25 Date Night London Restaurants That Guarantee You’ll Get A Second

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In need of some date destination inspiration? We’ve rounded up the best date night London restaurants perfect for when you’re looking to impress on a first day, somewhere to help you secure that all-important third date or restaurants to visit with your partner of years. 

From blow-the-budget anniversary must-visits to quirky first dates, these are our favourites…

The Best London Date Restaurants To Book 


Tokii, Prince Akatoki

Focusing on sushi, sashimi, seafood and robata grilled dishes, TOKii is up there as one of London’s hidden gems. The menu has strong Japanese influences, but the menu overall is inspired by international ingredients, nodding to both Eastern and Western cuisine.

Hidden within the five-star hotel, The Prince Akatoki London, the restaurant boasts an extensive a la carte menu – think pork belly teriyaki skewers, katsu curry crab mayonnaise, miso soup and fillet of stone bass. 

TOKii also offers multiple workshops, from calligraphy to kintsugi, making it the perfect activity-packed spot for a date night.

50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, W1H 7FD 


Clos Maggiore

Often named as London’s most romantic restaurant, it’s hard not to include this magical spot in a round of date night London restaurants.

It’s no doubt seen countless proposals taking place inside its doors. And it’s easy to see why – the interiors are sublime and the modern European menu has been awarded multiple AA-rosette awards. Try to reserve the table in front of the majestic fireplace to secure serious brownie points with your date.


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33 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD


NoMad London Restaurant

NoMad London

Located on Bow Street, The NoMad Restaurant is a three-story atrium, replicant of an Edwardian greenhouse. Designed by New York-based firm Roman and Williams, the space is flooded with natural light, but come night transforms into an intimate setting that’s both moody and sensual.

The menu celebrates local and seasonal ingredients, showcasing British and European bounty. A wood-burning grill is the focal point of the whole dining room.

28 Bow Street, WC2E 7AW


Searcys at the Gherkin

Dine with unparalleled views overlooking the city and you’re guaranteed to win over your date. Searcys at the Gherkin is truly a sensational experience, from the striking views you won’t find anywhere else to the endless Champagne options and fine dining. 

Championing the best of British cuisine, there’s something for everyone, from afternoon tea through to set menus. 

The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8BF



Combining flavours and techniques of Italian and Japanese cuisine, Angelina has become a firm date night favourite for those based in East London.

Sourcing the finest ingredients to create unique flavours, you can look forward to a four- or ten-course dining option. And with the 10-course kaiseki menu priced at just £64 per person, it’s hard to say no. Think peach, burrata and anchovy; corn kakiage; and koji potato raviolo and girolles. 


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56 Dalston Lane, E8 3AH


Sea Containers

Riverside views don’t come much more special than those at Sea Containers Restaurant. Designed by Tom Dixon, the restaurant offers an all-day dining experience centred around sharing. 

Look forward to dishes such as seabass ceviche tacos with red onion salsa; steamed mussels in a rich red curry sauce; Scottish native whole lobster with garlic butter, spinach and fries; and egg pasta with spinach, asparagus and parmesan. 

20 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PD



Brought to life by chef Chet Sharma, Bibi is a contemporary Indian restaurant in Mayfair. Its counter-side dining is the optimal spot for a casual date night for two, filled with chaat dishes and grills, all designed with sharing in mind.


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42 North Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K 6ZP 



For rainforest vibes, it’s got to be Amazonico. The Berkeley Square haunt has become the go-to place to head for a next-level date night. Interiors are inspired by the Amazon rainforest, complete with hanging palms, exotic animals and gold touches. From sushis and makis to bite-sized dishes perfect for sharing, there’s plenty of choice for couples. 

10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 6BR



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From Skye Gyngell, one of Britain’s most respected chefs and culinary whizz, Spring is a beautiful dining space located inside Somerset House. The restaurant celebrates wholesome, produce-driven food. The team is celebrated for its conviviality and use of seasonal produce that’s packed with flavour.

The restaurant celebrates wholesome, produce driven food.



Bob Bob Ricard

From the ‘press for Champagne’ button to their infamous chicken Kyiv, Bob Bob Ricard is the ultimate place to head for a fancy dinner date. With locations in both Soho and City, the restaurant serves up a mix of British and French classics, and with interiors this grand, it’s a prime spot for dates. Their menu is packed out with some corkers too, from Jersey rock oysters and caviar to start to mains of lobster mac and cheese; salmon en croute with Champagne sauce; and a sharing beef wellington for two.

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Soho & City 



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14 Hills

Armed with brilliant brunch, innovative cocktails and interiors that look like they’ve been plucked from Pinterest, 14 Hills is every budding influencer’s dream.

Seal the deal this date night and book in for a cosy night of cocktails, dinner and views. 

Opt for their weekend brunch menu, complete with all the usual clssics and a few twists. Highlights include the doughnut with pork bacon sriracha and honey with crispy shallots; Turkish eggs with apricot harissa, dill and citrus yoghurt; and the ‘cruffin’, a sugared croissant muffin with chocolate crème pâtissiere, mixed berries and Anglaise.

14th Floor, 120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 5BA



You can’t go wrong with an Italian restaurant date night, and where better to head than Bocconcino. Now boasting locations in both Mayfair and Soho, you can happily spend the night here sipping cocktails and nibbling your way through plates of fresh homemade pasta, wood-fired pizzas and cicchetti delights. 

