The most loved-up day of the year is fast approaching, and we all know that the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.

So, in that spirit what better way to treat your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day than with some slap-up food at one of Newcastle’s best restaurants?

Whether you and your beloved are looking for a cosy, intimate setting for your meal or are craving some typically romantic cuisine like French or Italian to spice up your evening, we’ve got the restaurant for you.

Silk Room

Undoubtedly one of Newcastle’s most stylish and romantic restaurants, Silk Room – with its chandeliers and elegant surrounds – is the perfect place for couples to head for a swanky meal for two.

Lovebirds can take advantage of a tempting Valentine’s Day menu offering three courses for £40 per person and with some of the best champagne in the city on offer, it’d be rude not to indulge in a glass or two of bubbly. It is supposed to be an aphrodisiac after all.

Uno’s Trattoria

Maybe it’s because of that iconic scene from Lady and the Tramp where the two dogs fall in love over a plate of spaghetti, but there’s just something inherently romantic about Italian food.

In Newcastle, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to delicious pasta and pizza but one of the best places to head is Uno’s Trattoria – one of the city’s longest-standing traditional Italian restaurants. And yes, there are plenty of spaghetti dishes on the menu.

El Coto

What could be more romantic than sharing your food with your loved one? Dining on tapas is the perfect way to enjoy a Valentine’s Day meal together and for some of the best in town, look no further than El Coto whose rustic, cosy surrounds make for a lovely setting to try its Southern Spanish-style eats.

A Valentine’s Day menu featuring several of El Coto’s classic dishes is being offered from 14 to 16 February for just £22.50 per person.

Six

Frequently listed amongst the North East’s best fine dining restaurants, Six is the place foodies in the know head for deliciously modern and seasonal British cuisine.

But what makes Six perfect for a Valentine’s Day date is its enviable location atop the Baltic where lovebirds can take in the breath-taking panoramic views of our beautiful city – and each other – as they dine. There isn’t a specific Valentine’s menu but Six’s dinner offers – two courses for £25 and three courses for £30 – are perfect for couples.

The French Quarter

They say that French is the language of love and to be fair, French cuisine is rather romantic too. Thanks to The French Quarter you don’t have to hop on a plane to Paris to enjoy authentic French food. Ooh la la!

The Gallic gastronomic delights on The French Quarter’s menu are kind of heavy on the garlic though, so popping some chewing gum in your pocket is recommended if you’re hoping for a Valentine’s kiss at the end of your date. Bon appétit!

Blackfriars

A former friar hangout might not seem like the ideal Valentine’s Day destination what with the vow of chastity and everything, but Newcastle’s most historic restaurant Blackfriars boasts one of the most rustic and romantic interiors in town.

To celebrate the most loved-up day of the year, Blackfriars will be serving up its usual mouth-watering British cuisine alongside a specially designed Valentine’s cocktail of vodka, amaretto, Drambuie, lime and passionfruit cheekily named ‘Passion in the Tunnel’.

As You Like It

Once named by The Observer as one of the sexiest places in the world to be fed, Jesmond’s As You Like It is quirky and cosy and, well, let’s just say there’s a reason so many brides and grooms choose to tie the knot there.

On 14 and 15 February, As You Like It is offering a three-course Valentine’s Day menu priced between £29.95 and £34.95 per person. There’ll be live music and with a 2-4-1 cocktail deal on offer too, it’s the perfect excuse to head to its charming terrace for a post-meal drink with your beloved.

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