Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Style 2017

Here is our round up of places to go and treats for Valentine’s Day.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Style 2017
The Royal Exchange partners with Lulu Guinness for month-long Valentine’s collaboration
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Royal Exchange has teamed up with Lulu Guinness to bring a splash of chic style to the Grand Café and Threadneedle Bar. From 8 February to 10 March, guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive range of cocktails and desserts inspired by the luxury British accessories designer, while the Grand Café will be adorned with decorations that exude Lulu’s striking and distinctive style.

Cocktails will include the Dark Kiss Fizz with plum sake, Staibano Lemon Cream Liqueur, Chambord, chocolate bitters, and prosecco, while Executive Head Chef, Stefano Leone, has created the Stripes & Lips dessert exclusively for the collaboration. There will also be a further incentive to enjoy this wonderful collaboration, with guests who spend over £50 at The Royal Exchange receiving a £15 voucher for purchases over £100 at Lulu Guinness, while those spending over £75 at Lulu Guinness receiving one complimentary Lulu Guinness cocktail, and those spending over £100 receiving two complimentary cocktails.
http://www.royalexchange-grandcafe.co.uk

A Nordic set menu at the newly opened Aquavit London
On Tuesday 14th February, Aquavit London will be serving an exclusive four course menu with a Nordic twist.  Guests will start the dinner with a plate of Vendace roe to share and roasted scallops from the Isle of Orkney, followed by a slow roast beef chateaubriand, perfect for sharing. Dessert will be Rhubarb based Alaska for the table to share.  In addition, a special Alskling cocktail will also be included in the special meal, taking its name for the Swedish term for ‘darling’ or ‘sweetheart’.  Aquavit London opened at the end of last year in the stunning new St James’s Market redevelopment on 1 Carlton Street. Taking inspiration from the renowned Aquavit New York, but with a new more relaxed dining concept and setting, this restaurant showcases the very best of Nordic cuisine and design.
http://www.aquavitrestaurants.com/london/

OXBO Bankside – Valentine’s Day Taster Menu
Executive Chef Paul Bates will cook up a storm this Valentine’s Day with a unique four-course taster menu for £40 per person. Start with Warm chicken croquette, tarragon, quail egg and red cabbage slaw before choosing from three main-course dishes including Rib eye steak, potato celeriac terrine, pumpkin puree, mistral sauce or Lasagne of Grilled broccoli steak, black quinoa, Victoria tomatoes, Banyuls vinegar. Finish off the night with a sharing platter of desserts and  OXBO’s “Pick and Mix”. This delicious four-course menu is available 10th-14th February from 6-10pm and includes a glass of bubbles on arrival.
http://www.oxbobankside.co.uk/menus?id=501943

Share the love this Valentine’s Day at Tom’s Kitchen
On Tuesday 14 February, Tom’s Kitchen restaurants are offering diners a wonderful selection of Valentine’s Day dishes to share with that special someone. To begin, guests can choose from Venison Tartar with sourdough toast and slow cooked egg; or Salmon en croute with lemon and Champagne sauce, before sharing main courses including Whole Roasted Newlyn Brill with chive and lobster butter sauce and shaved fennel salad or Cumbrian chateaubriand steak with triple cooked chips and truffle. For dessert, guests can chose from Bruce’s sharing dessert board or the Maltesers ice cream sundae. The sharing specials will be available for dinner on Tuesday 14 February at Tom’s Kitchen restaurants in Chelsea, St Katharine Docks, Canary Wharf, Somerset House, and the newly opened restaurant in Birmingham, and will be served in addition to the regular a la carte menus.
http://www.tomskitchen.co.uk

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Stafford
Situated in the heart of St James’s, luxury five-star boutique hotel The Stafford will invite guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a fabulous set menu, priced at £75 per head including a glass of champagne on arrival. Highlights from the menu include Smoked haddock, apple, curry emulsion and quail eggs, 16oz British grass-fed chateaubriand with béarnaise sauce and French fries for two; and for dessert, a delicious Pistachio soufflé with white chocolate ice cream. The menu will be available on 10th, 12th and 14th February.
http://www.thestaffordlondon.com

