It can get pretty busy with others dining at the bar and for that very reason we were unsubtly ushered to a table outside for dinner, also known as Stage 2. On summer evenings, the verandah is an ideal setting for alfresco dining beside the golden Veuve Clicquot umbrellas and immaculately cut hedges. From the tapas and dinner menu, we shared the tomato bruschetta, the clam and scallop risotto and one of the stone baked pizzas. My personal pick was the risotto - simply ah-maze.
Finally, stage 3. Passione Gelateria and Dessert Bar is oh-so-conveniently two doors down from The London Club so the next stage after dinner couldn't be orchestrated more perfectly.
You can choose to dine in and share a dessert here (Chocolate Fondue for Two, anyone?) or take away some of the award-winning organic gelato. I can't help but be sceptical when a place unsubtly plugs its awards all over the walls, but in fairness the gelato here is amazingly good. We went for the latter option and took our amazingly good gelato for a stroll down the river walk. Romantic, much?
As for the date himself, the future surgeon was an absolute gentleman with charming conversation and dreamy blue eyes. A typical McDreamy, if you will. But unfortunately there's no sequel to this date as the said McDreamy has since departed to the UK for a research project on some kind of medical discovery. Honestly, people who aspire to save lives can be so selfish.
The London Club
Address: 38 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe
Phone: 07 3252 8188
Address: 36 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe
Phone: 07 3257 2111