Steeped in history, crammed with culture, and stuffed with scenic spots, London is an undeniably romantic city, exuding charm.
If you’d like to shun the crowds and take your date somewhere special where the two of you can cosy up in privacy to get to know one another over dinner, then here are our favourite restaurant retreats:


What better place to absorb the sights and sounds of London than from the utterly stunning Paramount restaurant?
Perched on the top of London’s iconic Centre Point Tower, Paramount offers a breath-taking backdrop of the city, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye and Big Ben.
The restaurant itself is sleek and oozes sophistication, with a delectable European menu. You and your date can also enjoy 360 degree views from the Champagne bar.
For an added hint of romance, try dating at sunset and be prepared to be at a loss for words as the sun sets the skyline aglow.

Four O Nine

Four O Nine is one of London’s best kept secrets – which is sure to impress your lucky date.
You’ll enter the restaurant via the private entrance after ringing the discreet doorbell. Cloaked in seductive candlelight, this hidden gem of a restaurant is snug and intriguing with an edgy urban feel thrown in to reflect its Clapham surroundings.
The menu is packed with punchy and flavoursome European dishes, including the delicious sweet pomegranate glazed duck breast and crusted hake with rich pesto.


Bring your date to Madison for a truly unforgettable, romantic dating experience, overlooking some of London’s oldest landmarks.
With unrivalled views over St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and the Tate Modern, Madison restaurant boasts spectacular views of the London city skyline to be shared and enjoyed as you tuck into their delicious cuisine.

Butler’s Wharf Chop House

On the banks of London’s river Thames, Butler’s Wharf Chop House is serving seasonal British produce in very British surroundings indeed.
The restaurant décor is a tribute to an English boathouse, with wooden patio doors which open for the option of al fresco dining.
The bar and terraces have been transformed into a quaint English country garden, complete with a lawn, cherry blossom and flowers, making it a beautiful and charming place for a date.
Almost a cross between The Notebook and Pride and Prejudice, Butler’s Wharf Chop House is a most wonderful place for any daters looking for an effortlessly delightful dining space.

For more date ideas, head back to our London dating page.