Valentine’s Day at Kensington favourite Launceston Place
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, newly appointed Head Chef Ben Murphy has created a special seven course menu of indulgent dishes. Perfectly suited to the Valentine’s season and priced at £100 per head, the menu includes Ben’s signature Carrot, Lovage, Yogurt and Caraway and Lobster, Yuzu, Fennel and Coriander, followed by Strawberry, herbs, vanilla and meringue for dessert.
http://www.launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk/

Valentine’s Day at Plum + Spilt Milk
Treat someone special this Valentine’s Day at Plum + Spilt Milk. Michelin-star Chef Director Mark Sargeant has created a decadent three course sharing menu available exclusively on Tuesday 14th February. The menu features an impressive native seafood platter to start followed by 32-day aged beef wellington with goose-fat roast potatoes and a rich red wine sauce. To finish, guests can enjoy Valrhona chocolate fondue with marshmallows, madeleines and praline profiteroles. The Valentine’s Day menu is priced at £80 per person including a glass of champagne on arrival.
http://www.plumandspiltmilk.com

The Dirty Little Secret at Dirty Bones
In honour of Valentine’s Day, from 13-19 February Dirty Bones Shoreditch and Dirty Bones Carnaby will be offering guests The Dirty Little Secret cocktail. This Dirty Bones version of a classic Clover Club will be a little sweet, a little sour, with a dash of bitterness and a lot of booze – basically Valentine’s Day summed up in a glass! The Dirty Little Secret incorporates Tanqueray gin, Belsazar Rosé Vermouth, agave honey and lemon juice, shaken with egg white and finished with rose water and chocolate bitters.
http://www.dirty-bones.com

The Distillery – Valentine’s Day Cocktail
This Valentine’s Day, The Distillery’s expert mixologists will be conjuring up love potions with a ‘Pour me for Love’ sharing cocktail. Their concoction is made using vodka, strawberry mint shrub, cranberry infused prosecco and served with a delicious rose liquor jelly and edible blossom. The sharing cocktail costs £16 and is available from 10th -14th  February from 6 pm onwards. Polaroid cameras will also be on hand at the bar to capture the special moment, making the perfect Valentine’s Day evening.
http://www.thedistillerybankside.co.uk/event?calendar_id=500272&event_id=519333

Eating in is the new eating out – Mindful Chef, an alternative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Mindful Chef, the healthy recipe box delivery service make cooking at home easy and ordering one of their 2 person boxes is the ideal way to enjoy a night in with your loved one. They offer eight weekly changing recipes and the instructions are simple to follow and the meals are easy to make; helping make chefs out of even the most inexperienced of cooks. All recipes contain fresh, locally sourced meat and fish, organic vegetables and delicious herbs and spices. Recipe boxes and ingredients are delivered straight to your door (free of charge in the UK) meaning on this romantic evening, you can be in charge of ambience as well as the food and you don’t even have to drive to the supermarket in preparation!
http://www.mindfulchef.com

A Valentine’s gift for your health conscious loved one
Thomson & Scott Skinny Champagne Grand Cru Rosé is a beautifully crafted champagne with up to 0.1g of sugar per litre from Amanda Thomson’s portfolio of top quality Champagne and Prosecco. This elegant Champagne has a deep colour with intense aromas of redcurrants and English raspberries with a delicate note of cold, salted butter and fresh cream. Subtle and refined on the tongue, a bottle of Thomson & Scott Skinny Champagne Grand Cru Rosé is the sophisticated way to toast this year’s Valentine’s day. Available to buy online at http://www.thomsonandscott.com

From The Bar To The Spa Curated by The May Fair Hotel This Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, The May Fair Hotel is offering couples the ultimate in luxury. For stays between 10th – 19th February, guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and strawberries on arrival, and can also indulge in a delicious breakfast in bed the next morning.

Treating your special someone to a romantic night away could be just the start of your gift, as the special Valentine’s Day menu at May Fair Kitchen and limited edition Romeo & Juliet cocktails at May Fair Bar will also be on offer throughout February.

Guests can choose to round off their romantic getaway by booking into the limited ‘I Love You For 2’ chocolate orange couples massage experience.  This includes two hours of pre-treatment spa access to fully relax in the lounge, the stone oven sauna, steam room and experience showers. The soothing aromatherapy massage treatment, performed next to your loved one, involves a chocolate orange blend to leave the skin hydrated, smooth and radiant, with plenty of antioxidants to help keep the skin in good health.
It’s the perfect heavenly break for you and your significant other this Valentine’s Day in London’s luxury quarter.

