Things To Do For Couples In Essex

In need of some tips concerning matters of the heart? Don't fret, we're more than happy to play cupid to all you lovebirds out there. Whether you're after a cute cocktail bar, a romantic restaurant or a quirky event, we've got you covered with our guide to the best things to do for couples in Essex.

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Last updated on 2nd February 2024

Slug and Lettuce Chelmsford

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A failsafe for weekday happy hour cocktails and delicious nosh, Slug and Lettuce has also got your weekend antics sorted. Hit them up for a leisurely brunch of American-style pancakes, smashed avo on toast and eggs galore or take things up a notch and enjoy free-flowing drinks for two hours. 

Onyx Bottomless Brunch - Greatest Essex Brunch

@ Onyx Restaurant and Bar on Every Saturday

Looking to do something fun on your Saturday daytime date? Check out the Party Bottomless Brunch at Onyx Bar and Restaurant. Not only will you get two courses of delish Italian-inspired grub featuring goodies like asparagus risotto and chicken Milanese, but also unlimited beer, wine and fizz or a cocktail upgrade - all while music plays.

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F Cooke Pie and Mash

When it comes to things to do in Essex for adults, F. Cooke's Comedy Night promises a laugh and a half. Top-notch comedians like Josh James will be your entertainment for the evening and food will be available in the form of delicious pie and mash.

Immersive Gamebox Lakeside

Electric Gamebox Lakeside offers a fantastic selection of immersive experiences where you and your date will get thrown into all kinds of quirky adventures. Whether you fancy testing your suitability to join the CIA or are keen to become a deadly participant on Netflix's Squid Game, they've got you covered.


With a prime location on the waterfront of the River Crouch, Anchor is a gorgeous rural pub giving you everything you need for a romantic couple's day out. Enjoy pretty views of the boozer's farmland and  nature reserve while checking out its menu filled with breakfast, brunch and Sunday roast delights such as slow-cooked Lebanese lamb, pollo piccante and eggs funghi.

Garage Brunch

What better way to start a weekend with your beau than with bottomless booze and tasty food? Garage Brunch is offering all that - and by that we mean an hour of free-flowing cocktails and two courses - along with a soundtrack of bangers.

Mamma Mia Nyxperience

@ Yiamas & Nyx on Saturday 16th and Saturday 30th March 2024

If you've been pleading 'gimme gimme gimme something fun to do this weekend', Essex's resident Mamma Mia experience is the answer. Club Nyx is inviting ABBA fans for the ultimate night out, with £60 tickets including a three-course Greek meal featuring goodies like souvlaki and orzo pasta, half a bottle of wine or prosecco each and three hours of immersive live entertainment.

Teamsport Basildon

Entertaining and quirky, Teamsport is a brilliant go-karting emporium in Basildon. Starting at just £15 per person, the indoor gaming spot will see you and your boo driving around the two-levelled, 500-metre track, before taking to the bar for a post-race drink. Loser buys... 


Whether it's an anniversary dinner or a regular date night, check out BCK YRD Golf in the heart of Chelmsford city centre with your other half. Not only does this party bar have two 10-hole courses to play together, but it also whips up delicious bevvies, such as cocktails and alcoholic slushies.

The Greyhound

Cooking up mouthwatering Sunday roasts, The Greyhound in Brentwood is a no-brainer when it comes to hearty food in a knockout location. Settle into one of the cosy nooks or head out to the beer garden and fill your boots with meaty and veggie-friendly chomps with all the trimmings.


Fancy a night out on the tiles with your number one? Chinnerys in Southend-on-Sea is a top choice for the music lovers among you. Not only does the venue play host to a number of talented bands and performers, but it's also an epic party spot for those of you looking to dance 'til the early hours.