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The best restaurants in London for a date

Looking to sweep that special someone off their feet on a date? Here are the restaurants to impress

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By Time Out London Food & Drink |

Finding the perfect restaurant for a date is a tricky business. Do you wow them with an ultra-romantic venue? Maybe you’re after a cosy neighbourhood joint instead? Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best restaurants in London for a date.

Whether you’re looking to woo them with Michelin-starred cuisine or just share some of the best pizza or superlative sushi while gazing into each other’s eyes, you'll find the perfect spot in our list. 

The best restaurants in London for a date

Restaurants, Spanish


icon-location-pin Covent Garden

How does a sleek counter restaurant setting and outstanding tapas sound for a date spot? Pretty perfect, right?

Restaurants, Thai

Begging Bowl

icon-location-pin Peckham

Innovative Thai street food dishes in a cool, inviting space make this cosy little spot a popular choice. 

Restaurants, Grills

Berber & Q

icon-location-pin Haggerston

Premium barbecue goodness and prime party vibes from a hip east London joint.

Restaurants, British

Bistro Union

icon-location-pin Clapham

A classic British bistro executed perfectly in a bright, modern room, this is the place to come for creative-yet-reassuring comfort food. 

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Restaurants, British

Bonnie Gull

icon-location-pin Fitzrovia

Take your date to the beach – ish – at what feels like an upmarket, kooky seaside shack, full of fine fish and sensibly priced seafood.

Restaurants, Spanish


icon-location-pin Battersea

Searching for trad tapas in south London? Hit Brixton’s Boqueria for ace classics in a contemporary space – it’s justifiably popular.

Restaurants, Mexican

Breddos Taqueria

icon-location-pin Soho

A colourful, funky Soho spot that’s nailed modern Mexican and is perfect for a vibey date.

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