Valentine’s Day: Romantic dining in Somerset this year

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Valentine’s Day is now less than two weeks away and many Somerset couples are likely to start planning something special for the day.

One of the most popular ways to woo a partner on February 14 is to treat them to a romantic meal.

Whether it’s a special meal at a posh restaurant or carefully prepared home cooking, the options are plentiful this year.

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Many restaurants offer special Valentine’s Day menus, while shops and supermarkets stock their shelves with Valentine’s-themed treats ahead of the day.

We have compiled a list of the most romantic offers to make your evening a complete success.

Valentine’s Day offers in the supermarket

Aldi stocks a whole range of Valentine’s themed treats like pasta, cheese, sweet casseroles and fizzy drinks.

The supermarket sells a heart-shaped bread to share with camembert and heart-shaped pasta stuffed with delicious lobster.

For the pudding there is then a vegan chocolate fondant heart pudding that melts in the middle.

To wash it all down, indulge in a glass of sparkling rhubarb lemonade mocktail.

Lidl also serves a range of romantic snacks to start the evening off right.

They sell heart-shaped timini cheeses, heart-shaped pretzels, gnocchi hearts and heart-shaped Aberdeen Angus love burgers.

Meanwhile, Marks and Spencer is offering a beloved breakfast option — a love sausage.

M&S Love Sausage is a heart-shaped pork sausage flavored with a hint of truffle and coated in smoked streaky bacon.



The so-called “love sausage” from M&S

Valentine’s Day food deals

There are also many nice dine-in deals to be had.

Marks and Spencer is selling a £20 dine-in menu for Valentine’s Day.

Start with Coquilles St Jacques, posh scallops in white sauce, followed by duck breast in plum sauce or rack of lamb. Finish with Love Heart churros or raspberry cream puffs.

There are plenty of vegetarian options too, from vegan duck croquettes and aubergine steaks with miso and ginger to oak-fired camembert.

For a slightly cheaper option, try Tesco’s £15 Valentine’s Menu deal, which includes a starter, main, two sides, dessert and a drink.

It includes duck breast in hoisin raspberry sauce or smoked salmon fillets in lemon and pink peppercorns.

There’s a heart-shaped sharing of camembert and bread, and heart-shaped potato croquettes.

Desserts include a vegan chocolate brownie or pots of white chocolate and raspberries.

When a good steak is just the ticket, try Morrison’s 21-day aged sirloin steaks with peppercorn butter, followed by raspberry and white chocolate fritters or pink gin jelly shots. The dine-in offer for two people is £15.

chocolate

Chocolate is a very popular option when it comes to Valentine’s Day.

Somerset is fortunate to have a wide range of chocolate shops serving delicious confectionary.

There is a branch of the Hotel Chocolat in Taunton with its own range of Valentine’s Day themed chocolate delights, including a delicious £42 Straight from the Heart box filled with heart-shaped chocolates, or the slightly cheaper Love Sleekster box ‘ for £23.50. Centers include strawberry mousse, salted caramel kiss and praline oysters.

Over in the Mendips, Mendip Chocolate Chef sells Valentine’s Day hampers with a delicious array of strawberries and cream truffles, as well as caramel-filled love hearts.

restaurants

If you really want to live out this Valentine’s Day, Somerset offers plenty of options for fancy dining.

According to TripAdvisor, Sotto Sotto in Bath is the most romantic restaurant in the county.

It is known for its range of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as an extensive wine list.

Second on the most romantic list is Eight, also in Bath.

Eights serves a range of traditional British dishes alongside some trendy modern alternatives.

Third is the Circus Restaurant – highly rated for its combination of quality food and relaxing atmosphere.

Click here for TripAdvisor’s full list of the 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Somerset.

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