Discover: The Most Romantic Restaurants In London 2023

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Romance isn't dead... especially if you throw one of these restaurants into the dating mix...

The idea of romance my seem like it's switched to swiping right on an app, but the truth is, London's packed with beautiful eateries that will make you feel like cupid's arrow has struck you all over again. Whether you're looking to splash out somewhere big and brash and really put on a show- or somewhere quiet, intimate and mood lit for you and your significant other... or simply yourself (we're in 2023 now and taking yourself out on a date is encouraged, let alone acceptable). No matter what you're feeling, be sure to make it memorable and head on over to one of London's top 5 most romantic restaurants. Read on to discover more! 

Berner's Tavern

10 Berners St, London W1T 3NP

With a reputation of not just being one of the most romantic restaurants in London, but also one of the best overall, Berner's Tavern really hits the nail on the head as a date night choice. This beautifully swagged-out restaurant can win over even the most stone-like of individuals with its gilded ceilings, grand chandelier and champagne trolley; not forgetting, of course, the fabulous food too. Part of the London Edition Hotel Group, this elegant dining room is overseen by Michelin-star chef Jason Atheron. 

The menu is mainly British Classics given a modern twists, stacked with the highest quality of meats, seafood, vegan and vegetarian options, and sharing platters for you and your guest to enjoy together. Decadant, rich and beautifully presented food alongside lavish interiors will have any date off to a flying start. The rest is up to you! 

To check out the menu, click here.

Bob Bob Ricard

Soho: 1 Upper James Street, Soho, London, W1F 9DF

City: Level 3, 122 Leadenhall Street, City of London, EC3V 4AB

The birthplace of the heavily Instagrammed 'press for champagne button', Bob Bob Ricard is a flamboyantly decorated restaurant with sensual blue art deco surroundings designed by David Collins. With a menu to match, combining classic British and French cuisine with some Russian influence thrown in (cue sub-zero vodka to calm to pre-date jitters). The opulent twists resonate throughout the restaurant providing a luxurious experience that will wow anyone. An aphrodisiac is never a bad idea for a date, so we recommend tucking into their deliciously fresh oysters whilst sipping on a satiating glass of champagne. For the mains, why not share a truffle and champagne humble pie whilst you not-so-humbly woo your date in the luxury surroundings. If you want to enjoy yourself it's best to come with a full wallet. But trust us, it's worth it! 

To make a reservation, click here.

Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore via Facebook

33 King St, London WC2E 8JD

Clos Maggiore is a consistent contender on the list of top romantic restaurants in London, and there's plenty reason why. Just one look at the interior and you're sold. The ceiling is draped in a canopy of blossoming flowers that will envelope you and your guest in the romantic sight and aroma of springtime, no matter the weather. In the evenings, the place becomes mood-lit with many a candle whilst the fireplace offers a warm, cosy and homely atmosphere helping you relax into your romantic evening. If you don't manage to get a table in the courtyard, there are plenty of romantic spots tucked away inside too!

The menu is French inspired with a contemporary take on modern European cuisine using seasonal products to create balanced menus. Try the steelhead cured sea trout for a rich burst of buttery goodness and pair it perfectly with a glass of champagne. 


Big Mamma Group via Facebook

54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR

When the grey London weather is getting you down and you want to bring some sunshine into your romantic life, there's no better idea than to transport yourself to a Trattoria. Luckily, you don't have to get a plane ticket for this one as it's conveniently located in the heart of Shoreditch. Best yet, it's run by a crazy bunch of 85 young and passionate Bel Pease and Naples natives. 

Gloria is the brainchild of Frenchman Tigrane Seydoux and Victor Lugger. A loud, vibrant, charming place. It's guaranteed to inject a little character into your evening. Bringing the coast of Capri to the capital, the menu provides an explosive mix of Italian classics with products that are imported directly from Italy. Whether you tuck into the Cacio e Pepe or some delicious gelato you'll be well fed, and satisfied and leave feeling like you've got a little bitta Italy with you. Round of date night at the bar with one of their killer cocktails, or maybe you prefer a subdued glass of vino in their relaxing wine room. The choice is yours,  that's amore!

To explore the menu, click here.

Sessions Arts Club

Old Sessions House, 24 Clerkenwell Grn, London EC1R 0NA

Self proclaimed urban sanctuary, Sessions Arts Club sits in the old judges dining room at Sessions House which is a beautiful Grade II listed building. The dining room is surrounded by three terraces equipped with fireplaces, a rooftop bar and garden. The thing that makes SAC special is that it's not just a restaurant, but also an art and performance space that shifts via its curated collective programme, making it not just romantic but also and interesting place to go, especially if it's a first date and conversations are a tough one for you! 

Enchanting even the most cynical of diners, this place boasts stripped-down walls, arched windows, flowy staircases and dusky colours that will have you feeling like you're in an old romantic novel. There was a wealth of talent involved in bringing this place together and the menu was meticulously thought out by Chef Florence Knight. Feast away on sharing plates of pan carasau, Jerusalem artichokes and shrimp croquettes whilst you are surrounded by flickering candlelight. Romance incarnate we think. 

We will point out the menu changes weekly so always keep an eye out on their website before heading over with a dish in mind. Reservations can be made here.