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7 romantic restaurants for a December dinner date

7 romantic restaurants for a December dinner date

Let it snow! (or rain…) and head to one of these amazing restaurants for a romantic dinner date.

THE DYSART, PETERSHAM 

This beautiful restaurant, housed in a classic arts and crafts building dating back to 1904, provides an unforgettable romantic experience in a simple yet stunning setting.  The 9-course menu and 9-course vegetarian menu features delicacies such as homemade sourdough focaccia, Manjari chocolate with eucalyptus pear and warm autumn garden salad.  

LE RAJ, EPSOM 

For almost 30 years now, locals and celebrities alike have flocked to Epsom’s favourite Indian restaurant, Le Raj, for a romantic dining experience. It features an instagrammable atmosphere, sophisticated interiors, floral display and the most stunning Indian menu in this part of England.  

KINGHAMS, SHERE 

Shere, popularised by the Hollywood romantic comedy The Holiday, is home to The Kinghams, a contemporary British restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere perfect for eye-gazing and hand-holding. Their seasonal menu, festuring positions such as Guineafowl with ballotine, heritage carrot and fig compote is to die for – and don’t get us started on the wine selection…  

MINNOW, CLAPHAM 

Pastel pannelling, roses and polka-dots flooring – what more can a couple want? Delish food perhaps – fortunately Minnow has it all, from braised ox cheek for dinner to desserts such as house ice cream and banoffee pie. And cocktails! Sip on their mouthwatering The Natsume or opt for good old glass of Pinot Noir.  

THE FRENCH TABLE, SURBITON 

Surbiton’s The French Table is great for all Francophiles looking for a taste of the continent. It has been delighting dinners for almost two decades now, and its cosy location is perfect to feast with your sweetheart. They’re also wine pairing experts, so you’ll get the greatest suggestions to go with your meal. 

TRINITY, CLAPHAM 

The cosy ambience created by the atmospheric lighting is ideal for a romantic date in this Michelin-starred restaurant owned by our Food and Culture Awards ambassador, Adam Byatt. Tuck into a lobster bisque, rib of belted galloway or tartlet of Crassane Pear. Plus a superb selection of wines.  

THE TUDOR ROOM, EGHAM 

Relax in timeless opulence with a dinner à deux at Tony Parkin’s Michelin-starred restaurant at Great Fosters Hotel. Enjoy stunning interiors and their seasonal menus and feast on classic dishes with a modern twist.