20 Of The UK’s Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Experiences

Woo your favourite foodie with our pick of the best luxury Valentine’s Day offerings taking place across London and beyond

1 Treat them to The Ritz’s timeless opulence


Considered by many to be the most romantic dining room in the world, book a spot at The Ritz for  breath-taking interiors filled with spectacular garland chandeliers and romantic twinkling candlelight – all reflected in the mirrored panels.

Ideal for old-fashioned elegance, indulge in a decadent four-course set menu, creating by Executive Chef, John William MBE and his talented team, showcasing seasonal produce and a half bottle of  Champagne per person.

Alongside, be entertained with fabulous dancers performing the Tango, Rumba and Salsa and you can take to the dance floor to the sounds of the swing band, Jack Pack.

Cost: From £295 per person.
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.

2 Serenade them with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Rubens at The Palace


Celebrate in five-star style at The Rubens at The Palace with an extra special evening which begins with a three-course Valentine’s dinner in The English Grill, as well as a glass of Lanson Champagne to toast.

After dinner, couples will be whisked away by private chauffeur to Cadogan Hall where they’ll enjoy a magical Valentine’s Day Opera Gala concert performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Post-show, find a cosy corner in The Rubens’ New York Bar to sip on a night cap whilst listening to Sourya, the bar’s resident jazz singer, and retire to one of the hotel’s luxuriously appointed rooms.

Cost: Prices start from £770.
Bookings: Visit rubenshotel.com or call (0) 20 7834 6600 to make a reservation.

3 Pop bubbly at The Milestone Hotel & Residences


With one of the most romantic and intimate dining venues in London within its walls, a reservation for dinner at The Milestone Hotel is sure to make for a memorable occasion.

Previously the mansion house’s private chapel, the intimate Oratory is steeped in history and will be illuminated by candlelight for an extra-special evening.

For Valentine’s Day, The Oratory is available for private use where a couple can dine on a six-course menu served with a bottle of vintage Champagne which will be sabraged tableside for added theatre.

Cost: Prices from £650 and includes the six-course menu, a bottle of vintage Champagne, Champagne sabrage experience, and a bouquet of flowers.
Bookings: To make a reservation, visit www.milestonehotel.com or call 020 7917 1000.

4  Experience a night under the stars at Hotel 41 in Belgravia


See stars with this mesmerising experience. The hotel’s Conservatory Suite is an effortlessly romantic, glass-topped space looking up to the night sky.

Couples can spend a ‘Night Under the Stars’ in the suite, equipped with a telescope for star gazing, an astrological map and the chance to name a star after a loved one.

Champagne and a hamper of treats can also be arranged to celebrate an extra-special moment under the moonlight.

Cost: Priced from £1,358 per night.
Bookings: Visit 41hotel.com or call (0) 20 7300 0041 to make a reservation.

5 Get ready for romance at Royal Lancaster London


Love is in the air at Royal Lancaster London, where the pampering Love is Suite package awaits. Enjoy a stunning Park Suite for a a truly special getaway – a space overlooking the romantic Italian Gardens of neighbouring Hyde Park; perfect for a romantic stroll.

Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Champagne with a delicious chocolate treat and a bouquet of beautiful red roses to take home.

Plus, an indulgent Champagne Afternoon Tea for two awaits in Park Restaurant, inspired by the most romantic day of the year.

Cost: From £1475 (inc VAT) based on two people sharing.
Bookings: Phone 020 7551 6000 or visit www.royallancaster.com to make a reservation

6 Bestow an elevated dining experience at Bōkan 37


Bōkan 37, in the heart of Canary Wharf, invites couples to dine 37 floors above the city – and indulge in an elevated dining experience in all senses of the word.

With its floor-to-ceiling windows and incredible views, Bōkan 37 is one of London’s most romantic restaurants and the place to watch the sun set on the capital over a glass of champagne and a delicious dinner with someone special.

