Friday, 25 November 2011

Luxury Dating has Landed!

Think you've seen it all in the world of dating? Bored of speed dating, internet dating, underwater dating? (If that doesn't exist we really think it should…) Enter Quiverz, part of the Quintessentially group, and a dating site that we think will finally change the image of dating events.

The aim is to create super sophisticated singles events for discerning professionals, where you can hope not only to find romance, but also to make connections with other influential professionals. We like to think of it as the luxury version of your standard dating event - the 'Tesco's Finest' of the dating world, or perhaps 'Taste the Difference'...?!

December's events include their Christmas Party on 2nd December complete with cocktails, canapes, belly dancers, a flirtologist and music from their resident DJ and then on 7th December it's a wine tasting event at Morton's Club. What's more for you lucky GDG readers, Quiverz are offering 50% off for the first 6 months of your membership (use code mx6) - wow! Offer ends 10th December, so you'd better hurry…

To sum it up then, if your hopes of finding romance at this year's office Christmas party are low, may we suggest you sign up to Quiverz without delay and find out for yourself what a real party tastes like...

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Win Tickets to Taste of Christmas!

Here at the Great Date Guide we love food and we LOVE Christmas so it's fair to say that Taste of Christmas is right up our street...

If you fancy spending the day tasting food from some of London's best restaurants and getting tips from the likes of Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Michel Roux Jr then you should definitely enter our competition!

Click here for all the details....

Good luck,

Miss Mary x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Dinner at Harrison's

Last month one of our lovely writers, Sally from Sally Serves It Up, popped over to Harrison's in Balham to sample its culinary delights... here's what she had to say about it:

"Harrison's is definitely considered one of the cooler haunts of Balham. The celebrity connection (it's co-owned by Sam Harrison - of Sam's Brasserie fame, and fish guru Rick Stein) means that you absolutely have to try it once. Perfect for first dates and old fashioned date nights alike, it provides the ideal balance of sleek date setting (note perfect dim lighting) with a more relaxing location than hectic central London. 

Start the evening off with a bang by ordering some of the Colchester Rock Oysters. There are show-stoppingly good. Alternatively, there's also a sharing board - perfect to have with your date. The crunchy fish and chips (boy) and smoked chicken salad (girl) tasted how they should but it was the well chosen and affordable wine list that was impressive – go for the South African De Wetshof Estate Chardonnay, it was fantastic. For pudding, share the Chocolate Marquise with hazelnut ice cream - indulgently good and worth every calorie..."

Click here for Sally's full review of Harrison's and, if you like the cut of her jib, then click here to go to her brilliant blog, Sally Serves It Up, which is full of fantastic recipes that are easy and inspirational all at the same time!

Thanks Sal,

Miss Mary xxx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

It's Skate o'Clock

Guess what, the first of London's outdoor ice rinks opens this week people, yes, THIS WEEK! It's the rink at the Natural History Museum (what a setting…) and it's open until 10pm every evening from 4th November. 

Head on down and try out your moves weeks before London's other rinks open (maybe a practice session before you take your date…?!). What's more there's a cosy bar serving mulled wine if you need some dutch courage before you take it on. 

We love November…