Escape the city this Valentine’s Day

Cliveden House, Taplow

Valentine’s Tasting Menu: £97.50 pp

Dinner 9-10 & 16-17 February, Lunch & Dinner 14 February

“The best view from a restaurant in Berkshire and some of the very best food too from André Garrett” create huge “romantic” appeal for the dining room of this famous mansion. So what better place to celebrate the most romantic day of the year? Cliveden House is offering a tasting menu, including poached Devon oyster, lightly spiced native lobster and rhubarb vanilla cheesecake. A Valentine’s Day afternoon tea is also available from £37.


Tyddyn Lan, Llandrillo

Six course tasting menu, bed & breakfast: £330-390

Enjoy Bryan Webb’s outstanding cuisine at this “comfortable country hotel” in a “tranquil location”. The special gourmet package includes a half bottle of Champagne and chocolates in your room on arrival, followed by a six-course tasting menu, coffee and petits fours, overnight accommodation with full breakfast the following morning.


Whatley Manor, Easton Grey

Valentine’s Tasting Menu: £110 pp

14-15 February

The Dining Room at this luxurious Wiltshire retreat is offering a special tasting menu, while its more informal restaurant, Grey’s Brasserie is offering three courses for £60. On 15 February Whatley Manor will also host a Parisian Night in The Green Room with guest chef Martin Caws. Dishes include: Lemon sole Grenobloise and veal cheek bourguignon, boulangère (£60).


The Salutation Hotel & Restaurant, Sandwich

Overnight stay & Tasting Menu: £149 pp

9-17 February

Head to this boutique hotel in a Grade-I listed stately home for an overnight stay and Valentine’s tasting menu. Dishes include: scallops, pigeon, and cheese soufflé – £48 pp or overnight & tasting menu £149 pp. Champagne afternoon tea will also be available (£29 pp).


Moor Hall, Aughton

Three courses & glass of Cava £45 pp

15-17 February

The Barn at Moor Hall – the North West’s new culinary star from ex-L’Enclume head chef Mark Birchall – is offering three courses and a glass of Cava for lunch and dinner on 14 February, and dinner from 15-17 February. The regular tasting menu will be available in Moor Hall from £70 pp.


Chewton Glen, New Milton

Valentine’s Tasting Menu £145 pp

10-17 February

This luxury country hotel in Hampshire is “an old favourite that always delivers” so it’s the perfect place for a Valentine’s break. From 10-17 February Chewton Glen is offering a five course tasting menu with matching wines. Dishes include: poached Carlingford Lough oysters, caviar and cucumber, and crab and lobster lasagne. A Valentine’s Afternoon tea is available (from £45 on 14 February, as well as a Champagne cookery class (£155).


The Lygon Arms, Broadway

Valentine’s Tasting Menu £65 pp

10-18 February

Where better to spend Valentine’s Day than a beautiful Cotswolds retreat? The Lygon Arms is offering a five course tasting menu, dishes include: Coln Valley smoked salmon, scallops and coriander ceviche, lobster cocktail; Romanesco, sprouting broccoli, artichokes, curly kale, redcurrant jus, and Pink grapefruit gin, chocolate and popping candy, rose water and raspberry jelly, lemon and passionfruit posset. Afternoon Tea will also be available from £30.


The Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms, Whitebrook

Dinner bed and breakfast from £278

13-18 February

Chef Chris Harrod’s Valentine’s tasting menu takes inspiration from the beautiful rural surroundings of The Wye Valley, with many ingredients locally foraged. It’s a magical setting in the middle of the countryside, yet just 2.5 hours from London. An extra treat: a trip out into the countryside with expert forager Henry Ashby to seek out wild and wonderful ingredients destined for the menu, £50 per person, call the restaurant to book.

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