The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

For a special occasion, anniversary or simply to treat the one you love, visit one of the most romantic restaurants in London from our guide below.

Read our guide to the most romantic restaurants in London…

Bob Bob Ricard, Soho

Bob Bob Ricard's gorgeous private dining room

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, Clos Maggiore, with its muted lighting and open log fire, epitomises the ethos of a romantic restaurant.

Clos Maggiore - one of the most romantic restaurants in London

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.

Andrew Edmunds, Soho

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.

J Sheekey’s

Fish and seafood restaurant J Sheekey is a West End institution that oozes old-fashioned glamour.

J Sheekey Restaurant

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.

Gauthier Soho

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 Chefs' Room at Gauthier Soho

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.

Hakkasan Hanway Place

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.

Galvin La Chapelle

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.

The Colony Grill

The glamorous 1920s-inspired dining room at The Colony Grill at The Beaumont hotel is a great setting for a romantic evening, especially if you can get one of the booths.

The Colony Grill

The menu of classic New York-style grill dishes is excellent and make sure to head to the hotel’s new bar, Le Magritte, for a pre or post dinner cocktail.

LPM Restaurant and Bar

Chic Mayfair spot LPM Restaurant & Bar’s will transport you straight to the French Riviera. LPM terrace in MayfairThe restaurant is tucked away in a quiet mews behind Claridge’s and offers a slice of the French Riviera in London.

Sessions Arts Club

Housed in the beautifully restored Old Sessions House, a restaurant, wine bar and art gallery space in Clerkenwell, Sessions Arts Club stunned diners when it opened in 2022.

Sessions Arts ClubThe food is from ex-Polpetto chef Florence Knight in one of the most beautiful and romantic dining rooms in London.

Noble Rot

Noble Rot is a fabulous place for anyone who loves wine and for those looking for excellent food to accompany their wine in a candle-lit and atmospheric setting.Noble Rot Wine Bar

The a la carte menu features fine ‘Franglais’ cooking in the restaurant, and small dishes at the bar.


Kudu is a fantastic restaurant in Peckham that you wished you had in your neighbourhood. The menu is influenced by the chef’s South African heritage with a wine list to match.

The soft lighting, exposed brick, and open kitchen create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

There is a beautiful garden at the back of the restaurant as well.


Hutong is one of London’s leading Chinese restaurants, serving authentic Northern-Chinese dishes with particular influence from the Sichuan Province and Shandong.

Private dining at Hutong

With such a fantastic floor to ceiling view of London, a prized window table for 2 is the epitome of a romantic restaurant.

The restaurant is elegant and dimly lit with unparalleled views over London.

Gaze longingly into your partner’s eye or at London in the distance and let the romance of it all engulf you.


A wonderful, tiny, French Bistrot in Bermondsey with a daily changing menu. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic tryst.


Blanchette has an understated entrance on D’Arblay Street in Soho.

The bar area at Blanchette is surrounded by a wall and window of bar stools, and the décor is, much like the food, classic French Bistro with the occasional modern twist: exposed bricks and mismatched furniture, complemented by warm, low lighting.

The Jungle Room at Blanchette Soho

London Shell Co.

London Shell Co. is a romantic little restaurant that is housed in a refurbished canal boat on Regent’s Canal.

While most days the boat is docked, they have a few lunches / dinners per week where you cruise along the canal.

London Shell Co restaurantOn board, you can tuck into some beautifully prepared British seafood while you journey along the Regent’s Canal. 

The Best Romantic Restaurants in London

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