May 2019: We’ve added a heap of amorous eateries, including Hide Above (the beautiful fine dining restaurant from Ollie Dabbous), intimate Covent Garden spot Cora Pearl, the obscenely elegant Dinings SW3 (set in a Grade II-listed Chelsea building), and the atmospheric all-day bakery Jolene (from the folks behind Primeur and Westerns Laundry) along with pub dining room The Coach, and the bigger, better, Borough Market branch of Native, which looks like something straight from the pages of a magazine.
Shakespeare was onto something when he declared music the food of love. But, sometimes, food is the food of love – as seen in our list of London’s best romantic restaurants. Looking for a classy joint for Valentine’s Day? A sensuous spot to impress a first date? Or just a year-round location to keep the fires of love from going completely cold? From chic French spots to elevated Japanese joints, we’ve got something for every amorous encounter (including some of London’s best restaurants, full stop).