If your idea of true romance is supping cocktails created in honour of Pat Butcher, Roy Walker and Cilla Black, head down to Deptford kitsch palace Little Nan’s for a Valentines-themed bottomless brunch or afternoon tea. It’s not drinking-drinking if it involves a vintage teapot, writes Cara Cummings…
Arches 13-15, Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX. £33pp.
Chic Sydenham Hill boozer The Wood House will be laying on a special Valentine’s menu on the 14th – including an oyster bar – from 5pm. Perfect for dinner à deux after a romantic stroll in nearby Dulwich Woods. 39, Sydenham Hill, SE26 6RS.
Garage royalty and fried chicken combine at The Artful Dodger Brixton Brunch on 1 February. With food available from just £5, bottomless winter cocktails and the biggest names in UK garage performing under one roof, you and bae can kickstart Valentine’s early.
Midday-5pm, Brixton Jamm, 261 Brixton Road. From £11.25; over-18s only.
Treat the beer lover in your life to a Cask ticket, as the festival of all-things-keg comes to Peckham for its biggest celebration yet. 30 breweries will pop up at Copeland Park – including London favourites Howling Hops, Anspach & Hobday and Pressure Drop – along with the capital’s best food vendors. Cheers!
21-23 February. £35 (ticket includes all beer).
Whisk a love interest – or a loyal pal – to a Mates & Dates special at the Prince of Peckham, where you can share two Caribbean-inspired buns and fries from the White Men Can’t Jerk kitchen team for just £15.
11 February, 4-9.30pm, 1 Clayton Road.
What’s more romantic than a glass of fizz? Two hours of the stuff. Sweep your beloved off their feet with 120 minutes of bottomless – quantity, not service – bubbly and a two-course meal at Clapham’s @Bar Laurent Perrier Brunch.
14 February, 6-8pm or 8-10pm sessions,
165 Clapham High Street. From £25.
If music be the food of love, then French is definitely it’s language – and cheese it’s favourite nibble. Go tres Francais this V Day with afternoon tea at Champagne + Fromage and enjoy a cheese board, macaroons and biscuit roses to boot. Very gouda.
3-5pm daily, Unit 10-11 Brixton Village. £27pp.
As the ol’ saying goes: chocolate and wine go together like… well, like nothing better. Deep dive into this dreamy partnership at a pairing workshop courtesy of Melange Chocolate on 13 February and start Valentine’s as you mean to go on.
8pm, 2 Maxted Road, Peckham. £40;
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