In our experience dining out in February is marred by one awful date. 14th February, Valentine's Day.
You cant put one leg in front of the other without falling over couples holding hands and staring wistfully into each others eyes over their creme brulee.*suppressed retching*
Don't get us wrong. We do believe in Love (Not luurrrve). But not the ersatz, corporate, set menu nonsense peddled by most restaurants on this date.
But...we aren't 'most restaurants'. We are 'The Basement' and as such we'll be holding two suppers over the Valentine's Weekend (Friday 11th and Saturday 12th) for anyone who feels the same way.
Just to be clear...
There won't be:-
Long stemmed roses at £5 a pop
Crap chocolates in heart shaped boxes
Fluffy teddy bears holding hearts
Overpriced set menus featuring luxury ingredients claimed to have aphrodisiac qualities.
There will be:-
17 diners united in their effort to avoid the aforementioned nonsense.
Up to eight courses of British, Seasonal and local food
Great value for money
So come on your own, come with friends or even come with your 'other half' (bleugh), but don't let us catch you staring into each other's eyes over the dessert.
Oh, and did we mention we'll be holding a ritual burning (in our handily located open fire) of pictures of ex-partners, as well as all the crap, naff presents they bought you. So bring along that misjudged Clintons soft toy, those badly written love letters or that cheap-ass H Samuel jewellery and watch it burn in our "Fiery pit of anti-love" TM
If you'd like to come along email us on this address.
Feel free to spread the word amongst your lovely friends.
Elly & Dan
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