With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the hunt is on to find that perfect place to celebrate your love in style. Thankfully, those in the Cardiff area are spoilt for choice, with eateries pulling out all the stops for February 14th. So read on, and discover which romantic restaurants we recommend you visit for a top-notch Valentine’s Day in Cardiff.
Occupying a prime spot inside Newport’s Friars Walk Shopping Centre is the stylish Bistrot Pierre. The menu, decor and ambience are distinctly French – a country known for its amorous qualities. On the Tuesday, a super special four-course menu will be available, reasonably priced at £34.95 (which includes a glass of sparkling rose). Perhaps begin with chicken liver parfait served atop sourdough, lobster bisque, or the creamy whipped goat’s cheese with marinated peppers. The selection of traditional French mains are all served with seasonal veg and potato Dauphinoise, and include the likes of boeuf bourguignon and sea bass with apricot and spiced chickpea cassoulet. Finish your meal with a passion fruit crème brûlée and a little footsie under the table.
Giovanni’s is the longest established Italian restaurant in Cardiff. With so many years of experience behind it, it’s no wonder this venue has mastered the art of providing exemplary Valentine’s Day cuisine. This February 14th, Giovanni’s Cookery School is offering special cookery classes, where each pair will make a three-course feast to then enjoy. For £100 per couple, you’ll be greeted with Prosecco and canapés, before choosing which delightful dishes you’d like to try your hand at making. Options include gnocchi in creamy pear, walnut and saffron sauce, or perhaps fresh pasta with prawns and asparagus. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cardiff than with a five-star handmade meal for your love?
Expect the exceptional at Arbennig – especially as that is what the name means in Welsh. This lovely British restaurant has racked up a medley of awards, including being named the Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year for 2015, and recommended by the Michelin Guide. The restaurant’s special set menu is priced at £55 per person, and mouth-watering dishes include beef Carpaccio, smoked salmon with beetroot and cottage cheese, and duck breast with butternut squash, tomato and chorizo ragout. After selecting a pudding from the likes of sticky toffee pudding and chocolate mousse with salted caramel ice cream, diners are treated to freshly brewed coffee and a square of fudge.
For incredible Indian food this Valentine’s Day in Cardiff, look no further than Moksh. This Feb, talented chef Stephen Gomes will be putting on a special tasting menu, offering diners a Valentines-themed feast. Courses include chocolate-infused onion bhaji sponge with tamarind sorbet, hickory-smoked king prawns, and strawberry chocolate and curry mousse enhanced by cold pomegranate lava. The tasting menu is priced at £45 – a very reasonable price to pay if you’re looking to win points with your loved one.