And here we go again…Its Valentines! Love is in the air, hearts are bloody everywhere (even on the Tampax tampons this year) and we are all looking to get out of the house and avoid the couch whether it’s a romantic candle-lit intimate dinner with that special someone or attending a bingo rave with your friends! Valentines should be for everyone and here is how you can spend it in Birmingham.
FANCY V DAY MEALS
OPHEEM – JEWELLERY QUARTER
For one Tuesday only, Opheem will be opening its doors to create a special Tasting Menu to celebrate Valentine’s day. Starting in their intimate lounge area for some bitesize amuse bouche before moving to the restaurant, enjoy a full experience at Opheem for £150pp
SIMPSONS – EDGBASTON
For the most romantic day of the year, chef director Luke Tipping has prepared a special six-course menu for you all to enjoy in their beautiful lounge with a glass of champagne or cocktail. This special Valentine’s menu* is priced at £130 per person and is available for both lunch and dinner on Tuesday 14th February.
Plant-based menus are also available.
LAND – BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE
Vegan restaurant Land will be opening on Tuesday 14th February to serve an amazing Valentine’s six-course meat priced at £50pp – Spaces are limited and there is currently a waiting list
RESTAURANT FOLIUM – JEWELLERY QUARTER
Dine at Folium this Valentine’s day, a Modern British Restaurant, situated just off St Paul’s Square. On Tuesday 14th February they will be open for lunch and dinner where diners can enjoy a signature 12-course menu priced at £125 per person.
Please note: Folium are unable to cater for any dietary requirements for the Valentine’s Day menu.
Sunsets, cocktails and live music is the perfect romantic setting to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy three or four courses from Executive Chef, Chris Emery’s, exclusive menu on the 14th of February. Choose from delicate dishes such as Poulet, Truffled chicken ballotine, Chicken fat potato, chanterelles, pickled mustard or Bar, Roasted sea bass, shellfish ragout, seaweed butter. Three courses for £100 per person OR four courses for £125 per person.
CHAKANA – MOSELEY – 14TH FEBRUARY 2023
A romantic Peruvian Valentine’s meal in a Michelin-recommended restaurant in Moseley? Hell yes! For £75 you can indulge in a 9-course meal with specially selected dishes such as their delicious Seabass Ceviche, cornbread and Beef fillet wellington. Not to be missed!
Chakana will have veggie/vegan tasting menus available
LE PETIT BOIS – MOSELEY – FRENCH CUISINE – 14TH FEBRUARY 2023
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Le Petit Bois this year, a fantastic french cuisine restaurant in Moseley. They are putting on a romantic 5-course dinner for £110 per couple! From scallops to duck breast, this menu sounds utterly delightful and is a great restaurant if you really want to impress your lover!
Le Petit Bois cater for vegetarians, pescatarians and gluten-free diets on request. Please give them at least 48 hours’ notice!
CRAFT DINING – BIRMINGHAM – POD EXPERIENCE
floral terraces, toasty fire pits and your own pod! equipped with blankets to snuggle up together, a dedicated music system where you choose to listen to Barry White or Lady Gaga and a gorgeous British cuisine menu to indulge in! This one is for the lovers!
CASUAL V DAY MEALS OUT
TRENTINA – JEWELLERY QUARTER
Celebrate Valentine’s day with the one you love with a veritable Italian feast at Trentina. Enjoy all your favourite pasta dishes and small plates and wash it down with some of their great-tasting cocktails. Don’t forget to save room for Tiramisu!
SHIBUYA UNDERGROUND – VALENTINES RAMEN EVENING
Join Shibuya Underground for their Valantines Ramen Evening. The evening will include a portion of traditional Chicken & Pork based Ramen (a vegetarian option is available) with a complimentary glass of Japanese Sake. The evening will also include a bespoke Chu-Hi and Sake menu by the glass curated by Sake Expert Samuel Boulton and the team at Shibuya Underground. Tickets are £17.50 and it starts from 7pm – 11pm
THE PINEAPPLE CLUB – GALENTINES ITALIAN SET MENU – 14TH FEBRUARY 2023
Galentines with an Italian twist? yes, please! The Sassiest bar is putting on a fabulous Italian feast for just £21 PP plus cocktails! Bookings are going fast so be sure to check this one out!
