Romantic restaurants in London

Ramp up the romance by treating your loved one to a special meal at one of these romantic London restaurants.

Whether you’re nervously planning a first date, Valentine's Day meals or a special anniversary dinner; or even a setting the scene for a proposal in London (we're certain they'll say "yes"), check out our picks of the most romantic spots in the city.

Restaurants in London with a view

Sky Garden restaurants

Dine among the ferns and palms of Sky Garden, London's highest public garden and one of the coolest places to eat in London. Perched at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street (nicknamed locally as the “Walkie Talkie”), the elegant Fenchurch Restaurant and more laid-back all-day Darwin Brasserie serve contemporary British fare.

OXO Tower Restaurant

Make your way to the eighth floor of the unmistakable OXO Tower, where you’ll find the OXO Tower Restaurant. With its alluring views of the City and beyond that are sure to have your guest swooning, a menu of modern British classics, and an intimate atmosphere, it's the ideal Valentine's Day restaurant. Book now

Hutong at The Shard

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Travel up to the 33rd floor of London's tallest building for incredible views at Hutong at The Shard, one the best restaurants with a view in London. Devour its signature dumplings (make sure to practise with chopsticks ahead of time), and enjoy the roast Peking duck, before finishing your evening off with cocktails in the airy atrium bar. Book now

First dates restaurant ideas in London

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

A cosy and slightly more casual seafood restaurant than its sibling nextdoor, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is perfect for a first date with a seafood lover. Don't be shellfish and share a platter, or to really impress, ask for the off-menu dessert (frozen berries and white chocolate). Book now

Bob Bob Cité

If you’re looking for cool restaurants in London, book a cosy booth at the futuristic Bob Bob Cité, a traditional French brasserie with a 21st-century feel. Order some bubbly with a single touch of a button, and hey presto… If you can tear yourself away from the gaze of your date amid all the bubbles, select from modern takes on French and Russian classics.

Berners Tavern

Perfect place to be on a snow day #brunchgoals

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Take your date’s breath away as you enjoy Jason Atherton's innovative dishes and marvel at the stunning art-covered walls of Berners Tavern. Raise the bar and also order a creative cocktail, and you’ll surely be guaranteed a second dateBook now

Vanilla Black

If your date prefers vegetarian or vegan restaurants in London, book a table at Vanilla Black. This plant-based gourmet eatery serves next-level flavoursome dishes that smash stereotypes – your date's satisfaction guaranteed. Book now

Top anniversary restaurants in London

Sketch

Surprise your partner with an anniversary meal at one of the most Instagrammable and quirky restaurants in London, Sketch. Choose from the collection of unusual restaurants and bars housed within one building: enjoy a cocktail in the fairytale setting of The Glade or the cosy Parlour, before trying modern dishes at art-inspired The Gallery or the Lecture Room & Library. Book now

Best Michelin-star restaurants in London

Show the love of your life how important they are with a special visit to a Michelin-starred restaurant in London.

Book a table at Alain Ducasse at The DorchesterRestaurant Gordon Ramsay or The Araki, which boast three Michelin stars each. Try something more unique at intimate Kitchen Table, Nordic-inspired dishes at Aquavit or flavour-packed Indian food at Gymkhana. For City views, grab a window spot at Angler or City Social.

Most romantic restaurants in London for proposing

Bateaux London Thames Dining

Go down on one knee as you pass London’s iconic landmarks on a romantic London dinner cruise with Bateaux London. With floor-to-ceiling windows, dinner cooked on board and live entertainment, it will certainly be a night to remember. Book now

Clos Maggiore

Let the enchanting interior of Clos Maggiore set the scene for popping the big question. Widely known as one of London’s most romantic restaurants, this Covent Garden hideaway is the perfect place to propose. Whether you’re savouring the classical French fare in the main restaurant or in the atmospheric courtyard, this classy restaurant always impresses. Book now

The Ritz Restaurant

Proposals don’t get much better than those at one of the top restaurants in London, The Ritz Restaurant. With a magnificent dining room adorned with frescoes and chandeliers, and live string or piano music, it's a magical place to pop the question. Book now

Start your evening with a drink at one of London's top champagne bars, sip a creation from a star mixologist at a luxurious cocktail bar, or chat over a fine vintage at a one of the city's specialist wine bars. If you're looking for something a little more unusual, book into one of London's quirky restaurants.