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Celebrate Valentine's Day in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond

Show your loved one how much you care with a romantic dinner or stay in historic Bury St Edmunds...

Valentine's Day is upon us, and what better way to woo your special someone than with a romantic meal or stay at one of these hotels and restaurants in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond. 

Ravenwood Hall Hotel

Reverberating with history and set in seven acres of lovely grounds and gardens, Ravenwood Hall is a much cherished and independently owned family hotel. Inside, the whole hall oozes opulence and elegance and the individually styled rooms reflect the history of the building, with antique furniture and a calming atmosphere. 

Their one-night Valentine's stay will be includes a stay in one of their beautiful Mews Rooms with a bottle of Champagne on arrival and dinner in the restaurant, enjoying the special Valentine's Menu that evening. After a lie in, you can complete your stay with a hearty breakfast. Fancy a longer stay? Book a 2-night weekend break on the 12th and 13th February instead.

On Valentine's Evening, book a table in the restaurant and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal. Starters include whole baked camembert with toasted foccacia; beetroot, soy and ginger cured salmon with crispy onion toasts; crispy ham hock croquette or hand dived scallop served in the shell with cheese mornay and glazed piped potato. 

For your main course, choose from roast rump of Suffolk lamb; Cherrywood smoked corn fed chicken; east coast cod, crab & lobster or roast wild mushroom strudel. Leaving room for dessert; there's candy floss parfat with lemon meringue ice cream; warm cherry Bakewell tart; dark chocolate fondant or rhubarb posset.

To book a stay or table visit https://ravenwoodhall.co.uk/va...

The Angel Hotel 

Make the month of February a month not to forget with a special Romantic Break at The Angel Hotel. Located in the prime position of Bury St Edmunds' Angel Hill, the break includes everything you need for a special night away.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a bottle of cold fizz waiting in your room accompanied by a box of hand-made chocolates. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the town and strolling through the Abbey Gardens, then head back to the hotel to freshen up and wander down to the restaurant for a delicious evening dinner. After a relaxing night, wake to a glorious full Suffolk breakfast the following morning.

To book a stay visit https://www.theangel.co.uk/off...

Bedford Lodge & Spa

Go the extra mile and book a stay with spa treatment at the luxurious Bedford Lodge & Spa.

Arrive and enjoy a dip in the impressive hydrotherapy pool with five different water experiences, an outdoor rooftop hot tub, mud rasul for cleansing mud treatments and thermal area with a hammam table, perfect for relaxing and easing tension in your muscles. 

Once you're suitably 'chilled', head to your room and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Champagne and box of fudge, before changing for dinner and head to the Squires Restaurant for a delicious 5-course meal. After a peaceful night's sleep, you can tuck into a full English breakfast. 

Alternatively, you can book a table only and tuck into dishes including hand-dived scallop or corn veloutte; parmesan gougère with black truffle; beef short rib or herb crusted seabass; mango passion fruit sorbet;  chocolate and cherries and tea, coffee and handmade chocolates. 

The Valentine's stay package and dining is available from Friday 11th to Saturday 19th February. To book a table or a stay visit https://www.bedfordlodgehotel....

The Swan at Lavenham

Spoil the special person in your life with a romantic Valentine’s dinner by candlelight amongst the oak beams at the 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa. Whether you dine in the vaulted Gallery restaurant or Brasserie 487 overlooking the courtyard garden, the choice of menus remains the same. 

A selection of à la carte dishes will be on offer or treat your partner to the special five-course Valentine’s menu, which includes a vegan option and is only available on 14 February. It begins with a selection of tasty canapés followed by two starters including a duck liver terrine with Parma ham and torched mackerel. For mains there’s a choice of either beef or artichoke dishes followed by a chocolate or poached pear dessert.

The Valentine’s Menu is priced at £60 per person, or why not add the meal on to a stay and upgrade for a supplement of £25 each.

To book a table or stay, call 01787 247477 or visit www.theswanatlavenham.co.uk

The Northgate

Spend Valentine’s weekend tucked away in the stylish surroundings of The Northgate with your favourite person. Get stuck into seasonal dishes, mouth-watering sharing plates and specials fit for the occasion. 

