Our Top 5 British Venues for Valentine's Day
Nothing suggests romance and luxury like a bottle of fine champagne. If you’re planning to host a special evening at home, we’ve got just the bottle – or if the wow factor is what you’re after, read on to discover the London, Manchester and Glasgow hotspots that will truly impress. From a hip treetop bar overlooking the city to an iconic afternoon tea parlour, we know the places that are sure to impress.
Mayfair’s Ruinart Rosé
Lounge Boasting unrivalled views of the London skyline, the intimate Ruinart Rosé Lounge on the 10th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is the ideal setting for a glass of Ruinart rosé champagne with your valentine. Perched atop the hotel, this sleek pop-up bar will open for a limited time in collaboration with Ruinart, offering champagne by the glass (£20-30) and a selection of canapés (£15). Book between February 14-16 to take advantage of the Valentine’s package (£125pp), which includes a glass of Ruinart rosé champagne served in the Ruinart Rosé Lounge, followed by a special four-course menu at the hotel’s glamorous Amaranto restaurant. The Ruinart Rosé Lounge opens February 7-16, 5pm-10pm.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Hamilton Pl, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7DR
Treehouse Champagne Tasting in Marylebone
From your perch atop Marylebone’s stylish Treehouse Hotel in central London, experience a guided tasting (£80pp) of five Moët & Chandon, Ruinart and Krug champagnes – plus a welcome glass of Moët Brut Impérial – in The Nest. This stellar, hand-picked selection of champagnes – introduced by Moët Hennessy champagne ambassador Ethan Boroian and The Nest’s bar manager Aiden Page – includes a glass each of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Ruinart R de Ruinart, Ruinart Rosé and Krug Grand Cuvée, to be served with seasonal canapés and outstanding vistas over London. Join the Treehouse champagne tasting on Saturday February 15, 3-4.30pm.
Treehouse Hotel London
4-15 Langham Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 2QS
Champagne Afternoon Tea at a London Landmark
Chandeliers, marble columns, greenery and flowers – The Dorchester hotel’s The Promenade needs to be seen to be believed. Book a table for their world-famous afternoon tea over the Valentine’s Day weekend and you’ll get a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne, delicious pastries, freshly-baked scones and a beautiful rose to take home as a keepsake. Visit February 1-13, £75 per person, or February 14-16, £80pp person. £35 per child (5-12 years).
The Dorchester Hotel
53 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA
Japanese and Mexican Feast with Champagne
Combining fine contemporary Japanese and Mexican cuisines, Manchester’s Peter Street Kitchen is offering a four-course contemporary Valentine’s Day dinner, with a glass of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial upon arrival, for £85 per guest. Feast on a selection of small plates such as tuna sashimi with truffle ponzu mayo or Mayan-spiced marinated chicken ensalada with cashews, black lime and sesame oil, before tucking into a decadent baked white chocolate cheesecake with Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial sorbet.
Peter Street Kitchen
Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP
Champagne and Movie Magic
Calling all cinephiles! Glasgow’s gorgeous Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is offering three movie-inspired Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day. There’s also an indulgent champagne afternoon tea paired with Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, from £46.75 per guest, February 6-March 20. And if you can wait a little longer, the Moët Cinema Club will open its doors from February 20-March 20, with tickets starting from £15 per guest and including a mini of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial.
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AD