Cheap London Valentine’s Day restaurants 2020: Best budget meals for under £50

You’ve just about made it through January with two whole pennies to rub together – but now there’s Valentine’s Day on the horizon. February 14 is an obligatory date night, but not all of us have funds as endless as our affections for our better halves. Dining out on the big night is notoriously expensive in the capital, so while you can’t put a price on love, you may want to put a budget on dinner. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to the best Valentine’s Day date nights in London restaurants that will cost you less than £50 per person – much less, in many cases, or with wine included.

From passionate pasta dinners to amorous French rendezvous, these are some of the best places to dine on a budget this Valentine’s Day.

Passo

Pasta purveyor Passo is welcoming Sicilian supper club chef Emilia Strazzanti on February 14, allowing her to create a menu themed around the almond – the tree of which is a symbol of love in Greek mythology. Dishes on the four-course affair will include handmade basil-infused pasta with sundried tomato pesto trapanese, as well swordfish served with caponata, marinated raisins and smoked almonds. The restaurant has also worked with wine par Passione Vino to pair wines to the dishes, glasses of which are also included in the £45 price tag.

How much? £45 per person

Wine? Included

80 City Road, EC1Y 2AS

La​ Goccia

Petersham Nurseries’s Covent Garden haven is home to more than one florally festooned restaurant. While a Valentine’s dinner inside main venue The Petersham will cost you upwards of £75 per head, heading round the corner to its more relaxed Italian sibling La Goccia will save a few pennies. The restaurant is offering a sharing menu featuring the likes of beetroot carpaccio, wood roasted halibut and a chocolate and hazelnut pavlova, feeding the pair of you for just £80.

How much? £80 for two people

Wine? £95 for two with a glass of prosecco each

80 City Road, EC1Y 2AS

ContentsPassoLa​ Goccia You’ve just about made it through January with two whole pennies to rub together – but now there’s Valentine’s Day on the horizon. February 14 is an obligatory date night, but not all of us have funds as endless as our affections for our better halves. Dining out on the big night is…

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