The best of London’s Valentine’s Day menus

Enoteca Turi SW1

Valentine’s Menu: 3 courses £52.50

This Valentine’s Day pay a visit to Giuseppi and Pamela Turi’s Pimlico venture which  “has magnificently managed the tumultuous move from Putney to near Sloane Square”, and offers Sig. Turi’s “wonderful wine list, embellished by his own personal remarks”, alongside a “trusty northern Italian menu”.

The Turi’s special Valentine’s menu includes dishes like: Seared squid, warm Castelluccio lentil salad and chilli dressing; Pappardelle with duck ragout simmered in red wine and herbs; Sirloin of dry-aged beef with Swiss chard, salsa peposa and Controne beans all’uccelletto; and Chocolate and hazelnut cake with sour cherries and vanilla ice cream.

 

Les 110 de Taillevent W1

Valentine’s Menu: £67 pp

14-18 February

This Valentine’s Day, transport yourself to France with a luxurious six-course menu. Highlights include: Duck foie-gras mi cuit served with Clementine, pistachio and toasted brioche, Scallops Tartare served with Apple, celeriac and watercress and indulgent Pomme D’Amour – the French ‘apple of love’ consisting of mousse and caramelised apple, served alongside a delicious granny smith sorbet. 

And of course no visit to Les 110 de Taillevent would be complete without sampling some of their 110 vintages. Wine packages include the Discovery wine pairing at £55, or the Prestige wine pairing at £95.

 

Corrigan’s Mayfair W1

Valentine’s Menu: £120 pp

Kitchen Library: £500 min spend

A cosy dinner table tucked into the restaurant kitchen ticks all the boxes for a private dinner with minimal effort. Guests can watch the Corrigan’s Mayfair chefs hard at work, yet feel as if they are dining in their own private dining room. Bookable for two during Valentine’s week, min spend £500.

Restaurant diners won’t be left out though – a five course tasting menu (£120pp) with wine pairings (£90pp) will include canapes and petits fours as well as dishes of Venison tartare, Wild turbot and Spiced Mallard and more.

 

Dickie’s Bar W1

At Dickies Bar, Richard Corrigan’s collaboration with New York mixologist, Gregory Buda from The Dead Rabbit, a beautiful Valentine’s cocktail ‘All You Need Is Love’ will be on the menu, but for those wishing to try their hand at a little mixology at home here’s how it’s done:

Ingredients: 15ml Lime; 10ml Grenadine; 15ml Strawberry Syrup; 25ml Egg White; 50ml Havana 3; 3 Dashes of Elderberry Tincture; and Red butterfly sorrel to garnish.

Method: Combine ingredients except the sorrel in a cocktail shaker, serve in a Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with the butterfly sorrel on top.

 

Bentley’s W1

Oyster Masterclass £65 pp

Valentine’s Menu: £85 pp

A Valentine’s Oyster Masterclass with Master oyster shucker Helio Garzon will be held on Saturday 10 February – shuck and taste oysters with Champagne and learn valuable tips on serving the ultimate aphrodisiac. And a three course Valentine’s Day menu priced £85 pp is available in the Grill.

 

Butchies EC2

£15 pp

14 February

Premium fried chicken purveyor Butchies are introducing a Valentine’s Day sharing menu of aphrodisiacal dishes. Priced at £15 pp for two to share, the menu kicks off with Deep-Fried Oysters with a spicy remoulade, followed by You Sexy Thing (a giant sandwich of two fried chicken fillets coated in chilli) and cacao shake in a heart-shaped bun, served with sharing-sized Buffalo Halloumi Fries.

They’ll also be offering two limited edition sharing cocktails for £6 pp. Two seatings will be available on the evening at 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm.

 

Texture W1

Vegan Valentine’s Menu: £105 pp

Texture’s vegan menu will elevate plant-based dining to new heights, with dishes such as: beetroot soup with avocado, ginger and dill; black perigord truffles with barley, fregola and hazelnuts, and baby Italian artichokes with broth, olives and herbs, and to finish blood orange with mint, lime leaves and lemongrass.

