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Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 09.28.05RESTAURANTS across Tyneside have the recipe for romance, with Valentine’s Day dishes for loved-up couples.

On Sunday, 14 February, The Runhead, Holburn Lane, Ryton and Scalini’s, at Osborne Road, Jesmond and Great North Road, Gosforth, are offering a range of special starters, main courses and desserts.

At The Runhead, diners can choose either smoked mackerel pâté or Portobello mushrooms stuffed with goat’s cheese, followed by rack of lamb, pan-fried Dover sole or mozzarella roast vegetable stack, with a dessert of strawberry mess or tiramisu.

At Scalini’s, Jesmond, starters include antipastos and roast pear salad, while main courses feature dishes such as chargrilled T-bone steak, pan-seared king scallop and tiger prawn skewers and heart-shaped pasta parcels filled with mozzarella.

Dessert is a sharing platter of strawberry-filled meringue, chocolate orange truffle, warmed caramel brownie, lemon pannacotta torte, ice creams, fruit coulis and chocolate pencils.

And, for those planning to celebrate the occasion with a group of friends, the restaurant is also offering a free bottle of house wine for tables of six or more.

At Scalini’s, Gosforth, diners can choose from crab and Welsh rarebit toasties or sharing platters of antipasto fritto misto or pulled beef brisket nachos, main courses of a pork board to share, 10oz ribeye steak or pan-seared scallops and desserts, to be announced on the day.

Those who can not wait until 14 February, can celebrate Valentine’s Day early at the Sandpiper, Cullercoats, which is serving its special menu on 13 February, in order not to disappoint Sundaydiners keen to enjoy the venue’s popular carvery.

Romantic diners on 13 February will be able to choose either North Sea fishcake or ham hock terrine, followed by pan haggerty, seared cod, chorizo and bean stew or sirloin steak, followed by sticky toffee pudding or lemon posset.

Valentine’s menus are available throughout the day at each venue and further information can be found at www.scalinisrestaurant.co.uk, www.therunhead.co.uk and www.thesandpiperbar.co.uk.

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