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The best romantic restaurants in London

The best romantic restaurants in London

20 Queen Street, London W1J 5PR
Type of cuisine: Italian
Nearest tube: Green Park

If you are looking for an amazing romantic meal in Mayfair, Gordon Ramsay’s Murano is definitely a perfect choice. The Chef Patron in this romantic, Michelin-starred Italian restaurant is Angela Hartnett who is a famous English Chef. The restaurant opened its doors in 2008 and gained a Michelin star a few months later. Murano serves beautiful and unconventional Italian cuisine which invites you to a real fine dining experience. It is a first-class restaurant, the French staff offers excellent service, they are polite, caring, helpful and extremely professional. The food is awesome just what you would expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant. The interior design of the restaurant makes it ideal for an unforgettable romantic, intimate evening. It has hand painted frescos on the walls and astonishing modern lighting. Angela’s menu is divine with dishes like caramelised sweetbreads, Charred mackerel with tartare, Confit duck leg agnolotti, Monkfish, Fennel purée, charred leeks, king prawn with smoked butter, Cumbrian lamb, Pea puree, goats cheese dauphine. The vegetarian menu is incredible; it clearly shows how carefully these dishes have been chosen to please every taste. The wine list has a very fine selection and they offer various types by the glass which gives you the opportunity to try different ones. Murano is the best place to be for an indelible as well as a magnificent romantic meal.

Pied A Terre
34 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NH
Type of cuisine: French
Nearest tube: Goodge St

Pied a Terre truly offers you an unforgettable romantic experience so why don’t you impress your loved one by booking a table?

This independently owned West End French restaurant was established in 1991 and now has two Michelin stars; it is surely a favourite choice for those who wish to have a romantic fine dining experience. Pied a Terre is located in Charlotte Street in the centre of Fitzrovia. David Moore’s restaurant had some find chefs for example Richard Neat and Shane Osborn. When you enter, you will see their efforts to make this restaurant as wonderful as it is today.

Even the entrance, the glass frontage is welcoming, you see immediately that you have come to the right place for an intimate, sensual experience. It undoubtedly sets the scene for the most incredible French cuisine in London. Their astounding dishes vary from Roasted Breasts and Crispy Leg of Quail, Quail Kiev, Douglas Fir Purée and Hazelnut Vinaigrette,

Langoustine and Prawn Dumplings with Steamed Choi Sum, Braised Leek, Shallot and Liquorice Purée, Rosemary Jus, Seared Foie Gras and Pain d’Epices Crumbs, Beef Jus. There is a separate menu for vegetarians which offers a great selection of amazing dishes like Sweet Onion and Morel Tart with Buttered Spinach, Shallot and Liquorice Purée, Braised Pencil Leeks.

The dessert is just too good to miss; there is a great choice of sweets like Caramel Parfait with Vanilla Ice Cream, Toasted Oats, Whiskey Crème Anglaise and Caramel Popcorn. The wine selection is striking with over 800 different types of wine. Pied a Terre is a top destination for a sensual, romantic evening.

The Belvedere
Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park, London W8 6LU
Type of cuisine: Modern European
Nearest tube: High Street Kensington

If you wish to go back in time and enjoy a romantic meal with someone special, visit The The Belvedere. It is located inside Holland Park therefore it is surrounded by beautiful lawns, picturesque flower gardens and a breath-taking fountain, peacocks within listening distance of the Holland Park Opera during the summer period. It is rather difficult to imagine a more charming location for a restaurant than The Belvedere. The venue dates back to the 17th Century, it used to be the Summer Ballroom with its double-height space, mirrored screens, a huge baroque mirror and ornate lamps. The kitchen prepares incredible tasty dishes like Tian of Crab, Prawns & Avocado, Seared Scallops, Spaghetti of Vegetables, Aged Balsamic 10.95 Mixed Leaves, Sauce Marie Rose, Smoked Salmon & Beetroot Timbale, Young Cress, Melba Toast, Baked Halibut, Viennoise Crust, Sauce Lie-de-vin, Spinach, Parsley Velouté and Breast of Pheasant "Saltimbocca", Koffman's Cabbage, Fondant Potato, Chestnut Jus.

