Perhaps you want to treat that someone special in your life or perhaps you need to up your dating game, either way, our selection of the most romantic places to wine and dine in London will leave you spoilt for choice. We’ve selected only the finest restaurants London has to offer and which are guaranteed to have her swooning before the hors d’oeuvres arrive!
Set in the heart of Covent Garden, Clos Maggiore has been voted the world’s most romantic restaurant on numerous occasions and it is not difficult to see why. Featuring an exquisite conservatory canopied with cherry blossoms and, during the winter, is transformed by candlelight and a roaring fire, Clos Maggiore offers a romantic sanctuary that transports you from the bustling city to the lavish courtyard of a Tuscan villa. Expect to discover a menu influenced by French cuisine and constructed from local and seasonal products. Also, the wine cellar of Clos Maggiore boasts an impressive collection of over 2,500 selections appealing to all occasions.
Dinner by Heston Blumental
If you and your other half are serious foodies, then Dinner by Heston Blumental is an absolute must for an extravagant date night. With not one, but two coveted Michelin stars, this restaurant offers a dining experience with a difference. With contemporary signature dishes inspired by Britain’s gastronomic heritage, dating back to as early as the 16th century, expect to have your taste buds tantalised. Be sure to sample the Meat Fruit, Roast Iberico Pork Chop and wash it down with an exquisite glass of paired wine.
Comprised of five stunningly decorated rooms, Sketch is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. A place where music, art and food come together to deliver a truly unique experience. Sketch was a dream realised by Mourad “Momo” Mazouz and his team of chefs and designers, spread over two floors of a converted 18th century building in Conduit Street, Mayfair, the decor is as bold and imaginative as the menu. Winner of the Best Wine List and Fine Wine List in 2016.
Gordon’s Wine Bar
Possibly the oldest wine bar in London, this little gem was established in 1890 and has been delighting people for over a century. Gordon’s Wine Bar is a family run business that offers customers an intimate dining experience: candlelit tables, vaulted ceilings and an impressive wine list. Situated just a moments stroll from Embankment or Charing Cross, you can treat your date to a show at the West End or simply enjoy a walk through Trafalgar Square after dinner.
Set in the New Wing of the famous Somerset House, Spring is quintessentially elegant and offers diners a stunning space that’s light, gorgeous and undeniably romantic. Crisp white linen, fresh flowers and soft lighting create a convivial ambience that will set her heart a flutter. Expect to sample wholesome dishes that utilise seasonal produce and which are created with passion. Spring aim to create an experience which “not only sings on the plate but lingers in the memory”.