With a view

Wandering the streets of London can be the most romantic thing you’ll ever do, but sometimes taking it all in from a bird’s eye view really gives you perspective. Of the city. And of your never-ending love for each other of course.

London SkyBar, Westminster

London SkyBar is opening its doors to the public in a venue that reserves a peek of its London views to only a chosen few. Choose one each from a selection of two starters and main courses, and finish off with a Dessert D’amour: red velvet cake pops dipped in a duo of chocolates served with raspberries. There will be live music too.

Where? London SkyBar, Millbank Tower 21-24, London SW1P 4QP

When?14th & 15th Feb

How much? £80pp Romantic Dinner in the Sky, £30pp Champagne in the Sky

Website: https://atmospherevenues.com/whats-on-london-skybar/

Boundary, Shoreditch

Be enchanted by Boundary London’s winter terrace, complete with a heated glass orangery and fire to snuggle up next to. The rooftop candlelit dinner includes a Valentine’s cocktail and canapés, followed by a four-course menu and a warm cider. Important fact: they offer blankets too. The perfect setup for intimacy.

Where? 2-4 Boundary St, Hackney, London E2 7DD

When? 14th Feb

How much? £75pp

Website: https://boundary.london/

Duck & Waffle, Liverpool Street

Duck & Waffle, with its spectacular views over the city, is a romantic meal spot all year round, 24 hours a day. The uniquely designed main dining room and bar area with glasses hanging from the ceiling, and an original duck and waffle menu complete the experience. But expect even more from the venue on the big day with a specially curated menu by Executive Chef Elliott Grover, including champagne on arrival. The excitement is real.

Where? 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

When? 14th Feb

How much? £90pp

Website: https://duckandwaffle.com/

With an atmosphere

Sometimes a special atmosphere can make all the difference. It can turn a good meal into one that you’ll still talk about in ten years. You become immersed in the environment, all distractions become obsolete. You look into your significant other’s eyes, you really see them, and suddenly it’s just the two of you.

Petersham Nurseries, Richmond

Petersham Nurseries is one of those extra-special places. It has that shabby chic playfulness where you could imagine a scene of Pride & Prejudice taking place. A lover’s quarrel that ends with Keira Knightley throwing her head back while laughing and teasingly hiding behind pillars and glass doors until throwing herself into Matthew Macfadyen’s arms. Well, that’s the kind of place where you can enjoy a candle-lit Love & Heart 10-course tasting menu this Valentine’s Day.

Where? Church Ln, Off Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 7AB

When? 13th & 14th Feb

How much? £70pp

Website: https://petershamnurseries.com/dine/the-cafe

Minnow, Clapham

A neighbourhood restaurant full of heart-warming ambiance, you can’t go wrong with a date here on any given day. You’ll find classy period paneling on the walls, a tiny courtyard, a buzzy counter downstairs. And jazz music playing. On Valentine’s Day, Minnow is offering a special menu that includes desserts like rhubarb clafoutis and treacle tart with whipped cream.

Where? 21 The Pavement, London SW4 0HY

When? 14th Feb

How much? £50pp

Website: https://minnowclapham.co.uk/

100 Wardour Street, Soho

If you like things to get more personal (and public), book a table on Valentine’s Day at 100 Wardour Street in Soho. You can pick a song to dedicate to your loved one and be serenaded at your table by their live roaming band. Enjoy this with a Cupid’s arrow cocktail and a three-course menu, and you have your memorable night sorted.

Where? 100 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0TN

When? 14th Feb

How much? £60pp

Website: https://www.100wardourst.com/

Clos Maggiore, Covent Garden

We can’t help but start by saying this has been voted the most romantic restaurant in London. Make sure to get a seat in the glass-roofed courtyard, hung with flowering branches. The roof opens during summer, on a colder February night expect an open fire. It is an oasis of calm with an extensive wine list referred to as the wine bible.

Where? 33 King St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JD

When? Any day

How much? £80pp (on average)

Website: https://www.closmaggiore.com/

BaoziInn, Soho and London Bridge

This Valentine’s Day only, indulge in a range of pink dumplings at one of two BaoziInn branches that offer the special romantic meal. It includes chicken, prawn, and soup dumplings, and a Ferrero Rocher chocolate with a shot of Red Velvet Baileys to finish. For the more intimate and cosy interior, visit the Soho branch. You might find us there as we’re not sure we can resist.

Where? 24 Romilly Street, London W1D 5AH and 34-36 Southwark St, London SE1 1TU

When? 14th Feb

Website: https://baoziinn.com/

Sometimes it can be hard finding that place that feels just right for you and your date. But pick one of these that feels most fitting to you and you’ll have the necessary ingredients to make it a night all your own.