London is filled with hidden gems so whether you’re looking for a cosy wine bar or a more atmospheric restaurant, if you’re in need of some inspo for Valentine’s Day/Night or maybe a future date-night… we’ve got you covered!
Notoriously the number one most romantic spot in London, Clos Maggiore is a haven in the heart of Covent Garden. The menu, created by Head Chef Marcellin Marc, combines the freshest ingredients whilst using locally sourced seasonal goods, with dishes such as ‘Roasted Black Iberian Pork Loin’ sounding utterly delectable. The interior, in which the ceiling is engulfed with flowers, foliage and fairy lights that proliferate through the restaurant and conservatory, is as exquisite as the menu. This is one of our top romantic spots with a fairy-tale setting to adore with a loved one.
Located within the London Edition, Fitzrovia, Berners Tavern is one of the most beautiful restaurants in London. With the walls covered with paintings and the restaurant consisting of cosy dining booths, the atmosphere couldn’t be more idyllic. The contemporary British menu is perfectly put together by Michelin-Starred Chef Jason Atherton, with The Grass Fed Scottish Steaks taking centre stage on the menu. Enjoy their vast array of delicious cocktails whilst you sit back and enjoy the elegance of their fine dining room.
Situated in a beautiful wine taproom, in a Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse, Tap and Bottle is the idyllic hideaway to share a glass of wine, or two, before heading to dinner. Unlike any other wine bar, they offer an eco-friendly approach to drinking, by serving all wine by tap, making it cost-effective and the wine fresher for longer. The rustic interior which is low-lit with wooden beams, brick walls and vintage furnishings give off a sense of intimacy and the perfect place to snuggle up on a cold February night.
Perfectly placed on the corner of quaint Pimlico Square, this cosy neighbourhood spot which is part of the Cubitt House group oozes pure romance. An opulent structure which spans across three floors, with the ground floor bar being the heart of the pub, where you can enjoy a menu consisting of wood fire pizzas and an array of typically British dishes. Upstairs, you’ll find their bustling bar serving the finest ales and cocktails along with a roaring open fire, the ideal place to perch next to with a hot toddy (and companion of course).
Located on the 38th and 39th floors at 110 Bishopsgate, the views are as you might expect… stunning! With its magnificent bamboo ceiling and table views spanning across Spitalfields and out to Essex, this is the perfect opportunity to sip from a creamy lychee cooler whilst watching the sun set. The menu is full of unique blends of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian cuisine and consist of an array of delicious small plates, all perfect for sharing with your loved one.
If you’re wanting stunning views, look no further. Le Pont De La Tour, has nabbed the best spot in town. Occupying the ground floor of a warehouse building next to the Thames and with a breath-taking view of Tower Bridge, this is the location to be for an intimate dinner. Typically serving traditional yet innovative French cuisine, you can choose to cosy up under a heater on the terrace, or if you’re looking for something more sophisticated, there’s always there very elegant main dining room.
Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Petersham is an oasis in the heart of Covent Garden. The elegant a la carte restaurant, offers the finest seasonal produce and quality ingredients with rich Italian flavours. With a deli, cellar and gift shop selling plants and other garden/homeware, the tranquil surroundings are an escapism for those looking for a more chilled atmosphere.
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