Top 10 places to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Whether it be a bouquet of flowers or jewellery, the holiday is about expressing affection for another person with a message of love. Marked on 14th February every year, celebrating this day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a Roman festival.
Valentine’s day is believed to be entitled after the Christain Priest Saint Valentine, who refused to follow a law imposed by Roman Emperor Claudius II that prohibited soldiers to marry. Saint Valentine became a bridge between lovers and encouraged Roman Soldiers to marry their partners.
Valentine’s Day, although is not officially marked in the Nepali calendar, has grown in popularity since the ‘90s. On this day, shops around town are filled with teddies, card and chocolates. To make this day eventful, hotels, restaurants, cafes and even malls render a wide range of packages around the city.
These are a few hot spots around the capital to spice your day on the Valentines.
Located at Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, this restaurant serves French, Italian as well as Spanish cuisines. Le Sherpa invites you and your loved ones to dine, with an exclusive Valentine’s day menu this year. Indulge in the lavish three-course meal catered not only to the couples but families as well.
For reservation: Call + 01 4428604
Spice Room, Hotel Yak & Yeti
Located at Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, Spice Room is a new restaurant serving appetizing Indian cuisine. Celebrate your love on the evening of February 14th with a 4-course degustation menu complemented with a glass of sparkling wine.
For reservations: call +01 4240520
Radisson Hotel Kathmandu
Located at Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Radisson Kathmandu will be hosting a lively Valentine’s day dinner at Olive Garden. One could make their evening extra special with a 6-course dinner menu including a bottle of Prosecco Italian sparkling wine and a complimentary dessert.
For reservations: call +97714411818
Kathmandu Marriott Hotel
Located at Naxal, Kathmandu, Marriott Kathmandu will be hosting Valentine’s party. It will feature three different events: a live band event on Thamel Kitchen, musical performance by international artists ‘Hang in Balance’ feat. Daniel Waples and Flavio Lopez and a Valentine’s Party in Raksi Music Bar.
For reservation: call +977-01-444 3040
Shangri-la Hotel Kathmandu
Shangri-la Hotel, located at Lazimpat, Kathmandu, invites love birds to enjoy the Mongolian and English style BBQ along with a wonderful buffet in the Shambala Garden Cafe.
For reservation: call +977 9845306609
Vivanta Kathmandu will be hosting a valentine event to conclude your evening with some delish five-course menu. One can experience the tranquillity of the environment with their loved ones.
For reservation: +97715525002
Hotel Annapurna, located at Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, will be hosting the valentine event at The Coffee Shop, Arniko Room and Ghar-e-Kabab. This Valentine’s day treat the love of your life to delicately curated menus at Hotel Annapurna.
For reservation: +97714221711
Old House Restaurant
Located at Durbarmarg, Old House Restaurant invites diners to savour a 4-course meal with complimentary Valentine special cocktail. The secret to a delightful time is love, but great food definitely helps.
For reservation: +97714250931
Located at Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu, Attic invites companions to enjoy the aesthetic setting of the restaurant and make this valentine special. The evening will be hosted by Ayush Shrestha, a remarkable standup comedian and a soulful performer, Rajesh Nepali.
For reservation: +97714417843
Located at Lazimpat, Kathmandu, PIANO PIANO provides you with Italian cuisines and settings that will set your evening to be nothing less than delightful. They will offer a complimentary glass of Prosecco to break the ice.
For reservation: +9779801022392