If you've not booked anything for Valentine's Day yet, take a look at these foodie treats...

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we take a look at the most romantic restaurants in Scotland to enjoy dinner for two.

Edinburgh

Mono

(85 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1HN)

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Mono Restaurant

Valentine’s Menu £80 with paired wine

Ever since Lady and the Tramp shared that plate of spaghetti, Italian cuisine has been viewed as one of the world’s most romantic foods, and Edinburgh’s newest Italian is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day with a five-course tasting menu.

Begin the evening with a traditional aperitivo and bread and canapé, before a indulging in a tour of Italy, with Asiago cheese gnocchi, squid ragout, and red prawn tagliolini, all expertly paired with old world wines.

Otro

(22 Coates Cres, Edinburgh EH3 7AF)

Valentine’s set menu £45, paired wines £25 

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End, Otro will be serving up a four-course set Valentine’s menu with optional wine pairings this February 14th.

The special menu, which has been designed by executive chef Maciek Szymik, includes dishes such as tempura of oyster with wasabi mayonnaise and lime and soy sauce jelly, and sirloin steak with crispy oxtail, truffle mash and winter greens.

Wedgwood the Restaurant

(267 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ)

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Wee Tour of Scotland £55

Vegetarian Tour of Scotland £50

Take your taste buds on a tantalising Tour of Scotland at Wedgwood the Restaurant this Valentine’s Day.

Wedgwood’s six course tasting menu promises a sumptuous evening for two tasting the best of Scotland’s larder.

Expect the unexpected with Lobster thermidor crème brûlée, and Mull of Kintyre cheddar and onion bread and butter pudding; as well as more classic dishes with roasted North Sea cod and Scotch beef fillet.

Cranston’s

(43 Princes Street, EH2 2BY)

£31.95 for two courses on Valentine’s Menu + Raspberry Royal

Enjoy a meal to remember in this Princes Street location this Valentine’s Day.

Serving Scottish cuisine, the Valentine’s offer is for two courses including a raspberry royal cocktail.

The menu includes starters such as Cupid arrow soup served with asparagus spears and parma ham; pan fried scallops with mushroom and spinach sauce; butternut squash and spinach risotto and desserts including mint and chocolate truffle tarte.

Bertie’s

( 9 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2HE)

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Deep fried oysters and glass of prosecco £9.95 per person

Indulge in some proper fish and chips this Valentine’s with a laid-back meal for two at Bertie’s.

To get the night started, Edinburgh’s biggest chippy is offering a starter of deep fried oysters served with a homemade chilli jam alongside a glass of prosecco for £9.95 per person.

Glasgow

The Dhabba

(44 Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1LD )

The Dhabba in Glasgow’s Candleriggs will be offering the first thirty couples who book a Valentine’s Day meal a free book about the Indian God of Desire Kamadeva.

Kamadeva is the Hindu Cupid, angel or deity of love like Eros or Amor and is often represented as a young and handsome winged man who wields a bow and arrows.

The Dhabba hit the headlines last Valentines Day when they offered a full aphrodisiac menu and will once again be using some aphrodisiac spices in dishes.

Serving up a range of North Indian delights, many of which are vegan, couples and friends can tuck into dishes such as Macchi Dum Sunehri – Fresh Scottish monkfish, baked in the tandoor and finished in a sauce with hints of cloves and Bhuna Gosht – Sautéed lamb with onions, tomatoes, and peppers.

Eusebi Deli

(152 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9HB)

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Euesbi Deli in Glasgow’s West End is owned Giovanna Eusebi and offers an authentic taste of Italy.

Everything is handmade, including their pasta – which is made daily in the ‘pasta lab’- the focaccia and even their ricotta.

The food at Eusebi is made with real passion and with a special Valentine’s menu including a sharing dessert and a gift to take away on the evening – it’s the perfect way to spend an evening with your loved one.

Hotel du Vin

(1 Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow G12 0UX)

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Picture: Hotel du Vin

Valentine’s Menu £120 per couple

Hotel du Vin Glasgow is offering a special menu, perfect for sharing with a loved one this Valentine’s.

The menu includes decadent dishes such as an artisan charcuterie sharing platter,  a chateaubriand of Cairnhill Farm Scotch beef, served with pommes saute and green beans, and a classic apple tarte tatin served with tonka bean ice cream.

Three courses come with a glass of Champagne for £120 per couple.

If you’re not celebrating on the 14th, couples who dine on the menu on Sunday can take advantage of the Sunday stopover offer. Simply spend £100 Spend £100 in the Bistro when dining off the Valentines sharing menu and treat yourself to an overnight stay from only £50 per room.

111 by Nic0

(111 Cleveden Rd, Kelvinside, Glasgow G12)

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Valentine’s 6 course tasting menu £35 per person

If you think a multi course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day isn’t affordable then take a look at 111 by Nico’s specially curated deal.

For only £35 per person, couples can enjoy a six course tasting menu in Chef Nico’s original restaurant in Glasgow’s west end.

Bilson Eleven

(10 Annfield Place, Dennistoun, Glasgow, G31 2XQ)

8 course tasting menu from £69

Situated in a 19thcentury townhouse in Glasgow’s east-end is the pioneering restaurant, Bilson Eleven.

An ideal night for foodies, this restaurant serves up a full tasting menu of either five or eight courses, with a recommended dining time of three hours to enjoy.

Focusing on the best local and seasonal produce, the menu has paired wines for each course on this culinary journey.

Aberdeen

The Spiritualist

(67 Langstane Place, Aberdeen, AB11 6EN)

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Picture: The Spiritualist Facebook

If you’re looking for the coolest spot to spend Valentine’s Day, enjoy a sharing cocktail with your loved one at The Spiritualist on Langstane Place.

Choose between the Rum Goddess, Café Mambo, Mr Bean on Caffeine and The Disco Diva, which comes served in a disco ball. Cool down with one of their Signature Ice Spheres, which when cracked open, reveals an expertly mixed cocktail inside.

The perfect pairing with any of your cocktails and your Valentine’s evening are The Spiritualist’s selection of sharing platters including the baked camembert with white wine, garlic, chill jam and crispy bread.

Zizzi

(Union Square, 2 Guild St, Aberdeen AB11 5RG)

£19.95 for three courses

Italian restaurant Zizzi are launching a bargain three course set menu including a range of starters, mains and desserts ideal for a cheap date.

Don’t worry if you’re not free on Valentine’s, the deal runs from 14th – 17th February in all Zizzi restaurants.

Skye

The Three Chimneys

(Colbost, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8ZT)

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The Three Chimney’s Restaurant on the Isle of Skye. Picture: Robert Perry

If you’re seeking a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Isle of Skye and the renowned restaurant, The Three Chimneys.

Located at Colbost on Skye’s north-west coast, it is an ideal place to eat, sleep and relax.

This iconic restaurant with rooms has been at the forefront of the Scottish dining scene for more than 30 years, with menus in the 3 AA Rosette restaurant carefully crafted by head chef, Scott Davies, using the very finest local produce from Skye.

Book a room in the House-Over By, and enjoy a romantic dinner in the restaurant – we recommend starting with the Loch Harport oysters, served three ways.

 

About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

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.

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