Romantic restaurants in London

Ramp up the romance by treating your loved one to a special meal at one of these romantic London restaurants.

Find some of the most romantic restaurants in London; whether you’re looking for the perfect place for a first date, a special anniversary dinner or the best restaurants to propose in London. Or, when 14 February arrives, why not book a table for a special Valentine's Day dinner?

Romantic restaurants in London with a view

Hutong Shard

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Travel up to the 33rd floor of London's tallest building for incredible views at Hutong Shard. All of the Shard's restaurants share stunning views of the city, but only Hutong has signature dumplings, perfect for sharing, and their own specialty roasted Peking duck. Finish your evening with cocktails in the high ceilinged atrium bar above London's twinkling lights.

Galvin at Windows

Head up to the 28th floor of Hilton Park Lane, where Galvin at Windows fuses 1930s decor with modern French cuisine. Few Michelin-starred restaurants have views to match that of Chris Galvin’s restaurant, so it’s the perfect place to woo your loved one. Book now

OXO Tower Restaurant

Make your way to the eighth floor of the unmistakable OXO Tower, where you’ll find the OXO Tower Restaurant. With its alluring views of The City and beyond, a menu of modern British classics and an intimate atmosphere, it's the ideal romantic Valentine's restaurant. Book now

Sky Garden restaurants

Take in the views from north of the river as you secure a table at one of Sky Garden’s restaurants for a special meal. Perched at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street (nicknamed locally as the “Walkie Talkie”), the elegant Fenchurch Restaurant and more laid-back all-day Darwin Brasserie serve contemporary British fare amongst the ferns and palms of London’s highest public garden.

Best first date restaurants in London

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

Slightly more causal than the original J Sheekey, and therefore less pressure for a first date, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is perfect for any seafood lover. If the chemistry is already flowing between you and your date, why not brave ordering oysters? And to really impress, ask for the off-menu dessert (frozen berries and white chocolate).

The Palomar

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Impress your date by taking them to this small place with a big reputation in Soho. The Palomar's menu is designed for sharing - a good first test at how compatible you both are. Grab two seats at the bar overlooking the chefs as they work and you'll be sure to keep the conversation flowing as you watch them create amazing Middle Eastern-inspired dishes.

Berners Tavern

Perfect place to be on a snow day #brunchgoals

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Take your date’s breath away at Berners Tavern, where the spectacular dining room will have them gawping in awe. Follow this up by ordering a creatively crafted cocktail and innovative dishes from Jason Atherton’s menu, and you should be guaranteed a second date. Book now

Bob Bob Ricard

If you truly want to impress, book a cosy banquette at Bob Bob Ricard and order some bubbly without even asking – all you need to do is press a button, and hey presto… Your date will be fooled into thinking you’re well known in these parts. If that fails to work, the modern takes on British and Russian classics and lavish decor should do the trick, or at least provide a talking point.

Top anniversary restaurants

London's best Michelin-starred restaurants 

Let the love of your life know how important your anniversary is with a big show of affection. There are plenty of Michelin-starred restaurants in London, but if only the best of the best will do, then book a table at one of the three restaurants in London that have three Michelin stars each: Alain Ducasse at The DorchesterRestaurant Gordon Ramsay and The Araki.

Kitchen Table

Embark on a culinary journey at this intimate Michelin-starred eatery. Kitchen Table is a restaurant within a restaurant (it’s found at the back of Bubbledogs) that serves a tasting menu of seasonal specials created by chefs right in front of your eyes.

Sketch

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Anniversaries should be memorable, and few restaurants leave a lasting visual impression like Sketch. Pierre Gagnaire and Mourad Mazouz‘s quirky collection of restaurants and bars housed within one building each has its own distinct, quirky style. Enjoy a cocktail in the fairytale setting of The Glade or the cosy Parlour, before indulging in modern European dishes at artist-inspired The Gallery or a tasting menu at Michelin-starred Lecture Room & Library.

Most romantic restaurants in London for proposing

Bateaux London Thames Dining

Go down on one knee as you pass London’s iconic landmarks on a romantic London dinner cruise with Bateaux London. With floor-to-ceiling windows, dinner cooked on board and live entertainment, it will certainly be a night to remember. Book now

Clos Maggiore

Let the stunning decor at Clos Maggiore set the scene for popping the biggest question of your life. Widely regarded as one of London’s most romantic restaurants, this Covent Garden hideaway is the perfect place to propose. Whether you’re savouring the classical French fare in the main restaurant or in the atmospheric courtyard, this classy restaurant always impresses. . Book now

The Ritz Restaurant

Make your engagement night even more memorable by booking into one of London's most romantic restaurants. Proposals don’t come much better than those at The Ritz Restaurant, which has seen countless over the years. With a magnificent dining room adorned with frescoes and chandeliers and live string or piano music, it's a magical place to pop the question. Book now

Start your evening with a drink at one of London's top champagne bars, sip a creation from a star mixologist at a luxurious cocktail bar, or chat over a fine vintage at a one of the city's specialist wine bars. If you're looking for something a little more unusual, book into one of London's quirky restaurants.