Valentine’s Day is that time of year when couples everywhere take a break from the mundane to celebrate their love with a romantic dinner.
Whether it be for two or for a whole family, planning the perfect dinner for Valentine’s Day is an exciting task that brings out the creative side in everyone. From selecting the perfect restaurant to picking out the perfect menu, there are so many ways to make your Valentine’s Day dinner special!
London is renowned as one of the most romantic cities in the world, and it’s no wonder that it’s also home to some of the best restaurants for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day.
From intimate bistros tucked away in alleyways to luxurious rooftop terraces overlooking iconic places such as St Pauls, London offers countless possibilities when it comes to romantic dining experiences.
Whether you opt for traditional English cuisine or something more adventurous and exotic, London has an array of options to choose from – all ensuring that your Valentine’s Day dinner will be a memorable one!
Not only does London offer an impressive selection of fine dining restaurants, but you can also find plenty of spots offering cosy pubs and bars with delicious food and drinks.
Whether you are looking for the best restaurants in Mayfair or a quiet spot that offers uninterrupted views over the Thames and other spectacular attractions, the city has it all. Add to this its abundance of over-the-top romantic spots such as secret gardens hidden away behind brick walls and fairytale-like palaces full of history and mystery – it’s no surprise why so many locals are drawn to London for their special Valentine’s celebrations each year!
So, to help you plan the perfect valentine’s day, we have scoured London to find the best spots to spend time with your significant other.
Lavish Valentine’s Day At Home House
Home House, one of London’s most renowned private members clubs, is the perfect place to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day. Not only will they be hosting a number of seductive member parties and romantic cuisine specials, but they will have something for everyone regardless if you are single or part of a couple.
From a daring cabaret act in the elegant Font Parlour and Eating Room to a passionate afternoon tea in their lavish Drawing Rooms, couples and singles alike won’t be at a loss for things to do. The restaurant will be serving up a special lobster and champagne menu, as well as offering a truly unique ‘Loved Up Lock-In’ experience in the vaults – an event sure to create lasting memories.
Those looking for a more indulgent stay can take advantage of the 23 opulent bedrooms and suites on offer; non-members can enjoy all Home House offers while relaxing in luxurious comfort.
Home House has pulled out all the stops for this special occasion to create unforgettable experiences that will leave couples and singles alike swooning with delight. So make sure you head down this Valentine’s Day and take advantage of what this historic club offers!
Winter Forest at 34 Mayfair
Are you looking to make your Valentine’s Day extra special this year? Look no further than 34 Mayfair, the hidden gem of Mayfair. The restaurant is currently running its latest campaign, ‘Winter Forest’ from 17 January to 24 February, making it the perfect destination for an unforgettable romantic evening. Throughout this time, guests entering the restaurant will be treated to a breathtaking installation of white birch trees and red flowers against a striking blue backdrop that creates a truly mesmerizing atmosphere.
The experienced bar team at 34 Mayfair have also created an exclusive lineup of a limited-edition gin-based cocktail menu in partnership with Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin. Concoctions include ‘Monkey Club Fizz’ (£19.00), the ultimate fruity twist on a ‘Clover Club’ featuring Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, raspberry, rose and Champagne. The ‘Bluebird’ (£18.00) which is a Parma-Violet-Flavoured cocktail inspired by the ‘Aviation’ classic and is perfect for anyone seeking a G&T with an extra-kick featuring Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, Maraschino, Crème de Violette and topped with tonic. The ‘Papagallo’ (£18.00) is a bold and refreshing riff on the classic ‘Jungle Bird’ and brings together tropical silkiness with sharp botanical notes including Monkey 47 Barrel-Aged Gin, pineapple, lime, passionfruit and gentian. And last, but not least, ‘The Treehopper’ (£15.00) which is an indulgent after-dinner tipple that re-imagines the ‘Grasshopper’ cocktail for the 21st Century, adding extra alpine freshness to an all-time classic, featuring Monkey 47 Sloe Gin,
Green Chartreuse and Crème de Cacao.
If cocktails are not your thing, there is also an extensive selection of champagne and wines available as well as craft beers. In addition to drinks, enjoy some of London’s best food at this hidden gem. For those looking to share something special with their loved one, this is one of the best spots to celebrate the month of love.
