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
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
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.
Top anniversary restaurants in London
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 Dorchester, Restaurant 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
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
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.