If you want to treat your loved one to a romantic evening they will remember, there are a number of ways todo it. For a cosy night in it’s all about candle light, rose petals and a playlist full of love songs; for a night out you are often inundated with choices – from comedy or karaoke to a film or gig – it’s up to you. However, one thing that will almost certainly feature in your plans for the night is great food.

The Perfect Romantic Meal

A Night In

A romantic meal for two lovingly prepared by one for another is an extremely popular option for Valentine’s Day. However, if your skill in the kitchen leaves a lot to be desired then the resulting meal might be memorable for all the wrong reasons. However, if you are set on the idea that the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, then there are a number of things to remember. Set the mood, choose the best ingredients and enjoy yourself. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

A Night Out

For those who aren’t keen on a night in (due to noisy flatmates, a relationship in its early days or lack of culinary skill) there’s a restaurant to suit every taste. Whether you are looking for a classy establishment, a restaurant with a Michelin star to its name, or something a little bit more casual, then the Fine Indian Restaurant group has something for everyone. From the high-end Veeraswamy, Chutney Mary and Amaya (the latter complete with Michelin star) to the more relaxed, fuss-free Masala Zone restaurants, you can take your pick.

Turn up the Heat

When it comes to great food, the ingredients are always important. And when choosing what food to have, the spicier your meal choice, the saucier it can make you feel. An Indian meal that is well-cooked and beautifully presented is sure to wow both you and your date and make you feel a million dollars. At our restaurants we are committed to using the freshest, seasonal ingredients prepared using traditional recipes that have been given a contemporary twist.

Sharing is Caring

Whether it’s the starter, main course or dessert, a great way to enjoy a meal with someone else is by sharing your food. If you don’t fancy a sharing platter then choose two dishes that you both like and swap plates halfway through the course. If you really want to go down the ‘romantic meal out’ route then you might want to feed your date food from your fork across the table.

Add Some Sparkle

Regardless of your budget there are few things in life more romantic than a bottle of fizz. And it doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg; Cava and Prosecco are great alternatives to champagne, or if you’d rather have the real thing without shelling out for a whole bottle then why not treat yourself to a champagne cocktail before the start of your meal?

Sweet Treat

End your meal on a high with an indulgent pudding (and perhaps a bit of footsie under the table). Indian desserts are renowned for being delicious and leaving you wanting more, and it would be a shame to miss out. So, this Valentine’s Day, book a table at one of London’s best Indian restaurants and let the romance (and those bubbles) flow.