21 romantic Valentine’s Day 2024 things to do in Birmingham, including restraunts & parties

We’ve selected 20 of the most romantic things to do in Birmingham for Valentine’s Day 2024 to inspire you to make the most of the love celebration
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Our social media feeds are chock-a-block with posts showcasing Valentine’s Day dinners, nights out and activity suggestions.

With so many things to do to celebrate the day of love, it’s almost impossible to choose which ones to go for on Wednesday February 14, and the weekend before and after..

So we’ve consulted hospitality experts and our readers for suggestions - and even engaged a bit of our own local knowledge to select 20 of the best to help inspire you. Each suggestion includes a link on how to book.

Because there are so many Valentine’s Day events across Birmingham, we’ve stuck to the city centre for our listing which includes some of the most romantic restaurants, party nights and activities.Enjoy the day and spread the love!

Restaurants

 

Valentine's Day at Orelle restaurant at 103 Colmore RowValentine's Day at Orelle restaurant at 103 Colmore Row
Valentine's Day at Orelle restaurant at 103 Colmore Row

1) A romantic sky high dinner with live entertainment at Orelle

It’s arguably one of the most romantic destinations in Birmingham, especially at night. Dim lighting coupled with panoramic views of the dark sky and sparkling city lights beaming through the tallest floor to ceiling windows, it’s a fabulous place to spend quality time with your loved one. Especially with such amazing services and delicious dishes from the modern French menu. Live music will be featured throughout the evening on Wednesday, February 15 with piano, guitar and vocals performances from 5.30pm to 11.30pm. 

We’ve been sent a sneak peek of the £120 menu options which will include dishes such as these:

  • Homard - Glazed lobster, charcoal, seaweed, melon 
  • Betterave (v) - Barbecued heritage beetroot, seirass, apple dashi, almond gazpacho 
  • Bar - Cornish sea bass, beluga lentil, octopus, roasted chicken consommé 
  • Chevreuil - Lake District venison loin, celeriac, pommé anna, maitake, spiced jus 
  • Côte de Boeuf for two - 50-day aged 800g Côte de Boeuf, truffle mac & cheese, glazed carrot, bone marrow jus 
  • Framboise - White chocolate mousse, raspberry & hibiscus compote, meringue, raspberry sorbet 

Executive Chef, Chris Emery said “Our Valentine’s Day menu is a true celebration of the strong relationships we have with our local suppliers, showcasing ingredients such as venison from the Lake District and Cornish sea bass. This combined with Orelle’s unparalleled views of the city will make for the most romantic evening.” To book your table, please visit: Valentine's Day at Orelle  

Valentine's Day in BirminghamValentine's Day in Birmingham
Valentine's Day in Birmingham

2) More sky high romantic drinking and dining at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill at The Cube

It’s an established highlight in Birmingham and this Valentine’s Day there’s much to love about Marco’s - including that fabulous balcony bar, the perfect place to share a romantic tipple while looking out across the city.

The restaurant has created a special menu to share the love - and it’s not just for couples. The team are recommending it for a date night, girls night or a family treat and it’s available from February 9 to 17 featuring dishes including beef wellington for two to a trio of desserts and sharing steaks. For more information and to book go to: Marco Pierre White a The Cube

3) Cosy underground drinks and food at Bacchus Bar, Burlington Arcade, New Street

This renowned bar underneath the Burlington Hotel is the perfect place to snuggle up away from the chilly winter weather. It has been recommended by our readers as a romantic destination to enjoy a drink or two - with or without food - for Valentine’s Day.

You may be surprised to learn that Bacchus bar is one of the oldest pubs in Brum - with the street above it dating back to 1398. It’s full of eclectic themed rooms to explore with fascinating Greek and Roman mosaics through to suits of armour and mediaeval archways.

The most famous space is the Egyptian room with golden tomb paintings. If you’re a local, why not celebrate Valentine’s by rediscovering this gem or a pub, or if you’ve never been before - then what are you waiting for? More information at: Bacchus Bar

4) Love life at Cherry Reds Cafe Bar on New Street

Cherry Reds responded to one of our social media shout outs for Valentine’s Day recommendations to tell us how they could be the perfect place for your celebrations.

