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Regional restaurant picks for Valentine’s Day

Brasserie Gerard, with 19 restaurants around the country including Cambridge, Bath and Oxford is offering a complimentary glass of champagne per person when you book on-line for Valentine’s Day, which should start off romantic meals very nicely indeed.

Meanwhile, we’ve had a trawl for you and found the following hot picks for city specific Valentine’s Day dining offers.  Long live romance!

Manchester’s City Cafe has a four course Valentine’s Menu on offer for £34.95 which includes a choice of courses, followed by tea and coffee and a box of chocolates (supposedly for her, but we think sharing them might be nicer… ).

Also in Manchester, Vermilion & Cinnabar have three great Valentine’s Offers, starting at £44 per person for a five course Vegetarian Valentine’s Dinner to £79 per person for a luxury seven course Valentine’s Dinner.  The luxury meal has goodies such as scallops and rock lobster on the menu.

Both of these offers can be booked on-line and are available from the 11th to 14th February.

In Leeds Livebait is offering a complimentary glass of Champagne to Valentine’s Day diners who book on line.

Over the border in Scotland, Edinburgh’s Elliot’s has a four course Valentine’s  Dinner on offer for £27.50 per person, available between 12th to 14th February, whilst Heights – with a stunning backdrop of the castle – has a three course deal for £26.50 per person.  In Glasgow, both 1 Brasserie @ Downstairs and Alla Turca Grill & Mezze Bar have Valentine’s menus starting from a very palatable £15 per person. Perfect for canny lovers.

More food festivals in October

There are a couple of great British Food Festivals taking place in October.

From Friday 1st October the Manchester Food Festival will be in full swing for 11 days, with a wide range of activities and events taking place throughout the city.  The festival will be launched with an authentic German Oktoberfest in Albert Square.

City Cafe Manchester


One festival highlight is The Manchester Chilli Lovers Fair, which will bring some of the UK’s finest chilli purveyors to Manchester for a truly spicy celebration.  Chocoholics though, should aim for the Manchester Chocolate Festival, which is taking place on one day only, Saturday October 2nd to showcase some of the UK’s top chocolatiers – there will apparently be plenty of samples to try out…

During the festival, hundreds of restaurants, cafes and bars will have special offers available, one of which is City Cafe a critically acclaimed restaurant with a warm, inviting atmosphere, which has several special offers available during the festival period.

The East Midlands Food and Drink Festival will be taking place on the 2nd and 3rd October at Brooksby Hall near Melton Mowbray.  There will be a wide range of activities for all the family, including a Food and Fun Zone, wine tastings, book signings, talks and of course, lots of food and drink, making it a great day out for the whole family.