Vineyard Experience with Lunch for Two

Discover the fascinating world of English Wine with this fabulous Vineyard Experience with Lunch for Two. Throughout the UK, acres upon acres of vines produce thousands of bottles of top quality luscious wines each year. This experience is an ideal opportunity to find out more about the English wine industry while enjoying a tour of one of England’s finest vineyards, followed by a tasting session where you can sample some of the most popular wines. During the tour an experienced guide will explain the history of English wine from how vines are grown and pruned through to picking the grapes, fermentation, blending and bottling at the end. You’ll learn about how vines are produced on a commercial scale and the reasons for the choice of grapes which are selected. Your experience will be completed by sitting down to a delicious lunch where, at some locations, each couple will be presented with a bottle of complimentary wine as a souvenir of their vineyard visit.*Please note exact programmes vary depending on the location, please check on booking.

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Afternoon Tea for Two at Park Lane Hotel

The Park Lane Hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair just a short walk away from Buckingham Palace and facing Green Park, the ideal location to take a break from a day of sightseeing. It has become the gathering place for guests and locals alike and is today one of the greatest places to enjoy afternoon tea in Mayfair. This is your chance to savour the quintessentially British institution that is afternoon tea. On arrival you will be greeted by staff who will seat you in the beautiful Palm Court Restaurant. You will be served a selection of finger sandwiches, delicious scones with clotted cream and seasonal preserves, a selection of fine French pastries and choice of exquisite teas from around the globe.The friendly staff will cater to your every need, ensuring that this is an experience to remember and one that you will want to repeat.

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Hands on Cookery Lesson

Enjoy a hands-on cookery lesson at one of our selected top cookery schools, which are renowned for their practical, down-to-earth and enthusiastic approach to good food. Depending on the school you pick and the season, you will have different themes to choose from, such as Italian, Indian, Moroccan, Thai, French, Tapas and Paella, Seafood, Knife Skills or Stress Free Dinner Parties. This is a great chance for you to master new skills for your own benefit, and equally to impress your friends or family! After a warm welcome on arrival, you will get to meet your expert cookery teacher who will talk you through the day's programme and what you will be cooking during your lesson. Then it will be your turn to get your apron on and get cooking. At the end you will either be able to sit down and sample what you have made over a relaxed meal with the other attendees. The exact format varies depending on the cookery school and class chosen. Please note that if you choose the Japanese cookery school, your voucher is for two people to have a lesson.

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Vineyard Tour and Tasting for Two

Discover the fascinating world of English Wine with this fabulous Vineyard Tour and Tasting session for two. Throughout the UK, acres upon acres of vines produce thousands of bottles of top quality luscious wines each year. This experience is an ideal opportunity to find out more about the English wine industry while enjoying a tour of one of England’s finest vineyards, followed by a tasting session where you can sample some of the most popular wines. During the tour an experienced guide will explain the history of English wine - from how vines are grown and pruned through to picking the grapes, fermentation, blending and bottling at the end. You’ll learn about how vines are produced on a commercial scale and the reasons for the choice of grapes which are selected. Many vineyards have cafés or a restaurant where you can make the most of your experience and treat yourself to lunch. Programmes vary slightly depending on your chosen location. Please note that the Oxfordshire location includes a winery and brewery tour and tasting for two.

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Chocolate Indulgence Experience for Two

Anyone who loves chocolate will be in heaven at The Famous 1657 Chocolate House. The smell of chocolate as you walk in is just a taster of what is in store. Discover the delights of chocolate in all its different forms. You'll be able to watch a video of "The Journey of the Cocoa Bean", read wall panels displaying the history of chocolate and browse through 'Aladdin's Cave' chocolate Shop. The shops design is like a step back in time where you can enjoy a taste of old English charm with the waitresses in traditional dress! But perhaps the biggest treat of all is to totally indulge in the brown stuff! Your voucher entitles you each to choose one of 16 types of speciality hot chocolates and a slice of hand made Gateaux! You will also share a chocolate dipping platter, consisting of dipping fresh fruit into Milk and Dark chocolate, you'll also be able to pick 100g of chocolates from over 100 kinds from the Chocolate Shop. A true chocolate experience that is bound to satisfy even the biggest chocoholic out there!

