Read our guide to the most romantic restaurants in London…
Bob Bob Ricard, Soho
Whether it’s the intimate booths, the ‘Press for Champagne’ button, the gorgeous design or the food, a dinner at Bob Bob Ricard will set the mood perfectly with a loved one.
Clos Maggiore, Covent Garden
Often described as an oasis in the heart of Covent Garden, thought by many to be the most romantic restaurant in London, and revered for its acclaimed wine list, Clos Maggiore, with its muted lighting and open log fire, epitomises the ethos of a romantic restaurant.
Andrew Edmunds, Soho
Whether it’s the 18th century townhouse setting, the cosy (if somewhat cramped!) table arrangements, the white tablecloths or the candlelight setting, there’s something captivating about Andrew Edmunds.
The relaxed setting, reasonable prices and old Soho charm all help to create a romantic setting. For further inspiration, read our guide to the best restaurants in Soho.
Fish and seafood restaurant J Sheekey is a West End institution that oozes old-fashioned glamour.
Monochrome photos of stars of stage and screen line wood panelled walls, creating a stylish, intimate atmosphere. Get up close and personal with your date at this classic London restaurant that just oozes charm.
Discreet and refined, Gauthier Soho is perfect for intimate dinners. The atmosphere is hushed and genteel thanks to the attentive and gracious service and the sumptuous Georgian surroundings.
The menu – both a la carte and tasting menu – offers cutting-edge French dishes. The Chefs’ Room is the smallest and most private dining room at Gauthier Soho and is also one of the restaurant’s wine cellars.
Dimly-lit, opulent but cosy, it strikes just the right note for a romantic dinner.
Hakkasan Hanway Place
The sleek, seductive, dimly-lit, black and gold latticed panelled interior of Hakkasan Hanway Place is the perfect backdrop for secret alliances and romantic trysts and the Michelin-starred menu offers the best Chinese cuisine in London.
Two of the restaurant’s signature dishes – Peking duck with caviar and Grilled Wagyu beef with king soy sauce – are not to be missed.
Galvin La Chapelle, Shoreditch
Galvin La Chapelle is the Galvin brothers’ venture in St Botolph’s Hall, a beautiful 19th century building close to Spitalfield Market.
The fine dining restaurant is dark and romantic in a truly beautiful setting, making it a contender for one of the most romantic restaurants in London.
While the lighter dining room doesn’t have the same seductive appeal, ask for one of the corner half-booths and soak up the romance of the experience.
Aqua Shard, London Bridge
With such a fantastic floor to ceiling view of London, a prized window table for 2 is the epitome of a romantic restaurant.
Gaze longingly into your partner’s eye or at London in the distance and let the romance of it all engulf you.
Bleeding Heart, Clerkenwell
With a rustic look to match its location and history, the Bleeding Heart offers traditional French fare in a welcoming and intimate setting, which is great for couples, and has an award-winning wine list to match.
What more could you ask for one of the most romantic restaurants in London?
Galvin at Windows, Mayfair
Situated on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, Galvin at Windows has wonderful views of London, and with its Michelin star is one of London’s leading destination restaurants.
The combination of great views and food make for a thoroughly romantic evening and surely one of the most romantic restaurants in London.