5 reasons why you should go to Greggs for Valentine’s Day

Sausage rolls by candlelight anyone?

You heard me right, Greggs have gone all out this Valentine’s Day by offering a romantic candlelit dining experience.

A slap-up meal with that special someone at your local Greggs.

Just imagine.

For one night only, selected Greggs shops will be transformed into a restaurant designed for romance. I’m talking mood lighting, music, roses, candelabras and white linen tablecloths. The works.

Greggs have promised a ‘fine-dining’ experience with table service, classical music and even prosecco. Classy.

“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.”

I mean, does life get any better than this?

Still not convinced? Here’s 5 reasons why you should absolutely go to Greggs for Valentine’s Day this year:

A table for two is £15

Valentine’s Day can be an expensive time of year.

You’ve already splashed out on a card, flowers and chocolate. What more do they want?

They want a meal. A lovely meal. A romantic meal.

And even though they might not know it yet, they want a Greggs.

You won’t have to worry about the steak being overcooked

I’ve had many a meal ruined by an overcooked steak.

That’s not a problem when you spend Valentine’s Day at Greggs. Here’s a comparison of me ordering steak from a restaurant vs me ordering steak from Greggs.

At a restaurant 

My wife: “How is your steak?”

Me: “It’s overcooked. I should have said rare. Why did I say medium-rare?

At Greggs

My wife: “How is your steak bake?”

Me: “It’s perfect. Like always. I love Greggs.”

The staff are really friendly

I think the staff at Greggs are lovely.

It’s probably because they get discount at Greggs. If I had access to discounted baked goods I’d be lovely too.

If you go for a meal in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day, the whole meal could be ruined by a moody waiter. Maybe he never wanted to be a waiter. Maybe he wanted to be a runner. The only place he’s running nowadays is back and forth from the kitchen.

Greggs staff don’t have to run anywhere because the ovens are right behind them.

That’s why they’re so happy. That and the discount.

You can get a Peach Melba for the walk home

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. The Peach Melba is the nicest thing that Greggs do.

Big words. I know. This blog has often been criticised for being controversial.

You can keep your Chicken Bakes, your Steak Bakes, even you Sausage Bean and Cheese Melts. You’ll not beat a Peach Melba.

If you go to Greggs for Valentine’s Day, you’ll be able to get a Peach Melba for the walk home. It comes in a little tin foil case so it’s great for eating on the go.

What more could you ask for?

The menu actually sounds brilliant

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

£15. That’s a bargain.

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

Tables are available to book from Wednesday 7th February via OpenTable here: www.opentable.co.uk/greggs