The Valentine's specials include starters of Jerusalem artichoke & white bean soup; Whole BBQ beetroot; Smoked potato terrine; Smoked haddock vol au vent or slow cooked pumpkin. Mains include slow cooked pork belly; Aylesbury duck; Poached & crispy plaice; Slow cooked beef cheek and beer glazed shallot tart tatin. Or you could opt for a sharing plate of Blue Barns Sirloin cooked over coal for 2 or roast monkfish on the bone,

If you want to push the boat out this Valentine’s, book a night away and the Romantic Stay package. Enjoy a day shopping, or perhaps see a show or concert before heading to the hotel and settling into one of the stylish nooks, tucking into a plate of locally sourced food with wine. Then retire to your bedroom with a bottle of bubbles! Treat yourself to a lie-in with late check-out and a freshly cooked breakfast.

To book a table or stay visit https://www.thenorthgate.com/v...

The Great House

Snuggle up in the stunning surroundings of The Great House in Lavenham this Valentine's Day and indulge in a meal or stay. Arriving on the 11 February, choose from the Elysee Room or the Boheme Room (also available on 12 February), and spend the night sipping Champagne and soaking in the bath before heading down to the restaurant for a delicious Valentine's meal.

Alternatively, you can book a table and tuck into a menu of scallops with beetroot salad for your fish course followed by brill marinated in soy sauce for starter. The main course is grilled beef filet with celeriac purée and confit celeriac with a pre-dessert of caramelised apples with Maldon salt, ‘Petit Beurre’ espuma and caramel sauce. To finish, enjoy Vibrato dark chocolate mousse, namelaka cremeux, caramelised macadamia nuts and Maldon salt brownie, chocolate and macadamia ice cream and Tannea milk chocolate jelly.

To book a room or table visit https://www.greathouse.co.uk/e...

The Black Lion 

Tucked away in the idyllic village of Long Melford, The Black Lion is a stylish 15th century inn with a modern twist. The exciting menu will be given a Valentine's theme, and there's a romantic stay package to indulge in if you want to make a weekend of it.

Start your stay with a day exploring the countryside and pretty village, paying a visit to National Trust Melford Hall and Long Melford Country Park before heading to the Black Lion's restaurant for a delicious for a meal with wine. Afterwards, retire to your bedroom and enjoy a glass or two of complimentary bubbles!

The following morning, take advantage of late check out and tuck into a freshly cooked breakfast before heading home. 

The Valentine's menu is sure to get you in the good books, with two sharing mains to choose from; Whole grilled plaice, samphire, brown shrimps, lemon, capers, Hazelnuts & burnt Butter or Hereford Beef Wellington, mash, black cabbage, celeriac, truffle & red wine sauce.

To book a stay or table, visit https://www.theblacklionlongme...

The Priory Hotel

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Best Western Priory Hotel with a romantic 4-course dinner and overnight stay with breakfast on 12 February. Upon arrival at the hotel you can enjoy a welcome drink before heading to your room to relax, have a hot bath and change before heading down to dinner.

The 4-course meal starts with French onion soup; Ham hock terrine or smoked salmon and beetroot terrine. Followed by a palette cleanser of Champagne sorbet. Four main course, choose from Steak au poivre; Pan-fried fillet of seasbass; Baked breast of chicken wrapped in bacon or wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil.

Leave room for dessert as there's chocolate fondue with fruits; Lemon tart with fresh raspberry compote or strawberry mousse with chocolate shortbread heart.

You can book a stay or a table for the 4 course meal at https://cameronventuresgrouppr...

The View Restaurant at All Saints Hotel

Take in the stunning views of the 18-hole golf course at The View Restaurant at All Saints Hotel this Valentine's Day. Served on Valentine's day itself, the 5-course menu starts with snacks of Rye & black treacle sourdough with black garlic butter; Panko fried Oyster; Beetroot & Norfolk white lady Gougere and  Venison tartare tart with cured egg yolk.

For your starter choose from Steak tartare with soy, sesame and red chicory; Garganelli, ‘nduja & octopus ragu or charred baby leeks with fresh ricotta, rapeseed oil, Grana padano and black vinegar. 

Followed by your main course of half a grilled native lobster, preserved lemon & confit garlic butter, samphire, fried pomme anna; Pork belly stuffed with, sweetbreads, duck liver, black pudding, truffle, pork scratching and mash Madera sauce or Baron Bigod, Yukon gold & truffle, pithier, roscoff onion, crispy kale and almonds. 

Delicious desserts to choose from are passion fruit, coconut, mango & kaffir lime Petit gâteau; Rhubarb and custard tart or a selection of British artisan cheeses with truffle honey and homemade crackers. Finish with homemade chocolates and pâte de fruits & fudge.

To book a table visit https://allsaintshotel.com/wp-...

