They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. They also say that a woman loves a man who knows his way round the kitchen. These may or may not be true, but one thing is for certain: with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, London restaurants are pulling out all the stops to offer a fantastic selection of romantic specials for young couples in the capital. So whether you’re mixing romance with risotto or canoodling over crêpes, there will be a Valentine’s menu to suit your day of love.
140 Park Lane Restaurant & Bar
For the traditional romantic, it is hard to find a more perfectly suited Valentine’s Day restaurant than 140 Park Lane Restaurant & Bar. This 2 AA Rosette restaurant sits inside the effortlessly elegant London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, and offers unrivalled views over Hyde Park. In the intimate restaurant area, diners can choose from gourmet European recipes, while the separate bar area boasts an eclectic menu of cocktails and light canapés to work up the appetite. The classic décor throughout, coupled with its superb location, make 140 Park Lane Restaurant & Bar a melting pot of romance for many on Valentine’s Day. 3 courses, champagne and canapés all for £49 in such a spectacular setting is truly a fantastic offer.
If a quiet candlelit restaurant isn’t your idea of romance, then The Brickhouse has been sent by Cupid himself. In London’s fashionable Brick Lane, this contemporary restaurant combines the spirit of the 1930s speakeasy with stunning modern interior styling. Set over 3 levels, with beds on the top floor, cosy booth seating on the 1st and a chic bar on the ground, The Brickhouse offers exciting cabaret entertainment to accompany the 5-course banquet menu of premium international delicacies, all for £45.
Catch @ Andaz
With Valentine’s Day being filled with uncertainty and excitement, choosing a restaurant which serves up an exciting blend of styles and cuisines is a natural choice. Catch @ Andaz sits inside the 5-star Andaz Hotel, and offers all the traditional elegance of its Grade-II listed building setting, alongside contemporary touches like a lively open kitchen and their acclaimed artistic dessert creations. A variety of Valentine’s options are featured, offering 2 or 3 courses with or without a carefully selected choice of wine.
Wanting to show off the pretty young thing by your side is one of the glorious perks of Valentine’s Day, and there is no better place to be seen than the West End of London. Ruby Blue sits in a prime position in the bustling Leicester Square, and expertly caters for the international crowd passing through its doors every day. A mouth-watering selection of British and world recipes are served in chic surroundings that transform into one of the city’s premier nightspots – an intimate meal followed by a night of great music, drink and dancing is what Ruby Blue excels at. A pre-theatre Valentine’s menu is available for £15 for those wanting to take advantage of the restaurant’s West End location, and a 3-course option comes with a delightful half bottle of sparkling rosé.
Four O Nine
Thankfully, in a city as immense as London, it is still possible to steal away somewhere with the person you care about. Four O Nine in Clapham ensures that couples can truly escape from the outside world, offering a private entrance to the restaurant. Once inside, the delightfully tranquil setting is rich in romance, offering an outdoor terrace, subtle candlelight, and a £55 Valentine’s menu filled with sumptuous international recipes.
To see all the romantic settings and fantastic deals available to book, check out the full selection of Valentine’s Day restaurant offers.