Grand Hotel Timeo |Sicily
Boasting one of the most magical backdrops – a timeless panorama in which Mount Etna and Capo Taormina are the stars of the show – The Grand Hotel Timeo’s restaurant in Sicily could easily pass as one of the world’s most romantic places to dine. And what’s more, its spectacular Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine matches its truly awe-inspiring location.The menu focuses on mouth-watering seasonal produce and local specialties, including Pachino cherry tomatoes, Bronte pistachios, capers from Salina, red garlic from Nubia, and fine regional wines such as Nero d’Avola and Moscato di Pantelleria.
The Caves, Negril Cliff |Jamaica
Poised on the limestone cliffs of Negril’s scenic West End in Jamaica, The Caves captures the essence of a seductive oceanfront sanctuary. The best bit, in our opinion, is the resort’s private dining restaurant, where one (or more appropriately, two) can enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner while looking out onto breath-taking views from a candlelit, hand-crafted stone table on its oceanfront gazebo. Tables also come with a scattering of bougainvilleapetals (another one of the island’s beautiful natives) and the warmth of the glow from the stars above.
Ledgewood Yurt, Killington Resort |Vermont, USA
Need a little snow to help you cool down from all your Valentine’s day heat? How about the Ledgewood Yurt, Killington Resort in Vermont? Seating just 30 people and only accessible by Killington’s legendary snowcat-drawn sleigh (a 15-20 minute journey) this intimate mountaintop dining experience ticks all the boxes. Lit by fairy lights in the heart of the Green Mountains, Executive chef Greg Lang serves an exquisite five-course menu made in true Vermont style – only from the freshest local produce. Blanketed in snow, the candle lit, rustic interior complete with blankets for all guests and a wood-burning stove. I challenge any one not to find this little adventure romantic!
Clos Maggiore, Covent Garden |London
With an intimate blossom-filled conservatory, a view to the stars and a roaring log fire, it’s easy to see why Clos Maggoire restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden is considered London’s most romantic restaurant. It witnesses weekly marriage proposals and they often hide rings in bespoke chocolate boxes so if you’re wanting to ‘pop the question’ this Valentine’s day, this could be just the right place to do it.