Food and the art of love. It's a tricky double-act to get right in the early stages. But as fraught as the relationship may be, there's really only one rule for first dates or if you're on the pull: never order the spaghetti. It'll end up down your top/ across your face... plus, you'll probably make that slurpy noise which, let's face it, is a bit of a passion-killer.
After that though, it's plain sailing.
Although your choice of venue will actually give you an advantage when it comes to meeting someone eligible... So we've put together a list of buzzy places which will increase your chances of striking up a bit of repartee with fellow diners. And who knows, you could be sharing a tiramisu before you know it.