Looking for something a little different this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got just the ticket…
Lady and The Tramp Dog-Friendly Screening
For one night only, the basement of The Book Club will be transformed into the famous back alleyway of Tony’s Townsquare Italian restaurant from Lady and The Tramp, complete with checked table clothes and candles, a menu of spaghetti and meatballs and you’ll even be serenaded with that famous song by an accordion player in chef whites. Bring your pooch and pop open a bottle of complimentary dog wine, CharDOGnay, as you watch the Disney classic.
On 14 February, Junkyard Golf Club invite crazy golf fans to ‘Share The Love’ at a Valentine’s Day celebration at The Old Truman Brewery raising money for Love Specs, aka Love Support Unite, a charity sustainably supporting communities in Malawi. All ticket revenue will be donated to the charity. There’ll be hotdogs and nachos from Bart’s Dog Kart, party cocktails, including frozen margaritas, served in classic American ‘big red cups’, tunes and a host of crazy golf courses.
Little Venice London Shell Co. Champagne Cruises
From Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 February, you can join a Champagne cruise for Valentine’s week, with an exclusive set menu. There’ll be Carlingford Rock Oysters with London Shell Co.’s famous Angel Hair Fries, followed by a range of seasonal-inspired dishes, including Wild Salmon, Sprouting Broccoli, Potatoes and Maltese and Devilled Brown Crab and Gruyere Biscuit for sharing.
London Shell Co. | The Prince Regent, Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, London W2 6PY | Lunch or dinner Champagne cruises available from Saturday 11 February to Sunday 19 February 2017 | Champagne reception from 12.30pm/6.30pm, departing 1pm/7.30pm | £45pp, get tickets here
Italian Screening at Pop Brixton
Do Valentine’s Day with the most romantic of street food – Italian, of course – with Don Luigi’s intimate supper club and screening of Italian modern classic Cinema Paradiso at Pop Brixton. There’s a bottle of prosecco on arrival, followed by a six-course meal accompanied by dreamy Italian tunes.
Don Luigi | 49 Brixton Station Road, Unit S25 Pop Brixton, London SW9 8PQ | Tuesday 14 February 2017 | Tickets are priced at £90 per couple, which includes the meal and a bottle of prosecco | Book via www.designmynight.com
The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop has created a menu where everything on the table was, at one point or another, considered an aphrodisiac. Alongside food historian Tasha Marks, you’ll sip, sniff and taste your way through 2,000 years of foodie delights, such as the Kama Sutra‘s Sweet Potato Biscuits with Velvet Bean. You will also get a choice of either Thor’s Courage or Freya’s Nettle Love Elixir to wash it down.
The Black Cat “Salon des Artistes”
Salon des Artistes – Live at Zédel will offer a limited run of intimate seated performances, including a Valentine’s special on 14 February. Enjoy a three-course meal in the beautiful Brasserie Zédel and marvel over a variety of London’s cabaret trailblazers. Expect giggles, live music and elegant burlesque.
Cocktails at German Gymnasium
This Valentine’s Day, treat your loved one to some (not so hidden) treasure. Two become one at German Gymnasium, as two special cocktails are served together in a rustic shared treasure chest called Like a Pearl. The first combines banana-infused rum, homemade chocolate port, and orange bitters. The second mixes rum, orange and cinnamon foam and lime. Not forgetting the pink champagne cheesecake and chocolate hearts for two…
German Gymnasium | King’s Blvd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BU | Tuesday 14 February 2017 | A pair of cocktails for £20
Meze Mayhem and Free Prosecco at Aquum
This year, South London’s Aquum are putting on a romantic feast from 10 to 14 February, with copious amounts of food and fizz. Indulge in eight mouth-watering meze sharing plates, a starry-eyed sharing dessert, and a complimentary bottle of prosecco. Dishes include succulent Pork Rib Eye Steak, Lemon-Oregano Chicken, and crispy Greek Style Fries, with a vegetarian option also available.
Aquum | 68-70 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UL | Available from 10 to 14 February 2017, £27.50pp
Valentine’s Feast à Deux
Feast at Lancaster London with their nine-course tasting menu designed to be shared, featuring Smoked Salmon served with avocado mousse, beetroot, and toasted sourdough, Pan-fried Sea Bream and Dark Chocolate Fondant with Baileys chantilly cream and raspberry sorbet. Plus, wash it all down with the Love Potion Martini.
Lancaster London | Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY | Nine-course menu available from 10 to 14 February 2017 | £38pp including a complimentary drink on arrival