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The Most Romantic Restaurants In London

The go-tos for date night.If every day is Valentine's Day, you'll no doubt need some inspiration for your next date night. Planning to book a table for two for a hot date in the capital? We can offer a helping hand.Here's an awe-inducing edit of the most romantic restaurants in London, for the perfect rendezvous. From traditionally chic to hip East London spots, these are our date night go-to...
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The go-tos for date night.

If every day is Valentine's Day, you'll no doubt need some inspiration for your next date night. Planning to book a table for two for a hot date in the capital? We can offer a helping hand.

Here's an awe-inducing edit of the most romantic restaurants in London, for the perfect rendezvous. From traditionally chic to hip East London spots, these are our date night go-to...

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33 King St, London WC2E 8JDHow much will it set you back? Around £75 per couple. What’s so great about it? A mainstay in “most romantic restaurants in London” lists, this is the most beautifully decorated and inspiring restaurant in town, blessed with incredible food and atmosphere. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Lots of candle light, blossom and a roaring fire in the background. Just look at that picture.
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33 King St, London WC2E 8JD

How much will it set you back? Around £75 per couple.
What’s so great about it? A mainstay in “most romantic restaurants in London” lists, this is the most beautifully decorated and inspiring restaurant in town, blessed with incredible food and atmosphere.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Lots of candle light, blossom and a roaring fire in the background. Just look at that picture.
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Clos Maggiore

33 King St, London WC2E 8JD

How much will it set you back? Around £75 per couple.
What’s so great about it? A mainstay in “most romantic restaurants in London” lists, this is the most beautifully decorated and inspiring restaurant in town, blessed with incredible food and atmosphere.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Lots of candle light, blossom and a roaring fire in the background. Just look at that picture.

 
2-4 Bedale Street, London SE1 9ALHow much will it set you back? From £25 to £40 per person.What’s so great about it? The elegant wood interior is just one of the perks of dining at Rabot. The restaurant that overlooks the Borough Market, is fully dedicated to incorporate Saint Lucia's cocoa into their recipes. Rabot is owned by Hotel Chocolat, which has an amazing resort at the Caribbean island and it's bringing the best of the Saint Lucian cuisine to London. Expect lots of chocolate-infused plates.Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? The place naturally has a romantic ambience, but finishing the night with Rabot's chocolate tasting is a rather aphrodisiac experience.
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2-4 Bedale Street, London SE1 9AL

How much will it set you back? From £25 to £40 per person.
What’s so great about it? The elegant wood interior is just one of the perks of dining at Rabot. The restaurant that overlooks the Borough Market, is fully dedicated to incorporate Saint Lucia's cocoa into their recipes. Rabot is owned by Hotel Chocolat, which has an amazing resort at the Caribbean island and it's bringing the best of the Saint Lucian cuisine to London. Expect lots of chocolate-infused plates.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? The place naturally has a romantic ambience, but finishing the night with Rabot's chocolate tasting is a rather aphrodisiac experience.
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Rabot 1745

2-4 Bedale Street, London SE1 9AL

How much will it set you back? From £25 to £40 per person.
What’s so great about it? The elegant wood interior is just one of the perks of dining at Rabot. The restaurant that overlooks the Borough Market, is fully dedicated to incorporate Saint Lucia's cocoa into their recipes. Rabot is owned by Hotel Chocolat, which has an amazing resort at the Caribbean island and it's bringing the best of the Saint Lucian cuisine to London. Expect lots of chocolate-infused plates.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? The place naturally has a romantic ambience, but finishing the night with Rabot's chocolate tasting is a rather aphrodisiac experience.

