Tuck into our gourmet guide to Valentine’s Day, from Champagne and oysters at J. Sheekey to the sexiest celebration in town at Sexy Fish
Impress that special someone with a five-course tasting menu (£95) at London’s Sexy Fish, which includes a signature cocktail and Valentine goody bag with a saucy surprise from Coco de Mer to take home. On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February, Sexy Fish will be transformed into the ultimate romantic destination with live musical performances, great food and cocktails (try the Kalamasutra Martini) and a few surprises thrown in for good measure. The resident DJ will take late diners into the early hours, spinning the decks until 2am on Saturday and 1am on Sunday.
Mount Street Deli
Start the day as you mean to go on with a special Breakfast in Bed Box from the Mount Street Deli (£50), which includes half a bottle of Champagne, peach nectar, jam heart biscuits, signature granola, organic fruit purées and Postcard breakfast tea. You can also choose to combine it with a bouquet of Quintessentially Flowers for £150. Call 020-7499 6843 to order, or email Mount Street Deli.
Ivy Kensington Brasserie
Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, the new Ivy Kensington Brasserie has launched afternoon tea in association with Perrier-Jouët champagne, and installed over 700 origami butterflies across the ceiling. Each diner will receive their very own origami Butterfly Kiss with a surprise Valentine’s message and potential prize. Tea includes marinated cucumber and dill sandwiches and smoked salmon blinis with cream cheese and chive; warm fruit scones; miniature lemon meringue pie, rich fruit cake with cheese, a chocolate opera cake and a perfect lavender and almond macaron.
J. Sheekey Oyster Bar
Valentine’s Day without oyster and Champagne? Seriously? Make a beeline to J. Sheekey Oyster Bar in the heart of Covent Garden for the best in town. Champagne & oysters for £18.75.
From Wednesday 10 February to Tuesday 16 February 2016, romantics should head for the Lancaster Hotel, London, where they will be greeted by Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne, a hand-written menu and a table scattered with rose petals. Priced at £45 per head, the Valentine’s Afternoon Tea features sweet treats including heart-shaped macaroons, Champagne and chocolate opera cake, passion fruit and raspberry lollypops; and freshly baked scones with rose and strawberry jam.
Godminster Heart to Heart Gift Pack
Cheese-loving romantics everywhere will adore the Heart to Heart gift pack from Godminster that pairs its signature Vintage Organic Cheddar with its handmade Organic Brie both in pretty heart shapes. Available from delis, independents and www.godminster.com priced at £17.45 (including P&P)