Roses are red, violets are blue; 10 Cupid-approved things for you to do
Love is in the air! Or is that the next Covid variant? Who knows? Either way, it’s time to look lively because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so whatever you do, don’t forget the dinner reservation or the date night plans.
Whether you’re looking for something budget-friendly or downright bougie this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you and your boo thing(s) covered. From Seven Deadly Sins-themed golf to a traditional candlelit corner and dessert with two spoons—and we all know what spooning leads to… a forking great Vally Day. So, get your chops around this lot to make sure your main squeeze is tickled impressed.
The boys behind Barnacle are serving up a special Valentine’s Day menu for one night and one night only on Tuesday 14th Feb. Fresh, organic ingredients with a focus on sustainability and local produce meet fine dining finesse for a five-course gastronomic spectacular. The intimate evening includes a chef’s snack and glass of Henners Rosé on arrival and a pre-dessert pavlova—and nothing says 'love you’ quite like edible foreplay. Reserve your speck online.
Barnacle The Mezzanine, Duke Street Market, 46 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AS
Whether you trying to get in their pants or just simply stay in the good books, Fred’s Feast for Lovers is sure to do the trick. Three courses of delicious food with a glass of pink bubbly to wash it down. Lovely stuff. We’d be going straight for the nduja arancini, slow-cooked beef brisket and baked cookie dough sharer—but you do you, boo! Available on selected dates between 10th-18th February. Book online; £60 per couple.
Frederiks 32 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX
Fancy a fusion of crazy golf, theatre, cocktails and street food? Celebrate Valentine’s the cool kid way as Golf Fang put on a night of romance and mischief, taking you on a journey of the seven deadly sins. Challenge the object of your affections to a game on the immersive spray ground promising ‘surprises at every turn’ and ‘a night to remember’. And don’t forget: every hole’s a goal. Book online.
Golf Fang Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5XJ
Looking for something extra luxurious? Lu Ban’s Champagne & steak menu is sure to fit the bill. Start your intimate evening with a glass of Lu Ban Drappier Champagne and strap in for a feast of authentic Tianjin Cuisine in swanky, ambient surroundings. Dishes include Yin & Yang Hot & Sour soup, rainbow crackers with ‘Frazzle’ caviar and ‘Lucky Number 8’ beef fillet and lobster sharer. Available: Saturday 11th February (from 5pm), Sunday 12th February (5.30pm–8.15pm). And Tuesday 14th February (5pm–9.30pm). Book online. Standard menu £150 for 2; vegan menu £120 for 2.
Lu Ban Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5XJ
Blundell Street Supper Club
Bottomless booze, soul and Motown, live DJ and open dancefloor on a Sunday afternoon at Liverpool’s premier cabaret venue—what could possibly go wrong? Best book Monday off work now ‘cause this ain’t one to be missed. Good job there’s a tasty brunch menu on the table to help soak up the consequences of your romantic revelry. Sunday 12th February, 2pm-6.30pm. Tickets now available; £45pp. Includes unlimited wine, beer or Prosecco for 90 minutes, 2-course brunch and live music.
Blundell Street Supper Club 63 Blundell Street, Liverpool L1 0AJ
Nothing says Valentine’s in Liverpool like a bit of PDA at Panoramic 34 — a coveted bar and restaurant, 34 floors high, with panoramic views of the city (and some stonking sunsets). In between footsie sessions, tuck into a nine-course tasting menu of fine dining dishes. The spread is bookended by chef’s canapés and an assiette of desserts, with plenty to tantalise the senses in between. Food only, £99pp; add pairing wines, £149pp. Reserve your space online.
Panoramic 34 West Tower, Brook Street, Liverpool L3 9PJ
Lover birds (instead of Liver Birds…get it?), this is where the city’s steak specialists create their magic. For Valentine’s Day, our beloved beef buffs have created a three-course menu complete with sharing mains, sides and sauces. A short ’n’ sweet repertoire of dishes well done (pun intended—take your steak how you like it) complete with desserts that are sure to secure extra brownie points. So, make your moooove (urgh, sorry) and book yourself a cosy corner at Cowshed online. Meat-eaters, £55pp; non-meat-eaters, £30pp.
Cowshed 104 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BL
The Reader Org
We see your romantic idea and we raise you The Reader Org’s Wine & Dine night. A romantic dining experience at the Mansion House, nestled in Calderstones Park, with poetic pairings from their A Little Aloud with Love anthology. As if that wasn’t fairytale enough, they’ve only gone and added the live dulcet tones of singer-pianist, Victoria Sharpe to the evening’s agenda too. *Insert heart eyes Emoji*. Tuesday 14 February, 7pm. Book online; £50pp.
The Reader Org The Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
If food is the language of love then the brains behind Wreckfish are fluent. They’re prepped and ready to leave you and your special someone with ‘warm and fuzzy feelings and a satisfied stomach’ this Valentine’s Day. As well as lighting the candles and getting the wine flowing, the elevated bistro will be serving a menu of sophisticated dishes showcasing the most delicious seasonal ingredients. Book online; £69pp. Available Tuesday 14th February only.
Wreckfish 60 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BE
Smoke & Dough
Want to take your date for dinner but also get the ick at the prospect of awkward conversation? Swap small talk for the Smoke & Dough interactive dining experience. Grilled meats, cheeses and vegetables cooked to order at your table with all the sides and sundries your hearts’ desire. The special edition Valentine’s menu features a main course of nine different meats but if you’re not carnivorously inclined, there’s a well-stocked vegetarian and vegan menu to satisfy you too. Book online; £24.99pp.
Smoke & Dough 14 Paradise Street, Liverpool L1 8JF
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