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Valentine’s Day Brighton

Brighton Valentine’s Day 2021 won’t be what any of us expected it to be, but with a bit of imagination, it could be one you’ll be telling the grandkids about.

You may have decided that Valentine’s Day is a superfluous extra this year (like wearing trousers in your team’s weekly video meeting – what’s the point, no one will see?)

Romantic dining

You may have decided that Valentine’s Day is a superfluous extra this year (like wearing trousers in your team’s weekly video meeting – what’s the point, no one will see?) But our lovely restaurants, who would normally be tempting us with beguiling menus and wooing us with their wine lists, are also bubbling creatives. This Valentine’s day they’ve been finding ways to bring their unique offering into your home. So light the candles, switch on that carefully curated playlist and bring on the chefs.

Romantic Restaurants Brighton

Breakfast in bed?

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, you might consider an early morning romantic gesture is in order. The Lost in the Lanes brunch box is available for click and collect and contains everything you need to make a luxurious café style brunch for two, including fresh coffee, a bit of bubbly and a tasty pudding.

Lost In The Lanes Valentines Day Brighton brunch box

Julien Plumart has laid on a special brunch box for sweet-toothed sweethearts, ladened with macrons, savoury croissants and a heart-shaped Valentine’s day cake to share.

Julien Plumart Brighton

Feed your passion

Brighton Cookery School is encouraging romance in the kitchen with their virtual Valentine’s day cookery class. The online class runs Saturday 13 from 6 – 8pm, giving you a little time to perfect your culinary skills before getting messy in the kitchen – off-screen.

Finish at home style takeaways are a great way to ensure you get the closest thing to the restaurant experience in your home, with minimum effort on your behalf.

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Finish at home style takeaways are a great way to ensure you get the closest thing to the restaurant experience in your home, with minimum effort on your behalf. The Cloak Room has paired up with Albourne Estate for a three-course finish at home extravaganza. Executive Chef, Alan White makes grand gestures in the kitchen a cinch with a finish at home four-course meal from The Grand. While modern bistro Petit Pois continue to prove that when it comes to romance and food, the French still have it in the bag.

Petit Pois Brighton

Valentine’s Day for Sunday-lunch lovers

Are you and your partner (or lockdown bestie) lovers of the Sunday roast? These heroes are delivering the full works, including finish at home and ready-to-go options.

The Cleveland Arms Brighton

While all these Sunday lunch Dons are delivering the goods, a few are adding a sprinkling of romance to the Love Day feast, check out The Cleveland Arms, The Coal Shed and BRAVO Best Roast winner of 2020, The Roundhill (vegan Valentine’s day roasts for animal lovers).

If roast dinners don’t scream romance at you then why not try something more exotic

A bamboo boat filled with sushi on a dark shiny table

If roast dinners don’t scream romance at you then why not try something more exotic, like a sharing platter from Moshimo. Newly opened Longrain Thai is offering a perfectly balanced two-course Pan-Aian feast with cocktails. Or spice things up with a two-course feast from Brighton favourite, Curry Leaf Cafe.

From Sussex With Love

Celebrate Sussex this Valentine’s Day by sending the gift of our local bounty. It’s the perfect gift to let those loved ones who you can’t be with know that there’s someone thinking of them.

Boozy truffle DIY kit, a bottle of spirits some chocolates, chocolate cases and instructions on how to make truffles in a presentation box

Connect with distant loved ones with a virtual wine-tasting event from The Great British Charcuterie Send a bottle of award-winning Sussex Sparkling from Rathfinny Estate, or a boozy truffles kit from Madame Jennifer’s distillery in Hove all make lovely gifts.

A table set with sparkiling wine, plates of food and candles

Finally, if you can’t be with the one you love, or would rather wait to celebrate in a restaurant, then make sure you keep that raincheck by buying a gift voucher for your favourite restaurant. Because if we’ve learnt one thing in the past twelve months it’s that we can adapt and make do, and if we’ve learnt two things it’s that our independent bars and restaurants really do help make the love go around.