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We’ve rounded up a list of fantastic restaurants, which are perfect for a romantic Valentines day setting.

Valentine’s Weekend at The Orangery

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From Friday 12th until Sunday 14th February, The Orangery at Kensington Palace will be putting on a special Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, orange-scented and currant scones served with Cornish clotted cream and English strawberry jam, a heart shaped sponge cake, macarons, and finally, a chocolate delice. The tea stands will also be decorated with rose petals.

On the Sunday, there will also be a harpist playing between 2 – 4pm.

Prices are:
£28 / person Orangery Afternoon tea
£38 / person for Royal Afternoon tea (with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut NV)

Perkin Reveller

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The Valentine’s Menu at British restaurant Perkin Reveller – which sits on the historic Tower Wharf at the Tower of London – will be available exclusively on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February at £45 per person for three courses.

The menu is as follows:

  • Cauliflower soup, mustard seeds, pickled florets
  • Beef carpaccio, pickled girolles, wild rocket, truffle pecorino
  • Orange & butter poached salmon, blood orange & watercress salad
  • Salmon & lobster ravioli, bisque, herb oil
  • Glazed leek & pea tart, poached duck’s egg
  • Lamb rump, carrot puree, broad beans, candied figs
  • Mixed berries, prosecco sabayon
  • Pistachio & dark chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream
  • British cheese selection, quince jelly, oats crackers

Embrace the romance of the River Thames with Le Pont de la Tour and Thames Limo

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Renowned French restaurant Le Pont de la Tour, which has recently re-launched following an extensive refurbishment, has partnered with Thames Limo, a bespoke water limousine charter service on the Thames, to offer guests the perfect alternative to a traditional proposal, engagement party, anniversary or special occasion. London’s latest water limousine, sporting the unmistakable Union Jack hull, has been especially adapted with sleek styling and elegant fitting, and will provide guests with a memorable river voyage and a stylish arrival and/or departure from Le Pont de la Tour.

Upon arrival at Le Pont de la Tour, guests will be greeted with creative cocktails and a wonderful four course menu from head chef Frederick Forster. To book a table and arrange your private river cruise to or from Le Pont de La Tour, please contact Ana Afonso on 020 7940 1833 or email: anaa@danddlondon.com. Fees start from £700 per hour and the Thames Limo can accommodate up to 8 people. http://www.lepontdelatour.co.uk/

Dirty Lovin’ Specials at Dirty Bones

This Valentine’s weekend, Dirty Bones restaurants will be offering their new Dirty Lovin’ specials, including the Sugar Daddy Cocktail (Bombay Sapphire, Cointreau, lemon, Lillet Rouge and egg white, served in a glass rimmed with popping candy and hundreds & thousands, £9.50). Guests will also be able to enjoy the Banana Toblerone-Tella Waffles(caramelised banana, Toblerone-tella, blueberry jam, peanut butter gelato, and crushed nuts served on a freshly baked waffle, £7.50) *normally only available on the weekend brunch menu! (The Sugar Daddy cocktail and Waffles will be available as a la carte features all day/evening at Carnaby from 12th-14th February, and in Kensington on evening 12th , all day 13th, and day only 14th February). www.dirty-bones.com/Valentines

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Mayfair favourite Tokimeite

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Situated in the heart of Mayfair, on Conduit street, the newly opened Japanese restaurant Tokimeitē will invite guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a fabulous set menu, priced at £80 per head. Highlights from the menu includeWagyu Rei Shabu – thinly sliced Wagyu shabu shabu garnished with ponzu jelly and edible flowers; a table simmeredWagyu Sukiyaki served with onion and watercress in miso dashi with a side of creamy truffle sauce and a variety of sashimi sets and sushi rolls. To book a table, please visit:  www.tokimeite.com

Ember Yard

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Cosy and beautifully decorated, the fourth restaurant from Salt Yard Group, Ember Yard, is the perfect location for Valentine’s Day. Ember Yard takes inspiration from Spanish and Italian methods of cooking over charcoal and is located at number 60 Berwick Street (in the heart of Soho). It is a lovely two storey restaurant and bar, with an open plan kitchen on the ground floor and a cool and cosy bar on the lower ground floor. To book a table, please visit: http://emberyard.co.uk/

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Blanchette, Soho

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On Valentine’s Day, the quintessentially Parisian bistro Blanchette will offer its beautifully decorated space, filled with romantically ambient lighting, good vibes and bags of charm. Blanchette will be serving the usual a la carte menu as well as some delicious specials, including a chocolate fondue. To book a table, please visit: http://www.blanchettesoho.co.uk/

Book your own personal chef this Valentine’s Day with La Belle Assiette

This Valentine’s day, La Belle Assiette is offering an alternative to crammed dining rooms and overpriced “special” menus, by giving customers the chance to hire their own personal chef for the big occasion. With the restaurant industry bracing itself for one of the busiest nights in the calendar, diners can dodge the hordes while enjoying a romantic, restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of their own homes, prepared, served and cleared away by one of an extensive database of professional chefs.

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Once you’ve chosen from one of the website’s huge range of set menus, your personal chef will buy fresh ingredients, prepare your meal and act as waiter for the evening, leaving you free to sit back and enjoy the occasion with your other half. Planning some extra flourishes to crank up the wow factor even further? Just tell your chef in advance and they’ll help however they can. They’ll even do the washing up, leaving you to enjoy the evening safe in the knowledge the bill and the cleaning has already been taken care of. And if you book between February 1 – 14, you’ll receive a complimentary bouquet of flowers, for maximum brownie points…

With over 200 chefs on La Belle Assiette’s roster, you can treat your loved one to the cuisine of their choice, from Nordic to Nepalese, with a host of carefully crafted set menus available to select at the click of a button. Better still, said menus can be personally customised, ensuring that all dietary requirements are easily catered for. To browse through the range of Valentine’s menus available, visit labelleassiette.co.uk

Big Fernand recaptures that lovin’ feeling with Le Valentin

When it comes to romance and fine food, there’s very little you can teach a Frenchman, which is why French “Hamburgé” specialists Big Fernand have decided to draw on their Gallic know-how to whip up a Valentine’s Day special sure to set pulses racing. Introducing… Le Valentin, guaranteed to take your breath away this February.
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A signature Big Fernand patty of freshly minced Charolais beef is topped with wild mushrooms, sweet mayonnaise and Neufchatel (a heart-shaped cheese hailing from Normandy), served in a poppy-seed bun and finished with chives and an aphrodisiac flourish of truffle oil. Très délicieux, non?
Music is not the food of love… it’s burgers. French burgers. And Le Valentin? It’s just about as French a burger as you could ask for.
Priced at £10 the Le Valentin burger will be available at Big Fernand from February 13 – 29. www.bigfernand.co.uk
BRGR.CO Afternoon (Tea) Delight

A unique meal for two comprising of three sexy sliders (beef, chicken and salmon), some frisky fries and a threesome of decadent desserts. You can cool that red-hot heat with mini versions of a pink bellini, a strawberry milkshake and an iced tea. This cool and creative meal is running on Valentine’s Day from 15:00 to 17:30, and is priced at £34.

So if you’re looking for a quirky date; haven’t been seeing each other for long enough to warrant a serious romantic evening; don’t want to be surrounded by soppy couples; or are just going out with someone who loves burgers (they’re a keeper) then the Valentine’s BRGR.CO Afternoon (Tea) Delight should be the first thing on your romance radar.

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