MANY restaurants are offering special Valentine-themed menus and meal deals this week. Here is a guide to some of the best offers...

1. Mexican eatery Ojo Rojo in the Triangle will be serving a choice of four set menus and a free sharing dessert for loved-up couples upstairs (couples can also choose a free glass of Cava each or just pay £20 for bottomless Tommy’s Margaritas). Meanwhile downstairs singles will be able to enjoy a quiz night in what’s dubbed the ‘singles’ sanctuary’ with live music, £3 beers and £5 cocktails.

2. Turtle Bay in Madeira Road has a One Love menu, a special four-course menu created with “love in mind – not just romance”. A spokesman said: “Turtle Bay is all about sharing great food with the people you adore – from best friends to grandparents.” Available until February 17.

3. Cosy Club Bournemouth will be launching a special Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day menu tomorrow (available until Sunday) with “delightful dishes to share, whether it’s with a loved one or with your girlfriends”, from a selection of tapas for two, marvellous mains and a sharing pudding platter such as mini cinnamon doughnuts with toffee apple dipping sauce (also available until Sunday, February 17).

4. Palace House, the ancestral Montagu family home at Beaulieu, opens its doors for Valentine’s couples tomorrow. The historic house, which can usually only be seen by day by visitors to Beaulieu, will open its doors after dark for the one-off event which runs from 7pm to 11pm.

Dinner will be served in the Portrait Gallery where couples will be serenaded by a pianist at the grand piano and will also be invited to explore the historic décor during a drinks reception before the four-course meal

The Valentine’s event at Palace House Beaulieu s priced at £65 per person.

5. For one day only, Pizza Express is offering a three-course sharing set menu featuring heart-shaped dough balls and a trio of sharing desserts from £28.95.

6. Key West West Bar & Grill at the end of Bournemouth Pier, is hosting a three course Valentine dinner tomorrow night with musical entertainment from popular Michael Bublé tribute act, Wayne Swift. Tickets are priced at £34.95.

7. Rick Stein at Sandbanks has a couple of sharing specials for Valentine’s Day, lobster thermidor with thin cut chips or Chateaubriand with béarnaise sauce and Pommes Coq d’Or (available until February 16) or a three course set lunch for £26.

8. And finally, Aruba at Bournemouth Pier is offering a three course menu including a glass of Prosecco on arrival and a rose, for £24.95 per head.