The Cheese Wheel Presents: A Valentine's Lady And The Tramp Night
Looking for something cheesy to do for Valentine's Day? Grab your partner and head to Camden's Cheese Wheel for a grana padano-drenched supper. You'll get fresh fettuccine pasta to dunk into your own cheese bowl (think the Bella Notte scene from Lady & The Tramp) which you can then top with the likes of basil pesto and semi-dried tomatoes or pancetta.
The starters will also be cheese-centric; think goat's cheese mousse and arancini with chorizo and mozzarella. Chapel Down grapefruit bellinis will be keeping you hydrated and the tiramisu cheesecake is a must for dessert.
This popular Italian restaurant is celebrating love with a delicious Valentine's Day menu, which will be available from 10 to 18 February. The special Valentine's Day menu offers a delicious three-course meal with a celebratory glass of Italian Prosecco for just £21.95 each - giving you every reason to treat your loved one! Options includes Italian classics alongside vegan and non-gluten choices available as well as lots of desserts.
Cocktail lovers, this one's for you. Pancake Day is getting a makeover at Bill's Restaurants. The restaurant chain will be celebrating with Glamcake Day, from 6 to 13 February, with a menu inspired by cocktail pancake recipes including, the Bramble Mojito, and Amaretto Sour, as well as the more classic Caramelised Lemon & Sugar and Caramalised Banana with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. For a truly exceptional pancake experience, head to Bill’s in February and bring a touch of glamour to your pancake party.
Still haven't planned anything for Valentine's Day? Fear not, Swingers has you covered. For an ultra-fun date night, head down to the crazy golf venue. Couples can take advantage of the V Day package, which gets them a round of nine holes of crazy golf each, a bottle of Perrier Jouet Champagne to share and a delicious heart-shaped pizza of your choice from Pizza Pilgrims. For those who aren't attached, check out the 'No dates, just mates' package, which includes crazy golf for four people and two cocktails per person.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Chinese New Year falls on Friday 16 February this year, so if you're looking to celebrate with a meal out, book into Yauatcha. The Soho favourite has created a special menu using ingredients that are traditionally believed to bring good fortune.
On offer will be two dim sum dishes - Chilean sea bass roll (symbolising financial prosperity) and salted egg yolk custard sesame ball (representing togetherness) - while mains include the must-have golden fortune prawn in lime sauce (for good luck) and succulent duck. For dessert, the Haoyun Lantern petit gâteau dessert is a true show-stopper, while the limited edition macarons are almost too cute to eat... almost!
Spirited Sermons - Loving Whiskey
If you're keen to try a cocktail masterclass with a difference, nab a ticket to Spirited Sermons at Reverend JW simpson next week. In this romantic special, the spirit in question will be Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky; and the class will begin with a history lesson before you whip up your very own cocktail at the pop-up bar. The bartenders know everything there is to know about this unique dram, so you'll be in safe hands through your tasting flight of three 'expressions' and three cocktail twists.
Time to get your diaries out and circle Sunday 6 May. The Big Space Day, a free family event, will take place at the Royal Albert Hall as part of their Festival of Science: Space. Kids can build and launch their own rockets, see a Mars Rover up-close, and investigate an inflatable planetarium among other space-tastic activities. They might want to try out a 'space walk', a gadget workshop or tune in to Jon Spooner's one-man show about trying to be an astronaut. The Big Space Day is free but ticketed; tickets go on sale on Wednesday 14 February at 10am.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with the help of Avenue this year. Enjoy a special set menu in a cosy setting finished with soulful music from Lifford Shillingford, one of London’s most in-demand vocalists, who will be performing from 7.30-9.45pm. The set menu will feature the explosive influence of modern Asian cuisine fused with a fiery South American twist. Guests can start with a spiced tuna tartare followed by gochujang marinated grilled rack of lamb, topped off with a romantic chocolate and black cherry frozen parfait. Call 0207 321 2111 for reservations.