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1st / Feb / 2022

Your loved one deserves a treat this Valentine’s Day, and here inIlford we have so many Valentine’s Day treat options for you to choose from. Whether you’re after a lovely gift, or perhaps a meal to indulge in, or something a little more entertaining. Take a look at some of our top suggestions below.

Where to eat and drink

JRC Global Buffet1

JRC Global Buffet

The best all you can eat, global buffet in Ilford. Choose from a number of cuisines, ranging from our speciality, Pan-Asian, to Mediterranean and Mexican.

Manjaros Restaurant

Manjaros cuisine is based on a blend of African and Caribbean flavours. Their mouth-watering spices originate from the heart of Africa and isles of the Caribbean, and it’s perfect for a date night spot.

Gymkhana Restaurant and Bar

Gymkhana is a traditional, homely, and family run Indian restaurant, located in the heart of Seven Kings. A great choice for authentic Indian dishes and fantastic cocktails.


At Faroz, you can enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine, a place to treat your loved one or dine with friends or family. Please note: Faroz don't serve alcohol and all meats are halal.


You’ll always find a warm welcome at O'Neill's – the original Irish Bar in Ilford. Enjoy an after work drink with your loved one.

Take a look at our food and drink finder to find the full list of bars and restaurants inIlford.

Shop for the perfect gift

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Valentine's Cards

Card Factory is the ultimate card store, with hundreds of cards to choose from, you can find something romantic, something funny, or perhaps something to make a friend feel loved this Valentine’s Day.



Pandora brings the best in design & craftsmanship to its selection of hand-finished jewellery. So, if you think your loved one would appreciate a new ring, necklace, or a lovely bracelet, head over to Pandora at The Exchange, Ilford.

Other jewellers to find the perfect gift for your loved one are, Warren James Jewellers, Mallards and Efe Jewellers.


You can never go wrong with a lovely smelling perfume or aftershave. Head to Boots, The Fragrance Shop or The Perfume Shop to find the perfect smell for your loved one.

Take a look at the full range of shops inIlford here.

Entertainment for you and your loved one


If you’re looking for something entertaining, where you can watch a fantastic movie and eat your favourite snacks, book a cinema trip for you and your loved one. In cinemas 4th February, just in time for Valentine’s Day is Moonfall. In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurdling on a collision course with life as we know it.

Kenneth More Theatre

Snow Queen

The Snow Queen
Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet, The Snow Queen. Available to book Sunday 13th February. Book here.


Come and join for the world premiere of 'Bump!' - a short romantic comedy. As well as watching the film you will hear from the creators who will give a brief history about the project, how it came to be as well as revealing some behind the scenes magic and maybe an outtake or two. Book here.

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