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Greggs to offer romantic Valentine Day’s meal

‘Pass the steak bake, darling’

If you love pasties as much as you love your significant other, Greggs may have your Valentine’s Day covered.

On 14 February the high street baker will be transforming a handful of its stores into an unlikely venue for a candlelit fine dining soiree.

The five stores - in Manchester, London, Cardiff, Newcastle and Glasgow - will get a romantic makeover, with “mood lighting and music, roses, candles and linen tablecloths”, as well as the privilege of table service rather than ordering at the counter.

For a mere £15, each lucky couple will be treated to a four-course set menu of Greggs items - including a “signature Greggs puff pastry” main, and a “brochette of miniature doughnuts” to finish - as well as a bottle of Prosecco to wash down all the pastry.

The chain unveiled the “one night only” experience in a video posted on Twitter today, promising to give lovebirds “a night to remember”:

As you can imagine, the announcement caused quite a stir on Twitter. For those whose first love will always be baked goods, the news was the answer to their prayers:

However, some tweeters revealed that their hearts already belong elsewhere:

While others were simply conflicted:

If you can’t resist the sultry allure of the steak bake, booking for the Valentine’s extravaganza opens on 7 February. 

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