Monday, 1 February 2016

Valentine's Day Dining in Swansea

In case you are prone to forgetting (i.e. most of the men reading this), then Valentine's Day is on Sunday, 14 February.

Most of the restaurants across Swansea, Gower and Llanelli are lining up romantic evenings - some on the Friday and Saturday nights too.

So, at Taste Swansea magazine we have decided to compile a list of the restaurants pushing the boat out this Valentine's Day - candles, music and great food! From £10 to £65, these suit any budget!

I've only highlighted a few menu choices, so please check directly with the restaurant for their full menu.

As always, booking will be essential.

Have a romantic evening, and send us your foodie photos!

13, 14 Feb
After a welcome of Champagne and canapĂ©s, the beautiful hotel and restaurant in Reynoldston will be offering a delightful menu including Carpaccio of Brecon Venison, Marinated Blackberries and Perl Las to begin; a Fillet of Welsh beef, Slow Braised Brisket Rissole, Spinach and Port Jus for a main course; with the trio of Roast Pineapple, Vodka Sorbet and Coconut Crumble an option for dessert. And rooms are available if you both fancy a few extra glasses of Champagne!
£65 pp

Bayside Grill, Swansea Marriott
13 Feb
Another excellent hotel restaurant, serving up a four-course candle-lit dinner. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival followed by a four-course meal and live music. Menu choices include Truffled Celeriac Soup to start, Gressingham Duck Breast for main, with White Chocolate and Orange Creme Brulee to finish. 
£37.50 pp

A delicious dish from Cafe TwoCann

Cafe TwoCann 
12, 13, 14 Feb
The SA1 favourite is offering a romantic three-course menu, featuring delicious dishes such as Pan-seared Pistachio Crusted Scallops, Squid ink Risotto, Truffle Caviar and Parmesan Tuille to start; a Roasted Pepper stuffed with Cous Cous and Rattatouliie, with a Beetroot, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad for the veggie main course; with an Assiette of Desserts to finish.
£30 pp

Stradey Park Hotel
12, 13, 14 Feb
The wonderful Stradey Park Hotel offers its Llanelli diners an intimate meal for two at their fine dining restaurant, Samphires. Three courses are served, and include Chicken and Carmarthen Ham Roulade to start, a main course of Welsh Honey and Rosemary-infused Breast of Chicken, with a luxurious Champagne and Strawberry Panna Cotta to finish. Good value considering you also get a bottle of prosecco to share!
£35 pp

The antipasti sharing platter from Mosaic!
14 Feb
The lovely guys at the intimate Mosaic - just off St Helen's Road - will welcome you with a glass of prosecco, before serving up their delicious antipasti sharing platter (a melange of olives, breads, meats and homemade dips), five set hot dishes, and a choice of desserts. Includes some of the best service on this list!
£30 pp

Welcome to Town
13, 14 Feb
The stylish Llanrhidian dining pub is offering an excellent three-course meal; some dishes with real aphrodisiac qualities including Loch Fyne Oysters to start. We then have a Lemon Sole poached with Artichoke Hearts, Potato Boulangère and Crushed Petit Pois, finished off with a Hot Chocolate Fondant and Ice Cream.
£25 pp

The kind of dish you can expect from Sosban!

13, 14 Feb
One of Llanelli's finest dining experiences open their grand restaurant on the North Dock for their Valentine's menu on both the Saturday and Sunday evening. Romantic dishes include a Welsh Charcuterie platter for two (£2.50 supplement), Pan-seared Sea Bass, Samphire, Shellfish and Laverbread sauce, and Turned Potatoes, with a Trio of Chocolate for Two to finish.
£35 pp

Malabar Aaanaa
This inventive three-course menu is perfect for couples wanting to dine in on Valentine's Day, but without the hassle (just pick up your dishes from either the Uplands or Mumbles markets beforehand). Tasty Kerelan dishes include Masala Vada appetisers, a selection veggie and meat curries, and a Rose, Pistachio and Cardamom Brownie Bite for dessert.
£10 (veggie) or £12 (meat) pp

The Woodman
12, 13, 14 Feb
After a glass of prosecco to start, the cozy gastro-pub The Woodman (under new management from the start of February) treat you to a starter including Chorizo Bubble and Squeak; followed by a palate-cleansing Lemon Curd Sorbet; a main course including the choice of Pan-fried Duck with a Sticky Orange and Whiskey Glaze, and a pudding sharer to end the meal.
£25 pp

A gin cocktail from Squirrel, Uplands
12, 13 Feb
The newest addition to the Uplands, Squirrel will offer a good value three-course menu on both the Friday and Saturday nights - including Salmon Fillet, Fondant Potatoes, Cucumber Chutney and Horseradish Yogurt for your main, with a Chocolate and Passionfruit Cake to finish. Not to mention plenty of creative gin cocktails to wash it all down!
£24.95 pp

Welcome to Gower
12 Feb
Under new management since last October, the Welcome to Gower in Gowerton are offering a great value five-course Valentine's meal. The menu features a Mango and Brie Dim Sum with Spicy Salsa to start; a Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Spiced Rice as a main, and a White Chocolate and Raspberry Tartlet to finish. The price also includes welcoming prosecco and canapes, and a final round including coffee and rainbow macaroons.
£24.95 pp

Village Hotel
12, 13, 14 Feb
The SA1 hotel offers three courses - all with very Valentine's-themed names! - including a Frisky Fritto Misto (battered calamari, tiger prawns and veg to dip); Romantic Risotto (forest mushroom risotto, fried sage leaves and truffle oil); and Smothered in Chocolate (a chocolate dessert plate for two to share). The price includes an intriguing Passion Potion cocktail each.
£50 per couple

Did we make a mistake? Did we miss your restaurant out? It's not too late - we can add you in! Send us an email with menu details, prices and dates.

Check out more Valentine's Day recipes and offers in the new issue of Taste Swansea magazine.

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