Love Is In The Air
These local offerings are sure to set your heart aflutter this coming Valentine’s Day
Say it with Cake
Cambridge icon Fitzbillies has a host of Valentine’s-themed delights up its sleeve, even giving its Chelsea buns a love-heart-shaped makeover in honour of the occasion. Choose from postable afternoon teas delivered straight to your doorstep and luxurious breakfast-in-bed hampers.
For a tasty treat in a tin, customise your own bestselling red velvet cake.
One Night Only
On the evening of Wednesday 14 February, Parker’s Tavern will be serving a unique five-course Valentine’s menu. There’s no better time to treat your other half to some of the finest British cuisine in an elegant setting fit for romance. Keep your eyes peeled on the Parker’s Tavern website for menu details and reserve your spot now for £65 per person.
An Arty Affair
The latest exhibition at Mr & Mrs Clarks gallery is sure to get you in the mood for romance. For the Love of Art features works from icons of contemporary art including David Hockney and Tracey Emin.
The display focuses on the science of endorphins and dopamine producing the same chemical reaction as falling in love. It highlights the brain’s reaction when viewing art. For Valentine’s week, the gallery offers private viewings with champagne, a special Valentine’s gift and a £100 voucher per booking.
Tickets cost £100 per couple and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
An Amorous Escape
Historic boutique hotel University Arms has launched a lavish Valentine’s package for 2024. From £276 per night, guests can enjoy breakfast in Parker’s Tavern, a bottle of champagne, chocolate truffles and chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival, turndown service, plus a bouquet of roses and rose petals. For a romantic getaway, look no further.
Offer available from 1 to 29 February.
For the Love of Pizza
Scott’s All Day has a Valentine’s menu sure to impress. Enjoy four courses for £37.50 including a complimentary glass of fizz or nosecco on arrival; or better yet, add bottomless drinks for £27.50. Select a range of mouth-watering starters, including deep-fried lasagne bites.
For mains, we highly recommend a Detroit-style pizza. Strawberry tiramisu and warm cookie dough with ice cream are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
Dining to Delight
If quality seasonal produce is your passion, choose Provenance Kitchen for your Valentine’s dinner. Served in its stylish restaurant, two set menus are available, priced at £75 for the classic Valentine’s menu or £65 for the vegetarian version.
Diners will be served a glass of Saffron Grange 2020 pinot noir rosé on arrival, before savouring delicacies like smoked squash ravioli or Cornish cod with pickled clams to name just two. A selection of petit fours are sure to end things on a sweet note.
For that Special Someone
If you are planning a proposal this Valentine’s Day, then diamond specialist Baker Brothers in Bedford is the ideal place to start. Selecting an engagement ring is a momentous journey, involving careful consideration.
While the classic solitaire diamond on a simple band remains a timeless choice, alternative options such as trilogy rings symbolising past, present and future – or vibrant gemstones like sapphires and emeralds – offer unique expressions.
For the ardent romantics, ruby engagement rings, with their rich-red allure and durability akin to diamonds, become compelling choices.
Beyond the gem, the cut of the diamond introduces an air of individuality; pear and oval cuts provide distinctive alternatives to a traditional round brilliant, ensuring the chosen ring becomes a cherished symbol of enduring love.
Pay Baker Brothers a visit for some expert advice in making your selection.
Take a Punt!
The ultimate Cambridge activity, punting is perfect for romance. Historic leisure punting provider Scudamore’s is offering a 45-minute, private-chauffeured punt tour of Cambridge for two, including a bouquet and a bottle of prosecco for £195.
If lovers want to upgrade the experience, try the champagne Valentine’s tour for £230. These offers must be booked in advance either via phone or email, and are available between 10 and 17 February.
A Night to Remember
Using the promo code LOVE, Graduate Cambridge is offering a complimentary bottle of prosecco and sweet treat in the room, alongside late check-out so that your romantic trip can last that bit longer.
Make the most of your stay with a visit to the Leisure Club, where couples can relax and rejuvenate in the steam room, sauna, gym and pool.
End the day with a date night at the in-house restaurant, Garden House, before toasting to love at the low-lit Garden Bar.
The LOVE package is valid for stays from 1 to 29 February and is bookable until the 24th.