Your Valentine’s Day package includes:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Champagne and strawberries in room on arrival
  • Delicious breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • VAT

The Valentine’s Day package starts from £290 per room.

The ‘I love you 2’ spa treatment is £250 per couple.

How to book:

Book securely online or call our reservations team on +44 (0) 20 7761 9000 quoting ‘H-VALEN’ for stays between 10th – 19th February 2017. The limited ‘I love you for 2’ chocolate orange couples massage experience must be booked separately.

Valentine’s Day cocktails can be purchased at the May Far Bar from 10th – 18th February.

http://www.themayfairhotel.co.uk

Carluccio’s Valentine’s collection
Love comes in all shapes, sizes and colours, which is why Carluccio’s is spreading the amore further this Valentine’s Day. Celebrate the day of love with a sweetheart, family or a best friend by poring over a chocolate-lover’s dream of smooth gianduja, moreish biscuit kisses and the classically-elegant chocolate rose, encased in gift set graphics inspired by iconic Italian brand Fiorucci.

Carluccio’s Valentine’s collection has received an injection of Eighties nostalgia with neon lettering, graffiti prints and sharing boxes decked out in clashing neon hues or dreamy pastels, paying homage to the decade’s most sought-after colours. Handpicked from Carluccio’s much-loved artisan producers dotted throughout Italy, gifts include the Mixed Truffle Box (£12.95) complete with graphic pop-art stickers for customising the case, bite-sized Heart Shaped Chocolate Confetti (£6.95) and fruity Fragoline Strawberry Fondant Drops (£6.95).

Better still, book a candlelit dinner for one, two or all your Valentines at Carluccio’s and savour authentic Italian flavours for only £19.99 for three-courses. You could say that there’s much amore to Valentine’s this year at Carluccio’s… Begin with a glass of sparkling pink blush Ferrari Rosé (£6.95/£37.50) or a Milanese G&T (£6.95), a twist on a British classic from Northern Italy using Bombay Sapphire gin, a splash of Campari and topped up with tonic water. Select from starters including a deli antipasto sharing board for two; mains of indulgent seafood linguine with blue swimming crab, mussels, prawns and clams; finishing with a love pot for two filled with chocolate mousse, ice cream and macaroons. For £3 extra per person, add an Italian pick-me-up coffee and a two chocolate truffles – bellissimo!

www.carluccios.com

@carluccios

facebook.com/carluccios

La fête de l’amour! Treat your sweetheart at PAUL this Valentine’s Day
From the city of amour to the day of love; St Valentine has arrived at PAUL, the family-run French artisan bakery and pâtisserie, transforming their most-loved bakes into limited edition heart-shaped cakes, baguettes, mini macarons and extra special personalised éclairs.

D’éclair your love (from £3.50 each, personalisation free)

Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like personalised patisserie. From 7th-14th February, treat your amour in the sweetest way with PAUL’s limited edition range of D’éclairs. The pretty pastel coloured collection comes finished with heartfelt messages including Only You (Paris-Brest), Love You (chocolate), Be Mine (chocolate) and Kiss Me (coffee). If you’re after something a little more personal, pay a visit to PAUL at Tower 42, Covent Garden or Earl’s Court on the big day itself to customise a chocolate éclair with your own loving message hand-piped in white chocolate.

PAUL’s Sweethearts (£4.50 for one, £8.50 for two)

Embrace the sweet side of Valentine’s Day with layers of Genoese sponge and mousseline cream shaped into a spectacular heart. Available in all PAUL shops and online, these ever-popular creations come in two delectable variations: a pretty pink Coeur Frasier St. Valentin with fresh strawberries and sweet marzipan; and Coeur Craquant St. Valentin with irresistible rich dark chocolate, craquant pastry and a smooth chocolate mousse. Why not treat your loved one to both for a match made in heaven?

Baguette Valentines (£1.95, 250g)

Not everyone has a sweet tooth so those with more savoury loving sweethearts can let the bread do the talking. Surprise your other half with a scrumptious heart shaped baguette, the must-have accompaniment for any meal or to tear and share with a baked camembert.

