Celebrate Valentine's Day in Norwich

27 January 2022

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Norwich

If you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day, look no further than Norwich. Voted the most romantic city in the UK in a recent study, it’s no wonder that the city makes for the perfect romantic escape. With its huge range of romantic things to do, cosy and luxurious hotels, and fantastic restaurants – love really is in the air.

So, whether you want to treat your loved one to an intimate evening, or a romantic getaway – read on for our round-up of what you can do in Norwich and Norfolk this Valentine’s Day.


Romantic Breaks 

If you’re feeling in the romantic mood, there’s nothing better than taking a relaxing short break with your loved one. It’s the perfect chance to get away, spend quality time together, and recharge.

Check out the Maids Head Hotel for the ideal Valentine’s escape. Book a 2-night bed and breakfast stay in a beautiful junior suite adorned with swans and petals. With a bottle of Prosecco chilling in the room on arrival, a sumptuous 5-course taster menu including wine flight in their 2 AA Rosette award winning restaurant, and an afternoon tea as well – this is the ultimate getaway. All for an inclusive price of £465, with a supplement of £30 for a Saturday night. Classic, deluxe and feature rooms are available at a reduced price.

Intimate Dining  

The Maids Head Hotel isn’t just great for a romantic stay – it’s also offering a 6-course Valentine’s tasting menu with wine flight from 11 – 14 February for just £85 per person. The menu has been carefully crafted using seasonal produce and includes coffee and petits fours too.

The stunning Assembly House is famous for its themed teas, so the Valentine’s weekend afternoon tea is sure to be a hit. £23.95 per person or £47 for two and available from 12 – 14 February only, you’ll get dainty finger sandwiches, a range of savouries, and best of all a selection of sweets and cakes including rose macarons with Buck’s Fizz buttercream and a Queen of Heart’s jam tart. Add a bottle of pink Prosecco for just £25!

Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House

Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House. Photo : Steve Adams

The Ivy is one of Norwich’s top spots for romantic dinners. The beautifully decorated interiors are already romantic enough, but there’s a special offer this February to boot. The Ivy has joined forces with Letters of Note to give diners on Valentine’s their very own complimentary book compiled by Shaun Usher, featuring a collection of the most passionate love letters written in history. Plus, a new limited edition cocktail menu inspired by love will be available from 11 – 14 February alongside Pillow Talk (£17.95), a new delicious sharing dessert with peach and raspberry parfait, white chocolate mousse, popping candy and a raspberry sauce.

The Ivy Norwich

The Ivy Norwich is a fabulous setting for a romantic dinner.

Carrow Road is also feeling the love with themed dining options. Enjoy an evening of Venetian food and wine for £55 per person at Delia’s. Or why not enjoy a 7-course Parisian themed candlelit dinner with French wines, music, a bouquet of flowers and homemade chocolates. All enjoyed in an exclusive box for two overlooking the floodlit pitch. £245 per couple. Or dine and stay with a meal at Delia’s and a room at the Holiday Inn for £250 for two – plus you’ll get a signed Delia cookbook!

Starting on the 12 February is the Love City Food Trail. Over 40 restaurants in Norwich will be offering love themed food and drink in celebration of the Love Light Norwich festival returning to the City of Stories this February. So, why not book one of your favourite restaurants this Valentine’s Day and enjoy an exclusive dish or drink with your loved one.

Unique Experiences 

Can you find a better experience to enjoy this Valentine’s than a whole festival about love and light? Love Light Norwich returns from 17 – 19 February with a beautiful art trail, events and a River of Love procession. And the best part? It’s completely free. The perfect excuse to visit Norwich with your partner. See more about the festival on the website.

Projetions on Norwich Castle as part of Love Light Norwich

Love Light Norwich returns in 2022

Want to do something a bit more creative? Why not spend some time together doing a gin workshop? Gyre & Gimble is a brilliant bar in Norwich, with its own gin academy. Create your own gin with the help of an expert, all while learning the history of the drink and enjoying some gin and tonics. £170 for two. Or you can book a gin experience with Bullards. Learn tasting techniques as you sample their signature gins at the Chantry Place store and finish the 45-minute session with a gin and tonic. Only £25 per person!

The Perfect Gift 

Finding the ideal gift can be tricky, but for that extra-special something, you can’t go wrong at Sonkai. Each piece of jewellery in the shop’s collection has been designed and made at the in-store workshop – and it’s all stunning. Perfect if you really want to treat that special someone – or if you’re looking to make a proposal!

Comission bespoke jewellery from Sonkai for that special occassion

Comission bespoke jewellery from Sonkai for that special occassion

Looking to treat the man in your life? How about gifting him with a Jack Valentine mini cask from Lacons. Each year they brew Jack Valentine to celebrate this unique Norfolk folk tale. And it’s only £22 for the cask – bargain!


Branching out of Norwich but still within easy reach of the city there’s even more Valentine’s Day delights waiting.

The Norfolk Mead in the idyllic village of Coltishall is offering up a Valentine’s set menu for £67.50 per person with delights such as Norton’s lavender cheese ravioli and slow roasted beetroot and wild mushroom wellington on offer in the 2 AA Rosette restaurant.

Or you can book a luxurious countryside break. Barnham Broom’s Valentine’s overnight stay for two also includes rose petals and chocolates in the room, a 3-course dinner in the Brasserie and breakfast. From £99 per person. Or enjoy full spa access at Park Farm Hotel & Leisure along with Prosecco, a 4-course dinner, gnaw chocolate, breakfast, robes and slippers, rose petals and a spa product kit from £310 per couple.

Enjoy a dip at the pool on a break to Park Farm Hotel

The stunning pool at Park Farm Hotel & Leisure