Discover the magic of romance in the bustling city of London this Valentine's Day. Our latest article unveils 8 enchanting restaurants, each offering their own unique specials to celebrate love. From cosy, candlelit corners to breathtaking views of the city skyline, these handpicked venues promise an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you're looking for a traditional candlelit dinner, an adventurous culinary journey, or a serene evening with a view, London's diverse culinary scene has something special for every couple. Delve into our guide and find the perfect backdrop to your Valentine's Day celebration.
The French know how to do romance the best, and so this Valentine’s Day, Riviera – the Southern-French restaurant in St James’s – is covering the restaurant with red roses.
For one day only, revellers will be able to enjoy the Une Rose cocktail, meaning rose in English. Comprising rose infused gin, rose petal extract, dry martini vermouth and lime over crushed ice, this cocktail is perfect accompaniment to the ultimate romantic meal. For dessert, indulge in Riviera’s Coeur, meaning heart in French. The delicate chocolate dessert, known as a ‘mi-cuit’, is a fudgy, lava style cake with a ripe raspberry compote to balance the richness of the chocolate. Available on 14th February only.
El Norte makes the perfect dinner choice for this Valentine’s Day for you and your partner with HIS & HERS cocktails. HIS is a perfect balance of smoky and fruity made with mezcal, tequila, wild berry’s puree, Cointreau, lime juice and fresh grenadine. HERS is silky, velvety and sweet, made with Pisco, egg white, lemon juice, wild berries and mint leaves. Sip your separate cocktails, but tuck into the heart shaped Strawberry Cheesecake together to finish off your meal with love. Available on 14th February only.
Zuaya will be serving the Cupid cocktail which encapsulates the Roman god of love, in one drink. This fresh, fruity and crispy cocktail will make whoever drinks it fall in love with their date. Some of the secret ingredients include Belvedere Vodka and St German infused with wild raspberry’s fresh lime juice, and mint leaves. Enjoy this cocktail in the immersive jungle background, alongside the heart shaped Alfajor, a Peruvian pastry filled with a decadent dulce de leche. Available on 14th February only.
Visiting Como Garden will feel like you’ve taken a trip straight to Italy for Valentine’s day with their specials. It would be pretty impossible to not feel the love whilst sipping on their Fall in Love cocktail. This one-off special is the perfect blend of Amaretto, Bacardi Bianco, wild strawberry puree, fresh lemon and egg white. Be sure to keep the fruity notes going with the Raspberry Panna Cotta for dessert. Available on 14th February only.
Pivot Bar & Bistro has announced its divine 5 course tasting menu to enjoy this Valentine’s Day.
Nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, Pivot Bar & Bistro graces two floors of the historic townhouse at 3 Henrietta Street, overlooking the famous Piazza which provides the perfect backdrop for romance!
The delightful Valentine’s Day menu kicks off with a celebratory glass ofprosecco or rosé, followed by an exquisite Smoked Duck Magret Salad with rocket, orange, and pomegranate. Continue to dive into the mood of love withOysters served alongside mignonette and lemon.
The experience does end there, as you’re served succulent Beef Fillet, wrapped in prosciutto with green beans, potato gratin, and beef jus. Then, refresh your palate with a Raspberry Sorbet. Finally, cap off the evening with the decadent Sizzling Chocolate Fudge cake with vanilla ice cream, raspberries, and caramel sauce.
The menu will be on offer on 14th February at two time slots from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (£49 per person) and 8:30pm to 10:30pm (£59 per person).
Just downstairs from Pivot Bar & Bistro, Lily’s Café is offering bottomless cake throughout February for couples to indulge for just £20, all you have to do is use the code BOTTOMLESSCAKE upon booking!
Treat your vegan partner this Valentine’s day to a box of delicious Floozie Cookies. Based in Covent Garden Market, pick up a box of plant-based stuffed cookies packed with flavour.
Whether you’re heading out for Valentine’s or rounding up the girls for Galentine’s, Bamboo Mat restaurants in Leyton and Stratford Village East have the way to your hearts on 14th Feb with their one-off Steak and Sushi platter and dessert for duo dining of any description.
Following a rave review from Grace Dent when Bamboo Mat’s first site in Leyton opened, Bamboo Mat’s popularity has been building steadily in foodie circles with Chef owners Denis Gobjila (formerly at Chotto Matte) and Victor Rosca (formerly at Sushisamba and Lucky Cat) bringing a fresh perspective to London’s burgeoning Nikkei cuisine (Peruvian-Japanese fusion) scene.
Offered at both Leyton and Stratford, Bamboo Mat’s Valentine’s sharing dish for two beautifully marries together Peruvian and Japanese flavours, featuring grilled Picanha steak topped with fresh Chimichurri sauce sat alongside cute heart-shaped Californian Maki rolls and salmon nigiri (2 pieces) with black garlic aioli.
For dessert, couples will each be presented with a white & dark chocolate mini mousse cake, also heart-shaped of course.
The two-course special platter and dessert is £40.