Moving to Wiltshire certainly hasn’t stopped us from date night-ing in Bristol. Me and Cy have been together for just over 2 years now and we’ve had our fair share of date nights (most of which were in Bristol). Ranging from a romantic breakfast at The Ivy to a chilled afternoon at Allstars playing pool, Bristol has most couples covered. Date nights have become especially important since having Amelie as it’s a rare time where we get to spend quality time being Chlo and Cy and not mum and dad for a few hours!
A Cosy Little Cinema
When we first got together, we caught the bus into town and stopped off at the Watershed along the harbourside. In here, there’s a tiny little box office where independent films are played. Something about this cinema just screamed American rom-com at me, and I’m all over that. We watched Personal Shopper which stars Kristen Stewart – a little bit of an odd film to say the least, but the place had a good feel about it so ~whatever~. There’s also a fancy cinema down Whiteladies Road called Everyman Cinema which is a big hit for a date night! Much comfier and posher than your average Vue experience, let’s say.
A Boutique Bowling Alley
Think giant pizzas, live music and just 5 little bowling lanes. A bit of an intimate twist on regular bowling – what’s not to love about that? The Lanes is centred just off Nelson Street and is especially great for group events. Maybe a double date?
A Pornstar Martini? Or Three?
We spent one of my birthdays in a fancy little cocktail bar called Aluna (which I’m sure you’ve heard of before). Little old me ordered a Pornstar Martini, of course. Meanwhile, Cy’s order was brought to the table and lit on fire. Yup. Not only did they taste good, but they looked incredible. Great service too!
A Trip To The Theatre
And I’m not talking about Bristol Hippodrome. There’s two other little places that me and Cy have visited to watch shows – The Tobacco Factory and Bristol Old Vic. Keep your eyes peeled for independent companies and drama school performances – they’re some of the best we’ve seen!
… Or A Chance to Wear That New Dress?
I mean, it’s not like posh posh but it’s definitely a little fancier than a regular restaurant – The Lost and Found. This little restaurant is located next door to Little Waitrose on Park Street and is our new favourite place for a romantic meal! We had a delicious sharing starter (hummus and lots of bread, yum!) and the drinks menu was pretty impressive too! The interiors in this place were gorgeous – we’re talking velvet chairs, gold details and flowers hanging from the ceiling. Dreamy. It’s definitely the place to go if you’re wanting to let your hair down and catch up with your other half over dinner.
I hope this has given you a little bit of inspo on somewhere new for a date night in Bristol – there really is something for everyone!