The 5 most romantic restaurants in London

The 5 most romantic restaurants in London

Want to treat your loved one to a meal to remember? These five London restaurants are perfect for honeymoons, candle lit dinners for two and popping the question

Galvin at Windows

Perched on the 28th floor of the London Hilton Park Lane, Galvin at Windows boasts swoon-inducing views over London and the Michelin-starred food is pretty special too.

GAW - Balcony - 3 Table Set Up                          Credit: Galvin at Windows

Standout dishes include cured Loch Fyne salmon with Dorset crab, fennel compote, avocado purée and lemon dressing, and nougat parfait with caramelised banana, muscovado meringues and black pepper ice cream. The set lunch menu gets you three courses, half a bottle of wine and coffee for £50 or you can push the boat out and go for the full seven course Menu Degustation at £99.

Find love: 22 Park Lane, W1K 1BE, galvinatwindows.com

 

Bob Bob Ricard

Nothing says romance like bubbles on tap, which is why every booth in Bob Bob Ricard's glamorous '20s dining room has a buzzer labelled 'press here for champagne'.

Cabana _Booth _40                          Credit: Bob Bob Ricard, Paul Winch-Furness

The menu is equally opulent, with a focus on classic British and Russian dishes - think caviar; lobster, crab and shrimp pelmeni (traditional Russian dumplings) and beautifully-bronzed beef Wellington. Desserts are another speciality and top of the tree is the BBR Signature Chocolate Glory, a golden orb of chocolate garnished with raspberries and edible gold leaf and anointed with molten chocolate sauce at the table.

Find love: 1 Upper James Street, W1F 9DF, bobbobricard.com

 

The Ledbury

 

Holder of two Michelin stars and currently ranked 10th in the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, the Ledbury serves outstanding food - ideal for a special occasion. The dining room is elegant but relaxed, with none of the stuffiness that can accompany restaurants of this calibre, and the prices aren't as eye-watering as you might think. A four-course set lunch menu costs £50 and features dishes like lamb with wild garlic, salt baked kohlrabi and ewe's milk, and caramelised lemon tart with lemon verbena ice cream.

Find love:127 Ledbury Road, W11 2AQ, theledbury.com

 

Hakkasan

Hakkasan's exquisite Chinese cuisine and sophisticated styling (the theme is Chinoiserie, heavy on the latticework, dark wood and gold trim) make it a favourite with London couples, so much so that there's now a second branch in Mayfair.

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Among the highlights of the menu are novel twists on Asian classics, including morel mushroom and vegetable spring rolls, decadent dishes of seared Wagyu beef and roasted silver cod with champagne and honey and an extensive list of dim sum. For £35 you can enjoy three courses with one of Hakkasan's signature cocktails thrown in.

Find love: 8 Hanway Place, W1T 1HD, hakkasan.com

 

Clos Maggiore

No list of romantic London restaurants would be complete without a mention for Clos Maggiore, a Covent Garden institution that serves elegant French cuisine in a fairytale setting. The wood-panelled dining room is charming enough but the real draw is the candle-lit conservatory, heated by a log fire in winter and covered with branches bearing delicate white blossoms.

Start with a Clos Maggiore Spritz, the restaurant's signature apéritif, before moving on to the likes of pan roasted sea bass and apple parfait. Pre and post theatre menus are available if you want to make a night of it.

Find love: 33 King Street, WC2E 8JD, closmaggiore.com

 

Main image: Roasted plums, Bob Bob Ricard, Paul Winch-Furness

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