Posted: February 12, 2019
Valentine’s Day in the City Centre
Valentine’s gifts can be a tricky thing to get right: underplay it and you’re going to have a very unhappy partner on your hands, go too big and you set an extravagant precedent for years to come (or if it’s early days scare off your new beau before it’s even off the ground!). Fear not, however, as the Bristol City Centre BID are on hand to help you get it right and win over the person of your dreams.
Park Street and Queens Road
The Botanist’s skilled chefs have created a special three course Valentine’s menu from just £26.95 per person, and it’s available from the 13th – 16th February for those couples that can’t celebrate on the night. They are also offering 20% off certain sparkling wines and champagnes.
Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly romantic meal or to splash out on your significant other Browns have got you covered with set menus ranging from £21.95 to £74.95. They’ve also concocted a special Valentine’s cocktail to mark the occasion.
International retailer of body, face and fragrance products L’Occitane has been providing top quality Valentine’s gifts since 1976. With an abundance of gift sets, offers and collections for him or her, you’re bound to find something special for your other at their Park Street store.
Treat that special someone to a new look this Valentine’s day at McQueens, an award winning salon with hair specialists in cutting, colouring and hair extensions. Whether your partner’s after a quick trim, a full colour change or anything in between, McQueens is the place to go.
100% vegetarian (and over 50% vegan!), free from animal testing and sustainably sourced, The Body Shop is the perfect place to shop for your eco-conscious loved one this Valentine’s day. Check out their gift idea section online for some extra help in choosing the perfect present.
A barber shop, café and streetwear store all rolled into one, Jacob’s Barber-Ristas is the one stop shop to get your stylish other half’s Valentine’s gift. You could even treat yourself to a coffee whilst you wait.
The expertly educated team at Toni & Guy deliver superior hairdressing, and their beautifully designed salons offer your beau a space to relax whilst getting the royal treatment. They also offer a 20% off introductory offer (but your Valentine doesn’t need to know that!)
Beginning in 1855 with simple workwear, Carhartt has evolved into the forefront of street apparel. Their style is effortlessly cool whilst remaining practical and durable, meaning their clothing will go the distance, just like you and your beau!
If you and your partner share a love of the sea Finisterre is the clothes shop for you. Born over a decade ago with British surfers in mind, Finisterre designs functional and sustainable products for land and sea that are also super fashionable and comfy.
Jigsaw believe that fashion is temporary but style is permanent which is why, since 1970, they’ve been creating timeless pieces at affordable prices. This ethos also makes Jigsaw the perfect place to grab a gift for the classy man or woman in your life.
Is your significant other always on trend? Are they committed to exceptional quality? Do they usually return whatever clothing you buy them? Head to Reiss and grab a gift card! These guys do innovative, design-led fashion, and boy do they do it well.
If you and your partner share a love for the slopes then White Stuff is the fashion brand for you. Born out of a need to make money to fund their love for skiing the founders know a thing or two about creating stylish and practical clothing for on or off the mountain.
The Old City
If you’re after a fine dining romantic experience look no further than The Glassboat. An elegant restaurant on the river, The Glassboat Brasserie is offering a three course meal with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival for £50 per person.
Bring your beau to Graze this Valentine’s day and, with any two main meals, receive a sharing chocolate dessert and a glass of bubbly each for just £9.95. Dine in the restaurant for a romantic vibe or keep it casual and grab a seat at the bar.
Enjoy an irresistible three course Valentine’s menu and a glass of champagne, then escape to a luxury room with the one you love. In the morning you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in their bistro, all from just £200.
Book a table for two at No.1 Harbourside this Valentine’s day and you and your partner will receive a free dessert! The menu is focused on fresh, local and seasonal produce and is competitively priced so you can guarantee great quality to suit all budgets.
With a bar, restaurant and casino all under one roof, the Rainbow Casino has got everything you need for a fun filled Valentine’s. You could even double date and enjoy one of their many party packages (a minimum of four people required) to get the full casino experience.
For friends, sisters, new loves or old flames, this is an evening celebrating that curious thing called love. Be challenged, engaged and entertained with some intriguing activities around this most human of emotions. Plus DJs, bars and food, all for just £8.95.
Enjoy the Aquarium after hours until 8pm, with no children in sight! Admire over 40 naturally themed displays and thousands of marine creatures that call Bristol Aquarium their home with friends or that special someone. Standard entry prices apply.