Are you coming to London for an anniversary, Valentine’s Day or maybe just planning a perfect date night with your other half? We understand how important setting is on these occasions and the right restaurant can make or break an evening. There’s nothing worse than trying to have a romantic date in the midst of complete chaos! So we have put together a list of the most romantic restaurants in London to ensure your evening is perfect.
Clos Maggiore is likely to be recommended to you as the most romantic restaurant in London. Consistently listed in the Harden’s restaurant guide as one of the ‘top 10 most romantic restaurants in London’, there is no denying the incredible atmosphere at the restaurant. Clos Maggiore serve beautifully presented contemporary French cuisine that is sure to enlighten your taste buds. The combination of great food and a blossom-filled conservatory makes it the perfect place for romance. During the winter months, the conservatory is transformed with candles and an open log fire, creating the perfect setting for a cosy, romantic dining experience. Although all these features make the restaurant a great place to go, they also provide fantastic service, and this is what creates the perfect experience.
Hutong is a restaurant located on the 33rd floor of The Shard. The restaurant has panoramic views over the city creating an incredible backdrop to your dining experience. The location of the restaurant means that you do end up paying slightly more for the stunning views, however what does that matter when the food is excellent too? Take your loved one with you to this restaurant and be sure to book a table by the window. The stunning city lights in the evening and the clear view of the city in the daylight make it the perfect place for a date, be it lunchtime or dinner. There is also a great cocktail bar a few meters away from the dining area, which makes for the perfect end to a meal at the restaurant.
At Bob Bob Ricard, they provide a glamorous all-booth dining experience where you can sit in two-person booths (or in a bigger booth as a group) while enjoying your meal. The food both looks and tastes superb which may be something that is expected from a restaurant of this caliber but it’s particularly good at this restaurant and therefore still very much worth a mention. The décor is brilliantly unique with gold, marble and crystal decorations surrounding the blue leather dining booths. One thing that makes this restaurant stand out from the crowd (apart from the brilliantly unique décor) is the fact that every single table has a gold champagne buzzer. Once you press this button, you will have a bottle of bubbles delivered to your table – the perfect surprise for a loved one! The house cocktail, which is a rhubarb gin and tonic, comes highly recommended as an aperitif. There is a bar area downstairs where you can enjoy a drink either after a meal or if you just want to pop by for a nice refreshing cocktail. The staff are extremely welcoming and attentive – making it an all-round enjoyable experience.
Bleeding Heart restaurant is a hidden gem away from the busy streets of London – perfect if you want to have a peaceful meal in an idyllic setting. There are cosy two person tables and a very romantic atmosphere! According to The Times, Bleeding Heart is ‘The City’s most romantic restaurant’ and there is a reason why it made it onto our list too. This restaurant boasts a wonderful historic setting, providing an authentic feel and experience. The food is delicious and the cheeseboard is known to be exceptionally good. Bleeding Heart Restaurant is perfect for celebrating or simply treating someone special spontaneously. This restaurant offers excellent service making the entire dining experience superb from start to finish.
If you are looking for a stunning view and well-presented delicious food, Galvin at Windows is the restaurant for you. From the moment you step into the restaurant, the staff members are welcoming and make sure you have the best service possible throughout your visit. There is a stunning view of the city from this 28th floor restaurant which is perfect both for lunch and dinner. The food is beautifully presented, but more importantly, it tastes just at good as it looks! There is a great cocktail bar which is the perfect place to end the night if you feel like you haven’t had enough of the stunning views.
If you fancy a romantic trip to Italy, but don’t have the time, then try this gem of trattoria on New Burlington Place in Mayfair. Owned by the famed Frescobaldi family from Tuscany the restaurant has a beautiful oak paneled dining room, a cocktail bar and has the feeling of 15th century Italian villa. On summer days you can enjoy cocktails on the terrace before you enter inside and admire the ivy on the ceiling and the beautiful murals on the walls! This is one place to take your partner for some great Italian food, without breaking the bank!
Please keep in mind that these are high-end restaurants and no sportswear, trainers or flip flops are allowed. We recommend booking in advance to ensure you get the best table. We hope that this has helped you decide where to take that someone special for a romantic meal.
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