Love is in the air this February so why not get in the mood for a little romance and eat and drink your way around this edible city. The abundance of culinary choice across London are deliciously endless.
Roses are red, violets are blue, enjoy a romantic evening and bring your lover, friend or Valentine with you…
Do you like champagne? And do you like it on tap? If so, we have the answer to your champagne flute dreams. Every table at Bob Bob Ricard has a ‘Press for Champagne’ button. The restaurant is located in the heart of Soho and the interior is oh so glamorous. The menu is a beautiful mix of British and Russian cuisine.
Their blue dining room is a sight to behold and takes inspiration from the Orient Express. Their red dining room has a more oriental feel but is equally as flamboyant. A romantic spot that will soothe your soul.
This is London’s oldest wine bar that will make you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. The interior remains almost untouched and the business is still a family-run affair. All the rickety tables inside are candlelit. There is so much fascinating history to this building. Rudyard Kipling was a tenant above the wine bar in the 1890s and wrote many of his famous works there.
Their extensive wine and cheese list are what a night of romance is made of and this Valentine’s day they’ll be serving Pasteis de Nata to pair with Port of Prosecco for that extra luxurious touch. This is without a doubt a hidden gem that must be explored time and time again.
You’ll find Megan’s at several locations across London but one that has that extra bit of charm is Megan’s at Battersea Power Station which has recently been voted one of the most romantic restaurants in London. The interior is dreamy with twinkling fairy lights and draping blossoms in every nook and cranny. In fact, there’s even a real tree to admire along with spectacular views of the meandering River Thames.
The menu here is influenced by the Mediterranean and sunny places. What’s even more special about this place is that it’s dog-friendly, so if you’re an animal lover, why not treat your pup to a romantic night too.
Where: Battersea Power Station
Let the food do the talking here. The restaurant is owned by Chef and Restaurateur Adam Byatt. Trinity is a Michelin Star restaurant based in the heart of Clapham Old Town. Their aim here is to provide guests with a memorable gastronomic experience. The menu is an ever-changing seasonal menu that will not disappoint. The interior here is classy, simple yet stylish. This is one you’ll want to save for a special occasion. True British food with a flair.
Where: Clapham Old Town
We love an evening spent dining in our neighbourhood. Margaux is a French restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of South Kensington. The French really know how to create that little bit of romance and the menu here is no different. You’ll find an eclectic mix of classic French food with international twists.
Where: South Kensington
River Cafe exudes romance with its idyllic location nestled along the River Thames. If you’re looking to impress the special people in your life, why not blow their taste buds with Italian inspired flavours to die for.
Jamie Oliver honed his craft here, so the bar is set high. The restaurant has been at the top of its game since 1987 so you know you’re in for an impressive and memorable dining experience. The interior here is simple but as the saying goes, less is more.
The location of this restaurant is the dream. It’s located in London’s iconic Borough Market so you can take in the views and bustling atmosphere of the market below as you enjoy your meal. You can also see St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance.
The food here is just as wonderful with classic British food, much of which is sourced from the market below. If you’re looking to experience a real piece of London and a lot of romance, you’ll find it all here.
Why not celebrate this Valentine’s Day and enjoy their delicious menu which includes dishes such as BBQ scallops with orange, leeks and Packham sake; house favourite beef Wellington to share and hot chocolate fondant along with other culinary delights. We are hungry just thinking about this one!
Where: Borough Market
Best Pubs in South Kensington
If you’re looking for something a little low key this Valentine’s Day, why not take a stroll around the neighbourhood and find a cosy and quintessentially British pub where you can swirl a lovely glass of wine in front of an open fire. We have so many brilliant pubs here in South Kensington and their food is equally as fabulous.
Where: South Kensington
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Written by Jenny Conlon