Valentine's Day in London (Wednesday February 14 2018) has a lot to offer, whether you're blissfully in love or a superbly happy singleton. Here's your guide to the city's most romantic restaurants, Valentine's Day gift ideas, romantic hotels, best bars and much more.
For anyone wanting to shun the loved-up vibes, we've covered all the anti-Valentine's parties you'll need, plus there are tons of alternative romantic things to do if you want to try something different on Feb 14 – from gin tasting to ping pong to dog-walking.
And for more fun and quirky cultural happenings this month, check our February events calendar.
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It's all about traditional Argentine cuisine and culture at this Camden Town restaurant and bar. Much of the food comes hot from the parrilla charcoal grill and all of the wine is sourced from Mendoza, in the western Argentinean foothills of the Andes. And if you want even more Argentine bang for your buck? There's tango each month - music and dance. Meat plays a lead role on the food menu. Dishes range from grilled sweetbreads, empanadas and morcilla (an Argentine black pudding) to loin of lamb served with a mint and coriander chimichurri, chicken escalope and brocheta de carne - a skewer of beef fillet with bacon, Spanish sausage and grilled vegetables. Steaks, unsurprisingly, are a particular strong point, with cuts such as lomo, sirloin, rib-eye and asado de tira - beef ribs cut across the ribcage - cooked on that charcoal grill. It's not all meat, though. Vegetarian options come courtesy of spinach and ricotta ravioli, Argentine salads and calabaza con humita - a dish of stuffed butternut squash with a corn and béchamel sauce filling. Imported beers from Quilmes and Bolú Porteño feature alongside a wine list rich in quality reds - the selection of malbecs is especially extensive. Keep an eye out for additions from the province of Neuquén - a burgeoning wine region at the northern end of Patagonia.
Venue says: “Come and enjoy meals from the parrilla and others such as milanesas and empanadas or delicious vegetarian and healthy dishes as well!”