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Mastering Valentine’s – divine gourmet ideas for the big day

Cue the hand-tied rose bouquets, pop the Rosé Champagne and light the scented candles – Valentine’s is upon us. They say the way to the heart is through the stomach so express your love with some delicious gourmet ideas. But this blog comes with a warning – you may want to get prepared early to take care of the details. The Luxury Restaurant Guide plays Cupid to make your Valentine’s Day come up roses.

Please note Luxury Restaurant Club cards are not valid on Valentine’s Day

Choose A Restaurant With Menu To Suit Your Partner’s Tastes

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Ten of the best cuisine suggestions for a romantic Valentine’s


Dine on the Food of Lovers – Oysters

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Five suggestions for the best Oysters Bars in London


Order Sharing Plates


Four suggestions of the best restaurants in the UK with sharing plates


Order Sweet Dreams

Manjari chocolate ganache, moelleux biscuit, ruby grapefruit, chocolate spaghetti

Five restaurant suggestions with amazing chocolate desserts


A Romantic Valentine’s Afternoon Tea

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Five of the most romantic destinations to enjoy a special Valentines Afternoon Tea


Pop the Rose Champagne in a Romantic Setting

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Four of the most romantic bars for Valentine’s Day


Book a Romantic Night Away in a Four Poster

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Five suggestions for hotels with the best four poster bedrooms

  • Blakes (pictured), 33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PFis offering two romantic packages for all tastes – Naughty or Nice – which includes overnight stay in luxurious accommodation and full English breakfast in bed with a glass of Laurent Perrier La Cuvée each and the Naughty package has a Kiki de Montparnasse Naughty kit & Karma Sutra book, whilst nice has an Amelia Rope Passionfruit Chocolate Kernels
    Rose petals on the bed and Love Letters of Great Men – book of Poetry – Prices from £411 per room per night
  • Lucknam Park, Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8AZenjoy a Valentine’s stay with tasting menu dinner in Restaurant Hywel Jones, luxury room stay, full English breakfast, half bottle of champagne and a rose in the room and use of the award-winning spa, available on 11th, 14th & 15th February, from £560 per night for two  
  • Hartwell House, Oxford Road, Vale of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17 8NR – enjoy a Valentine’s romantic break from 9th to 17th February  inclusive of a five-course tasting menu and luxury room stay for two,  full English breakfast and use of spa facilities from £348 for two with many add-on romantic options available – to book call 01296 747444
  • Cliveden House and Spa, Taplow, Berkshire SL6 0JFoffers a romantic break with rose petals and candles, bottle of chilled champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries and a dozen roses – prices from £325 pp for a Club Room (Sunday to Thursday)
  • Stapleford Park Country House Hotel (pictured), Stapleford, Nr. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2EFhas an amazing Valentines stay offering Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries in one of their individually designed rooms, glass of Champagne and Canapés before dinner is served, five-course tasting menu, finish your stay with a hearty Full English Breakfast and full use of leisure facilities from £399 for two


Take A Romantic Bath (don’t forget petals, fragrant oils and candles)

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Four romantic suggestions of hotels with the best bathrooms in the UK

  • Lympstone Manor (pictured), Courtlands Lane, Exmouth, Devon EX8 3NZoffers a one night stay for two guests which includes bottle of MC Champagne on arrival, bouquet of dozen red roses, handmade chocolates, The Michael Caines Signature Menu and a gift from them to take away from £820
  • Coworth Park, Blacknest Rd, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SEoffers a Romance package which includes Luxury accommodation for two, English breakfast served in your room, Three-course dinner with a bottle of sommelier’s wine at The Barn and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé Champagne and chocolates with your room decorated with rose petals – rates for a Stable Superior Room from £645
  • Manor House, Castle Combe, Chippenham Wiltshire SN14 7HXoffers a glass of fizz on arrival, luxury stay and Michelin-starred tasting menu for two from £360 per room
  • Seaham Hall, Lord Byron’s Walk, Seaham, County Durham SR7 7AGoffers a luxurious overnight stay based on two people sharing with full access to their award-winning spa facilities from 12 noon on arrival until 12 noon on departure, a  three course dinner in Byron’s restaurant, relaxing 60 minute Couples Massage, champagne in room on arrival, breakfast the next morning from £555


Book A Luxury Room With A View

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Four suggestions of hotels with the best views in the UK

Cook Your Own Home Romantic Meal With Help From Experts


Four suggestions to cook your own Valentine’s meal to eat at home

Whisk Your Loved One Away Somewhere Remote

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Five suggestions of the most luxurious remote hotels in the UK


Start Your Day With A Romantic Breakfast


If you are not doing breakfast in bed, then here are three of the best breakfast suggestions:


Take A Relaxing Gourmet – Valentines Spa Break


Four suggestions for the best spa breaks for Valentine’s Day

  • Cliveden House, (pictured) Taplow Berkshire SL6 0JF: offers a ‘Swept off your Feet’ Valentine’s spa day £350 per couple
  • Coworth Park Spa, Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SEoffers a View for Two package from 9th to 18th Feb where couples are treated to 80 minutes of pure pampering – After a soothing lavender and peppermint foot soak and exfoliation, enjoy a head-to-toe massage. Finally, a deeply relaxing scalp and facial massage will ease away tension for a feeling of complete relaxation. You also receive an exclusive Aromatherapy Associates ‘Perfect Partners’ bath and shower gel gift set to enjoy at home. £125 per person (Monday to Thursday) and £140 per person (Friday to Sunday)
  • Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa – New Forest, Hampshire BH25 6QSoffers a Spoil me spa day which includes a personalised 45 minute back treatment, an Oskia Rose De Mai Massage Candle to take home, selected refreshments on the day, pool bar buffet, full use of spa and leisure facilities at £300 per couple Monday to Thursday or £320 per couple Friday to Sunday
  • Ockenden Manor, Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5LDoffers a spa afternoon including a delicious six-course lunch and glass of Ridgeview Estate in the hotel restaurant upon arrival at 12 noon, afternoon use of our Spa facilities, including indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, hot tub, fitness suite, indoor spa bath, relaxation room, relaxation lounge and choice on one spa treatment each from a selected list, available Monday to Thursday and priced at £250 per couple



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AND FINALLY …The Lazy Lover – Pizza and Wine to Go … 

If you cannot get to visit The Lygon Arms, High St, Broadway WR12 7DU then enjoy a taste of Valentine’s celebrations in your own home. Enjoy two pizzas and a bottle of wine for just £45. Forget the preparation, simply call on the number below, pop in to collect and then snuggle on the sofa…Call the Lygon Wine Bar,  to order on 01386 854418.






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