ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: VALENTINES DAY DINING EDIT
Valentines day is almost upon us and it is that time of year where you wear your heart on your sleeve, prove how much you love someone and celebrate your relationship. Over the top declarations of love will flood the media and there will be a run down of what to buy, what to wear and more importantly, where to eat.
With that in mind, it is time to treasure memories and lay the foundations for the rest of the year. Here at The Sussex Splendour we have scoured the South Coast to bring you the very best Valentines dining round up, to ensure that your significant other only has eyes for you.
Valentine’s weekend escape – from £162pp at Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, East Sussex
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club in East Sussex has acres of forested landscape, neo-gothic architecture and a relaxing ambiance in which to enjoy some time away, just the two of you. Celebrate the day of love on Saturday 16 February and begin the evening with a luxurious drinks and canapé reception, then be seated for a sumptuous four-course dinner, including a bottle of wine per couple and coffee with petit fours. The one-night Valentine’s weekend break is from £162pp (based on two sharing), including the four-course dinner and breakfast the next day. Call Ashdown Park on 01342 824988, www.ashdownpark.com
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, set moments way from Climping Beach, makes for the ultimate romantic countryside break. The Ultimate Valentine’s Present experience invites couples to dine at their acclaimed Tapestry restaurant, with a three course meal and a bottle of 1999 Petrus, one of the world’s rarest wines. After dinner, retire to the Baylies suite complete with a four poster bed and twin roll-top baths, fit for a king and queen.
The Ultimate Valentine’s Present package at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa starts from £2,499 based on two sharing, to book: https://www.hshotels.co.uk/bailiffscourt/offers/food-and-drink/ultimate-valentine-gift
The Gun, Findon
This Thursday romance is most defiantly in the air at The Gun Inn and what better way to show you care than to share your food!
Don’t be shellfish with a Moules Marinere sharer or gooey Camembert to name a few. We will let you keep your mains to yourself but then finish with a choice of delicious sharing deserts or 5 cheese cheeseboard.
If this sounds good to you how about a set price of £50 per couple for 3 courses and a complimentary glass of fizz?
Give us a call to make a booking now and enjoy a table by the romantic open fire. 01903 872235
A grand romance – from £131pp at The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
The majestic five-star Grand Hotel invites diners to enjoy a south coast escape with a romantic meal at the hotel’s Garden restaurant on Valentine’s Day. From 6.30pm on Thursday 14 February, guests will arrive to the soothing sounds of harpist Fiona Horsford, before a three -course meal in the elegant surroundings. An overnight stay will complete the visit to The Grand, waking up to the sights and sounds of the seaside. The one-night stay with Valentine’s meal is from £131pp (based on two sharing). Price for the four-course meal only is £48pp.
Call The Grand on 01323 412345, www.grandeastbourne.com
Fabulous Valentines offerings from further afield
Cosy up in the countryside – from £365pp at Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens
On Thursday 14 February, Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens’ award-winning Oak Room restaurant will host a special Valentine’s dinner for couples. As the resident pianist provides the musical backdrop to the evening, guests will enjoy an indulgent three-course meal by candlelight, with romantic sharing dishes available. Fully immerse yourselves in the stunning Hampshire countryside, opulent interiors and first-class service, with an overnight stay. A one-night stay including the Valentine’s dinner and breakfast the next day, is from £365pp (based on two sharing).
Call Tylney Hall on 01256 764881, www.tylneyhall.com
Love in five-star luxury – from £225pp at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, Herts/Beds border
Just 30 minutes from central London, yet a world away from the hustle and bustle, Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa is the ideal place to celebrate this Valentine’s Day (14 February) with an overnight break. For the most luxurious experience, dine at the five-star hotel’s 2 AA Rosette Werhner Restaurant and enjoy a Champagne and canapés reception, before indulging in a five-course candlelit dinner with paired wines, created by award-winning chef Ruth Hansom. The one-night stay is from £225pp (based on two sharing) including the dinner, breakfast and use of the hotel’s spa and leisure facilities.
Call Luton Hoo on 01582 698888, www.lutonhoo.co.uk