Things To Do For Couples In Leicester

There are no decent films on at the cinema, picnics are off the cards due to some ominous rain clouds, and you're really not sure if those clunky bowling shoes are a vibe. Running low on date night inspiration? Fear not - we're here to help. From gorgeous floral-adorned Thai restaurants to bars decked out with old-school arcade games, and cocktails that fizz and pop all night long, we've created a guide of the top things for couples to do in Leicester. Get ready to swoon.

Last updated on 11th August 2022

Giggling Squid Leicester

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When it comes to Instagrammable restaurants in Leicester? There's nowhere prettier than Giggling Squid. Be sure to knock your date's socks off by booking one of their gorgeous booths, perfect for cosying up in with a huge feast of Thai-inspired tapas dishes.

Veeno Leicester

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There's nothing more romantic than spending an evening nibbling on charcuterie and sipping on fine wines, and that's why Veeno is one of our top picks for date night in Leicester. Found in the hustle and bustle of St Martin's, this cosy spot is a wonderland of international bottles and tasty Italian small plates, with a selection of Champagne for those extra special occasions.

The Pug & Greyhound

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When the sun comes out? You'll find us in The Pug & Greyhound's gorgeous beer garden with a glass of Pimm's in hand. Spend your weekend dining al fresco in this classic boozer's charming outdoor space, or pop by to test your trivia at one of their regular quiz nights.


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A quirky date idea in Leicester, YO!'s Sushi School is promising an evening filled with the history behind everyone's fave roll, as well as the opportunity to make a few rolls yourself. You both will be served nibbles and arrival drink as well.

Bonkers Bingo

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Fun, competitive couples will love a trip to Bonkers Bingo, where dance-offs, the classic game, prizes, fresh tunes, costumes and more collide. Nab your ticket from just £8 and then head over to Mecca Leicester.

A secret speakeasy bar in the heart of Leicester, Manhattan34 is sure to impress your sweetheart with its cool 1930s vibes and prohibition-style interiors. Serving up some of the quirkiest cocktails around, this place also hosts regular masterclasses and tasting events - a fun date night activity.

While hopping over to Venice for a date to remember may be off the cards, this authentic gelato shop is bringing a slice of that Italian sunshine to the heart of Leicester. Swing by this St Martin's Square spot to load up on artisan ice cream created using the traditional churning method 'mantecazione'.