Whether it’s your first date, or you and your special someone have been in love for years, there’s no better way to spend Valentines Day in Liverpool than with a romantic meal together. From lunchtime to dinner and cocktails, here’s the best places to book for you and your sweetheart this February.
With its breathtaking views from the 34th floor and elegant surroundings, love really is in the air at Panoramic 34 – the perfect setting to take someone special, and perhaps even pop the question! Open from midday for lunch, Afternoon Tea, and dinner and cocktails in the evening. Choose the Tasting Menu and enjoy an Amuse Bouche, confit potato with mussel and shrimp, braised ox cheek, Cornish coast halibut, Goosnargh duck breast, and panna cotta for dessert.
If you’re looking for something a little more low key without compromising on romance this Valentines Day then The Book in West Derby is welcoming sweethearts to enjoy their special Valentines menu. Try the sharing platter of Italian meats, baked Camembert, goats cheese and nibbles, or order a super cute love heart pizza with a choice of two toppings for either side of the heart – adorable! It’s not just the food that’s loved up – their Valentine’s cocktails include the Passionate Kiss with passionfruit and vodka, whiskey-based Cupid’s Arrow, and Love Heart Gin Fizz made with The Book’s exclusive Love Heart Gin. Known for its welcoming atmosphere in an intimate setting and their cheap and cheerful regular menu, The Book is such a hit with locals that booking is definitely recommended.
60 Hope Street
Head to 60 Hope Street in Liverpool’s pretty Georgian Quarter for a romantic three course meal of seasonal British food in this picturesque townhouse. Their menus are updated fortnightly so there’s always something fresh and new to try. You can expect to enjoy such starters as hand-dived scallops, chargrilled octopus, or fillet of beef carpaccio, followed by main courses which are perfect for a cosy winter dinner date: ribeye of beef with a bone marrow bearnaise, rump of lamb with potato gnocchi, or coq au vin.
Cucina di Vincenzo
Nobody does romance like the Italians, so head to award-winning family run Cucina di Vincenzo in Childwall this Valentines Day for classic antipasti, homemade pasta dishes and traditional main courses of Milanese chicken, fresh fish, or fillet of beef. Finish with affogato or choose from one of Gabi’s sumptuous desserts.
Enjoy the warm and relaxed French atmosphere of Bistro Franc with your cherie amour for a lazy lunch or dinner date. The menu de la maison features delicious starters from soup du jour to hazelnut crusted brie with fig and date chutney, breaded pork cheek bon bons, and portobello mushroom bruschetta with a truffle infused white bean hummus. Their main courses on the Plats de Resistance menu is chock full of hearty meals to enjoy with a bottle of wine; classic beef bourguignon, chicken supreme, stuffed rolled pork belly, lamb rump, seared duck breast and much more.
The Italian Club Fish
They say oysters are a natural aphrodisiac, and knocked back with a glass of crisp prosecco is a great way to start off a romantic meal. Choose from the Italian Club Fish’s classic dozen oysters with tabasco, Carlingford oysters in batter, or Oysters Rockefeller. There is so much on the menu at this family run Bold Street seafood restaurant. From fresh fish, shellfish, pasta and meat, the extensive menu and rustic setting is ideal for Valentines Day. The Hot Seafood Sharing Platter is perfect for two people, and features a whole lobster, crab claws, langoustine, prawns, mussels, oysters rockefeller, and shrimp cocktail.