Valentine’s Day is looming, and if you’re struggling to plan the perfect night out with your significant other then don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. From hotel stays to concerts; live music and cocktail masterclasses – here are the best ways to spend the most romantic day in Birmingham.
Wine & Dine at Harvey Nichols
Harvey Nichols is feeling the love for couples and singletons alike this Valentine’s Day. The stylish Brasserie will be serving a very special Valentine’s menu, created by head chef Stewart Mackie, between Friday 14 – Saturday 15 February.
Couples can choose from three delicious courses and a glass of Harvey Nichols Sparkling Rosé Champagne, priced at £45 per person. There’s also the option to upgrade to a full bottle of the Rosé Champagne to share for £60 per person. Click here for more information.
And if you’re not feeling the love, Harvey Nichols is also hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day Brunch on Sunday, February 16.
Designed especially for singletons, the brunch includes two courses from the Brasserie Brunch menu, along with bottomless Prosecco, Champagne (£40 per person) or cocktails (£50 per person), plus live entertainment and a gift to take home. Click here to find out more.
Relax with a spa day for two at Resorts World
Want to enjoy some quality time together without the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life? This Valentine’s Day, Resorts World is offering a spa package for couples.
Available for a limited time only, the Spa Day Special includes a 55-minute treatment each, three hours access to the luxurious spa, robe, towel and flip flops, drink voucher to enjoy at Sky By The Water, High Line, World Bar, Sports Bar and Hotel Lobby Bar; unlimited tea and coffee, £10 ESPA retail voucher redeemable on the day of your visit.
Indulge with cocktails and pudding at The Ivy
The Ivy always wins us over with its stunning displays and this Valentine’s Day’s looking pretty romantic for the Temple Row dining spot. From February 10 – 16 guests can sip on two exclusive Valentine’s cocktails including the Rose Fizz (Lanique & Ivy Collection Champagne, £11.50) and the Rose Petal Martini (Lanique, Plymouth Gin, Lychee Juice and dashes of Peychauds Bitters, £9.75).
And if you’re after a tempting pudding, then look no further. Alongside the cocktails, The Ivy will be serving a limited edition sharing dessert. Roses Are Red, Berries Are Too (£16.95), a white chocolate cheesecake, raspberries, strawberries and red rose petals, will be available to couples from February 13 – 16.
Enjoy a night at the movies with Valentine’s Screenings at The Electric
The Electric Cinema is getting well and truly into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with two special screenings. The cinema will be showing Brief Encounter on February 14, followed by Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge on February 15, which will be accompanied by four delicious Parisian cocktails inspired by the hit movie. Click here to find out more and book your tickets.
Mix it up with a cocktail masterclass at Be At One
Speaking of cocktails, Be at One will be hosting couples masterclasses at both its bars on selected dates. Couples will get the chance to get behind the bar at either Brindleyplace or Piccadilly Arcade, where they can mix up their very own Valentine’s tipple with a little help from Be at One’s mixologists, alongside plenty of fun and cocktail-themed games. Tickets cost £20 per person. Keep an eye out on the bar’s social media for more information.
The Red Shoes at Birmingham Hippodrome
Bringing romance, passion and heartbreak to Birmingham Hippodrome, Sir Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is returning to the city over Valentine’s Day.
Having sold out on its previous visits to the Hippodrome, The Red Shoes is one of Bourne’s most celebrated pieces, as it brings the Academy Award-winning movie to life on stage with breathtaking choreography, an unbeatable score and spectacular production designs.
The Red Shoes runs at Birmingham Hippodrome from February 11 to 15. You can find out more about the show and tickets at the Birmingham Hippodrome website here.
Book a getaway at Malmaison
If you’re looking to make the most out of Valentine’s Day, why not top it off with a stay in one of the city’s most luxurious hotel? Malmaison Birmingham has created its Champagne and Chill stay package, which allows couples to enjoy an overnight stay, dinner in the Chez Mal Brasserie – complete with a glass of champagne – and a delicious continental breakfast. Priced from £206, click here to book your getaway now.
Experience an After-Hours Dinner at Birmingham Museum
Bringing a romantic twist to Valentine’s Day, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is providing the perfect setting for couples to enjoy a delicious four-course meal in a spectacular setting.
Rather than taking a seat in a jam-packed restaurant, the Museum is transforming its Industrial Gallery into a unique dining space.
During the experience, diners will enjoy a bespoke menu as well as live entertainment from singer-songwriter, Robert Lane. And to make the evening even more special, the museum’s gift shop will be open, filled with everything from beautiful jewellery to homewares and books.
Tables can be booked between 7pm – 9pm and are priced at £42.50 per person. For more information, including the full menu, or to book a table click here, or call 0121 348 8084.
Grab a drink a bite to eat at the Mailbox
A spot in the city that has something to offer all couples, the Mailbox has plenty of romantic events happening across Valentine’s Day. From premium dining at restaurants including Café Rouge to limited edition cocktails at Aluna and movies at Everyman Cinema, love is well and truly in the air at the stylish destination.
And, if you prefer to spend Valentine’s at home or you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, you’ll discover everything from luxurious furnishings and gift ideas at Mailbox to create a romantic atmosphere. Find out more about Valentine’s Day at Mailbox by clicking here.
Indulge in a Valentine’s-themed tasting menu at Simpsons
Those who want to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember won’t want to miss what Simpsons has in store. The Michelin Star restaurant is welcoming loved-up couples into its stunning restaurant in Edgbaston for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.
Starting on Thursday, February 13, Simpsons has a range of menu options to choose from, including lunch with a glass of house wine priced at £75 per person (Feb 13 only); a Valentine’s Tasting Menu including oysters, Caviar and a glass of Champagne (Feb 13 – 15), and its regular lunch and dinner a la carte menus.
Simpsons also houses three large en-suite guest rooms if you want to win your Valentine’s heart with a romantic stay. For more information on experiencing a taste of what Simpsons has to offer, click here.
See James Blunt at Arena Birmingham
Award-winning singer-songwriter James Blunt is spending Valentine’s Day in Birmingham as part of his 2020 arena tour. The Wiseman singer is kicking off his Once Upon a Mind tour at Arena Birmingham – soon to become the Utilita Arena Birmingham – on the 14th.
Having sold more than 23million albums worldwide, James’s biggest hits You’re Beautiful, 1973 and Monster. With support from Ward Thomas, tickets for the Once Upon a Mind tour are on sale now. Click here to book yours.