The main tasting menus will include Norwegian king crab with pomelo, lime leaves and ginger, Isle of Skye scallops with coconut, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass, and Scottish border roe deer with celeriac and pied de moutons. The menu is £115 pp. Paired wines can be added for £89 pp.

 

28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen

Oysters & champagne £30 pp

Valentine’s Menu: £55 pp

Head to 28°-50° Maddox Street for the perfectly paired aphrodisiacs: oysters and champagne. Pull up seats at the counter, bedecked with magnums and iced oyster crates, and enjoy six oysters and two glasses of Henriot champagne, poured from a double magnum, for £30.

28°-50° Maddox Street and Marylebone Lane will also have a limited-edition Valentine’s menu accompanied by a glass of English sparkling wine, Digby Rose. At £55 for three courses, the menu will include foie gras terrine with apple and cherry chutney, whole native lobster, and Icelandic baked Skyr with rhubarb and rose.

 

Serge et le Phoque W1

Valentine’s Menu £75 pp

14-17 February

This Valentine’s Day, Serge et le Phoque have curated a special ‘Hearts & Minds’ set menu for lunch and dinner at £75 per head, which will run alongside the a la carte offering from Wednesday 14 February until Saturday 17 February. The set menu will also feature wine pairings that have been carefully chosen by sommelier Bert Blaize.

The 5-course menu will include a glass of champagne and offers a number of shared dishes, such as: An oyster selection to start, followed by dishes such as Scallop, salsify, poppy seed, vermouth sauce, Lobster, spinach, winkles, buddha’s hand carrot jus, and ending with a sumptuous dessert of Blood Orange, arlette & vanilla cream.  Guests will also be invited to indulge in the optional extras which include Oscietra caviar, seaweed blini and truffle brie with damson jelly.

For reservations call 020 3146 8880 or email restaurant@themandrake.com.

 

Duddell’s SE1

Valentine’s Menu £88 pp

14 February

This Valentine’s Day the newly opened Duddel’s in London Bridge will be running a special menu alongside the usual a la carte with highlights such as the Dim Sum Symphony, Native lobster with nameko mushroom, lingotto caviar and crispy egg noodle, followed by a Jasmine parfait and Raspberry consommé to finish on a sweet note. The special menu includes a glass of Perrier-Jouët Rose champagne.

For reservations call 020 3957 9932 or email reservations.london@duddells.co

 

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch EC2

Valentine’s Menu £120 pp

Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day Omakase menu at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, available exclusively on Wednesday 14 February. Highlights include: Japanese Wagyu with Bluefin Tuna, Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Passion Foam Oyster, and a dessert of a Sweet Sphere with Raspberry Brûlée, White Chocolate Crumble, Matcha Sponge and Spicy Chocolate Sauce.

Throughout the month of February guests are also invited to book an exclusive Valentine’s room package, including a romantic Omakase chef’s special dinner for two at Nobu Shoreditch.

 

Dinings SW3

 

Benares W1
Valentine’s Menu £115 pp
Benares is offering a six-course tasting menu from Chef Atul Kochhar, including a glass of organic Drappier Champagne on arrival and handmade chocolates to take home. On the menu: pan-seared scallop and spiced root veg, and works up to the chargrilled Scottish salmon, tandoori lamb cutlets and slow-roasted rump of British lamb. As per the Benares Valentine’s Day tradition, all ladies will receive a luxury red rose and handmade chocolates. There will also be a two and three-course prix-fixe menu to mark this romantic occasion from £61 respectively.

