5 Of the Most Romantic Restaurants – Valentines Special
Romance is in the air and for those among us that are not exactly a dab hand with poetry then chocolates, flowers and breakfast in bed could be the next best option but fear not, this selection of romantic restaurants could be the difference between a everlasting love story and a one-way ticket back into the dating game.
Galvin at Windows – http://www.galvinatwindows.com/ – Park Lane
1930’s art deco surrounding within the Hilton Park Lane house Galvin at Windows with a seasonally inspired menus based around modern French haute cuisine. With dishes that will amaze (Fillet of Scotch beef, foie gras, mushrooms, truffle – wow) and wonderful desserts (Rhubarb & white chocolate Bakewell, rhubarb & ginger beer sorbet, bee pollen) Windows has something for everyone. The views across London alone offer much needed romance for even the most hardened cynics.
Bob Bob Ricard – http://www.bobbobricard.com/ – Soho
This iconic Russian/English restaurant offer a touch of glamour with its booths equipped with a dangerous “press for champagne” button in each. Classic dishes such as Chicken Kiev and Beef Wellington are served in luxurious surroundings. If you haven’t already booked a table for Valentine’s Day I am quite sure that you won’t be able to as tables are booked 3 months in advance. Spectacular.
Clos Maggiore – http://www.closmaggiore.com/ – Covent Garden
The setting could not be any more beautiful with this contemporary French restaurant, in fact it is often voted as the world’s most romantic restaurant which is an amazing accolade indeed. Food-wise you will find old favourites (Lobster and Langoustine Bisque) and new pleasures (Alaskan Red King Crab, Prawn & Scallop Tortellini) alike. I almost kept this one to myself so that we could be the only couple in the restaurant (a romantic notion you might say.)
Hakkasan – http://hakkasan.com/ – Mayfair
Hakkasan offers a certain amount of razzmatazz, if that is the right word, but be sure to take nothing away from what is a rich, decadent, ornate, well-polished mainstay of the Mayfair restaurant scene. The food is, and has always been, excellent. The pork belly in lychee sauce and the spicy venison stir fry are personal favourites but there are consistently good dishes across the menu. Treat the special person in your life and if you really love them maybe visit one of the many sister restaurants in Dubai, Las Vegas or Shanghai.
Le Pont De La Tour – http://www.lepontdelatour.co.uk/ – Shad Thames
Stunning views of the Thames give this wonderful French restaurant plenty of bonus points but the real talking point is the wine menu. Perfectly matched wines make your meal doubly enjoyable and this is a place that really prides itself on coupling excellent traditional yet innovative French fare with wines from around the world that really compliment the dishes in the best possible way. Who wouldn’t want to stare into the eyes of a loved one with the backdrop that the Tower Bridge offers?
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