let’s look at reasonably priced places to take people on a date. We’ve even brought in a completely arbitrary rating system to make your life easier to deal with.
Crane Lane, off Oliver Plunkett St.
The Crane Lane is a delightfully rustic venue, with its stone furnishings and literal alley adding an air of quaint tradition to a menu that is full of delicious food. It is a solid balance of interesting and fancy food, made with local ingredients at a reasonable price. It’s a great spot for a late lunch or an early evening meet up, but the place gets packed in the evening, so be sure to avoid it after 9 if you’re looking for something quiet.
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Brick Lane, South Main St.
Since we like lanes in the Express, let’s take a look at the recently refurbished Brick Lane (I mean, it’s “recently refurbished” if you’re old and crotchety like me, I guess). It’s a comfortable place to pop by for an early afternoon snack, with a strong selection of bar food favourites. I personally go for the pitcher and bottomless wings combo, but that’s because I really like wings; I wouldn’t recommend them for a date, too spicy. That being said, an excellent menu in an easily accessible bar.
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Liberty Grill, Washington St.
Do you like the taste of freedom in the morning? You know I do, and that’s why I go to Liberty Grill. With a selection of American breakfasts at an excellent quality, you know you’re going to be in safe hands with Liberty Grill. Personally, this is more the sort of place I take people the morning after, but if you want to have a brunch/lunch date, it’s absolutely the place to be.
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Speedos, Tuckey St.
It’s the freaking greatest place to get a kebab after a night on the sesh. Rob, the papers’ editor will agree. (Editor’s Note: I don’t eat kebabs, but damn that pizza is class)
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