Got plans all set for the 14th February? Not yet? Well take a look at our guide to 10 gastronomic paths to eternal happiness.
Love is in the air at Hotel Cafe Royal
Indulge at Hotel Cafe Royal this Valentine’s Day by choosing from a selection of exquisite chocolates and treats on offer at The Cafe, such as luxury heart-shaped chocolate lollipops that would make the perfect Valentine’s gift. Throughout February, diners in the Ten Room can enjoy a Valentine’s themed ‘Menu Du Jour’ (£26 for two courses; £30 for three courses). Available exclusively for dinner on February 14th, the Valentine’s Day Set Menu is a sumptuous seven course feast using the finest luxury ingredients. The Valentine’s Day menu costs £80 per person and includes a glass of champagne and canapé on arrival. Meanwhile, in the Green Bar, a range of mouth-watering speciality cocktails, including Amore (Pampero Blanco rum, strawberries, Drambuie, lemon juice, egg white, chocolate bitter and strawberry purée) are sure to stir up a little romance. The cocktails are priced at £14 and will available from 9th – 15th February.
Love-Themed Dishes at Mango Tree
The famed Belgravia Thai restaurant has introduced a luxury menu, specially created for Valentine's Day. For a romantic evening with a fun twist the three-course set menu features love-themed dishes with catchy names from Red Hot Romance (chili crab) to Love of a Lifetime (fresh Canadian lobster) and Like a Dream (strawberry panna cotta). The Valentine's menu is available from 11th - 14th February, starting from £55 per person. Click here for more information.
Valentine's day in Canary Wharf
Plateau’s new head chef Daniel McGarey has created a special three course menu for diners to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Priced at £75 per person, guests will be serenaded with live music from the grand piano. And for the ultimate romantic treat, guests can finish the night skating under the stars at the Canary Wharf Ice Rink. All Plateau Valentine’s Day menu diners will be offered 25% off their Ice Rink Canary Wharf tickets on 14th and 15th February. Click here for more information.
The ultimate overnight at the Great Northern Hotel
Whisk your loved one away to the Great Northern Hotel this Valentine’s Day and indulge in the ultimate romantic experience. Priced at £475, the overnight stay includes half a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne, a beautiful box of Cocomaya chocolates, bespoke Valentine’s Day cocktail in the GNH Bar, paired dinner for two in Plum + Spilt Milk and breakfast the following morning. Click here for information and bookings.
How’s this for sweet talk? Shake Shack, Covent Garden
Guests visiting Shake Shack on Valentine’s Day will be given a Shake Shack ‘Valentine’s’ voucher for a complimentary single cup or cone of their legendary frozen custard. Dense, rich, creamy and spun daily right at the Shack, the frozen custard can be redeemed until 31st March 2015. Fancy bubbles with your burger? Couples dining will also be offered a complimentary 125ml glass of Prosecco with their meal (T&Cs apply). Click here for more information.
Special Valentine’s Day menu at Coq d’Argent
Rooftop restaurant Coq d’Argent is offering a special five course menu for Valentine’s Day this year, priced at £80 per person. Guests can choose from dishes such as Winter Black Truffle Risotto, Chateaubriand and Fondant au Chocolat. Click here to view the menu.
The Pig & Goose at The George Public House
Located on the Strand, The Pig & Goose’s menu offers exciting modern British dishes, using only the finest seasonal produce. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the city and enjoy signature dishes of Devon crab, chips, garlic mayonnaise, grated egg, ‘Porco et Anserini’ (pulled pork and goose burger with cider dipping gravy and chips) and grilled whole Brixham plaice with baby fennel, grape sauce and truffled pink firs. Find more information here.
Romantic escape at the Ritz London
Celebrate St Valentine’s Day this year in the luxury of The Ritz London. Guests can treat their loved one to a romantic escape with a relaxing overnight stay in one of The Ritz London’s beautiful Louis XVI inspired guest rooms, including a bottle of Champagne on ice on arrival, rose petal turn down and dinner and breakfast in The Ritz Restaurant. The package is priced from £1,320 inclusive of VAT, for guests arriving on either Friday 13th or Saturday 14th 2015. In the elegant Marie Antoinette Suite, Executive Chef John Williams, MBE has created a four-course dinner, priced at £225 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival. Click here for more information.
Best of British at Tulse Hill Hotel
The Tulse Hill Hotel is home to a great neighbourhood restaurant where head chef Daniel Stevens has taken the helm serving a British, seasonally led menu. Visit this Valentine’s Day and expect hearty sharing plates of sirloin and Pie (Longhorn, sirloin, oxtail pie and marrow bones) and feast of pork (old spot chop, sausage, faggots, sticky ribs, ail and pig fat roast potatoes with rosemary & parmesan). Followed by their signature warm honey cake, milk ice-cream, pistachios and lavender for dessert. Click here for more information.
Don't fancy going out? You could always check our ever so romantic post on food with condoms.
Yup, it surprised me too, but cooking with condoms is now a thing.