The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants For A Perfect Date

This Valentine’s Day, make the most of your time together with a candlelit meal for two at one of your local romantic restaurants.


The Dysart, Petersham

Housed in a traditional arts and craft building dating back to 1904, this elegant restaurant offers an unforgettably romantic experience. The setting is simple but beautiful with signature beams, a restored oak bar and bouquets of cultivated wild flowers to bring the interior to life. The menu boasts a modern European fare which includes roast lamb, charred bream and Cornish turbot. Food is artistically presented on the plates and boards and make for a real treat to the eye.


Cinnamon Kitchen, Battersea

Modern and sleek, Cinnamon Kitchen is one to visit if you and your partner fancy a stylish romantic dinner. You can treat your loved one to a taste sensation with a menu of decadent Indian plates packed full of flavour, alongside a glass of Francoise Monay Rosé Champagne. Dishes include pan seared Scottish scallops with pickled radish and a mango coconut chutney; crab and kokum crust with Keralan seafood bisque and lemon rice; and a gulab jamun cheesecake with passionfruit sauce.


Rick Stein, Barnes

With gorgeous and elegant views overlooking the tranquil river, there’s nowhere more romantic in Barnes than Rick Stein Restaurant. They will be providing some Valentine’s Day specials, beginning with hot shellfish followed by a Chateaubriand and an indulgent dessert of creamy tiramisu.



Minnow, Clapham

Tucked away in the heart of Clapham is the atmospheric restaurant, Minnow. With silk roses winding their way up the pergola, low-level lighting and pale-tone panelling, it captures a real romantic mood. On the menu you’ll find contemporary European cuisine, with dishes such as aubergine parmigiana and grilled squid. The dessert menu is also full of tempting classics such as sticky toffee pudding and apple and blackberry crumble. There’s also a wide selection of wines, house and classic cocktails to choose from.


The French Table, Surbiton

For a taste of the continent, Surbiton’s The French Table is ideal for all Francophiles searching for a touch of amore. With its low lighting, minimalist design and neutral tones, it’s a cosy place to eat and drink with your partner. You’ll find some classic French dishes such as pâté de campagne and fresh British produce such as Devonshire duck and Cornish cod. They’re also experts on wine pairing, so you’ll get the best recommendations to go with your food.


Trinity, Clapham

Located in the heart of Clapham Old Town is Michelin Star restaurant Trinity. For 11 years the team have been serving contemporary delights that are pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. They will be serving up a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring some decadent tastes, from roast Orkney scallops with Vadouvan spices to a gorgeous Cornish wild turbot with leek and potato terrine and oscietra caviar. The interior is as opulent as the menu with rich purples, light greys and elegant table settings. The atmospheric lighting also gives a cosy ambience, perfect for a romantic date. You’ll also discover a great selection of wines from the chef’s cellar.



Tampopo, Wimbledon

This East Asian restaurant conjures an intimate and distinctly romantic vibe with the warm light emanating from low-hung traditional Asian lamps and plush, cosy sofas perfect for cuddling up. The menu itself allows for a shared experience, with a varied selection of sharing plates you can taste along with your partner – from succulent Malaysian chicken skewers and pork gyoza to yummy plant-based bites like sautéed tenderstem broccoli with garlic and roasted corn fritters.


Sukho, Fulham

For a Valentine’s Day with a bit more spice, the Sukho on Fulham Road is sure to impress. This elegant Thai restaurant has a relaxing ambience and traditional decor. The menu is crammed with culinary masterpieces that change seasonally. Some highlights include steamed dumplings, Thai tacos and tiger prawns on skewers. There’s also a colourful range of cocktails for you and your loved one to choose from.


Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

Just on the edge of the leafy Wandsworth Common is the Michelin Star, Chez Bruce. The interior design is low-key but elegant and has subtle lighting which provides a cosy ambience for you and your date. The menu is inspired by classic French food and offers diners dishes typically French fare such as fois gras and cote de boeuf. You’ll also be spoilt for choice with the wine menu.


The Ivy Café, Wimbledon

For date night, head to Wimbledon Village and the Ivy Café with its floral interiors. Their special Valentine’s Day menu begins with a complimentary glass of Della Vite Prosecco Rose on arrival, followed by a sharing duo of prawns, a choice of mains from fillet of beef, lobster linguini and coconut sweet potato curry and a dessert for two: vanilla and strawberry parfait with raspberry sorbet.