Experience a romantic long weekend with Valentine’s Day activities in Covent Garden, London.
Covent Garden is one of the most romantic and beloved neighbourhoods in London. Whether planning a date night, a weekend getaway, or just exploring on your own or with friends, it offers various activities and memorable experiences from dawn to dusk.
From romantic dining to unique gift shops and limited edition menus, you can expect to create unforgettable moments in this charming city area.
The ultimate dining guide for romantic couples
Top spots for a romantic evening
Navigating the abundance of romantic restaurant options in London can be overwhelming, but we’ve curated a list of the best date night spots in the West End.
Perfect for Valentine’s Day, special occasions, or just a romantic night out. Discover Peruvian Pisco bars, sushi to share, stylish staycations, and even the ‘most romantic restaurant in London’ all in Covent Garden. From a first date to a proposal, we’ve got you covered.
Dining for two
Make this Valentine’s Day memorable with a candlelit dining experience for two in the heart of Covent Garden. Discover exclusive set menus available this February 14th.
SUSHISAMBA – £150 per guest
Are you looking to add some excitement to your Valentine’s Day celebrations? Look no further than the SUSHISAMBA chef-curated set menu for two. Whether you want to add some subtle fun or turn up the heat, celebrate samba-style this Valentine’s Day. You can choose from the set menu or enjoy the signature a la carte menu, which pairs perfectly with a bottle of bubbly. Indulge in dishes like Edamame, Wagyu Tataki, Truffle Glazed Lobster and more. And remember to leave some room for the Love-Struck Rose Choux to add a romantic touch to your evening.
Monmouth Kitchen – £85 per guest
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at Monmouth Kitchen, where you can indulge in a delectable four-course menu inspired by Peruvian and Italian cuisine. The menu offers a wide selection of dishes to choose from, including Sea Bass Ceviche and Black Pepper Beef Carpaccio with Shaved Truffle for starters, Robata King Prawns for your second course, and Pecorino and Truffle Tortellini or Crispy-Skinned Sea Bass Fillets for your main course. Experience the ultimate romantic dining experience with your loved one at Monmouth Kitchen.
Indulge in a selection of desserts such as Warm Peruvian Chocolate Spring Rolls and Coffee Brûlée. The Valentine’s Day meal has a glass of Moët & Chandon Rosé to complement your dining experience.
The First Date
First dates can be nerve-wracking, so why not start with a cocktail to ease the tension?
FLORAL By Lima’s Lost Alpaca Bar offers delicious Pisco-based cocktails and is an excellent spot for a first date.
Impress your date with your knowledge of the fantastic and trendy Peruvian bar, and enjoy the intimate lighting, low-level background tunes, and delicious cocktails.
If you get hungry, order light bar snacks such as yuca chips with Peruvian salsa, beef empanadas, or chicken anticucho.
The Third Date
Congratulations on securing a third date!
While you’ve already hit it off, there’s still more to learn about each other. Sticks ‘n’ Sushi’s Henrietta Street menu, heavily focused on sharing, offers the perfect opportunity to get to know each other and discover each other’s food preferences.
Try the Danish-Japanese sushi restaurant’s ‘Table for 2 Sushi’ for the ultimate sharing experience. Be adventurous and ask your waiter to keep serving you new dishes until you say stop, or try the Black Cod as a safe option.
After your meal, head to the bar at the back for Japanese-inspired cocktails as an aperitif or digestif. Impress your date by ordering sparkling sake.
Are you ready to step up the ambience three or six months into the relationship?
Look no further than the charming and stylish Henrietta Hotel and Restaurant for a romantic staycation. The intimate 18-room hotel, with its art deco-inspired decor, opened its doors in 2017 and featured a restaurant run by Michelin-star chef Ollie Dabbous, serving up 5-star food with impeccable service.
Indulge in a seasonal menu with subtle French influences. Take advantage of this opportunity to test the waters and book your first night away together in Henrietta’s Room 18, the best room in the house with impeccable style and incredible views of London.
After dinner, enjoy gin-based cocktails in the hotel’s romantic bar before retiring to your room — no need to worry about transportation.
Everything is right there.
The One Year Anniversary
Celebrate your love with a special anniversary dinner at Frenchie Covent Garden. Indulge in French cuisine, with dishes like duck foie gras, modules, and pollock à la grenobloise.
