Here's a coupla' fun facts I bet you didn't know about Valentine's Day ... 1. In Finland they celebrate Ystävänpäivä - this translates as 'Friend’s day' and is all about having fun with your homies rather than your SO. 2. The association of love and red roses dates back to Roman Mythology, they are said to be the fave flower of the Roman Goddess, Venus. 3. In Japan the script is flipped as women gift the men home made chocolates on the 14th, exactly a month later on 'White Day', those same lucky recipients repay the gesture with white chocolates or flowers for the gals. Everyone knows chocolate is the language of lurve.

Whether you're a mushy romantic or adverse to the yucky love stuff, we've got some hot mate or date nights in store this Feb. Feel free to peruse our other awesome events this month is none of these take your fancy. 

This Valentine's day treat your loved one to a feast for all the senses at the absolutely stunning Hove Place, where the surroundings are almost as beautiful as the menu itself. Upon arrival you and your Valentine will ease yourselves into your meal with a glass of bubbly each, served alongside a selection of seasonal canapés. Then, take your pick from the frankly dazzling menu (detailed in full below). We have a sneaky feeling that you'll find it pretty hard to choose – why not indulge yourselves in some Lady and the Tramp style sharing? It is Valentine's Day, after all...

Read more about 4-COURSE VALENTINE'S FEAST FOR TWO (PLUS BUBBLES, CANAPÉS & SORBET) @ Hove Place, £70 (14th Feb)

Sweep your loved one of their feet with this Valentine's themed Tapas Night. Enjoy six of the following tapas with two desserts from the menu below, all washed down with a litre jug of refreshing Sangria... The perfect Valentine's treat!

Read more about VALENTINE'S MENU: 6X TAPAS, 2X DESSERTS & LITRE OF SANGRIA (FOR 2) @ Agua Dulce, £50 (14th Feb)

If there's two things that Italians are typically known for, it's amore and utterly delectable pizza. What, then, could be better for a perfect Valentine's day date than a heavenly combination of the two? Wriggle over to the beautiful, elegant Woodbox Pizzeria this Valentine's and indulge in some seriously delicious Italian-inspired date night dinner. With this Wriggle, you and your loved one will be digging into a delicious wood-fired pizza each, and a portion of salad to share. For pudding, you'll enjoy a tasty homemade pudding each – we particularly recommend the salted caramel & chocolate tart. To top it all off, you'll also be sipping on a bottle of wine – choose either Coviviale Montepulciano red or Sicilian Ca'di Ponti white – it is Valentine's, after all...

Read more about VALENTINE'S TREAT FOR TWO: 2X PIZZAS, A SALAD, A BOTTLE OF WINE & 2X DESSERTS @ Woodbox Pizzeria, £40 (14th Feb)

Wriggle your way over to the beautiful and glamorous Metrodeco, for a sophisticated date night of gin tasting and cocktails. If you're a gin lover who's keen to discover more about the juniper-based delight, then this is event for you. Metrodeco will take you on a journey of gin discovery, talking you through the plethora of styles and providing a short history of how they came to be. By the end of the night, you'll be a fountain of knowledge, confident in your capacity to tell your London Dry from your Old Tom and your Genever from your Bathtub.

Read more about DATE NIGHT GIN TASTING (& COCKTAILS!) @ Metrodeco, £35 (16th Feb)

Fancy a sophisticated soirée, far from the madding crowd? Looking for a little something special to kickstart your weekend, or perhaps a date night with a difference? Wriggle your way outside of town to the beautifully restored Grade I listed Stanmer House, and indulge in an elegant night of jazz, delicious food, and heavenly surroundings.

Read more about THE JAZZ CLUB: LIVE JAZZ TRIO, PROSECCO, AND THREE COURSE DINNER @ Source @ Stanmer House, £24.95 (16th & 17th Feb)

In love or not, this is the place to be this Valentines, celebrating your love of food and spices from India at Indian Tadka's Vegan Supper Club! Thali is a traditional Indian way of serving food, with a variety of different dishes (starters, mains, sides, desserts) in small bowls all served on a platter providing different flavours, textures, nutrition, and colours for a complete meal.

Read more about VEGAN VALENTINES - INDIAN SUPPER CLUB (BYO) @ Indian Tadka, £28.50 (16th Feb)

Published -14th February 2018