VERBENA KITCHEN – STIRCHLEY – 14TH FEBRUARY 2023
A seasonal modern British restaurant in Stirchley that is offering a wonderful Valentine’s set menu for £40pp. Bookings are open now and be quick because this looks like an absolute banger of a menu!
POLI – KINGS HEATH – SATURDAY 11TH AND TUESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2023
Valentine’s/Galentines Day at Poli – The best pizza in Birmingham. Join them on Saturday 11th and Tuesday 14th February from 5 till 9 pm! Get 2 Small Plates, 2 Pizzas and a Sharing Dessert for £45 for two = BARGAIN
LAGHIS DELI – VALENTINES BRUNCH MENU
Enjoy a delicious Italian Brunch at Laghis Deli in Edgbaston on Saturday 11th February. Enjoy freshly baked bagels, croissants, bread’s, and a boozy-brekkie cocktail or two. Limited availability so book now!
BRUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEAS
THE FLAPPER – 11TH FEBRUARY 2023
Celebrate Galentine’s day with your best pals at The Flapper with a fabulous bottomless brunch on 11th February 2023. Join The Flapper for a 2-hour bottomless brunch experience including a brunch dish and unlimited beers, mimosas, prosecco and cocktails while listening to the music of some of the best divas!
KILO ZERO VALENTINES AFTERNOON TEA
Are you looking for special experiences that will treat your loved one this Valentine’s day instead of buying more ‘stuff’?
Check out Kilo Zero’s Valentine’s High Tea offering a large range of savoury delights and sweet treats including scones for two, cocktails and, as a finale, you will be tested on your devotion…AKA the last Rolo caramel tart, will you share, or have it all for yourself?! £40 per head
Vegan Valentine’s High Tea is also available – but we must have advance notice of this or any other dietary requirements.
THE BALL PARK – DIGBETH – GALENTINES BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH
Nothing better than a GALENTINES Brunch balls deep in COCKTAILS! You will enjoy all your favourite gal’s hits with a fab bottomless brunch with lots of themed cocktails PLUS a massive ball pit to get lost in! Priced at £38.75 pp
MANAHATTA – GALENTINES BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH – SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2023
Forget Valentine’s Day, this one is for the girls. Get your besties together and celebrate each other with Manahatta’s Bottomless Brunch! Sip unlimited drinks for 90-minutes, alongside a tasty NYC inspired dish so you can all feel like Carrie Bradshaw. And of course, party like you’re Serena van der Woodsen to their perfect Galentine’s playlist. Tickets are £34.95
FLIGHT CLUB – BIRMINGHAN BRUNCH SOCIAL EVENT
Join the Flight Club for their Brunch Social every Thursday to Sunday with Prosecco and bottomless pizza plus a game of darts! A great event to bring your mates or the family! Tickets are from £25
They also have a Palentines event on 11th and 12th February 2023 Where you can grab your pals and join them for their Palentine’s Brunch Social with Prosecco, bottomless pizza and a Social Darts sampler! And, with a complimentary Chambord cocktail on arrival, this won’t be one to miss!
THE GRAND – AFTERNOON TEA
Enjoy a gorgeous afternoon tea in one of the best hotels in the City Centre – The Grand. Every Wednesday – Sunday from 1pm you can indulge in this luxurious afternoon tea full of savoury delights and super sweet treats!
PUP UP CAFE AT LOST & FOUND IN BIRMINGHAM – 26TH FEBRUARY 2023
The Pup-Up Cafe is back kicking off its Valentine’s weekend specials meet-up! Get ready for a super special day with TONS of valentines photo ops and all the usual Pup Up Cafe fun at Lost and Found in Birmingham. Mingle with up to 50 pooches and fall in love this Valentine’s day! Prices are from £9.50
MAMA ROUX – ICONS AFTER DARK – 15TH FEBRUARY 2023
Dust off your very best dancing shoes, Mama Roux’s brand-new weekly Wednesday shindig has arrived! Their all-star cast of performers tear the roof off the Disco Den, with vocalists and choreographed backing dancers performing only the biggest and the most ICONIC hits of the last 40 years. Think Brit Awards meets Studio 54 for a stage show and party like Birmingham has never seen before midweek. The show starts at 9pm and you can book here.
