You can never have too many options when choosing the perfect restaurant for Valentine’s Day.
Foodepedia has already talked about the fine dining list of restaurants offering special menu this St Valentine’s Day. For those looking to spend a little less this Valentine’s without compromising on flavour or course consider these restaurants offering Valentine’s menu for under £100pp.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day Head Chef, Fabio De Paolis, has collaborated with win Dalston Wine Club Founder, Hannah Crosbie at Hithe + Seek.
Together they have created a six-course wine-pairing menu that combines elegance and taste, and aphrodisiac-imbued dishes.
Hannah and Fabio have worked collaboratively to curate a menu that is the epitome of romance, with playful takes on the dish’s names such as “The Booty Call” and “The My-Type-on-Paper”. The menu features an aperitif followed by six small plates to share paired with wines.
Available Tuesday to Saturday from 8th February to 2nd March at £99pp
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.
The popular Nikkei destination is offering the menu at its both sights in 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. The two-course Valentine’s special platter and dessert is £40.
Wagtail and Aviary
From the 9th until the 18th February, guests can celebrate love and flavour with the curated three-course Valentine’s Day menu at both rooftops, each course artfully paired with a cocktail, in collaboration with The Botanist Gin.
Wagtail’s 3 course features King scallop ceviche, Pan-seared fillet mignon or Wild Brixham turbot, followed by Valentine’s favourite Strawberries & chocolate with rose crémeux for dessert.
Each course is harmoniously paired with a handcrafted cocktail including Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus, featuring The Botanist gin, blackberry, lemon, Aperol, sugar, Joseph Perrier Champagne, as well as the That’s Amore and A Classic Laddie.
Available at £95pp per person Wagtail. Avriay also offers exclusive Igloo Proposal Packages from £195.
For those missing their summer holiday in Sicily or planning to go soon, visit Norma, for a little taster of Sicily on Valentine’s.
The Fitzrovia destination for vibrant Sicilian-inspired cuisine will enchant couples with a special Tasting Menu on Valentine’s Day.
With stunning interiors, styled marbled booths and cosy nooks, Norma offers the perfect starry-eyed atmosphere to celebrate.
Norma’s menu will include Kale pesto arancino, Stuffed beetroot gnocchi, Pork fillet and Cardamon and rose pannacotta for dessert. Tasting menu priced at £65pp.
Or transform to Greece with OPSO, the Marylebone’s popular restaurant for all things Greek is celebrating Valentine’s with a complimentary bottle of wine.
Guests can also enjoy a set menu (£75 per person) inspired by Athens including taramosalata pantzarosalata (baby beetroot with skordalia and blackberries) and manti (lamb dumplings with Greek yoghurt and chimichurri).
For mains choose between octopus or lamb shank ‘giouvetsi’ served with orzo and smoked tomato. The meal will conclude with a heart-shaped mastic panna cotta adorned with raspberries and white chocolate.
Complimentary wine bottle (OPSO’s favourite red wine from the Pavlidis Estate choose between the Emphasis Syrah or the Emphasis Tempranillo) is available to guests who dine between 4.30-6.30pm.
To make this Valentine’s Day extra special, Executive Chef Mark has written a tempting menu at The Gosling.
The Valentine’s menu is priced at £75pp and includes a cocktail on arrival, a choice of snacks including Grilled Rock Oyster with burnt butter, pickled apple & herring roe or Montgomery Cheddar Tartlet with pickled apple & parsley.
For starters guest can indulge in a Lobster Salad with mango & yuzu dressing, gambas and confit tomato or Venison Carpaccio with beetroot, English wasabi & dried raspberry.
Mains include Pan Roasted Cod with squid ink risotto, braised octopus, piquillo peppers & radicchio and Whole Turbot for two with ‘Lourdes Water’ confit garlic sauce, charred lemon, seasonal greens & crispy potatoes.
The meal is finished off with a selection of desserts to share at the table.
The elegant Spanish restaurant Aqua Nueva on Regent Street will welcome couples and friends alike to celebrate the romance of Spain with a special menu from Executive Chef Mateo Garcia Leiva.
The menu, designed for two, will include sharing nibbles to begin including Iberico ham, manchego cheese and rosemary, as well as smoked sardines with Valencian vinaigrette.
