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6 Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in London on a Budget

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Valentine's Day in London doesn't have to break the bank!

London, England’s bustling capital is home to arguably some of the best restaurants in the world. The city boasts some of the most culturally diverse food scenes, as well as offering an award winning selection of restaurants offering traditional British food. However, a night out in London can often come with a hefty price tag. So, if you are looking to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day but keep the cost down, here are our top restaurants for Valentine’s day on a budget.

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1. Jamon Jamon – Camden

Jamon Jamon Camden is a stunning restaurant that serves delicious traditional Spanish cuisine. With its rustic Mediterranean vibes, adorned with vines and wine bottles, you’ll feel right at home. The friendly staff will greet you with a smile, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. And when it comes to winning someone’s heart, what better way than with tantalising tapas or a piquant paella? Plus, Jamon Jamon won’t break the bank, offering 2 paella dishes for under £25! You can also keep costs down by sharing tapas, starting from just £6.20, and the portions are generous. To top it all off, why not enjoy a jug of Sangria to share with your Valentine for £19.95? Overall, Jamon Jamon is the perfect spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one in London.

Our menu recommendation – The croquetas de jamon, and the chorizo al vino. 

Where38 Parkway, London NW1 7AH

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Virtual Headquarters top tip – Our Bayham Street Virtual Office is just a 7 minute walk from Jamon Jamon, so if you’ve taken advantage of our meeting room, why not meet your significant other from work and head straight on down for some tapas?

2. Homeslice – City

Who doesn’t love pizza right? Luckily for you, that’s exactly what Homeslice is offering. The Homeslice menu is all about fresh, quality ingredients that change with the seasons. They strike a balance between classic combos and exciting new flavours and textures. The 20” pizzas on offer are more than enough to feed 2-3 people and you can half and half your flavours! If you’re looking for something smaller you can grab a slice, or try their 12” option. So, if you’re looking to share a slice with your other half on Valentine’s Day, why not share a 20” pizza starting from just £24! For a date night that feels fancy, but won’t break the bank, Homeslice is a great choice.

Our menu recommendation – The 20” Salami, Rocket & Parmesan

Where – 69-71 Queen St, London EC4R 1EE

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Virtual Headquarters top tip –  Our King Wiliam Street virtual office is just a 7 minute walk from Homeslice, why not book a meeting room for you and your colleagues and go for a nice working dinner after!

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3. Bao – Soho


Bao in Soho has garnered a fantastic reputation for its stunning Taiwanese-inspired menu, and reasonably priced food. This eatery is minimalist and contemporary in design, with its real focus being on the stunning flavours of its menu. For those who want a beautiful meal on a budget, Bao offers a set menu for just £15 between 12 pm and 6 pm on weekdays. The set menu offers you a choice of bao bun, a Xiao Chi (small snack), and a rice bowl! So, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it would be rude not to pay a visit to this restaurant.

Our menu recommendation – The fried chicken bao.

Where53 Lexington St, Carnaby, London W1F 9AS

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Virtual Headquarters top tipGrab a bite to eat after taking advantage of our Soho meeting room!

4. Borough Market

Who says that celebrating Valentine’s Day has to be an evening affair? Why not make it a day trip to one of London’s oldest and most famous markets? With over 40 food stalls and restaurants to choose from, Borough Market has everything from Asian-inspired street food to traditional roast dinners. Grab a seafood wrap from just £9 from Applebee’s Fishbox or a beautiful pork and stuffing baguette from Hobbs Roast and browse the market (and even treat your loved one to something if you’re feeling nice). 

Our menu recommendation – The kid goat kofta from Gourmet Goat

Where Borough Market London SE1 9AL

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Virtual Headquarters top tip – Our Southwark virtual office offers co-working and meeting rooms, and is just an 8-minute tube ride to Borough Market!

Are we tempting you?

Jamon Jamon is a reasonable priced restaurant to visit in London.

Nothing says I love you like Paella!

Homeslice is great for Valentine's Day on a budget.

Share a slice with the person you love.

Take your loved one to borough market this Valentine's Day

Try Borough Market for a date day!

5. The Gun – Canary Wharf


Bao in Soho has garnered a fantastic reputation for its stunning Taiwanese-inspired menu, and reasonably priced food. This eatery is minimalist and contemporary in design, with its real focus being on the stunning flavours of its menu. For those who want a beautiful meal on a budget, Bao offers a set menu for just £15 between 12 pm and 6 pm on weekdays. The set menu offers you a choice of bao bun, a Xiao Chi (small snack), and a rice bowl! So, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it would be rude not to pay a visit to this restaurant.

Our menu recommendation –  The beer battered haddock and triple cooked chips.

WhereDocklands, 27 Coldharbour, London E14 9NS

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Virtual Headquarters top tipBook a meeting room at our Canary Wharf office and treat yourself to a fab dinner at The Gun after.

6. Nuovi Sapori – Fulham


Nuovi Sapori, a hidden gem for lovers of Italian cuisine, promises an exceptional dining experience every time. Indulge in a delightful array of authentic and fresh Italian dishes while sipping on great drinks. With impeccable service and reasonably priced menu options, including pasta dishes under £12, it’s the perfect place to take your partner for a memorable Valentine’s Day celebration. Let the warm and welcoming staff, along with the enchanting food and wine, create an unforgettable experience at Nuovi Sapori.

Our menu recommendation – The king prawns with cherry tomatoes, ginger, and white wine on a potato pancake

Where295 New King’s Road SW6 4RE London

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Virtual Headquarters top tipBook a meeting room at our Fulham office and treat yourself to a fab dinner at Nuovi Sapori after, it’s just a 10-minute walk away!

Conclusion

As you debate the options for a truly unique Valentine’s Day, remember that the charm doesn’t just lie in the venue, but also in the experience. Each of these eateries offers an experience to be savoured and memories to be cherished. And with Virtual Headquarters adding value with our proximity to these fabulous locations, blending work with pleasure has never been so easy.

Alexandra handles all things marketing here at Virtual HQ

Alexandra O'Hagan

Marketing Executive

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