A Valentine’s Week for Everyone Spent in Norwich

20 January 2023

A Valentine’s Week for Everyone Spent in Norwich

January is nearly over already, which can only mean one thing – Valentine’s Day is almost here! Whether you’re celebrating with a partner, or if you’re heading out with friends/family for the day instead, Norwich is the right place to be! This city is host to a variety of activities, food, and so much more.

Here’s some of our favourite Valentine’s suggestions for the day!


Every good day out in Norwich is made by what you can get up to. From the exciting to the relaxing, mind-boggling to the educational, there really is so much to choose from! For friends, families, and couples alike, what sticks out to you most in our list?

Gyre & Gimble – Make Your Own Gin Experience

Starting off with an activity for any gin lover(s) or couples looking to mark the day with something special, Gyre & Gimble’s Make Your Own Gin Experience is truly a day to experience at least once.

Become a ‘distiller for the day’ as you enjoy a range of gin and tonics and choose between over 30 botanicals to create your very own unique gin! Weigh the ingredients accurately and dilute your spirit before labelling your very own 70cl bottle to take home for all to see.

Not only that, but Gyre & Gimble take it one step further, as they store a file of your recipe, so you can go back and get another bottle whenever you like! The experience lasts around 2 hours, with booking essential at £75 per person. You can find Gyre & Gimble in the Royal Arcade.

Book here.

There’s a whole host of botanicals to choose from at Gyre & Gimble

Norwich Science Festival

The Norwich Science Festival really isn’t to be missed this year. Made up of a series of incredibly interesting events across the week, we’re not joking when we say there’s something for everyone!

For friends, you can enjoy a Raspberry Pi workshop and help astronauts take important measurements on the real International Space Station! For those who’d rather keep their feet on the ground, you can instead programme your own Minecraft, lights, or squishy circuits.

Couples can learn more about the psychology behind dancing and even pick up some moves with Dr Peter Lovatt in ‘Boogie on the Brain’, as the former dancer explains the cognitive side of hitting the dancefloor.

Finally, families can get involved with BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates’ ‘Rude Science’, learning more about the sides of science no one wants to talk about. The best bit? That’s just 3 amazing examples of over 180 events on during the week!

The Science Festival spans across an entire week from 11 February – 18 February, so even if you’re not in Norwich on Valentine’s Day itself, there’s bound to be something on. You can find the full programme and how to book on the Science Festival website, how many events will you visit?

Norwich Science Festival isn’t to be missed!

Food & Drink

WinePress – Valentines Romantic Dinner

For couples, this is what Valentines was made for. From Saturday 11 February – Saturday 18 February, join the Maids Head’s two AA Rossette restaurant, WinePress, for a romantic six-course tasting menu or their A La Carté menu, both specially crafted to celebrate the big day.

Expect nothing but the highest standards of food and drink here at WinePress, all set in a gorgeous courtyard dating back to the 1780s! Why not make it a romantic staycation and book a room with the Maids Head too?

Find out more on how to book here.

Enjoy a wonderful meal in the romantic atmosphere of WinePress

Brix and Bones

Whether going as a couple or even with friends/family, if you’re looking for an unforgettable meal this Valentine’s, look no further than Brix and Bones. This unique restaurant takes cooking back to its ancestral roots with bold flavours inspired by the travels of their team of chefs, creating some amazing dishes on their seasonal menus.

Focussing on the quality of food and experience, Brix and Bones order from the UK and Norfolk’s best sustainable & organic produce, supporting small businesses all-year round. Their bar will even mix you a drink or pour a wine that perfectly complements your dish!

Open from Wednesday onwards during the Valentine’s week, be sure to book soon, as their tables will fill up quickly!

Book here.

Cooking over the coals at Brix and Bones

Cooking over the coals at Brix and Bones

Valentines/Galentines at Cosy Club

This Valentine’s, Cosy Club are all about sharing the love and celebrating with that special someone, or even making it a Galentines/Palentines! To mark the occasion, you can enjoy their limited edition Eye Candy Cocktail and Love Triangle dessert, both made to share!

Available from Saturday, 11 February – Tuesday, 14 February, be sure to book your table and celebrate in style.

If sharing isn’t for you, their full and Valentine’s menu are also available and feature some incredible dishes to indulge in. From small plates to a wide-range of mains, you truly won’t be disappointed!

The limited edition Eye Candy Cocktail and Love Triangle dessert aren’t to be missed!

Bottomless Brunch in Norwich

If you’re interested in drinking just as much eating, bottomless brunch might be the answer you’re looking for.  

Norwich is host to so many delightfully tasty brunches, with a huge range of food, cocktails, prosecco, and beer all available over the city!

Unwind with a few glasses of bubbly in the warm comfort of Bills, or dive into delicious Mediterranean cuisine alongside your drinks at Gem of Norwich!

Looking for more of a pub atmosphere? Butcher Bhoy on Exchange Street has got you covered, with unlimited Guinness included in their offer. And if you’re looking for creative cocktails that bubble and flame like no other, Mr Postles is the place to be.

Ranging from an hour and a half to two hours, and all reasonably priced, there’s so many options in Norwich, the difficult part is choosing where to go!

The Cosy Club

Enjoy some amazing cocktails in this gorgeous restaurant!