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Where to dine in Merseyside this Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, diners are spoilt for choice when it comes to treating their loved one to a meal. We have rounded up some of the best Valentine’s inspired menus on offer in and around Liverpool…

Fonseca’s Stanley Street

Fonseca’s Stanley Street will be hosting a romantic food-filled evening for couples dining on February 14.

The city centre eatery is serving up a true taste of romance with its aphrodisiac dishes, guaranteed to get hearts racing. Its Starter Sharing Platter includes Filo Wrapped Crispy Asparagus and the option to add Baked Oyster Rockafella with mains such as ‘Fonseca’s’ Individual Welsh Black Beef Fillet ‘Wellington’ (Pan Seared Beef wrapped in Flaky Puff Pastry with Mushroom Duxelle and Duck Liver Pate, served with Beef Dripping Fondant Potato and Roasted Root Vegetables).

Lovebirds will be spoilt for choice with a duo of delicious desserts including ‘Sweet’ Fonseca’s Chocolate Fondant with Horlicks Ice Cream, White Chocolate and Pistachio Dipped Strawberry or ‘Sweet Enough’ Brie De Meaux with Truffle Honey and Crostini Toasts.

Those dining at the venue can opt for one of two sittings at 6pm or 8pm. Those selecting the later sitting will also enjoy an arrival glass of fizz on arrival alongside an Amuse Bouche and a Palate Cleanser of Mini Frozen ‘Aviation’.

Fonseca’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at £28 per person for the early sitting (three-courses) and £38 for the late sitting (fizz & five-courses). Booking is essential and a £10 deposit per person is required.

For more information visit www.delifonseca.co.uk

Delifonseca

Delifonseca Dockside is serving up a foodie-lover’s dream this Valentine’s Day.

The award-winning eatery is offering a set menu available exclusively on February 14.

The three-course menu comprises an eclectic choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes lovingly curated with the finest quality ingredients; and to make the occasion extra-special, couples dining between 5 and 6pm will receive a complimentary bottle of fizz.

Diners will enjoy a starter platter including the likes of Swordfish Ceviche with Blood Orange Dressing, Tempura Vegetables with Chipotle Chilli Jam and Spinach Tart with a Horseradish Cream before indulging in one of five delectable mains such as a sharing portion of 26oz Rare-Breed Cote De Boeuf Steak with a Bordelaise Sauce, Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower “Steak” with Toasted Pine Nuts, Fried Sprouts and a Tahini Dressing, Salmon & Tenderstem Broccoli “Lasagne” with a Gorgonzola Sauce or Supreme of Chicken with Artichoke Puree, Wild Mushrooms, Cavolo Nero and Crispy Kale to name a few. To finish, lovers can tuck into a Dessert Platter Surprise to share.

Delifonseca’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at £39.50 per person. Book between 5pm and 6pm for a complimentary bottle of bubbles to share.

For more information visit www.delifonseca.co.uk

Trattoria 51

Trattoria 51 is set to bring true Italian romance to Liverpool with a week of amorous Valentine’s Day celebrations.

The Old Hall Street eatery is set to celebrate the most romantic time of year with its aptly named ‘Week of Love at Trattoria 51’ (or ‘Settimana D’amore a Trattoria 51’ in Italian) whereby diners can enjoy heart-warming Valentine’s Day specials between February 10 and February 17.

Exclusive Valentine’s Day offerings will include starters and mains guaranteed to set taste buds alight and includes starters such as King Scallops wrapped in Speck Ham, Parma Ham Asparagus served with a Poached Egg and Garlic Mushroom & Dolcelatte Bruschetta. Mains include Chicken Supreme stuffed with Porcini Mushrooms served on a Prosecco Risotto, Scottish Beef Fillet Mignon, Fillet of Seabass served with Crushed New Potatoes and Asparagus and Vegetable Risotto with Asparagus and Grilled Goat Cheese. For a sweet treat, diners can indulge in a sharing platter of Valentine’s inspired desserts.

For more information visit www.trattoria51.com

Leasowe Castle

Leasowe Castle provides the perfect setting for a truly unique Valentine’s Day.

The luxury 16th century castle is offering guests an indulgent escape this February with its romantic overnight packages.

The venue’s exclusive Valentine’s offer includes a one night stay as well as dinner and breakfast at its in-house eatery Brasserie 1593. To make the occasion extra-special, every Valentine’s booking includes a Bottle of Pink Fizz as well as a single red rose and scattered petals adorning the bed, making guests feel like Kings and Queens of the Castle.

The Valentine’s Overnight Package is available on February 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17 and 18.

For more information visit www.leasowecastle.com

Suites Hotel & Spa

Suites Hotel & Spa is set to offer ‘suite-hearts’ a true taste of luxury this Valentine’s Day.

Located in the heart of Knowsley, the venue is offering couples the chance to escape with an exclusive Valentine’s package comprising an overnight stay and romantic meal for two.

Guests can enjoy a three-course menu complemented by a glass of fizz followed by a hearty Full English Breakfast the morning after their stay. Dish highlights include 8oz Rump Steak served with Vine Cherry Tomatoes, Fillet of Hake with Mussels, Parsley & White Wine Cream Sauce and Pan Fried Gnocchi with Spinach & Blushed Tomato.

Valentine’s Dinner in Handley’s Brasserie in priced at £75.00 per couple and is available February 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17.

Valentine’s Overnight Stay, Dinner and Breakfast is priced at £160 per couple and is available February 9, 10, 16 and 17.

Valentine’s Bookings for February 14 are priced at £175 per couple.

For more information visit www.suiteshotelgroup.com

Silk Rd

Silk Rd is the perfect dining destination for couples looking to try something new this Valentine’s Day.

Located in Liverpool’s Beetham Plaza, the recently opened eatery is offering three courses complemented by a glass of fizz for £19.55 per person exclusively on February 14.

Silk Rd’s expansive menu is inspired by delicacies from across the cross-continental Silk Road trail, with all dishes created using fresh and authentic ingredients. Love birds can enjoy signature recipes such as Laos Money Bags, Tempura Prawns, Malaysian Steak, Vietnamese Snapper and Moroccan Salad to name a few.

Diners can also order from the regular menu.

For more information visit www.silkrd.co.uk

**Heritage **

Castle Street’s newest venue, Heritage, is serving up an intimate setting for Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Couples can opt for two or three courses tailored around the venue’s heart-warming menu which boasts premium dishes such as the Heritage Mixed Grill (Quail Kebab, Rare Roast Beef, Crispy Ham & Egg with Peese Pudding) or the Heritage Veggie Plate (Roast Butternut Squash, Celeriac, Beetroot, Chickpeas, Roasted Onion, Zataar & Flat Bread). To mark the occasion Heritage will also be serving up dishes from its lovingly crafted Valentine’s Day Specials Board exclusively on February 14.

Love-birds can enjoy a laid-back, casual atmosphere courtesy of Heritage’s intimate space and cosy mezzanine level. For those looking to celebrate the evening in style, its bar area will be serving up a selection of signature cocktails.

Two-courses is priced at £16 per person and three-courses at £20 per person.

For more information visit www.eatatheritage.co.uk

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