Grab a spot at the bar for a few rounds of sparkling passionfruit punch, and add the cheeseburger bao and crispy creamy chicken curry puffs if things start to get serious.
This place does most of the work for you, starting with the smells of grilled bread and extra virgin olive oil blowing from the kitchen vents.
Pablo y Pablo is a Mexican spot in Wallingford that seems like it was designed for first dates - the big bar and candelit small tables make it perfect for getting to know someone.
And as an added bonus, it’s not terribly loud (or awkwardly quiet) in here.
Honestly, the only wrong way to do Bar Melusine is to go somewhere else.
If you suspect that your date is a fun person (or need a foolproof way to find out), New Luck Toy is the place to go.
In other words, this is not the most casual of the first date moves - this is where you take someone you really want to impress.