Great Italian Food At Sparrow Italia
Spend your Valentine’s Day at Sparrow Italia, the newest Italian restaurant in London. Located in the heart of Mayfair, Sparrow Italia opened its doors on Tuesday 18th October and has quickly become a hotspot for foodies and adventurers alike. With a modern twist on traditional European dishes, this restaurant offers an unforgettable culinary experience for every palate. From their signature Salt Crusted Red Snapper to their Lobster Linguine and Monkfish Livornaise, one can taste the freshness and love that goes into each plate. Not to mention, they have A5 Carpaccio which is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
In addition to top-notch cuisine, Sparrow Italia also provides an exquisite atmosphere with three floors boasting 189-capacity patrons, an indoor/outdoor terrace dining room, and a top-floor cigar lounge. As you dine on delicious Italian food, be sure to sample some of their mixology crafted from Italian flavours such as Amaro Lucano or blanco tequila. Plus, take advantage of their nightly entertainment featuring live DJs and musicians adding even more ambience to make your Valentine’s Day celebration perfect. Whether you’re looking for romance or adventure, Sparrow Italia is the perfect place for your special day!
Piazza Italiana – One Of London’s Most Intimate Restaurants
Located in a stunning grade-II listed building, the former home of the British Linen Bank, Piazza Italiana is a breathtakingly beautiful Italian restaurant and bar that is sure to transport you and your partner to an intimate and atmospheric escape from it all.
Indulge in the romantic atmosphere with a memorable dining experience. Choose from either the a la carte menu or a carefully crafted three-course set menu priced at £90 per person. Start with a starter such as oven-baked Sicilian aubergine, caramelized onions, vegan burrata and pecans or chargrilled sliced beef served on gorgonzola-truffle panna cotta, with olive-oil lemon dressing and rocket.
For the main course, savour the delicious candy-shaped ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach, creamy cheese sauce, and raspberry sprinkles, or the slow-cooked beef short ribs with creamy polenta and Tuscany sauce.
End the night on a sweet note with classic tiramisu with strawberry slices, baked ricotta cheesecake, amaretto sauce, and candied almonds, or blood orange cake with poached rhubarb and orange compote.
An Unforgettable Night At Annabel’s
This Valentine’s Day, Annabel’s Private Members Club invites its members to celebrate the day of love in the Italian restaurant, Matteo’s. With a special menu made with love, the Italian way, and an array of indulgent offerings, you’re sure to make this day one to remember.
The special Valentine’s menu features mouth-watering dishes such as Ravioli of Robiola Cheese, Tema Artichoke & Black Truffle, and the delectable Passione a Due Cuori (Two Hearts of Passion) dessert. Or, if you prefer, you can enjoy their classic Italian à la carte menu. Toast to your loved one with a glass of the newly released and truly exceptional Dom Pérignon 2013 or an alternative option from their champagne menu. Savour the moment while listening to the dulcet tones of pianist, John Cervantes, and Singer, Billie Black.
For those who want to continue the celebrations, they will be serving a Valentine-themed cocktail in The Japanese Lounge until the early hours. The Garden and Rose Room will also be serving the decadent Passione a Due Cuori (Two Hearts of Passion) dessert.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Cadogan Arms and The George
As Valentine’s Day draws closer, Londoners are on the hunt for a romantic evening out to make their loved one feel extra special. The Cadogan Arms on the King’s Road and The George in Fitzrovia are offering a night of luxury and indulgence with their exclusive three-course Valentine’s Day menu. From 13th to 19th February, couples can enjoy an exquisite Oyster and Martini flight, sure to be a pleasant surprise for any recipient!
Both iconic London pubs will be serving a three-course menu for £70 from Executive Chef, Alex Harper on Tuesday 14th February starting with a Caramelised Onion Tart with Berkswell and a Waldorf Salad. Followed by a Steak Rossini with foie gras, beef fat brioche and Madiera jus and chocolate heaven for dessert with a 70% Chocolate Tart with buttermilk ice cream. Additionally, from 13th-19th February, both establishments will serve an Oyster and Martini flight for diners looking for an extra aphrodisiac. The flight will three different oysters, and garnishes alongside three 50ml Martinis for £40 for two.
The ideal gift for someone who loves wine and wants to learn more about domestic types is a ticket to an English Sparkling Wine lesson at The George, which can be purchased by those searching for a particular present to give this Valentine’s Day. Tickets cost £100 per person and include a two-course lunch after tasting four English sparkling wines in the opulent wine bar of The George.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Tattu London
This Valentine’s Day, Tattu promises an experience of unforgettable romance. Dine amongst scintillating blossom trees and enjoy a unique menu inspired by modern Chinese cooking. From February 10th-19th, guests will be able to witness a spectacular display of illuminated blossoms projecting words of love across the restaurant. What better way to express your affection than with a romantic dinner in the heart of London?
