Cambridge Foodie: Valentine’s Day in Cambridge

“Let Valentine’s Day be special this year,” says Gerla de Boer. The foodie is sharing her top picks for Valentine’s Day in Cambridge. 

What are you going to do on the most romantic day of the year? Are you staying in curled up on the sofa, binge-watching one of the Netflix series, cooking your loved one a romantic meal at home or are you going to woo him or her over a romantic dinner on 14 February?

Valentine’s Day is hard to be ignored these days. We get bombarded with romantic ideas to impress our loved ones. They all trying to convince their romantic suggestion is the must to have or to do! A present, card or a romantic dinner used to be the thing to do. Times have moved on, and we are looking for different experiences, and businesses are tapping into this market.

In Ely, the well-known book shop Toppings, came up with the idea to liven up your evening with one of the most outspoken men in England, John Berkow. Rest assured that he will ‘shoot a few arrows’. Click here to book tickets.


Not keen on debating society or having a good old laugh with Berkow? Back home in Cambridge, Kettles Yard is running their ‘Student Music Lunchtime Concerts’ again this year, and you can join them on Valentine’s Day too.

If you like to be active, love food and have problems getting a babysitter in the evening, then a food walking tour during the day could be the perfect activity to surprise your other half.

If your Valentine is a chocoholic, then there is only one option, get him or her a box of handmade chocolates from one of our excellent local chocolatiers. Harry Specters in the Grafton Centre, Hill Street Chocolates in All Saints Passage, Bumble and Oak from Meadows in Newham, Dulcedo Cambridge in Hill Street or Mama Bombon, who has an online shop.

Bumble and Oak
Chocolate from Bumble and Oak:

What about a romantic dinner? I thought I would give you a few suggestions from a ‘Supper Club’ and an Italian love affair to fine dining and Michelin Star indulgence.

Valentine’s Supper Club

Corinne from Gourmandises is putting on a special dinner full of romance.

An Italian Affair

Maurizio on Mill Road is wowing your Valentine with a ‘Heart to Heart’ dinner.

Restaurant 22
Restaurant 22 | Instagram @restaurant22_cambridge

Romantic Hidden Gem

Restaurant 22 might not be unknown to some of us, but I am surprised that so many of the locals still haven’t made it to this fantastic hidden gem. It is one of my favourites in Cambridge, and I can assure you that it will sweep your Valentine off their feet!

A Romance at the Cambridge Cookery School

Don’t worry, you don’t have to roll up your sleeves. Our local ex-Michelin Star chef Mark Poynton is an excellent chef, certain to impress. He will make sure with his team, that it will be an evening not to forget!

A Star Dusted Romance

You can’t go wrong here at the two Michelin-Star Midsummer House, where the celebrity chef Daniel Clifford, has created a menu including delicious surprises and a flight of wine so you can enjoy the evening with your Valentine.

Enjoy Valentine’s Day, but remember every day should be a special day sharing with your loved one!


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