A grand distressed pastel-hued dining room in a Grade II-listed former courthouse? Check. Dimly lit with candles everywhere? Check. Sexy European food to get you in the mood? Check, check, check. Score big brownie points with your significant other at one of London’s fittest restaurants.
There's nothing quite as romantic as a dinner date. London is full of romantic things to do, and flowers, gifts and grand gestures are all well and good, but sharing a meal is the best way to conjure up some love, especially if the food is superb and the setting super special. 'Eating with abandon couldn't be more of a turn-on: it shows that you're comfortable with yourself,' said the late chef Anthony Bourdain, and we're inclined to agree. The places in our list of London’s most romantic restaurants all provide excellent opportunity to shove food in your face but call it flirting.
From chic French spots to elevated Japanese joints, we’ve got somewhere for every amorous encounter, whether a big date, anniversary dinner or ‘Yay! We got a babysitter’ celebration. Really want to push the (love) boat out? Then visit one of London's Michelin-starred restaurants with your beau. To paraphrase Shakespeare: if food be the food of love, munch on.
But which are the best restaurants in all of London? These!
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