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Postcards from The Yards: Date Night In

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Spending so much time in the same space can mean that there’s no clear distinction between times of day, or even between weekdays and weekends! Whether you’re living with your significant other or even with friends or family, make sure you set some evenings aside to relax and spend time together. Living apart? Why not whip up some of these recipes in your respective homes and enjoy them together over video chat. 

Date night in with The White Company place settings
The White Company candles
Date night in with The White Company place settings The White Company candles

Set the mood 

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably spent the past few weeks living in loungewear and eating on the sofa most nights… Getting a bit dressed up, setting a beautiful table and lighting some candles will set date night apart from all the other evenings in. Don’t forget to ditch screens for a bit too and put on your favourite playlist instead. 

Bring the restaurant ambience home – you’ll find all the beautiful place setting inspiration you could need from The White Company over on their Instagram page. 

Bill's Pineapple Express cocktail for date night in
28-50 Negroni
Bill's Pineapple Express cocktail for date night in 28-50 Negroni

Get the drinks ready 

Kick your date night in off with a pre-dinner drink – why not step it up and start with a cocktail? The tropical ‘Pineapple Express’ from Bill’s is made from Havana 3yr, Campari and pineapple juice.  

For something stronger, how about a Negroni like this one from 28º-50º Wine Bar and KitchenThe simple mix of equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari garnished with a twirl of orange rind make for a sophisticated aperitif.   

Not quite got the right ingredients at home? Dust off those seldom used bottles at the back of your drinks collection and see what you can whip up with the addition of a couple of fresh ingredients. You might surprise yourself! 

temper steak, frites and red wine for date night in
temper steak, frites and red wine for date night in

Make a meal out of it  

Does date night = steak night for you? Take inspiration from temper, who pride themselves on sourcing the best meat from selected UK farms and cooking it to perfection. Now more than ever it’s time to shop local, so support your local butcher and pick up something extra special for dinner 

Have you entered our competition yet? We’re giving away a meal for two at temper at The Yards Covent Garden – something to get you looking forward to date nights out again! Head to our Instagram page to enter.

Looking for vegetarian perfection? You can’t go wrong with this roast vegetable kebab recipe from Maison Bab that you can make together. Roasting really transforms broccoli and cauliflower, making them a worthy centrepiece. You’ll find the full tutorial here along with loads more recipes on their Instagram page, including how to make their famous flatbreads at home. 

Dishoom pineapple crumble – perfect pudding for date night in
Bill's raspberry Lamington
Dishoom pineapple crumble – perfect pudding for date night in Bill's raspberry Lamington

Don’t forget dessert 

Keep it homemade but nice and simple. This Pineapple Crumble recipe from Dishoom is tropical twist on the British classic – serve warm or cold, with custard or ice cream. The tang of the pineapple with a hint of spicy black pepper work so well together. You can see the full recipe on our Instagram   try a whole host of other Dishoom recipes from their cookbook 

In Australia, lamingtons are usually dipped in chocolate, but this take on the iconic sweet treat from Bill’s opts for coating them in raspberry jam, rolling in desiccated coconut and topping with a strawberry or raspberry. You can see the full recipe here. 

Now that you’ve got the ambience, drinks and food sorted, what’s next? Maybe it’s a games night – Stanfords has a great selection if your collection needs a boost, available online now. Or if you’re missing going to gigs, catch up with the Levi’s ‘5:01 Live’ Instagram series featuring an array of amazing artists performing from their homes. 

Have you seen the rest of our Postcards from The Yards series? While you sadly can’t visit us in person, were sending some of The Yards to you at home. Read our At-Home Wellness postcard now. 

Find out what all of our shops and restaurants at The Yards are up to at the moment and how you can support them during this time here, including some special charity initiatives.

Dates for your diary

As well as the fabulous shopping and unique restaurants at The Yards, there are regular exciting events and promotions. Watch this space to find out what’s happening at The Yards.

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