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Time Out’s Tastemakers share where they’d like to go for Valentine’s Day

From scoffing burgers to roaming around cemeteries, our super community of reviewers fill us in on the weird, wonderful and lovely things they fancy doing this Valentine’s Day

By Matilda Egere-Cooper
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100 best dishes in London, androuet, special fondue
100 best dishes in London, androuet, special fondue
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Androuet

‘The fastest way to my heart on Valentine’s is a visit to Androuet, the gourmet cheese and wine shop/restaurant in Spitalfields. Not only do they have the best cheese selection in town but you can also indulge all your cheese desires and dine for two on traditional fondue, washed down by a bottle of red from their extensive wine selection.’

L-J Bryan
Nob Dubai, restaurant
Nob Dubai, restaurant

Nobu

‘Valentine's Day for me is about choosing the most expensive thing on the menu and knowing you ain't paying shit. This is the one night of the year you want to be taken to Nobu – otherwise there’s always Sexy Fish, Roka, The Shard or Sushi Samba. Make it rain boys, make it rain.’

Emily Macfarlane, instagram.com/Em_mac

Follow Emily on Twitter: @Emilymacfarlan1
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London's best outdoor dining, bleeding heart
London's best outdoor dining, bleeding heart

Bleeding Heart Bistro

‘What says Valentine’s Day more than a fancy French restaurant? Bleeding Heart in Farringdon is the perfect setting, with its country modern chic and French waiters. There are even hearts in the butter dish!’

James Barker, instagram.com/otterboy82

Follow James on Twitter: @jamesbarker82
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London's best burgers, Bleecker St Burger
London's best burgers, Bleecker St Burger

Bleecker

‘It’s become a tradition with my husband and I to have burgers on Valentine’s Day, so I can see us heading to the new Bleecker Burger restaurant in Victoria.’

Duyku Cook

Follow Duyku on Twitter: @eatnlondon
The Pottery Café Battersea
The Pottery Café Battersea

The Pottery Café, Battersea

‘As someone who fundamentally disagrees with Valentine’s Day, my ideal place to go to escape is the Pottery Café in Battersea, where you can lose yourself for two or three hours in quiet creativity by painting yourself a beautiful unique plate or bowl. It is the cheapest therapy and a wonderful way to forget that you didn’t receive a single card. Not even from your mum. I mean, I could go here on a date too and paint something sentimental on a mug, but I’d rather they didn’t kill my vibe.’

Georgie Pursey, georgieporgie.blog

Follow Georgie on Twitter: @georgiepursey  
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Café du Marché
Café du Marché

Café du Marché

Le Café du Marché is the most quintessentially romantic restaurant in London to be treated to on V-day. Cobble-stoned streets and exposed brick? Check. Candle-lit French cuisine and champagne? Sure thing. Little old jazz pianist in the corner? You got it. I'm just waiting for my boyfriend to catch on.'

Sarah Blaikie

Follow Sarah on Twitter: @SarahBlaikie

Theo Randall at the InterContinental Restaurant2.jpg
Theo Randall at the InterContinental Restaurant2.jpg

Theo Randall at the InterContinental

‘I’d like to visit Theo Randall at the InterContinental. It’s an elegant, modern restaurant which serves up excellent-quality, Italian-style food and all under the watchful eye of top chef Theo, who is ever so welcoming.’

Joanne Mortlock, Lovepopupslondon.com

Follow Joanna on Twitter: @4lemons
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Abney Park Cemetery
Abney Park Cemetery
Haydn at Abney Park Trust

Abney Park Cemetery

‘I’d like to take a look around Abney Cemetery because I may be alone, but at least I’m not dead. And of course, it’s a beautifully serene place to wander around, filled with history, gorgeous flora and fauna.’

Jen W
best indian restaurants london, cinnamon club
best indian restaurants london, cinnamon club

Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club at the old Westminster Library is an elegant venue that’s perfect for a romantic setting. It’s pricey but you can get a three-course set menu for around £30.’

Meena Latchman, instagram.com/meenaloves

Follow Meena on Twitter: @meena007
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