The popular independent bar has a top reputation for its cosy, welcoming interiors and great food and drink options, with plenty of choice for craft beer - along with freshly blended milkshakes with real ice cream and freshly ground coffee.

Apparently it’s a popular spot for young love, with the modest bar saying: “Not sure we’d top the romance list, but we often hear people saying they had their first date here.If that’s true for anyone reading this, I hope it ended well!”

The bar prides itself on keeping food simple. It’s cooked to order with options for all diets with a focus on providing value for money without being stingy on portion size or dropping quality. Free range eggs are local and cakes are homemade. Find out more here: Cherry Reds

Lulu Wild Chinese restaurant and cocktail bar in Brindleyplace welcomes guests in its bright and airy downstairs areaLulu Wild Chinese restaurant and cocktail bar in Brindleyplace welcomes guests in its bright and airy downstairs area
Lulu Wild Chinese restaurant and cocktail bar in Brindleyplace welcomes guests in its bright and airy downstairs area

5) Live DJ and Chinese feast with TULUÄ at Lulu Wild restaurant and cocktail bar in Brindleyplace

Taking place on February this interesting event is being run at the ultra glitzy venue with music, food and fashion brand TULUÄ.

Organisers are promising: “This one’s going to be special!” And they are expecting it to be another sell out date. Lulu Wild is renowned for its spectacular Chinese dishes and cocktails and DJs, so it’s no wonder. Only catch is you must be a TULUÄ member. To find out more click here: TULUÄ at Lulu Wild6) Beautiful authentic food at La Galleria, Ethel Street

Not for from New Street Station, you will find this established Italian restaurant which has been recommended by a BirminghamWorld reader. It’s a charming, authentic Italian restaurant and it’s going all out to attract couples looking for romance this Valelentine’s Day with a three course menu priced at £44.95 per person.

The costs are clearly labelled on the website. Starters include Zuppa Del Giorno and Carpaccio Di Bersaola and Gamberoni Fritti Al Profumo Di Sesamo (we did say it was authentic! English translations are provided though). Mains include pizza, Tagliata Di Manzo and Lasagne Caserecce. With desserts including chocolate fudge cake and homemade pannacotta.

The restaurant said: “At La Galleria, we pride ourselves on providing a varied menu of freshly prepared dishes with the finest Italian ingredients that will tempt all palates. We offer a fantastic choice of pizzas baked in our authentic pizza oven imported from Italy.” You can find out more here: La Galleria

7) Beats and eats at Fumo on Waterloo Street

A firm favourite for amazing Italian dining with Venetian tapas, pastas and scrumptious pizzas alongside fabulous cocktails and Champagne - and a great reputation for late night entertainment, Fumo is definitely a destination worth considering for your Valentine’s Day celebrations - on the day itself or the weekend before and after.

There are no specific plans identified on the website or restaurant socials. But it’s one of our top recommendations for any celebration. For more information go to: Fumo Birmingham

8) Next level cocktails and mouthwatering bites at Gaucho on Colmore Row

This slick downstairs restaurant is always a treat to visit with expert service, and the most memorable meals, with its Argentinian steaks the star show. The bar area is always nice to pop into as well.

And they’re really pushing the boat out this Valentine’s Day with some dedicated love potion cocktails in a collaboration with Cointreau and a special deal on premium romantic booths for couples, which include a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Brut Rosé and tempting chocolate truffles to finish included in the £185 booking. What’s not to love. The Valentine’s celebrations are taking place from February 9 to 14 Find out more here: Gaucho Birmngham

Riva Blu restaurant and bar in Birmingham city centreRiva Blu restaurant and bar in Birmingham city centre
Riva Blu restaurant and bar in Birmingham city centre

9) Indulge in some stylish amore at Riva Blu on Temple Row

As you can see, we are fans of Italian food at BirminghamWorld and it would be remiss of us not to mention the tantalising Valentine’s Day plans at this gorgeously stylish restaurant and bar.

They are promising exquisite Italin flavours and an enchanting evening of romance with a carefully crafted three course menu where every dish is a celebration of love and Italian cuisine.