GRAIN & GRASS – ARRAN X DOUGHNUTS EVENT – 10TH FEBRUARY 2023
An evening of delicious drams and sweet treats. Enjoy a delicious lineup of whiskies, matched to a range of gourmet Crosstown doughnuts with Arran brand ambassador, Mariella. Tickets are £30 (£25 to members of The Birmingham Whisky Club) and event starts at 7pm
ARCH 13 BAR – FIZZ TASTING ON 11TH FEBRUARY 2023
Enjoy a relaxing evening tasting a plethora of bubbles…
Join Arch 13 bar for their Valentine’s events – One of them being their Fizz tasting event where you get to taste a range of delicious, distinct sparkling wines and indulge in conversation about why it shouldn’t all be about Champagne! (Although, there’ll be some of that too!)
The bars wine team will guide you through six glasses of beautiful sparkling wine, boasting a variety of styles. It’s the perfect, relaxed way to drink and learn all about sparkling wines. Tickets are £30 and the event is on 11th February 2023 at 7pm
THE CHURCH – JEWELLERY QUARTER
Grab the gang and celebrate Galentines Day at The Church JQ with an extra special edition of Drink & Draw! On Monday 13th February 2023 at 7pm you will enjoy a creative session where you have all the art supplies you need plus a welcome cocktail and glass of wine! There will be a mixture of guided drawing and a Galentines-themed creative brief that you and your pals will all follow, guaranteed you and your pals will have a fab time!
THE BIG BAKE – DIGBETH
Fancy getting a bit competitive this Valentine’s? This one is for everyone, take the whole family! You will be going against each other (exactly like they do in Bake-off) creating these amazing Jewelled cakes to celebrate Valentine’s!
THE COCKTAIL CLUB – VALENTINES SPEED DATING AGES 24 – 38
It’s Cupid’s busiest month of the year. We’ve decided to lend a helping hand… Raise your glasses, you fine and eligible singles, you are in for an evening of real conversation and romance at this Valentine’s Speed Dating event. Meet like-minded singles face-to-face at our busy speed dating event at The Cocktail Club.
Come with an open mind and open heart.
HIGH KEY PARTY – THE RAINBOW – DIGBETH
CALLING ALL U HIGH KEY RAVERS!
Come to the Rainbow on February 11th for a massive Valentine’s Drum and bass/Jungle rave in the Rainbow Cellar. Starts at 9 pm and tickets are available now from £6
VAGABOND – WINE AND CHOCOLATE TASTING – 11TH FEBRUARY 2023
Wine and Chocolate tasting with Cocoa Runners at Vagabond wine bar – Tickets are from £35
THE GIRLS BATHROOM – THE ALEXANDRA – SUNDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2023
A place we all know to be full of girl chat and gossip, and the place you often confide in girls you’ve never even met before! In The Girls Bathroom, Sophia & Cinzia want to help girls the world over with their dilemmas – They will be at The Alexandra Theatre on 12th February 2023.
THE ULTIMATE LOVERS NIGHT IN – STAYING COOL AT THE ROTUNDA
The Ultimate lovers experience at Staying cool at The Rotunda in Birmingham. A room with a view (some incredible views let me add of Brum) this package offers you stylish accommodation where you can watch the twinkling lights of Brum at night from your rose-petaled bed with a chilled bottle of Lauren-Perrier Rose and a box of Charbonnel et Walker sea salt caramel truffles, Sounds romantic right? But wait, there’s more! You will wake up to fresh bagels and have a lovely bunch of seasonal flowers to give your loved one. This is an add on package when you book a room with The Rotunda priced at £95.
VIVALDI BY CANDLELIGHT AT BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Birmingham. Buy your tickets now to discover the music of Vivaldi at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens by the gentle glow of candlelight. This event will take place on 17th February 2023 at 6.30pm from £35pp