Are you looking for that perfect venue to impress someone on a first date? Or perhaps you want to celebrate a relationship milestone? But does love really need a reason to be celebrated? We’ve picked out some of the top spots to have an intimate and romantic evening with your significant other.
1. Le Pont de La Tour
We have only four words for this one: LOOK. AT. THAT. VIEW!
Le Pont de La Tour in Bermondsey makes the perfect spot to cuddle with your date on a cool evening, and what’s more is that the first thing on the menu is a classic aphrodisiac – oysters! Need we say more?
2. Clos Maggiore
Clos Maggiore on King Street in Covent Garden has been voted as the world’s most romantic restaurant. Serving French cuisine and seafood and a cozy atmosphere of floral decor and fairy lights there’s plenty of romance to go around at this venue whether you come if for a romantic rendezvous in the afternoon or a date night.
3. Kitty Fisher’s
The cozy dining room of Kitty Fisher’s can fit barely 10 tables – which lends you the much needed intimacy with your date. The dim lighting and candles will only add to the mood. Not to mention, their delicious food will elevate your date night. Reserve in advance, as it’s difficult to get in last minute at this laid back Mayfair joint.
When in love one often tends to feel like they’re on top of the world – Hutong takes that emotion and brings it to your dining experience on your date night. Located on level 33 of The Shard, Hutong offers killer views of London city, adding sparkle to your romantic night. Besides the spectacular view, you will also feast on some of the best Chinese food in town.
5. Andrew Edmunds
On 46 Lexington Street in Soho you can find Andrew Edmunds, an 18th century townhouse capturing the spirit of ‘old Soho’. Choose this place if old school charm is your thing, and you’re looking for an intimate evening. They have seasonal menus, daily specials and cozy tables set for two that makes for some romantic eye contact and easy conversations. Not to mention their wine list is guaranteed to make you swoon, even if your date doesn’t.
A French bistro serving simple yet inventive French cuisine, with snug little tables for two makes for a lovely date night venue especially with it’s warm candlelit atmosphere and rustic decor. Located in Soho, a meal for two at Blanchette will cost £35 on an average.
7. Bob Bob Ricard
One of the most popular themed restaurants in London, is also a popular choice for date nights – especially when one wants to opt for a fancy evening with their special someone. It has an all booth dining room, and every booth is equipped with a ‘press for champagne’ button. Bob Bob Ricard is located in Soho, serves British and Russian fare, and cost for two is approximately £100.
8. J Sheekey
Red is a colour that suddenly seems extra pleasing to the eye once you’re in love (or have a date for Valentine’s). At J Sheekey in Covent Garden, there’s plenty of red to surround yourself and your partner with, and with other couples around you you’re sure to feel like love is in the air. Find a cozy corner table, order some oysters and then let the bubbly guide you through the evening.
Add some traditional English charm to your date night by heading to the oldest restaurant in London – which automatically makes it the oldest date spot in the city. Check out Rules (est. 1798) in Covent Garden – they specialize in game cookery, oysters, pies and puddings.
Hakkasan in Fitzrovia brings to you modern Cantonese cuisine paired with world-class mixology. For those who want to leave no stone unturned in hyping up their romantic evening, this Michelin starred restaurant is the perfect choice for date night. £120 is the average price for a meal for two.
11. Berners Tavern
The dazzling dining room of Berners Tavern, with plenty of romantic candles and framed art will make for a memorable dining experience, one that your date will rank you highly for. Located in Fitzrovia, the place isn’t just all glitter and no gold. They serve excellent French and British cuisine and the luxury dining will cost you an average of £100 per couple.