To ensure you have a night that you won’t soon forget, Tattu has designed special sharing menus that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. A variety of dishes can be enjoyed including succulent duck rolls, tender pork belly and sweet miso black cod. To top it off, there is also an exquisite selection of desserts such as apple tart tatin served with vanilla ice cream and orange crèmeaux. For those who prefer to mingle amongst friends while they enjoy their meal, they can head over to The Phoenix Bar and Terrace where they can savour some delicious cocktails with unrivalled views of London’s skyline.
capital. This Valentine’s Day, Tattu will offer a selection of sharing menus to choose from. Lovingly curated, guests can enjoy the ‘Taste of Tattu Modern Chinese’ or the ‘Emperor’s Choice’ sharing menus. Menu highlights include Yellowtail Sashimi served with lotus root, kiwi and chilli salsa and Sesame Roasted Scallops served with Chinese sausage, crushed edamame and mint. Prices for the set-menu range from £99.00 to £165.00 per person. If this wasn’t enough, for a limited time only guests can sip and savour Tattu’s new Valentine’s sharing cocktail ‘Shanghai Rose’. Priced at £60, the romantic concoction is mixed with Peddler’s Gin, Rose and Champagne and served in a rose-shaped glass. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in Tattu sharing dessert, the ‘Shen Garden’ which consists of a heart-shaped chocolate bomb served with hot miso caramel poured over meringue.
The limited-edition cocktail and dessert are made to share and are the perfect way to end your experience at Tattu London with something sweet and indulgent.
Treat yourself and your loved ones this Valentine’s Day by showing them just how much you care at Tattu London. This truly unique setting offers its guests a glimpse into another world full of sophistication, elegance and sophistication – perfect for spending time with your special someone on this romantic day!
Limited-Edition Afternoon Tea At Theatre Royal Drury Lane
In honour of the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, The Lane is hosting an exceptional Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea in the grand surroundings of the Grand Saloon at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the centre of Covent Garden.
A decadent chocolate sponge cake with layers is decorated with pink frosting and scarlet love hearts in Lily Vanilli’s special Valentine’s Day edition. Mini sticky toffees with custard inside and pink lemonade tarts with a heart meringue on top are also included. Bite-sized cannelés with goat cheese and pickled beetroot, madeleines topped with lapsang-souchong-glazed fish and pickled fennel, and, of course, Lily’s famous puff pastry sausage roll made with Cornish sausage meat are some examples of savoury bits. While you enjoy teas from the Rare Tea Company, warm scones will be brought to the table with salted whipped butter, cream, and homemade jam. Ideally coupled with a bottle of bubbly from Taittinger or Nyetimber for the occasion.
Valentine’s Afternoon Tea is offered from February 9 through February 15 and costs £59 per person.
Petrossian’s New Gourmet Cafe -The Ultimate Caviar Lovers’ Spot
Valentine’s Day is a special day for many couples and Petrossian in South Kensington provides an extraordinary experience for caviar lovers who want to make the most of this romantic occasion. Located at 6 Fulham Road, the luxurious delicatessen and restaurant allow customers to enjoy a veritable feast featuring some of the finest dishes, wines, champagnes and vodkas available in London. An extensive selection of caviar varieties from around the world will provide a tantalizing taste sensation for all guests.
At Petrossian’s exclusive café customers can indulge in exquisite dishes such as Organic Soft Boiled Egg with Ossetra Caviar or Oven Baked Potato with Caviar. Knowledgeable staff offer guidance and experience throughout the meal, making sure that each course is enjoyed to its fullest potential. The restaurant also features a deli counter where customers can purchase their own range of gourmet produce to take home. From classic smoked salmon to fine French cheeses, there is something for everyone at Petrossian. All these offerings combined make it one of the best places in London to spend Valentine’s Day – so why not plan an unforgettable time with your loved one?
Indulge in a Night of Romance at The Libertine
The Libertine is a stunning destination bar located in the historic vaults under The Royal Exchange that is atmospheric to the max! This unique venue offers a spacious bar, lively dining spaces, two private dining rooms including a whiskey vault, and a main restaurant.
With a rich history, The Royal Exchange was opened by Queen Elizabeth I in 1571 and was the first venue in London to serve alcohol with a Royal Licence. The Libertine pays homage to its history with free-spirited hedonism and a celebration of hospitality. From morning to late night, it’s a place for partying, dining, and drinking.
This Valentine’s Day, escape to The Libertine, an impressive 450-capacity venue located within the historic vaults of The Royal Exchange. Immerse yourself in the luxurious and intimate atmosphere of the stunning vaults while enjoying a 3-course dinner with your loved one.