BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 14 February '17

Roses are red, violets are blue – if you love vegan food, these restaurants are for you!

Romance is in the air, and for those wishing to show some love to their partner – and to animals – PETA has rounded up some of the UK’s loveliest vegan Valentine’s Day menus.

Gauthier Soho (London)

At one of London’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants, world-renowned chef Alexis Gauthier has created an exquisite seven-course menu featuring, among other tantalising creations, a pumpkin velouté – a ‘ravioli’ of chestnuts, pumpkin seeds and olives with crispy sage.

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The Cornish Vegan (Cornwall)

Those on the south coast can enjoy a romantic three-course menu with options including an eggplant potato moussaka with pine-nut cream for the main and a berry crème tart with cocoa crust for dessert.

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Terre à Terre (Brighton)

From slow- and soft-baked ume and ginger sake aubergine with tahini, white miso and mixed sesame crust to orange and almond polenta cake, couples won’t be disappointed at this seaside establishment.

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Ana Loka (Cardiff)

This three-course menu offers an array of options, including baba ganoush, stuffed vine leaves, Japanese mashed beans, deep-fried tempeh, Padrón peppers, guacamole and BBQ tofu ‘wings’.

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1847 (Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester)

This vegetarian restaurant has branches in a few cities. It’s offering a delicious-looking Valentine’s menu featuring potato terrine, caramelised onion, purple sprouting broccoli, quince and walnuts.

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Greens (Manchester)

Didsbury locals can enjoy a five-course menu featuring crispy oyster mushrooms with Chinese pancakes, plum sauce and a spring onion and cucumber salad.

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Hendersons (Edinburgh)

This cosy veggie restaurant is offering a special three-course menu, with highlights including a vegetable pad thai with smoked tofu and cashew nuts.

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Zizzi (across the UK)

Pizza lovers across the country can enjoy a pizza of their choosing with vegan cheese. For dessert, there’s a warm, sweet calzone filled with banana, caramelised pecans and blueberries, served with coconut and chocolate ripple gelato.

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Show the love

In addition to helping spare approximately 100 animals a year the horrors of the abattoir, vegans are less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity and diabetes than meat-eaters are, and they also have a lower carbon footprint.

These are just some of the reasons why millions of British people – including 20% of 16- to 24-year-olds, according to the research group Mintel, have chosen to ditch animal-derived foods.

Show the love this valentine’s day: sign PETA’s 30-day vegan pledge and receive support in making the switch.