They say that the quickest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach and if you’re a big foodie like us, you’ll want a tasty meal apart of your Valentine’s day plans. See below for some romantic dining at these local Southampton resturants that you’ll surely fall in love with.
Are you and your date big tapas fans? Artsy Lounge’s menu is packed with Mediterranean cuisine with both hot and cold tapas options. Delicious Turkish lahmacun, shaksuka, and tiger karides and over 20 cocktails to choose from, you and your loved one will be spoilt for choice. Whilst walk-ins are welcomed, reserving a table is highly recommended to ensure you’re guaranteed a table. Book your reservation here.
If you’re planning on catching a show at Mayflower theatre, there are plenty of great options along Commercial Road. For an extra special dinning experience, Papillon’s restaurant and bar are housed in a stunning renovated church directly opposite the theatre. They offer both lunch and dinner options serving food 7 days a week. A great way to end of the the evening with both a dinner and a show. You can reserve your table here.
Add a little spice to your Valentine’s day with our next date spot! Established in 2010, Coriander Lounge has been serving up authentic traditional Indian cuisine for just over 12 years. With an extensive menu, you and your date are sure to find all your favourites including chicken rogan josh, beef jalfrezi, and vegetable thali. Alternatively, if you’re thinking of having a cosy evening in, Coriander Lounge is also offering 10% off click and collect when you order online. See their full menu here.
For a romantic, intimate evening, Marcos sets the scene. Experience the taste of Italy right on Oxford street with a restaurant and cocktail bar all under one roof. Their Cicchetti menu comes highly recommended where diners can order a selection of medium size dishes that can be shared with a loved one or friends. And, if you’re also planning on seeing a performance at Mayflower theatre after your meal, Marco’s offers a free taxi ride to the theatre when you let them know upon booking. Book your table here.
For a casual and comfortable atmosphere, Beity Restaurant is a must! You and your Valentine will be warmly greeted by welcoming staff and tasty authentic Lebanese food at this family run restaurant. As a winner of Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020, diners can expect delicious and wholesome food. Dishes include stuffed lamb, chicken shawarma, and range of hot and cold starters. Book your dinner date here.
On Above Bar, you’ll find Mango Thai Tapas located in one of the city’s historic Tudor buildings. With cosy tables and Ko Phi Phi beach vibes, Mango Thai Tapas makes for a fun choice to spend your Valentine’s meal. This independent thai tapas and cocktail bar is one of three locations across Southampton, each offering delicious cocktails and thai dishes. You’ll find all your Thai favourites from traditional phad thais to curries. Thai tapas? Yes please! You’ll find their booking page here.
Whether it's an evening filled with romance or simply a small friend or family gathering, there are plenty of great dining options to choose from here in Southampton. For more eat and drink inspiration, visit our directory here.