First Dates continues this week, but which restaurant is it filmed at and how much would it set you back if you wanted to go on a real date there?
Here is everything you need to know …
Where is First Dates filmed?
From 2013 (when the show first started) until the final year of 2020, the series – hosted by Fred Sirieix – was filmed at the Paternoster Chop House in central London.
Located near St. Paul’s Cathedral, it was the show’s home for seven years (although it was closed during filming).
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But last year the show moved from London to Manchester.
It is now based in The Refinery in the Spinningfields area of the city.
What’s on our First Dates menu and how much does it cost?
So let’s dig a little deeper to see how much it would cost you and me to eat at The Refinery.
Since this is a first date, guests will undoubtedly be drinking to get rid of the nerves.
So let’s say we have a sassy cocktail to start with. A Martini pornstar costs £ 9.95 per pop each.
Then we’re sure to have a bottle of wine with our meal – maybe a Pinot Grigio for £ 20 a bottle.
When it comes to feed, we will take three courses.
To start off, we might have smoked salmon with yuzu and buttermilk dressing (£ 8.95 each). Then it’s time to hit the grill.
Sticky beef short ribs are £ 13.95 and baharat and lemon grated lamb rips are £ 15.95.
When it comes to pudding, we try two chocolate, hazelnut, and brandy domes for £ 6.95 each.
Add one coffee for £ 2.65 each and the grand total is … £ 106.90.
Bad news for the refinery …
However, all of this could be contentious as The Refinery has now closed its doors.
the Manchester evening news reported in June that the restaurant’s parent company, Drake & Morgan, “has secured an offer for their voluntary company agreement.”
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The restaurant’s website said, “Thanks for all the great times!
“You can still get all of your favorite Drake & Morgan cocktails, treats, and little touches in our closest sister bar and restaurant, The Anthologist One St.
“Lots of love, The Refinery Spinningfields x”
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