Valentine’s Day in Cambridge

The most romantic holiday of the year is fast approaching, and Cambridge is a fantastic place to spend it.  With a wealth of incredible restaurants, picturesque views and beautiful architecture the city is consistently named as one of the top UK choices for a romantic break.  Whoever you’ll be spending it with, here are some of our top recommendations for a Valentine’s Day in Cambridge.

For the classic date night, look no further than dinner and drinks at one of these fine establishments:

Parker’s Tavern is a British brasserie located on the edge of Parker’s Piece.  The menu combines local Cambridgeshire ingredients and unpretentious cooking from their exceptional chef, and you can bookend your meal with a delicious cocktail in the stylish bar.

Six Brasserie is a perfect romantic date spot on the top floor of the Varsity Hotel.  With great food and stunning views across the river and many of Cambridge’s most famous colleges it’s a gorgeous spot to watch the sun go down over dinner.  For the steak lovers, River Bar Steakhouse is the place to book.  Also part of the Varsity Hotel, this restaurant is on the Quayside overlooking the river Cam – ideally placed for a romantic after-dinner stroll.

The Gonville’s ever changing garden restaurant is the perfect al fresco dining experience with heaters, blankets and gracious hospitality from the staff.  The seasonally decorated marquee and live jazz (Fridays and Saturdays only) make this a wonderful dinner spot.

For more of a relaxed dining experience and some of the best cocktails Cambridge has to offer, head to Novi.  In the winter months the roof terrace becomes a cosy, candlelit tepee den – a great place for a late night tipple.

For delicious drinks with a bit of a twist, head to The Lab for “1920s luxury with a twist of science”.  The opulently presented interiors and speciality science themed drinks make for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

You may think of punting as a warm weather activity, but romantic punting tours for Valentine’s Day in Cambridge mean snuggling up under blankets in a rose petal strewn boat while sipping champagne.  Take a look at Rutherford’s Punting’s Romantic Tours for a quintessentially Cambridge experience.

One of the best ways to spend a romantic day together is to simply walk around the city and take in the sights.  Perhaps stop off at the Botanic Garden to follow the snowdrop trail and enjoy the sights and scents of the winter garden, grab a coffee in one (or more!) of the many independent cafes, and stroll along the river while soaking in the atmosphere of the city.

If you’re looking to treat your loved one to a Valentine’s Day to remember, book in a stay in one of our luxury barn conversions.  Get in touch if you’d like to customise your stay with flowers, chocolates or any other romantic treats – our team will help you make your stay as special as possible.  Email or call 07741 005634.

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