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London's Most Romantic Restaurants

Here are our top picks in London for good food with a swoon-worthy side of romance.

  • The Waterside Inn
    • Bray
    Quality
    29
    Facilities
    27
    Service
    28

    What to Order: Fancy French delights like lobster medallions, pan-fried escalopes of foie gras, smoked salmon and scallops.

    Insider Tip: Indulge in the wine list without worrying about the drive home by booking one of the 11 bedrooms at the Inn. 

  • Clos Maggiore
    • French
    • Covent Garden
    Food
    25
    Decor
    27
    Service
    24
    Cost
    £57

    What to Order: The 'most romantic restaurants' in London has three menus on offer for V-Day: a pre-theatre three-course meal (£49.50) including chicken liver and duck foie gras parfait and frozen Granny Smith apple mousse; a five-course tasting menu (£155) or a special vegetarian truffle tasting menu (£155), both of which include a glass of champagne.

    Insider Tip: Make sure to request a seat near the heartwarming and romance-igniting fireplace.

  • Galvin at Windows
    • French
    • Mayfair
    Food
    25
    Decor
    25
    Service
    25
    Cost
    £67

    What to Order: Opt for the Menu Prestige, which includes dishes made with the finest seasonal ingredients. If not, the seven-course tasting menu should hit the spot with seared Scottish scallops, foie gras and roasted venison.

    Insider Tip: The 360 degree views of London are spectacular, and you can choose your seat according to what you want to see: southeast for views of Buckingham Palace and the cityscape of Victoria; west for the best views of Hyde Park and the Serpentine; and north for the red brick buildings of Mayfair and the tree tops of Regents Park.

  • Wright Brothers
    • Seafood
    • Soho
    Food
    24
    Decor
    22
    Service
    22
    Cost
    £38

    What to Order: If oysters really are aphrodisiacs, this is where you want to eat them as there is a variety on offer from the British Isles, as well as a selection of dressed oysters such as Kizami wasabi, chilli jam or cucumber sorbet. 

    Insider Tip: There are several branches around town but, unless you fancy perching at a bar, the recently refurbished three-floor Soho restaurant is the best one for a proper dinner.

  • La Poule Au Pot
    • French
    • Belgravia
    Food
    22
    Decor
    20
    Service
    19
    Cost
    £51

    La Poule au Pot

    What to Order: The 'Reveillon de la St. Valentin' menu at this candlelit Belgravia bistro includes all the French classics from escargots to onion soup, steak au poivre and crème brûlée.

    Insider Tip: Show off your romance language skills by ordering a big bottle of Beaujolais from the French-speaking staff.  

  • Maggie Jones's
    • British
    • Kensington
    Food
    21
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    £38

    What to Order: Share generous portions of wholesome, hearty comfort food like creamed fish pie, onion soup and bread and butter pudding.

    Insider Tip: A quiet table in an upstairs booth at this cosy, farmhouse-style restaurant is sure to impress.

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