The way to my heart is definitely through my stomach so what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to enjoy a four course meal at my favourite restaurant with my favourite person? (cringe)
Last Friday my boyfriend and I had a late lunch/early dinner (linner?) at Aurum at the Seven Hotel in Southend and it didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious, the cocktails were strong but refreshing and the ambience was perfect. The place was decorated with heart shaped balloons, confetti and even the lighting fitted in with the theme of love with its red glow.
The first course was warm bread and butter washed down with Red Light and Bloody Mary cocktails respectively, followed by unbelievably tasty scallops. They were my favourite dish and I think I’d choose them every time they’re on the menu in future.
We both opted for beef mains but I went for fillet which came with buttery potato gratin whereas my boyfriend chose sirloin, accompanied by cabbage and other seasonal veg. Both of which were succulent and enjoyable and the portions were small enough to make way for dessert. I thoroughly enjoyed the creme brulee whilst my boyfriend chomped on a cheeseboard.
I’d definitely recommend Aurum for the food, drinks, atmosphere and friendly staff. My mouth is watering just typing this post and I’m already working out when we can go back.