Executive Chef Aurélie Altemaire, and her talented team, have created an exceptional six-course tasting ‘Romance’ menu.

Highlights include a delicate, lightly-smoked confit of Scottish salmon, daikon velouté and black berries; British dry-aged beef fillet and foie gras, Savoy cabbage, bacon and mashed potato; and a stunning pomme d’amour.

Cost: The menu at £115 comes with one complimentary glass of Taittinger champagne, coffee and petit fours and a window table with breath-taking views guaranteed.
Bookings: Visit bokanlondon.co.uk or phone 020 3530 0550 to make a reservation.

7 Sink your teeth into City Social’s special menu

Enjoy superb views of the city skyline and enjoy Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred City Social for their special Valentine’s Day menu.

Created by Chef Paul Walsh to celebrate the evening in style, the Valentine’s menu will offer diners an elegant and romantic experience from start to finish.

Greeted with a glass of rose champagne on arrival, the five-course tasting menu will include dishes such as Orkney scallops, celeriac, pickled pear, shimeji mushrooms, and Rabbit and truffle tortellini, horseradish velouté, sorrel while the indulgent Hazelnut Plaisir sucré, chocolate syrup, biscuit, milk ice cream, is the perfect decadent finish.

Cost: Available for £125 per person.
Bookings: Please click here or phone 020 7877 7703 to make a reservation.

8 Enjoy a bespoke meal at Baptist Grill

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Spoil them silly with a bespoke menu at Baptist Grill. Ideal for indulging, the 4-course menu will commence with Lamb croquettes with dates and rose alongside a glass of bubbles from the Champagne trolley.

Choices of starter include the famed aphrodisiac of a Dozen Lindisfarne oysters, six natural and six with chorizo, to be shared between two, whilst main courses feature Cornish cod, soft dill crust, warm tartare sauce. 

To finish, enjoy include the Chocolate Tasting Selection of dark chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream, white chocolate and raspberry mousse with rose, milk chocolate and passion fruit mille-feuille. Who’s hungry?

Cost: £110 per person.
Bookings: Please visit baptistgrill.com to make a reservation.

9 Indulge them with a Michelin-starred Valentine’s at Angler


Renowned seafood restaurant Angler is serving a Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu full of seafood treats.

Starting with a glass of rosé champagne alongside Aged Beaufort and truffle gougeres, this will be followed by delicious plates including Squid ink cracker, taramasalata, Esplette pepper and Dorset crab, avocado, wasabi, nashi pear.

The star dish features Roast Cornish turbot, parsley root, smoked bacon, Scottish langoustines, whilst the final course includes a suitably pink Yorkshire rhubarb, Sable Breton, stem ginger, Greek basil.

Cost: £110 per person.
Bookings: Visit anglerrestaurant.com to make a reservation.

10 Feast upon five courses at Bryn Williams at Somerset House

Bryn Williams Somerset House

If you love seasonal ingredients, book a table at Bryn Williams at Somerset House will be to enjoy a five-course menu with glass of bubbles. .

Dishes will highlight premium, seasonal ingredients and feature the likes of Burratina, pickled beetroot and Lamb rump, confit lamb potato, butternut squash. To finish, guests can enjoy a suitably indulgent Chocolate bavarois with roses to share.

Cost: £79.50 per person.
Bookings: Visit bryn-somersethouse.co.uk to make a reservation.

11 Seduce with the sounds of live jazz at Anthracite martini lounge

Anthracite martini lounge

Music lovers, this one’s bound to delight. Newly launched martini lounge, Anthracite, at the stunning Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross is celebrating Valentine’s Day with special Valentine’s Day cocktails, a selection of luxurious sweet and savoury canapes and live jazz.

The romantic concoctions created by bar manager Balazs Nagy will be complemented by indulgent canape sharing plates, which will include Mottra sustainable Oscietra served with blinis and crème fraiche, as well as Duck bon bons with Korean BBQ sauce and delicious salted caramel truffles for dessert.

