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Find your perfect Valentine’s restaurant

 - 09/02/2018

With Valentine’s Day approaching, you may be looking for somewhere special to celebrate with someone close to you. In that case, we have nine excellent suggestions below, each offering a uniquely enjoyable dining experience.

TasteMakers. Time to fall in love with something new.
 

A coupling celebrated since the very first Michelin star was awarded back in 1926, driving and dining really are a marriage made in heaven. After all, there’s something inherently romantic about making a special trip to an equally special restaurant, the journey itself allowing anticipation and appetite to build beautifully.

With that in mind, you’ll want a restaurant chosen to celebrate Valentine’s Day to be as worthy of the occasion as possible; somewhere you would be happy to dine on any day of the year, where the chef’s love of ingredients and passion for their art shine through.

As part of TasteMakers – our innovative partnership with luxury car-maker INFINITI – we have chosen nine restaurants that fit the bill perfectly. Each one offers something different, reflecting each chef’s unique personality and approach. Even better, every restaurant is near to an INFINITI Centre – giving you the chance to get closer to their extraordinary range, and perhaps fall in love with a stunning new car too.

Take a look at the restaurants below, and then visit infiniti.co.uk/tastemakers to plan your trip.

 
The restaurants
 

Restaurant Coworth Park, Reading

Executive chef Adam Smith describes his food as “British, seasonal and flavoursome,” using the best quality ingredients in an elegant setting.

The Box Tree, Leeds

Head chef Simon Grueller has run three different Michelin-Starred kitchens; expect the finest local ingredients here, including Whitby cod and Yorkshire duck.

The West House, Maidstone

Graham Garrett heads up this family affair in Kent, with his philosophy – making the complicated seem gloriously simple – evident throughout a wonderful menu.

The Gannet, Glasgow

Ivan Stein and Peter McKenna conjure up beguiling dishes in Glasgow’s West End, focusing on the finest Scottish ingredients, including seafood and game.

Purnell’s, Birmingham

This restaurant is all about the chef and owner Glynn Purnell, with quirky, unexpected dishes – like a wonderful monkfish masala – reflecting Glynn’s upbringing and personality.

Adelina Yard, Bristol

Head chef Jamie Randall brings together beautiful ingredients with an incredible attention to detail. Uniquely, food here is served by the chefs themselves.

El Gato Negro, Stockport

Chef Patron Simon Shaw was inspired to create El Gato Negro after falling in love with authentically modern Spanish tapas on trips to Catalonia and the Basque country.

House of Tides, Newcastle

Chef Kenny Atkinson’s cooking – sampled through an award-winning tasting menu – changes daily in step with the best seasonal ingredients.

OX, Belfast

Stephen Toman creates stunning seasonal dishes in this riverside setting, where vegetables enjoy a starring role alongside locally-sourced meat and fish.

 

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