Fine dining always tops the list when it comes to ideas for warming the fires of love. And Wales is rightly famous for some of the most romantic restaurants, unique flavours and top chefs skilled at turning out creative, tasty cuisine.
Welsh salmon dishesAny chef worth his salt will tell you it’s the quality of the ingredients first and foremost that dictates the depths and subtleties of flavour in a dish and Wales is blessed with fertile hills, fresh waters and abundant rainfall. Wonderfully textured crumbly cheeses, sparklingly sharp cider and perry, flounderingly fresh salmon and trout, succulent and tender lamb and beef are regular favourites on the Welsh kitchen table.
True Taste winner
If you’re looking for romantic places to eat for a dining experience to really remember, take a look at the 2012/13 True Taste 'Restaurant of the year' the Fig Tree located on the Penarth waterfront.
Star quality food
Wales is home to Michelin-starred Tyddyn Llan where you can sample sublime menus created by Bryan Webb or Shaun Hill’s long standing culinary hotspot, in addition to The Walnut Tree Inn, which is also on the Michelin star list.
Romantic food on a budget, no problem. The Michelin Bib Gourmands restaurants offering "good food at moderate prices" include Felin Fach Griffin, Chai Street and Mint & Mustard.
Y Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon by MorfuddNiaA budding romantic chef
What could be more romantic than doing the cooking yourself? It you fancy cooking up a romantic meal with a Welsh flavour, how about finger-licking lamb with laverbread herb sauce or Black Mountains peppered salmon with rocket pesto pasta? Take a look the True Taste Welsh Recipes for inspiring ways to get creative with wonderful Welsh ingredients.
A festival of food festivals
Many of the fantastic food festivals that take place across Wales happen in the autumn months when the harvests have been brought in and the summer sun has done its ripening work. If you’re looking for the food of love, why not time your visit to Wales to coincide with one of them? Take a look at our list of top Welsh food festivals. How about the Anglesey Oyster Festival or the famous Abergavenny Food Festival?