Bookings: Visit anthracitelounge.com to make a reservation.

12 Feast upon fabulousness at Frenchie Covent Garden

Frenchie Covent Garden

Ooh la la – celebrate Parisian style at Greg Marchand’s elegant and intimate modern French brasserie.

Greg’s stunning five-course tasting menu consists of Scottish diver scallops and Huntsham Court Farm sirloin with a vegetarian tasting menu (£80) also an option for the evening.

For a sweet finish Greg has created a special baked Alaska using Guittard chocolate as an indulgent Valentine’s Day treat. Oui, please!

Cost: £90 per person.
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.

13 Hit a high note with Northcote


Located in the Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, surrounded by miles of unspoiled and glorious countryside, sits the treasured boutique hotel Northcote, an idyllic spot to spend Cupid’s favourite day.

Guests can treat themselves to lunch or dinner together and for an extra special treat, they could spend the night in total luxury.

The Michelin-starred restaurant, headed up by Lisa Goodwin-Allen, has created a variety of special menus for lunch and dinner.

For lunch there is a choice between a 4 (£65.00pp) and 6 (£85.00pp) course menu and for dinner there is a fantastic 6 course tasting menu for £200 per couple, including a glass of Forget Brimont Brut Rose, 1er Cru Reims NV and gifts for the Valentine couple.

To top it off, Northcote are offering Bed & Breakfast for two (£150.00) with red roses for the room on request.

Bookings: Click here or phone 01254 240555 to make a reservation.

14  Surprise them with a Welsh 7-course culinary experience

Restaurant James Sommerin

Did someone say road trip? Michelin-starred Restaurant James Sommerin will be offering a surprise 7 course tasting menu for Valentine’s day.

Situated in Penarth, South Wales, the restaurant boasts stunning panoramic sea views creating the perfect romantic setting for an intimate dinner. From the menu – although a surprise – guests can expect to see dishes inspired by James’s love of classic French food with internationally-influenced flavours such as regular favourites of wood pigeon with black pudding, raspberry and beetroot, butter poached lobster, fennel and sweetcorn.

 The property also offers 9 beautiful rooms, each individually designed and most bosting wonderful views of the Severn – perfect for resting your head after the banquest.

Cost: £95 per person.
Bookings: Visit jamessommerinrestaurant.co.uk to make a reservation.

15 Spoil them silly with a stay at Palé Hall


Treat your loved one – and yourself – to a truly special break in the relaxing and romantic surroundings of Palé Hall, one of the finest country house hotels the UK.

Visit this historic house for an experience that’s certain to impress. Set right on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, the special Valentine’s package includes an overnight stay in of the sumptuous guest rooms.

As part of the stay, you will be greeted with a glass on fizz on arrival, welcome chocolates in the room and a 10-course Valentine’s tasting menu including fondue to share and salted caramel tart.

Cost: Stays from Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th February start from £395.  Non-resident tickets for the ten-course tasting menu cost £90.

Bookings: Visit palehall.co.uk or phone 01678 530285 to make a reservation.

16 Riverside Romance at Lympstone Manor


Escape the city and head to Devon for a stay at the incredible Lympstone Manor. With dishes courtesy of none other than Michael Caines, guests can take advantage of the Riverside Romance offer from £695 for a one-night stay (Sunday – Wednesday) in the boutique hotel of their dreams.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted with half a bottle of champagne (upgraded to a full bottle for a two-night stay) and are then invited to choose from any of the menus in the restaurant.

Dishes include butter poached Brixham turbot and loin of Powderham venison. As a Valentine’s gift from Lympstone Manor, guests will have the pleasure of chocolates and red roses in the room. Ooh la la.

Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.

17 Say ‘I Love You’ With The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Situated in the heart of Bath amidst the impressive 250-year-old Georgian architecture lies The Royal Crescent Hotel, a five-star haven of elegance and tranquillity.

