To celebrate the release of Bradley Cooper’s new foodie film Burnt, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest cinemas in the UK and the best places to eat nearby. Perfect inspiration for your next date night!
Just a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus, London’s newest Picturehouse has a buzzy ground floor café and seven screens playing a mix of mainstream, indie and foreign films. There are tons of great restaurants nearby, from Bocca di Lupo and Brasserie Zedel to Senor Ceviche and Shotgun BBQ.
Saved from closure by Leeds City Council in 1989, this charming old arthouse is the perfect place to watch the latest releases or check out the regular cinematic events. After your film, you can head into the city centre for tapas at Pintura, burgers and booze at MEATliquor, or rotisserie chicken at Bird and Beast.
In the heart of Glasgow’s West End, The Grosvenor prides themselves on doing things a bit differently. Sink into one of the luxury sofa chairs or comfy couches with a glass of wine and enjoy the latest releases and cult classics. Dine nearby at Café India Tapas or the award-winning Number 16 Restaurant.
The UK’s oldest working cinema now boasts an elegant Art Deco interior, cosy sofa seating and waiter service so you won’t miss a moment of your movie. If you’re hungry, order pan-Asian plates at the nearby Chi Kitchen, linger over wine and charcuterie at Loki Wine, or treat yourself to an Indian feast at Asha’s.
This non-profit ‘microplex’ is run entirely by volunteers and shows an eclectic mix of arthouse, classic and foreign films, as well as live music. Tickets are around a fiver so you can splash some cash on a pizza at Piccolino, steaks at Hotel du Vin & Bistro, or a vegetarian supper at Flow.
Popular with London film buffs for over a century, the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill offers a seriously luxurious cinema experience. Forget sticky multiplex seats, their screens have plush leather chairs, sofas and even beds so you can really relax and enjoy the movie. Head next door for French-American comfort food at the Electric Diner or stroll a little further for dinner at Pizza East or The Rum Kitchen.
This popular arthouse cinema is one of the oldest in Scotland and much of its beautiful original décor remains intact. Now home to three comfortable screens and a licensed bar, it shows a mix of mainstream and independent films. You can make a night of it with dinner at excellent local Italian, Zucca, or enjoy authentic Japanese dishes at Harajuku Kitchen.