First dates can be pretty nerve wracking for both parties. Finding the right place for a date is very important. The right restaurant and the type of date can make or break the mood. Since first impressions count greatly, the success of your date hangs in the balance.

Looking to impress that babe you like so much? Our friends at Tastetales, an online food and restaurant review company are here to give you an insight on amazing places in Accra one could send their date. These places were chosen with the budget, atmosphere and the side attractions in mind.

1. Le Must

It’s a French restaurant located in Labone and the Accra mall. It opens from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 11:00pm. The prices on the menu range from GHc15-GHc90. The menu has vegetarian options which makes it a perfect choice for an earth lover. It’s cozy with good ambience which is essential for a good heart-to-heart convo *winks*. You can be assured of tasty meals with good portions. You won’t just go home with a full tummy. You are sure to score a second date too!

2. BUKA

Buka is a personal favourite. They open from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. If you are looking for something local and African, Buka is your place. The setting gives you a feel of an authentic African restaurant. The wait staff are friendly, responsive and very professional. Buka is a good pick for a first date because of the comfort it exudes. The ambience is not overly stiff or formal so there is really no pressure to be prim and proper. The restaurant gives of relaxed and beautiful vibe, which is essential for a first date. You don’t want to put pressure on your date’s table manners and etiquette. The regular menu at Buka consists of eclectic dishes from Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Nigeria and Senegal. The menu has a price range of GHc30 to GHc400 which has a guaranteed rich taste of mouth-watering dishes. In addition, Buka also offers specific Ghanaian and Nigerian specialities throughout the working week.  The food served is very tasty and well spiced. Buka is known for its wide array of Ghanaian and African dishes. In the evenings, there is a relay of mouth-watering grills in the open-air inducing a welcoming atmosphere. Its suitable for light conversation that a first date requires.

3. Coco Lounge

As cliché as it seems coco lounge is a pretty decent place for a first date. It’s located in the Icon House, Stanbic Heights building (Airport). They open from 09:00am to 11:00pm. From an exciting breakfast to a delicious dinner Coco Lounge is your best choice. There’s good lighting and television screens for the football enthusiasts who would not want to miss a game. You could at least see that spectacular goal  while paying attention to your date. All in all, it has a cozy setting and has great food.

4. MARVELS

Marvels is an especially awesome place for a first date because you can play mini golf and eat all at the same time. Marvels features Owura Jazz every Wednesday for all Jazz music lovers. The golf course is well equipped and you can learn how to play mini golf with your date. The playful competitiveness will help break the ice on a first date. You can listen to refined jazz music and treat yourselves to good drinks, delicious food and a cool breeze.

5. PINOCCHIO

Pinocchio is in both Osu and East Legon and it opens from 8:00am – 12:00am. It’s an ideal place for a date with a sweet tooth. Pinocchio is especially amazing when the date is for something light after a movie. Pinocchio has a wide array of ice cream flavors. Their menu includes crepes, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches and wraps. The setting is light and fun as well. Wait staff is friendly and helpful especially when it comes to choosing the flavor of ice-cream you want.

To conclude, first date is a delicate game of chess that needs to be played properly. We however can’t guarantee every first date will be awesome, but if you follow the road map above it surely won’t be horrible. Most importantly never forget one thing, Be YOURSELF!