Romantic Restaurants in London

Looking to sweep your sweetheart off of their feet? A romantic meal out in London is a surefire way to get the job done. But with so many restaurants to choose from, it's hard to know which ones will really impress. Fear not young Casanova, we've singled out the crème de la crème. Here's our list of the most romantic restaurants in London ready and waiting to fulfil your date night dreams.  

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Last updated on 7th December 2020

For a truly decadent date night, step back in time at The English Grill at The Rubens At The Palace Hotel. Steeped in history and grandeur, this mahogany dining room is covered in renaissance artwork and candelabras that were one homed in Buckingham Palace. Boasting five-star service and some of the highest quality food in the city, an evening spent here is guaranteed to be a memorable affair. 

Hoxley and Porter

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Oozing with undeniable charm and character, Hoxley and Porter is an intimate restaurant in London - ideal for couples. Head down and tuck into a modern British menu that contains subtle influences from across the globe - think 'Devon Crab and Crayfish Linguini with Chilli, Rocket and Coriander'. On top of the excellent grub, there's an exceptional cocktail list here too! 

The Mayflower

2 user reviews 4

If a cosy but romantic boozer is right up your street when it comes to a casual date night in the city, Rotherhithe's The Mayflower will more than serve you well as you tuck in to riverside views, British classic and cosy candlelit nights.

Head to one of Megan's many London venues and you'll find a florally-adorned hideaway with hanging fairy lights and plush seating that sets the scene perfectly for a romantic date. Snuggle up under the indoor tree in Clapham or in the garden of Fulham if you want a truly unique experience. 


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Enjoy a romantic meal out in London at Opium - a trendy dim sum parlour and cocktail bar in Chinatown. But first, you'll have to find this bad boy. Embark on a journey with your companion to unearth this hidden gem... we hear it's tucked away behind an inconspicuous green door. Once inside, gorge on a menu of fresh seasonal dishes before washing it all down with some firecracker cocktails. 

14 Hills

2 user reviews 5

One of the most recent additions to London's ever-burgeoning sky-high restaurants. Located on (you guessed it) the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street, the views here are unparalleled. Offering a selection of contemporary British dishes, menu highlights include the veal sweetbread served with wild mushrooms and amontillado jus, and the roasted turbot served atop a cuttle fish risotto. 


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Instantly recognisable from its powder pink interiors and quirky egg-shaped loos, Sketch has become a bit of a bucket-list restaurant for London foodies. But the oft-grammed eatery offers more than just dreamy aesthetics - the menu here is pretty impressive too, with a wide selection of comfort food classics and seven-course tasting menus.