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Winery and Brewery Tour with Tasting for Two

Chiltern Valley has produced an increasing range of fine, award-winning English wines to delight the eye and excite the palate. With over 70 trophies, awards and commendations in blind-tasted national and international competitions, the wines have been rated amongst the finest in the world and have gained an enviable reputation for quality both here and abroad.You will have the opportunity to taste some of the finest English wines and a selection of superb cask and bottle conditioned ales and liqueurs at Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery. It is guaranteed to be a memorable experience! Your experience will include a tour around the winery, brewery and liqueur production facilities, grape pressing, bottling and labelling plant. This will be followed by a tutored tasting of a selection of the wines, ales and liqueurs.The wine tasting will consist of at least three wines, one sparkling, and two whites. You will also sample ales. Any item can then be purchased in the cellar shop with a home delivery service available if required.

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Hands on Cookery Experience

Enjoy a hands-on cookery lesson at a top cookery school, which is renowned for it's practical, down-to-earth and enthusiastic approach to good food. Depending on the season, you will have different themes to choose from, such as Indian, Moroccan, Seafood, Knife Skills, Vegetarian or Stress-Free Dinner Parties. This is a great chance for you to master new skills for your own benefit, and equally to impress your friends or family! After a warm welcome on arrival, you will get to meet your expert cookery teacher who will talk you through the day's programme and what you will be cooking during your lesson. Then it will be your turn to get your apron on and get cooking. At the end you will either be able to sit down and sample what you have made over a relaxed meal with the other attendees. The exact format varies depending on the class chosen.

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Hands on Cookery Lesson for Two

Enjoy a hands-on cookery lesson at The Smart School of Cookery, a dedicated school renowned for its practical approach to good food. The ingredients used are fresh, local and delicious, the tuition is professional and down to earth, and the completed dishes sublime. Depending on the class you pick and the season, you will have different themes to choose from such as curries, tapas, seafood, Morrocan and bread making. This is a great chance for you to master new skills for your own benefit, and equally to impress your friends or family! After a warm welcome on arrival, you will meet your expert cookery teacher who will talk you through the day's programme and what you will be cooking during your lesson. Then it will be your turn to get your apron on and get cooking. At the end you will sit down and sample what you have made over a relaxed meal with the other attendees. The exact format varies depending on the class chosen.

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Afternoon Tea for Two at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel

Located in the fashionable Bloomsbury district, the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel is a great choice for a relaxing afternoon tea treat. Located near Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Soho, this hotel is perfectly situated for those who wish to explore London.The Number Twelve Restaurant serves gourmet Italian cuisine made from fresh and seasonal produce with views of London streets. On arrival you will be greeted by friendly staff who will seat you in the contemporary Number Twelve Restaurant. Your afternoon tea will include a selection of freshly made sandwiches and baked scones served warm with Devonshire clotted cream. You will also have fresh fruit tartlets, delicious tea cakes, pastries and strawberries all the while being served a choice of fine teas or freshly ground coffee.

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Afternoon Tea for Two at the Hilton London West End Hotel

Historic charm meets modern elegance at the Hilton Hotel West End where you will be conveniently located next to a multitude of iconic London landmarks and areas such as Soho, Covent Garden, Regent Street and Hyde Park. You will enjoy your afternoon tea in the stylish Restaurant 92, which boasts soft furnishings and a calm and tranquil atmosphere, the perfect location for a relaxing afternoon tea. On arrival you will be greeted by friendly staff who will seat you in the contemporary Restaurant 92. Your afternoon tea will include a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches such as smoked salmon and cucumber with cream cheese. You will also enjoy a delicious lightly warmed scone served with clotted cream and fruit preserve, a gently toasted tea cake, sweet pastry and a slice of rich fruit cake along with a choice of traditional tea and herbal tea infusions.Once you’ve devoured your afternoon tea you will be perfectly placed to explore London.

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Half Day Dim Sum Class with Lunch

Master the delicate art of Dim Sum at the London Cookery School. With over 100 different types of Dim Sum there is quite literally something to suit everyone’s taste. This class will cover all the basics such as learning about the different ingredients and fillings of Dim Sum to even pronouncing them correctly. Under the helpful guidance of an experienced Chinese chef, you will follow step by step instruction from making and rolling the dough, preparing and mixing the fillings, forming the dumplings and cooking them. You will learn how to make Har Gow, (Prawn Dumplings), Chiu Chow Fun Gwor (Chiu Chow steamed dumplings) and Sui Mai (Open top Steamed Pork Dumplings). Finally you will be able to sit down to eat your own creations complemented by Chinese tea. After your class, you will be provided with a list of recommended products that have been used and a recipe booklet will be sent to you afterwards showing you all the recipes covered in the class.

