Where to celebrate Valentine's Day in Canary Wharf

By Beth Allcock on February 10, 2014 7:20 PM |

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Here's your guide to the best place to head to on Valentine's Day in and around Canary Wharf as well as a little further afield.

■ Henry's Cafe Bar, West India Quay

Take a trip to the Quay for a three-course menu and glass of fizz for £16.95 per head.

Go to henryscafebar.co.uk.

■ Brown's, West India Quay

Start Valentine's celebrations a day early at Brown's, which is offering its loved-up menu from February 13-15. Choose from a range of options including ham hock terrine, sirloin steak and brownie indulgence for £29.95pp.

Go to browns-restaurants.co.uk.

■ The Pearson Room, Canada Place

Take your date for something new on the Wharf as this elegant eatery - also famed for its vast cocktail list - launches its new menu in time for the big day.

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Customers who book a table in the restaurant on February 14 will also get a free glass of Prosecco.

Go to thepearsonroom.co.uk.

■ Royal China, Westferry Circus

Free yourself from any restrains of a set menu and feast on some delectable dim sum or a host of traditional Chinese dishes this Valentine's.

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A violinist will be on-hand at the Canary Riverside eatery to add musical romance to your evening.

Go to royalchinagroup.biz.

■ Plateau, Canada Square

Add an extra special romantic sparkle to Valentine's 2014 with a five-course menu prepared by Michelin-star chef Allan Pickett.

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The man at the helm of Canary Wharf's elegant French eatery has devised plates such as vol au vent of Cornish mackerel and wild mushroom and Madeira consomme priced at £70pp including a glass of Champagne.

Go to plateau-restaurant.co.uk.

■ Zizzi, Westferry Circus

Treat your loved one to a three-course set menu at this waterside Italian restaurant. A glass of Prosecco is thrown in too, for the price of £21.95pp.

Go to zizzi.co.uk.

■ Le Secret des Rotisseurs, Westferry Circus

This French restaurant is enticing customers on February 14 with its welcome drink of Prosecco, fresh blackberries and raspberries, followed up by a Valentines Crush menu.

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For £30, diners will enjoy a starter, main, side and dessert.

Go to eatlesecret.co.uk.

■ Iberica, Cabot Square

Enjoy traditional, hearty tapas at this chic restaurant, perfectly placed for a post-work date.

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The Valentine's Day menu, at £26pp, includes small plates of lobster and seafood rice and serrano ham croquettes with half a bottle of matching white wine available for an extra £11pp.

Go to ibericalondon.co.uk.

■ Carluccio's, Reuters Plaza

If you don't fancy sharing your Valentine's date night with hundreds of others, why not start your celebrations from February 11, with the three courses of romantic Italian indulgence running until February 16.

A glass of Prosecco will kick start the celebrations, followed by options such as an antipasti platter, pan roasted cod and a trio of shared desserts.

Go to carluccios.com.

■ Pizza Express, Cabot Place Mall

Embrace Italy's romantic traditions and treat your date to three courses and a glass of Prosecco for £19.95.

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Running throughout the Valentine's weekend, dishes on the special menu include risotto, pizza and lemon torta.

Go to pizzaexpress.com.

■ Cafe Rouge, Mackenzie Walk

Speak the language of love over some traditional French fare. Cafe Rouge is offering a trio of courses for £18.95pp - with two glasses of sparkling Cremant for an extra £5 - for those opting for date night.

Go to caferouge.co.uk.

■ Camino, Westferry Circus

It pays to be efficient and book your Valentine's Day meal at this Spanish eatery - with a free glass of Cava for those who do so.

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Then tuck into the restaurant's vast array of tapas dishes, spanning Basque Country charcoal grills, delicious seafood, Spanish charcuterie and shared desserts.

Go to camino.uk.com.

■ Las Iguanas, The O2

Inject some Latin American vibes into your Valentine's Day with three courses, Cava and a welcome snack of traditional totopos for £25pp.
Other dishes to tingle the tastebuds include fajitas, filo parcel with halloumi in a tangy sweet chili sauce and sugar-spiced churros.

Go to iguanas.co.uk.

■ Radisson, New Providence Wharf

The Radisson's Scoff and Banter restaurant is offering a three-course menu for £45 including a palate cleanser of mojito granite. The special menu is available from Feb 14-16.

Go to scoffandbanter.com.

■ Docklands Bar And Grill, Crowne Plaza Docklands

Head out of E14 and to the Royal Docks for a splash of romance this Valentine's Day. Dine in the hotel's stylish restaurant with a three-course meal at £24.95pp.

Go to crowneplazadocklands.co.uk.

FURTHER AFIELD

■ Madame Gautier 'La Technique' Cookery School, White City
Couples, a candle-lit dinner and wine are all in-store at this west London venue, the only difference? You'll be whipping up your own Valentine's dishes to enjoy, with ballotine de volaille with mushroom, pea and potato puree and creme brulee all on the menu. Starts with a glass of bubbly at 6.30pm on February 14 for £120pp and food to take home.
Go to madamegautier.com.

■ Amico Bio, Barbican
Go vegan this Valentine's with the City's first restaurant of its kind.
Offering a four-course menu for £35pp on February 14 and 15, relish plates such as tortelloni filled with pear and seitan and vegan cake with amarena cherries - as well as Prosecco, coffee and petit fours to finish.
Call 020 7600 7778 to book.

■ Hunter 486, Marble Arch
A seductive menu of aphrodisiac dishes will be on offer to spice up Valentine's Day. For the whole of February - and a price tag of £30pp - couples can enjoy dishes of citrus cured Scottish salmon, spicy chili and energy-boosting avocado.
Go to thearchlondon.com.

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