Although London is abundant with fabulous restaurants there are certain places you should try to go if you are planning a romantic evening with your loved one or even a proposal. I have selected the top 5 romantic restaurants in London for you to explore.
Top 5 Romantic Restaurants in London
You cannot go wrong with Belowzero. Located at 31-33 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BN, just off Regent Street, this place offers International wines, European dishes which change with the seasons and has a menu which will suit most budgets. You can start your evening with a refreshing pre dinner drink in the Wolf Bar which is situated on the ground floor. This light and airy terrace is just the place to get you in the mood for what is to follow!
The Reindeer Lounge and Moose Dining room is on the lower ground floor and boasts solid beech tables and chairs which gives the place a very warm feel. This London restaurant has the advantage of cosy, dimly lit corner booths which make an ideal romantic environment. The menu is extensive and offers a good choice of vegetarian food such as goats cheese fondant.
Visit the website at www.belowzerolondon.com and find the full menu.
A very romantic restaurant is Quince. This eating place can be found near on Stratton Street, Mayfair, W1J 8LT and specialises in rustic Eastern Mediterranean menus which have exquisite dishes to tantalise tour taste buds. You ought to give the lamb shoulder with rosemary salt a try, or if you prefer fish you cannot go wrong with the unusual 5 spice halibut with flowers. The chef uses a lot of shoots, seeds and flowers in his cooking. You cannot get more romantic than having flowers on your plate!
The atmosphere is very unique and will make you feel relaxed and at home. The furnishings are made from luxurious leather and the walls feature antique mirrors. There is also a roaring open log fire. The perfect recipe for a proposal! This restaurant even offers a cocktail and cupcake option so you could place the engagement ring on the cupcake if you dare!
Visit the website of the Quince restaurant, London at www.quincelondon.com
3. Oxo Tower restaurant
One of the most famous Landmarks in London has a romantic restaurant. At the Oxo Tower restaurant on the South Bank, London, SE1 9PH, you will get spectacular views of London while you are eating your meal. Again there is an open terraced bar where you can get a cocktail while taking in views such as The London Eye. The Oxo Tower is an iconic landmark in London set on the South Bank so this would be an extremely memorable setting to give or receive a marriage proposal.
The food on offer is pan-Asian and the menu features delights such as lobster tempura and wasabi salad. Once your other half has said ‘yes’, why not mark the occasion by having the peach and champagne trifle! Or you could feed one another with wild strawberries. The dining area is quite modern as it has glass tables and turquoise coloured chairs with chrome legs. If you booked a table near the window though, you could have the dramatic views to enjoy.
You can visit the Oxo Tower, London at this website www.harveynichols.com/oxo-tower-london.
4. The Cinnamon Club
If you are on a limited budget (maybe you have spent too much on the engagement ring!) then one of the top most romantic restaurants in London is The Cinnamon Club. This place is reasonably priced and extremely cosy. It has a very English feel as the building is grade 11 listed and used to be the old Westminster library. You will find the Cinnamon Club at 30 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU. It offers sophisticated Indian cuisine but is very affordable. The restaurant offers a six course banquet but if that is too filling you could sample the roasted plaice, the Bengali spiced crab or the spice crusted zucchini in saffron sauce.
While you are waiting to be seated you can delight in the complimentary bar platters and peruse the well chosen wine list. After your romantic evening you can finish off with a spiced martini! It’s the old fashioned high ceilings and the book clad walls that make this place extra special. You can really appreciate that you are in a really old building, full of history and memories. After your meal you are only minutes away from the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament so ideal if you are a tourist.
Visit this website of the great London restaurant at www.cinnamonclub.com
My final choice of top 5 most romantic restaurants in London is Arbutus. You’ll find it at 63-64 Frith St, London, W1D 3JW. I have selected this place because they do a special pre theatre menu so you could really give your lover a night to remember with a romantic meal and then on to see a show in London’s West end. It is inexpensive so the whole evening would not cost too much.
The food on offer includes a wide range of meat and fish dishes such as roast beef with traditional Yorkshire puddings and seared salmon in a creamy tomato and basil sauce. The dining area is very modern which makes it almost seem sexy! The soft lighting and cosy corners give it a homely and romantic feel. The wine is served in carafes instead of bottles which is a nice change. Vintage champagne is available to order or you may decide to try the Scottish whiskey and cheese.
You can visit their website at www.arbutusrestaurant.co.uk
All of the top 5 romantic restaurants in London are worth a try. None of them are too expensive and they are all near a tube station so if you cannot afford a taxi this is ideal. Hopefully you will have a night to remember at one of these places, taking in the atmosphere and enjoying the fine dining experience.