5 Most Romantic Restaurants in South London

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South London is renowned for some of the best romantic restaurants in London. Away from the hustle and bustle of the West End, there’s no better place to get dressed up with a loved one for dinner than at one of the most romantic date night restaurants.

Whether you are looking for a fine dining restaurant, a fun and fancy restaurant, a boutique restaurant or simply a London restaurant where the food is divine and the ambience superb, there's no denying you are spoilt for choice in leafy South London.

Can't decide? Check out our South of the river, top 5 most romantic restaurants in London.

1. Minnow, Restaurant in Clapham Common

You won't find a more romantic setting in South London than Minnow; looking out over Clapham Common, this local fine dining London restaurant is adorned with twinkling fairy lights and beautiful floral arrangements. The kitchen at Minnow focuses on local produce and creates seasonal, delicious dishes, such as seared tuna with pak choi and ginger dressing and mouth watering deserts such as their coconut milk panna cotta with orange.

Minnow is not only a dine in restaurant, but also caters for outside dining and is one of the best restaurants with outdoor seating. Not only is this delightful, boutique neighbourhood restaurant one of the best restaurants for couples in London but it also welcomes your dog. So....If you are looking for the best date night/dog friendly restaurant in London then look no further than Minnow.


2. Heidi's, Bar in Balham

If you're taking the plunge and going on a first date, you may need a little Dutch courage to calm those nerves. Cue Heidi's bar in Balham, a cosy, softly-lit spot which is just as charming as it is boozy. Heidi's bar is lined with help-yourself wine fridges activated by swiping a topped up Heidi's card; break the ice by sampling an array of wines from around the globe, including a mix of both Old and New World Wines. And if you sample a glass too many, Heidi's offers a range delicious nibbles to soak it all up - we like the sound of the tempura pork belly bites and the smoky padron peppers with almonds.


3. Sticks 'n' Sushi, Restaurant in Wimbledon

If you are looking for a restaurant in Wimbledon with a great atmosphere and superb food for your date night, head to Sticks 'n' Sushi. This branch of the Scandi-Japanese fusion restaurant group is housed in an old carriage manufacturers; the twisted lamps, wheeled tables and dark leather seats which make up the decor give the impression you are on a horse drawn carriage ride- if that isn't romantic, we don't know what is! The range of small plates, in this exquisite Wimbledon restaurant mean you and your date will have to get stuck in and share; we recommend the fresh scallop sashimi with miso aioli, the duck heart stick with teryaki and the wagu beef yaki for serious indulgence.


4. Naughty Piglets, Restaurant in Brixton

The perfect example of a power couple in action, Naughty Piglets is a chilled bar and eatery in Brixton which showcases the best wines from small producers who really express the terrain of their vineyards through their wine, set up by husband and wife team Joe and Margaux Sharratt. Food-wise, highlights include grilled pear with Jerusalem artichoke, hazelnuts and blue cheese, gnocchi with lobster cream and a smooth creme caramel (the best way to end a romantic date night). Due to its small size, Naughty Piglets in Brixton is the perfect intimate date night restaurant in London, but make sure you book in advance as this is a South London favourite.


5. Hood, Restaurant in Streatham Hil

If you want to visit a south London restaurant which is all about love, Hood in Streatham Hill is the place for you, and we don't mean red ribbons and roses. Hood's love for its community has become its best feature and shines through in the stunning menu and friendly service. Focusing on local producers and suppliers, head chef Mike Brown creates amazing dishes like torched salmon with Dorset yoghurt, keta caviar, pickled cucumber and chive oil and Streatham fig panna cotta with pistachio, almond and honey biscotti. Hood is rich in indulgent food and seductive tipples, serving gins, beers and soft drinks all created locally in London. This neighbourhood spot is the perfect date night restaurant for a special occasion or even a solo Sunday brunch for some self loving and is by far one of the best places to eat in Streatham Hill.