Love is in the air! Whether you’re looking to pull out all the stops or just want to enjoy an intimate dinner, many of the fine restaurants around Marble Arch are putting on feasts to ignite the flames of love this Valentine’s Day.
Wine & Dine
Italian trattoria Briciole will be serving their usual menu of traditional dishes from all over Italy, alongside some mouth-watering Valentine’s Day specials such as Octopus Carpaccio, Tonnarelli Lobster, and Grilled Swordfish with Samphire, Cherry Tomatoes & Olive Salad.
Lanes of London
Set against the unrivalled backdrops of Hyde Park and Marble Arch, Lanes of London serves British inspired food using the finest seasonal and local produce. Their 3-course Valentine’s Menu at £70pp includes an amuse bouche, Rose Champagne Granite, and their signature cocktail ‘Bitter Love’. The menu features Blue Cheese Crusted Hertfordshire Beef Fillet and Tofu & Crispy Vegetable Rice Paper Roll with Beetroot Carpaccio. There is also the option to upgrade to a wine pairing at £30pp.
Atmospheric and unfussy, Vinoteca Marylebone is an award-winning wine bar, restaurant and shop. Their menu reflects the carefully sourced, seasonal produce used and takes inspiration from British and European cuisine.
Lurra takes its influence from the traditional charcoal and wood grills “Erretegia” found all over the Basque Country. Lurra means “land’ in Basque and they have chosen this name to reflect their guiding principles of serving authentic, natural and well sourced produce from wild turbot to “Txuleta” steaks. Bookings are now open for dining indoors and in their heated courtyard.
The Italian Greyhound
This relaxed yet refined Italian restaurant provides all-day dining, stellar service and an easy-going atmosphere inspired by chic-but-casual neighbourhood bacaros (bars). Head Chef Yohei Furuhashi – previously of the River Café, Dinings SW3 and Petersham Nurseries – has created dishes that are simple, elegant and produce-focused using standout Italian and British produce.
Award-winning restaurant, first launched in London in 1981, serving a menu of classic Indian dishes and street food staples. Tandoori dishes are a speciality, along with a range of cocktails.
This intimate Basque country-inspired restaurant serves tapas and pintxo dishes prepared by a highly professional team of chefs, using ingredients driven by seasonality and quality. Donostia seats 40 guests, with a dining bar where guests can watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen.
Curated especially for London tastes, but with a Japanese twist, their Nikkei cuisine menu focuses on sushi, sashimi, seafood and Robata grilled meat. For something a little different, try their Valentine’s Afternoon Tea, which features delicious Japanese inspired dishes such as Chicken Teriyaki Buns, Tuna Nigiri, and Yuzu & Passionfruit Macaron.
This smart new spot just a stone’s throw from Marble Arch brings 300 year old Calcutta cuisine to the heart of London. This Valentine’s Day, share the love with Chourangi’s 4-course celebratory menu at £60pp including a glass of Champagne, bursting with the unique and authentic flavours straight from the heart of Calcutta, a place known as ‘the city of joy’ in India.
The Gate Marylebone, one of the best vegetarian restaurants in London, has pulled out all the stops with its 4-course vegetarian Valentine’s Day menu at £39pp, which is available from 5pm on 14 February and includes a welcome drink. The menu features creative vegan dishes such as Faux Gras and Cordon Bleu and is the perfect balance between indulgence and healthy comfort food.
Experimental tapas restaurant offering a 4-course Valentine’s Day menu at £59pp, including sharing dishes such as Native Oysters and Roasted Octopus. For mains choose from Iruki Sirloin with bordelaise sauce or Charcoaled seabass with monks beard and XO beurre blanc.
The Night is Still Young
City of Quebec
One of London’s oldest traditional gay pubs, established in 1946, open until 2.30am on weekdays and 3.30am on weekends. An impressively large establishment on two floors — including a basement where you can dance to 80s chart hits.
The Malt Lounge & Bar
A Japanese inspired bar located on the ground floor of The Prince Akatoki London that puts a twist on your traditional London bar. The Malt Lounge & Bar focuses on premium Japanese and international whiskies, signature cocktails shaken by expert mixologists and a stock variety of Japanese homegrown sake. Their collection of whiskies and sake are rare and unique, allowing guests to explore and uncover new favourites.
Hard Rock Cafe Oxford Street
Located within Hard Rock Hotel London on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, Hard Rock Cafe Oxford Street is the perfect place to enjoy live music and refreshing cocktails, surrounded by iconic musical memorabilia in a space where legends of music once came to play. You will also get a complimentary glass of Prosecco if you dine on Valentine’s Day.
Contemporary bar serving Indian food with an outdoor shisha patio area. Specialising in whiskey, Salt Bar run guided tastings during quiet periods, drawing on a stock of 180 whiskies from around the world.
The Lord Wargrave
The mecca of whiskey in central London with over 270 whiskeys, from Hirosaki to the Highlands. There’s a drop to suit any whiskey lover, whether you prefer a peaty single-malt scotch, a sweet and smokey bourbon or a super smooth blended – on the rocks, with water, straight or in a flight.
This imposing Victorian corner pub features large wrap around windows and a gorgeous wooden bar. The Larrik‘s Valentine’s Day menu at £35 for 3 courses with a glass of fizz on arrival features delicious British classics.
Duke of Kendal
Family-owned gastropub in Connaught Village with a separate dining room area and heated terrace. The Duke of Kendal serves traditional pub food alongside more contemporary dishes.
The Pickled Hen
Set in the heart of Marylebone this modern gastropub is great for relaxed food and drinks. Their creative menus focus on conscious-eating and flavours inspired from around the world. The Pickled Hen is offering a limited-time special to celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends: get a bottle of Freixenet bubbly or six pints of beer, with any three shareable starters for £49 from 12-20 February 2022.
The Carpenter’s Arms
Popular with locals, The Carpenter’s Arms is a well preserved Victorian pub with a horseshoe bar and a dart board offering traditional award-winning ales and lagers.
The Grazing Goat
Located in Marylebone on New Quebec Street, The Grazing Goat offers a warm, rustic and comfortable interior with a delightful seasonal British menu. Perfect for a casual evening with your loved one.
Why just have one day to declare your love when you can have three! Their mouthwatering Valentine’s Day Menu of 3 courses for £50pp will be available from 12-14 February, and features a sharing platter with Maldon Oysters, Venison Sausage Roll, and Truffled Wild Mushroom Tartlet. The main event is a Roast Crown of Aylesbury Duckling or Grilled Halibut on the Bone.
Until 15 February the Italian gelato maker is in the mood for love. For Valentine’s Day, Amorino are offering to all lovebirds, a crispy heart-shaped waffle and a red cone, upon purchase of a signature cone or cup. Decorated with a paper cone especially designed to leave you blushing with pleasure! Amorino’s iconic gelato-filled macarons will also be on hand to celebrate. Romantics can choose from 4 gelato-filled macarons customized with heartfelt words.
The Creams story is one of passion and big flamboyant desserts. Every visit to Creams is an indulgent adventure for the senses and each dessert an every day celebration! This Valentine’s Day you and your loved one can share the love with Creams’ platter for two at £15.95.
Artisan gelato shop serving more than 50 flavours made with organic ingredients. Waffles, crepes, juices and other hot and cold drinks also available.
Family-owned French bakery cafe that prides itself on its bread and patisserie. Their bakers have created a collection of heart-melting Valentine’s day food gifts for you to share with the people you love. Valentine’s limited editions are now available for pre-order for collection and delivery from 5-14 February. Pre-order cut off for delivery and collection is midday on 12 Feburary 2022.