With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s time to lock down a table reservation. Make this the year you really treat yourself and your other half with our picks for dining in the capital.
Words Hannah Hopkins
Romantic settings don’t get more splendidly over the top than Clos Maggiore, which comes bedecked with a forest of white blossoms, fairy lights and candles. If you can peel your eyes away from the décor, sample their Provençal-inspired menu, with dishes like pollock fillet and gazpacho.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
One of the world’s most decorated chefs, Alain Ducasse’s incomparable French cuisine – served in a suitably pared-back restaurant – is where to book if you’re really looking to impress (and don’t mind blowing the budget.)
Bob Bob Ricard
At Bob Bob Ricard there is a palpable energy and sense of fun that you will struggle to find elsewhere. Slip into one of the Orient Express railcar-inspired booths and ‘press for champagne’ – trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
Housed within the Petersham Nurseries garden centre, the café has rustic charm galore, complete with a stately greenhouse vibe, meadow on its doorstep, and mostly Italian cooking.
London’s smallest fine dining restaurant seats just 14 people and serves divine desserts like lemon cream and raspberry sorbet, adorned with a tiny decorative elderflower.