If you ask me, London is not a bad place of you’re looking for love, and to help with the romance, here are some of my favourite date night restaurants if I was looking to impress.
Clos Maggiore, Covent Garden, Modern European
Clos Maggiore is something out of a fairytale. Think hazy colours of flowers hanging above the sophisitcated interiors below. The picture says it all really. There’s not many places that are as pretty as Clos Maggiore. Oh, and the food, it’s a modern European fare, but let’s be honest, it’s the setting you’re after and CLos Maggiore has nailed it.
Brasserie Zedel, Piccadilly Circus, French
You can forgiven for thinking that you’ve warped back to a time when French Belle Epoque interior design was all the rage.
The granduer of this French restaurant sets the the backdrop to this lively restaurant with classy live music and traditional French cuisine setting the scene for some oh la la. There’s a classy cocktail right next door to keep the night going. All in all, a classy venue for a proper date night.
Cafe Monico, Shaftesbury Avenue, French
Just up the road from Brassier Zedel, Cafe Monico is traditional Parisian cafe is a spread over 2-floors on Shaftesbury Avenue and yet another French inspired venue that’s perfect for date night. Fine French cuisine per candlelight in the centre of London? Say no more.
Hutong, The Shard, Chinese
A Chinese doesn’t sound like a romantic date out, but Hutong is a massive exception. A resplendent award-winning restaurant high above London in the Shard, Hutong’s dainty dim sum and northern Chinese fare will be your wingman when it comes impressing your date. You can’t help but be impressed too by the interior design silk curtains and lanterns, and of course, those views.
Aqua Shard, The Shard, Modern European
Who isn’t a sucker for good views? Just like Hutong, Aqua Shard takes the romantic dining experience another level high in The Shard. Modern European fare and impeccable service as well as the intimate vibes. One of my best ever dining experience.
Le Pont de la Tour, Tower Bridge, French
This modern but elegant French restaurant with an outside terrace giving you sweet views of Tower Bridge and the River Thames. It’s going to be a history too, set in a 19th-century former tea warehouse.
Have I missed any? Let me know where you’d go if you were looking to impress👇