Our pick: five Valentine's Day specials in London

They say the surest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. If that’s true, you’ll be sure to seal the deal with one of these unusual experiences...

Hoppers
📍49 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4SG
💰Pink Egg Hopper (V) £5.00

In honour of the big day, Hoppers is pinkifying the Sri Lankan breakfast staple it named itself after! Don’t miss your chance to try the exclusive shade of these delicious bowl-shaped pancakes made with fermented rice flour, coconut milk and (optionally) a fried egg. While you’re there, we’d recommend ordering the bone marrow varuval and mutton rolls too. You won't regret it...

BaoziInn
📍24 Romilly St, Soho, W1D 5AH or 34-36 Southwark St, SE1 1TU
💰Traditional chicken dumplings in chilli oil £10.90

Nothing says I love you like chicken and dumplings combined. Stop by BaoziInn’s Romilly St or London Bridge branch for a special selection of pink bao buns and dumplings in fifty shades of pink. As an added bonus, you’ll get a complimentary shot of Red Velvet Bailey’s and a Ferrero Rocher for dessert. How can you say no to that?

Sussex Bar & Restaurant
📍63-64 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 3JW
💰Beef Wellington to share £58

Set the mood for lovin’ with a show-stopping beef wellington to share from Oliver Gladwin’s seasonal, sustainable spot in Soho - just a stone’s throw away from theatreland. Pre-order and they’ll personalise it with initials baked into the crust as a sweet surprise for that special someone...

Ella Canta
📍One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY
💰Valentine's set menu including choice of an exclusive cocktail £70pp

Head to Park Lane and mark El Dia de San Valentin with a sensual six-course Mexican Seduction tasting menu from Mexican superstar chef, Martha Ortiz! With dishes including corn tetela with mushroom & molcajete sauce, or beef fillet with red mole & crispy hibiscus, you won’t find more a more authentic, delicious Mexican in London. We’d recommend checking out their rare collection of mezcal & tequila too…

Chotto Matte
📍11-13 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4RB
💰Valentine's Nikkei tasting menu & welcome cocktail £75pp

Blood's normally the last thing you’re hoping for on Valentine's Day, but not at Chotto Matte. Treat your loved one to their Valentine's Nikkei tasting menu, featuring exclusive dishes including pink Champagne seabass and langoustine tiradito and a Valentine's nigiri platter, and take home a MYLA London lacey lingerie set if your hot chocolate heart fondant dessert bleeds red when you dive in…

 

This article was written by Felix Gittins

They say the surest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. If that’s true, you’ll be sure to seal the deal with one of these unusual experiences...

Hoppers
📍49 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4SG
💰Pink Egg Hopper (V) £5.00

In honour of the big day, Hoppers is pinkifying the Sri Lankan breakfast staple it named itself after! Don’t miss your chance to try the exclusive shade of these delicious bowl-shaped pancakes made with fermented rice flour, coconut milk and (optionally) a fried egg. While you’re there, we’d recommend ordering the bone marrow varuval and mutton rolls too. You won't regret it...

BaoziInn
📍24 Romilly St, Soho, W1D 5AH or 34-36 Southwark St, SE1 1TU
💰Traditional chicken dumplings in chilli oil £10.90

Nothing says I love you like chicken and dumplings combined. Stop by BaoziInn’s Romilly St or London Bridge branch for a special selection of pink bao buns and dumplings in fifty shades of pink. As an added bonus, you’ll get a complimentary shot of Red Velvet Bailey’s and a Ferrero Rocher for dessert. How can you say no to that?

Sussex Bar & Restaurant
📍63-64 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 3JW
💰Beef Wellington to share £58

Set the mood for lovin’ with a show-stopping beef wellington to share from Oliver Gladwin’s seasonal, sustainable spot in Soho - just a stone’s throw away from theatreland. Pre-order and they’ll personalise it with initials baked into the crust as a sweet surprise for that special someone...

Ella Canta
📍One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY
💰Valentine's set menu including choice of an exclusive cocktail £70pp

Head to Park Lane and mark El Dia de San Valentin with a sensual six-course Mexican Seduction tasting menu from Mexican superstar chef, Martha Ortiz! With dishes including corn tetela with mushroom & molcajete sauce, or beef fillet with red mole & crispy hibiscus, you won’t find more a more authentic, delicious Mexican in London. We’d recommend checking out their rare collection of mezcal & tequila too…

Chotto Matte
📍11-13 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4RB
💰Valentine's Nikkei tasting menu & welcome cocktail £75pp

Blood's normally the last thing you’re hoping for on Valentine's Day, but not at Chotto Matte. Treat your loved one to their Valentine's Nikkei tasting menu, featuring exclusive dishes including pink Champagne seabass and langoustine tiradito and a Valentine's nigiri platter, and take home a MYLA London lacey lingerie set if your hot chocolate heart fondant dessert bleeds red when you dive in…

 

This article was written by Felix Gittins