In a few days, couples all around the world will be looking for special ways to express their love for each other for Valentine’s Day. Some will give roses and chocolates, some will buy jewellery, and many will share a lovely dinner out. A few special people will even purchase engagement rings for their special someone.
You can make the evening extra special. Have you ever wondered how to dine like a lottery winner and socialise like a celebrity? Do you want to go to magical places and enjoy meals fit for royalty? Let us share with you some of the finest restaurants in the UK to consider for your special evening.
Clos Maggiore – London
Clos Maggiore has long held the reputation for being London’s most romantic restaurant. You may want to dine in the conservatory, which features a ceiling of hanging flowers. You may also find romance gazing at the evening stars through the glass roof while sitting in front of a cosy fireplace. The food is European with French and Tuscan influence and an amazing wine list. It should not surprise you to learn Clos Maggiore is known as a setting for marriage proposals.
Le Pont de la Tour – London
Enjoy high-end French food while sitting above the riverfront, with an iconic view of Tower Bridge. If you are lucky enough to book the private hut, you will enjoy a romantic atmosphere that has been transformed for Valentine’s Day. The restaurant is elegant and the building was once a 19th-century tea warehouse. The Valentine’s Day menu includes roast gigot of lamb à la gasconade which should be enjoyed with champagne.
The Great Room Restaurant – Belfast, Northern Ireland
The only word that can possibly describe the look of The Great Room is stunning. It is timeless elegance at its best. Located in the Merchant Hotel, set in the former banking hall of the Ulster Bank head office, the room is breathtakingly beautiful and is decorated in Victorian style. You will enjoy cherubs made of white marble and Ireland’s largest chandelier, suspended beneath a glass dome.
This restaurant is famous for their service and the food is traditional yet decadent. It changes as the master chefs incorporate only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. As with other fine dining establishments, they have an incredible wine list.
Al Molo – Weymouth, Dorset
Enjoy a relaxed meal of the finest Italian food in the region. The panoramic views of Weymouth and the Jurassic coastline from the Pier Bandstand are beautiful and romantic. While the establishment strives to make everyone feel comfortable, you are treated to first-class elegance and charm from the moment you enter. You will dine on fine Italian food prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients and the wine selection is superb.
St Valentine’s Day dinner at the Ritz
This world-famous restaurant needs no introduction. It is a favourite of royalty, heads of countries, celebrities, and superstars. St. Valentine’s Day dinner at this Michelin-Starred restaurant and five-star hotel features a four-course meal designed by Executive Chef John William MBE. There is also live entertainment. The luxury, fine dining, and grade-A experience costs £325 for St. Valentine’s Day.
The Ritz Restaurant – London is one of the most beautiful dining halls in the country, and some say the world. It has sparkling chandeliers and marble columns throughout the room. The windows span from the floor to the ceiling and provide a breath-taking view of Green Park. It is absolute elegance.
Executive Chef John William MBE only uses the best British ingredients that are always in season. He uses organic beef from the Cornish moors and lobsters from South West Scotland. Lamb is purchased from the Lake District. His team is trained and passionate about buying the best ingredients for every dish prepared, without exception.
In a nutshell
There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Every year there are millions of flowers, massive amounts of candy and millions of greeting cards handed out for this holiday. In 2022, people in the UK will spend about 15% more than they did last year to buy gifts for people they love. These are lovely gestures that we all appreciate. However, if you want to give someone a gift that they will never forget, take them to one of these beautiful restaurants for Valentine’s Day. Treat yourself and your significant other to a dining experience to make Valentine’s Day 2022 special. If it turns into a day when you want to take your relationship to the next level, your proposal will be truly a special occasion.
Leading image courtesy of El Salanzo.