Looking for somewhere special to eat on St Valentine's Day in London? Whether you’re old flames, or still in those first heady days of a new relationship, impress your special someone with one of these romantic Valentine's Day ideas.
Knightsbridge - 32-34 Hans Cres, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 0LZ
Head to Maia in the heart of Knightsbridge on Valentine’s evening for a special three course dinner including a welcome glass of fizz on arrival, a personalised “Be My Valentine?” cake with your sweetheart’s name written on it and live music to make the evening go with a swing. The menu at this Hans Crescent brasserie serving up reimagined Italian classics costs £40 per person.
Victoria - Rubens at The Palace, 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1W 0PS
Experience an exceptional dining experience with Chef Suren in the iconic Leopard Bar. Taste an exquisite 21-course menu alongside a glass of 1976 Lanson Champagne. The menu will be tailored to your preferred tastes and you will see how Suren delicately crafts each dish. Each course will be prepared with the freshest ingredients such as premium otoro and akami tuna. It's running 13th, 14th and 15th February and costs £165 per person.
Aqua Kyoto and Aqua Nueva
Soho - 5th Floor 240 Regent Street (Entrance 30 Argyll St) London W1
If you’re looking for that wow factor this Valentine’s day then look no further. Aqua London is truly unique with stunning interiors and two rooftop terraces overlooking Regent Street against the backdrop of London’s skyline. Choose from our delicious specially curated Valentine’s menu in the newly styled Japanese Aqua Kyoto for £78 per person, or for a more laid back date, Aqua Nueva’s Spanish a la carte offering is the perfect choice. Start or end the evening with one of our carefully crafted cocktails in the aqua spirit bar.
Book Aqua Kyoto or call 02074780540
Book Aqua Nueva or call 02074780540
Millbank Tower 21-24, London SW1P 4QP
To celebrate Valentine’s, London Sky Bar are offering dining and drinking packages to mark this special occasion. Having 360° views of the capital from 29th floor of The Millbank Tower, available will be a “ Valentine’s in The Sky” dining experience created by Head Chef Barry Noonan for £80ph. Those not wanting to dine, “Champagne in the Sky” bookers will gain access to the London viewing spot and a glass of champagne for just £30ph
Kensington - 1-3 Kensington Ct, Kensington, London W8 5DL
With the combination of occasion and cuisine, this evening has all the elements to make it a night to remember. Romance is on the menu with Chef Dan Putz’s five-course menu; relax in calm and sumptuous luxury surroundings. £90 pp + £40 pp to add wine pairing. The Milestone Hotel are also offering The Oratory for a private dining experience accompanied by Champagne.
Soho - 100 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0TN
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your loved ones in the heart of Soho with an evening of music, bespoke Valentine’s Day menus and romance. Dine with three courses for £60 in their Bar & Lounge or enjoy three courses for £85 in their Restaurant & Club.
St Paul's - Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF
With the finest views of London as your backdrop, there really is no better place to celebrate with your loved one. Enjoy our exclusive Valentine’s Day menu at three courses for £85 or for an extra-special Valentine's experience, book an exclusive window table or terrace Love Shack.
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For one day only Big Mamma Group are making their restaurants Circolo Popolare and Gloria bookable for Valentine's and they're putting on special heart-shaped pizzas too.
Over at BaoziInn Romilly Street and London Bridge they're doing a menu of all pink dim sum and dumplings on the day at lunch and dinner.
At Sussex in Soho they're marking Beef Wellingtons with a couples’ initials as part of the lunch or dinner menu. And on the 15th they're doing a Wellington masterclass for couples wanting to learn to make it together.
At Flemings Mayfair the Barrel Room is being festooned with flowers from Moyses Stevens, to create the ultimate romantic private dining room for dinner à deux. There's just one table bookable for dinner on Friday 14th and another on Saturday. The five-course tasting menu, along with a bottle of the finest champagne and a beautiful bouquet of roses is £495 for two.
Go all Lady and the Tramp at Pastaio at Westfield and in Soho with their limited-edition sharing spaghetti and meatballs dish for £30. They'll also be doing a dog-friendly version if you want to go with your pooch.
Take to the water on the London Shell Co's boat down the Regent's Canal - they're doing a lunch and dinner sailing on Valentine's Day - it's £75 for six courses of top notch seafood.
Frog by Adam Handling has both a Valentine's meal and an anti-Valentine's meal - the latter which is in the sharing table in their Private Dining Room, where you can meet some new people, eat a 5-course tasting menu and there will be bottles of tequila for the table.
If you fancy celebrating Valentine's with a martini or several, The Espresso martini Society are back for 15/15 February with bottomless espresso martinis.
Enjoy a tasting menu overlooking the river at The Swan restaurant, kicking off with cheesy gougeres and Champagne - £98 with wine pairing.
Couples wanting to showcase their love on Insta should head to The Ivy Chelsea Garden where they're adding an installation at the entrance inspired by Fragonard’s painting of the iconic love swing.
The Valentine's Day dinner at Duck & Waffle is £90 - views over London come for free.
Bocca di Lupo are putting on an anti-Valentine's Day menu embracing that ‘it's what's on the inside that counts’ this Valentine's day with an offal menu.
The rooftop cinema at The Berkeley is putting on a special When Harry Met Sally screening - there's room for just four couples (£300 per couple for food, Champagne and unlimited hot chocolate).
Hop on The Bustronome for a fine dining experience on the top deck of a specially-fitted Routemaster. It's £190 for a 6-course dinner with wine pairing on a three-hour tour (14-17 Feb).
Is someone your lobster? Then tell them with a chocolate lobster from Chococo.
If you take Valentine's really seriously, then Fortnums might have the thing for you. They've actually installed a pop-up wedding chapel in the lower ground floor (with a design that takes in the ground and first floor too). That's running all of February.
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