Valentines day, love it or loathe it, the expectation to do *something* is strong. Whether you're the types to go all out or your bag is to slob out with the one you love on the sofa with a takeaway, we have suggestions for all of you. 

This Valentine's day enjoy a heavyweight gourmet experience at The Old Market Assembly. Enjoy a bevvy of culinary delights on OMA's bountiful banquet tables, enjoy an indulgent wine list from Billings and Briggs, and a mouthwatering menu that showcases the best the South West has to offer, in a fusion of land & sea. Bring along a partner, a friend or meet someone new and enjoy a culinary experience you won't forget! Take a peek at the full menu below, and prepare for the feast of a lifetime...

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The West Street Kitchen Supper Club kick-off 2018 with a Valentine's special. On this most auspicious day - Nathan and Millie will be serving up 4 courses of beautiful seasonal grub. Perfect for a homelier more relaxed way to spend Valentine's Day than squeezing into an overcrowded restaurant!

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Head to Asado to experience one of Team Wriggle's favourite Bristol burger dens in all its glory. Choose 2 burgers from the main Asado menu (excludes limited edition menu), tuck into two sides (choose from chips, slaw and salad) and wash it down with any glass of wine each from Asado's fabulous South American wine list.

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This petite eatery is already an evening hot-spot for seriously good Italian food: fresh, homemade and using genuine Italian ingredients. To see what all the fuss is about, grab a loved one (or a hungry buddy), bag yourself this Wriggle and look forward to two selected plates of pasta from "Le Paste" menu - along with a 175ml glass of wine each.

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Take someone who's Fond of You out for a special meal straight out of the Swiss Alps or the Seventies. Owner Ben has researched far and wide to learn the best techniques for creating this cheesy dish that's Fun to Do. This dish is a vat filled with Austrian Hubaner, French Comte & Swiss Mayfield cheese with a splash of wine & kirsch - that comes with Pickled Onions, Cornichons, Broccoli, Sourdough and because it's on Wriggle, we'll be saving Funds for You. Perfect for a romantic & cheesy date for 2. Or maybe gathering the gang for a few glasses of wine and a natter over the most retro of meals.

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Head Chef Liam tries to keep his menu as consistent as possible but updates Kansai's offering from time to time depending on the availability of fresh, high-quality produce (which is needed for his authentic menu). Recent menu editions have included 8 of the below dishes, but be prepared to discover something new and super tasty if Liam can't source the very best ingredients for you on the day of your visit:

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In the heart of Stokes Croft, Dan and his head chef Kris create utterly mouthwatering evening menus that are perfectly in tune with the seasons. Produce and ingredients are sourced locally and organically, with dishes changing daily according to what's at its best each morning. The menu is diverse and genuinely exciting, and there's always choices for veggies, pescatarians and meat-eaters alike. This deal is also BYOB so with the money you've saved, you can spend on something special to drink! nb: this deal is for one but its a great deal for two!

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Well, well, well, Wrigglers. What have we here? A classy but casual, sumptuous yet satisfying dining experience, full of understated panache (gleaned from experience in the most well regarded of fine dining institutions) but with none of the fusty, stuffy snobbiness? A place where elegance and a bit of old school glamour don't come at the cost of a small cottage in Devon, and where everybody is made to feel welcome? Kicking off with their signature Kicking off with their famous vol-au-vents and Champagne, Wellbourne have created a very special five course Valentine’s tasting menu guaranteed to delight and excite. Head to their website to nab tickets!

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Five courses, four puddings and matching cocktails in a relaxed setting on a Sunday. Let Charlie and the Bristol Spirit team feed you up with indulgent puddings such as double chocolate brownies, processco jelly and chewy meringues whilst you listen to a non cheesy soundtrack and get (optionally) a bit merry on the expertly paired cocktails. Loosening your belt will be required.

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If you're looking for an alternative to the usual valentine's pub trip, then look no further. Strap on your sea legs and set sail for the Grain Barge, and enjoy delicious scran, tasty drinks, and divine views. Choose between either red velvet cake and some bubbly or a pie and wine to share with your loved one and enjoy a romantic float on the harbour.

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Being hidden away in a basement below The Commercial Rooms on Corn Street would be enough to finish off a lot of Bristol restaurants, yet The Ox has only gone from strength to strength among Bristolian steak lovers - and it isn’t the views from the windows that brings them back. Take advantage of the dim lighting and check out the Valentine's menu on their website, say it with steak!

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Published -12th February 2018