Our top ten romantic restaurants in London
First dates, proposals, birthdays, we have you covered with our top ten romantic restaurants in London. We’ve chosen places that have great reviews and where we think you can have a special time with your loved one.
Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in London
Romantic Restaurant London #1: Clos Maggiore
Covent Garden - French/Italian
Renowned as one of London’s most romantic restaurants, the back room of Clos Maggiore is a spectacle to behold. Twinkling with fairy lights and filled with apple blossom, you will feel as though you have been transported to an idyllic courtyard in the south of France. However, you may need to wait a couple of months to be seated in this room, if you are require a quick booking the front room is cosy and wood panelled, perfect for an impromptu first date. Plus, there are 2,500 wines to read about on a 100-page wine list, with a superb choice by the glass. Surely, you’ll find something to wet both of your palettes.
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Romantic Restaurant London #2: Bob Bob Ricard
Soho - Russian/British
Step into the lavish art deco styled interior of this dazzling restaurant and be astounded by the glamour that surrounds you. You can sit with your date in your secluded velvet booth and call for champagne by pressing a button at that is available at every table. The cocktail list is also fantastic!
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Romantic Restaurant London #3: Kitty Fisher's
Mayfair - British/Spanish
Named after an eighteenth-century courtesan known for her wit and extravagance, Kitty Fisher’s is a Mayfair restaurant definitely worth a visit. The soft plush booth seating and dark wood tables set the scene for a sumptuous experience. Exceptional service and refined dishes entice diners to come again and again. Their loyal clientele sing their praises.
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Romantic Restaurant London #4: Hakkasan
Mayfair - Chinese
If you want to whisk your date of their feet with some silky smooth service, then head to Hakkasan. The waiters move swiftly in and between the discrete areas separated by oriental screens of geometric design, serving dishes of innovative Cantonese cooking. Sit under the low lighting and get into the mood for a night of romance.
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Romantic Restaurant London #5: Momo
Mayfair - Moroccan
Sparkling with light from intricately latticed mashrabiya-style windows and ornate metalwork, Momo is one of London’s most famous Moroccan restaurants. Souk style, great starters, tagines and perfect couscous, date here if you are looking for the best new wave of stylish Maghrebi dining. In the summer, bask in the sunlight amongst the foliage throughout the garden terrace, with lanterns, low-slung cushioned benches and live music.
Romantic Restaurant London #6: Berner's Tavern
Fitzrovia - Modern British
If you want to revel in old-school dining decadence, look no further than Berners Tavern. This romantic restaurant with its high ceiling, walls adorned with gold framed paintings and bronze chandeliers, is the pinnacle of traditional gastronomy. The food is attractive, the presentation simple and clean. British produce is dominant and proudly displayed on the menu.
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Romantic Restaurant London #7: Bel Canto
Bayswater - French
For somewhere a bit out of the ordinary, for those of you who are eccentrics at heart, perhaps you would like to dine amongst the operatic singers of Bel Canto in Bayswater. Whilst you order, the waiters around you will serenade you with their dulcet tones, soprano to tenor. This place isn’t only famous for their singers, the food is rather delicious too.
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Romantic Restaurant London #8: Gordon Ramsey
Chelsea - French
Whilst you may be familiar with Gordon Ramsey through Hell’s Kitchen, your dining experience in his three Michelin starred, romantic restaurant will be pure heaven. Polished French dishes, executed to perfection will impress your date with their tantalising taste and exquisite presentation.
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Romantic Restaurant London #9: Kitchen Table
Bloomsbury - Modern European
As you waltz into this Michelin-starred eatery in the backroom of Bubbledogs, you’ll take a seat at the Kitchen Table for an utterly sumptuous and highly exclusive dining experience. There is no a la carte option here, so just go with the flow of the ever-changing tasting menu conjured up by renowned chef James Knappett.
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Romantic Restaurant London #10: Bateaux London Thames Cruise
Victoria Embankment - Modern British
If you are looking to splash out, Dinner Cruises on the Thames should be your first port of call. Throughout the year, they take guests on a journey through the heart of the capital, showcasing the major sights while offering a unique perspective on fine dining in this spectacular city. Don’t miss the boat on this one.