Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and just like Christmas, things will be a little different. This year, you can still make the day as special, while supporting our local businesses, with a range of packages and gifts on offer to treat your other half. Here are some ideas to inspire your Valentine’s Day celebrations.
San Valentín Cook at Home
Ibérica are offering a delicious meal for two, which doesn’t involve hours on end being spent in the kitchen to prepare. Starting with a selection of their charcuterie, delicious tapas and the choice of indulgent red scarlet prawn rice, or Nacho Manzano’s Rabo de Toro, then finished with a dessert of chocolate cream, crème anglaise and strawberry meringue, it’s a meal to delight all your senses.
The package is priced at £100 for the meal, or £130 with a beautiful bottle of Raventos i Blanc de Nít to complete the experience. Available for nationwide delivery, or collection from Ibérica’s Marylebone restaurants with just a 24-hour pre-order window needed. Order today.
Chucs ‘Finish at home kits’
Chucs’ expert chefs have put together the ultimate romantic dinner for two:
- Starter: Truffle & ricotta ravioli, celeriac, hazelnuts
- Main: 8oz Dry aged Pasture for Life sirloin, umami butter, roast oyster mushroom, ultimate chips (option to upgrade to Wagyu steak)
- Dessert: Dark chocolate & navelina orange tart, crème fraiche
- An added treat: A bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne for just £25
All kits are for 2 people and prices start from £120. Victoria Privilege Card Holders can also receive 25% off by using the code ‘VPC25’ at checkout. For full T&C’s click here. Delivery will be made on Friday 12th February before 6pm – so you can enjoy your Valentine’s Day dinner on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Pre-order today.
Alice’s Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea
Celebrate all things hearts this Valentine’s with a luscious afternoon tea for 2. The TAJ 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences are bringing their ever-popular Alice’s Queen of Hearts tea to your table this Valentine’s Day. Available for a couple’s treat, or for one if you and your Valentine can’t be together.
The afternoon tea is priced at £35pp and available for collection from 12-18th February. Gluten free and vegan options are also available. To order email email@example.com or call 020 7769 7766.
San Valentín Hot Delivery
A pre-selected selection of Ibérica’s greatest sharing dishes, including their signature croquetas de jamón, gambas and rich and hearty braised oxtail.
The package is priced at £90, with optional Vilarnau cava for an extra £20, and is available from Ibérica at Home, for delivery within 2.5 miles of Ibérica restaurants. This is also available for collection from your local Victoria restaurant. Victoria Privilege Card holders can also receive 10% discount on Ibérica’s local hot food collection/delivery for the whole month of February when placing an order on their online shop using the code ‘PRIVILEGE10’. For full T&C’s click here.
Love Knot Afternoon Tea
A delicious champagne afternoon tea for two courtesy of Conrad London St. James, to be enjoyed at home, is available for click and collect from 14th February – 1st December 2021 or to be pre-booked as a gift experience to enjoy together once the hotel re-opens.
The afternoon tea is priced at £100 for 2 and can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. T&C’s Apply. Offer is subject to availability. Minimum age – 18 yrs. The click and collect afternoon tea requires 48-hour notice.
Fancy a Thai dinner?
Virtual Sushi Making Class
If you are looking to get creative in the kitchen together, join the South Westminster BIDs free sushi masterclass on Friday 12th February at 12pm to get tips from Royal Sushi’s Chef. *Ingredients are available to purchase in advance via the Royal Quarter Natural Food Hall. Register today
Dry January is over, so ‘wine’ not try a virtual tasting experience?
Vagabond Valentine’s Flight
‘Wine is proof that God loves us’ goes the old saying. And we all go giddy and gooey over good wine so the love is mutual. Here’s a fine pack of sweet nothings to caress your soulmate with. It’s what Cupid would’ve wanted we think.
Six wines covering a multitude of styles, because love comes in all shapes and sizes, right? Here’s a quick overview of what’s in the flight:
- Maria Bonita Vinho Verde because she was a part of a great outlaw love story in Brazil. Look it up.
- Mosel Riesling from Weingut Schmitges because it’s always pure of heart and, in this case, a bit of sweetie too.
