The Best Valentine’s Day Dining Experiences in Devon and Cornwall

Perfect Stays - Valentines Day Dinner - Devon and Cornwall - 2019


Treat someone special to a romantic meal this Valentine’s Day


With so many spectacular restaurants in the South West, we know it’s difficult to decide on the perfect venue for a Valentine’s Day meal. That’s why our team have selected their top five dining experiences for two. Whether you’re a traditional romantic or looking for something a little unusual, our round-up of the best Valentine’s Day dining experiences in Devon and Cornwall will leave you feeling inspired.


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Big Love Celebrations at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen | Watergate Bay, Cornwall 

Fifteen are celebrating Valentine’s Day from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th February with a delectable four course menu designed for two to share. Starting with a selection of Italian antipasti, the menu includes lamb saddle with artichoke caponata and finishes with an incredible chocolate mousse. With stunning views across Watergate Bay, it’s an incredibly romantic setting for an evening meal. For something more low key, indulge in a lovely breakfast – we recommend the ricotta hot cakes with slow cooked fruit and mascarpone.

View more details here or call 01637 861000 to book a table.


At The Angel on Valentine’s Day | Dartmouth, Devon

Head Chef Elly Wentworth has designed an unforgettable five course menu for Valentine’s Day at The Angel. Runner up in the 2016 series of Professional Masterchef, Elly’s food focuses on the best local ingredients and her tasting menu is sure to be exquisite. With courses such as braised halibut ravioli and a ruby red beef tart, prepare to be extremely spoiled this Valentine’s Day.

View more details here or call 01803 833488 to book a table.


Valentine’s Dinner at the Eden Project | St Austell, Cornwall

For something completely unique, opt for an evening beneath rainforest canopies at the Eden Project. With experiences available on Saturday 9th, Thursday 14th and Saturday 16th February, start the night with a selection of canapes and a glass of local Knightor bubbly. Take your seat for a delicious three course menu in the Rainforest Biome with a string quartet playing in the background, then finish with a coffee and petit fours before being chauffeured to your car.

View more details here or call 01726 811972 to book a table. 


Love is in the Air at The Jetty Restaurant | Salcombe, Devon

With breathtaking views across the sparkling Salcombe Estuary, enjoy a sensational sharing menu at The Jetty Restaurant. Available from 9th to 16th February, courses include a selection of oysters with kimchi and pickled ginger, scallops baked in the shell, 35 day aged beef and a red velvet ganache trifle.

View more details here or call 01548 845083 to book a table.


Valentine’s Tasting Menu at The Idle Rocks Restaurant | St Mawes, Cornwall

Designed by Head Chef Guy Owen, the tasting menu at The Idle Rocks is available for one night on 14th February. With gorgeous harbourside views, tuck into pressed lamb breast, curried Newlyn hake, beef short rib and Cornish baked Alaska. An optional wine flight can be added, and with a fantastic range of local and international wines, this is highly recommended.

View more details here or call 01326 270270 to book a table.


Feeling romantic? 

Our newest property is a cosy couples’ hideaway near Rock in North Cornwall. With a bubbling hot tub, private garden, freestanding bath and wood burner, this boutique retreat is available for short breaks and week stays from April. Find out more about The Nook or view our romantic retreats inspiration page