Where To Dine And What To Do This Valentine’s Day – London ❤️
17 Jan 2023
Michelin-Starred Masterclass at Benares Mayfair
Perfect for couples who love to cook together, book a Michelin-starred seafood cooking experience at Benares Mayfair on Sunday 12th February. Hosted by Executive Chef Sameer Taneja, get access to his top tips and tricks whilst you make spectacular Indian dishes. After the class, head to the main dining room for a romantic table for two.
Sunday 12th February from 10am-1pm. Price: £225pp – additional guests for lunch only at £50 per person.
‘Moulin Rouge’ screening at the Gaucho Film Club, Charlotte Street
Fall in love and fire up all the feels at an extra special Valentine’s Gaucho Film Club screening at the Charlotte Street restaurant. Sit back and soak up every scene from award-winning, Moulin Rouge, all whilst tucking into perfectly paired plates and tipples inspired by the movie.
Saturday 11th February. Price: £65pp
Doggy Speed Dating at M Victoria
Make a connection that lasts fur-ever with M Victoria’s unique Doggy Speed Dating on Monday 13th February. Vet potential matches whilst assessing whether your pooch is compatible with theirs with 10-minute speed dating sessions – dogs after all make for great icebreakers. Tickets are £15 and include entry to the event alongside two drinks plus a tasty treat for your loyal companion.
Monday 13th February at 6:30pm. Price: £15pp
DINNER & MUSIC
Delicious Dishes at RAILS Restaurant, King’s Cross
Three courses and live music are on the menu for Valentine’s at RAILS Restaurant at the Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross. Take your pick from lobster thermidor and venison tartare to showstopping mains of grilled fillet steak, seared halibut or wild mushroom and truffle gnocchi. Finish with a chocolate mille-feuille, rum baba or poached pear and vanilla rice pudding. All this will be enjoyed to the soundtrack of toe-tapping tunes from the Rocca Brother’s Vocal Trio, playing from 7pm – 9pm.
Tuesday 14th February. Price: £65 pp
Live roaming band at 100 Wardour Street
With two bespoke three-course menus, featuring dishes of charcoal grilled whole sea bream, smoked aubergine with Romesco sauce, and Thai lobster herb curry, guests dining in the restaurant can enjoy live music from J Sol & the Gang, whilst those in the Bar & Lounge can dedicate a song to their loved one and be serenaded at their table with the live roaming band, BARBERPOP.
Tuesday 14th February. Priced from: £70pp
Sky-High Romance at Sky Garden
Take in glittering, panoramic views of The City at Sky Garden 35 storeys up. Choose from a standing access package with a glass of Moet & Chandon Rosé (£22) or book a table for two and enjoy a sharing board and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, alongside a live DJ (£150). Alternatively, opt for one of the decadent dining packages, including elevated fine-dining menus from Head Chef Kerth Gumbs at Fenchurch or relaxed yet refined dishes at Darwin Brasserie.
Tuesday 14th February. Priced from: £22pp
Love in the Air at Bōkan 37
Dine amongst the clouds 37 floors up at award-winning sky-high bar and restaurant, Bōkan in Canary Wharf. Indulge in a delicious seven-course tasting menu (£150pp) that puts the spotlight on impeccably soured British produce from Executive Chef Robert Manea. Menu highlights include sweetheart cabbage, sauerkraut, burnt mayo; cod cheek, ras el hanout, lemon condiment; and chocolate and orange bon bon, with a glass of champagne.
Tuesday 14th February from 7pm. Price: £150pp
Scandinavian spread at Aquavit London
For a special Scandinavian spread, head to Aquavit London for Nordic sharing plates by Head Chef Jonas Karlsson. Dishes include Jersey rock oysters with lingonberry granita and pickled shallots; Chateaubriand wellington with red wine & anchovy jus, black truffle, green beans and potato gratin; or whole roasted sea bass with slated cucumbers and dill potatoes. For a swoon-worthy sip, be sure to also snap up the vodka and Italicus-based cocktail special, Lavender Haze (£15).
Saturday 11th – Tuesday 14th February