Places to eat, drink and chat on Valentine’s Day
For something a little less formal – The Blind Pig
Jason Atherton’s flagship bar The Bling Pig is an ideal place to enjoy Valentine’s Day. Situated above Social Eating House, this warm and cosy speakeasy offers a range of creative cocktails inspired by children’s literature.
One you shouldn’t miss is The Honey Pot, dedication to A.A Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh. It blends Havana 7 rum with salted butter, Somerset apple brandy, lemon, honey and orange bitters. Served in a clay honey pot, the cocktail also features a tribute to Winnie-the-Pooh’s sidekick, Piglet, with a garnish of a pig-shaped sweet.
This unique and relaxed bar is the perfect place to celebrate and enjoy time with your loved one.
The Honey Pot is priced at £11.50. If you need more information visit www.socialeatinghouse.com.
Dinner and a Movie at Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar
Delight loved ones this Valentine’s Day with the classic combination of dinner and a movie, all under one roof. One Aldwych will be showing Pretty Woman specifically for Valentine’s Day, and those at the screening can make things more memorable with a glass of fizz and popcorn. After the showing, guests can tuck-in to a Basque-inspired three-course dinner at Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar, the London restaurant from three Michelin-starred Eneko Atxa.
Dishes include Mussels cooked on charcoal with txakoli wine, Pork Ribs in a pork sauce and Roasted Aubergine. If by this stage you’re not too full, end the night with something sweet. You can choose between Torrija, a traditional Basque vanilla sponge or smooth Chocolate Tart with a cookie base.
6.30 pm Film Screening & Champagne followed by Dinner (inc. service charge) | £68 per person. More information is available at www.eneko.london.
Complimentary Chapel Down cocktail at The Grill at The Dorchester
If you’re wanting to roll out the red carpet on Valentine’s Day and don’t want to break the bank, the Dorchester could be the ideal location. Just the mere mention of the name Dorchester should create a huge amount of excitement from your partner. Imagine being able to tell your friends that you celebrated the special day at one of the most iconic hotels in the world?
On Valentine’s Day, guests at The Grill at The Dorchester will enjoy a complimentary cocktail alongside ‘Chocolate & Roses’, the final serve of the five-course set Valentine’s menu. Created using Chapel Down Pinot Noir Gin, Rosehip & Rhubarb Cordial, Grand Marnier, Rose Syrup and Veuve Carte Jaune, the romance-inspired cocktail is sure to delight. Learn more at the Dorchester website here.
Related article: If you want to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. Consider heading to the Bloomsbury Ballroom for their extraordinary Gatsby With Love dinner and show experience. You’ll need to dress up for this one, the dress code is Black Tie & Eveningwear. You can learn more about it here.