Romance at Royal William Yard: why the iconic destination is perfect for valentine’s day

06th Feb 2019

From dining on delicious food at one of its resident eateries and admiring the breath-taking scenery on a romantic stroll by the water, to sharing a new experience with someone special, Royal William Yard is the perfect destination to treat a loved one this Valentine’s Day. 

Providing the perfect romantic backdrop, the Grade I listed destination has pulled out all the stops to help visitors make their Valentine’s Day experience memorable. Whether your grand gesture involves whisking someone special away for the weekend, or buying a unique hand-crafted gift, visitors will be spoiled for choice.

Hailey Cattle, Regional Marketing Manager for Urban Splash, said: “Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to visit the Yard and take advantage of everything that’s on offer; it’s a chance to share new experiences with those you love most. Whether you fancy wining and dining at one of our many resident restaurants, popping open the champagne at our cosy wine bar, or simply taking a stroll under the moonlight, we’ve got it all covered.

 "Our new boutique hotel, Rooms by Bistrot Pierre, also provides an opportunity for visitors to extend their stay at the Yard or travel from further afield. After exploring its secret garden or admiring the stunning sea view over Firestone Bay, guests can relax in the lovingly restored Grade II Listed Residence Once building. With a delicious breakfast at Bistrot Pierre also included, a stay at Rooms is sure to impress a Valentine date.

"The Yard also has an abundance of creative gift ideas available, making the experience of giving extra-special this Valentine’s Day; like a pampering session at resident salon YOKE, craft workshops at Ocean Studios, personal styling experiences at high end fashion boutique Identity Fashion, and an array of stunning handmade gifts from around the Yard."

Top things to do at the Yard this Valentine’s Day:

Extend your Valentine’s visit at Rooms

Housed in one of the Yard’s most iconic and historic Georgian buildings, which opened just last year, Rooms by Bistrot Pierre, offers Valentine visitors the opportunity to extend their visit by staying in one of the city’s top boutique hotels. After a day of exploring, guests can relax in style in the Grade II Listed Residence One Building. For those wanting to go the extra mile this Valentine’s Day, Rooms by Bistro Pierre is offering a stay for two people, including dinner and breakfast at Bistrot Pierre, for just £165. 

To book your stay visit: https://bistrotpierre.co.uk/rooms/plymouth or call 01752 262318.

Share the Latin love at Las Iguanas

Bringing a bit of Latin heat to the Yard, South American restaurant, Las Iguanas, is offering Valentine’s Day diners a free glass of bubbly on arrival. From Mexican classics, to Brazilian delicacies, Las Iguanas’ menu is packed with flavour and fun.

To book your table visit: https://www.iguanas.co.uk/valentines

Take a romantic stroll along the South West Coastal Path

With breathtaking views across the Sound, the Royal William Yard offers some of the best and most commanding views in the region and is the perfect place to take a romantic stroll. Soak up the Yard’s history and heritage along the way, before warming up with a hot drink or cocktail afterwards.

Give the gift of an experience

Home to a high-end fashion retailer, unit fifteen jewellery maker , a host of artists and local traders, visitors are guaranteed to find a Valentines gift with a difference. For those looking to go the extra mile, while not share a new experience with a loved one.

To find out more about all the retailers and experiences available at the Yard, visit: www.royalwilliamyard.com/shop

Buon appetito at Prezzo

Italian cooking is founded on perfect food partnerships, and diners are set to fall in love with Prezzo’s Valentine’s menu which is bursting with big flavours. From sharing antipasti boards and pizza, to pasta and indulgent desserts, Prezzo is offering Valentine diners the chance to indulge the Italian way, with two courses available for £16.95, and three courses for £19.95.

To book your table visit: https://www.prezzorestaurants.co.uk/Valentines/

Love the Vine at Le Vignoble

Sample some of the world’s best wines at resident wine bar Le Vignoble this Valentine’s Day. Offering wines on tap, alongside an extensive tapas menu, there is always something new to try at the cosy wine lounge. Also offering wine tasting sessions and gift cards, a visit to Le Vignoble could also be the perfect couple’s night out.

Find out more here: https://www.levignoble.co.uk/

Speak the language of Love at Bistrot Pierre

Nothing says romance more than French cuisine, so treat someone special to a three-course dinner and a glass of bubbly at Bistrot Pierre. From French classics, to fresh twists on old favourites, Valentine’s Day diners will have their pick from an extensive menu – all available for just £29.95 per person.

To book your table, visit: https://bistrotpierre.co.uk/book-a-table

Book a pamper session at YOKE

Treat yourself or someone special to a few hours of indulgence and relaxation at Yard salon, YOKE. Offering the ultimate pampering experience, YOKE is dedicated to creating beautiful hair without compromising on its condition or on the environment, using only the best products. With a range of luxurious treatments available, YOKE is offering new clients 15% off a cut and colour on their first visit.

To find out more or to book visit: https://www.yokethesalon.co.uk/ or call 01752 251351.