Here at LPQ, we are a little bit in love with love, so it should come as no surprise that we’re going all out this Valentine’s Day.  Don’t worry though, that doesn’t mean that those single people among us are going to be neglected.  In fact, just the opposite!  We are delighted to be hosting two special Speed Baking events for Valentine’s Day this year at our Borough Market branch on February 4th and February 18th.  All you London singletons will get the opportunity to bake and meet other London singles at the first event of its kind in the Capital.

The concept, which relies on equal numbers of men and women taking part, will see our girls and boys creating two recipes on each night, from Layered Orange and Chocolate Cake to Devil Chilli Cookies and Chocolate Chilli Tart with Raspberries.  During the classes, each girl is paired with a boy.  After ten minutes Didier Tayoro, chief baker at LPQ and host of the class, will prompt each boy to move to the next girl to continue the baking and the wooing.  During the two hour session, drinks and canapés will flow.

You know how we love to bring people together, right?  After all, a common feature of our restaurants are the ‘communal tables’, which are guaranteed to get strangers talking.  To make use of the feature tables, this year, in partnership with CELIA Lager, we are creating a Valentine’s Day Banquet for single people looking for love at our Westfield, Covent Garden and Borough branches.  Menu delights include sharing boards of tartines and salads as well as a host of sweet desserts, plus, of course, plenty of CELIA lager, an organic craft beer from the Czech Republic with the benefit of being gluten-free, for good measure.  The meal will be priced £20 per person. 

Not wanting to leave couples out, we are also offering a special Valentine’s Day Set Menu.  With sharing dishes including tartines, cassoulet and tarte tatin, plus prosecco, the set meal will cost £29.95 and is available at all LPQ branches.

Le Pain Quotidien’s Speed Baking class will be held at Borough Market, SE1 1TL on 4th and 18th February from 6- 8 pm for £45.  To book your space, email

LPQ’s Singles’ Banquet will be held on Saturday 14th February at Borough, Westfield and Covent Garden branches.  It is priced £20.

To book your space, email the restaurant:

Valentine’s Day Set Menu will be available at all branches and costs £29.95.  The full menu is:

On arrival

Glass of Prosecco

Starters to share

Salmon Tartine

Chicken Club Tartine

Ménage a Trois (vegan)


British Steak & West Country Ale Stew

Chicken Cassoulet

Quinoa Cake (vegan)

Kick Start Salad (vegan)

*add Smoked Chicken or Smoked Salmon £2 supplement


Salted Caramel Chocolate Heart

Cocoa & Pear Cake Slice (vegan)

Tarte Tatin