 
1 Upper James St, Soho, London W1F 9DFHow much will it set you back? Around £70 per person. What’s so great about it? The whole experience is luxurious, from the iconic 'Press for Champagne' button beside every table, to the genius comfort food menu with an opulent twist. Think Lobster Mac & Cheese and 28 day-aged Beef Wellington. The incredible décor will make you feel like you've time traveled on to the Orient Express or into a Gatsby party. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Private booths, flattering lighting and champagne on tap. Oysters are also on the menu, just FYI.
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1 Upper James St, Soho, London W1F 9DF

How much will it set you back? Around £70 per person.
What’s so great about it? The whole experience is luxurious, from the iconic 'Press for Champagne' button beside every table, to the genius comfort food menu with an opulent twist. Think Lobster Mac & Cheese and 28 day-aged Beef Wellington. The incredible décor will make you feel like you've time traveled on to the Orient Express or into a Gatsby party.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Private booths, flattering lighting and champagne on tap. Oysters are also on the menu, just FYI.
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Bob Bob Ricard

1 Upper James St, Soho, London W1F 9DF

How much will it set you back? Around £70 per person.
What’s so great about it? The whole experience is luxurious, from the iconic 'Press for Champagne' button beside every table, to the genius comfort food menu with an opulent twist. Think Lobster Mac & Cheese and 28 day-aged Beef Wellington. The incredible décor will make you feel like you've time traveled on to the Orient Express or into a Gatsby party.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Private booths, flattering lighting and champagne on tap. Oysters are also on the menu, just FYI.

 
88 St John Street, London EC1M 4EHHow much will it set you back? £60 a head. What’s so great about it? This is The Cove Club's owners' new baby, so it had some big shoes to fill, and believe us, it doesn't disappoint. Luca combines the best of honest Italian cuisine with British seasonal ingredients here and there, embraced by a mid-century inspired décor that is overwhelmingly beautiful. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? It is chic and hip, and makes you feel special as you walk in, add a plus-one and some flowers and you've nailed date night goals.
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88 St John Street, London EC1M 4EH

How much will it set you back? £60 a head.
What’s so great about it? This is The Cove Club's owners' new baby, so it had some big shoes to fill, and believe us, it doesn't disappoint. Luca combines the best of honest Italian cuisine with British seasonal ingredients here and there, embraced by a mid-century inspired décor that is overwhelmingly beautiful.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? It is chic and hip, and makes you feel special as you walk in, add a plus-one and some flowers and you've nailed date night goals.
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Luca

88 St John Street, London EC1M 4EH

How much will it set you back? £60 a head.
What’s so great about it? This is The Cove Club's owners' new baby, so it had some big shoes to fill, and believe us, it doesn't disappoint. Luca combines the best of honest Italian cuisine with British seasonal ingredients here and there, embraced by a mid-century inspired décor that is overwhelmingly beautiful.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? It is chic and hip, and makes you feel special as you walk in, add a plus-one and some flowers and you've nailed date night goals.

 
434 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AAHow much will it set you back? £60 per couple.What’s so great about it? It is clear that nothing was an after-thought at Rotorino, every bit of this place is full of personality. Rustic vibes in the décor translate into the delicious Mediterranean plates. You can't leave without trying one of the wood-grilled meats. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? East London has mastered cool a long time ago, Rotorino is one of those places for hip couples that don't settle for mainstream.
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434 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA

How much will it set you back? £60 per couple.
What’s so great about it? It is clear that nothing was an after-thought at Rotorino, every bit of this place is full of personality. Rustic vibes in the décor translate into the delicious Mediterranean plates. You can't leave without trying one of the wood-grilled meats.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? East London has mastered cool a long time ago, Rotorino is one of those places for hip couples that don't settle for mainstream.
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Rotorino

434 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA

How much will it set you back? £60 per couple.
What’s so great about it? It is clear that nothing was an after-thought at Rotorino, every bit of this place is full of personality. Rustic vibes in the décor translate into the delicious Mediterranean plates. You can't leave without trying one of the wood-grilled meats.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? East London has mastered cool a long time ago, Rotorino is one of those places for hip couples that don't settle for mainstream.

 
300-302 St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LHHow much will it set you back? Roughly £35 per person.What’s so great about it? If you don't know the Islington food scene yet it's time you do, and Trullo is probably our favourite one out there. Combining the high Italian dining with homely flavours and a just-as-much of a homely environment, Trullo has discovered the recipe for comfort eating.Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Small tables and booths at the downstairs bar so you can get comfy and close.
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300-302 St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LH

How much will it set you back? Roughly £35 per person.
What’s so great about it? If you don't know the Islington food scene yet it's time you do, and Trullo is probably our favourite one out there. Combining the high Italian dining with homely flavours and a just-as-much of a homely environment, Trullo has discovered the recipe for comfort eating.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Small tables and booths at the downstairs bar so you can get comfy and close.
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Trullo

300-302 St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LH

How much will it set you back? Roughly £35 per person.
What’s so great about it? If you don't know the Islington food scene yet it's time you do, and Trullo is probably our favourite one out there. Combining the high Italian dining with homely flavours and a just-as-much of a homely environment, Trullo has discovered the recipe for comfort eating.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Small tables and booths at the downstairs bar so you can get comfy and close.

