The Food of Love

Romantic dining destinations for your Valentine's night out 

Salt Pig 

An elegant café-restaurant with a European feel, Salt Pig is tucked away on lovely Green street. Snuggle up on the comfy banquettes and feast on indulgent classics like pork belly with potato rosti, or creamy wild mushroom risotto.

They’ve got a great dessert wine menu for an after dinner tipple – not to mention a cheese trolley teeming with spectacular artisan offerings.

De Luca Cucina 

A stylish, skylit setting, great cocktails and a live pianist make this Regent Street favourite a perfect spot for a romantic dinner, and they’re getting in the spirit with a special Valentine’s menu.

For £38 per person, you and your date can enjoy a three-course feast of what De Luca does best: indulgent, hearty Italian deliciousness.

Once you’re done, pop up to the top floor piano bar, where they’ll be serving cocktails and playing live love songs. Awww. 

Bedford Lodge 

Bedford Lodge Hotel is offering the ultimate romantic retreat this Valentine’s Day, with a package that includes a luxurious overnight stay, an exquisite three-course dinner, breakfast and use of the health and fitness club. The Valentine’s package is £249 (based on two people sharing), and is available on 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17 of February only.

Que Rico Tapas

If you want to stay in with your beloved and enjoy a romantic feast without the hassle of cooking, Que Rico Tapas have got just the thing. They’re offering a beautiful, four-course menu that’s filled with Spanish delicacies and can be delivered to your home. Priced at £41.98 per person, the menu features authentic delights including Iberico ham, cured manchego and mahon cheese, filled piquillo peppers from La Rioja and beef cheeks cooked in ganache red wine. The price includes a bottle of cava, plus dessert in the shape of a poached pear in Moscatel. The offer is available from 14 to 17 February, bookings are limited and delivery is to postcodes CB1 to CB5 only. Tickets are available at Eventbrite, and you can find out more by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the website.

Hotel du Vin

For a touch of old school glamour, it has to be Hotel du Vin on Trumpington Street. This  handsome, historic hotel boasts a candlelit bistro worthy of Paris, and plenty of nooks and cubby holes in the subterranean cocktail bar for enjoying a nightcap with your SO.

From 10 to 18 February, take advantage of their ‘Love at First Sight’ offer: which is £100 for two and includes a glass of champagne together with a slap-up three-course feast which ends in a gloriously oozy Knickerbocker Glory.

Valentine's punting

If you don’t fancy a meal out, what could be more romantic and quintessentially Cambridge than enjoying a leisurely punt down the River Cam with your beloved? Local faves Scudamores are offering chauffeured tours along the beautiful Backs this Valentine’s Day for £100 per punt.

The mood will be set with twinkly Chinese lanterns, blankets and hot water bottles to keep you toasty, plus you’ll be given a red rose for max wooing.