FIVE WELLNESS BREAKS TO BOOK NOW
Go with your other half or go it alone.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere cosy and intimate where you can sip on gin brambles, or a private, away-from-the-hustle rooftop bar for a bottle of bubbly, we’ve rounded up four deliciously decadent hotspots to wow your Valentine’s date.
1. Munich: Tantris
Boasting two Michelin stars and a raft of awards, Tantris has spent nearly 50 years serving up spectacular culinary art. With its surprising and extraordinary list of wines that have been sourced from far-flung corners of the world and rich, retro interiors, it’s no wonder it’s famed for being one of Germany’s best restaurants.
The menu is subject to change without notice, so don’t get your heart set on a certain dish. However, as the restaurant has such a fabulous reputation, you can rest assured that anything you order will have your taste buds tingling with delight. Why not try the five-course dinner menu with wine pairing?
2. Dublin: The Vintage Cocktail Club
Looking for an excuse to break out the glad rags? Well we’ve got one. Dust off the flapper dresses, Gatsby-esque jewels and dapper suits for a romantic rendezvous at Dublin’s Vintage Cocktail Club.
Its extensive and colourful cocktail menu gathers influence from the early 1400s onwards, paying homage to old favourites and new concoctions alike. So pull up a velvet chair in an intimate corner, take your pick of delicious tipples and get ready to while away an evening indulging in a kaleidoscope of mixology.
3. Madrid: Salvador Bachiller Gastrobares
Who says Valentine’s Day dates have to involve dinner? We say a decadent brunch in a surprising location will do just fine.
Enter the Salvador Bachiller secret garden. Nestled above the bustling streets of Madrid, bedecked in plants of all shapes and sizes, this city gem is just waiting to be discovered. It doesn’t get more romantic than a lazy rooftop brunch, when your gaze can skim across the spires and rooftops of Madrid, does it?
But if brunch isn’t your thing, never fear! You’ll also find a luxe tea room in the VIP lounge or an excuse to treat yourselves to cocktails and dinner in the greenhouse.
4. Barcelona: Batuar
Fancy a little midnight indulgence? Well look no further than Batuar, the elegant and old-worldly bar and restaurant at the exquisite Cotton House Hotel. Found in the centre of colourful and quirky Barcelona, Batuar is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. Plus it’s open late into the night, so your evening can last as long as you want it to.
Start your evening at the bar, where the drinks menu boasts 30 different types of rum – transporting you back to the colonial times from which the restaurant takes its decor inspiration. Then shimmy along to your table and indulge in platters of sophisticated Catalonian cuisine.