A Glasgow branch of hugely-popular bakery chain Greggs has today revealed it is now taking bookings for romantic, candlelit dining experiences for Valentine’s Day.

The food-on-the-go retailer is opening its doors for couples to enjoy a prosecco-filled, four-course meal in its shops for the very first time.

Only five shops in the whole of the UK will be transformed into restaurants designed for romance, complete with mood lighting and music, roses, candelabra, and white linen tablecloths.

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Instead of ordering at the till, diners will be waited on at their own tables in the retailer’s first “fine dining” experience, while classical music plays in the background.

The one-night-only menu will be made entirely from Greggs’ food given a Valentine’s twist.

A Greggs spokeswoman described how, for the first time in the company’s history, staff wanted to offer the public the opportunity to enjoy their Valentine’s Day evening “in the comfort of their local Greggs.”

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She added: “We’re delighted to offer this experience for fans for one night only – whether they’re on a first date or have been married for 30 years, we can guarantee it will be a night to remember.”

A spokesman for OpenTable - the restaurant booking service Greggs has teamed up with - added: “We didn’t want to miss out on the chance to help romance blossom on this exclusive evening.”

The four-course set menu, accompanied by prosecco or soft drinks, will cost £15 for two and will be served in Greggs at 172 Argyle Street on Wednesday, February 14 at 7pm.

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The Glasgow Argyle Street branch, pictured, is one of only five in the UK to offer the one-off experience

Tables will be available to book from Wednesday, February 7 via OpenTable. Visit opentable.co.uk/greggs for more details.

The four other Greggs branches taking part are: London, Stockwell (Clapham Road), Manchester (City Tower), Newcastle (Grainger Street), and Cardiff (Queen Street).

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Starter: A composition of canapés - seasoned pork and puff pastry slider, steak & blue cheese en croute, katsu tortilla wrap, Mexican chicken chipotle spoon, béchamel toasted honey cured ham square and tomato gazpacho

Main: Your choice of signature Greggs puff pastry parcel, freshly baked to order, accompanied by oven roasted spiced potato slices and a garnish of fresh Apollo and spinach leaves and sunblush tomatoes

Dessert: A brochette of miniature doughnuts paired with a rich butterscotch flavoured dipping sauce

Petits Fours and Coffee:  Belgian dark chocolate brownie, raspberry and almond bite and caramel shortbread. Accompanied by freshly ground Fairtrade coffee made using our own unique blend of mild Arabica beans from Peru and Colombia and rich tasting Robusta beans from Tanzania

To drink: Italian prosecco, soft drinks, still or sparkling mineral water