Love is in the Croydon air as Valentine’s Day approaches, and several restaurants and pubs are getting ready to offer a romantic dining experience.

Instead of the typical gifts like flowers, chocolates, and I-Heart-You teddy bears, some restaurants and pubs in Croydon are promising customers an unforgettable Valentine's Day with a range of delightful experiences.

From refreshing cocktails to delicious three-course meals, these venues are promising to keep the spirit of love alive.

So we’ve made a list of the three restaurants and one pub in Croydon getting ready to serve a mixture of love and food this Valentine’s Day.

Basil and Grape

Basil and Grape, an Italian restaurant on 46 George Street, has a special three-course menu ready for Valentine’s Day for £30 per person.

The menu includes a glass of Italian prosecco on arrival, a cheese board, a dessert of choice each.

The menu also includes a choice between a pizza or a pinsa (a healthier and more authentic alternative).

Basil and Grape will be open from 12pm to 11pm.

Mr Fox

Mr Fox, a pub on 34 Surrey Street, has prepared a Valentine’s Day eating experience.

The starter includes spinach tortellini with baby roasted vegetables, mushroom soil, and vegan cream sauce, and the main includes duck breast with honey roasted caramelised figs and sweet potato fondant.

The dining experience costs £45 plus a £10 deposit, and food must be pre-ordered in advance.

The Mr Fox Valentine’s dinner will last between 7pm and 10pm.

Slug and Lettuce

Slug and Lettuce, on 10 Park Lane, will have two special menus for Valentine’s Day and the day before.

February 13 is Galentine’s Day, and Slug and Lettuce will treat those going out that day, and the day after.

Brunch hours at Slug and Lettuce will be extended on both days, and they’re promising that cocktails will flow. 

Both brunches will last from 11am to 7pm.

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay, a Caribbean restaurant on 16 High Street, is bringing out their One-Love menu on from Saturday, February 10, to Saturday, February 18.

The starter features garlic pit prawns, the main includes jerk lamb, and dessert includes caramelised rum plantain.

Turtle Bay is also promising tropical cocktails and “feel-good reggae beats”, according to their website.

Turtle Bay will be open from 12pm to 10pm this Valentine’s Day.