Diners will enjoy a starter of onion cremeaux and black truffle followed by a main course of rack of lamb, smoked parsnip puree and chestnut mushroom. For something sweet it’s rhubarb velvet and petit fours.
The Valentine’s menu priced at £75pp.
Heliot Steak House
The restaurant and late-night bar, is launching a one-off Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Menu, exclusively available on 14th February 2024.
Appropriately named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, amorous diners can indulge in a set three course menu, with dishes centred around luxurious ingredients designed to get loved-up couples in the mood.
Expertly curated by Executive Chef and Meatologist Ioannis Grammenos, who hails from Greece himself, the god-tier menu aims to tantalise the palate with powerful flavour combinations that promise to awaken the senses.
Heliot Steak House’s Aphrodisiac Menus is available to book for tables of two on 14th February 2024, all to be enjoyed for £60 per person. Bookings can be made via the booking page on the Heliot Steak House website: or by contacting the following email address: [email protected]
Kitty Fisher’s, the romantic Mayfair institution right in the heart of Shepherd Market, inspired by the 18th Century Mayfair courtesan Kitty Fisher.
The restaurant set within a Georgian townhouse, boasts an atmospheric and unique dining room, serving award-winning Modern British food, old world wines and strong liquor.
Indulge in 5 courses this Valentines from head chef Tom Fairbank using the best of Europe’s produce cooked on their iconic wood grill.
A glass of English pink sparkling Brut to start, followed by oysters, black tomatoes, carabineros prawns, Yorkshire beef or truffle mushroom tart and finishing with chocolate delice. Paired with warm glow of candlelit and velvet furnishing to set the romantic tune.
Begin your three-course romantic rendezvous at Babur with a welcome cocktail and a sharing starter of Indian delights, before falling in love with mains of Seared Butter fish, served with Goan Xec-Xec, Potato Podimas; Organic Chicken Supreme accompanied by an Almond Rose Sauce & Coconut and Pine Nut Rice or Herb-Crusted Cannon of Lamb, served with Roasted Aubergine Mash & Red Onion Jus.
Conclude your meal with Babur’s decadent heart-shaped Dark Chocolate and Strawberry Torte or their indulgent Makhana and Fig Rice Pudding.
Babur’s special three-course set menu and welcome cocktail are priced at £55.95 per person. Wine pairings are available for each dish at an additional cost.
St Valentine’s Day at Le Garrick
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a true French institution right in the heart of Covent Garden, with a 3 course menu for £49 including a free digestive for everyone dining.
For Wednesday 14th February, Le Garrick have put together a special Valentine’s Day menu showcasing their signature dishes using French recipes
The Valentine’s Day menu includes all the classics – start with a Cream of butternut squash soup, Beef carpaccio or a Gravadlax with horseradish cream and toasted rye bread. Mains
include a classic Le Garrick Steak frites, or choose from the Provencale fish casserole with king prawns, cod and salmon or Free range corn fed chicken supreme.
Vegetarians can enjoy the Wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil. And for dessert you can indulge in Le Garrick favourites of Chocolate pot with drunken cherries, Lemon tart with a raspberry coulis or Home-made vanilla
cheesecake. Not forgetting the all French wine list, which includes some real gems.
The renowned Italian restaurant on the Fifth Floor of Harvey Nichols, celebrates the rich heritage of Italian cuisine, emphasising fresh, seasonal ingredients and culinary artistry. With panoramic views of London, Lucarelli Knightsbridge is the ideal destination for a romantic and memorable dining experience.
This Valentine’s Day, Lucarelli Knightsbridge offers a Lobster Ravioli served on a bed of roasted butternut squash sauce and finished with white wine.
For dessert there is Mascarpone and Honey Mousse paired with a vanilla and fruit of the forest compote.
Aldo Zilli will also be in residence on Valentine’s day, allowing guests the opportunity to meet him as well as have these special dishes cooked by him.
As an additional treat, couples dining at Lucarelli Knightsbridge on Valentine’s Day will also receive a complimentary Mis Amigos strawberry flavoured Tequila cocktail.
For reservations and inquiries, please visit Lucarelli Knightsbridge.