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Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be the only day of the year you treat that special someone to a fancy meal out!

You may think that Cupid is simply the face of Valentine’s Day – just your run of the mill, curly-haired flying baby, sporting a nappy and armed with a bow and arrow. But in classical mythology, he is the god of love, desire and eroticism. Such a passionate being would be absolutely appalled to find out that many of us use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to limit organising romantic meals out with our partners to once a year! Where’s the passion in that?! Here at Wowcher, we strongly believe that you should be dining with your loved ones regularly lest the spark blow out. Therefore, we’ve created a handy guide to the best restaurants where you two can eat your hearts out, all year round.

Casa Italia, Southport
There’s nowhere more romantic than Italy, so bring your partner to Casa Italia and re-enact that famous scene from Lady and the Tramp with their delicious spaghetti carbonara. With a fantastic atmosphere and a plethora of scrumptious Italian cuisine to choose from, this restaurant is the perfect place for the two of you to convene and unwind after a stressful day at work. No one does food better than the Italians, right? Well Casa Italia proves it. Bravo!

Rated 4* on Trip Advisor, Manchester's very own Lola Lo makes for the perfect place to to chow down on delicious food and enjoy some seriously scrumptious cocktails!

Rated 4* on Trip Advisor, Manchester’s very own Lola Lo makes for the perfect place to to chow down on delicious food and enjoy some seriously scrumptious cocktails!

Lola Lo, Manchester
Aloha! If you and your partner are after a trip to a tropical paradise, but feel unsure about the hefty price tag and stress that comes with travelling half way around the world, Lola Lo’s should be your first port of call. You and your special someone can devour the most delectable hotdogs or burgers with more topping choices than you could possibly ever need. Accompany your meal with an island-themed cocktail and you may just forget you’re still in Manchester! Although, don’t get too carried away; you may get some strange looks if you whip out your bikini and start applying sun lotion…

Chamberlain’s, Leadenhall Market
Grab your top hat and pearls, this will be the fanciest Sunday lunch you’ve ever demolished. Forget about watery gravy and over-cooked veggies, Chamberlain’s is a 5* restaurant that is out to make you question everything you once knew about Sunday roasts. Enjoy two courses, choosing from a rump of beef, corn fed chicken or a whole baked salmon sole, to name but a few of Chamberlain’s tasty dishes. Need waking up from a heavy Saturday night? Enjoy a cup of their steaming hot coffee, or if ‘hair of the dog’ is more your style, have a glass of Prosecco too!

Fusing traditional Lebanese décor with the sleek furniture typically found in trendy London restaurants, one step into Yamal Alsham and you know it’s more than just your taste buds that are in for a treat!

Fusing traditional Lebanese décor with the sleek furniture typically found in trendy London restaurants, one step into Yamal Alsham and you know it’s more than just your taste buds that are in for a treat!

Yamal Alsham, Knightsbridge
Do you struggle deciding what to order at a restaurant? Food envy is all too real – seeing your orders arrive at your table and wishing you had opted for the same as your partner is enough to put a downer on any evening out. Yamal Alsham has managed to combat this problem by giving you a ten-course (yes, TEN course!) tasting menu filled with authentic Lebanese and Syrian cuisine. Not only does the food taste great, but the ultra-trendy restaurant looks great too. So long, food envy.

A trendy Shoreditch bar and restaurant inspired by the late ‘king of cool’ Steve McQueen, not to mention winner of ‘Best DJ Bar’ at the London Club and Bar Awards 2014, McQueen is our pick for a night out to remember.

A trendy Shoreditch bar and restaurant inspired by the late ‘king of cool’ Steve McQueen, not to mention winner of ‘Best DJ Bar’ at the London Club and Bar Awards 2014, McQueen is our pick for a night out to remember.

McQueen, Shoreditch
Trying to add a touch of style and sophistication to your relationship? Then we suggest the two of you start hanging out at the award-winning McQueen bar and restaurant in Shoreditch. Inspired by the ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen, this restaurant is about as chic as it gets. Enjoy a three-course meal and while away the hours discussing how trendy you now are over a bottle of wine. A word to the wise, don’t forget to sample one or two (or five…) of their cocktails. You won’t be disappointed.

And so there you have it, you now have absolutely no excuse to limit having romantic meals to once a year. Please note – all deals featured may not be live. But with fab new deals added daily, make sure you keep checking Wowcher.co.uk!