Discover the best romantic restaurants in London to help you set the scene for your date.
So far, I have been kept in the dark about where our romantic Valentine’s Day celebration is going to be this year, and that is because Mr. New Yorker is good at keeping secrets. Below are some of my favourites romantic restaurants from our 8 years together. While we are both not Valentine’s Day advocates, we are always up for good food, I think that Valentine’s Day is still another way to celebrate our journey together with a little bit of romance. Although, we do avoid the date all together by celebrating the week before at one of our favourite romantic restaurants in London (tip: great for avoiding crowds of couples sitting much too close together).
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1. Clo Maggiore
If either one of you are wine aficionados, then make sure to bring your reading glasses. That is because Clo Maggiore has one of the longest wine lists I have ever seen. Ordered by region, taste, colour, it is the size of small hard-cover encyclopedia. If not, the in-house sommelier is always happy to help and pair your choice of dishes with the appropriate drink.
Oh, and the interior is breathtakingly beautiful with white dainty flower and greenery adorning the ceiling. If you are the type that like a fireplace to complete the romantic surroundings, they have that thrown in as well! 🙂 The only catch is to book months in advance, to ensure that you have secured you and your date a seat within the surroundings of this beautiful in-demand dining room.
This was the venue chosen to host the BAFTA’s after party in 2014. And I can see why.
The grand interior is fabulous to look at and definitely brings back an old-school chic its ornate ceiling. The food doesn’t disappoint either as this is another restaurant under the popular restauranteur Jason Atherton, if you like the style of food from Social Eating House and Little Social, that is. For an glamorous evening of romantic restaurant dining experience, this is my place to be.
When I was a little girl, my parents installed fairy lights and glow-in-the-dark stars in my room on the ceiling. I always had a fascination of the starry night sky.
Yauatcha, a romantic and stylish Taiwanese tea house/dim sum restaurant, completed my fantasy of dining under the stars with its gorgeous underground dining room in Soho. There is also a candle light wall flickering in the distance. If you are looking for a cosy romantic restaurant in London, this would be it!
Along with its stylish interior, Yauatcha completes the package by providing a delicious menu for both savoury and sweet taste buds. I loved the lobster dumplings and gourmet rice congee. Its patisserie selections are just too cute to eat, and its afternoon tea is great value too.
4. Wild Honey
Traditional but relaxed, Wild Honey is an establishment in its own right.
As someone that is creative, I appreciate the beautiful dishes at Wild Honey which have been turned into pieces of art. The colours dance on each plate as the flavours bounced on the tongue.
Sourced from fresh seasonal produce, its dishes are surprisingly reasonably priced with a short but sweet wine list to pair up various tastes.
This will wow your date with the art works on each plate, and is an understated romantic restaurant to try in London.
I’m saving the best for last of course!
As a huge fan of art deco 1920’s styling, Bob Bob Ricard is the place I love to return again and again to experience the glamours settings of Russian hedonism. This is the ultimate choice to take that special someone you wanted to impress with romantic luxury. Make sure to press the button (on each table) for champagne to toast the night away. ???? Oh, and order this signature chocolate glory ????