16 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AJ
Type of cuisine: Modern European
Nearest tube: Green Park

Quaglino's is a classic fine-dining destination; it is one of the most fashionable restaurants in London. It is located in Westminster, it was opened in 1929 by Giovanni Quaglino. The romantic, impressive design makes a perfect scene for a memorable evening for any couples. The executive Head Chef is Stefano Leone and the restaurant’s menu is more than striking. The Head Sommelier, Jonathan Dupont has selected fine wine to complement the amazing dishes they serve. The menu consists of delicious dishes of the highest quality and vary from Lobster cocktail, Rock oysters, Rabbit and bacon, Foie grass terrine, Baked seabass and Slow roasted shoulder of saltmarsh lamb. I must admit their vegetarian selection is not so impressive although you can find a few nice choices.

Restaurent Sauterelle
The Royal Exchange, Bank, London EC3V 3LR
Type of cuisine: Contemporary French
Nearest tube: Bank

If you are looking for a discreet, sophisticated, romantic dining experience, Sauterelle is one of the best destinations. It is located in the heart of the City of London, right on the south mezzanine of London’s Royal Exchange making it a very special. The restaurant is overlooks Bank and the courtyard below so the breath-taking view makes it a jewel for alluring romantic dining. The Head Chef is Arnaud Delannay who focuses on introducing delicious classic French cuisine. Their choices are truly fascinating; try their Lobster ravioli and their amazing Aylesbury duck. They have a great vegetarian menu pleasing all tastes.

If you have room for dessert, do not miss their unbelievable Brownies. They also have a tasting menu in case you fancy having a little bit of everything. The wine list immense and you can try many of their wines by the glass.

Seven Park Place
St. James’s Hotel & Club, 7-8 Park Place, London SW1A 1LP
Type of cuisine: French
Nearest tube: Green Park

Seven Park Place is a truly desirable, stylish and reputable top London restaurant which is situated in the St James’s Club and Hotel in Piccadilly and is ideal for a romantic, sensual evening out. It replaced the club’s former restaurant called Andaman and become one of the capital’s hottest restaurants. Their interior design consists of rich colours and natural fabrics in bright colours, glossy black walls creating the perfect atmosphere for an intimate romantic dining experience. Executive Chef William Drabble’s restaurant was established in 2009 and gained a Michelin star amd four AA Rosettes within a year after that. William Drabble’s menu is immensely exclusive and even though it represents fine French cuisine, they use the freshest best British ingredients. The menu includes Feuillette of quail, young vegetables, crispy bacon and Madeira jus, Veal sweetbread wrapped in Parma ham, roasted lemon and garlic mousseline sauce, Warm salad of rabbit, peas, broad beans, girolles and grain mustard and Assiette of Lune Valley lamb with onions and thyme just to mention a few. The dessert menu offers wonderful sweet choices like Poached peach with Muscat and lemon verbena jelly, yoghurt mousse.

Seven Park Place is a wonderful choice for a romantic dining experience as it has only 26 covers and 9 tables.

Tea at the Ritz
150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR
Type of cuisine: Afternoon tea
Nearest tube: Green Park

If you wish to impress your loved one with an unbeatable luxurious afternoon experience of a lifetime, you must try The Tea at Ritz. The Ritz Hotel is located in the centre of Piccadilly and it represents luxury and elegance. Tea at The Ritz is an institution in itself and it is served in the spectacular Palm Court. When you enter the room, you feel as if you have stepped back in time. The decoration, the fabulous design, the pretty chinaware, the gleaming silver tea services all make sure you will never forget this afternoon experience. There is a strict dress code to reflect the ambience of the Palm Court. Gentlemen are asked to wear a jacket and a tie. Trainers and sportswear are not permitted. There is a resident pianist who plays while you taste amazing cut finger sandwiches with traditional fillings, tea cakes and warm baked scones. The menu offers a great selection of 16 loose leaf teas.

