Valentines Hotspots; For the Taken and the Single

Valentines Hotspots; For the Taken and the Single

For the taken: Whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s time to pull your socks up and book that all important restaurant for that someone special:


Splash the Cash:


Where: Mayfair, W1
What’s on offer: six-course tasting menu
How much: £195 per person
The vibe: simple yet sumptuous surroundings, with the attention on the food


The Ritz
Where: Piccadilly, W1
What’s on offer: four courses with a glass of Champagne and live music
How much: £225 per person
The vibe: this historic hotel dining room is the ultimate in flamboyant luxury



Good for A View:

Duck and Waffle
 Heron Tower, EC2
What’s on offer: five-course tasting menu with a glass of Champagne
How much: £80
The vibe: an energetic, up-for-fun crowd will ensure there’s a constant buzz


Where: Heron Tower, EC2
What’s on offer: sharing menu with a glass of Champagne
How much: £95 per person
The vibe: a clubby atmosphere with spectacular views of the City and beyond


Left it Too Late?! (No Bookings):

Where: Soho, W1
What’s on offer: normal à la carte
The vibe:
 cute and cosy with dash of Venetian café glamour


The Anchor and Hope
Where: Southwark SE1
What’s on offer: normal á la carte
The vibe: get there early or expect a lengthy wait, this classic gastropub is always packed


For the Singletons: Not everyone has hearts in their eyes and not everyone is seeking a beloved this valentines. Whatever the reason, here are some fab joints to enjoy flying solo.


Dirty Burger
Where: Kentish Town, NW5
Why: this run-down old shack under a stairway in a car park isn’t quite the dive you might expect, after all it is owned by the Soho House Group. Grab a stool and go for the Dirty Burger with crinkle cut chips. Sorted.


Where: Soho, W1
Why: where better to go it alone than this ramen bar that has its very own table for one?  At least this way no one will see you slurping your pork broth all over the place.


Where: Covent Garden, WC2
Why: while away your evening sitting at the bar of this self-described ‘kind of Jewish deli with cocktails’ owned by Russell Norman. The friendly and trendy staff will keep you chatting all night long.