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Red wine more romantic than oysters

Red wine is more likely to put Brits in the mood for romance than oysters, whipped cream or asparagus, according to Bookatable.

Red wine is considered more romantic than oysters or asparagus. Photo credit: Pinterest

According to information revealed this morning, Bookatable recorded that red wine wine is only second to chocolate in the top 10 list of the most romantic things to consume on Valentine’s Day, and ahead of a range of traditionally amorous foodstuffs, such as oysters or ice cream (for the full list, see below).

The same report also said that steak would most impress on a date, ahead of “French cuisine” or lobster – and the perfect partner for steak is of course red wine.

Although it’s surprising not to see Champagne included in the top ten, red wine’s inclusion so high up the list could be because red is considered the colour of passion and love, and the most commonly used shade in Valentine’s Day decorations. also showed that there has been a significant rise in the number of Brits eating out the day after Valentine’s Day to avoid the rush for romantic meals on 14 February.

Booking data from Bookatable’s database of over 800,000 diners was collated to create a Valentine’s Trends Report, with findings revealing that there was a 180% year-on-year increase in the number of bookings made on 15 February this year.

Indeed, throughout the 13-15 February, 72% of bookings occurred on 15 February, compared to just 23% in 2013, a year when 58% of bookings were made on Valentine’s Day itself.

Top 10 food aphrodisiacs on Valentine’s Day:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Red wine
  3. Oysters
  4. Whipped cream
  5. Asparagus
  6. Avocados
  7. Ice cream
  8. Hot chillies
  9. Salmon
  10. Bananas

The top five foods that most impress on a date:

  1. Steak
  2. French Cuisine
  3. Michelin
  4. Lobster
  5. Thai

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