Canterbury Bid

Valentines in Canterbury 2023

There are many ways to say I LOVE YOU – especially in Canterbury. Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day together or the latest of many,  show your romantic side with one of our great local inspirations. As ever, they’re popular nights, so BOOK EARLY to avoid sleeping in the spare room.

Planning to propose?

Canterbury Cathedral – Eternal Love Tues, 14 February, from 17.30

 All are welcome into the Cathedral and Precincts this Valentine’s Day for a celebration of love! There will be a themed Evensong at 17.30, and then the Nave will remain open for free visiting until 21.00 to allow anyone to come in to propose,

Romantic Meals – Love Local 

The Abode Hotel is offering its famous Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Tuesday 14th February in the restaurant. It includes a glass of Simpsons’ Canterbury Rose Sparkling Rosé.  £130 per couple – or make a night of it and stay over from £210/package.

Or, if you prefer, you can enjoy an indulgent champagne Afternoon Tea for two. Available 11-14 Feb.

No one does love like Italians ! Ask invites you to celebrate love in all its glorious diversity this Valentine’s. Put a little love in your heart and belly!

Book your date between 10th – 14th February and enjoy a 3-course Valentine’s Set Menu for £24.95. If you prefer, you can mix and match from the main menu or order your favourite food to your door.

Join Burgate Coffee House for a delicious Valentine’s day Supper Club, by the very talented Chef Liv Lucas from The Sun Club, using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.

All diets catered for. To book click HERE

Chapmans Seafood Restaurant is running both its normal and special menu on the 11th and 12th of February!

And they are open exclusively on the Monday the 14th of February to give you the chance to celebrate with a special Valentines set menu. Book early, it’s always a sell out.

Canterbury favourite Chapter in Burgate has a few treats up its sleeve for Valentines diners, including (and who can argue with such sweet logic?) Nutella heart-shaped Pizzas!

Join rooftop bar and restaurant Citi Terrace and take advantage of their special Valentine’s Set menu.

2 Courses £27, or 3 Courses for £32. Their dessert is designed to be shared ! Reserve your table 01227 784700

The Cook’s Tale (formerly The Ambrette) in Beer Cart Lane has a wonderfully romantic menu waiting, with a specially devised a la carte menu on 14 Feb, with pianist playing LIVE from 6.30pm onwards.

There’s also an amazing 12 Course Valentines Tasting Menu on offer!

Celebrate with your val, gals or pals! Cosy Club in St Margaret’s St has a special Valentine’s sharing cocktail waiting. The Eye Candy cocktail is served in a carafe alongside two glasses topped with clouds of cotton candy.

Or try the Love Triangle sharing desserts, with a trio of prosecco & raspberry posset with shortbread, vanilla cheesecake with gooey caramel centre and chocolate covered strawberries ! Available: Sat 11th – Tues 14th Feb. 

Valentine’s Day is about love in all its glorious forms. Whether you’re celebrating amour romantique or friendship this year, Côte will help you share amour.

Their curated, 3 course set menu is brimming with classic French dishes like Steak Tartare and Baked Crottin – best enjoyed with a sparkling French Martini. Bisous!

have you herd.  ?

Choose from the á la carte menu or special 3-course valentine’s sharer menu – both of which offer a delicious mix of dishes that demonstrate herd.’s ethos of providing great quality produce, designed to be shared, explored and enjoyed.  Get ready to graze. feast. toast. explore. share. and fall in love at herd.   

The Olive Grove in Best Lane knows that the way to the heart is through the stomach – just look at these delicious 3 courses

Check their Facebook page to see it up close and personal! Just £24.95 for 3 courses.

From 11-18 Feb, indulge in a luxury 3 course menu (with a glass of Chapel Down rose wine) at Socialite and enjoy spectacular views across Canterbury’s twinkling skyscape – the perfect romantic setting for your celebration. 

Pub foodie favourite The White Hart in Worthgate Place has a Valentines- inspired wine tasting evening planned. 

At just £20 a head, it’s all about spreading the love and enjoying great food, drink and of course, great company. 

From 11-15 Feb join Wildwood for a fantastic 3 course menu from £21.95 (or add a Kir Adore cocktail £26.95).

Eat, drink and watch the city go by!

Join Zizzi in St Peter’s St, who are offering 3 courses for a fabulous £24.95. Book early to avoid dissapointment – it’s going to be popular!

LOVE-ly Locally Produced Gifts

Cherans Bakery in Sun St has certainly stolen our hearts.

Newly opened, it supplies some beautiful and delicious cakes and sweet treats, all boxed up with LOVE. Don’t miss their spectacular doorway (perfect for a romantic photo op!) and some Valentines themed specials

Not just for Feb 14th  – the gift that keeps on giving! Buy your loved one a wine gift box (or even a monthly subscription for a wine delivery). 

English wine experts Corkk sells some of the very best English wines available, including both still and sparkling. Every bottle has been selected by  Master of Wine, Clive Barlow.

For those who think Valentine’s Day is a bit…cheesy…head to The Cheese Shop on Palace St. 

Buy your loved one a bottle of pink sparkling Rose de Noir from Chartham Vineyard, and some delicious, heart-shaped specialty cheese to enjoy at home. 

Flowers never fail to hit the mark, so don’t forget our two fantastic city centre florists who can deliver to your door

Hand-tied bouquets, roses, plants, hatboxes – whatever your heart desires. BOOK NOW.

Bleeuurggghh – No thanks!

Love on the Rocks?

If Valentine’s Day is most definitely NOT your thing – you’re not alone!

If you want a romance-free night out, head to The Dolphin Pub in Pound Lane, who’ll have a special Anti-Valentines Cocktail (just ask for a ‘Happily Divorced’) waiting for you!

Indie Rock Night, Anti-Valentines  Party – Thurs 16 Jan 10pm-3am

Tokyo Tea Rooms, Canterbury (18+)

Get your tickets for a night of purging your ex, confessing your worst romantic moments and surviving Valentines alone!