 
118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NWHow much will it set you back? £80 per person for tasting menu. What’s so great about it? Everything - and we mean it! From the mouth-watering Peruvian cuisine and delicious Pisco sours, to the relaxed ambiance and top notch service. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Not only does the Latin American vibe and dimmed lighting at COYA ooze romance, the menu is filled with sharing dishes perfect for two. And if sharing food isn't romantic, we don't know what is.
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118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NW

How much will it set you back? £80 per person for tasting menu.
What’s so great about it? Everything - and we mean it! From the mouth-watering Peruvian cuisine and delicious Pisco sours, to the relaxed ambiance and top notch service.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Not only does the Latin American vibe and dimmed lighting at COYA ooze romance, the menu is filled with sharing dishes perfect for two. And if sharing food isn't romantic, we don't know what is.
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COYA Mayfair

118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NW

How much will it set you back? £80 per person for tasting menu.
What’s so great about it? Everything - and we mean it! From the mouth-watering Peruvian cuisine and delicious Pisco sours, to the relaxed ambiance and top notch service.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Not only does the Latin American vibe and dimmed lighting at COYA ooze romance, the menu is filled with sharing dishes perfect for two. And if sharing food isn't romantic, we don't know what is.

 
109-113 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5LRHow much will it set you back? About £40 per person. What’s so great about it? So chic! The food is incredible and the service is top notch. Make sure you share the Valrhona dark chocolate fondant which comes with raspberry sorbet. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Dim lighting and impeccable service, you can also stay over. in the hotel. Wink wink.
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109-113 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5LR

How much will it set you back? About £40 per person.
What’s so great about it? So chic! The food is incredible and the service is top notch. Make sure you share the Valrhona dark chocolate fondant which comes with raspberry sorbet.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Dim lighting and impeccable service, you can also stay over. in the hotel. Wink wink.
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Town House Kensington

109-113 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5LR

How much will it set you back? About £40 per person.
What’s so great about it? So chic! The food is incredible and the service is top notch. Make sure you share the Valrhona dark chocolate fondant which comes with raspberry sorbet.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Dim lighting and impeccable service, you can also stay over. in the hotel. Wink wink.

 
34-35 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7LBHow much will it set you back? Roughly £100 per couple. What’s so great about it? Rules is London's timeless pearl. Authenticity, tradition and the finest British cuisine is what makes Rules so remarkable. The restaurant is a classic in the capital's gastronomic scene. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? It has been since 1798 one of the most romantic spots in the city.
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34-35 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7LB

How much will it set you back? Roughly £100 per couple.
What’s so great about it? Rules is London's timeless pearl. Authenticity, tradition and the finest British cuisine is what makes Rules so remarkable. The restaurant is a classic in the capital's gastronomic scene.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? It has been since 1798 one of the most romantic spots in the city.
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Rules

34-35 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7LB

How much will it set you back? Roughly £100 per couple.
What’s so great about it? Rules is London's timeless pearl. Authenticity, tradition and the finest British cuisine is what makes Rules so remarkable. The restaurant is a classic in the capital's gastronomic scene.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? It has been since 1798 one of the most romantic spots in the city.

