Top 10: Luxury Valentine’s Day Restaurants in London 2019By Angelica Malin
Looking for the best luxury Valentine’s Day restaurants in London 2019? Whether you’re after a blow-out meal, or something more low-key, we’ve got it covered with our guide to the best places to celebrate in style this Valentine’s Day. Let’s do this:
The Lowdown: Nothing says ‘I love you’ like Italian food, right? In the stylish interiors of Savile Row’s Sartoria, Chef Patron Francesco Mazzei has created a decadent 4-course menu that is sure to pull on the heart strings of any foodie.
The Food: After a delicious antipasti starter of tartare with extra virgin olive oil, diners will be treated to a Forman & Sons smoked salmon risotto with Amalfi lemon and caviar. For the main event: roast veal, artichokes, black truffle and celeriac salad will be served, followed by an optional cheese course for two to share. The grand finale comes in the form of Francesco’s Raffaello chocolate dome: a white chocolate sphere encasing a pistachio caprese sponge and Ferrero Rocher Rafaello, served with a warm berry coulis.
Price: £85 per person for 4-courses
The Lowdown: Looking for something extra special this V-Day? Located within the luxurious setting of the 5-star Westbury Hotel, restaurant Alyn Williams offers Michelin-starred fine dining like none other.
The Food: The Valentine’s Day menu something special, showcasing Head Chef Tom Booton’s modern, elegant and creative style. Highlights from the 6-courses include King Crab, langoustine, avocado, caviar and sorrel, and, for main course, lamb with artichoke chanterelles and pommes mousseline. For dessert, expect a playful take on a classic banoffee pie.
Price: £110 per person or £200 with wines to match
Photo credit: Fiume Facebook
The Lowdown: South of the River, with romantic riverside views and a great menu, the terrace at Fiume makes for a memorable spot to share an Italian feast with someone special this year.
The Food: Their 4-course set menu features English beed with anchovies and burrata, followed by a first course of tagliolini, scampi and black truffle. For main course, enjoy monkfish and seafood vellutata, followed by Francesco’s pistachio doughnut. A firm Fiume favourite, this fluffy, glazed doughnut ring is topped with smooth pistachio ice cream coated in rich chocolate sauce and a roasted pistachio crumb. Behave.
Price: £65 per person with a glass of prosecco
The Lowdown: Looking for something healthy and different? The Wild Food Cafe, under the experienced guidance of raw-food pioneer and executive chef Joel Gazdar, is focused on freshly foraged wild and artisanal ingredients, slow raw-food processes, and a commitment to organic, heirloom produce that has preserved its medicinal benefits, vitality and nutrients. We’re into it.
The Food: Wild Food Café Islington will be transforming natural aphrodisiacs into a 5-course tasting menu this Valentine’s Day, featuring raw dark chocolate, artichoke hearts and sea buckthorn sorbet.
Price: £55 per person
The Lowdown: If you’re looking for a special Valentine’s Day afternoon tea, this is the one. The British love affair with a cup of tea is enhanced at London’s most prestigious hotel: The Dorchester.
The Food: Their new Sweet Love Afternoon Tea includes a selection of Valentine’s Day inspired pastries such as strawberry milkshake macaron, jasmine honey and raspberry rose tart, accompanied by a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé. Instagram at the ready, people.
Price: £85 per adult and £35 per child (14th-17th February 2019)
The Lowdown: Why have 4 courses, when you can have 8? Providing a sexy setting with its stylish and contemporary décor, guests dining at the flagship restaurant, Frog by Adam Handling in Covent Garden, can enjoy a sophisticated Valentine‘s Day evening.
The Food: Wow your loved one with the one-off spectacular 8-course tasting menu, which includes the dishes of fresh oysters, mushroom agnolotti, bone marrow, black garlic and rhubarb, juniper, crème fraiche. It’s pricey, but some of the best food you’ll find it town.
Price: Priced at £110 per person
The Lowdown: Bring some South American style to your Valentine’s Day and celebrate with a special menu at Floral by LIMA and LIMA London. You’ll think you’re in Peru, the food is so good.
The Food: At LIMA London try the chef’s selection of seven dishes to share, including vegetable chifa, miso Black Cod and prawn and sucking pig. The menu at Floral by LIMA features grilled king prawns with Cusco corn and sweet aji sauce, and warm asparagus salad with charred potatoes, giant corn and chalaca and a glass of prosecco. There is also a special Valentines cocktail on offer: the Evita, made with vanilla Pisco, passionfruit, mango, rose syrup and Prosecco.
Price: From £40 per person
The Lowdown: If you’re looking for a meal in the City, look no further. At City Social, gaze upon the stunning London skyline and enjoy Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred menu on Valentine’s Day.
The Food: Created by Chef Paul Walsh to celebrate the evening in style, the Valentine’s Day menu will offer diners an elegant and romantic experience from start to finish. Greeted with a glass of rose champagne on arrival, the five-course tasting menu will include dishes such as Orkney scallops, celeriac, pickled pear, shimeji mushrooms, and rabbit and truffle tortellini, horseradish velouté, sorrel while the indulgent hazelnut plaisir sucré, chocolate syrup, biscuit, milk ice cream, is the perfect sweet finish.
Price: £125 per person
The Lowdown: You cannot get much better than The Savoy on Valentine’s Day, that is a fact. With glittering chandeliers, mirrors and polished marble floors the exquisite Art Deco- inspired restaurant, Kaspar’s at The Savoy is a beautiful spot to take a date on Valentine‘s Day.
The Food: This year, the restaurant will be offering a set menu which features most luxurious ingredients including oysters, gold, lobster tail, truffle and champagne. Upon arrival guests will receive a glass of rosé champagne followed by a five course menu.
Price: £95 per person
The Lowdown: Celebrate in TĪNG Restaurant, one of London’s most romantic restaurants located on the 35th floor of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London. Toast to the occasion with a complimentary glass of Champagne and enjoy stunning views of London’s skyline over an exquisite three-course menu.
The food: TĪNG Restaurant offers modern British cuisine and the three-course menu features dishes such as Cornish Halibut with a parsley velouté, loin and braised haunch of Roe Deer with smoked beetroot, and foraged mushrooms with Jerusalem artichoke and mushroom tea.
Price: Three-course menu at £85 per person or with wine pairing at £140 per person