Valentine's Day in Cheltenham


Ahh, love is in the air - everywhere we look around.

If you’re lucky-in-love, feast your eyes on some of Cheltenham's slightly more unusual Valentine's date suggestions below, along with a handful of dine-in offers and dinner-for-two deals at some of our favourite local restaurants.

L'activity & l'amour

The Boathouse in Pittville Park is feeling the love this weekend, offering romantic boat trips for couples Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February, from 10.30am- 3.30pm. Each couple will also receive a single rose and a chocolate cupcake - ladies first guys! The cosy Boathouse Cafe will also be open nearby to warm the cockles post venture. This may be a popular event and during busy periods boat hire may be restricted to half hour slots, pre-booking not available. Hire cost for a 1 hour boat ride is £10.55, half an hour £7. Parking is free for 4 hours. Find out more.

Head down to The Brewery Quarter for a fun alternative for couples fancying a swing at Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf. Choose to play either one game of golf with a drink (each) for £15 per couple, or play 2 rounds with your choice of either a bottle of Prosecco or house wine for £25 per couple. There’s a FREE lucky dip for all couples (between 10th – 18th February) available from 6pm. Advanced booking is advised to ensure a place. Book now.

Dine out?

Bored of the same old flower bouquet? How about a chippy one? They smell tastier and certainly won’t get thrown away! Simpsons Chip Shop is launching the world’s first fish and chip bouquet, available on Valentine’s Day only. The bouquet consists of a dozen potato roses with little pieces of fish tucked in for good measure. UPDATE: Simpson’s are only taking pre-orders for your bouquet and will now be offering their usual Deliveroo service. £15 per bouquet (not including delivery). Order now.

Looking for discount dining? The Suffolk Arms is offering 50% off your food bill if you book your table in advance. Get in touch and book a slot between 6pm - 9pm on Valentine’s Day and you’ll get half price grub. Simples! Book now.

The Wilson Cafe welcome culture vultures to their special Valentine’s Afternoon Tea on 14th February, with the added option to book a private or group tour of gallery. Enjoy half bottle of Sparkling Rose (each) with a selection of dainty sandwiches, homemade scones, Cotswold jam & clotted cream, petit fours, homemade cake selection and tea. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for. Three time slots are available, at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm consecutively, £14.50 per person. Book now.

If you’re pulling out all the stops then The Hilton Double Tree ticks all the boxes. Enjoy a special Valentine’s 3-course dinner at the Lake 53 restaurant, with a bottle of bubbly and box of chocolates included. This offer is available from 9th – 17th February and costs £60 per couple. Book now.

Fancy a free dessert? Who doesn’t! The Cosy Club is offering a free dessert per couple, with any mains or burger ordered from the mains menu, sounds like you’ll be sharing! Offer valid on Valentine’s Day only. Book now.

Copa is offering a special Valentine’s drinks offer, bottoms up. Buy one get one free on all cocktails, bottled Peroni and glasses of prosecco, available from 4pm - 7pm. Enhance the romance and book a table to enjoy a dessert to share for £4.95. Book now.

The Star Bisto ‘Children's Memories’ tasting menu is an exciting chance to enjoy some unusual eats at the pop-up dessert restaurant. Each course is inspired by a famous children’s book, including James and The Giant Peach, The BFG, Green Eggs and Ham and Alice In Wonderland! The specially designed menu is available for one night only and includes the chance to win a night in one of National Star’s cosy StarGlamping pods, or a meal for two at StarBistro. Friday 16th February and costs £40 per couple. Book now.

Dine in?

If a romantic evening in the kitchen is on the table, the Waitrose Valentine’s Dinner For Two offers a host of options to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. With a 3 course meal and a choice of wine, fizz or a box of belgian chocolates. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diets are all catered for, with salad, fish, steak and veg on the menu - not to mention some delectable desserts! £20 for 1 starter, 1 main, 2 sides, 1 dessert + wine/fizz/chocolates. Shop now.

In town after work? Why not pop to the shops to stock up on some romantic meal options from Marks & Spencer's Valentine's Dine In For £20 selection. Choose a starter, main, side dish, dessert, box of chocolates and bottle of wine or fizz. Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available, with a huge choice of mains ranging from Salmon Roses to Goats Cheese En Croute. Sounds too good to go out! Shop now.

There's no need to cook or book with Deliveroo, simply pop online and choose from a selection of your favourite local restaurants and voila - expect to see a breathless biker on your doorstep with food in hand! The afforementioned Simpsons chippy bouquet, Five Guys, Wagamama, Cafe Rouge, Ask, Bella Italia and Pizza Express are all listed for local town dwellers, in fact you can choose from 70 Cheltenham's eateries on Deliveroo, meaning restaurant quality food without leaving the house. Order now.

Some other Cheltenham restaurants with Valentine’s Day menus:

  • Try one of Cheltenham's newest restaurants and visit Babel in the Brewery where you can enjoy a limited edition sharing cocktail. Visit the website here or book now on 01242 386977
  • Malmaison: 3 courses + Valentine’s cocktail £99 per couple, £125 with a bottle of house champagne - Book now
  • Montpellier Lodge: Sharing menu - £75pp - Book now
  • The Daffodil: 5 course tasting menu, fizz + live jazz - £75pp - Book now
  • The Purslane: 5 course tasting menu - £60pp - Book now
  • Cote: 3 courses £26.95 pp - Book now
  • Carluccio’s: 3 courses £22.95pp - Book now
  • Zizzi’s: 3 courses £19.95pp - Book now