That's Amore Italian Restaurant, Sydenham

For a local Valentine's meal with a difference, what could be better than a restaurant called That's Amore? Brockley Central ventured south to spend Friday evening there, and we couldn't stop smiling. The place is tastefully done, the food clearly made with love and the staff friendly and attentive. But what really sealed the deal was co-owner Gianni's warm hospitality.

To top it off, every Friday & Saturday, Gianni takes to the keyboard to perform his own selection of crooner classics, naturally including 'That's Amore', but also in our case a guilty pleasure double-bill of Barry White. Snap out of work mode, go with an open mind, and you'll feel like you're in Sicily not Sydenham.

If you end up there for Valentine's, let us know how it goes.