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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Last updated on 29th October 2019

The Driver

308 user reviews 5

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.


1 user review 4

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.

Absurd Bird Spitalfields

789 user reviews 4

Absurd Wing Challenge

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. 

Sea Containers

4 user reviews 4

8 dish sharing menu for two with a glass of bubbles - £25pp

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.

The Harcourt

22 user reviews 5

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.

Tanner and Co

83 user reviews 4

Bottomless drinks and 1 other offer

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. 

Inamo Covent Garden

305 user reviews 4

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. 

The Exhibit

505 user reviews 4

Boutique Cinema Hire and 9 other offers

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.

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.

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.

Valentine's Dinner and 2 other offers

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.

Meat People

148 user reviews 4

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.