Be adventurous this Valentine’s Day with our selection of some wow factor romantic spots for a night out or even a proposal!
Six by Nico
Having recently opened a Leeds venue, Six by Nico is an exciting and adventurous Valentine’s date. The six-course tasting menu, which gives Six by Nico its name, is changed every six weeks and will be sure to include some love-ly bites. If you want to be surprised on your date book ahead and await the theme on your arrival (or you can check beforehand). Previous themes have included a Tokyo theme, a storybook inspired menu titled Once Upon a Time, a Circus theme, a Thai theme, a theme inspired by the Amalfi Coast, and an Alice in Wonderland themed menu.
If you’re looking for somewhere flashy, you can’t do better than this location which combines a meal and entertainment into one. Teppanyaki comes from two Japanese words, ‘teppan’ and ‘yaki’, meaning iron plate and grilled, respectively. This flamboyant style of cooking will see you seated in front of a chef who will cook your food on a large iron plate right in front of you, performing mesmerising tricks the whole time. For the full experience go for the Teppanyaki Royale set menu, which includes lobster, king prawn, teriyaki salmon, garlic chicken, and fillet beef.
Vice & Virtue
Readers may be familiar with Vice & Virtue’s Chef Jono from Masterchef: The Professionals, where he wowed high ranking chefs and critics, including Michelin-starred Andrew Wong, who loved his take on the Chinese classic Dim Sum. Vice & Virtue offers a modern British dining experience which has a focus on seasonal produce and creative cooking. Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, you can take advantage of the Signature Tasting Menu, only served Wednesday to Saturday, or the five-course menu, only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
With an ornate and intimate interior, complete with decorative vines and water features, Sukhothai’s original location in Chapel Allerton makes a lovely date location, especially if you’re a fan of authentic Thai cuisine. Since the restaurant first opened in 2002, Owner Ban Kaewkraikhot, has refined the menu to perfection, though you can still find items that have been on there since day one! Some must try dishes include the Tom Kha soup, and Gai Sukhothai. Sukhothai.co.uk/restaurants/chapel-allerton
Tattu is a high-end, contemporary Chinese restaurant with a dark, dreamlike interior serving unique fusion food. The concept was initially founded by brothers Adam and Drew Jones in 2015 and has been delighting Loiners ever since. Check out the Mongolian Mock Beef for something a little bit different, or the Tuna Sashimi Blossom to help love bloom.