Macarons St. Valentin (£9.95 for 12)

The elegant emblem of French pâtisserie, le macaron, has been given a kiss of Cupid’s magic this year. Available in limited edition flavours of: blackcurrant; raspberry; cherry; chocolate & raspberry; strawberry and vanilla, this chic romantically hued box makes the perfect present to share with your stylish loved one.

Sucette St. Valentin (£1.50 each)

Even les enfants can embrace the love this Valentine’s Day with a cute Sucette St. Valentin chocolate bear, decorated in three types of rich chocolate.

Available for purchase and collection in all PAUL shops from Tuesday 7th to Tuesday 14th February 2017, while stocks last. Pre-orders available online from Tuesday 24th January for collection in all shops. Home delivery only available in London (M25) from Tuesday 7th February.

Personalised D’éclairs are only available at PAUL Covent Garden, Tower 42 and Earls Court on 14th February. No pre-orders or deliveries available.

PAUL

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Calling all KuPPles!

Get pickled with your partner this Valentine’s Day at KuPP

Explore something different this Valentine’s Day. Eschew the dated and somewhat clichéd restaurant offerings and get pickled with your partner canal-side at KuPP in Paddington Basin.

Pickling and preserving is set to be one of 2017’s biggest foodie trends but the Scandinavians have been doing it for hundreds of years. It’s something savoured between lovers, family and friends and now KuPP is inviting loved-up guests – kupples if you will – to share their sentiments in Scandi style with an exclusive ‘pickling in pairs’ masterclass.

They say couples who cook together, stay together, so test your compatibly with some pickling foreplay. Gaze into each other’s eyes over glasses of pickling vinegar, get pulses racing as you chop your chosen veggies and set off into the sunset with your very own pickles in hand.

For just £20, each couple will enjoy a 20-minute masterclass with a chef-led demonstration and all the vegetables, herbs and spices they’ll need to whip up their own creations plus a recipe card to fill in – preserve your love this Valentine’s.

Following the pickling action, sit down with your partner to enjoy a sharing smörgasbord feast and a glass of bubbles or wine.

You’ll start your evening seated at the marble kitchen counter to create your own pickling masterpiece, before moving into the main dining room for dinner. Book your place by emailing paddington_events@kupp.co, or by phone at 020 72628618.

Valentine’s Day at KuPP – it’s sure to tickle your pickle.

KuPP

5 Merchant Square, Paddington, London W2 1AS

T: 020 7262 8618

www.kupp.co

Twitter @KuPP_UK | Facebook.com/KuPP.LTD

Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY 

© HeART Afternoon Tea at Lancaster London

The hotel has reinvented its much-loved ARTea Afternoon Tea to offer an exclusive Valentines edition of the tasty treats. Settle into the comfortable armchairs of the hotel’s Lounge Bar and enjoy a romantic afternoon. The afternoon tea will be delivered to tables sealed in a charming case with an array of sweet and savoury treats including oysters with salmon caviar, adorable heart-shaped white chocolate and strawberry macaroons, and Love You honey éclairs. What’s more, the hotel will be offering a surprise gift for diners to take home.

The HeART Afternoon Tea will be available from 8-14 February 2017, from £40 per person. 

© Island Grill

Island Grill will be offering an exclusive Valentine’s 9-course tasting menu of sharing dishes. The menu will feature divine dishes plus speciality cocktails such as the Love Potion Martini (Pomegranate Juice, Strawberry Vodka & Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur). The hotel will also be offering a surprise gift for diners to take home. The award-winning Island Grill is perfect for a super-chic dining experience with its dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offering beautiful views across Hyde Park.

The set menu will be available from 10-14 February 2017 priced at £38 per person including a complimentary drink on arrival.

© Nipa Thai

Guests who indulge in Nipa Thai’s Set Menus on Valentine’s Day will be treated to a complimentary glass of pink bubbly. Enjoy an exotic dinner which boasts an unrivalled taste of Thailand, from the team who have once again been awarded the Thai Select Premium Award to credit its authentic cuisine. To remember their evening, the restaurant will also be offering a surprise gift for diners to take home.

Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY

Reservations on 020 7551 6000 or visit www.lancasterlondon.com

THE GLADWIN BROTHERS CREATE ONE OFF VALENTINE’S TASTING MENU

On Tuesday 14th February, all three restaurants from The Gladwin Brothers; The Shed, Rabbit and their latest venture Nutbourne in Battersea will be celebrating the most romantic day of the year by offering diners a sophisticated seven-course tasting menu perfect, to put anyone in the mood of love. The Shed & Rabbit will also be decked out in honour of the occasion with a Valentine’s make over. The tasting menu will rival that of any Michelin star restaurant but with a local price tag.

The lovers’ menu will feature an array of wonderful and unique dishes including a very special Lulworth Scallop, Dill and Roasted Garlic Veloute Sumac Puffs, wonderful Wiltshire Truffle Tortellini with Grey Chanterelles, Jerusalem Artichoke Sage Crumb and Reindeer Moss and a Venison Fillet with Pear and Celeriac. Guests will also be treated to an additional wine pairing with each course if they wish to push the boat out.

To polish off their delicious dinner guests can treat their loved one to some very naughty but nice desserts. The perfect way to indulge this Valentine’s day.

Valentine’s Day at The Shed, Rabbit & Nutbourne

14th February 2017|

7 Course sharing Menu – £45 Per Person

Flight of Matching Wines – £45 Per Person

£45 per person & an additional £45 per person for flight of matching wines

The Shed | 112 Palace Gardens Terrace | London | W84RT | http://theshed-restaurant.com/

Rabbit | 172 Kings Road | London | SW3 4UP | http://www.rabbit-restaurant.com/

Nutbourne | 35-37 Parkgate Road|Battersea | SW11 4NP|https://www.nutbourne-restaurant.com/

HAVE A HIGHLAND FLING AT MAC & WILD THIS VALENTINE’S DAY
This year, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, London’s favourite Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild are putting on a Scottish lover’s feast that will turn up the heat and set the Valentine’s mood for your bonnie lass or laddie – The Highland Fling. Mac & Wild will be serving up a tasty Valentine’s Day menu featuring hearty Scottish treats and tipples…because, as the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. On the menu, feel the wild Scottish passion with heart-shaped haggis pops, succulent venison chateaubriand to share (sharing is caring after all), and a decadent chocolate dessert certain to set kilts flashing into the night.

Mac & Wild’s Highland Fling Set Menu | £35 Per Person

Heart-shaped haggis pops // Venison Chateaubriand (400g) with Dirty Buttery Mash & Béarnaise Sauce(y) // Chocolate pudding

Available on 14th February 2017 both Mac & Wild Restaurants 

Mac & Wild City | 9A Devonshire Square | EC2M 4YN

Mac & Wild | 65 Great Titchfield Street | Fitzrovia | London | W1W 7PS

http://www.macandwild.com/

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Thai Twist at Mango Tree
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the season of love at award-winning Thai restaurant Mango Tree from the 10th to 14th of February. Known for their innovative yet classic offerings, the team at Mango Tree have designed an exquisite three-course menu for a taste of Thai cuisine and world-renowned hospitality your loved ones won’t forget.

On arrival, guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and make their choice between the meat and the vegetarian menu. Diners can indulge in a selection of starters including favourites such as grilled sirloin steak with lime, mint, rice powder and roasted chilli dressing; deep-fried chicken and shrimp wrapped in wonton pastry; and traditional Thai-style assorted mushroom skewers. For main course, guests can sample the show stopping stir-fried rock lobster in garlic and black pepper sauce; slow-cooked beef ribs with Thai sweet basil and pea aubergine, in a rich red choo-chee sauce; or the signature rich red curry with grilled tofu and Thai sweet basil. To round off the feast, the red velvet cake with raspberry sorbet and pandan truffle will not go amiss for an evening of indulgence.

Valentine’s Set Menu

10-13th February, and 14th February for early bird reservation from 6-6.30pm | £49 per person

14th February from 7-11pm | £59 per person

Mango Tree | 46 Grosvenor Place | London | SW1X 7EQ | info@mangotree.org.uk | 0207 823 1888

LOVE STRIKES AT ARCHER STREET
This Valentine’s Day love will strike at Archer Street, Soho’s well loved all singing all dancing bar, as they host their first ever Valentine’s Single’s Party, ideal for all those looking for a lover in their life. Cupid’s arrow will strike throughout the evening, while Archer Street staff add to the passion of the evening, singing and dancing to legendary love ballads. Singletons from all across the City are invited to celebrate the evening by sipping on their Valentine’s Cocktail Special , Don’t Phunk With My Heart from 4pm, before Salsa-ing the night away with free Salsa classes to really light your fire between 6-8pm.

