TOWIE: It"s PDA central as as stars Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone reconcile their relationship

The kiss that proves it's back on: It's PDA central as TOWIE stars Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone reconcile relationship

Their relationship has been something of a rollercoaster ride thus far and after Lucky Mecklenburgh's infidelity it appeared as though she would never reconcile with Mario Falcone.

However, a blatant PDA during a romantic meal at Alec's Restaurant in Brentwood seems to indicate that the TOWIE couple are back on.

The twosome had spent the evening together, dressed to the nines as always, and ended the night by locking lips.

Kiss me quick! Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone lock lips after a romantic meal at Alec's Restaurant in Brentwood, Essex

Kiss me quick! Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone lock lips after a romantic meal at Alec's Restaurant in Brentwood, Essex

Reunited and it feels so good: The TOWIE stars appeared to have forgotten their differences during the pre-Valentine's meal

Reunited and it feels so good: The TOWIE stars appeared to have forgotten their differences during the pre-Valentine's meal

Reunited and it feels so good: The TOWIE stars appeared to have forgotten their differences during the pre-Valentine's meal

Lucy, 21, looked stunning in a revealing red dress that was slashed to her thigh with sections cut away at the sides and at the back.

She accessorised the daring number with a pair of beige peep toe heels and a matching bag – with her hair tied back into a large bun.

Meanwhile tailor Mario kept it dapper as usual wearing a grey blazer over a black polo neck and matching trousers.

Stunning: Lucy looked great in a daring red dress that was slashed to the thigh

Stunning: Lucy looked great in a daring red dress that was slashed to the thigh

Stunning: Lucy looked great in a daring red dress that was slashed to the thigh

Just topping up... The fashion designer touched up her foundation in the back of her car

Just topping up… The fashion designer touched up her foundation in the back of her car

The couple's pre-Valentine's meal was fueled by glasses of pink champagne, and witnesses say they danced with one another in the restaurant before finally sharing a kiss.

Just a week ago it seemed as though the rocky relationship was all but over when Mario admitted he'd been texting other girls while he was with Lucy.

But rather than appear apologetic for what he'd done, Mario attempted to defend his behaviour after his admission.

Giving her feet a rest: Lucy removed her shoes after the meal - perhaps they were aching after the couple apparently ended their night with a dance

Giving her feet a rest: Lucy removed her shoes after the meal – perhaps they were aching after the couple apparently ended their night with a dance

As he discussed his situation with a
friend, Mario maintained that he hadn't done anything wrong – using
Lucy's infidelity with Mark Wright as his defense.

He
said: 'This isn't as bad as what she did. I don't see texting as
cheating. On a scale of one to ten, I'm on a one for what I did, and
she's on a 10.

'From
the moment that I wake up to the moment that I go to bed, what Lucy did
drives me f*****g crazy. To be honest, I wanted her to find out so she
could feel a smidgen of what I feel. But overall I do want her back.'

Love conquers all: The couple's reconciliation may have been lubricated by the pink champagne they quaffed during the course of the meal

Love conquers all: The couple's reconciliation may have been lubricated by the pink champagne they quaffed during the course of the meal

And talking to best friend Lydia
Bright about the situation, Lucy said: 'I'm just so drained, I can't
keep any food down. I'm just like a wreck. I didn't plan what happened
with me, it happened and it was a drunken mistake.'

The
situation was then made worse when Lucy's friend Cara arrived at her
house to tell her that Mario had actually been sending her text
messages.

She said: 'I
wanted to come round Lucy and tell you that I received a few messages
myself from Mario. Basically, he has messaged me “How are you”, and
then I feel like he's stepped the mark with me by saying to me, “When
are we having a night in together”

'Texting other girls isn't cheating!' Mario Falcone is seen apologising to girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh after earlier saying that he hadn't done anything wrong on last night's episode of The Only Way Is Essex

'Texting other girls isn't cheating!' Mario
Falcone is seen apologising to girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh after
earlier saying that he hadn't done anything wrong on last night's
episode of The Only Way Is Essex

'And I replied to him saying “In your dreams”, this was the other day. I just feel so sorry for you Lucy. I think he's doing this to you to get you back.'

Lucy said: 'That's just humiliating because you are my friend. It's like he wanted to get caught. I don't understand.'

She added: 'Texting hundreds of girls isn't revenge – it's a problem. What a d**k.'