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Valentine’s Day – it’s all soppy cards, last-minute chocolates and couples canoodling in overbooked restaurants, right? Wrong! Whether you enjoy this celebration of love, or think it’s a shameless invention by confectionary companies, Valentine’s Day is going to happen, so embrace it! And to help you along, we’ve got five suggestions for something a little different.
The Saucy Celebration: Valentine’s Weekend Love-In with Randall and Aubin
This Valentine’s Day, why not immerse yourself in the three S’s – Soho, Sauciness and Seafood – with the ever popular and ravishingly risqué restaurant, Randall and Aubin. This Soho staple has already got legions of fans thanks to its warm welcome, delicious food and tongue-in-cheek touches like the giant Disco ball rotating above diners.
And now you can indulge in a special menu of aphrodisiac delights, such as oysters, a sharing plate of Salmon and Caviar, and Sea Urchins (favoured by the Greeks, apparently). What’s more, guests can opt in to be part of a prize draw, where winners get a goodie bag of XXX treats. Bookings being taken on Sunday.
The Quirky Date: Afternoon (Tea) Delight with BRGR.CO
What could suggest ‘I want you’ more than seduction by sliders? This Valentine’s Day, BRGR.CO have created a special Afternoon (Tea) Delight, where couples can enjoy a cool and quirky meal comprising of three burger sliders each, crunchy fries, a threesome of desserts (oo er) and desirable drinks such as a strawberry milkshake, bellini and iced tea – perfect for if you’re getting hot under the collar.
Guaranteed to assure any date that you’ve got a fun – and foodie – side, bookings are being taken on Sunday 14th from 15:00 to 17:30, and is priced at £34 per couple. Bewitch then with burgers and flirt over fries – what could be more romantic?
The Boozy Rendezvous: Bottomless Brunch with Drake & Morgan
How do you like your eggs in the morning? Poached, and on top of crushed avo would most likely be the popular answer of this last year. Now you can Brunch it up with Bae at any of the D&M sites around the city, where for £25 you can indulge in a feast of luxurious dishes (Lobster? Check. Salmon & caviar? Check), as well as good old brekkie classics such as bacon sarnies or pancakes with maple syrup.
And, to keep the flirtation flowing, the price also includes bottomless Bloody Marys and Bellinis. So, if that's not a reason to get out of bed on Valentine’s Day, then I don't know what is.
The Lavish Celebration: Ultimate Proposal at Sky Garden
If you’ve been well and truly struck by Cupid’s arrow, and intend to get down on one knee this Valentine’s Day, then make sure to do it in ultimate style. For a proposal they will never forget – and that is organised down to the last detail for your ease – how about a helicopter tour around London followed by dinner in a private dining room high above the city, served by your own personal butler?
Yep, for a starting price of £8000, every details of this glitzy evening (from the limousine ride to the diamond ring), can be organised to your specification. If that sounds a little out of your league then fear not – you can still rev up the romance factor with Fenchurch restaurant’s five-course menu, served on level 37 of the iconic Walkie Talkie building.
Getting Personal with a Private Chef: The Alternative Night In with La Belle Assiette
Heading out on Valentine’s Day certainly isn’t for everyone – in fact, a relaxing night in might earn you ultimate brownie points. If you still want to show you’ve made an effort without, er, making too much of an effort, then call upon the chefs at La Belle Assiette. Simply choose your menu from the huge range on the website and then you’re free to sit back and woo your way through the date as your personal chef buys fresh ingredients, prepares your meal and acts as waiter for the evening.
They’ll even help with the clearing up and, if you book between February 1 – 14, you’ll receive a complimentary bouquet of flowers. Convenient, caring and cosy - just avoid the Netflix and chill line.