Valentine’s in Birmingham
Spend your Valentine's weekend in Birmingham this year, with a whole host of romantic things to do you will be spoilt for choice...
Things to do
Soak up the sights of the city while taking a romantic stroll beside the Birmingham canals. With a great collection of restaurants and bars to stop off at along the way, it’s an ideal place to spend your Valentine’s Day.
The historic Jewellery Quarter is a city must, with its beautiful architecture and glittering diamonds. You may even find the perfect gift for that special person in your life. Thinking about popping the question this Valentine’s Day? Then make sure you visit our Wedding’s section to find that perfect venue for your special day.
They say chocolate is an aphrodisiac, so say ‘I love you’ with a trip to the world famous Cadbury World. You can find hand crafted chocolates for your loved one and a real life cherub will be spreading the love around Cadbury World over the weekend!
Treat your loved one to a night of music and theatre. The Hippodrome in Southside will be showing Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake from the 5-15 February. Discover the timeless tale portrayed through breathtaking choreography.
If culture is the way to your loved ones heart then visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Here you can embrace the culturally rich and romantic Pre-Raphaelite collection on display, one of the largest collections in the world.
Discover timeless words of love from the Romanticism period at the Library of Birmingham this Valentine’s Day. Poets such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake and Keates created a romantic movement so powerful that it is still studied and loved today.
Spend your Valentine’s Day getting cosy at the movies. The mac cinema will be showing the romantic classic Casablanca, staring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. You can even upgrade and have some delicious food and of course champagne! Find out how to book here.
Spend the day in the luxurious shopping haven that is Selfridges. There are so many in store activities you will be spoilt for choice. Food and drink activities include custom made Love cocktails and romantic sharing deserts or you can beautify yourself with a fabulous Valentine’s Day makeovers. Discover more here.
Learn the history of Valentine's Day here.
Already have Valentine's plans? Can Selfridges strongly suggest you change them? As part of its Festival of Imagination, Selfridges has asked Caroline Hobkinson, a gastronome passionate about seriously experimental dining, to change your entire opinion of food, by toying with your senses on 14th February. Email here for more information.
Food and Drink
Birmingham has a glowing international culinary reputation, so spend your evening in gastronomic haven by dining in some of best eateries in town.
What better place is there to spend Valentine’s Day than the perfectly named Love restaurant. The triple rosette restaurant has created a delicious menu for the evening including an A la Carte menu and a tasting menu.
Enjoy a cosy evening at Cucina Rustica situated near St Pauls Square. This authentic Italian restaurant has a wonderful set menu for the evening full of traditional dishes, all in a relaxing atmosphere.
Spice up you Valentine’s Day by dining at the South American restaurant Las Iguanas. The restaurant have created a special menu for the evening full of Latin flavours to spice up your night! Explore the menu here.
Birmingham boasts an impressive 4 Michelin star restaurants, all of which would make a very romantic setting for Valentine’s Day this year.
Visit Birmingham’s city centre for Purnells restaurant where you can enjoy an evening of contemporary dining in a chic setting.
Enjoy an evening at Adam’s, the newest member of the Michelin star gang, for sophisticated and stylish cuisine in the heart of the city.
If you want a more tranquil setting, then try Simpsons restaurant, situated in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston for classic seasonal dishes in beautiful surroundings.
Make a trip to Harborne village for an evening at the distinguished Turners restaurant, where you can taste a variety of culinary delights from their eclectic tasting menus.
An evening of fine dining and culture can be had at Winterbourne House, where you can enjoy a romantic meal in the terrace room and sip on a glass of bubbly whilst you take a look around the exhibition rooms. Tables must be pre-booked.
Five Rivers Indian restaurant invites you to be their guest this Valentine’s Day. Dine on a 5 course menu including a glass of champagne and live music throughout the night.
To make a reservation call: 01922 646 164.
If you don’t fancy going out in the evening over the Valentine's weekend do something in the day time together. Visit the splendid Hampton Manor for a Champagne afternoon tea or a lavish lunch for two. There are only a few tables left so book now!
Stirling’s Bar is offering a superb set menu with a glass of bubbly to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year for just £24.95! This wonderful menu is available on both the 13th and 14th February. There will also be a DJ later on in the evening to help you dance the night away playing Motown/RnB/Grooves. Take a look here to see the menu and find out more.
Enjoy a romantic meal for two in the vibrant Mechu Grill. Whilst there take advantage of their great Moet Rose offer:
One Bottle for just £49.50 on Valentine's Day only! There is no excuse to say no to a bit of bubbly now.
Fleet Street Kitchen are creating the romantic setting you require on this special occasion. After diner why not enjoy their free weekly FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE downstairs: this week they have The Wise Guys from 9.30pm - 'Rat-Pack Style'
*Moet Rose offer valid in FSK*
Spoil your loved one by taking them to one of Birmingham’s stunning hotels. Here you can enjoy some of the finest dining whilst having the comfort of a luxurious hotel rooms.
This year Hotel Du Vin are offering boutique rooms and an elegant 4 course menu for visitors in their French style bistro as a part of their ‘Have your Heart’s desire’ package. See here to discover more about the hotels menu and rooms.
Why not stay in Birmingham’s luxurious 4 star Hyatt Regency Hotel this year and indulge in their romance package. With this you can enjoy delicious handmade chocolates and a lavish bottle of Champagne.
The gorgeous Malmaison Hotel is offering guests an ‘Epic Romance’ this year. It promises to be an evening filled with fine dining, fine wine and spectacular rooms. See here to book this dazzling evening.
Bloc Hotel has teamed up with Cucina Rustica this year for a great romantic package. You can stay in one of Bloc's rooms and enjoy a 3 course meal for two at Cucina Rustica for just £105. Call 0121 212 1223 to book.
The city also has a great variety of Spa Hotels that could be just the ticket this Valentine's Day, take a look at what Birmingham has to offer here.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples
Still looking for Mr or Mrs Right? Then don’t worry there is lots going on in the city for all you singletons out there.
Mingle in the city’s clubs and bars with friends this year and maybe you will bump into your future spouse.
Spend your evening indulging in a magnificent cocktail at Searcy’s bar in Selfridges or excite you taste buds with a visit to the Jekyll and Hyde’s gin parlour. Dance the night away in some of Birmingham’s clubbing hotspots such as Summer Row, Broad Street or The Arcadian.
If Valentine’s Day really isn’t your thing then rebel with an anti Valentine’s Day activity. Watch the ultimate anti romance film Fatal Attraction at the Electric Cinema this February the 14th, presented by the Shock and Gore Season. We promise it will make you thankful for being single!
If you’re looking for love this Valentine's Day then The Hyatt Regency Hotel is here to help! The Hyatt are hosting an evening for all you city singletons, where you can meet new people in this luxurious hotel. Spend the night enjoying cocktails, canapés and a DJ all for just £25 a ticket. The night is over 21s, guest list only and has a strict dress to impress rule. To get your tickets email Andrea Portscher here or call her via this number: 0121 643 1234.
Valentine's Day Competition
The Mailbox are offering a fantastic competition this Valentine’s where you can win a stay at the luxurious Malmaison Hotel. To find out more and how to entre see here.
We think Birmingham is the perfect Valentine's Day location, but don't just take our word for it Expedia has named Birmingham the fastest growing UK Valentine's Day destination this year!
Find out more here.
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