39 Best Romantic Restaurants In London 2022

There’s so much to love about romantic restaurants. I mean, picture the scene: you’ve been dating for just under a month and you’re ready to step it up, make a gesture that says ‘I’m into this’ – or maybe you’re getting ready to pop that all-important question and have an engagement ring tucked in your pocket?

Even if nuptials aren’t on the horizon, you and your date deserve a bit of luxury now and again. And if the conversation runs dry? You can always make small talk about the exquisite food, extravagant decor, and impeccable service.

However, when you’re planning to book a table for two for a hot date in the capital, there are so many good places to choose from, it can be a little daunting. Luckily, we’re here to offer you a helping hand.

From plush pink upholstery and fresh greenery hanging from the ceilings to candle-lit, rustic settings with ‘distressed’ wooden tables, there’s a venue to suit whatever your relationship and tastes may be.

Whether it’s tiny portions of petite nouveau cuisine or healthy helpings of vegan junk food on your mind, if you’re after the best cocktail menus in town or a sommelier-led stroll through a region’s best pairings, we’ve got you completely covered.

For more inspiration, check out our guide to the best vegan restaurants in London, the best rooftop bars in the capital and, if you’re ready to get right back on it to nurse your date night hangover, the best bottomless brunches the city has to offer.

Here’s an awe-inducing edit of the most romantic restaurants in London, for the perfect rendezvous. From traditionally chic to hip East London spots, these are our date night go-to’s: