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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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.

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.

Sea Containers

4 user reviews 4

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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 Driver

320 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.

Absurd Bird Spitalfields

861 user reviews 4

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. 

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.

The Exhibit

559 user reviews 4

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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.

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. 

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.

Burdock

146 user reviews 4

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.

The Harcourt

29 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.

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.

Zuaya

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.

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. 

Inamo Covent Garden

321 user reviews 4

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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.