This Valentine’s Day, food-on-the-go retailer Greggs has teamed up with OpenTable, the world’s leading restaurant booking service, to open its doors for couples to enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner in its shops for the very first time.
Selected shops will be transformed into restaurants designed for romance, complete with mood lighting and music, roses, candelabras and white linen tablecloths.
Instead of ordering at the till, diners will be waited on at their own tables in the retailer’s first ‘fine dining’ experience, while classical music plays in the background.
Billed as the ultimate Valentine’s treat for the Greggs fan in your life, the one-night-only menu will be made entirely from Greggs’ food given a special Valentine’s twist.
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
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.”
Adrian Valeriano, VP EMEA, OpenTable, added; “We are really excited to be working with Greggs to deliver reservations for this unique Valentine’s dining experience. For fans of Greggs this is a one night only occasion and we didn’t want to miss out on the chance to help romance blossom on this exclusive evening.”
The four-course set menu, accompanied by prosecco or soft drinks, will cost £15 for two and will be served at five Greggs shops nationwide on Wednesday 14th February, at 7.00pm. Tables will be available to book from Wednesday 7th February exclusively via OpenTable.
Shops opening their doors for the Valentine’s Day dining experience are:
- London – Stockwell (Clapham Road) – 312 Clapham Road, Greater London, SW9 9AE
- Manchester – City Tower – 15a City Tower, Manchester, M1 4BT
- Glasgow – Argyle Street – 172 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8ND
- Newcastle – Grainger Street – 73/75 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JE
- Cardiff – Queen Street – 34 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2BW
Source: Taylor Herring