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The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

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The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

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Floral displays, riverside views and cosy alcoves – these London restaurants are the perfect setting for a Valentine’s date…


Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore

Hailed by many as London’s most romantic restaurant, you couldn’t dream up a better date spot than Clos Maggiore. With high-end French food, a conservatory featuring a ceiling of hanging flowers, a glowing fireplace and a glass roof looking up to the starry night sky, it’s no surprise the restaurant witnesses several marriage proposals each week.

Dalloway Terrace

Even if you haven’t been there, you’ll most likely have seen footage of Bloomsbury’s infamous Dalloway Terrace, one of London’s most Instagrammed restaurants. Named after Virginia Woolf’s famous character Mrs Dalloway, the balcony is picture-perfect, adorned in flowers and towering plants. The decor changes each season, and this winter it’s an icy haven of crystallised white, pink and silver petals, with champagne coloured foliage of magnolia, eucalyptus, magnolia and leather leaf: the perfect backdrop to your Valentine’s date. The food is also delicious, with a special Valentine’s menu available at £75pp featuring the likes of oysters, beef wellington and chocolate & chilli fondue.

The London Shell Co.

Dine à deux as you meander down the river aboard the Prince Regent. If the beautiful views weren’t romantic enough, oysters feature on the menu – a natural aphrodisiac.

Le Pont De La Tour

Le Pont De La Tour

It’s almost worth a trip to Le Pont de la Tour for the views alone. Perched on the riverside, you can look out onto Tower Bridge as you dine on high-end French cuisine. Nab a seat on the terrace during the summer, or for extra romance points book into their private hut, which has been transformed into a love nest for Valentine’s Day.


Berners Tavern

Berners Tavern at the London EDITION

With its wall to wall paintings, elegant interiors and cosy booths, you can’t go wrong with Berners Tavern, one of the most beautiful restaurants this city has to offer. And with Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton at the forefront, it’s not surprising the food is great too.

The Wolseley

The Wolseley Exterior Nick Ingram

You can’t beat a classic. Dine on oysters, caviar and patisserie for a classy date to remember. 160 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9EB. the

Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard Champagne

With its sparkling gold interiors, sexy Soho spot Bob Bob Ricard feels like stepping back in time to the opulent Jazz Age. Private booths provide intimate seating, while flattering lighting makes everything better. But the prime draw here is the iconic ‘Press for Champagne’ button, which sits beside every table. Press away and let the conversation flow along with the bubbles…

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