Were the years spent at Swansea University some of the best years of your life? Well, sadly they are now over but why not come back and visit. You could make it a nice romantic short break for you and your partner. And after a walk down memory lane, head to some of the best restaurants in the area for some fine dining in Swansea.
If you like your food with a kick but still want to enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere of a posh restaurant then head to The Indian Cottage in Pontardawe. The restaurant is famous in Swansea for their fine dining twist on the classic Indian meal and only the best ingredients are used here.
The Grape & Olive
The Grape & Olive will certainly provide you with a dinner with a view. Situated at the top floor of the tallest building in Wales you can pick your favourite dish from the menu and enjoy the stunning views across Swansea Bay and the Mumbles.
The food here is made from Welsh products of the finest quality so you can give your other half a real taste of South Wales.
Munch of Mumbles
Munch opened in December 2012 and over the last 18 months has established itself as one of the best restaurants in Swansea. The meals here look too good to eat and are masterpieces of Ben Griffiths the owner. He runs this restaurant with his wife Jacqui and youngest daughter Anna, so there is a warm and inviting atmosphere that comes from the family ownership.
And once you’ve enjoyed a good hearty meal here why don’t you go for a nice stroll along Mumbles pier.
If you decide to discover the new Urban Village area of Swansea then make sure to pay MOSAIC a visit. There is an electric mix of influences here with a melting pot of meals and people. The company owned 2 restaurants before opening their doors in Swansea so have good experience in what people want. And the prices aren’t bad either!
Other Romantic Activities
Of course a romantic meal isn’t everything. There are plenty of other things you can do together.
- Go for a stroll along the stunning Gower Peninsula and take in the panoramic scenery. Take a picnic and stay until sundown for a truly spectacular set.
- Want to explore somewhere that won’t get sand between your toes? Then maybe try Clyne Gardens? This well looked after manicured garden is open to the public and is particularly breath-taking in early summer when the flowers begin to bloom.
- Become the Queen or King (for a few minutes) and visit Oystermouth Castle. This 12th century castle was rewarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013 and makes for the perfect break from looking around the shops in the Mumbles.
If all of this tires you out then take some time for yourself and visit the specialist treatment room here at the hotel. Indulge yourself with a holistic or sports massage and maybe a seaweed wrap so you’ll be looking your best for the rest of the trip.
For more information about other activities around Swansea take a look at our previous blog posts or ask at reception.