A Valentine's treat for your tastebuds

January 30 2017

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and is the perfect excuse for a meal out whether you are a romantic or not!

soul fish

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and is the perfect excuse for a meal out whether you are a romantic or not! From contemporary eateries to established favourites you don’t need to look far to find fantastic cafés, restaurants and gourmet pubs right here on your doorstep. The local area food scene is thriving with a great choice of light bites and meals to suit all taste buds and budgets. So whether it’s a candlelit meal for two or a lunchtime bite with the one you love, there is something to suit everyone.

Pass the Arches onto the Gloucester Road and you will start to be tempted by an array of food from around the world. Indian, Thai, Korean, Japanese and Spanish are all on the menu, but don’t forget that just a stone’s throw away is Zetland Road with it’s foodie delights. There you will find the well established Casa Mexicana with a menu that caters well for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.  What with zesty lemon pie and churros and chocolate both on the dessert menu, it’s well  worth leaving a bit of space for pudding.

A few doors away you will find the award winning Greens Restaurant, with a modern menu that adapts traditional British recipes, with influences from classic French and European cuisines. Their focus is on creating a seasonal  menu served in a relaxed atmosphere - top quality food every time.

Back on the Gloucester Road you will find Soul Fish, one of the latest additions to the street.  Soul Fish prides itself on being an independent  and ethical ‘fish and chip shop and soul fish café’.  Their menu obviously includes fish and chips but with a fresh twist. So if you fancy a spiced crab chowder or a ‘soul fish platter’ in a relaxed and informal setting this is the place to come. Soul Fish will be offering…….as a special offer for Valentines.

Along the promenade, amongst others, you will be find The Blue Lagoon which has a set menu package running from February 11-14 inclusively, offering two courses for £20.00 or three courses for £26.95. Both packages include a complimentary glass of prosecco or a special house cocktail, 'The love-berry Martini'.  

A few doors along The Gallimaufry is a bar, restaurant, live music venue and art gallery, all in one. The restaurant has a full menu including ‘Galli Plates’ a tapas style selection of foods perfect for sharing. 

Heading further up Gloucester Road you are then spoilt for choice with an array of cafes, pubs and restaurant including  The Grace and Zazu’s Kitchen, which are well  worth booking ahead due to their popularity and delicious menus.

If you don’t have time for a  meal out, there is still ample opportunity to share a special moment . Cheltenham Road’s Cox & Baloney will be offering a special afternoon tea for the day with a ‘berry and prosecco teapot, special ‘Love’ tea and a promise of lots of strawberries and chocolate!

Alternatively, there is the mouthwatering option of brunch at Bakers & Co, a delicious chimichanga at La Ruca, a bagel at Bagel Boy or an ice cream at The Parlour.  

Whatever you choose you won’t go hungry!