If you’re looking to wow your other half this Valentine’s Day then check out his list of the very best date ideas Liverpool has to offer. Whether you’re a foodie, into comedy or love listening to music, there’s something to enjoy on February 14.
1. Valentine’s Day at The Art School
On the big day itself, you can celebrate at The Art School, a stunning restaurant that recently featured in the top 50 of Harden’s 2023 Top 100 Restaurants Guide – quite the achievement. So, you can expect only the finest dishes.
There are two menus to choose from – a pre-fixe menu served from 4.30-5.30 pm or the Valentine’s Day celebration menu, served between 7.30-9 pm. The pre-fixe menu comes in at £65 per head for four courses and the Valentine’s menu is £130 per person, including an aperitif, snacks and four courses.
Although one is a veritable feast and the other is a much lighter meal, you can expect flavours like roast breast of salt-aged Cumbrian duck and Innes Log goat’s cheese from both menus. Whichever menu you choose, you can book a table here.
2. A romantic meal at Barnacle
We’d certainly recommend a meal at Barnacle, which is also led by some of Liverpool’s best chefs. It’s the perfect place to treat yourself and not blow the monthly budget with the four-course Valentine’s Day menu coming in at £60 per person.
The mouthwatering menu features dishes like a New Liverpool chowder with smoked haddock and cockles, and a cote de boeuf with Roscoff onion and cavolo nero. Those with a sweet tooth will love that there’s a pavlova for ‘pre-dessert’ and a 70% fondant for the main dessert. You can book a table here.
On February 10, the magical Sefton Park Palm House will come alive as a romantic Candlelight Concert creates the perfect Valentine’s Day atmosphere.
A talented string quartet will play romantic songs such as ‘My Heart Will Go On’ from Titanic and ‘Kiss From A Rose’ by Seal, lit by hundreds of flickering candles. What could be more romantic than that?
4. Admire the city from above at Panoramic 34
Panoramic 34 is 300 feet above sea level on the 34th floor of Liverpool’s West Tower, making it one of the UK’s highest restaurants. From here you can gaze across the city, with 360° views.
There’s something truly romantic about seeing the city from such a height and this Valentine’s Day you can enjoy a special menu in this stunning restaurant. It’s a special tasting menu and it sounds divine.
The menu will set you back £90 per person, or £149 with wine and you can enjoy Scottish langoustines, delicious steak and red mullet. Sound good? You can book here.
5. Savour Chinese flavours at Lu Ban
Lu Ban offers the tastiest, authentic Chinese fare and this Valentine’s Day they have two set menus to choose from, including a vegan menu. Both sound incredible!
The meaty menu costs £150 for two guests and you can expect eight dishes, including a black garlic-rubbed beef fillet with half a lobster to share. Plus, some spicy oysters and a chocolate sphere for dessert.
If you opt for the vegan menu it will set you back £120 for two guests and you will be served eight dishes, including kung po cauliflower and even vegan caviar. Both come with a glass of champagne and you can book a table here.
6. Have a laugh at the Baltic Market
Do you and your other half enjoy a spot of stand-up? If so, then Stand Up Comedy, a Valentine’s Special at the Baltic Market is the perfect treat!
Tickets are just £7 each and performers include Eddie Fortune, Sarah Johnstone Hale, Tom Keegan, Alex Murray, Dean Maloney and Ethan Madds. Doors open at 7 pm with a full bar and tons of food on offer. Grab tickets here.
Liverpool is well and truly a city of love and you can discover the romantic secrets of the city on a special walking tour this Valentine’s Day.
Starting at The Beatles Statue on Pier Head, a local guide will take you around the cities, pointing out spots of interest and revealing their romantic significance.
The tour is for up to 15 people and costs £213, so round up some of your friends and embark on what is sure to be an enlightening experience.
8. Watch Romancing The Harp at the Bombed Out Church
There is something innately romantic about the sound of a harp and this Valentine’s Day you can enjoy a beautiful performance at Liverpool’s Bombed Out Church.
Acclaimed harpist Keziah Thomas will be playing at the stunning venue on February 14 and doors open at 6 pm for a 45-minute concert. It’s only £11 per person and if you’re into music then this is the perfect way to spend the evening. You can buy tickets here.