An article was recently published on Buzz Feed highlighting all the things Ealing has to offer this Valentine’s Day. There were some great picks in that article (including the Cracked Pot Flower Studio which is across from our office in Northfield Avenue).
We thought we’d highlight a few more romantic places in the beloved borough where we have four of our six offices.
(Get a little taste of Casa Roberta at home with Roberta's Edible Valentine's Chocolate Tiramisu Cup – yum!)
If Disney’s Lady and Tramp taught us nothing else, it’s that a bit of pasta can be very romantic. Where do you find a great Italian restaurant in Ealing? One of our personal favourites, Casa Roberta has a romantic, intimate feel with gorgeous, authentic Italian food. The service is impeccable too. You’ll definitely need to book a table and note that on February 14th the restaurant is also open for lunch. Who says a romantic meal has to be in the evening?
Where is it: in between Ealing Broadway and South Ealing, 12 ST. Marys Road, London W5 5ES
How to book: Call Casa Roberta on 020 8932 5508 or 0750 1468131 OR book a table online.
Café Papillon which is located across the road from our Northfield Avenue branch makes the most delicious cakes to order. Why not request something sweet and personalised for your sweetheart? If you want to say something special, say it with icing.
Where is it: on Northfield Avenue, 147 Northfields Avenue, Ealing, W13 9QT
How to request a cake: pop into the café or use this online form to order a cake
Running from February 10-15th, the 2015 Ealing Music and Film festival has a range of events from three big orchestral concerts including Chopin, an A Cappella choir or classic jazz programme through to films. Venues such as the University of West London and Ealing Studios as well as the Ealing Town Hall, Church of St Barnabas, Ealing Abbey and the Polish Church in Ealing. The theme this year celebrates the borough’s rich Polish history. You can even get a tour of Ealing Studios as part of the bargain.
Where is it: at various venues across Ealing
How to book: Visit the website to book tickets.
Hanwell’s own specialist deli, store and event venue is hosting a Valentine’s Supperclub starting with a cocktails and starters followed by your choice of main dish and dessert and rounded off with a film. The film will be decided by vote by the attendees.
Where is it: 60B Boston Road, Olde Hanwell, London W7 3TR
How to book: Booking is essential, call to claim your place on 020 8840 3576
If your tastes for Valentine’s Day run to the cheesy then head down to Cheddar Deli on Northfield Avenue. Their special Love Gift Bag includes two heart shaped cheeses, quince and luxury truffles, gift wrapped in a jute bag. Or you could have a romantic cheese board made especially for your loved one. Cheddar Deli can also help with a romantic tipple including sparkling wine, champagne, fine wines and real ales. This could be the perfect solution for a gift for the man in your life – romantic, yet manly.
Where is it: Cheddar Deli, 108 Northfield Ave, Ealing, London W13 9RT
How to score some cheese: Pop into the shop, or order online and have your cheesy wishes delivered or “click and collect”.
If you’re looking for a special present, something decorative, heart-shaped or fragrant, head to Darch and Duff. You’ll find jewellery, frames, candles and all sorts of lush and lovely presents. There’s even the kiddie version of Darch and Duff further up the road for some kid-friendly Valentine options. As an extra bonus – Darch and Duff gift wrap for you!
Where is it: 90 Northfield Avenue, Ealing, W13 9RT
How to get your hands on the perfect pressie: Pop into the shop
(Check out this amazing video of Pexava Dance dancers in action – woo, is it hot in here?)
Sweep your significant other off their feet with some sassy salsa dance lessons! Pexava Dance who operate in Holborn, Ealing, Chiswick, Acton, Hammersmith and Northfields run weekly classes, socials and intensive courses. Feathers and diamantés are optional, I’d imagine.
Where is it: Navasartian Centre, 223 Northfield Avenue, London W13 9QU
Find out more and book classes: 07702 272 884
If you are thinking of moving in the borough of Ealing and need advice on the best area to fit your lifestyle, ask one of our local experts. 85% of our staff live within 1 mile of the branch they work in – that means we know our area.