head online to book your spot, chat to a resident artist and see how they can make Valentine’s Day special for you this year.
HOUSE OF TIDES
Beat the cold and take an idyllic wander over to House of Tides on the Quayside this Valentine's Day. This Michelin starred spot has a mouthwatering tasting menu to say the least; highlights include venison tartare, smoked cod's roe and langoustine.
Nothing beats a traditional Italian feast under flickering candlelight. Head to Portofino on Mosley Street this Valentine’s Day and feast on heartwarming comfort food with the person who has your heart. Enjoy a special Lady and the Tramp spaghetti moment, tuck into tasty pizzas and sweeten the deal with homemade, Italian-style desserts!
KALTUR SPANISH WINE BAR & RESTAURANT
With two lively venues on High Bridge and Dean Street, Kaltur is a great place to turn the heat up for a lively Valentine’s feast. Go cheesy with their famous sharing boards, tuck into tasty Spanish tapas and soak up the indulgent Iberian vibe with a bottle of the good stuff.
COCKTAIL CHEMISTRY AT THE ALCHEMIST
Bring a bit of sip-worthy science to your Valentine’s date this year with a trip to The Alchemist, Eldon Square. The expert mixologists behind the bar will work up a creative concoction that’s sure to bring a bit of chemistry to your Valentine’s date night. Choose from the periodic table-inspired cocktail list and sip on something truly delicious!
DATE NIGHT AT THE FORTH
If you’re looking for a low-key, loved-up date night spot, head to The Forth, where you’ll find plenty of limited-edition craft beer on tap, perfectly poured cocktails and a wine list worth making your way through. A proper, British pub with real charm and character!
KITCHEN SYNC: XVIII
Make a date with dance DJ, Peach at World HQ this Valentine’s Day. Renowned for her booming basslines and soaring melodies, this Kitchen Sync special is one you don’t want to miss!
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