 

Gelupo W1
8-15 February
Desserts on Valentine’s Day are a must, so where better to spend 14 February than Soho’s gelateria Gelupo. The ice cream parlour has a special Valentine’s collection, for couples, families, friends and singles alike. A sumptuous selection of lovingly made and elegantly-crafted tempting treats all based around the flavours of the elegant Rose. On the menu: White Chocolate & Rose Petal Ripple for those with a sweeter tooth, a Dark Chocolate, Rose Water & Cardamom gelato with a spicy kick, and Halwa, both a sweet and buttery gelato made from sesame. An unusual match of Coffee & Rose and finally a Middle Eastern inspired, Pistachio & Rose will feature.

 

Sexy Fish W1
9-14 February
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sexy Fish with a delicious Sekushi Amor menu. Dishes include: Scallop & caviar; thinly sliced seabream, green chilli & lime; avocado & pink shrimp & coconut; soft shell crab & nuac cham; melded foie gras & pork; caramelised beef sirloin & miso; spicy lobster miso soup; and Valentine dessert. Any guests who opt for the Valentine’s Day menu with receive a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot vintage.

 

34 Mayfair W1
This Valentine’s Day, 34 Mayfair has partnered with Liberty London to bring lucky diners a beautifully crafted boxes of Valentine’s treats. Available as an edition of 50, the two boxes have been specially designed using an Elysian Paradise print from the archives. The oriental floral design includes exotic birds among branches of chrysanthemums and blossom and has been used with a gold emboss.

Box One retails for £65.00 (worth £80) and contains a Liberty London Iphis print notebook and heart patch. Box two retails for £230.00 (worth £285) and contains a Liberty London Ianthe silk scarf, red Iphis travel card and heart patch.

34 Mayfair has also hidden four shiny golden tickets within the fifty boxes, giving any guests a chance to win a three course dinner for two and bottle of champagne. The Liberty London Valentine’s boxes will be available to buy in store and online from 24th January until stocks last.

 

Searcys St Pancras N1
Valentine’s Menu £65 pp
Treat your loved one to a special Valentine’s menu in Searcys Brasserie in St Pancras. Start with a glass of Searcys Selected Cuvée Rosé Champagne followed by a three-course menu. Alternatively take a seat at the Champagne Bar for six oysters, smoked salmon and a chocolate surprise, along with your preferred bottle of Rosé. Prices start at £99.

 

Bistro Mirey SW6

Valentine’s Menu £35 pp

Whisk your sweetheart to southwest London for a French-Japanese menu and an intimate table for two at this newly-opened fusion restaurant. Dishes include: seared beef carpaccio with blood orange, radish and sesame, or wild nettle and shiitake soup with grilled sourdough. Rump of Kent lamb with purple sprouting broccoli and enoki mushroom or crispy hake fillet with roasted cauliflower and yuzu beurre blanc. And finish with Bistro Mirey’s signature dessert of mont blanc cake with candied chestnuts or, combining sharp and sweet, a passion fruit and coconut crème caramel.

 

Ormer Mayfair W1

Valentine’s Menu £155 pp

14 February

Head to Shaun Rankin’s Mayfair dining room at Fleming’s hotel for a four-course tasting menu packed with sustainably sourced, locally-foraged and seasonal produce, all accompanied by the soft notes of a harpist. What’s more, diners of this romantic menu will be able to carry on the romance in the privacy of their own home with an exclusive half bottle of Champagne Devaux to take away.

 

Fenchurch EC3

Valentine’s Lunch Menu £65 pp, Dinner Menu £95 pp

14-17 February

Sweep your loved one up to the 37th floor of this city skyscraper and enjoy the London sky-line while indulging in a five-or-seven-course tasting menu. The five course lunch menu and seven-course dinner tasting menu includes: beef tartare with black truffle dressing, crisp kale and Berkswell cheese; roast Orkney scallop, delica pumpkin, hazelnut, red chicory and citrus dressing, and triple layered chocolate bar with salted popcorn ice cream. Head sommelier, Alexandru Pastrav will be on hand to pair wines to each course too.

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