The restaurant says: “Be transported to the most romantic place in the world and celebrate love in authentic Italian surroundings, with traditional food and exquisite drinks. Whether it’s a romantic meal with a partner or a Galentine’s Day night with the girls. Host it all at Riva Blu.” You can find out more here: Riva Blu Birmingham

10) Elegant dining at Hotel du Vin

It’s one of Birmingham’s most charming buildings. A former Victorian hospital, Hotel du Vin exudes style and luxury from the moment you approach its ornate entrance.

The venue is home to a Bubble Lounge and Pub du Vin where you can enjoy drinks. And for Valentine’s Day why not treat yourself to one of their hearty French inspired meals at Bistro Vin. They serve quality food all the way with friendly and attentive service. You won’t be disappointed. No specific Valentine’s Day menu is currently highlighted on the website, but you can get a taste of what to expect and more information here: Hotel du Vin Birmingham

Hotel du Vin, Church Street, Birmingham city centreHotel du Vin, Church Street, Birmingham city centre
Hotel du Vin, Church Street, Birmingham city centre

11) Enchanting times at Bank Restaurant Bar & Grill at Brindleyplace

This established venue is promising a menu designed with passion for Valentine’s Day with tantalising antipasti to decadent desserts - with every single dish a celebration of love and the finest cuisine - transporting you to the most romantic place in the world from Febuary 9 to 18.

It’s certainly situated in one of the most picturesque locations in the city centre overlooking a water feature and so stylish inside. There's often good deals on overnight stays too You can find out more information here: Hotel Du Vin Birmingham

 

Baked camembert in sourdough loaf made to share on Valentine's Day at The BotanistBaked camembert in sourdough loaf made to share on Valentine's Day at The Botanist
Baked camembert in sourdough loaf made to share on Valentine's Day at The Botanist

12) Pretty prices for dinner and drinks at The Botanist on Temple Street

Renowned for its cocktails and hanging kebags, this venue is offering  a delicious deal for drinks and food for this Valentine’s Day so you can enjoy romance with your loved one without breaking the bank.

The Botanist has launched a Valentine’s Date Night Menu for two made up of three courses for £60 - including a cocktail each. The menu has been designed for savouring the moment together and begins with a refreshing strawberry and elderflower mojito upon arrival, followed by a whole melted camembert baked in a sourdough loaf with sweet onion marmalade and crispy garlic croutons to start.  

Valentine’s Day at The Botanist wouldn’t be complete without those three little words, ‘famous hanging kebabs’. For main course, the sharing kebab includes either chicken, lamb kofta and Thai red prawn, or the vegetarian option of crispy halloumi, teriyaki mushroom and vegan meatball, on a triple-skewer rack. Both are served with coleslaw, houmous and flatbread, perfect for two to tuck in to.  

For dessert, The Botanist’s signature warm cookie dough is served with a choice of either s’mores, Oreo, Crunchie or salted pretzel toppings, complete with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and two spoons. 

Live music will soundtrack Valentine’s Day evening with talented resident musicians performing from 7pm onwards. With grand interiors, twinkling fairly lights and exposed brick walls adorned with impressive hand-painted artwork, it’s a secret garden you can get lost in together. 

The set menu runs on Wednesday, February 14 alongside the standard menu, for those who fancy their favourite Botanist dishes.  For more information go to: The Botanist Birmingham

Pitcher & Piano BrindleyplacePitcher & Piano Brindleyplace
Pitcher & Piano Brindleyplace

13) Canalside favourite the Pitcher & Piano, Brindleyplace

The popular waterfront bar has been recommended by a BirminghamWorld reader and with its prime city centre location, it’s no wonder. It’s a sophisticated escape nestled in the middle of the bustling metropolis where you can be sure of quality food and drinks.

The bar hasn’t updated its website with any specific Valentine’s Day offers, but you can check out the fab cocktail and food menus here: Pitcher and Piano Birmingham

Party nights

14) Valentine’s Day Boogie at The Night Owl in Digbeth

Soul Sessions are back at The Night Owl on Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14 for their first showcase of the year! Expect amazing live music from local talent, good vibes and more in Birmingham’s premier soul & retro venue. Free entry from 7:45pm! More information here: Soul Sessions at The Night Owl Here’s the line-up:

  • Brendan Freeman
  • NOT SOUP
  • Liamosino
  • Collective Sleep Odysshey
  • Od The Tourist

The Night Owl, BirminghamThe Night Owl, Birmingham
The Night Owl, Birmingham

15) MOHO at Dead Wax in Digbeth

With nearly 16 years of MOHO events, many of you will know the drill by now! MOHO residents are back at Dead Wax for a Valentine’s special on Saturday, February 3. Playing all the best love classics from R&B to hip-hop, afrobeat, dancehall and more. Advance tickets are nearly gone, get final release while you can at https://skiddle.com/e/37174367.

