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Restaurants For A Special Occasion in London
Birthdays, engagements, weddings or proposals, whatever special occasion you're planning on celebrating, these restaurants are here to do you right. From stunning, high-end dining that is sure to impress with its roster of plates and ingredients, to private restaurant rooms for a more exclusive bash, check out our recommendations for the best restaurants for a unique occasion in London.
Looking for a special meal out in London that can provide unique interiors and a European dining menu to boot? Join Cigalon not only for Provençal dishes and stunning circular booths, their fresh feel, high-end plates and service make for the ultimate occasion.
Found at St Martins Lane a mere stones throw away from Covent Garden, Asia De Cuba is the perfect location for a special occasion in Central London. From their eclectic interiors and stunning furniture, down to their Cuban-cum-Asian dining concept, there's something a little different to be found here.
Sophisticated, smart and stylish? If those three words encompass the kind of restaurant you're looking for for a special occasion in London, you've come to the right place. Found in Chelsea and decadent throughout, this is a meal in the city you'll likely never forget.
What happens if you fuse Japanese dining with Brazilian plates? Mommi, that's what happens. Not only boasting unique plates to impress any and all of your guests, the cocktails, plush interiors and wine list make for the ultimate one-off dining occasion in Clapham.
Hailed as one of the most exclusive restaurants in London, it's no wonder that Quaglino's is coming up trumps in the special occasion department. Not only can you indulge in live music alongside you meal, book their private dining space for that VIP dining experience.
Fresh, light and humble, No 1 Duke Street is a casual yet cool alternative for a special occasion restaurant in London. Known for their seasonal ingredients and stunning breakfast bites, gather up friend and family for engagement meals, special dinners and more.
Nordic dining in London has a special name on its side, and that comes in the shape of The Harcourt. Noted not only for its gastro style interiors and charming courtyard, The Harcourt's dining spaces are ample for a meal of ultimate Scandi dishes.
Decked in foliage and stunning gastro inspired dishes, The Folly is the perfect restaurant for a unique occasion in London. Whether you're opting for teir private dining option or hunkering down on one of their long tables, this is the venue to suit any and all events.
The Restaurant at the Sanderson doesn't just offer delicious British dishes, but a beautiful interior and courtyard to create an amazing dining experience. Using seasonal, quality ingredients and inventive techniques, the menu is populated with classic dishes with a modern twist, while the artisanal cocktails are created by expert mixologists. All of this creates a unique dining experience perfect for any special occasion in London.
If you really want to treat that special someone – or yourself – to a meal, then Craft London should be on your list. Their beautiful British dishes are sourced mostly from in-house, and the taste matches the hype. Meanwhile, the interior is a contemporary haven ideal for eating in, while the views on the outside are of the stunning Greenwich Peninsula.
Hailing from New York, Aquavit is a seriously swanky London restaurant that is perfect for a special occasion. The Nordic themed restaurant has earnt itself two Michelin-Stars over in the States, and brings the same incredible food and Big Apple cool to St. James.
The Pearson Room is all about classic elegance. Located in Canary Wharf, the restaurant is the brainchild of renowned sommelier Sunaina Sethi, so you know you can count on the wine list. Plates are European and there is also a cocktail menu, as well as a venue of floor-to-ceiling windows and timeless wooden furniture.
If you have a special occasion in London, head down to Kensington for a delicious meal at Restaurant Ours. The interiors are relaxed, with greenery, exposed brickwork and simple wooden furnishings dotted around, while the menu delivers on great European food.
Celebrate a special occasion at Rake's Café Bar located in five-star lifestyle hotel Andaz London Liverpool Street, boasting traditional and contemporary design, friendly yet excellent service and an extensive list of wonderful cocktails and wines. Accompany this with a diverse menu of light bites, sharing platters, hearty larger options and you've got a fantastic night.
Nobu is definitely a restaurant for a special occasion in London. Their world-renowned Japanese food is an absolute treat, while their fantastic array of signature cocktails will wash it all down. Couple in their stunning interiors and you've got something spectacular.
Celebrate in Roka and not only will you be treated to a delicious array of sushi, sashimi and Japanese charcoal grilled dishes, but also a cracking collection of cocktails to make the night go off with a boom.
Perfect for birthdays, date nights, anniversaries, 1251 is the latest additions to Upper Street's stylish restaurant scene. Head down for an interesting and experimental menu of modern British sharing plates and modern twists on classic cocktails.
Perfect for treating that special someone, Jones Family Kitchen offers gorgeous interiors, a stunning alfresco area and some of the finest steaks, seafood and cocktails in the capital.
