The authentic London Valentine’s Day experience
Three of London’s top hotels offer incredible Valentine’s Day Menu’s. Take ‘the day of love’ to a 5-star level with their special offerings, such as breakfast in bed, high tea or supper. You can order the meals on their websites and it is even not exclusively for the 14th. The ultimate way to celebrate this day and enjoy some of the finest cooking in the world.
What better way to mark Valentine’s, than with the iconic Claridge’s afternoon tea? Lovingly made finger sandwiches, scones accompanied by Cornish clotted cream and Marco Polo gelée, and of course, cakes, will be boxed, ribboned and whizzed round town to bring a little magic to London homes. Rhubarb and vanilla Religieuse, quince and apple streusel tart, passion fruit cheesecake and Valrhona dark chocolate brownie are all on the menu, and as a special gift, the afternoon tea is complete with a tin of Claridge’s blend tea and clotted cream fudge.
If you prefer to celebrate with supper, the glamour and romance of The Foyer is just an order away. The Valentine’s Day Menu is a feast for two, full of legendary Claridge’s dishes – choose from Claridge’s seafood cocktail or a ballotine of foie gras to start, either lobster wellington or beef wellington as a show stopping main complete with delicious trimmings, and finish with vanilla and rhubarb St. Honoré to share. This decadent delivery includes champagne or bottled negronis mixed in The Fumoir bar, and a single red rose for a final flourish. Bouquets of red roses and gifts from Claridge’s are also available to add to your order.
The Claridge’s Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea is £50 and serves one.
The Claridge’s Valentine’s Day Menu is £200 and serves two.
Available from 11th – 14th February. Orders should be placed by 2pm for next day delivery or collection here.
The Connaught Patisserie team have been busy whipping up romantic confections for the week of Valentine’s. The star of the show is a glossy, picture-perfect dark chocolate mousse, raspberry and chocolate sponge cake, topped with raspberries, flecks of gold and chocolate hearts. The hearts can be personalised with initials. The Patisserie’s signature Connaughty hound is dressed in red for the occasion, donning a collar complete with heart shaped tag. This Valentine’s limited edition combines flavours of vanilla mousse, raspberry and lychee, topped on a white chocolate and almond base.
The Connaught Patisserie Valentine’s cake is £24, available for pre-order and can be collected from 8th – 15th February. To place an order please call 020 7314 3535.
The Valentine’s Connaughty hound (£12) will make its debut in the Patisserie from the 8th February.
Jean-Georges at The Connaught is transforming its bestselling pizzas – spinach and herb, tomato and mozzarella, and the iconic truffle – for the week, making them heart shaped for special Valentine’s suppers. Boxed in Jean Jullien cartooned boxes, these pizzas are available for delivery and collection and start from £15.
Place your order for Jean-Georges at The Connaught’s Valentine’s pizzas and more.
The Berkeley is giving its Breakfast in Bed delivery service a romantic makeover, delivering on the 13th and 14th of February. The Valentine’s breakfast menu features glossy raspberry croissants baked that morning at The Berkeley, freshly squeezed orange juice or a Berkeley Boost juice, yoghurt and granola laden with berries, vibrant fruit salad, and the piece de resistance – heart shaped brioche French toast, dipped in Madagascan vanilla butter with fruit, berry coulis, maple syrup and clotted cream.
Add a bottle or two of Laurent Perrier champagne for a mimosa moment. McQueens Flowers have created two beautiful bouquets for The Berkeley, which can be added to your order for the ultimate in romance – choose from red Naomi roses and seasonal, aromatic foliage or a snow-white bouquet of anemones, ranunculus and tulips with fragrant eucalyptus.
The Berkeley Breakfast in Beds are bundled in stamped brown paper bags, finished with handwritten tags, and come with the day’s newspaper.
The Valentine’s Breakfast in Bed starts from £28 and is available for two people, or for one should you be separated from your Valentine.
London delivery or collection is available. Place your order by 7pm for next morning delivery here.