Experience the epitome of style with Frenchie’s chic interior and impeccable service. For a truly memorable occasion, try the 5-Course Tasting Menu, crafted by Chef Gregory Marchand and his team, featuring dishes from the à la carte menu and fresh, seasonal produce.
Enhance your meal with Frenchie’s expert wine pairing, or finish with one of their seasonal cocktails.
Then, transport yourself to Paris for the night and make it an unforgettable anniversary.
Repeatedly named London’s most romantic restaurant, Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden is the perfect destination for a special occasion with your loved one.
The restaurant’s Provencal and Tuscan-inspired ambience, complete with wood-panelled rooms, candlelight, and an apple blossom-filled conservatory, transports you to a romantic escape.
Indulge in some of the finest French cuisine in London, paired with an extensive wine list of over 2,500 selections from 18 countries. Make the night even more special by requesting a table in the conservatory, the perfect setting for a proposal.
Book 3 months in advance to secure your spot in this sought-after location.
Meet The Parents
If you’re looking to impress, Balthazar is a perfect choice.
With its impeccable service and delicious food, it’s sure to leave a lasting impression.
The menu features a range of classic French brasserie and bistro dishes that satisfy any palate, making it the perfect spot for a weekend brunch, weekday lunch, or Monday night dinner.
So whether trying to impress your significant other’s parents or simply looking for a particular occasion spot, Balthazar’s unpretentious class and refined menu of crowd-pleasers will satisfy you.
Meet The Mates
The Sunday Roast at Cora Pearl is perfect for impressing your significant other’s friends.
The menu combines classic comfort food with a touch of elegance, making it relaxed and approachable. The inviting atmosphere and impeccable service will also leave a lasting impression on your guests.
With a wide range of delicious options, there’s something for everyone at Cora Pearl’s Sunday Roast.
Show your friends that you know how to take care of your own with this winning combination of great food and company.
Consider set menus for this Valentine’s Day
Experience a romantic Valentine’s Day evening in 2024 at the renowned Indian restaurant Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden. For just £75 per person, you can indulge in a delectable four-course meal that includes starters, a chef’s special for the middle course, a main course, sides for the table, and a dessert. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Francoise Monay Rosé Champagne to complete the perfect evening.
Ivy Market Grill
Celebrate the season of love with The Ivy Market Grill’s three-course Valentine’s Day Set Menu, available from the 10th to the 15th of February, for £75 per person. Start with a duo of prawns served with avocado and tomatoes, complemented with Marie Rose sauce. You can choose from succulent beef fillet, lobster linguine and coconut sweet potato curry for the main course. End your meal on a sweet note with the ‘Love is in the Air’ sharing dessert. To make your evening even more unique, you will receive a Della Vite Prosecco Rosé on arrival, with love from The Ivy.
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- Book a Charlotte Tilbury Pro Artist for a perfect night out.
- Book a pre-theatre dinner at the iconic French eatery, Balthazar.
- Take a tour around the Royal Opera House and watch a show.
- Lastly, remember to finish the night with the iconic rose-shaped ice cream from Amorino.
Covent Garden Friends Day Out
Get ready for an exciting day out in Covent Garden that includes a blow dry at Trevor Sorbie, a booking at the Chanel School of Make-Up, a delicious dinner at Ave Mario, which includes an ice cream tower cake and a limited edition Valentine’s dessert. After dinner, you can head to Mrs Riot to celebrate our friendship with a cocktail and dance the night away.
For the lovers, this Valentine’s Day
- Indulge in champagne and fresh oysters at The Oystermen on Henrietta Street.
- End your evening with a stunning view of Covent Garden from the terrace at the top of the Royal Opera House while sipping on your favourite drinks.
A Valentine’s Day with a twist
- Fans of romantic movies can explore the area and locate the spots where famous scenes were filmed, such as when Darcy and Bridget meet, Kate and Tom have their first encounter and Eliza and Henry first cross paths.
- If you’re interested in Italian cuisine, book a table at VyTA in the heart of Covent Garden for a delightful dining experience.
- At the Tiffany & Co. store, remember to check out the Style Studio, which offers a creative personalisation bar.
- You can visit Penhaligon’s longest-standing store on Wellington Street for a couple’s fragrance session.
Valentine’s Evening Tour
Discover the romantic side of London with our Valentine’s Evening Tour. Let this special tour set the mood as you are guided past notable landmarks while relaxing to romantic music. Stay comfortable with the provided blankets. Valentine’s Evening Tour >