Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and whether you’re dreading the most romantic night of the year or you’re fortunate enough to have plans, you can’t escape the fact that love is in the air. No matter whether you’re going to be lying in bed all night trying to avoid happy couples at all costs, you’re a single, hopeless romantic that plans to cuddle up on the sofa and binge-watch your
Just because you don’t have someone to share the day with this year, doesn’t mean you can’t fantasise about the years when you will, and while you’re fantasising why stop there!? For
Voted the world’s most romantic restaurant and influenced by the stylish country inns of Provenance and Tuscany, Close Maggoire brings romance to the heart of Covent Garden with its cherry blossom adorned conservatory, retractable glass roof, and roaring fire. Where better to enjoy
With perfectly balanced menus that have been awarded three AA-rosettes since opening in 2008, it’s not just the setting that will take your breath away. Head Chef Marcellin Marc combines the very best local and seasonal ingredients with his passion for Provencal cuisine and demonstrates a culinary style and flair that is guaranteed to impress just as much as their globally renowned wine cellar which boasts over 2,500 selections will.
If you want to do romance right, you can’t get much more romantic than the city of love. Boasting beautiful views of Notre Dame and the Seine River, this historic French restaurant, which claims it was founded all the way back in 1582, is one of the finest settings in this fairytale city to enjoy classic French cuisine like their
Relax at your candle-lit table for two and gaze out onto Paris which comes alive at night from the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Said to have inspired scenes for the Pixar movie Ratatouille, a movie all about incredible French cooking, if Hollywood is looking to Tour D’Argent to represent the best of French restaurants on the big screen, you know the restaurant must be doing something right.
Whether you’re taking a romantic gondola ride for two down the Grand Canal or you’re reenacting the iconic scene from “Lady and the Tramp” over a bowl of spaghetti at one of the city’s many fine restaurants, Venice is about as romantic a place as it gets, and there’s no better place to take that in than at The Gritti Palace’s restaurant Club del Doge.
Sit at an intimate candlelit table for two on the restaurant’s gorgeous terrace overlooking the gentle waters of the Grand Canal drenched in moonlight, and just a short swim from the imposing Santa Maria della Salute located just across the water, and dine on a delicious selection of Italian dishes prepared by chef Daniele Turco, whose culinary style, which is deeply rooted in the local culture, will make you never want to leave this miraculous city.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do and enjoy classic Italian dishes whilst taking in the incredible sights of this stunning city. Ok, sure, most Romans couldn’t afford a table at the Michelin-starred Aroma at Palazzo Manfredi, but they wish they could.
With unrivalled views overlooking the world-famous Colosseum, this 28-seat restaurant promises a romantic dining experience
Instead of sitting at home and watching Mamma Mia for the fourteenth time this Valentine’s Day, dreaming of a romantic getaway to a Greek island, you could instead be spending an unforgettable evening with a loved one at Lycabettus Restaurant on the Greek Island of Santorini – well, if you win a small fortune on the lottery that is.
This one-of-a-kind dining destination literally places you and your partner on the edge of a cliff, with indescribably serene and breathtakingly beautiful blue views all around you, as you dine on some genuinely inspired dishes including the likes of oysters with cucumber, watermelon, lemon,
Nestled within Morocco’s amazing and
Bought by Branson after one of his ballooning exhibitions, the resort
Bring your Tarzan fantasies to life on one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, Koh Kood. Hoisted up into the tropical foliage of Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest, you’ll get to experience
Sat in your comfortable bamboo pod with your loved one, look out across Koh Kood’s boulder-covered shoreline through the vibrant green of Thailand’s tall trees and enjoy tempting gourmet delights delivered to you via a personal waiter on a zip-line.
If the idea of enjoying a romantic meal for two on a white sandy beach within a cave lit up by hundreds of twinkling lights sounds more appealing than whatever you had planned for Valentine’s this year, then you’re not alone. While some people will be spending Valentine’s Day with only a tub of Ben and Jerry’s to keep them company and trying to avoid super staged pictures of happy couples on social media, others will be frolicking around on warm sandy beaches in fancy exotic resorts in Bali with their significant others.
Within this secluded stretch of coastline, sit on a table in the sand and enclosed by a
Can you even imagine a more romantic dinner setting than a table for two on a wooden float in the Blue Lagoon in Fiji, surrounded by lanterns as you gaze into your loved one’s eyes? The thought is so ridiculously extravagant that you probably think a dining experience like this is only possible in a cheesy Hollywood rom-com. Well, it is possible, but you’d probably have to have starred in a few cheesy Hollywood
Home to only 14 couples at a time, Turtle Island in Fiji describes itself as offering “pure indulgence, relaxation, and romance at one of the most sought-after destinations in the world” and offers dining experiences pulled straight out of a fairytale. Whether you’re being served your meal by boat or enjoying an Instagramable beach picnic, if you can afford it, Turtle Island is the place to experience the very best food Fiji has to offer.
The location of most of our favourite rom-coms, chances are when you think of New York you can’t help but think of happy Hollywood couples, whether you like it or not. If you’re ever fortunate enough to have enough expendable income to experience romantic dining at one of this city’s fanciest restaurants, it doesn’t get much better than One if by Land, Two if by Sea situated between 7th Ave So and W 4th St in Manhattan, New York.
Often cited as one of New York’s most romantic restaurants, the candlelit tables, brick fireplaces, golden candle-style chandeliers, enchanting stained glass windows, and private garden will make you feel like royalty. This beautiful and elegant restaurant, which operates inside a historic land-marked carriage house built in 1767, is NYC’s go-to spot for weddings and
If you can’t quite afford to eat out in any of these places, there are still many affordable and romantic restaurant in the UK that would take you. Pick up a FREE copy of one of our regional eating out guides here, read a digital copy of one of our food and drink guides here, or use our website to search for some fantastic restaurants near you today.