Love it or loathe it (!) Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and our local neighbourhood offers a wealth of bars and restaurants to celebrate the occasion.

Once hailed as ‘London’s most romantic building’ The Gilbert Scott offers the perfect backdrop for wining and dining that special someone. The skilled chefs have created a special 5 course menu (including delights such as Foir Gras Parfait Granola and Aberdeen Angus fillet and Short Rib smoked mash) for £79 per person. To learn more or make a reservation, see

Over at Rotunda, sharing is caring! For Valentines they have created a special 3 course sharing meal for £45 per person with a complimentary glass of champagne. To learn more or to make a reservation, see

At The German Gymnasium, they are putting love on the dessert menu with treats like Strawberry Chocolate Hearts and Pink Champagne cheesecake. The full 3 course meal including a glass of rose champagne is £75 per person. To learn more or make a reservation, see

At Karpo Grill, the 5 course Valentines meal (for £49) showcases the best of the season’s delights including an array of decadent canapés, lobster, succulent fillet of beef followed by cupid's chocolate mousse. For those with smaller appetites, a 3 course menu is also available for an incredible £35 per person! To learn more or make a reservation, see

If Champagne is the drink of love, where better to be on Valentine’s Day than at Europes’ longest champagne bar?! The Searcys St Pancras Grand Valentine’s Day Menu offers a range of choices including sharing dishes such as the Salmon Tartare grilled rillettes or the Chargrilled dry aged sirloin, slow cooked beef and mushroom pie. The £60 per person menu includes a glass of Searcys selected cuvee rose and a surprise present per couple. To learn more or make a reservation, see

And if that’s not enough romance for you, remember the (all year round!) city of love is just a short train journey away. Eurostar are now offering gift vouchers so you can surprise your loved one with a romantic city break to Paris! For more information, see