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Spending the perfect Valentine’s Day at a restaurant

Author: Hannah
Date: 17.01.24

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! Whether you’re in a budding romance or celebrating years of togetherness, there’s a reason that a special meal is such a Valentine’s tradition.

But it’s not all about couples any more – for years now, Valentine’s has been an opportunity to get together with loved ones. What’s more romantic that a Galentine’s dinner with your best friends?

We’re looking at all the key ingredients for having the perfect Valentine’s Day at a restaurant – from a great menu, to gorgeous settings and gram-worthy cocktails, we have you covered.

Valetine's Day at Flesh & Buns

So, what makes the perfect restaurant on Valentine’s Day?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, make the most of the opportunity to create beautiful memories with loved ones. Choosing the perfect restaurant is step one in creating a memorable experience!

Brilliant food

Sure, Valentine’s Day is all about the celebration of love… but it’s also about food.

No Valentine’s Day celebration is complete without a sumptuous and unforgettable meal. Whether you’re after some incredible Italian, brilliant British or something a little different, choosing the perfect restaurant will all depend on your food choice.

This year, venture beyond the ordinary and explore the new flavours with us at Flesh & Buns.

Imagine a special menu filled with tantalising Asian or Japanese dishes – adding an extra layer of excitement to your romantic evening. Sharing a meal that is both delish and unique will undoubtedly make your Valentine’s Day.

To help you celebrate Valentine’s Day, our Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu is available between the 14th and 17th of February. This tasting menu is perfect for an intimate meal for two – but can also be ordered in groups. Perfect for a Galentine’s Day feast or a double date. The menu includes:

  • Maki Selection: California Maki, Spicy Tuna Maki and Salmon & Avocado
  • Tenderstem Broccoli: Orange miso, bubu arare
  • Korean Chicken Wings: Spicy sour sauce, sesame
  • Beef short ribs: Chipotle miso bbq sauce, red onion pickle, shiitake pickle- served with fluffy bao buns
  • Salmon Teriyaki: Lemon, sea salt, cucumber, pickle, daikon pickle – served with fluffy bao buns
  • S’Mores: Strawberry marshmallows, almond chocolate, Graham crackers
Flesh & Buns valentine's celebration

Perfect setting

The ambience of a restaurant plays a crucial role in setting the tone for the entire evening. Depending on your preferences and the stage of your relationship, you can opt for a relaxed and cosy setting or a more formal and elegant atmosphere. Picture a relaxing dinner, soft music playing in the background, and an intimate location that allows you to focus solely on each other.

Choosing a restaurant with an ambience that resonates with both your tastes and preferences will undoubtedly enhance the overall experience, creating an enchanting backdrop for your celebration of love.

Our Flesh & Buns locations offer you a choice of atmospheres to enjoy. Our Oxford Circus restaurant offers a relaxed yet glamorous atmosphere, with large windows and an airy feel.

In comparison, our Covent Garden restaurant sits next to the Seven Dials Market and is a relaxing underground haven from the hustle and bustle – dark and intimate – some say a little more edgy and cool.  So, not matter your preference, we have a Valentine’s Day restaurant for you.

Valentine's Day cocktail

Delicious drinks

What’s a celebration without some delightful drinks to accompany your meal? A Valentine’s Day cocktail is the perfect way to add a layer of romance to your evening. Explore a variety of options, from classics like the French 75 to innovative concoctions created exclusively for the occasion. Sipping on a well-crafted cocktail can enhance the overall dining experience, making it a celebration to remember.

We have our own fantastic range of cocktails for you and your Valentine to enjoy such as Lucky Cat made with Vodka, peach, and cranberry, topped with prosecco, or Yuzu Margarita (served frozen) made with Tequila, triple sec, and lime, yuzu, agave. Plus, we also have our Valentine’s Day speciality cocktail – the Kyūpiddo No Ya.

Made with Vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice, raspberries – this is a fruity and not oversweet take on a French Martini, served with a shot of Prosecco for added fizz!

Valentine's Day S'more

Book your Valentine’s Day meal today

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to treat that special someone in your life to a relaxing, delicious dinner. So, when you’re trying to decide where to eat this Valentine’s Day in London, make sure to visit Flesh & Buns.

Book your table now and get ready for a perfect Valentine’s Day experience.


When is Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on the 14th of February. It’s the perfect opportunity to express your love and affection to that special someone in your life.

Do I have to celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14th February?

While the official date is on the 14th, there’s no rule stating that the celebration has to be limited to a single day. Encourage extending the festivities throughout the week, allowing you to create more cherished moments together.

To help you enjoy your week, our special Valentine’s Day set menu is available 14th to the 17th so you’ve got plenty of time to celebrate.


What is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is a celebration of female friendship and camaraderie. It typically falls on the 13th of February, providing an excellent excuse to gather with your gal pals and celebrate the bonds of sisterhood. Consider planning a special Galentine’s Day outing or dinner to honour the incredible women in your life.


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Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus is our second site of hedonism. Nestled in the Copyright Development at the top of Berners St. This feasting lair offers secrecy at our private bar and a whole host of bountiful modern Japanese food to gorge on in the restaurant. At our heart we’re Izakaya but in our soul we’re willing to push the boundaries and indulge our senses and set our mouths on fire.

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden

The original basement restaurant – Covent Garden was the birth site of Flesh & Buns and it’s in this underground bunker that we set the nights alight. This feasting fairground is indulgent yet fierce with ample private spaces for secluded dining and bountiful modern Japanese feasting food to gorge on. At our heart we’re Izakaya but in our soul we’re willing to push the boundaries and indulge our senses and set our mouths on fire.

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