I’ll be honest, I’m a soppy romantic, but as much as I love Valentine’s Day (even though of course it’s a commercial gimmick), the whole manufactured element really isn’t my thing. Although I do take great pleasure in buying creative gifts and making little homemade surprises for Mr STG on Vally Day (and this year we are celebrating with a cheese fondue at home!) as a concept, it doesn’t sit comfortably with me to promote on the blog.
Personally, I prefer my love and romance year-round, expressed in small ways daily, and surprising ways unexpectedly. But that’s just me, and I knew I couldn’t get away with ignoring Valentine’s Day, of all things, on a wedding blog. So I’ve decided to tell you about the top 10 most romantic restaurants in the world that I’ve had the pleasure of dining at together with Mr STG, but do note, that not one of these dinner dates fell on Valentine’s Day!
I’m afraid I don’t have pictures of myself and Mr STG eating at all of these restaurants as we were most probably too busy enjoying the experience…but I’ve posted the ones that we did take!
The restaurants are listed in the chronological order that Mr STG and I dined at them.
I’d love to hear your recommendations too – tell me, what’s the most romantic restaurant in the world that you’ve ever dined at?
1. Meeru Island restaurant, The Maldives
Mr STG and I took our first ever holiday together in The Maldives in December 2011. Meeru combines everything that the Maldives is famous for; gorgeous sun, expansive sparkling seas, an unbelievably relaxing vibe, and white sandy beaches. Needless to say we had a thoroughly good time, and felt on top of the world spending every evening sitting right by the water, dining on the freshest fish, seafood, and steak. What we loved most about this restaurant was it’s casualness – Mr STG dined barefoot every evening! Whereas I could dress up or down according to how I felt. We had a truly magical time at Meeru, and have the most amazing memories of our time there.