Restaurants for Couples in London
London may not be proclaimed 'city of love', but it's definitely got a lot of love to give to you couples out there. We know it's not always about swooning over candlelight, but when you can we'll let you off with a slap-up meal for two in London that's the perfect balance between romantic and casual. Take advantage of some of London's best restaurants for couples and discover great food and drink whilst you're at it.
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Whether you want to sit back, soak up rays and watch the sun set on a stylish roof terrace, or are after a delicious dinner with city views, Aviary has it. The latest opening from ETM will be serving up the usual British seasonal fare, with hearty meat plates and carefully curated craft ales perfecting any date night.
A boutique gem mixing modern elegance with a timeless sense of style, The Driver is a cracking date night selection in King's Cross. The venue features five impressive storeys but it's the first floor dining room you'll want to start at; chefs cook up some classic and indulgent British favourites in an elegant space.
Grab a bite to eat at Neighbour and you'll be treated to a brasserie-style menu focused on seasonality and the best produce, washed down by organic wines and locally-sourced craft beers. After, pop downstairs for some cocktails in Jukes.
Perfect for when you're looking to do something a little special, Zuaya is a gorgeous restaurant in Kensington offering some of the most delicious Spanish and Latin American-inspired plates in the city. From fresh tuna tartar and grilled Iberian pork, to raw veg salads and decadent cocktails, it's one of the best couples restaurants in London.
Twisting and tweaking traditional Southern dishes in a way that wonderfully brings out new flavours, the chefs at Absurd Bird have worked hard to curate a menu that packs a punch. With their chicken meat sourced from Fosse Meadows farm and marinated in a special secret sauce, their drinks menu is just as creative, with their own-brewed Absurd Moonshine and Absurd Lager proving to be a popular choice amongst guests.
Inspired by the Golden Age of transatlantic travel, Sea Containers brings a fusion of the best American and British cuisine to a smart space on the banks of the Thames. The interiors have been designed by creative visionary Tom Dixon and include both an al fresco dining area and a stainless steel bar as the centrepiece. Pop by come date night and pick out something from their range of small plates, sharing dishes and classic comfort food options.
Proving size doesn't matter when it comes to delicious food, Rosa's near Carnaby Street is a delightful and delicious little eatery that serves up Thai food. Perfect for date night, snuggle on one of the intimate tables and gorge on goodies such as Pad Thai or Papaya Salad.
Sometimes dining out can feel like the same routine of plates and parking up in your seats....that was until Inamo. Join this North London restaurant not only for cocktails on the terrace and some of the finest in Pan Asian bites, their interactive dining tables are truly unique.
Up your date night game by reserving a table for two at this Grade-II listed, Georgian townhouse. The Harcourt comes made up of five rooms with stunning artworks and contemporary design, where modern European food with a Scandinavian twist is washed down by intriguing cocktails and an extensive list of good quality wine.
With a stylish and edgy industrial vibe that meshes with cute and quirky interiors, Burdock is a top spot for couples looking to eat in the City. Located on Finsbury Square, the menu is filled with delicious plates designed from sharing; order the pork belly and lobster which is so good there's not much chance of splitting.
Not far from the Thames and Chelsea Physic Garden, Maze Grill Royal Hospital Road is a sturdy choice for dinner, brunch or Sunday lunch. On Saturdays, there's an epic sushi set meal between 12-4pm, while in the evenings, check out the rare breed selection of steaks.
A certified Bermondsey beaut, Tanner and Co is one of the London districts that's a haven for couples days out in London. This South London restaurant bar is an old school gym room complete with horse vault, suspended ropes and a warehouse type feel. Expect prim plates of top quality foods and plenty of beer and wine to wash it all down.
The newest sibling to the Soho site, Inamo in Covent Garden is a playground for a fun couples dinner in London. The table is interactive here where you can play ping pong, watch the chef cam, take picture and change the table graphics as well as ordering on a tablet. Immerse yourselves in sushi, delectable Asian plates and the fun atmosphere here.
If you and your significant other find yourself in East London, head down to Gatti's for an evening of delicious Italian food and exemplary service. Either stay for a wine in their upstairs wine bar or head below for a menu packed with tasty Italian treats perfect for you to re-enact 'Lady and the Tramp'.
Coming complete with its own cinema suite where you can experience intimate screenings of films from the comfort of their leather sofas, The Exhibit is also a great option for a couples meal in London. Their restaurant area is a buzzing social space where you can tuck into European dishes with influences from India, Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.
This adorable restaurant boasts a fantastic menu of seasonal food crafted with sustainable British ingredients. Add in a carefully crafted drinks menu and cutesy rustic interior made of reclaimed furniture, you've got the perfect place for couples schmoozing.
Treat yourselves to a night of elevated Italian cuisine with the minds behind Craft and Rotorino. Acclaimed Chef Stevie Parle will be cooking up the authentic favours of Rome with fresh pasta, fried artichoke and chicken and pistachio meatballs all gracing menu.
Not only can Balans offer you eccentric sophistication, brilliant British plates and quirky cocktails perfect for your date night in Clapham, Kensington, Soho, Seven Dials or Victoria, but also some stylish interiors to complete the night.
Located in the City of London, The Lampery is a modern and classy restaurant that serves an eclectic all-day menu. From steaks through to suckling pig and whole turbot, the restaurant brings the best of British; the cocktails are similarly as delicious with an emphasis on fruity punchy concoctions.
If you're looking for somewhere romantic to eat, then you can't go wrong with Restaurant Ours. Managing to balance relaxed and approachable with modern and chic, it is both stylish and fun. Their food is the true area of excel, serving up a delicious menu of European dishes.
Planning a big night out in the city and want to get a great restaurant locked in? We got you. Ping Pong is not a table-tennis bar, rather it's a stylish and inviting restaurant serving seasonal dim sum plates across its chic floors. Pop in to share a few plates between you while you get a good feel for the cocktail list and theatrical Chinese teas.
The Restaurant at Sanderson combines a sleek, chic modern aesthetic with a delectable food menu to create the perfect date night destination in London. Utilising seasonal ingredients and inventive techniques, the venue serves classic British dishes with a global twist, while their team of mixologist serves artisanal cocktails. But their heritage courtyard is probably the most beautiful part of the restaurant, making a delightful retreat for you and your partner.
Brimming with charm and delivering a menu full of delectable dishes, Meat People is a delightful little diner - the ideal place for a couple to enjoy a meal out together. Everything here is made using the freshest ingredients and the finest cuts of meat. Even better, this North London restaurant boasts an exceptional wine list - pair your meal with a bottle and share a lovely romantic meal out together.
With gorgeous interiors and a delicious selection of steak, lobster dishes, salads, small plates and cocktails, this lovely eateries across the capital, it's a great restaurant for couples in London.
Treat your other half to a special night out at View 94. Head to the restaurant for fine dining and delicious European treats in a candlelit room before heading to the Bar Lounge below for some tasty drinks, or even the Champagne Terrace for great views and cocktails.