Where to take your valentine for romance

the ivy restaurants valentines day sharing dessert

Romantic suggestions for Valentine’s Day

Be it a meal, drinks at home, a night away or a short break away, here are some suggestions on where to take your valentine for romance.  If you want to know more about St Valentine himself, have a click here.

These must be the cutest arrows we’ve ever seen, too good to eat maybe? This gorgeous looking cheesecake is the perfect excuse to share a dessert.  The Ivy Collection have this on special throughout the week at their restaurants.

the ivy restaurants valentines day sharing dessert


Koolba, in the heart of Glasgow’s merchant city, are keeping romance alive by letting your beloved pick their own dish!  There’s no set menu on offer to restrict your choice.  Pick what you, and your beloved, love off their a la carte menu.

To book a table, visit the Koolba website.
Koolba restaurant Glasgow

Love is in the air and the cocktails at Grand Central Hotel’s Champagne Central this month.  Cocktails include ‘It’s a Match’ made from Disaronno Amoretto and Tequila Rose, to the deliciously fiery ‘Heartbreaker’ spiced rum cocktail.  For those feeling peckish, Executive Chef, Zoltan Szabo, has given the traditional Afternoon Tea a romantic twist for Valentines weekend, with a selection of chocolate cones, red berry choux buns and strawberry and champagne shots to go with savoury bites.

The Valentines Afternoon Tea is available February 14-16, served from 12 till 4 pm, costing £21.95pp, while cocktails start at £9.

For more information visit the Grand Central Hotel website on www.phcompany.com.

afternoon tea grand central hotel glasgow

On Friday 14th February The View from The Shard is hosting a dedicated Valentine’s Experience evening. Tickets for the Valentine’s Experience include a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne that can be enjoyed whilst taking in the breath-taking views of the capital city from London’s highest Bar. A harpist will add to the romance by playing throughout the evening while couples relax and enjoy the 360° view of London at night. At the end of the experience, couples will be presented with a single red rose and a souvenir photograph to remember their evening by.

On Saturday 15th February The View from The Shard is hosting one of its popular Moet and Chandon Champagne parties with celebrity DJ Mark Wright taking to the stage to perform for guests. 

Find out more and book at: https://www.theviewfromtheshard.com/valentines/

the view from the shard valentines day

Makar Cherry Gin have created two exclusive Makar Cherry Gin Valentine’s Day bundles. Surprise your Valentine this year with a bottle of Makar Cherry Gin and a box of hand-crafted gin-infused chocolates, produced in collaboration with artisanal chocolatier, Sugarsnap.

Each chocolate contains Makar Cherry Gin with 75% Single Origin Tanzanian Chocolate.

Get this bundle for just £30 here.

Or treat your loved one to a box of these delicious Makar Cherry Gin chocolates and 2 X Makar Cherry Gin hearts?

Each gin heart contains 6cl of Makar Cherry Gin and is adorned with a special blue Makar ribbon, meaning you can hang these up around your home should you wish!

Get this bundle for just £20 here.

makar cherry gin valentines day


If you want to get away from it this valentines day but can’t bear to leave your four-legged friend at home, they can come too. Most of the guest rooms at The Rose and Crown are dog-friendly at no extra charge, with dog beds, water bowls, locally-made dog treats and washing facilities provided throughout your stay.


rose and crown durham
Sail with The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to the Isle of Man from Heysham year-round and from Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin seasonally. Whether you are looking for a relaxing trip away with romantic walks on the beach, or an indulgent break full of delicious local food, wines and beers, there is much to do. For a special trip, upgrade to a premium cabin, where you can enjoy a romantic meal for two during your crossing. Pet-friendly cabins are also available. out the ferry timetable here: www.steam-packet.com/timetables.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
How about treating your loved one to a little romance on the river this Valentine’s Day, with Thames Clippers’ two-for-one Adult River Roamer ticket offer? The popular Thames River Bus service also has a lovely bubbly two-for-one offer on 187ml bottles of Prosecco from the on board bar. Book your River Roamer tickets online via www.thamesclippers.com/whats-on-discounts/romance-on-the-river-this-valentines-day using voucher code FEB14.

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