Valentine’s Day the St John’s Wood Way
Give romance a chance this February as you dine in St John’s Wood. Located in one of London’s most renowned urban residential districts, allow yourself to flirt and feast with delicious food and drinks. Whether you’re wanting a look around London Zoo, stroll in Regent’s Park or tour Lord’s Cricket Ground, you don’t have to do so on an empty stomach. Fawn over menus full of lobster linguini, magnificent mocktails and delicious desserts. Take a friend, your partner or even yourself out on the town. A day of elegance awaits!
Surrounded by Parisian panelling, Soutine, iconic for its artisanal ambience and French cuisine is a St John’s Wood tried and true. Munch on staples such as Soupe a l’Oignon, Escargots à la Bourguignonne or Steak Frites et Salade paired with an Old Fashioned or a glass of Côtes du Rhône. Top off your meal with Truffles or Mousse au Chocolat. Don’t care for a sweet treat? Opt for a selection from their fully garnished fromagerie and sip some bubbly while feeling lovely this Valentine’s.
Sophisticated and scrumptious, The Ivy are serving up a three-course menu this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne while grazing on hors d’oeuvres such as Truffle Arancini or Duck Liver Parfait, with mains including Chargrilled Halloumi or a grass-fed Fillet of Beef. That said… save room for dessert! The Raspberry Heart Mille-Feuille is a crowd pleaser to say the least.
All aboard! Yearning for a yacht-y getaway to Riomaggiore or the Amalfi Coast? Lucky for you, Chucs, famous for its Italian interior and delectable pasta, is a close second. The Ham Hock Pistachio Terrine is a great start to your meal followed by their top tier Veal Ragu and Parmesan Gnocchi, or their Melanzane Alla Parmigiana. Remember, the three bite rule of course applies to Chucs Tiramisu. That, and the Pecorino, Apple and Honey Chutney. Cheers with a Negroni over a feast so fine, it will surely blow your mind.
Light and wholesome, AT Feast prides itself on its commitment to seasonal, organic ingredients from local producers with like-minded values – being carbon neutral, plastic free, organic, sustainable and low intervention. Begin with a Tom Collins or Kombucha Margarita, while grazing on the Hot Smoked Salmon Rillette alongside entrées like the Chicken Milanese and Charred Aubergine. Or try their twist on the British favourite Fish and Chips. Why stop there? Split a Banoffee Pie with your sweetheart or a Ruby Violet Sorbet for a palette cleanser.
“Kissed” by the flames and fire of their Josper Oven, every meal at the alluring Cinder is plated to perfection. Between Beetroot nibbles to Hispi Chili Cabbage, the attention to detail is as excellent as the entrées themselves. Expand your horizons through the Spicy Black Tiger Prawn or Caramelised-Seared Hake. Indulge in shareables such as the Cote de Boeuf and the Maple Lamb Loin Chops, alongside a wine menu that pays homage to Pintos of the past – like their soft 2019 Terroir de Roche. Top off the night with their Chocolate Praline Sponge or Lemon Posset – that is, if there’s any room left in your stomach.
The Hummingbird Bakery
Before you say so long to Saint Valentine, treat your sweetie to The Hummingbird Bakery. With a plethora of cakes and desserts — including several Free From Gluten and Vegan options — The Hummingbird Bakery has something for everyone. Salted Caramel Heart-Shaped Cakes, Cupcake Selection Boxes and their legendary Vanilla Sponge Piñata cake are adorable delicacies on their V-Day menu, just to name a few. Other honourable mentions include the Mini Lemon Meringue Cheesecake, Blush Chocolate & Red Velvet Hearts as well as their Marshmallow Heart with Coconut. And if you’re really wanting to impress your partner, personalise a message on one of The Hummingbird Bakery’s sweet treats.