With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’ve rounded up nine of the most powerful aphrodisiac foods and some great places to eat them. If you’d like to try them out on the 14th, visit OpenTable to find and book the perfect table or get advice from our restaurant experts on twitter.
Oysters – Probably the most famous of all aphrodisiacs, oysters are high in zinc which can boost testosterone levels in men. Casanova, the notorious 18th century lover, ate them for breakfast to increase his stamina and let’s face it, there’s just something sexy about oysters and Champagne. Try them at the iconic J Sheekey Oyster Bar in London or at coastal dining destinations like Rocksalt and Hix Oyster & Chophouse.
Garlic – It might not sound like the best start to a romantic evening but one of garlic’s many health benefits is that it boosts blood flow. Try the delicious gambas al ajillo at La Bandera in Manchester or head to M Raw for soft shell crab sushi with cucumber, caviar and black garlic. (Just don’t forget the mints!)
Figs – With their honey scent and delicious pink flesh, it’s easy to see why figs are considered an aphrodisiac. They’re full of antioxidants and rich in amino acids which are known to increase sexual stamina. They’re not in season right now so head to 46 & Mercy (beneath HotBox) for a Stormy Monday spiked with fig liqueur.Continue Reading