VALENTINE’S DAY 2022
VALENTINE’S DAY 2022
Valentine’s Day art afternoon tea at Mirror Room at Rosewood London
Mirror Room, the stylish all-day dining room housed inside luxury hotel Rosewood London, will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu this February. Mirror Room’s current Yayoi Kusama inspired Art Afternoon Tea will receive a romantic Valentine’s Day twist this year for those looking to celebrate the occasion with a loved one. Priced at £75 per person, guests can expect a selection of Japanese sandwiches from Chicken teriyaki and spring onion to Crispy rice cracker, yuzu avocado and keta caviar as well as classic pastries and show stopping cakes influenced by Kusama’s works, all reimagined in a red and pink colour palette to mark the occasion. The menu is accompanied by a glass of fizz or 0% alcohol sparkling wine, so guests can toast the special day.
The Valentine’s Day menu is available from 12:00 – 17:45 on the 12th, 13th & 14th February. To book visit rosewood hotels.com.
BAR DES PRES
Indulge in elegant truffle dishes at Bar des Pres
Bar des Pres, the intimate Franco/East Asian restaurant in Mayfair, has added a number of new delectable Perigord truffle dishes to the menu – the perfect way to indulge on a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. Be at the centre of the action at the counter, or book one of the intimate booth tables. Enjoy roasted hand-dived scallops and Jerusalem artichokes on a bed of silky velouté, elegantly topped with wafer thin slices of black Perigord truffle, and Artichoke salad made with yuzu truffle vinaigrette, rocket and pine nuts. Sides are given the luxury treatment too, as black truffle is both lavishly stirred into the signature mash potato and then plentifully shaved on top. Finish the evening with classic French desserts like the perfectly crisp Vanilla Mille-Feuille or a traditional chocolate souffle.
Intimate Latin American Jazz night at Amazonico London
On Monday 14th February, Latin American restaurant Amazonico will host The Palm Swing Jazz Club, where guests can enjoy the seductive sounds of Samba and smokey jazz throughout dinner. Tastebuds will be tantalised with Amazonico’s Latin American inspired menu from elevated street food staples to traditional plates, as well as a variety of sharing dishes perfect for this romantic occasion. Indulge in Navajas: Marinated Razor clams, corn gazpacho and vegetable escabeche; Causa de Vieiras: Hand dive scallops and purple potatoes served with an acevichado caviar sauce; Lubina al Mojo: Pan fried wild caught sea bass, cassava and white tucupi. For a sweet end to the meal, guests will be treated to Bocado de la selva, a coconut steam cake with chili infused mango and kaffir lime ganache. Guests are welcome to finish their evening in the Lounge, enjoy the sounds from the band while sipping on some of the bar’s signature cocktails.
Garden House at Graduate Cambridge
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Garden House
Garden House, the new restaurant set within the Graduate Hotel in Cambridge will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a fantastic variety of delicious sharing specials. Guests will be able to dine from their a la carte menu as well as experiencing the new dishes especially for Valentine’s day, these will include; oysters with a rhubarb mignonette, Sirloin with truffled bordelaise sauce and a delightful Chocolate & olive oil delice with buckwheat ice cream. To celebrate this day all guests that dine at Garden House will receive a complimentary glass of fizz as a special treat. These specials will be on the menu from the 11th February until the 14th so there is plenty of time to enjoy these new dishes.
For more information and to book please visit the website here.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Le Comptoir Robuchon
Six-course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings and Live Jazz Music
Le Comptoir Robuchon, the Mayfair restaurant endorsing the legacy of chef Joël Robuchon with modern, innovative and seasonal recipes, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special six-course tasting menu and live jazz music. The perfect setting to mark the occasion, guests can expect a collection of indulgent dishes created by the restaurant’s Head Chef Dario Avenca while being serenaded by Jazz singer Kerry Jo and her guitarist as they perform the classics.
To start, guests will be welcomed with a glass of rosé Champagne or a cocktail of their choosing, including two special Valentine’s Day creations on the day. Expertly crafted by Le Comptoir’s bar team, sip on the Valentina, a blend of Chase grapefruit gin, Italicus, Sassy cider, rose petal syrup and cranberry or the Valentino, a mix of Tapatio tequila, lime cordial and grapefruit bitter. The six-course menu will offer dishes such as:
Le Crabe – crab, sea urchin, finger lime and caviar
La Truffe – slow cooked egg, black truffle, parmesan rice cake
L’Agneau – cannon of lamb, potato pissaladière, olive jus, ginger bouillon
Le Litchi – lychee, raspberry mousse, rose water
Le Comptoir Robuchon’s Valentine’s Day menu is available on 14th February from 12pm-2:30pm and from 5:30pm – 11pm. The six-course menu is priced at £160pp, with wine pairings an additional £125pp or £195pp. A vegetarian menu is also available. Jazz singer Kerry Jo will perform from 8pm. Bookings must be made in advance. To book, please visit the link here.
Valentine’s Day at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro London
This Valentine’s Day, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro London will be honouring the romantic day with a special menu created by chef Andrea Campani. Guests will be able to dine from a selection of authentic Italian dishes including; Oysters, Sears Hand-dived scallops with foie gras and balm truffle. In true Italian style, there will also be two decadent pasta dishes on the menu including; Beetroot cappellacci filled with lobster and fresh burrata and a Gnocchi al ragù. For those with a sweeth tooth, diners will be able to round off their perfect Valentine’s evening with a Raspberry and white chocolate millefeuille.
