To keep the love alive on the most romantic day of the year, Zizzi is banning bad dating etiquette and offering customers the option of dining in a ‘No Phone Zone’ this Valentine’s Day.
Phones will be handed over to staff for safe keeping upon arrival and only released at the end of the meal.
The move comes in response to research revealing that 3 in 5 Brits cannot stand their date checking their phone during a meal.
This Valentine’s Day, Wednesday 14th February, Zizzi staff at the Hampton Court restaurant in Richmond, London will give guests the option to enjoy their meal in a ‘No Phone Zone’ to keep dinner distractions to a minimum.
Jo Fawcett, Marketing Director at Zizzi said: “At Zizzi, we pride ourselves on providing great food and great times for all.
“So, this Valentine’s Day, if that means you’d like to enjoy your date without the distractions of phones, you can.
“Our ‘No Phone Zone’ will give couples the chance to dine ‘in the moment’ and forget the outside world, or sit in our Phone Zones and snap and share their delicious dishes throughout the night.”
It seems the phrase ‘manners maketh man’ rings true, with traditional faux pas still bothering diners.
Interestingly, survey also found being rude to waiting staff, talking with a mouth full of food, slurping drinks and a lack of eye contact were up there with the most off-putting traits on a date.
Forty eight per cent of those surveyed agreed good table manners are of huge importance.
Romantic diners will also be able to take advantage of Zizzi’s Valentine’s Day menu offer of *three courses for £19.95.