Whether you think Valentine’s Day is super romantic or a giant marketing exercise to make us spend even more money, there’s no denying that it’s a big occasion for the restaurant biz and a great excuse to see what foods actually look half decent dyed pink and turned into a heart shape. Round up your mates or your dates and share the love with the best V-Day specials in town.
Seabird’s Pink Manchego Cheesecake
One of London’s most famous cheesecakes has been pimped up pink for Valentine’s Day. The Seabird cheesecake, which comes with a generous grating of manchego, is now infused with rose and strawberry. The dessert is part of Seabird’s San Valentin menu, which costs £75 per person and comes with a free glass of Nyetimber Cuvee Cherie fizz. We’ll cheers to that.
Available from 12th – 14th February at Seabird
Hoppers’ Pink Hopper
Sri Lankan favourite Hoppers have brought back their pink hopper this Valentine’s Day. The dish is part of the restaurant’s special Valentine’s Day menu, which also includes devilled chicken, lamb kothu roti and tempered okra. The set meal for two is good bang for your buck and costs £40 per person for five courses – perfect for spicing up your Valentine’s Day.
Available from 12th – 14th February at Hoppers Kings Cross and Marylebone
Rondo’s Heart Tatin With Bottomless Ice-Cream
If you and your lover have got a sweet tooth then this is the dish for you. Holborn restaurant Rondo’s head chef Chris Gillard has created a special heart-shaped sharing dessert for V-Day. The heart tatin has a shortbread crust topped with caramelised apples and comes with free-flowing vanilla ice cream or custard. Who needs bottomless bubbles when you can have bottomless custard?
Available from 11th – 18th February 2022 at Rondo
Albie’s Valentine’s Day Pancake Stack
Start the celebrations at breakfast time and book into Albie for the Valentine’s Day pancake stack. Aptly coloured red, the fluffy pancakes are topped with chantilly cream, fresh berries, chocolate sauce & a drizzle of maple syrup. If you’re looking to up the romance even more why not book into the hotel upstairs for a staycation?
Available from 11th – 15th February 2022 at Albie
BAO’s Boobs & Penis Bao Buns
BAO’s naughty little buns are back for V-Day. The set includes two boobies with a molten chocolate & cherry filling, and a penis filled with molten chocolate & white choc chips. Order quick if you want to nibble on these as they always sell out fast.
Available to purchase online from Convni
Yard Sale Pizza’s Heart Shaped Pizza
Nothing says ‘I heart you’ quite like a heart-shaped pizza and Yard Sale is slinging them out this V-Day. Available in Margherita (with a vegan option) and Holy Pepperoni flavours, you can get the pizzas on delivery or you can dine in at the Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Crofton Park, Finsbury Park, Hackney Road and Leytonstone sites.
Available on 13th & 14th February from Yard Sale Pizza
Holy Carrot’s Pink Tits Dessert
Vegan restaurant Holy Carrot has created a Valentine’s Day dessert that will have you saying ooh la la in no time. The Pink Tits dessert – a vegan vanilla beetroot panna cotta – is part of their special Valentine’s Day menu and perfect for the plant-based partners in your life.
Available on 11th, 12th & 14th February 2022 at Holy Carrot
Big Mamma’s MotherPucker Dolci
Big Mamma, the team behind restos Ave Mario, Circolo Popolare and Gloria Trattoria, is bringing us a lip-smackingly good pud this Valentine’s Day. The MotherPucker dolci features layers of buttery biscuit, almond praline, strawberry gel and almond mousse shaped in a big ‘ol pair of red lips. Get ready to pucker up people.
Available on 14th February 2022 at Ave Mario, Circolo Popolare and Gloria Trattoria
Pastaio’s Heart-Shaped Ravioli
One for all the pasta lovers out there – Stevie Parle is showing the love with heart-shaped ravioli at Pastaio this V-Day. Not only is it cute but with ricotta and black truffle in there, it’s indulgent too.
Available from 11th – 20th February 2022 at Pastaio Soho and Westfield
BIBO’s XXL Tortilla
The best way to share the love this Valentine’s Day? By sharing BIBO’s XXL 12-man tortilla. This whopper is part of their Valentine’s menu, decked out with dips and sides including the likes of padron peppers, chistorra al infierno, brava sauce, alioli and bread. You’ll need to round up your best buds as well as your Valentine to tuck into this one.
Available on 14th February 2022, pre-order at BIBO
The 34 of Hearts at 34 Mayfair
We really heart 34 Mayfair’s Valentine’s Day dessert spesh. Chocolate mousse stuffed with a raspberry centre, what’s not to love about that ‘eh? Plus you’ll be able to wash it down with one of their V-Day inspired cocktails too.
Available from Fri 11th – Mon 14th February 2022 at 34 Mayfair
Black Heart Burger at Tommi’s
Icelandic burger joint Tommi’s are doing things a little differently this Valentine’s Day with their black heart burger. Think chuck and ox heart patty, stacked up with béarnaise sauce and red onion marmalade all inside a charcoal bun. Just slap a bit of ketchup on it for some red vibes.
Available throughout February at Tommi’s
Homeslice’s Valentine’s Day Pizza
There’s no need to choose between a pizza and a pudding this V-Day because Homeslice has combined the two. The heat-shaped sweet pizza has a choccy hazelnut base, strawberries, dulce de leche sauce, white choc shards and chocolate & vanilla ice cream, so it’s perfect for the chocoholic in your life.
Available from 10th – 20th February at all Homeslice locations
Mochi Donuts at the Japan Centre
The Japan Centre has a whole range of pink goodies for V-Day this year, including yuzu strawberry and chocolate miso dulce de leche cupcakes but the mochi donut, filled with strawberry jam, covered in strawberry glaze and sprinkles, and topped with a strawberry Pocky stick, is the sweetest of the bunch.
Available until 14th February at the Mochi Bar at the Japan Centre
Heartbreaker Cakes at CHIN CHIN
CHIN CHIN’s Heartbreaker cakes are back for 2022 for all you lovers out there. The heart-shaped chocolate sponges are sandwiched with peanut butter frosting and topped with chocolate glaze and a piped message of your choice – what will you say on yours?
Available until 14th February at Chin Chin in Soho
Napoli Gang’s Heart-Shaped ‘Nduja Pizza
Big Mamma’s delivery service Napoli Gang have are slinging a heart-shaped pizza this Valentine’s Day. The B Corp brand, who are known for being OTT and pulling out all the stops, have created the spesh ‘nduja pizza for you to enjoy at your casa with your amore.
Available for on 14th February from Napoli Gang