The expert bar team at Il Borro have also created two exclusive cocktails for the Valentines weekend including the Inamorati which translates as lovers and The Musa cocktail.
There will be two menu options, one priced at £125pp which will include the aperitivo, an antipasto, one pasta, a main course and a dessert. The second menu will be priced at £143pp which will also include a bottle of Perrier Jouet Champagne.
For more information and to book, please visit the website here
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with TOKii’s Japanese-inspired Afternoon Tea
TOKii, the Japanese fusion restaurant housed inside the 5-star hotel The Prince Akatoki London in Marylebone, will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a spectacular afternoon tea. Guests can expect a unique offering boasting Japanese flavours. Savoury dishes will include; Smoked salmon blinis with yuzu créme fraiche and dill, Chicken teriyaki bunm tuna nigiri and more. For those with a sweet tooth, TOKii’s afternoon tea will not disappoint. There will be sweet treats such as Yuzu and passionfruit macaron, Buttermilk panna cotta with elderflower jelly, strawberries, sesame tuile and many more. In true afternoon tea style the menu will also have scones to enjoy with jam and clotted cream.
With tranquillity at the forefront, The Prince Akatoki London and TOKii offer a one-of-a-kind urban sanctuary for guests to relax, eat, drink and unwind with loved ones for Valentine’s.
TOKii’s Valentine’s Day afternoon tea is priced at £32pp, or £46pp with a glass of Thiénot Champagne, or the menu that will be £32 which will not include a glass of fizz. For more information and to book, please visit the website here.
Opening especially for Valentine’s Day dinner at Al Mare, Executive Chef Marco Calenzo has designed a lavish seven-course seafood tasting menu that takes you on a journey across the Italian Riviera to celebrate love. Expect oysters, fresh lobster and many surprises along the way. Combining exquisite flavour and luxurious ingredients, Al Mare will be offering a true gastronomic experience, accompanied by a live jazz band to seduce the ears as well as the tastebuds.
St Valentine’s Menu at Al Mare is £125 per person.
THE ALICE, OXFORD
This Valentine’s Day The Alice , the all-day dining restaurant and bar serving classic British dishes, as interpreted by Chris Emer, former Executive Sous at Pollen Street Social, have created a special Valentine’s menu, which will be available 11-14th February. Seasonally driven, and largely supported by local farmers and suppliers from Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, The Alice is set within the The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels®, and is the perfect spot for destination diners to escape the city, or locals seeking out a special dinner. Valentine’s dishes will include
- Hot & cold Porthilly oyster, mignonette dressing, herb emulsion, lime (half-dozen) £16
- Côte de Boeuf, oxtail mac & cheese, chili tenderstem broccoli, triple cooked chips £75
- Chocolate & pistachio, white chocolate aero, cocoa nib, creme fraiche £10
- Rhubarb & cardamom custard £9
All guests dining on the 14th will also receive a complimentary glass of fizz and a special Chef’s creation which will be brought to the table as a surprise for loved ones. There will also be in-room treats and packages available for those looking to extend their evening within the newly redesigned hotel.
The restaurant’s sister bars, The Snug and The Morse Bar, will also be open for cosy pre-dinner cocktails or after-dinner drinks. On Sunday 13th February the restaurant will open late with bookings taken until 9pm.
The Alice at The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels® will be serving Valentine’s menus from 11-14th February. Reservations on the 14th will receive complimentary fizz and chef’s special to the table.. Reservations are now open via www.thealiceoxford.com
PERGOLA ON THE WHARF, VALENTINE’S BY CANDLELIGHT
This Valentine’s Day at Pergola On The Wharf will be a magical affair, softly lit by candlelight and accompanied by a string quartet playing classic love songs. Treat the important person in your life to a delicious 3 course Valentine’s day special set menu and soak up the beautiful surroundings on the most romantic occasion of the year.
Pergola on the Wharf,Crossrail Pl, London E14 5AR, @pergolalondon
THE PRINCE, FAMOUS FIRST WORDS, VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL
After a complete sell out Christmas edition Famous First Words is back by popular demand at London’s favourite party pub, The Prince. The Prince is delighted to present a special Valentines edition of Famous First Words; the raucous live singing game-show hosted by master entertainers Tim & Gendle featuring all of the best love and breakup songs. The event is free to enter, fun to play and hilarious to watch, a good mind for lyric recollection could see you winning it all in front of a boisterous crowd at The Prince. Just remember, it’s not karaoke and you don’t need a voice like Tom Jones to take part, just lyric knowledge and some dutch-courage! It’s the perfect event for couples, singles and large groups.
Reservations here: https://www.theprincelondon.com/bookings/ @theprincelondon
The Prince, West Brompton. 14 Lillie Road
VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE PRODUCTS
Doisy & Dam Valentine’s Gift Bundle
This year, gift a loved one with Doisy & Dam’s exclusive Valentine’s Gift Bundle [£12]. The dark chocolate connoisseurs have made gifting easy this year with the release of their Valentine’s kit, including a box of their signature melty smooth Dark Chocolate Truffles shelled with a soft centre and finished off with a pinch of salt and a box of their Salted Caramel Truffles. The newest product in the range, the Salted Caramel Truffles, are encased in a chocolate shell, are smooth and sweet with a salty twist. Here the team have reimagined well-known classics, made it vegan and without the palm oil.
All Doisy & Dam chocolate is palm oil free, vegan, non GMO and made with ethically sourced chocolate. They are also proud to be a B Corp certified company. Making their chocolates an ideal gift this Valentine’s Day.
The Valentine’s Gift Bundle is available to order exclusively online at www.doisyanddam.com