Top Spots for Valentine’s in London
Valentine’s day is best celebrated with your loved ones, indulging in a delicious meal and a tipple or two, as we believe the best way to win someone’s heart is through the medium of food. If you’re spending it with your partner, best friend or group of gal(entine)s, we have rounded up a few of the restaurants we’ve fallen for over the years.
- Skygarden, London Bridge
With its panoramic views of the city, the Skygarden bar and restaurant is potentially one of London’s most romantic places and therefore a top choice of where to spend the special day. Choose from a range of packages, starting from a themed Valentine’s day cocktail for just £15pp and ranging to a full seven course meal with wine pairing if you fancy taking it to the next level (pardon the pun…). They will also have a DJ providing house music late into the night for if you fancy staying UP a little later (okay puns over).
Where: 1 SKY GARDEN WALK, London EC3M 8AF
- OXO Restaurant, Waterloo
This year Oxo Restaurant, which is proud to be celebrating 25 years since opening, will be taking Valentine’s day to new heights, hosting the evening on the 8th floor. Their famous city backdrop of twinkling lights combined with chilled Champagne and mellow tunes is the perfect setting to cheers the occasion with your loved one. The three-course menu will include a variety of mouth-watering dishes; our top picks include the melted smoked burrata, hand-dived scallops and a dry-aged beef fillet(*closes mouth). If that wasn’t enough to sway you, there will also be live jazz music accompanying the night. It doesn’t get more romantic than that.
Where: Barge House St, London SE1 9PH
- Duck & Waffle, Liverpool St.
Duck & Waffle is offering a special five course menu curated by Executive Chef Elliott Grover. Starting with crispy polenta and truffle mayonnaise, followed by your choice of main including their signature crispy leg confit, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup, mini brioche lobster roll with spicy Marie Rose sauce and finishing off with a pecan-coffee crunch bar, mascarpone mousse, coffee cremeux and maple ice cream. It’s a thing of beauty.
Where: 110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY
- Sam’s Riverside, Hammersmith
Sam’s Riverside is offering a ‘Superb Valentine’s Day Feast’. You will be greeted with a ‘You Had Me At Hello’ cocktail served with canapés followed by a three-course menu. The modern British menu will feature some tantalising options, from Carlingford oysters to roasted wild seabass and a Yorkshire rhubarb souffle. Their expansive bar and river views will create the perfect setting for a romantic evening for you and your special someone to enjoy a delicious meal and make your way through their extensive wine list.
Where: 1 Crisp Rd, London W6 9DN