Don’t go baking my heart: The Cutty Sark will be hooking up with Great British Bake Off champ John Whaite. Having stolen the nation’s heart with his perfect pastries, dessert don John is putting his own Valentine’s Day plans on hold to host an evening of sweet treats at The Cutty Sark. For just £55 per person, guests will be treated to a three-course dinner beside the Thames that includes a trio of desserts such as a passion fruit meringue tartlet; a chocolate, caramel and salted pretzel candy bar with honeycomb shard; and a mysterious ‘Love Potion Number 9’ mousse – rose and lychee mousse with raspberry ganache that promises to sweeten any date. Find out more here.
Curry favour: Pan-Indian restaurant and cocktail bar Carom is spicing up Valentine’s Day with the launch of a bespoke menu designed to be shared by couples. Diners will enjoy a specially-created decadent Valentine’s Day set menu, and guests will be treated to a complimentary sharing Tea Time Tipple cocktail. The Valentine’s Day dinner is priced at £42.50, which includes a welcome Valentine’s cocktail, along with a selection of sharing dishes. Find out more here.
Dine in style: Soho performance venue, restaurant and bar Floridita are choosing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening of decadent dining, live entertainment and cutting edge cocktails. Perfect for treating a loved one, the lively venue promises to deliver a Latin-American inspired three course meal, accompanied by live Cuban music throughout the evening. Priced at £49 per person, the Latin-American inspired evening will be available from 5.30pm until 11.45pm on February 14. Find out more here.
Turn up the heat: A seductive menu of aphrodisiac dishes will be on offer in Hunter 486 to help spice things up between lovers on Valentine’s Day. The menu is priced at £30 for four courses, and will be available for the whole of February. The menu features dishes such as citrus-cured salmon with avocado, basil oil and red chilli – lush. Find out more here.
The night’s your oyster: Specialist seafood restaurants Wright Brothers offer the highest quality British, French and Canadian oysters (nature’s aphrodisiac, don’tcha know), and hungry couples can chow down with champagne or a gin cocktail at any of their three London locations. Enjoy a tailormade seafood platter of fruit de mer, which includes palourde clams, brown shrimps, razor clams, Atlantic prawns, winkles, langoustines and whole crab. Find out more here.
Keep it quiet: Christabel’s Secret Garden Valentine’s Supper Club offers a candlelit, magical, mystical haven of flowers, foliage and seasonal food, inspired by a stage at The River Café.Promising a memorable, immersive, dining experience (whatever that is), tickets cost £25 and it’s BYOB. Find out more here.
Do the truffle shuffle: James Knappett, head chef at Kitchen Table, is offering a one-off Valentine’s Day menu on February 14 comprising 14 courses for £98 with truffles, and a focus on seasonal, British produce. The tasting menu changes on a daily basis; however, sample dishes include beetroot, fennel and garlic scapes; chicken skin, grilled onion and burrata milk; and hay, strawberry, malt and sweet cicely. Bookings can be made through the Kitchen Table reservation line on 0207 637 7770, or check out their website.
Enjoy the view: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows is inviting couples to take in the breathtaking views of the city from their restaurant, located at the top of London Hilton on Park Lane. From February 14, Galvin at Window’s Head Chef Joo Won has created a unique five-course menu, commencing with canapes and Kir Royal and finished off with the grande finale – a tiramisu for two. Find out more here.
A taste of the exotic: London’s first Polynesian themed restaurant, Trader Vic’s, has created a diverse new menu for their customers to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Dishes include a fillet of beef ‘Malagasy’ with cherry tomatoes and truffle mash potatoes, and langoustine and asparagus salad with rose petals and saffron dressing. Desserts include a heart shaped chocolate parfait for two.The cost for a set menu is £95. Find out more here.
Satiate your cravings: CAU believe the way to a lover’s heart is through their stomach, so they’re offering their guests generous portions of steaks, burgers and sandwiches, as well as tempting selection of comfort food such as pasta, fish and salads. Couples can finish their meal on a sweet note with chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. Sounds good to us! Find out more here.
Feast in fancy surroundings: Make a fuss of someone special this Valentine’s Day at Plum + Spilt Milk, located in the renovated Great Northern Hotel. Priced at £65 per person, their sharing menu includes a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose Champagne on arrival, a native seafood platter, 32 -day-aged beef welington and chocolate fondue. Find out more here.
Cava name for yourself: Enjoy perfect pairings of cava and tapas at Copa de Cava; the UK’s first authentic cava bar. Priced at £60 per person, their specially-designed menu combines six authentic cavas, each carefully paired with accompanying tapas dishes including the Presa Ibérica; a succulent shoulder of rare Ibérico pig, creamy pearl barley, Ibérico ham and Manchego. Find out more here.
Seaside in the city: Priced at £65 per person, Bonnie Gull has created a unique Valentine’s taster menu including champagne and oysters, halibut, venison as well as a selection of sweet treats. Find out more here.
Push the boat out: Head chef Tim Allen from Launceston Place will be creating a bespoke menu for one couple this Valentine’s Day. Upon booking, the couple will have the opportunity to have their ultimate menu created by the Michelin starred chef, which will feature your favourite foods. In addition, Launceston Place’s head sommelier will help you choose the perfect accompanying aperitif and wines to complement the bespoke menu. With a minimum spend of £500, this unique experience is one of London’s most lavish ways to spoil your other half this Valentine’s Day. Find out more here.
A violin playing just for you: Mamounia Lounge has created a bespoke menu for Valentine’s Day to help couples celebrate love in a truly luxurious landscape. Diners will enjoy a specially-created decadent Valentine’s Day set menu devised by Head Chef Ramdane Djebarri, whilst being entertained by an array of live Middle Eastern violinists. It’s priced at £45 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne, along with a set menu of three courses and musical entertainment. Find out more here.
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