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Afternoon Tea with Bubbly for Two at the Hilton London West End

Historic charm meets modern elegance at the Hilton Hotel West End where you will be conveniently located next to a multitude of iconic London landmarks and areas such as Soho, Covent Garden, Regent Street and Hyde Park. You will enjoy your afternoon in the stylish Restaurant 92, which boasts soft furnishings and a calm and tranquil atmosphere, the perfect location to enjoy an afternoon tea. On arrival you will be greeted by friendly staff who will seat you in the contemporary Restaurant 92. Your afternoon tea will include a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches such as smoked salmon and cucumber with cream cheese. You will enjoy a delicious lightly warmed scone served with clotted cream and fruit preserve, a gently toasted tea cake, sweet pastry and a slice of rich fruit cake. You will also have a choice of traditional and herbal teas and infusions accompanied by a glass of Prosecco each.Once you’ve devoured your afternoon tea you will be perfectly placed to explore London.

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Hands on Cookery Class

Whilst some people find cooking enjoyable and therapeutic, there are also those who lack the confidence to throw themselves into preparing a meal without plenty of preparation. This half day cookery lesson is a great chance to learn everything about the essential skills needed to prepare great food, but also to learn everything you could hope to know so that you feel at ease when it comes to tackling a new recipe. A lesson with a professional chef is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about the secrets of preparing fool-proof dishes, how to ensure that you aren’t too heavy handed with your seasoning and hints and tips on making fantastic food to impress your family and friends. After a warm welcome on arrival you will meet your expert cookery teacher who will talk you through the day's programme and what you will be cooking during your lesson. Then it will be your turn to get your apron on and get cooking. At the end you will either be able to sit down and sample what you have made over a relaxed meal with the other attendees or take it away to enjoy later. Depending on the location, your class will take place in a purpose built cookery school, a professional’s home or even the more intimate surroundings of your own home. The exact format varies depending on the cookery school and class chosen.Themes will vary throughout the year at each school. To give you a flavour of what's available, they may include bread making, baking cakes, Mediterranean, vegetarian dishes, curries or even sushi making. Please check themes and dates on booking. Please note at some locations you are able to bring a friend along to take part in the experience with you. Please enquire on booking.

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Laithwaite's Wine Tasting Evening for Two

Anyone with an interest in wine will know that part of the enjoyment comes from sipping a glass in stunning surroundings with a convivial atmosphere. Laithwaite's Wine provide all that and more with their wine events - fun, informal gatherings which take place all around the country. The events are designed to make learning about wine and tasting the varieties on offer an experience that everyone can enjoy. With wine makers and tasting experts on hand to answer questions and offer guidance, these events are ideal for those who are completely new to the wine tasting game as well as those who might have tried something similar before. The events take place in locations all around the UK and each one is a unique experience. You can choose the nearest one to you, or go for an event a little further afield, at a venue which holds a particular appeal or just in an area which takes your fancy. Beginning with a warm welcome from Laithwaite’s staff you will enter a world of wine where you will be able to sample fantastic wines from across the globe, including a number presented by their producers. Learn the stories behind the bottles with educated guidance from our friendly team who will be on hand to help pour and answer any questions you may have. If you are entering the event a novice, you will most certainly be leaving a connoisseur!With events across the UK there is typically one a year at each location, therefore you should call the number provided in your gift pack at your earliest convenience to check forthcoming availability.You may be charged a supplement fee if you wish to go to a more expensive event. The Manchester (live event), London (live event/vintage festival) and Cardiff (live event) venues will all incur a supplement fee.Please note, your voucher is not your ticket you must pre-book your tasting experience.

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Gastro Pub Restaurant Dining for Two

Treat you and a friend (as well as your taste buds) to a delicious mouth-watering meal out with this Gastro Pub and Restaurant Dining for Two experience. With a wide selection of great restaurants to choose from, including AA Rosette winners and wonderful gastro pubs, this is the perfect gift for all food lovers. From traditional restaurants and inns serving classic dishes to contemporary venues offering something a little different, you will enjoy a delicious meal from a specially selected range of cuisines. Your meal will typically consist of two or three set menu courses, depending on the venue chosen (your voucher value cannot be discounted from your total bill). Please check menu restrictions on booking. The package also includes the opportunity to purchase a half-price copy of the Good Pub Guide normally worth £15.99, which provides invaluable advice and information on the UK’s best pubs, inns and taverns.*PLEASE NOTE: Reservations must be made in advance. The venues will not be able to honour your voucher without being contacted in advance.

