Sharing dinner is unequivocally one of the most intimate and enjoyable ways to spend time together. Valentine’s Day is a testing time when expectations are high and everyone wants to be wined and dined.
Combining opportunities to shop before dinner - never ever turn up empty-handed - it’s time to plan the ultimate stress-free Valentine’s Day on Regent Street.
To pull out all the stops
Dine at one of London’s most decadent and stylish addresses: Café Royal where executive chef Armand Sablon has created a number of distinctive and enticing menus. Who could resist Cornish lobster and crab salad with avocado and cider jelly, followed by seared Angus beef fillet with truffle and wild mushroom emulsion? If you still have room there is the chocolate ganache dessert, made extra special with aerated salted caramel.
020 7406 3310
68 Regent Street
For modern French cuisine
Aubaine’s Valentine’s starter of scallops with coconut and ginger is a highlight from their limited menu, followed by either duck with cherry sauce or Fourme D’Ambert cheese tart with figs and portobello mushrooms. Their chocolate and yuzu is a winning combination to complete your evening of indulgence.
020 7440 2510
4 Heddon Street
To indulge in Italian splendour
Italian food lovers are beautifully catered for at Ristorante Frescobaldi where the exotic menu has a pink theme to its food, which may or may not be intentional. Feast on carpaccio of red prawn with pomegranate, beef with quail’s egg and truffle or loin of venison with radicchio.
020 3693 3435
15 New Burlington Place
For a pre-theatre fix
If there’s more than dinner on the menu, maybe the theatre or jazz at Crazy Coqs (after all Shakespeare really was right to pronounce “Music is the Food of Love”) Brasserie Zedel’s speedy Valentine’s Day 3 course prix fixe may fit the bill. Enjoy a quintessentially French supper of celeriac remoulade, beef bourguignon and Iles flottant.
020 7734 4888
20 Sherwood Street
Above all, think Regent Street for romance and enjoy.