If you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day in Bath, or visiting Bath for a romantic city break before or after the big day, and are looking for ideas, you might like to consider one or more of the following…
When we suggest a workshop as our top pick, don’t be put off by the title ‘workshop’. Bath Cake
On the day itself you’ll probably want to have a nice meal out in an atmospheric restaurant with a cosy feel and delicious food. Our top two suggestions are the Cosy Club and Opa Meze.
From February the 11th to February the 14th, the Cosy Club has a special three course Valentine’s Day menu on offer from 5pm onwards. The sharing platter alone was enough to entice us – it includes garlic tiger prawns, pulled chicken and chorizo, and avocado, tomato and chilli dip. The desserts are another great draw (who doesn’t love dessert). The mini pudding sharing platter includes lemon posset with cherry popping candy, salted caramel popcorn cheesecake, macaroons, churros, strawberries and warm chocolate dipping sauce. You do need to book for this menu, and at £26.50 per person for food like this we can see why.
Opa Meze is another great restaurant to visit. If you haven’t been before then you’re missing a treat. It provides top quality Greek meze and cocktails, all served in vaulted cellars with candle light, luxury décor, lots of wonderful nooks and crannies, and perhaps best of all, stunning views overlooking the river.
Our other suggestions for a romantic time in Bath this February are a night out at the theatre and a day at the spa.
Over the Valentine’s period Bath Theatre Royal will be showing Moliere’s great comedy The Miser starring Lee Mack, Griff Rhys Jones and Matthew Horne. There’s now limited ticket availability though so booking quickly is a must.
As for the spa, it has to be Bath’s famous Thermae Spa. The steam rooms may be closed at the moment, but the Minerva Bath, Hot Bath treatment rooms, Springs Restaurant and open-air rooftop pool are all open. It’s an especially good time to visit if you’re a regular visitor to Bath as well, as each guest visiting the spa while the steam rooms are closed will receive a special voucher entitling the holder to free entry for a two-hour spa session return visit valid Monday-Friday until November 30th 2017. So perhaps it could be a Valentine’s Day treat and an excuse for a romantic holiday in Bath later in the year too!