The poet John Betjeman once worried that St Pancras “was too beautiful and too romantic to survive”. Though the Victorian station has been through a turbulent history, his fears are now unjustified. With Europe at our fingertips, the romance of train travel has never been greater, making St Pancras the perfect destination for a Valentine’s Day dining experience.
Beneath the station’s stylish iron arches lies the famous lovers statue named ‘The Meeting Place,’ and Tracey Emin’s evocative artwork in bright pink neon: ‘I want my time with you’. As the last stop before a romantic trip to Paris, with the longest Champagne bar in Europe and a glamorous brasserie, Searcys St Pancras is fast becoming the ideal place to propose.
Valentine’s Day dinner and railway romance at St Pancras Brasserie
Go above and beyond the romantic score with the 1920s Art Deco style of St Pancras Brasserie. The intimacy of its private booths and vintage inspired old station clock hanging from the ceiling will set the tone for a perfect Valentine’s Dinner, Executive chef Colin Layfield has designed a special three-course menu of fresh, seasonal ingredients available on Valentine’s Day, 14th but also on 15th and 16th February.
Highlights include Gin cured Loch Duart salmon, oyster fritter, radish, cucumber and dill salad and Lake District beef, slow cooked oxtail, pressed potato, caramelised onion. Adding to the romance, William Curley’s artisan chocolates specially created for Searcys will finish off the dinner. The Brasserie’s Valentine’s menu include a glass of Searcys Cuvée Rosé Champagne on arrival for £49 per person, or Laurent Perrier Rosé Champagne for £58 per person.
The edible engagement ring box at St Pancras Champagne Bar
Searcys team will offer a helping hand in the proposal department, with a new edible engagement ring box to present to your loved one. The delicious turquoise ring box is created by luxury cake purveyors GC Couture in Mayfair. Covered in fondant icing of your chosen colour, the cake box can be ordered as little as three days in advance, under two different packages: £200 with two glasses of Searcys Cuvée Champagne, or £265 including two glasses of Searcys Cuvée Champagne and a selection of sharing delicacies.
Too soon to propose? Then the Champagne Bar Valentine’s offer, available exclusively on 14th, 15th and 16th February will set the tone for a perfect V Day date. Guests can share a selection of seasonal dishes with a bottle of Searcys Cuvée for £89.85 for two people. For a touch of pink, upgrade to a bottle of Searcys Cuvee Rose at £95 or a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Rose at £130.