Tea at The Ritz is worldwide known, it is definitely worth trying.

The Greenhouse
27A Hay's Mews, London W1J 5NY
Type of cuisine: French/Mediterranean
Nearest tube: Green Park

The Greenhouse is one of Mayfair’s top restaurants; it has two Michelin starts and four AA Rosettes. It is considered to be a peaceful oasis inside the hectic area of the city centre. The dining room is decorated with beige and grey tones of colours, has beautiful leather seating and a stunning glass wall. The garden is impressive in the summer time with its lush greenery and al fresco dining on the decking. The top Chef is Antonin Bonnet who focuses on French Mediterranean cuisine offering irresistible dishes as Royal Beluski caviar, Orkney scallop, Pyrenean milk fed Lamb and Pigeon. The dessert menu is inviting to everyone, their Manjari Chocolate feels like being in heaven. As for the wines, the sommeliers offer a great selection and they are more than happy to help you find right type.

If you are looking for a high end classic restaurant, The Greenhouse is the place to be to impress your partner.

1 Lanesborough Place, London, SW1X 7TA
Type of cuisine: Italian
Nearest tube: Hyde Park Corner

Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant is located on the ground floor inside the iconic Lanesborough Hotel at Hyde Park Corner representing incredible Italian cuisine. It opened its doors in 2009 and got a Michelin star shortly after that. The dining room is Venetian style; it has a glass roof and plush upholstery making it one of the most gorgeous romantic dining spaces in London.

When you try it, you understand why it is a Michelin-starred restaurant; it is operated under the guidance of the Executive Chef Heros De agostinis and Heinz Beck. Heinz aims at offering his amazing dishes the way we wish to dine in the 21st century; the menu includes dishes like sea bass cannolo, roast pigeon, etc.

If you are looking for a beautiful, elegant dining experience, try the Apsley’s.

The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AQ
Type of cuisine: French
Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate

The Ledbury is located in the fashionable area of Notting Hill Gate in West London. It is an outstanding restaurant as it is among the best 10 restaurants in the world. Brett Graham, the Australian chef patron opened the restaurant with restaurateur Nigel Platts-Martin in 2005. The whole team aims at getting the best ingredients in the UK with special attention to game, vegetables, herbs and roots. The menu focuses on modern French cuisine and you can find dishes like New Season Beetroots, Smoked eel and Dried Olives, Hampshire Buffalo Milk Curd with Aged Comte, Truffle Toast and a Broth of Grilled Onions and Herdwick Lamb, Salt Baked Turnips, Ewe's Milk and Garlic Shoots. The dessert menu has a lot to offer, it is worth trying the Brown Sugar Tart with Stem Ginger Ice Cream. They also offer a tasting menu although it is not too lengthy.

The dining room is light, not over decorated; the staff is friendly, polite and extremely helpful.

It is a delightful destination for a romantic, sensual evening.

Level 33 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
Type of cuisine: northern Chinese
Nearest tube: London Bridge

Hutong is located in London Bridge, on level 33 of The Shard, the tallest building of the European Union. It serves remarkable North Chinese dishes. There is another restaurant with the same name in Hong Kong which is a high end restaurant with an amazing view. Hutong in London is one of the most amazing restaurants with breath-taking views over London skyline. The menu is the same, Sichuan and northern Chinese, the decoration, the hard chairs as well as some of the staff are the same.

There is a great variety of courses on the menu, you can try different types of dishes for example Sichuan peppered cuttlefish as a starter, the famous Roasted Pecking Duck or Braised sliced beef as a main. The seafood, fish and vegetarian selection are remarkable. There are tasty rice and noodle dishes, dumplings and let’s not forget about their amazing dim sum platters, either.

If you are planning to spend a memorable romantic evening, Hutong is definitely a jewel for stylish intimate sensual dining experience.



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