This is Italian dining at its finest. 

Circolo Popolare

Circolo Popolare

Finally take your partner to the restaurant of their dreams and book in for a night of Italian delights at Circolo Popolare. The interiors alone are enough of a reason to visit – think over 20,000 bottles of spirits adorning the walls and foliage draped from the ceiling. As well as the best lemon meringue pie in London.

40 – 41 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HX 



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The hottest new trattoria from the Big Mamma Group, Carlotta opened up earlier this year and has been the hottest ticket. Perfect for date nights, the space celebrates Italian-American tradition, paying homage to the Italians who move across the pond to create a new wealth of Italian culture. 

The space is cosy and intimate, complete with the team’s own family wedding photographs adorning the walls, red leather banquette seating and dark wooden tables. 

The menu brings Italo Americano classics to the table, from spaghetti and meatballs to fettuccine alfredo al tartufo.

77-78 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5JX


Hithe + Seek

Date nights and wine go hand-in-hand, so where better to spend the evening than at Hithe + Seek, our favourite wine bar-turned-restaurant. With views overlooking the River Thames, it’s the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Every dish on the menu can be paired with a specific wine, from broad bean ravioli with cacio e pepe sauce to Adobo chicken ballotine with capsicum purée. 


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60 Upper Thames Street, EC4V 3AD


Dalloway Terrace

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Changing with the seasons, Dalloway Terrace is always the first indicator that we’ve moved into a new season. This is a guaranteed winner for any floral lover as each season the space is transformed with new florals inspired by what’s in season. The menu and cocktails are also transformed, so we can’t wait to see where this autumn takes it…

16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3NN


Straits Kitchen

Led by head chef Jun Yung Ng, Straits Kitchen is the Pan Pacific London’s restaurant serving up Singaporean flavours. From lobster laksa to Asam chargrilled red snapper, guests can journey through Southeast Asia’s rich food culture, all while getting to know their prospective partner over the table. 

For something more special, book in for the special chef’s set menu, featuring dishes such as aromatic duck rolls; Hainanese chicken rice; curry laksa with tofu puffs; and mango panna cotta with fortune cookies.

80 Houndsditch, EC3A 7AB 


Corinthia London

At Corinthia London you’ll find Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, the first London restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge. Home to dark tones, leather booths and intimate corners, the restaurant serves up the best of British classics, perfect for those looking to impress the meat lovers. 

As you can expect all of the dishes are exquisite, but their set lunch menu offers a more affordable option for those looking for a relaxed lunch date idea.

Kerridge's, Corinthia London

Whitehall Place, SW1A 2BD


34 Mayfair

You’ll usually find 34 Mayfair dressed to impress with florals lining the exteriors, but inside the art-deco-inspired interiors make way for a perfect date destination.

From cocktails by candlelight to weekend brunch dates, there’s something for every type of occasion. 


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34 Grosvenor Square, W1K 2HD


Sessions Arts Club

Sessions Art Club

Sessions Arts Club has been hot on everyone’s lips since it opened. A favourite amongst the art set, the restaurant sits inside a grand Grade II* listed building with a dining room that’s surrounded by three terraces with fireplaces, a rooftop bar and a garden. 

The menu is ever-changing with dishes designed for sharing – expect everything from sea bream with fig leaf and sorrel to quail, corn and crème fraîche. 

Reserve your spot now to impress your date in an instant. 

Old Sessions House, 24 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0NA



Home cooked Italian food done well. That’s how we’d describe Trullo, the sister pasta site from the same team behind the ever-popular Padella. Authenticity plays a big role at the restaurant, with the fresh hand-made pasta rolled minutes before service and fresh fish and meats cooked over burning coals. Who doesn’t want pasta on a date night?

300 – 302 St Paul’s Road, N1 2LH


Sloane Place

Who said alfresco dining was just for summer? The Sloane Club is home to a lovely roof terrace, complete with heaters, blankets and a retractable roof to keep you warm, cosy and dry. Their menu is fresh and seasonal, with sharing options, grill items and delicious fluffy bao to dive into over conversations.

60 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, SW1W 8BP


Berber & Q

Drawing influences from flavours and ingredients found in North Africa and the Mediterranean, Berber & Q is an instant hit with everyone who enters. Its laid-back vibe is perfect for a casual dinner date but the dishes always steal the show.

Arch 338 Acton Mews, Haggerston, E8 4EA



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The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge

With the theatrics of an open kitchen, no moment of your date night is going to be boring. The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge specialises in classic British cuisine, crafted by executive chef Carlo Martino. 

Bond over the cobble lane cured charcuterie or the farmhouse British cheeses, before ordering from the grill menu or British classic like fish and chips.

30 Portman Square, Marylebone, W1H 7BH 



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To really impress on your first date, you’ll want to book into Bancone to get your hands on their Insta-famous silk handkerchiefs with walnut butter and confit egg yolk. One bite of this and they’ll be thanking you for introducing them to it. 

Boasting two famed flagship restaurants in Covent Garden and Golden Square, the team opened up a third outpost earlier this year in Borough Yards. It’s the type of spot destined for date nights, with cosy low-lit lighting and relaxed, parred back interiors.

Covent Garden, Golden Square & Borough Yards


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