When it comes to hidden gems in London, not only does Victory Mansion's Stoke Newington location make it cosy and neighbourhood orientated, this intimate and charming space is littered with candlelight, cocktails and small plates all date night long.
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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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.
Found in the heart of the Nova Victoria development, Rail House Cafe might just by shy of the train station, but it's a hubbub of charm that shouldn't be ignored. From their international menu down to the dim evening lighting, it's a world away from the tracks.
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!
In need of a rather special date night? Then Aviary will have what you need as the ETM group create another hit. This time they're taking things up a level for a stylish and sleek rooftop bar, complete with a swish terrace, classy restaurant and a menu that will melt even the coldest of hearts.
When it comes to date night, Barge East know a thing or two. Perched on the water just shy of the Olympic stadium, choose from dining outside or tucked up on the boat as you and your other half enjoy seasonal dishes and cocktails under the stars.
Restaurant Ours is all about serving up delicious food in a relaxed yet sophisticated interior. The menu is delicious, modern European food accompanied by seasonal cocktails, while the interior boasts a fun aesthetic and chic modern stylings.
If you like your date night restaurants stacked with burgers, cocktails and punchy interiors, look no further than Old Compton Brasserie, a Soho restaurant where unique interiors draped in pop art meet seasonal plates all year round.
A must for couples looking to treat themselves this date night, join Cigalon for some of the finest in provencal French dishes alongside some of the finest wines and service in the city as this charmed restaurant is quite the schmoozer.
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.
Located on the 31st floor of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers, Aqua Shard Bar is one of the city's most exclusive spots. Regularly frequented by celebrities and city slickers, the menu here is an eclectic mix of seafood, dishes from the grill and veggie offerings. Sip on fizz and enjoy exquisite cuisine whilst watching the sunset over the capital.
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.
If you're a couple that love high-end steaks and fine wine, you're right in booking a table at M Restaurant Threadneedle Street. Not only brimming with glitz and glamour, this grill restaurant has a roster of meat plates to die for.
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.
Ayllu may be just shy of Paddington, but its menu is set way farther afield as you and your boo enjoy the delights of Japan and Peru as this fusion spot promises romantic tables for two brimming with unique specialities.
Luxe dining spaces and Eastern Indian cuisine collide at Atul Kochhar's Kanishka. A Mayfair beaut, perfect for a romantic catch up over plates, cocktails and wine, you'll sip on Old Fashioned's, enjoy greenery overhead and be overwhelmed with flavour.
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.
Stepping into Circolo Popolare is a little like stepping into a fairytale. Adorned with hanging flowers, candles and fairy lights, this Italian trattoria is known for its over-the-top style. Serving giant cheese wheels full of pasta and 10-layer lasagna, a trip here is a feast for the eyes in more ways than one.