MOHO BirminghamMOHO Birmingham
MOHO Birmingham

Activities & things to do

16) Visit one of Britain’s most treasured art galleries and wonder at the Victorian Radicals at BMAG

It’s one of Britain’s most treasured art galleries, and BMAG is reopening just in time for Valentine’s Day for a limited time for the first time in four years following a refurbishment on February 10.

Visitors will be able to marvel at the Victorian Radicals exhibition which has returned from a successful tour in the US with a spotlight on multiple cultural movements from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The exhibition is called Victorian Radicals and it showcases Birmingham’s Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts Collections.

It’s a wonderful suggestion from a BirminghamWorld reader and what other way to show your love for your partner, friend and our city by supporting this remarkable exhibition. More information here: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Victorian Radicals Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art GalleryVictorian Radicals Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Victorian Radicals Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

17) Flirty first dates with beer pong and more at Lane7 at the Bullring and The Cube

If you’re looking for a bit of action this Valentine’s Day then a trip to one of Birmingham’s most popular activity venues could be the place for you. It’s recommended as an ideal spot for a first date ice breaker with activities from bowling to shuffleboard to pool and beer pong. You can chat all about your experience over drinks at the bar afterwards. For more information go to: Lane7 at the Bullring

18) F1 Arcade, Paradise

Another BirminghamWorld reader recommendation, who has highlighted that this thrilling F1® racing experience also offers amazing food and drinks.

It opened following much anticipation before Christmas and has welcomed many Brummies who have sped along the simulation tracks and enjoyed watch parties. There’s nothing particular mentioned on the website for Valentine’s themed events, but you can find out more about what to expect here: F1 Arcade Birmingham

  

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Get racing – Birmingham’s new food, drink and thrilling F1 sim racing is now open. Picture – supplied

19) Arcade gaming fun at NQ64, Custard Factory

It’s the place to be for video games fans, that’s for sure - with a host of the latest games available - and their first ever adults-only Laser Quest arriving from Friday, February 16. 

The experience will see NQ64 expand their already popular Birmingham site into the basement of the Zellig building. Described as ‘an intense boozy battle to save planet earth, where nostalgia meets the future’. NQ64 promises an out-of-this-world experience that will leave you buzzing long after the lasers have dimmed.

NQ64 Laser Quest is available to enjoy with up to groups of 16 players per game, focussing on the theme of an ‘alien invasion in a dystopian future’. The concept has been designed to offer guests a nostalgic adult-only experience in a bar environment. 

If you haven’t been before you will be impressed with the bar which is filled with nostalgic and classic arcades and consoles sourced from across the globe, including fan-favourites such as Pac-Man, Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Time Crisis and Point Blank, with SNES, MegaDrive, Gamecube, Xbox and PlayStation on the console lineup. For more information go here: NQ64 in Birmingham  

20) Big Birmingham Bake Digbeth

The Big Birmingham Bake is a wonderfully quirky event to head to if you're looking for a fun little competition with your other half. You'll be given all the ingredients, utensils and instructions so you can create the best baked goods. There’s a lovely vintage theme this year. All the details and how to cook here: Big Birmingham Bake

Big Fatt Valentine's Quiz at The Button FactoryBig Fatt Valentine's Quiz at The Button Factory
Big Fatt Valentine's Quiz at The Button Factory

21) The Big Fatt Valentine’s Quiz with Fatt Butcher at The Buton Factory in the Jewellery Quarter 

Head to the Jewellery Quarter’s best hotspot this Valentine’s Day for the Big Fatt Valentine’s Quiz with The Voice singing sensation himself. Put your wits to the test and head down for a side splitting evening of Valentine’s-themed questions, generally crazy antics from Fatt Butcher plus special prizes to be won! Tickets are £5, get them now at: Big Fatt Valentine's Quiz