It’s not the first place that springs to mind when searching for a romantic restaurant, but that could all change now Greggs is offering a sit-down dinner service for Valentine’s Day.
Lucky lovers will be treated to a selection of pastries, including a main course that features a version of the chain’s famous bakes, as they are waited on hand-and-foot at one of five branches across the country.
The bill will be much cheaper than at most restaurants on Valentine’s Day evening, as the one-night-only four-course menu costs just £15 for two, including a glass of Prosecco or soft drinks.
And they won’t go up to the till to order, but will be waited on at tables in a first for Greggs.
Greggs is offering waiter service for the first time for Valentine’s Day as it launches a sit-down dinner service at £15 for two
Among the dishes on offer includes a hanging brochette of doughnuts that diners are encouraged to eat off without hands, and a posh version of a signature Greggs bake for the main course, served with salad and potato slices.
The sit-down dinner service is available at branches in London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester and Newcastle.
Diners will eat by candlelit – as well as the usual neon glow of the bakery – as classical music plays in the background.
There’s also set to be mood lighting, white linen tablecloths and candlebras.
What’s on the menu at Greggs’ first ever sit-down dining service?
Starter: A composition of canapés – seasoned pork and puff pastry slider, steak & blue cheese en croute, katsu tortilla wrap, Mexican chicken chipotle spoon, béchamel toasted honey cured ham square and tomato gazpacho
Main: Your choice of signature Greggs puff pastry parcel, freshly baked to order, accompanied by oven roasted spiced potato slices and a garnish of fresh Apollo and spinach leaves and sunblush tomatoes
Dessert: A brochette of miniature doughnuts paired with a rich butterscotch flavoured dipping sauce
Petits Fours and Coffee: Belgian dark chocolate brownie, raspberry and almond bite and caramel shortbread. Accompanied by freshly ground Fairtrade coffee made using our own unique blend of mild Arabica beans from Peru and Colombia and rich tasting Robusta beans from Tanzania
To drink: Italian Prosecco, soft drinks, still or sparkling mineral water
Lovers will be able to tuck into four courses of pastries, including two savoury courses including puff pastry canapes, and a dessert of mini doughnuts
The dessert is a brochette of doughnuts which diners are encouraged to eat without their hands
People on social media loved the idea of a Valentine’s Day dinner at Greggs
But if you want to see what the Greggs version of fine dining will look like, you’ll have to book in advance and snap up a table quickly.
Tables can only be booked from Wednesday February 7 on restaurant booking service OpenTable.
The branches taking part are: Stockwell, at 312 Clapham Road, London; 15a City Tower in Manchester; 172 Argyle Street in Glasgow; 73/75 Grainger Street in Newcastle; and 34 Queen Street in Cardiff.
Classical music will play in the background as diners enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner at Greggs, which will feature a starter of a seasoned pork and puff pastry slider, steak & blue cheese en croute, katsu tortilla wrap, Mexican chicken chipotle spoon, béchamel toasted honey cured ham square and tomato gazpacho (pictured)
A Greggs spokesperson said: ‘For the first time in our history, we wanted to offer the public the opportunity to enjoy their Valentine’s Day evening in the comfort of their local Greggs.
‘We’re delighted to offer this experience for fans for one night only – whether they’re on a first date or have been married for 30 years, we can guarantee it will be a night to remember.’
The four-course set menu, accompanied by Prosecco or soft drinks, will cost £15 for two and will be served at 7pm at the five branches, if you book in advance on OpenTable.