This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday which means it’s the perfect day/evening to celebrate love in all its many forms at Paddington Central’s incredible mix of bars, restaurants and pop-ups…
From hanging out with best friends over great food and drinks to escaping the bustle with your partner to soak up some loved-up vibes, we’ve put together some inspired ideas for February 14th 2020.
Make your own chocolate gift with Storey Club
As part of Paddington Central’s The Sessions, on Wednesday 12th February we’ll be hosting a very special Valentine’s chocolate-making masterclass at 6.15pm. Head Chef of Storey Club, Csaba will be taking over the Storey Club for a workshop where you’ll learn how to professionally decorate chocolate while enjoying a cup of Storey Club's famed single origin hot chocolate by Kokoa Collection.
Tickets are £20, book your spot here
Share some wine tasting at Vagabond Wines
Presenting 120 wines from some of the world’s leading independent winemakers, Vagabond is the perfect spot to celebrate Valentine’s. With an evening menu that includes sharing plates of cured meats and cheeses served with sourdough and chutney; padron peppers; whitebait, romesco, crispy basil and roast hanger steak for two served with parsnip crisps, roasted shallots, rocket with either blue cheese dressing, chimichurri or straight up, this is the Friday night out everyone needs.
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Book dinner on the floating Darcie & May Green
Famous for its welcoming setting floating on the Grand Union Canal surrounded by Sir Peter Blake art where they ply you with great cocktails and always have excellent live music, Darcie & May Green is the ingenious place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With steaks and Bondi vegan boards to share, really tasty desserts (try the Melbourne Mars Bar cheesecake ball) and a friendly team who can’t do enough for you, we recommend you book early.
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Gather all your friends for an evening at Pergola Paddington
With two floors of hidden gardens, 850 seats, two bars, excellent street food and brilliant music, Pergola Paddington is where post-work drinks with friends should happen on Valentine’s evening. Choose from Smash Patty for incredible burgers, Babek Brothers for authentic kebabs, Temaki Bros’ sushi or An Choi noodles then order cocktails, craft beers, wine and more as the DJs take over.
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Have an authentic Chinese at Pearl Liang
Lauded as one of London’s best oriental-style restaurants with cocktails such as the Mandarin Bellini (Champagne with Mandarin Napoléon, Crème de Pêche and White Peach Purée) and Cherry Blossom Martini (Grey Goose Orange Vodka shaken with fresh raspberries, lemon juice, Sirop de Gomme and a dash of Maraschino Liquor), this is a restaurant that’s ideal for some delicious food and grown-up romantic vibes. Scallops and soft shell crabs lead the starters menu while mains include Chilean Sea Bass and Fois Gras Fried Rice. Book now for an evening surrounded by indoor blossoms and incredible service.
Book your table here
Book a spot at the London Shell Co
With two barges on the Grand Union Canal (the sailing Prince Regent and the moored Grand Duchess), the London Shell Co has celebratory dining nailed with dishes that showcase the best of British fish and seafood (Cod, saffron and shellfish bisque anyone?). With inspiring wine menus and Rhubarb Negronis you can’t miss, you can book a table for two or more (possibly even The Captain’s Table for six to 13 people) then enjoy a food experience which is hard to find anywhere else in London. Want to score some brownie points? Then get booking now…
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Missed Valentine’s? Try this instead
If you’re away/forgot/want to celebrate another day then don’t miss our special chocolate tasting evening workshop at Storey Club on Thursday 20th Feburary at 6.15pm. Using the principles of mindful eating and professional chocolate tasting, you’ll be guided through a gentle meditation that utilises different flavoured chocolate. It’s the perfect way to discover mindful eating – a vital skill in our increasingly busy world.
Tickets are £17.50, book your spot here