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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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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.
Not far from the Thames and Chelsea Physic Garden, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill – Chelsea 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.
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.
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.
A trip to this spot is sure to leave an impression. Not only is Crispin easily accessible - only a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station - but it's also a gawp-worthy venue. Housed within a tiny asymmetric pavilion, the 40-seater all-day restaurant hosts a number of guest chefs for exciting and innovative kitchen residencies.
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.
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.
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.
Part of the luxury Crowne Plaza hotel in the City, Chinese Cricket Club is a stunning restaurant specialising in traditional Huaiyang and Peking dishes. Feast on sharing Dim Sum platters, steamed sea bass and sizzling beef fillet, before toasting to your sweetheart with a selection of Asian-inspired cocktails.
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'.
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.
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.
Re-imagining ancient Chinese design, Opium is a parlour or oriental charm where cocktails come served in ornate chinaware and mixed with a hefty dose of traditional herbs, infusions and spices. The Dim Sum is also to die for here so settle in for an ambient meal for two in London at this quirky restaurant bar.
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.
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.
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.