Archer Street | 3-4 Archer Street | Soho | London | W1D 7AP | T: 020 7734 3342 | W: www.archerstreet.co.uk | E: bookings@archerstreet.co.uk

Wine Lover’s Tasting Menu and Couples Cocktails Masterclass at Corrigan’s Mayfair
From chef Richard Corrigan, Corrigan’s Mayfair will be putting on an affair to remember for those who are looking to give their Valentine something extra special. On Saturday the 11th of February, the Couple’s Cocktail Masterclass will offer a private class for with Head Bartender Daniel Keepence, shaking up creations fit for the festivities and paired with a selection of Canapes.

When Valentine’s Day arrives on the 14th of February, the chefs will be putting on two exclusive menus; the three course and six course menus, are paired with the perfect wines. Luxurious dishes include Rosé Limousin Veal, Cornish Mackerel Mayonnaise paired with a 2014 Tavel Rosé, Montézargues from Rhône Valley in France; the Steamed Fillet of Sole with Green Grapes and Caviar Cream is matched with a 2013 Soave La Rocca, Pieropan from Veneto, Italy and the Rhubarb Crumble Soufflé comes with a 2011 Tokaji Edes Szamorodni, Disznókõ from Hungary.

Saturday 11th February – Couple Cocktail Masterclass – £55 per person

Tuesday 14th February – Valentine’s Day– 3 course menu £90 / 6 course menu £120pp, Wine pairing additional £85 (6 course menu)

Corrigan’s Mayfair | 28 Upper Grosvenor Street | Mayfair | London | W1K 7EH | W: http://www.corrigansmayfair.co.uk/

Maggie’s Celebrates 30 years of Dirty Dancing

Calling all Dirty Dancers! This year, prepare for Valentine’s Day by pulling your baby out of the corner, fastening up your dancing shoes and getting ready for the time of your life. On Thursday 16 February, 1980’s-inspired boutique club Maggie’s will join forces with Jack Daniels and Chambord to host an entire evening dedicated to celebrating the cult classic.

Arguably the most romantic film ever made, this year marks exactly 30 years since Dirty Dancing was first released. To honour the occasion, Maggie’s is throwing open its doors to celebrate the marvellous movie’s 30-year milestone.

The Maggie’s team have ensured guests will be confidently taking to the dancefloor themselves with an array of themed entertainment. The iconic soundtrack will be blasting out of speakers throughout the night, offering guests the opportunity to twist, turn and two-step the night away. Guests will even be able to learn from the best, as professional dancers will be on hand to re-enact the iconic final dance scene and perfectly execute the famously tricky Dirty Dancing lift. Meanwhile, drinks will be appropriately themed.

Maggie‘s | 329 Fulham Road | Chelsea |London | SW10 9QL | https://www.maggies-club.com

Valentine’s Chocolate Cocktail Masterclass at Barts

Barts is delighted to announce that it has teamed up with luxurious chocolate company, Rococo, ahead of Valentine’s Day 2017. To prepare for the most romantic of holidays, Uncle Barts has decided to reveal his unique cocktail making techniques to lovers and friends on Saturday 11 February – the perfect way to swoon your sweetheart. Guests will be invited into Uncle Barts’ clandestine apartment by a member of his trusty world-class bar team to learn how to expertly combine the decadent flavours of chocolate with classic cocktail recipes featuring Freya, the world’s first birch spirit. The Freya cocktails will each be paired with a divine chocolate from Rococo.

Barts | Chelsea Cloisters | 87 Sloane Ave |London | SW3 3DW | https://barts-london.com

Richmond’s Romantic Riverside Retreat
The Bingham, Richmond’s riverside destination restaurant, bar and boutique hotel is the ideal romantic getaway for those looking for a slice of the countryside within the City. This Valentine’s Day, Head Chef Andrew Cole will create a romantically indulgent Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu for the special evening. Diners can enjoy a six course tasting menu, including Hand Dived Orkney Scallops with pancetta, sprout leaves, cauliflower and vanilla puree, Black Winter Truffle Risotto with pickled celery and girolles and Venison Saddle with parsnip puree, variegated kale and juniper jus. The Bingham’s award-winning restaurant mixes tradition with invention, with accomplished Head Chef Andrew Cole at the helm, serving modern British cuisine. Andrew brings a well-balanced, seasonal and holistic focus to the menu, with his dishes concentrating on natural flavours, sustainability and locally sourced produce to create an ever-evolving offering.

