Here's how to eat at the First Dates restaurant


If you (as Hot Dinners most definitely are) a fan of TV show First Dates and have ever wondered what it might be like to be on the show, then we can reveal a relatively pain-free way of finding out. The show's producers are looking for couples to eat background daters - and are willing to fun part of the cost of your dinner.

The filming takes place at the Paternoster Chop House by St Paul's and it's the only time you'll get to enjoy being welcomed by GM Fred Sirieix, who doesn't work there normally. Right now they're looking for folk to be filmed in the background of the action. You'll have to pay for your dinner, but will get £25 towards the cost of it.

If you're free on any of the following days (it can be a long shoot and you'll need to be available from 11am onwards) email the TV production company at backgrounddaters@twentytwenty.tv

  • Friday, March 31
  • Saturday, April 1
  • Sunday, April 2
  • Friday, April 7
  • Saturday, April 8
  • Sunday April 9