Truly a place of romance, the Crescent Lawn to the front of the hotel is where Jane Austen is said to have penned some of her most famous novels and where honeymooners can enjoy spectacular views of Bath and the Cotswold hills with their very own Mr Darcey.

Couples can indulge in a romantic getaway with a ‘One Enchanted Evening’ package featuring an unforgettable six-course Valentine’s dinner followed by a leisurely English breakfast the next day.

Dishy details include:
• One night accommodation
• Full English breakfast
• Valentine’s Decadent Dinner, including 6 Course dinner, Tea, Coffee, Petit Fours and a  Glass of Taittinger Champagne.
• Unlimited access to our Spa & Bath House
• Valet parking

Cost: From £470 for 2 people in a Deluxe double room.
Bookings: royalcrescent.co.uk

18 Pop The Question With An Al Fresco Proposal in the Lake District

Why not make the most of that once in a lifetime experience with a romantic trip to the Lake District with Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, where the hotel’s stunning waterfall offers the perfect backdrop for the dream proposal.

Nestled in the heart of the enchanted Lake District, boasting cosy Scandi-inspired interiors and a brand-new state-of-the-art spa, Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa oozes romance, perfect for a couple’s escape.

If you’re planning to pop the question in style, nothing quite compares to the impressive Lodore Falls, which lies within the hotel grounds.

With the perfect backdrop in place as water cascades over the giant boulders behind, drop down to one knee and create the memory of a lifetime in your own special fairy-tale.

The Perfect Proposal Package includes:

Hundreds of rose petals & candles

A Bottle of Marniquet Carte D’or Champagne

Chocolate dipped strawberries

A dedicated proposal planner to assist with the arrangements

Romantic personalised sound track

Sumptuous 5-course candle-lit dinner in  the  outdoor gazebo

Overnight accommodation in spa suite

Access to the Falls Spa

Full English breakfast 

Cost: Prices from £599 (with a Saturday supplement of £100).

Bookings: To reserve this break, call 017687 87701 or email sales.lodorefalls@lakedistricthotels.net.

19 Satisfy their sweet tooth at The Chesterfield Mayfair

For sweethearts with a sweet tooth, The Chesterfield Mayfair’s Sweetshop Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to indulge in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.

Devour a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches, homemade chocolate chip and fruit scones with Cornish clotted cream and preserves served alongside homemade pastries and cupcakes.

Inspired by the nation’s favourite sweetshop staples, think Coca-Cola slices, chocolate fudge éclairs, peanut butter cups, and of course, love heart inspired macarons.

Extend the experience with The Mayfair hotel’s overnight Valentine’s experience , which includes a Sweetshop Afternoon Tea for two, romantically-inspired cocktails in the hotel’s Terrace Bar and a special sweets-inspired turndown with a bottle of Champagne.

Cost: £320 per room, per night. available for stays from 1 February – 28 February 2019. Bookings: Visit chesterfieldmafair.com or phone (0) 20 7958 7729 to make a reservation.

20 Indulge them with Italian at The Hari


Nestled amongst quintessentially British stucco mansions, The Hari is Belgravia’s best kept secret.

Ideal for an Italian feast, guests visiting for Valentine’s Day can enjoy a glass of champagne surrounded by twinkling lights at the hotel’s heated Garden Terrace, before indulging in a 7-course menu at Italian restaurant, il Pampero.

Start with an aphrodisiac appetiser of oysters and a dedicated cocktail, followed by a combination of starters to share.

Strozzapreti with Sardinian artichokes and bottarga is complemented by a second course of Cornish turbot fillet with Jerusalem artichokes and chard, a refreshing granita and an indulgent dark chocolate and passion fruit mousse.

Cost: Menu is priced at £150 for two people, drinks not included.
Bookings: To make a reservation please call 020 3189 4850 or email reservations@ilpampero.com.


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