This exquisite eatery in Mayfair is positively brimming with Italian charm. Dine on authentic dishes that are packed with soul, from seasonal pasta to fresh pizza. With its hand-painted floors and ceilings, exposed brickwork and stylish decor, it's sure to be an evening to remember.
Catering for groups of up 8, Street Lounge is Bread Street Kitchen's exclusive new dining experience. Head to the City and get your fill of delicious Bacardi cocktails and sublime street food.
If you're out celebrating, stop by one of Tom Aiken's restaurants in Canary Wharf or Chelsea and enjoy a stunning breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner from a selection of British classics. The fine dining restaurant is sure to make a lasting impression for its gorgeous interiors and equally inspiring menu.
If you're looking for an evening of stunning Italian dining, search no more. Stevie Parle and the minds behind Craft and Rotorino are bringing the authentic flavours of Rome to Shoreditch with a menu of fresh pasta, season produce and the finest meats paired expertly with an extensive wine list.
Make it an event to remember and get down to Mayfair where COYA is bringing an impressive selection of Peruvian dishes and swanky interiors to the table. Tuck into tiraditos and ceviche paired with pisco cocktails and a delicious selection of wine.
If you're looking for incredible Indian eats in a unique setting, this is the restaurant for you. Enjoy drinking and dining under a grand hall complete with high ceilings, large window and handcrafted chandeliers for a slight touch of opulence.
The Little Yellow Door is a truly unique Notting Hill restaurants, occupied by The Flatmates who cook up a storm and whip up refreshing cocktails on the daily. If you're looking for a kooky way to celebrate, these guys are a go-to.
A stunning Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia, Lima serves authentic Peruvian eats in a sleek contemporary environment. Head over on an anniversary, engagement or unique date night as this place is sure to impress.
With a ten-course tasting menu of sublime eats, Xier is one for the bucket list. Head to Carlo Scotto's Marylebone venture for a journey through contemporary European cuisine and signature cocktails.
Perfect for upping the special in any occasion, this gorgeous restaurant at The Palace Hotel boasts some seriously luxe interiors and delicious British plates that are well worth a little extra cash splash.
If you're after a restaurant in London that'll really impress, this should be on your radar. From date nights to after-work dinner and even family meals, this Beef Wellington-themed supper is bringing you the goods... and they're damn tasty.
Make it a day to remember and book a slot on Bustronome, where you'll be treated to a tour of London complete with a choice of either lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Think unrivalled views and mouthwatering food paired with wines and bubbly.
From the aw-inspiring high ceilings to the plush seating and modern lighting fixtures, this restaurant is a real stunner... and that's before we've even moved onto the menus. Head to Victoria for a venue that'll really impress.
Adding a touch of botanical beauty to your celebration, Brunswick House & Garden is a picturesque hideaway in Vauxhall, complete with refreshing cocktails and seasonal plates. If the weather is on your side, make sue to nab a place in their gorgeous garden.
If you're after the perfect restaurant for a special occasion in London, Darwin Brasserie should be on your list. Not only are you guaranteed incredible views out over the city, but also classic British dishes and mouthwatering cocktails.
One of Kensington's most beautiful destinations, this unique South American-inspired bar and restaurant offers stunning, plant-decked interiors, delicious tapas and Latin small plates and a line up of signature cocktails that are you to add a touch of luxury to any occasion.
From graduation dinners to birthday meals and celebratory drinks, Kanishka is the perfect place for a special occasion. Head to Maddox Street in Mayfair where you'll find stunning interiors housing Indian fare and great drinks.
Looking for something a little different? Head to Shoreditch where you can rent out an American-inspired log cabin just for yourselves. To accompany, an epic sound system where you can hook up your own music and a mouthwatering menu smoked of BBQ eats.
Feel like splashing out on Indian fine dining? Let Ooty's Head Chef Manmeet Singh Bali, of the former Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia, guide you you through a menu of stunning South Indian cuisine. From fresh lobster to Sri Lankan-inspired tofu curries, there is plenty to try.
Discreetly nestled under the bustling streets of Mayfair, Black Roe is a top spot for intimate celebrations with your nearest and dearest. With low lighting, Asian-inspired artwork and a private dining room, this contemporary Asian restaurant serves dishes that are almost as beautiful as their surroundings.
For a truly special dining experience, head to Wild by Tart. This small plate eatery is available for dinner reservations as well as boasting private hire options for an intimate evening in candle-lit surroundings.
Located inside one of London's most renowned hotels, The Savoy Grill has got special occasion stamped all over it. From their selection of carefully chosen steaks and fresh seafood, to their fine wine list and signature cocktails, the whole experience is designed to give you a taste of the celebrity lifestyle.