WE LOVE A LITTLE ROMANCE AT iLPH. HERE ARE OUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A MAGICAL VALENTINE’S…
Obviously you are not going to attempt to woo your beloved on Valentine’s Day without flowers. Red roses are the classic, of course, but don’t be afraid to use your imagination and go a little – but not too far – off-piste. Fitzroy’s florists always offer beautiful bouquets; Yeoman’s, the greengrocers opposite, also have a lovely selection.
Melrose and Morgan every time. They stock the most gorgeous sweet treats to share with your Valentine, from their own kitchen and also from Rococo, the high-end chocolatiers. Also, if you are looking at Valentine’s Day from a slightly less rose-tinted angle, it’s well-known that you can mend a broken heart by eating lots of chocolate, so I commend them to you for that purpose too.
Of course, you are spoilt for choice here in Primrose Hill.
Michael Nadra is a stylish setting for a date
L’Absinthe, with its classic French bistro food, is welcoming and homely
Odette’s offers modern British (especially Welsh) food in a more formal setting
The Greenberry offers a light touch
Oka has a great reputation for its sushi
Negozio Classico is a hearty Italian with the emphasis on excellent wine
Manna is a wonderful, slightly retro vegan restaurant
If you’re trying to play it a little bit cool and not look like you’re trying too hard, Primrose Hill has some lovely, convivial pubs with great food and atmosphere. The Lansdowne springs immediately to mind, but the Engineer, the Queens and the Pembroke are all good options.
You need fab foodie Anna Paolozzi’s blog, full of inspiration and excellent, easy recipes. https://myprimrosehillkitchen.com
Pick up a bottle of something from Nicolas – who also helpfully sell gorgeous chocolate truffles – and take your date on a stroll up the hill to look at the lights and the stars. What could be more romantic?
THE VALENTINES BALL
Or you could go to the ball! Details and a special price for iLPH readers here:
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