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Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two on the Thames

Discover the magic of the city from the unique perspective of the Thames whilst enjoying sandwiches, pastries and scones, as well as an assortment of teas accompanied by music from a solo pianist. Picture sipping on a cup of fine tea such as Darjeeling, with an assortment of afternoon delights as you drift along the river and take in the magnificence that is the London skyline. The perfect way to spend an afternoon. All pastries and sandwiches are prepared on board ensuring you are served the freshest and most delicious treats. On arrival you will be shown to your table and seated. Your afternoon tea will include a selection of freshly made sandwiches, delicious pastries and succulent cakes as well as an assortment of teas. To accompany your afternoon tea there will be some entertainment from a solo pianist.Please note that you will need to book a date for the afternoon tea cruise in advance, and dates are subject to availability. You will receive a voucher to take part in your experience. This should be handed in at the Bateaux London Office before boarding the boat for your cruise and afternoon tea. You will board from Embankment Pier at 3.15pm.

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Bateaux Classic Lunch Cruise Trip for Two

Relax and unwind whilst taking in some of the best views of London from the Thames with this Bateaux Classic Lunch Cruise Trip for Two. The Bateaux London's Lunch Cruise package is perfect for those wishing to make the most of their day in the capital. Bateaux London has two vessels, The Harmony and The Symphony which create the perfect atmosphere for guests to enjoy the spectacular views of London's magnificent attractions including the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Thames river lunch cruises are also ideal for those wishing to relax with friends and family. Overseen by the Executive Chef - all food on the lunch cruises is freshly prepared and cooked on board. The cruise for two people includes a delicious three-course set meal, served with refreshing tea and coffee as well as commentary during the lunch as you relax and enjoy the fabulous scenery. Please note that you will need to book a date for the lunch cruise in advance, and dates are subject to availability. Once booked you will receive a Bateaux London voucher to take part in your experience. This should be handed in at the Bateaux London Office before boarding the boat for your cruise and lunch. You will board from Embankment Pier at either 11.45 or 12.30pm for lunch, the time will be confirmed on your E Ticket.

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Dining with a View for Two

This experience offers carefully selected restaurants with a scenic view. Perhaps you would like to watch waves crashing down onto a golden beach, or see the river water ripple as vessels pass by. There's even the option to dine aboard a charming canal boat. For those looking for more than just a meal out, this dining experience is the perfect treat. This experience entitles two people to a delicious two or three course meal. The exact number of courses and type of food varies according to the restaurant you choose, please check on booking. You will, of course, have the opportunity to purchase drinks or additional courses to accompany your meal.Please note, when booking at the restaurant, you will need to request a window seat, although they are subject to availability.

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Unique Places to Dine For Two

Love to eat out and fancy trying something different? Then this is the perfect experience. We have searched the UK for the most unusual, novel and quirky eating experiences, be it the location, the building, the food, the entertainment or all four.Each restaurant we have chosen offers you something new to try which is sure to be an experience to remember and is perfect for any adventurous food lover! This experience entitles two people to a delicious two or three-course meal at a carefully selected restaurant. The number of courses and type of food varies according to the restaurant you choose, and the variety has something to suit any taste. You will, of course, have the opportunity to purchase drinks or other courses to accompany your meal when you visit.Please note, at the London Bateaux you will be served an afternoon tea for two.

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Afternoon Tea and Vineyard Tour for Two at Wroxeter Roman Vineyard

Based in the town of Wroxeter, this lovely vineyard is a family run business, where the land has over 2000 years’ worth of history. Vines were first grown in this location in 50AD, when wine making was introduced to Britain by the Romans. This delightful experience lifts the lid on the making and tasting of wine. Your day will start with a treat as you sit down for a scrumptious afternoon tea, which will consist of, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea & coffee.You will then get the chance to visit the vineyard and learn the history of the land going back to the Romans explaining how this family run business began. At the end of your tour you will have the chance to taste five wines grown at the vineyard.

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