City Valentine’s – top picks on where to go this year


It’s that time of year again - chocolates are lining the shelves and everything seems to be bathed in a pink hue as cupid draws back his arrow in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a fancy dinner you’re looking for or a date night with a difference, we’ve picked some of the best places to wow your loved one this February 14th


Elnecot, one of the newest additions to Manchester’s on trend Ancoats area, is offering a five-course feast this Valentine’s Day with Champagne on arrival followed by three delicious courses including vegan and vegetarian options. The casual yet intimate atmosphere and impressive drinks menu are perfect for a laid back but impressive date night.



Opening in Leeds mid last year, Home was set up by Elizabeth Cottam, BBC MasterChef semi-finalist and Mark Owens, former Head Chef at the Michelin-starred The Box Tree in Ilkley. Using the tagline 'fine dining, reimagined', Home offers relaxed and modern fine dining at its best. With a ten course February menu, this is the perfect spot to enjoy the finest food without the stuffy atmosphere.



Glasgow Science Museum is offering you the chance to spend your Valentine’s night under the stars in the museum’s renowned Planetarium. For £35 per person, you can spend the evening with the Good Spirits Company, as you learn all about the science of gin (while sampling a few of course1). The Planetarium is a state-of-the-art, digital projection, offering visitors a 360-degree journey through the galaxy across its 15-metre hemispherical dome.

Glasgow Science Museum


For the creatives amongst you, why not ditch the regular date night spots and head to the Industrial Gallery at Birmingham Museum. Yes, you did read that right! For one night only, the Industrial Gallery is opening after hours with a luxurious five-course menu. You’ll be joined by local singer-songwriter Robert Lane to serenade your way through the evening and for extra brownie points, check out the 'Make a ring for your loved one' workshop at the gallery on the 11th of February too.

Birmingham Musuem


If quirkier romance is your style, stop off at Roseleaf cafe in Leith, Edinburgh. The signature ‘pot-tails’ have become something of an urban legend: dreamy combinations of spirits and fragrant tea served in a teapot! Look out for the Valentine’s twists on their ever-changing cocktail menu and get ready to brew up some love.