Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in London

Looking for a romantic restaurant in London? We have got together our list of our favourite 10 restaurants in London. With Valentines approaching you should book early so avoid being in the dog house. Around Valentines don't be scared to go a couple of days either side, you will find the service and food will generally be a bit better.

Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore

33 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JD

If romance is in the cards, one of London's most romantic restaurants is Covent Garden's award-winning Clos Maggiore. Echoing the charming country inns of Provence and Tuscany, the warmly muted décor, low lighting and welcoming log fire were clearly designed with love in mind. 

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    We had an early sitting and we also arrived slightly before the time we had booked. Nevertheless we were made to feel very welcome from the outset and the service was excellent throughout. The staff were attentive with the pouring of the wine and water without appearing intrusive. The food was very good and the "fixed" menu with half a bottle of wine was very good value. We were able to get to our show in good time without feeling rushed. Would certainly recommend them to others.

    Galvin La Chapelle

    Galvin La Chapelle

    35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London E1 6DY

    Galvin La Chapelle has all the wow-factor of Windows with the stylish refinement of Galvin Bistrot de Luxe while carving out its own very unique character at the same time. The interior is truly special, as is the food – cosmopolitan, continental and wholly elegant every step of the way, creative but familiar, special but unpretentious.

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      Another superior lunch at Galvin's La Chapelle. Terrific food, outstanding service and an excellent ambience all serve to bring me back again and again. Returning shortly with some American friends and it's gonna blow them away. They'll be shocked by the prices but thrilled by everything else.

      Chez Bruce

      Chez Bruce

      2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, London SW17 7EG

      Nuzzling up to the greenery of Wandsworth Common, this chic restaurant is very much the local leading light of southwest London dining. While prestigious awards aplenty may have been thrust upon Chez Bruce and its team in the intervening years, the comfortable, neighbourly vibe has remained in the simplistic French bistrot styling.

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        The food at Chez Bruce in Wandsworth was once more excellent - I would have no hesitation in recommending the restaurant.

        Bleeding Heart Restaurant

        Bleeding Heart Restaurant

        Bleeding Heart Yard, (off Greville Street), London, EC1N 8SJ

        The Bleeding Heart Restaurant in east London has attracted much critical acclaim. Described by Sir Terence Conran as ‘finest French cuisine in London’ and as the most ‘romantic restaurant in the city’ by The Times, this star on the London dining scene is tucked away in a hidden, historic yard in Farringdon. 

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          Booked Bleeding Heart for my MD for a VIP client lunch - a favourite and never fails to deliver!

          Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's

          Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's

          51 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HP

          Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s enjoys a dining room that is an opulent Art Deco space, decorated in warm shades of champagne and burgundy and toffee. The fleet of waiters keeps the show gliding smoothly along from amuse-bouche to petit fours.

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            Fantastic. Everything was perfect - ambience, food, service, tour of the kitchen. A memorable occassion.

            Galvin at Windows

            Galvin at Windows

            London Hilton, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE

            Located high up on the 28th floor of the London Hilton at 22 Park Lane, Galvin at Windows restaurant and bar has become one of the capital’s most talked-about destination dining venues since its opening in 2006. Head Chef Andre Garrett and Chef Patron Chris Galvin have created seasonally inspired menus based around modern French haute cuisine that have now earned the restaurant its first, much-deserved Michelin Star.

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              Meal was excellent and great value, however, water and extra sides were very costly. Otherwise, was a great experience in a fantastic venue. Would go again.

              Kettners

              Kettners

              29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D 5HP

              Opened in 1867 by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III, Kettners in Soho is one of the oldest restaurants in London, and something of an institution. It was a favourite of Oscar Wilde and Lily Langtry back in the day and now it has gained even greater popularity with decadent Londoners and West End theatre-goers. 

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                Kettners, Soho, London Decent enough pre theatre dinner served efficiently. Very friendly staff. Watercress soup was the brightest green I've ever seen!

                Sarastro

                Sarastro

                126 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, West End London WC2B 5SU

                Filled with opera luvvies, tourists and eccentric Londoners, Sarastro has earned itself an iconic reputation in London's West End for its opulent décor and flamboyant food. Part decorative stage set, part bric-a-brac store, the dining room at Sarastro – which is located in Drury Lane - features crushed velvet tablecloths, cosy booths and private “opera booth” seating on the theatrical mezzanine level overlooking the restaurant. 

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                  Sarastro was a treat - wonderful eccentric decor so lots of talking points for my guests who were from out of town. Surprisingly good food and excellent service. And then of course there is the fabulous painted erotica in the ladies loo...

                  Trinity

                  Trinity

                  4 The Polygon, Clapham, South West London SW4 0JG

                  Located in the heart of Clapham, Adam Byatt’s Trinity has been a favourite with well-heeled locals since it opened in 2006. It now boasts 3 AA Rosettes and was voted London’s best restaurant for 2007/2008. The dining room is light and airy with a subtle cream and chocolate colour scheme, providing a suitably sophisticated setting for Byatt’s modern European cuisine.

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                    We had lunch at Trinity in Clapham. This is the second time I'be been to Trinity and the food and service are always outstanding. We had the lunch offer of 2 courses for £20 which is excellent value for the standard of food and service you get for this.

                    The Ledbury

                    The Ledbury

                    127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AQ

                    The Ledbury opened in 2005, with Brett Graham as Head Chef ,supported by a young and energetic team including Sous Chef Greg Austin, and long-standing Restaurant Manager Stephen Quinn. The restaurant has gained many accolades including the much coveted second Michelin Star.

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                      We had lunch at Trinity in Clapham. This is the second time I'be been to Trinity and the food and service are always outstanding. We had the lunch offer of 2 courses for £20 which is excellent value for the standard of food and service you get for this.