Dining on Valentine’s Day in London

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  1. Whether you are a hopeless romantic with cash to spare or a charming penny-pincher, London has a multitude of restaurant choice when is comes to paying homage to St. Valentine.
    Splurge
    The OXO Tower Restaurant is so romantic employees can not even keep track of the number of weekly marriage proposals they witness. Situated along the Southbank along the Thames the views of St. Paul’s. Fine modern European cuisine compliments the contemporary setting although I don’t think anyone really cares what the food tastes like with views like that.
    Charm
    Tucked into a posh yet quiet neighborhood in Belgravia the cosy French bistro La Poule au Pot has been serving rustic cuisine for over 50 years. Charming and so authentic even the menus are written exclusively in French and plastic grapes hang from the walls.
    Steal
    Bel Canto pairs live operatic performances while dining on classic French cuisine. Sounds a tad trite, but the singing wait staff are properly trained musicians and an sing an aria to rival those at the Royal Opera House. An evening’s entertainment and set 3 course menu is a song at £55 per person.
    Return
    Unassuming Polpetto serves sexy little cicheti, small charing plates of scrumptous Northern Italian fare in a dimly lit attic-like setting. Just upstairs from Soho’s The French House, Soho’s landmark pub. Spend an evening here and it’ll beg you to visit every time you’re in town.
    Cheap & Cheerful
    Strapped for cash then head to London’s Chinatown in Soho. There are plenty of inexpensive noodle bars, street vendors selling Chinese buns and sweets loaded with ambiance. Strings of paper lanterns leftover from the Chinese New Year celebrations decorate the neighborhood from the buildings leaving you feeling as if you gone on an adventure rather than a night on shoestring budget.
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