Above is the more expensive first-floor restaurant of super-chef Ollie Dabbous’s Michelin-starred restaurant-and-bar complex Hide. Tasting menus are the thing here (although there is an à la carte too), with five courses for £110 per head or eight courses for £140. The light-filled dining room offers romantic views of Green Park.
Flowers, gifts and grand gestures are all well and good, but sometimes sharing a meal is the best way to conjure romance, especially if the food is superb and the setting special. The places in our list of London’s most romantic restaurants all provide excellent cooking in a space that will woo you before you’ve even sat down.
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. To paraphrase Shakespeare: if food be the food of love, munch on.
But which are the best restaurants in all of London? These!