Not booked anywhere for you and your significant other this Valentines? Have no fear, we have a few suggestions for you…
BREAKFAST IN BED AT BREW
How about treating your other half to a sumptuous champagne breakfast in bed, without having to do any of the cooking or washing up? Climb into one of Brew’s Bedouin style beds on the terrace at their new Putney site, wrap yourself up in blankets and enjoy a bottle of bubbly, your very own waiter and delicious breakfast and brunch dishes like folded Burford Brown eggs with Brindisa Chorizo and Turkish Eggs, poached and served with hung yoghurt and hot chilli butter. Brew will offer the beds for couples to hire at the price of £100 which includes a bottle of champagne (chosen by the manager), fresh roses, use of the bed and a personal waiter!
Steak experts at La Tagliata are offering a 5-course set menu with a welcome glass of Prosecco for only £39 to celebrate Valentine’s day. A sharing platter of specially selected Italian anti-pasta will begin the evening. This charming restaurant will be heating things up with their signature dish of finest sirloin steak sliced the Italian way served on a bed of rocket and with your choice of potato – this dish is so good, in fact, the restaurant offers little else apart from a vegetarian option of baked scamorza stuffed with porcini mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and truffle paste. Delectable desserts, expertly chosen cheeses and tea or coffee will bring a perfect end to your romantic meal for 2.
The extraordinarily talented head chef at Parlour, Jesse Dunford Wood, is always pushing the boundaries and Parlour’s Valentine’s menu is no exception. His creative cooking takes centre stage and this year will see a 6-dish sharing menu as well as fizz on arrival, bread to break together, fresh mint tea and a few choccies to take home for only £45 pp. Jesse’s suitably quirky dishes include mushroom tea with crumpets & tarragon butter, quail egg tart & hazelnut hollandaise, glazed beef cheek with smoked potatoes and clotted crème caramel with blood oranges – and any dishes can be altered to accommodate fussy and difficult dates.
THE LIDO CAFE
This award winning café, pitched up next to the lido in Brockwell park, has a menu that certainly exceeds expectations and is a completely unique space for those looking to dine somewhere a bit different this Valentine’s. The cooking style is modern British with a twist and the café prides themselves on sourcing the finest quality produce ensuring maximum flavour – and their special Valentine’s menu is no exception with starters including smoked haddock & cockle chowder for 2 or some Maldon oysters as an aphrodisiac. Velvety risotto with truffles is on offer for the main course as well mouth-watering guinea fowl and chorizo cassoulet with purple sprouting broccoli. Finish with a Valentine’s Sundae to share to end the evening on a truly sweet note! £45 for three-courses with coffee.