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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Make it a day to remember and splash out on a trip to this Knighstbridge beauty where Marcus Wareing's cooking takes centre stage. Think Galloway beef fillet cooked with Tropea onion and wild mushroom, as well as treacle-cured trout with rose and pickled cucumber.
Offering one hell of a view, this stunning restaurant by the Albert Embankment has got special occasion written all over it. Offering a stellar selection of signature cocktails, not to mention of moreish menu of both Japanese and Lebanese eats, it's a must-visit if you're looking to impress.
If you're looking to push the boat out, Pétrus is the perfect spot to make sure your celebrations go off with a bang. Guaranteed to leave a lasting impression, the Gordon Ramsay restaurant offers Michelin-star dining and an extensive wine selection within a seriously stylish setting - they also offer a private dining option or kitchen table experience if you wanna take things up a notch.
Offering one of the prettiest views of the Thames in all of London, this gorgeous restaurant inside the Royal Festival Hall makes the perfect location for any celebration or special occasion. From the decadent dishes to their killer cocktails menu, Skylon offers a luxe experience from start to finish.
Maybe you're treating that special someone, or maybe that special someone is you, either way, a trip to 14 Hills can turn any event into the ultimate occasion. Fronting gorgeous, foliage-decked interiors, chic British cuisine and great cocktails, it's one for the bucket list.
From attentive service and grand decor to a menu of classic plates created by chef Marcus Wareing, The Gilbert Scott is a must if you're celebrating a special occasion. Experience the Chef's Table or go all out with your own private room for large groups.
TOKii is bringing authentic dining experience to the heart of Marylebone, pairing luxurious interiors with an exciting menu of Japanese cuisine. Expect a versatile menu of nigiri and sashimi from the dedicated sushi bar, as well as fresh seafood and meat from the Robata grill.
Splash the cash a little at The Kitchen Theory Chef's Table and take part in a private immersive experience unlike any other. You'll feast on an impressive 10 courses, each served with audio, visuals, aromas and textures to create a multi-sensory adventure.
A special occasion calls for a special restaurant, and The Hyde Restaurant & Bar would certainly fit the bill. Explore Executive Chef Christos Siomadis's menu of innovative European cuisine with exciting flavours and unique cooking techniques to elevate the experience.