VALENTINE’S DAY IN BRATISLAVA

Bratislava is naturally a romantic city with its cute little streets, beautiful palaces and hidden loveable cafes. And this is especially valid during the most romantic time of year – Valentine’s day. We are sure you will fall madly in love with what the city has to offer. Here are the most romantic events and best activities to make the most of your Valentine’s Day in Bratislava in 2020.

VALENTINE’S DAY IN THE CLOUDS

When is a better time to experience one of the Bratislava’s iconic buildings with the most romantic view than for such a special day?  And if you are looking for a high class fine dining, you just found THE place :) And by the way, it’s in a flying saucer. . .

UFO watch.taste.groove restaurant has proudly been awarded with a Gourmet award for its world class cuisine and is definitely one of the most prestigious restaurants in Bratislava. Needless to mention that when it comes to the service, it is top level.

For the Valentine’s day, UFO’s renowned chef Jozef Masarovič prepared a special menu. Either you can choose a five course menu (reservation limited to 17:00 – 19:30) that includes:

  • Foie gras, ice-cream from baked onion, pistachios, amarena and mustard
  • White sturgeon fish, kohlrabi, ponzu, macadamia nuts and miso sauce
  • Black Angus fillet, confit of carrots, lovage mash and mushroom teriyaki glace
  • Love at first sight: raspberry bavarois, raspberry paper, freeze-dried raspberries and raspberry sorbet
  • Snowballs, mango-passion fruit

Second option is a seven course menu (reservations from 20:00) that includes:

  • Tadpole fish with miso butter, cider gel, yuzu caviar and sake-wasabi vinagrette
  • Foie gras, ice-cream from baked onion, pistachios, amarena and mustard
  • Deer with fennel-malt biscuit, apple-grapes gel, dehydrated deer heart
  • White sturgeon fish, kohlrabi, ponzu, macadamia nuts and miso sauce
  • Black Angus fillet, confit of carrots, lovage mash and mushroom teriyaki glace
  • Love at first sight: raspberry bavarois, raspberry paper, freeze-dried raspberries and raspberry sorbet
  • Snowballs, mango-passion fruit

You can also go for a special romantic package (for 19 EUR) during the whole Valentine’s weekend that includes an entry to the observation deck for a couple and a lock to be placed as a symbol of your love up on the UFO deck to watch over Bratislava forever:)

photo credits: Martina Juríčková

If this sounds intriguing, hurry up, as UFO is known for being creative and changing its menu quite often, bringing new tastes and experiences to its guests, so you can be sure this is something special served for the Valentine’s Day only. 
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SPANISH ROMANCE WITH WINE & TAPAS

Spend the Valentine’s Day with your precious half at the authentic Spanish Prečo Bistro where the owners treat you like a guest at their home! On this occasion dedicated to the loving couples, they prepared a special offer for 40 € per couple:

  • Cava as a welcome drink
  • mixed plate of ibérico jam, Spanish cheese, olives, home-made Spanish tortilla, home-made bread with tomato and olive oil
  • a bottle of wine (to choose from amazing Red Protos Roble 2019, Rose Cune 2019 or White Menade Verdejo 2018)
  • an apple tatin with high-quality chocolate

A warm welcome from the owner and the tiny size of the space (only six tables and a bar fit inside) will soon make you feel like you’re visiting a friend in their big living room. High ceilings with photos taken by José himself and huge antique mirrors above the bar only intensify such a cosy atmosphere. If you are looking for a hidden romantic gem to spend your Valentine’s day in privacy, this is a perfect spot for you.

If you want to book your table, contact Jose, the owner, through +421 944 360 884, send him an email via or a message through Facebook. As the place is truly special but tiny, hurry up to get your spot:)

ROMANTIC DINNER IN A DREAMY ATMOSPHERE

Savage Garden is a place you go to when you want to treat yourself. A mixture of romantic stylish interior, fantastic food and top quality service make Savage Garden a definite venue to come back to. If you want to experience special atmosphere with amazing quality meals for the magical Valentine’s Day, we recommend to go for this option.

For the Valentine’s Day, you can be ravished by a three-course menu that includes:

  • Appetizer: marinated beetroot, kefir, foie gras
  • Main course: smoked duck breast, baked root vegetables and demi glace
  • Dessert: mascarpone cream, blueberry jam, almonds, biscuit with chocolate and almonds

We would also like to mention that the restaurant also has a separate café/bar with dreamy atmosphere, great cocktails and superb service. Don’t hesitate and make your advance booking easily online. The special Valentine’s Day menu is offered after 17:00 on 14.2. and 15.2.2020.

PANORAMIC ROMANCE UNDER THE STARS

Celebrate the greatest day of love at the panoramic Restaurant Parliament situated on the castle hill, and admire the romantic view of the Danube and Bratislava while enjoying tasty meals!

Their special 5-course Valentine’s offer for a couple for 55 EUR includes:

  • a glass of Prosecco Terra Serano 
  • beetroot carpaccio with BIO goat cheese, roasted pine nuts and basil olive oil
  • goose foie gras with shallot concassé and home made pumpkin bread
  • two options of main entree to choose from: sous vide pork loin with demi glace sauce, potato pear and chard or creamy risotto with zucchini and oyster mushroom in a parmesan basket
  • Mascarpone balls covered in pistachios and walnuts, creme fraiche, fresh strawberries

Sounds tasty, doesn’t it? Then make your advance booking via email at info@restaurantparlament.sk, using code “welcometobratislava”.

The restaurant offers traditional as well as international cuisine and can seat up to 70 people. If you want to come by car, you can park it conveniently in the nearby garage – a 50 % discount will be activated on the whole parking in the restaurant when you show them the card.

SWING VALENTINE

With 2020, the era of the crazy twenties is back! Celebrate Valentine on Saturday 15th in the V-Club. You can expect live music performed by a swing orchestra Fats Jazz Band, a dance workshop by B-Swing and a traditional vintage photo corner. Ideal dress code: contemporary (not mandatory though). Admission 15 EUR. More info.

ROMANTIC CRUISING ON THE DANUBE

What can be more romantic than watching a sunset from the mighty Danube River? Enjoying Bratislava’s panorama from the ship’s deck counts as an unforgettable experience! Find out more information here.

We hope that we have inspired you with these tips and that you will have a truly romantic stay in Bratislava.

Author: Zuzana Mytna

NOTE: The featured pictures come from the Facebook pages or official websites of the mentioned places.

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