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Valentine’s Day: The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

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Floral displays, riverside views and cosy alcoves – these London venues are the perfect setting for a date. Whether you’re looking to impress a new partner or have been married 30 years, no doubt sparks will fly over dinner at one of the romantic restaurants in London. Get booking!

The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

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. closmaggiore.com

Dalloway Terrace

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; currently it’s a cosy haven decked out with twinkling lights and wintry foliage. Check out our review here. dallowayterrace.com



Spice things up at Ravinder Bhogal’s Jikoni, a neighbourhood-style Indian restaurant found in the heart of Marylebone. Laid-back surroundings and low lighting make for ideal date settings, and the sense of homeliness ensures diners feel relaxed. The sharing plates format lends itself well to romance too, and the wine list is impressive yet approachable.

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. londonshellco.com

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. For extra romance points book into the private hut, which is transformed into a love nest for Valentine’s Day. lepontdelatour.co.uk

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. bernerstavern.com

The Wolseley

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You can’t beat a classic. Dine on oysters, caviar and patisserie for a classy date to remember. thewolseley.com

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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