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12 Things To Do This Valentine’s Day in Brighton & Hove

Updated: Mar 14

This Valentine's Day, Brighton & Hove beckons lovers with its irresistible blend of passion and charm. From gourmet delights and heartfelt gifts to enchanting dinners and spirited adventures, discover twelve ways to show love and celebrate shared connection in this eclectic city. Oh, we do love it here! 

'Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.' - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Indulge in French Patisserie at Julien Plumart 

Let's begin with Julien Plumart for a sweet start to your Valentine's Day in Brighton. Julien Plumart is a renowned local figure, celebrated for his exquisite French patisserie. With a passion for pastry ignited during his youth spent in the French countryside, Plumart has honed his craft both in France and the UK. His dedication culminated in the opening of his Brighton business in 2008, offering a delightful selection of macarons, pastries, cakes, and more, perfect for a Valentine's treat​ - or any treat for that matter!

Express Your Feelings with a Malarkey Card

Malarkey Cards is a unique greeting card shop located in the heart of the North Laine area. They specialise in funky, quirky, and unusual cards, offering a wide range of designs for all occasions, including Valentine's Day. Their collection features both humorous and heartfelt messages, ensuring you find the perfect card to express your feelings. Malarkey Cards' selection caters to various tastes, from modern and cool to classic and wacky. So there’s one for every flavour of Valentine.

Table set up un restaurant with glasses of roses and a bunch of roses
Photo credit: Restaurants Brighton

A Romantic Feast at Dilsk 

For a romantic Valentine's Day lunch or dinner in Brighton, Dilsk stands out as an exquisite choice. This elegant and relaxed fine dining establishment is known for its sustainable approach, using food meticulously sourced from ethical growers and local producers around East Sussex. Dilsk offers an expertly crafted culinary feast through chef Tom’s tasting menu, inspired by the South Coast, creating an unforgettable and utterly romantic dining experience.

Cocktails For Two At Bar Valentino 

Bar Valentino in Brighton offers a perfect setting for a romantic cocktail date. Located above the Spanish tapas restaurant Tinto Taperia, this intimate bar boasts an exciting cocktail menu in a sumptuous 1920s art deco environment. Known for mixing classics with fresh juices and rare bitters, Bar Valentino caters to diverse palates. It's a walk-in only venue, ideal for starting off the night, or a super last-stop spot. The bar's exclusive balcony offers a unique view over New Road - wrap your valentine's up in our arms and soak up the Laines from above on this winter evening. 

A Bouquet To Express Your Affection

Gunns Florist in Brighton is an ideal destination for Valentine's Day flowers, offering a curated selection of romantic bouquets styled with seasonal foliage. Their passion and creativity for flowers and concept shines through in every arrangement, hand-delivered and beautifully presented to express love and care. Specialising in sustainable, fresh-cut flowers, Gunns Florist ensures each bouquet is a testament to love, making it the perfect way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day. Swoon. 

Catch a romantic movie at Daltons

Embrace the allure of romance beyond the confines of Valentine's Day with an enchanting evening at Daltons on 28 February for our private screening of Dirty Dancing. The timeless soundtrack never fails to captivate hearts so this is a dreamy event for anyone wanting to rekindle their love for this timeless classic. 

A Palace Built For Love and Leisure  

For a Valentine's date with a difference you could visit The Royal Pavilion, a palace built for love and leisure by King George IV, which stands as a testament to romantic extravagance and artistic expression. Its sumptuous interiors, inspired by the visual styles of India and China, offer an intimate glimpse into the passions of a king renowned for his taste in art and love. This is definitely a uniquely Brighton and totally unforgettable date destination. 

Have a Tee-rific Time At One Under

Putt a spin on Valentine's Day with a round at One Under, Brighton's newest mini-golf escapade! Perfect for lovebirds aiming to ditch the cliché for something cheerfully competitive. The course is vibrantly decorated with neon paint and is equipped with a cocktail bar to help fuel the fun - if you love bright lights, loud music and a bit of bonkers, then you’ll love it at One Under.

Love is in the Terre

Elevate your Valentine's celebration at Terre A Terre with their "Love is in the Terre" menu. Known for its creative and unique vegetarian and vegan cuisine, Terre A Terre transforms dining into an unforgettable experience. This special menu is designed to captivate the heart and palate, promising a romantic evening filled with exquisite flavours. It's the perfect way to indulge in heavenly dishes that are as innovative as they are delicious, making your Valentine's Day truly special.

A Toast To Your Love Story

Celebrate love with a gift of English Sparkling from Ridgeview, renowned for their multi-award-winning wines crafted in the heart of Sussex. This Valentine's, they're offering complimentary wine glasses with The Valentines Duo, perfect for toasting to your love story. Ridgeview wines are sustainably and responsibly made, with £1 from every bottle going to charity, adding a touch of philanthropy to your romantic gesture.

An E-bike Adventure Along The Coast

Share the love for our coastline and enjoy the sea air this Valentine's day out on an e-bike with Cannonball Bikes. Offering rentals and self-guided tours, they recommend using the Komoot app for navigation, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey and we recommend heading down to Saltdean Cliffs. You could even bring your bottle of Ridgeview along and pop the cork (or the question) under the captivating white giants. 

Celebrate Love While Supporting A Good Cause

Join the "Wave of Love" event by Together Co, a charity initiative at the Palace Pier to foster community connection and support. This special occasion promises to unite Brighton with a celebration of love and togetherness, making it an ideal Valentine's gesture that extends beyond the traditional. It's a unique way to celebrate love while contributing to a meaningful cause. 

*This blog was written by Jude Money for Connected Brighton.


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