Cornwall Bites: Valentine's Day Special 2015

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With its gorgeous beaches and dramatic coastline Cornwall is a romantic destination guaranteed to get your heart racing. And with an array of pubs and restaurants to rival any in the UK, the region has all the ingredients for a romantic Valentine’s experience.

Benefiting from the county’s stunning seafood and fantastic local produce you will find venues to satisfy every price and palate. Many are offering special Valentine’s menus, and here are a few highlights to help you plan a Valentine’s Day in Cornwall to remember.

Seven course menu at Lusty Glaze - Newquay
Valentine’s Day is truly special at Lusty Glaze. Thousands of fairy lights, candles, flame heaters, a log burner, live music and an incredible seven course taster menu await couples this year. The team are running the Valentine’s offer over two nights: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th. Both evenings will feature live music, a special seven course tasting menu and a special valentines cocktail menu.  The seven course Valentines Day tasting menu is £35pp. Booking is essential for both nights.

Valentine’s Dinner at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall - Watergate Bay
Fifteen Cornwall needs no introduction and this Valentine’s Day they are putting on a seductive celebration of a five course sumptuous dinner.  Let your senses explode and enjoy each magnificent morsel, where the very best of Italy is fused with Cornish ingredients, creating a cherished memory.

Tickets are £65 per head, with optional wine pairing at £45 per person. This event has to be pre-booked in advance, please call the reservations team on: 01637 861000 Option 1 for more details. See Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu 

Sparkling wine reception and five course set menu at Merchant’s Manor - Falmouth
Merchant’s Manor’s foodie reputation is growing fast with their traditional brasserie restaurant providing seasonal local produce, simply cooked and imaginatively presented. The emphasis is on big flavours, everything from breads through to puddings is homemade, and top quality meat, poultry and game are the backbone of the menu, accompanied by a well-rounded wine list. Their award winning Chef Dale McIntosh is putting on a fabulous five course menu for Valentine’s Day. The price is £29.50pp and if you’d like to stay over they are offering accommodation including the meal from £72.50. Call to book on Enquiries 01326 312734

Romantic sharing menus at The Terrace, Gwel an Mor Luxury Resort - Portreath
This year, Gwel an Mor have made their Valentine's nights gorgeously simple. No deposits or set menus, just a selection of delectable sharing boards and dishes (with plenty for two), are being served alongside their full main menu. Available Fri 13, Sat 14 & Sun 15 February 2015.

Pre-booking is essential, book your table now on 01209 844132. See Gwel an Mor's Valentine's sharing dishes 

Six course Valentine’s Dinner at St Michael’s Hotel and Spa - Falmouth

St Michael’s is getting into the starry-eyed spirit with their special six course Valentine’s dinner. Their restaurant, The Flying Fish, prides itself on celebrating Cornwall’s stunning seafood and fantastic local produce. For Valentine’s day they are creating a bespoke Valentine’s menu they describe as pure passion on a plate. The price is £37pp. View St Michael's Valentine's menu 

Five course Valentine’s Dinner at The Headland Hotel - Newquay 
What could be more romantic than the relaxed elegance of The Headland’s Restaurant, sweeping sea views, a live pianist and candle light? Their Valentine’s menu is £45 per person and includes a glass of pink fizz on arrival, a delicious five-course dinner including a sorbet course and finished off with coffee complemented by petit-fours.  There is also informal dining in their lovely Terrace Restaurant. Enjoy sweeping sea views, candlelight, and a mouth-watering two or three course dinner for £29 per person. Call 01637 872211 to reserve your table.  

Seven-course tasting menu at The Greenbank Hotel - Falmouth
Nestled on Falmouth harbour, The Greenbank Hotel is putting on a gorgeous 7 course tasting menu overlooking Falmouth Harbour, available on Saturday 14th February at £40 per person. See the Greenbank Hotel Valentine’s Day tasting menu.

Romantic sharing menus at The Terrace, Gwel an Mor Luxury Resort - Portreath
This year, Gwel an Mor have made their Valentine's nights gorgeously simple. No deposits or set menus, just a selection of delectable sharing boards and dishes (with plenty for two), are being served alongside their full main menu. Available Fri 13th, Sat 14th & Sun 15th February 2015. Pre-booking is essential, book your table now on 01209 844132. See Gwel an Mor's Valentine's sharing dishes

Enjoy a romantic three course dinner at Lakeview Country Club - Lanivet, near Bodmin
Lakeview Country Club is back on the map, with new owners and a new refurbishment programme underway. The Brasserie restaurant are putting on a fabulously sumptious three-course dinner for Valentine's Day from 6 - 9pm. Booking is essential. Call their team on 01208 831808 to book your tables now.

Five courses and live music at The Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe - Truro 
Falmouth Bay Seafood Café is situated within a grade II listed building in Truro. The restaurant is dedicated to sustainable fishing and works closely with local suppliers and fishermen to source seasonal produce. Chefs also prepare steak, duck and plenty of vegetarian dishes. The eatery features an open kitchen and a south-facing garden with outdoor seating, and regularly plays host to themed events and live music. Their five course Valentine's menu runs on both Friday and Saturday night.

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Compiled by Lauren Hogan, Editor of VisitCornwall.com 
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