Whether you're trying to impress your date on Valentine's Day, have a special anniversary to celebrate, or just want somewhere with great atmosphere for date night, chances are you've got at least one restaurant up your sleeve with right amount of romance. We're looking for the best romantic restaurants in Southampton. Think candlelit dinners, cosy corners, and shared meals with great conversations. We're after the restaurants that tick the boxes for food, drink and atmosphere to help make a perfect night.
Ennio's restaurant is set in an old Victorian warehouse. The red brick building has indoor and outdoor dining, with the alfresco option being an extra special choice in the warmer months. Their menu is Italian with antipasti, pasta, sweets, and a great selection of seafood. They're a popular choice for special occasions, so it's often necessary to book in advance. They'll often have a special set menu for occasions like Valentine's Day.
The Cove Restaurant's nautical themed decor is a little more rustic than Ennio's, but it's still a popular spot. They also do a Valentine's Day menu with a few special aphrodisiacs on the cards, and their regular menu is fresh, contemporary cuisine. Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of seafood on the menu and some very decadent desserts to sweeten the deal at the end of the night.
For a very extravagant option there's always The Avenue restaurant at Lainston House. For an extra special treat you can stay there for the whole weekend in one of their luxurious rooms. You can choose from the a la carte menu, which features classic dishes with a strong French influence, or splurge on the 6-course tasting menu. It's all enjoyed inside the walls of the stunning period country house.
Are any of these top of your list when it comes to a romantic night out? Or do you have another special spot that ticks all the boxes? Share your opinions on Southampton's most romantic restaurants.