- Chateau Grand Boise Provence rosé because soft pale pink says ‘I love you’
- An English Pinot Noir, the grape often described as the heartbreaker but here making us swoon.
- A South African Cabernet Franc because, err, Thistles and Weeds are a hard to separate.
- And finally, some sweet Hungarian loveliness in the form of Tokaji, a wine that has known times both richer and poorer.
The package is priced at £40 per flight / £90 for 2 flights including. a special bottle of Pet Not thrown in for just £10, plus UK delivery. Vagabond recommend enjoying these flights within 2 weeks of delivery. All Valentine’s Flights will be despatched on 12th February for delivery on 13th/14th February. Buy your wine flight here.
Ibérica’s Online Wine Tasting
Saving the celebrations for the weekend? Join Ibérica on Friday 19th February at 6.30pm, as their in-house hosts Nacho & Graziano taste up to three wines across different regions of Spain. Together you’ll be discovering the influences of the windy sea breeze in the north, to the dry climate of central Spain, with the sun and humidity of the southern coasts. A fun, friendly and informative wind down to the weekend.
Wine tickets start from £44 and complimentary viewing is available. You can sign up here. Victoria Privilege Card holders can redeem 10% off this virtual wine tasting event package using the ‘PRIVILEGE10’ promo code on the event page. Full T&C’s are available here.
Can’t see your Valentine this year? Treat them with a gift or an experience to enjoy together after lockdown:
Handcrafted with love
True and Naive’s handcrafted cards are like warm hugs, each special in their own way. This Valentine’s Day treat your partner to a handmade London inspired Love Birds papercut card with matching envelope. This card, is one to keep for many years! The card is priced at £19.99. Choose your colour and order today.
Looking for a gift instead? How about a handmade papercut wall art with the same I Love You London Love Birds Thames City Skyline design? The wall art is priced at £25.88. Order today. Victoria Privilege Card holders can also get 20% off their purchases at True and Naïve using ‘VictoriaBID’ at checkout, for T&Cs click here.
Rubens Gift Experiences
The Rubens at the Palace are offering couples experience which can be booked before 14th February, to be enjoyed after lockdown.
- Gin experience incl. sharing platters and a romantic cocktail – £108 for 2pp.
- Whisky experience incl. sharing platters and a romantic cocktail – £90 for 2pp.
- Champagne afternoon incl. a romantic cocktail – £100.80 for 2pp.
For further details or to reserve email email@example.com. Victoria Privilege Card holders can also receive 10% off these couple’s experiences when quoting ‘VicBID’ when booking. Full T&C’s are available here.
The Valentine’s Day Hamper
Whether you are treating yourself or sending to a loved one, Wild by Tart’s Valentine’s hamper is the ideal at-home pampering experience featuring foodie and self-care delights.
This beautifully wrapped box includes:
- A bottle of 47 Ad Prosecco Frizzante
- Set of 2 Tart London star-engraved glasses
- Tart’s white chocolate, cardamom and raspberry truffle
- Yolke silk eye mask
- Set of 2 ‘Love is in the air’ Heather Evelyn candles
Hampers are priced at £95 and will be delivered during the w/c 8th February. Wild by Tart are also offering delivery nationwide. Order today
San Valentín Gift
Ibérica’s San Valentín basket is a wicker basket filled with their award-winning Juan Pedro Domecq ibérico ham carved into a beautiful heart shape, a bottle of Raventos de Nit organic Sparkling rose wine, 4 luxury chocolates from boutique chocolatier Melt, in Notting Hill, and two cava flutes to nicely finish the gift.
The basket is priced at £70, and available for nationwide delivery. First delivery date will be from 4th February. Order today
Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like roses
Local florist Pulbrook and Gould have a beautiful collection of luxury bouquets available to send your loved one this February. Go traditional with a dozen of red long stem roses or opt for something stunning like ‘The Jane’ – a beautiful and classic, British bouquet of pink and cream garden roses arranged with spray roses, pink genista, astrantia, rosemary and thalaspi.
Bouquets start from £65. View the collection here.