Our Guide to Valentine’s Day 2019
The Cleveland Arms
Enjoy a non-cheesy Valentine’s Day with us on Thursday 14 February. We’ve put together a sharing menu, featuring ‘St Vasst Oysters’ to start, followed by ‘Brown Crab, Mussels & Taglierini and Braised Lamb Shank, Puy Lentils, Purple Sprouting Broccoli & Anchovy’. Worried about sharing dessert? Don’t worry you’ll get your own ‘Lemon Tart, Poached Rhubarb & Creme Fraiche’.
Price: £35 per person
Harry’s Bar, James Street
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Harry’s Bar James Street is launching a limited edition ‘Toadstool in Love’ dessert; a romantic take on one of its most popular desserts. A white chocolate dome encases Mascarpone cream, fresh strawberries, strawberry jelly and meringue, served on a vanilla parfait base and topped off with a drizzle of strawberry coulis. Post-dessert make sure to cosy up on Harry’s outdoor loveseat – the perfect spot to snap a picture with your Valentine.
Price: ‘Toadstool in Love’ £10
Availability: Monday, 11th to Sunday, 17th February 2019
Wild Food Café Islington
Wild Food Café Islington will be transforming natural aphrodisiacs into a 5-course tasting menu featuring ‘Raw Dark Chocolate’, ‘Artichoke Hearts’ and ‘Sea Buckthorn Sorbet’.
Price: £55 per person + service
If words cannot ‘espresso’ how much someone means to you, how about a personalised bag of craft coffee from Caravan? Simply upload a name or initials, and a special location – e.g. where you first met or the place of your first kiss – and Caravan will deliver to your door.
‘It Takes Two To Taco’ at Wahaca this Valentine’s Day, with the Veggie Valentines Menu or Street Food Lover’s Valentines Menu. Get ready to spice things up with ‘Poblano pepper tacos’, ‘Buttermilk chicken tacos’ and ‘Trealy Farm chorizo quesadilla’, all washed down with a ‘Hibiscus fizz’ and ‘Freshly shaken Margaritas’.
Price: Veggie Valentine’s Menu £19 pp / Street Food Lover’s Valentine’s Menu £20 pp
What could be more romantic than a French feast this Valentine’s Day? Tout suit to Sardine for ‘Raw Oysters and Bergamot’ and ‘Veal Chops, Truffle Butter and Salsify Gratin’. The pièce de résistance? A ‘Tarte Tatin’ baked to order for two to share…. C’est l’amour!
Raise a toast to your loved one at Spring with a ‘Candied Rose Petal Bellini’ and feast on romantic specials including ‘Oysters served with a Horseradish Creme Fresh and Rhubarb Batons’ and a ‘Baked Alaska’ for two.
The chefs at Carousel will serve a selection of specials throughout the day. Can’t decide? Don’t worry, Carousel has got your back with its ‘Let Us Choose’ option. Sit back and enjoy the company of your date whilst the team curate your meal, offering delicious wine pairing options too.
Price: £35 per person
Head down to Greenwich and treat your date to Craft’s romantic tasting menu, filled with dishes set to impress like ‘Curry Salt Scallop, Crab Veloute, Tokyo Turnip & Squid Ink’ and ‘Pump Street Chocolate Mousse, Smoked Bacon Ice Cream, Hazelnut & Orange’.
Price: Valentine’s Day Menu £48 pp
Art Yard Bar & Kitchen
Chef Lee Streeton has devised a number of dishes perfect for sharing with a loved one this Valentine’s Day at Art Yard Bar & Kitchen, try the ‘Whole Baked Turbot with Fennel and Tomatoes’ and finish with a ‘White Chocolate Bomb with Yorkshire Rhubarb’. Guests booking a table for the night will be offered a complimentary Rosolio cocktail of Hambledon, Italicus and Blackcurrant Champagne Shrub with dessert.
Price: Sharing mains prices at £60 for two people