Tuesday 14th February 2017 | 6.30pm – 10.30pm £65 Per Person

The Bingham | 61-63 Petersham Road | Richmond | TW10 6UT | W: http://www.thebingham.co.uk/

Valentine’s Tipsy Tea at Mr Fogg’s Residence
This year, the household staff at Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair will be hosting an exclusive Valentine’s Tipsy Tea event on Sunday 12 February 2017, in preparation for the most romantic day of the year. On arrival couples and those looking for a sufficient suitor alike, will be serenaded with dulcet tones from the residence’s finest harp player. Once guests are seated, they can indulge in desirable heart-shaped sandwiches, cakes, petit-fours and macarons alongside an alluring selection of Hendrick’s gin teas and rose petal cocktails. Guests will then be given a twist on the traditional English drink of tea with gin tea-infused cocktails that will be served in beautiful romantically themed teapots and teacups.

Mr Fogg’s Residence | 15 Bruton Ln | Mayfair | London | W1J 6JD | 020 7036 0608 | https://mr-foggs.com/residence/

San Valentino Menu at BungaTINI and Bunga Bunga Battersea
On Tuesday 14 February, Valentine’s Day will be made extra special by the team at Bunga Bunga Battersea and BungaTINI, Covent Garden. Both venues will be offering an irresistible San Valentino set menu which will make swooning your sweetheart a pizza cake. No need to be rolling in dough, at Bunga Bunga Battersea the offer will include a pizza each plus a shared dessert, alongside prosecco for just £20pp! Inspired by neighbourhood back-street Italian bars & pizzerias, the San Valentino menu combines delicate, rich and fresh flavours from Italy’s most quaint and idyllic eateries, providing you with the perfect appuntamento romantico. At Bunga Bunga Battersea, an accordion player will be performing for canoodling couples. Meanwhile, at BungaTINI in Covent Garden are serving delightful heart shaped pizzas! Guests can enjoy a £28pp menu including four courses and a glass of prosecco, served high up in the mezzanine balcony area, overlooking the authentic Italian restaurant.

Contact details – Bunga Bunga Battersea
37 Battersea Bridge Rd
Battersea
London
SW11 3BA

www.bungabunga-london.com/battersea/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bungabungaldn
Email: battersea@bungabunga-london.com

Cahoots Launch Squeeze’s Squiffy Picnic for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, Cahoots will be celebrating the most romantic day of the year by putting on a starry-eyed Squeezy spread especially for Valentine’s Day. On Saturday 11 February, take your cutie back in time to the underground venue and enjoy the most romantic train ride in London, complete with a love-song only soundtrack. Indulge in a romantic hamper featuring pink champagne, cute cupcakes, heart-shaped miniature snacks served on tables adorned with fresh roses.

Cahoots |13 Kingly Court | Carnaby | London | W1B 5PG https://cahoots-london.com | 0207 352 6200

Vinoteca, Kings Cross
Try something different at Vinoteca this Valentine’s week and find the way to your partner’s heart with a glass of Sparkling Red Wine Bonarda Frizzante ‘Sommossa’ and a perfectly matched brochette of tender spiced Barbary duck hearts with sauce gribiche for just £7.50.This offer is valid all day 13-19 February 2017 at Vinoteca Kings Cross only. Book your table at https://www.vinoteca.co.uk/locations/kings-cross or call 020 3793 7210.

Down Hall
Down Hall
 country house hotel are offering a special Valentine’s getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city. The getaway includes a romantic overnight stay with a gift in the room, followed by a bottle of prosecco and a four-course dinner in the AA Rosette awarded Grill Room. The overnight stay with dinner is priced at £199 per couple on 14th February and £229 per couple on the 11th and 18th February. The three-course dinner without an overnight stay is priced at £35 per person. Upgrades will be available on the day from £10 for an Executive Room up to £110 for an exquisite suite. Find our more here http://downhall.co.uk/events/stay-for-valentines/ or call 01279 731441.

