Give your long-suffering partner an IOU for one of these venues.
Have you nearly throttled your partner during lockdown? Don’t worry, we know the feeling.
However, if you’re still going strong, maybe this one is a keeper and deserves more than a vaguely amusing Valentine’s Day card and you spoiling them by unloading the dishwasher for once.
If you want to IOU them a real treat, then promise them a post pandemic meal at one of Scotland’s most romantic restaurants.
We’ve polled a few of our foodie friends and found the most effective aphrodisiac is a plush hotel restaurant, seafood, atmosphere and gorgeous views, see our shortlist.
They might not be re-opening for a while, but we’re allowed to fantasise this Valentine’s Day.
1. Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae
To set the scent for lurve, this five star Relais & Chateaux hotel in offers a six-course dining menu, under head chef Ian Bennett. When they reopen, hopefully in Spring 2021, there will be an additional restaurant in their walled garden.
www.glenappcastle.com Photo: louise kerr
2. Cafe St Honore, Edinburgh
When you think of romantic restaurants in the capital, everyone mentions the Secret Garden at The Witchery. However, we also have the feels for this twinkly French bistro, as the food is just as seductive as the interior.
34 Thistle Street NW Lane, Edinburgh, www.cafesthonore.com Photo: Contributed
3. Kinneuchar Inn, Kilconquhar
If your idea of romance is a walk on an East Neuk beach, then lunch in a gastropub, then this is the venue for you. www.thekinneucharinn.com Photo: Contributed
4. Etive Restaurant, Oban
They say that seafood is an aphrodisiac, and you’ll get plenty at this restaurant, with its bright blue livery. www.etiverestaurant.co.uk Photo: Contributed