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12 of the best Valentine's Day menus and offers from Scottish restaurants

With Valentine's Day next week, we take a look at some of the best restaurant offerings available to book now.

Published: February 9, 2022
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From tasting menus to meal deals, there's something for all this Valentine's Day.

Ballintaggart, Perthshire

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Ballintaggart have a cook at home kit and a dining option available for Valentine's this month.

Their cook at home kit, priced at £65, is available for collection in Aberfeldy on Saturday 12 February or for UK wide delivery on 11 February, and includes

• Half bottle of Thienot champagne
• Great Glen Venison Salami
• Wee tin of our favourite Perello Olives
• Two 180g fillet steaks with classic garlic butter
• Two signature double chocolate brownies
• One wee Laura Thomas candle

The Ballintaggart takeaway feasts are also available for collection on Saturday 11 February priced at £45 per person.

On the menu there's Ballintaggart duck bresaola, Roscoff onion tarte tartin, Porchetta, gremolata, crispy potato and Salted caramel dark chocolate pot.

Finally at the farm itself, couples can enjoy a seasonal tasting menu with optional wine flights for £65.

Order now at shop.ballintaggart.com

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Halloumi, Glasgow

This Glasgow city centre and southside restaurant is offering a Mezze board for two to share for £44.95 per couple.

Choose from chicken and pork souvlaki, grilled halloumi, Greek sausage and hand cut chips or Veg dolmades, grilled halloumi, kolokithakia tiganita, mixed olives and hand cut chips.

Finish with a trio of desserts including galaktoboureko, baklava and a chocolate brownie. Enjoy a selection of Valentine’s drinks including the limited edition Cupids Potion: Rose gin, lychee liqueur, strawberry, lemon and rose petals.

Rusacks St Andrews and the Marine North Berwick 

Both hotels offer a Valentine’s Day Overnight Stay Package, including an overnight stay with the A La Carte menu for dinner, which will include special sharing options created by the chefs.

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The menu and overnight package is available from 11-14 February.

The Marine North Berwick is also offering a Couple Massage (1hr 15 mins £160) while the Rusacks has an Eden Mill Blendworks class.

Find out more and book online.

El Perro Negro, Glasgow

Tuck into a new burger from the team behind the UK's best burger this Valentine's.

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Priced at £12, the Honey I like it Hot burger comprises Southern style chicken, JDS extra hot honey, double bacon with hot chilli chipotle mayo and hot house pickles.

Available exclusively at El Perro Negro Woodlands from Friday 11th - Monday 14th February, the team say this special is sure to set hearts on fire.

Kilmurry & Co, Glasgow

Customers to Kilmurry & Co in the Southside can enjoy a Valentine’s menu for £30 per person.

This includes a glass of pink fizz on arrival, a choice of three starters: mushroom bruschetta, baked Camembert or scallops.

The mains are: seabass with courgette, aubergine ceviche and roasted heirloom tomato, wild mushroom risotto topped with vegetable crisps or a 6oz Chateaubriand with rosemary, salt fries and roasted tomato. To finish, there’s a luxurious chocolate and raspberry brownie served with vanilla ice cream.

111 by Modou, Glasgow

For those looking for a bit of luxury this Valentine’s Day 111 by Modou has introduced a special Valentine’s menu available on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th February.

Enjoy an indulgent 10 course menu for £50 per person, featuring Beef Tartare, Lobster Ravioli, Glazed Ox Cheek, Shetland Cod and Ayrshire Pork Belly.

Six by Nico, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Six by Nico is serving up their Once Upon a Time menu this Valentine’s day. The menu was chosen by its guests, with the six dishes being voted for by thousands of Six by Nico fans. It’s available now until 13th March.

Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, Crieff

From the 8 -13 February every visitor to the boutique will be welcomed with a glass of complimentary champagne to enjoy whilst shopping and gifted either a luxurious Lalique peony candle, body cream or shower gel upon purchasing an item.

To complete the experience, customers will also have the option of staying on for longer, by booking a table in the distillery’s adjoining restaurant or bar to enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon tea.

The Glenturret Lalique restaurant offers a delectable menu created by Head Chef Mark Donald and Pastry Chef Kayleigh Turner, who won Pastry Chef of the Year at the Scottish Food & Drink Awards.

Their modern Scottish take on the classic afternoon tea is served in the restaurant's elegant salon and dining room.

Alternatively, a lunch menu, featuring a selection of eclectic small dishes, can be enjoyed in The Lalique Bar.

Rioja, Glasgow

At the award-winning Rioja in Finnieston, guests can tuck into an exclusive seven course tasting menu, expertly crafted by Rioja’s famed chef, for £50 per person.

The menu includes Empanadilla De Buey De Mar (Crab Empanadilla), Oysters with Cava and Costilla De Cedro, Crema De Marron Glace Y Chirivia, tasty pork ribs with chestnut cream and parsnip. Available on Monday 14th February only.

The Waterside, West Kilbride, Ayrshire

For date night dining this Valentine’s Day, look no further than The Waterside, West Kilbride.

The Waterside is situated on the water’s edge with panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran, and offers a range of luxurious accommodation and dining options.

From 11 to 14 February, guests at The Waterside can enjoy some delicious Valentine’s speciality sharing dishes including ‘Love Starts Here’, ‘Cupid’s Catch seafood sharer’ or ‘Locally Sourced with Love’, all featuring the finest local produce from around Ayrshire such as Girvan scotch beef.

For dessert, finish with ‘Be My Sweetheart’ – Baileys white chocolate profiteroles with Chantilly cream and honeycomb crumble.

Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews

Those on the east coast can enjoy a special seafood dinner at the newly refurbished Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews this Valentine's Day.

Top picks include their Loch Etive Sea Trout "Wellington Style" to share for two with smoked haddock and leek gratin. 

Ricos’s Ristorante, Edinburgh

Using only the freshest, locally sourced Scottish ingredients, Rico’s is famed for its pasta which is made fresh onsite daily.

Treat yourself at their bar which is also open to non diners and has an extensive cocktail menu and award-winning wine list supplied by Antinori, one of the well-known names in Italian winemaking, with a history that dates back almost 600 years.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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