PLAY CUPID IN COVENT GARDEN THIS VALENTINE’S DAY 

This Valentine’s Day, Covent Garden is returning to its flower market roots with a beautiful pop-up from London florist Petal to the Metal in the Royal Opera House Arcade.
The perfect place to pick up those all-important Valentine’s flowers, the pop-up will be open 11-14 February and in the true spirit of romance, Petal to the Metal will gift a rose to any lucky lady named Rose who stops by. Furthermore, the pop-up will be hosting an intimate workshop for one night only, from 6pm on Tuesday 14th, where guests can create their own floral crown, the perfect alternative if you’re spending Valentine’s with loved ones.
In another nod to the area’s floral heritage, Covent Garden’s much-loved swings have undergone a ‘loveseat’ makeover, now adorned with hundreds of pink roses as one of London’s most picturesque selfie spots.
Love is also in the air across the rest of the neighbourhood, including personalised gifts at Jo Malone, beautifully decorated macarons at Ladurée and London’s most romantic restaurant, Clos Maggiore – Valentine’s Day in Covent Garden will be one to remember.

GIFTS FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE (OR YOURSELF)
· Jo Malone London, King Street
Pop in-store on Friday 10th February between 12pm – 5pm to add a personal touch to your Valentine’s gift with a bespoke engraving service. Those visiting on the weekend of the 11th and 12th can enjoy Valentine’s Day inspired treats and sparkling wine while indulging in a luxurious Hand & Arm Massage.

· Ladurée, Market Building
Let your significant other know the extent of your feelings with an ‘I Love You’ gift box filled with assorted macarons decorated with hearts, or opt for the “Macaron Coeur Framboise” bag charm presented in a beautiful gift box.

· Lulu Guinness, Royal Opera House Arcade
Choose the bag of your dreams and send your ‘Love Letters To Lulu’ in-store to be in for a chance to win it as a real Valentine’s treat to yourself.

· Links of London, Market Building
Select heartfelt gifts from Links of London’s ‘The Moment You Know’ and ‘Infinite Love’ collections. After all, nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like 18 carats.

· Kate Spade, Langley Court
Allow Kate Spade to play cupid for you with a selection of carefully curated presents that are decorated with endearing heart prints and cute sayings; perfect for best friends or better halves.

· kikki.K, James Street
Give the gift of adorable stationery this Valentine’s Day with kikki.K’s ‘And Then I Met You’ collection; adorned with golden hearts and xo’s.

· Hotel Chocolat, Market Building
Give the gift of chocolate and show how you feel with a variety of lovebird lollypops, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and more, with names like ‘Love From?’, ‘What’s Yours is Mine’ and even ‘You’ll Do’.

·Il Papiro, Market Building
Enjoy 20% off limited edition handcrafted leather products from February 7th to the 14th or send a handmade card with a unique wax seal to the object of your desires.

GET DATE-READY IN THE BEAUTY QUARTER 
· KIKO, James Street
Perfect your Valentine’s look with a cupid’s bow in the hottest shade with Kiko’s ‘Matte for You’ collection; for colour that is instantly full and an ultra-matte velvety finish.

· NARS, King Street
Join the hottest make up event of the season in the Covent Garden boutique between Friday 10th and Tuesday 14th February for exclusive treats and tutorials.

WHERE TO EAT, DRINK AND COSY UP
· Clos Maggiore, King Street
London’s most romantic restaurant is always a favourite this time of year. Be sure to book your table in advance – and treat your loved one to the special Valentine’s Day tasting menu topped with a glass of Rosé Champagne.

· Whittard, Market Building
Those looking to bring the heat this Valentine’s should look no further than Whittard’s limited edition raspberry ripple flavour white hot chocolate https://www.google.co.uk/.
A luxurious treat not for the faint hearted.

· Amorino, Garrick Street
Sweeten your Valentine’s Day with hand-crafted edible flowers or the special Amorino Valentine cone topped with delicious vanilla and raspberry macarons.

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Petal to the Metal Opening Hours:
Saturday 11th February 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12th February 11am – 5pm
Monday 13th February 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 14th February 10am – 8pm

£10 entry to flower crown workshop. From 6pm, Tuesday 14th February

The full range of offers available in Covent Garden during Valentine’s Day can be found at https://www.coventgarden.london/valentines

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