Perhaps you are looking for a serious relationship or maybe something lighter and fun. You may have gone onto many dating sites and dating apps looking for love and finally met someone special that you clicked with. Now is the time that the two of you are going steady and you want to make a good impression.

The following is a list of the most romantic restaurants in London to take your date:


Maybe you are wanting a more intimate atmosphere for the two of you. Then Marianne is your perfect choice of venue for a candlelit dinner and staring deeply into each other’s eyes over a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay. This restaurant is positioned in Notting Hill and seats just 14. It gets its name from head chef Marianne Lumb. The food is made with passion and love and is seasonal. The food is haute cuisine and includes such offerings as gorgeous lamb, chicken and fish. The dessert offers such delights as ‘Pave of Valrhona chocolate with salted caramel ice cream and hazelnuts’ – sounds like an absolute winner to me!

Address: Marianne, 104 Chepstow Road, Notting Hill, London W2

Telephone: +44 20 3675 7750


Clos Maggiore

This restaurant exudes romance. In fact, it has been voted the world’s most romantic restaurant. There is a canopy of white blossoms trees in the courtyard of this charming place. There is even an open fire crackling away in a gorgeous stone fireplace. The menu is French, of course, and it offers haute cuisine.  On the A La Carte menu, you will find such delights as Roasted Pumpkin & Pine Nut Soup with warm truffle butter bread for starters, Slow Roasted Shoulder of milk fed Pyrenees lamb for mains and baked natural Greek yogurt cheese cake for dessert amongst many other options. There are also set lunch menus. It makes for a very elegant experience.

Address: Clos Maggiore, 33 King Street, Covent Garden, London W2

Telephone: +44 20 7379 9696


The Palomar

Sometimes the atmosphere of a restaurant can really lift you up and there’s no denying that The Palomar on Rupert Street, London, is such a place. This is a gorgeous, succulent restaurant for Mediterranean feasts. The great thing about this food is that it is created for sharing. You will find food there such as Chef’s Falafel, Cured Trout, Shakshukit (which includes beef, lamb, pistachios and pine nuts), Kohlrabi and Choclava Chocolate Crémeux. The food is buzzing, the chefs and people are buzzing. This place is guaranteed to not only score you big points with your date but help avoid moments of awkward silences.

Address: The Palomar, 34 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DN

Telephone: +44 20 7439 8777


Aqua Shard

For serious style don’t settle for anything less than Aqua Shard. Its interior design offers floor-to-ceiling windows which offer 360-degree panoramas of the gorgeous London skyline. What’s more romantic than watching the sun set over the skyline of London. It’s a classy place that demand classy attire. Tell your date to dress up for the night and she’ll be delighted! Their dinner menu includes New Forest mushroom soup, Roasted Scottish cod, Winter black truffle risotto and dessert such as Lemon curd. Of course, this is accompanied by a selection of only the finest wines.

Address: Aqua Shard, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, London, SE1

Telephone: +44 20 3011 1256


J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

It has long been established in many amounts of literature that oysters are an aphrodisiac. You can order much fishy fare at this inviting restaurant. There are such delights as juicy scallops as well as classic fish pie. All can be paired with beautifully smooth and crisp champagne (which goes especially well with the oysters). Its décor includes black-and-white prints of screen and stage stars and well, this place just has a lot of its own character. It offers desserts such as nougat, cookies, macaroon & Turkish delight.

Address: J Sheekey Atlantic Bar, 28-32 St Martin’s Court, Leicester Square, London WC2

Telephone: +44 20 7240 2565



How can you say no to a historical part of British cuisine? Rules has been around since 1798 and is known for its romantic atmosphere. It’s richly decorated in warm colors, cascading in shades of red, yellow and gold and beautiful paintings adorning the walls. On the menu, for starters, there are options of natural aphrodisiac Native Oysters, Pickled Herring, Roast Quail and more. Pies include delicious Steak and Kidney as well as Shepherd’s Pie. Main courses include classic dishes like Spiced Grilled Leg of Lamb, Fillet of Cod and Rump Steak. Of course, there’s a choice of vegetables and salads and the menu finishes off with traditional spotted dick, sticky toffee pudding, and mouthwatering Golden Syrup Steamed Sponge to name but a few. There’s a cheese platter and you can always was everything down with a cup of Earl Grey Tea accompanied by chocolate truffles. There is also an extensive wine list including champagne such as Dom Perignon.

Address: 35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7LB

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7836 5314


So, there you go. Next time you want to make a really good impression or just really want a great place to take you and your date you have the list that will see you good for a long time. Get romantic and bon appétit!

Leah Goldberg
Content writer and manager Leah Goldberg has been writing articles and stories, and blogging for years. Her monthly column in a Condé Nast Publications Magazine is very popular amongst her readers. Leah enjoys researching the latest software products and platforms and blogging about the latest technology. When Leah is not writing you will find her on the beach sipping on a Mojito!
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