Cosy up with a loved one over fabulous food this February with London’s most romantic restaurants
Words Joy Montgomery
Our pick of London’s most romantic restaurants
GRANARY SQUARE BRASSERIE
The latest addition to the ever expanding Ivy Collection restaurant group, Granary Square Brasserie is the stylish eatery with a romantic heart. Located in buzzy King’s Cross, the restaurant combines British brasserie classics with elegant Art Deco-inspired interiors. If the weather’s good then head outside to the terrace and enjoy views of the spacious plaza and Regent’s Canal.
If old school, candle-lit romance is what you’re looking for then head over to Le Garrick. Located the heart of Covent Garden, this underground eatery offers a little slice of France, with a plethora of classic Gallic dishes and plenty of cosy corners to loose yourself in. The perfect antidote to London’s many Insta-perfect date night destinations.
BOB BOB RICARD
Press for Champagne. Need we say more? Bob Bob Ricard has won the hearts of London’s party crowd due to its gilded interiors and quirky ‘Champagne’ buttons – but don’t let that put you off. Combining English and Russian cuisine, the restaurant’s blue-hued booths will provide plenty of privacy and opportunities for intimate moments. What more could you want from a romantic restaurant?
Clos Maggiore is the ultimate date night destination. It was voted the world’s most romantic restaurant last year, after all. Think roaring open fire places, ceilings strewn with cherry blossom, elegant funishings and show-stopping dishes thought up by renowned Head Chef Marcellin Marc.
Rise 31 floors above the melee of London’s busy streets and enjoy romance with a view at Aqua Shard. Tuck into modern British fare and sip on sumptuous cocktails at The Shard’s iconic restaurant and relish the unique and breathtaking panoramic views over the London skyline. Best viewed at sunset.
Named after the eponymous character created by Virginia Woolf, Dalloway Terrace is the quintessentially English restaurant set in the heart of the historic and vibrant Bloomsbury. Opt to dine in the venue’s famous terrace area, which offers the charm of a secluded secret garden in the winter and a light alfresco vibe in the spring and summer months.
GALVIN LA CHAPELLE
Set within a Grade II listed building, Galvin La Chapelle is the Michelin-starred restaurant that serves modern French cuisine under a soaring 100ft-high vaulted ceiling. A perfect choice for couples wanting the traditional bells and whistles, fine dining experience.