Gastrono-Me

For Valentine’s day, Gastrono-Me will be hosting a special bottomless dinner where you can enjoy bottomless Bubbles or Budweiser for 90 minutes of swash-brunching joy! For £34.95, guests can enjoy a main course with a side alongside bubbles galore! A fun and perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day as a couple or with friends!

To book a table visit https://www.gastrono-me.co.uk/...

Weeping Willow

Spend Valentine’s weekend tucked away in the the countryside with your favourite person with a romantic meal at The Weeping Willow. Get stuck into seasonal dishes, mouth-watering sharing plates and specials fit for the occasion.

The delicious plates in offer include breast of duck pickled pink; cauliflower tartare; Fogarty smoked seared scallops or crispy duck egg fo starter. 

Cote De Boeuf to share; lamb rump; halibut fillet or baked aubergine for main and bitter chocolate plate, aquafaba pavlova, passion fruit panna cotta and Baron Bigod cheese with sourdough to share.

To book a table visit https://www.theweepingwillow.c...

The Fox Inn

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your your loved one, family or friends and enjoy a delicious meal at The Fox Inn. The 3 course set menu includes which includes the Camembert sharing platter for 2 and the limited-edition indulging sharing platter for dessert, this is not to be missed.

For starters there's king prawn & avocado cocktail; Spicy cauliflower wings; Breaded mushrooms; Halloumi fries; Scottish mussels or baked Camembert to share. Followed by mains of seabass & scallop risotto; 28-day aged prime sirloin; Chicken, mushroom & leek pie; Salmon florentine; Mushroom & ale pie; Signature Hunters chicken; Signature BBQ beef burger or Garden Salad.

Leave room for dessert and choose from triple chocolate brownie; White chocolate Eton mess sundae; Bakewell tart or a sharing platter of caramelised vanilla cheesecake, mini Eton mess and triple chocolate brownie.

To book a table visit https://www.greeneking-pubs.co...

Maison Bleue

No one does romance like the French! And you can enjoy their delicious dishes from the comfort of your own home with the Valentine's Day collect & dine menu from Maison Bleue. The menu starts with homemade onion and potato bread with peppercorn butter, followed by an amuse bouche of ham hock on a comte cheese sable and nori seaweed with vegetable roulade. For the fish course there's a tranche of pan fried oak smoked salmon, pickled celery, dill and lime cream, brioche.

The main course is ballotine of Sutton Hoo chicken, apricot and smoked duck, cep mushroom sauce, served with Gratin Dauphinois, Red cabbage and broccoli and for dessert you can indulge with white chocolate and vanilla mousse, mango and yuzu.To finish, there's petit fours of homemade chocolate and a passion fruit macaron.

To order visit https://www.maisonbleue.co.uk/...

ICE Cafe

Enjoy a night in the cool surroundings of ICE Cafe. This trendy eaterie on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds is serving a mouth-watering Valentine's menu. Upon arrival enjoy a glass of Prosecco or or bottle of beer, before starting your meal with confit duck; Lemongrass-infused miso broth or pan-fried mackerel. 

Main courses to choose from include line caught seabass with warm samphire and new potato salad; 8oz ribeye steak with triple cooked chips or red onion & mozzarella tarte tatin. Followed by desserts of sticky toffee pudding; chocolate fondant served with warm homemade malted gelato or apple crumble gateaux. Finish your meal with coffee and petit fours.

Book a table at https://www.ice.cafe/

CASA

Whilst travelling abroad may still be a tad tricky, you can be whisked away to warmer climes with a Valentine’s Day full of Eastern Promise at CASA. You will be welcomed with a glass of pink fizz and canapes before tucking into the exciting sharing menu includes starters of Chicken Fillets with Saffron and Rosemary; Sticky homeyed aubergines with sesame; Bandari monkfish tails; Root vegetable rostis with Date and tamarind sauce; Rose harissa king prawns with honey and dill or courgette koftas with muhumarra. 

Choose a main course each (or why not continue the romance and share), with dishes including Persian lamb; Citrus spiced salmon; Chargrilled broccoli with chilli and garlic; Lemon and coriander roasted new potatoes; Imam Bayildi; HalloumiV and Honey Confit Duck Leg.

Fininshing your meal with dessert of rose panna cotta with cardamon shortbread; Chocolate ganache with preserved kumquats; Meringue with poached peaches, honey and yoghurt or Frangipan with pistachio ice cream. 

To book a table visit https://www.casabse.co.uk/rese...