Paris is the city of love. But London is not behind because it is a city bursting with after-dark activities, magical sights and fabulous eateries. Here you can see a selection of restaurants that are guaranteed to make your dinner date a night to remember. The service and food at each of these places are fit for royalty and will add the required flavor to your romantic evening. Paris may be known as the city of romance but London is the capital of love.
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There’s no danger of your toast turning up cold at this sophisticated all-day designer diner – here you get a toaster on your table at breakfast so you can serve yourself from 7am. This Soho eatery is headed up by James Walker, former head chef at Le Pont de la Tour and boasts a David Collins design.
Bleeding Heart Restaurant
Journalists mix with lawyers, sitting across from merchant bankers, as the great and the good of the business world come together in pursuit of a yummy lunch. Almost hidden in a cobbled courtyard, this is also an excellent place for a spot of romantic dining – no one does it quite like the French after all. There is an award-winning wine list and the chef cooks up market-inspired specials each day to add a pinch of variety to the imaginative a la carte menu. Bleeding Heart has two private dining rooms adjoining the main restaurant.
Jason Atherton, the man behind the Michelin starred Pollen Street Social and the Social Eating House, is responsible for the restaurant within the London Edition, a stylish Marriot hotel in Fitzrovia designed by legendary hotelier Ian Shrager. Atherton’s Berners Tavern, named after the hotel which was built on this Soho site in 1908, serves modern British food using the best of British ingredients which changes with the seasons.
Helene Darroze at The Connaught
Following Angela Hartnett’s departure from the restaurant at The Connaught hotel in Mayfair in 2007 the restaurant reopened with Helene Darroze as the two Michelin-starred Executive Chef from July 14th 2008. Great ingredients, often sourced from small producers, are the secret to a relentlessly inventive menu packed with star dishes. The lunch/pre-theatre menu is particularly good value, but the tasting menu is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Like the hotel’s stylish Coburg Bar, the design is by Parisian designer India Mahdavi.
Galvin at Windows
There are two genuinely terrifying things about the Hilton’s 28th-floor restaurant Galvin at Windows: the first is the sheer distance from the ground; the second is the scale of the bill. Chris Galvin is most famous for a wonderful bistro in Baker Street, where he serves a similar menu of traditional French cuisine for around half the price. Of course, the view is absolutely as spectacular as you would expect, making this a wonderful place to take a date, impress a client or simply check out the greatest city in the world.
If you are a Romantic person, you have to go one of this Restaurants. And when you go, tell me which was your experience.