The Perfect Date in the East End


EEFM's recommended Perfect Date in the East End:

If you love love as much as we do here at EEFM, then this Thursday the 14th of February you’ll be sure to enjoy the Perfect Date, planned by us, for you to enjoy with your special someone this Valentine’s Day. We love the idea of celebrating love every day of the year, but the 14th of Feb is a perfect day to show thought, a kind gesture and care for your partner or loved one.
 
Whether you enjoy bouquets, North African cuisine, a good romantic comedy under the stars, or a casual drink New Orleans style, there’ll be something here to spark that romantic flame!
 
First Stop at East End Flower Market
Start your evening at East End Flower Market by picking up your date a bunch of blooms. You’ll arrive to see a wide range of blooms available for your special someone. With bouquets starting at $30 ranging all the way to $110, there is sure to be something that we can put together for you.

This year we have introduced our Valentines Day Bouquet, pictured above.
This beautiful arrangement includes roses, hydrangeas, celosia, snapdragons and golden Anthirium. Wrapped in classic black paper with orange ribbon, it’ll be sure to impress!
East End Flower Market
 248 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000.
Open til 6pm on the 14th of Feb.
08 8224 0487
 
 Next up is Africola
 
Next, we recommend walking over to Africola on the corner of East and North Terrace. Africola is a North African inspired restaurant, using sensational local produce. Named Restaurant of the Year in 2017 by the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper, you’ll definitely find something on the menu that leaves you wanting more!

To start, we recommend their spiced whole cauliflower with tahini sauce, or grilled baby peppers with sweet aioli. For mains, our favourite dish is the pan fried fillet of kingfish belly, topped with fermented tomatillos. Yum!
 
With great service and an eye popping fit out, we’re sure you’ll make Africola a favourite dinner spot in the future!
 
Africola
4 East Terrace, Adelaide
Open til late on the 14th of Feb.
08 8223 3885
 
 
 Third spot on the East End train is is Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Taking a lovely stroll after dinner through the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, you’ll reach your next destination located in Botanic Park, the Moonlight Cinema. This year they are hosting a Valentines Day special screening of Crazy Stupid Love, starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon.
For an additional charge, extra seating options include Bean Beds, the Connoisseur Lounge, or Gold Grass.
With a fully licensed bar and food trucks on site, there’ll be plenty of sweet or savoury options to choose from.  
Purchase the Moonlight Valentines Day Package, including 2x GA adult tickets + 1x block of Cadbury Chocolate, before it sells out!
 
Moonlight Cinema Adelaide
Botanic Park, Hackney Road, Adelaide
Gates open at 7pm, screenings start at 8:40pm.
Purchase tickets from the Moonlight Cinema box office,
or to guarantee entry book online via www.eventcinemas.com.au
 
The lucky last stop is at Nola!
 
After the film finishes, there are plenty of nice bars in the East End to cheers to a romantic night! Our favourite is NOLA Adelaide, a New Orleans themed bar located in a historic East End Market store. With 16 craft beers on tap, more than 200 whiskies, and a fabulous cocktail selection with a New Orleanian twist, NOLA is the place to quench your thirst! The friendly staff will be able to help you decide if the options seem overwhelming. Even better, on Thursday evenings they have some live local talent performing upstairs. If you’re still feeling peckish we recommend trying the NOLA Fried Chicken, or the Po’ Boy Rolls. If dessert is still tickling your fancy, A big ol’ slice of Pecan Pie served with a bourbon anglaise should do the trick!
 
NOLA Adelaide
28 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
 Open til 12am on Thursday the 14th of Feb. 
 
 
Hopefully this has given you some ideas on how to spark up your Valentines Day this 2019! The East End is jam packed with SO many cool date ideas - each of our staff members love hanging out in the East End, so when you are in store next spark up the convo and we will give you our favourite little gems. Love, Chelsea xx

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