 
39-45 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6LAHow much will it set you back? £50 per couple.What’s so great about it? Cafe Monico is 140 years old, talk about a London classic and a must go-to if you're in the capital. The restaurant specialises in a mix of French and Italian gastronomy (reads: the most renowned in the world), so you'll certainly be eating well. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? The vintage atmosphere with hints of Parisian décor are responsible for the romanticism at Cafe Monico.
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39-45 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6LA

How much will it set you back? £50 per couple.
What’s so great about it? Cafe Monico is 140 years old, talk about a London classic and a must go-to if you're in the capital. The restaurant specialises in a mix of French and Italian gastronomy (reads: the most renowned in the world), so you'll certainly be eating well.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? The vintage atmosphere with hints of Parisian décor are responsible for the romanticism at Cafe Monico.
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Cafe Monico

39-45 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6LA

How much will it set you back? £50 per couple.
What’s so great about it? Cafe Monico is 140 years old, talk about a London classic and a must go-to if you're in the capital. The restaurant specialises in a mix of French and Italian gastronomy (reads: the most renowned in the world), so you'll certainly be eating well.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? The vintage atmosphere with hints of Parisian décor are responsible for the romanticism at Cafe Monico.

 
The Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BEHow much will it set you back? £79 per person to experience their three-course 'Menu Prestige'. What’s so great about it? A London cult classic, at least once in your life you should eat at the Galvin, with courses that bring the best of French haute cuisine to our capital. This should be on your restaurant bucket-list for a fancy dinner.Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Dining while gazing over amazing London views? Yes, please.
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The Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE

How much will it set you back? £79 per person to experience their three-course 'Menu Prestige'.
What’s so great about it? A London cult classic, at least once in your life you should eat at the Galvin, with courses that bring the best of French haute cuisine to our capital. This should be on your restaurant bucket-list for a fancy dinner.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Dining while gazing over amazing London views? Yes, please.
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Galvin at Windows

The Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE

How much will it set you back? £79 per person to experience their three-course 'Menu Prestige'.
What’s so great about it? A London cult classic, at least once in your life you should eat at the Galvin, with courses that bring the best of French haute cuisine to our capital. This should be on your restaurant bucket-list for a fancy dinner.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Dining while gazing over amazing London views? Yes, please.

 
16 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QHHow much will it set you back? About £40 per person.What’s so great about it? Frenchie is one of our favourites Parisian spots in the city. The restaurant is one of many in chef Gregory Marchand's gastronomic repertoire, and is named after the nickname given to him by colleagues in the industry. The eatery's beautiful, nonchalant décor and ambience are just supporting roles for the amazing menu it serves. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? The French are pros at romance... need we say more?
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16 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH

How much will it set you back? About £40 per person.
What’s so great about it? Frenchie is one of our favourites Parisian spots in the city. The restaurant is one of many in chef Gregory Marchand's gastronomic repertoire, and is named after the nickname given to him by colleagues in the industry. The eatery's beautiful, nonchalant décor and ambience are just supporting roles for the amazing menu it serves.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? The French are pros at romance... need we say more?
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Frenchie

16 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH

How much will it set you back? About £40 per person.
What’s so great about it? Frenchie is one of our favourites Parisian spots in the city. The restaurant is one of many in chef Gregory Marchand's gastronomic repertoire, and is named after the nickname given to him by colleagues in the industry. The eatery's beautiful, nonchalant décor and ambience are just supporting roles for the amazing menu it serves.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? The French are pros at romance... need we say more?

 
The Grand Building, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5EJHow much will it set you back? Around £60 per person.What’s so great about it? It literally has the best vibe. The space is designed by Tom Dixon, so it’s expectedly sleek, with a gorgeous array of cherry blossom surrounding the entrance. And then there’s the food: the contemporary pan-Asian fusion menu ranges from inventive small plates (think sushi, bao and dim sum) to larger meat and fish dishes. Oh, and the desserts. Get your Insta story at the ready for the triple chocolate bomb – it’s a real showstopper.Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Central location + low lighting + incredible food + impeccable service = a winning combination, in our eyes.
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The Grand Building, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5EJ

How much will it set you back? Around £60 per person.
What’s so great about it? It literally has the best vibe. The space is designed by Tom Dixon, so it’s expectedly sleek, with a gorgeous array of cherry blossom surrounding the entrance. And then there’s the food: the contemporary pan-Asian fusion menu ranges from inventive small plates (think sushi, bao and dim sum) to larger meat and fish dishes. Oh, and the desserts. Get your Insta story at the ready for the triple chocolate bomb – it’s a real showstopper.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Central location + low lighting + incredible food + impeccable service = a winning combination, in our eyes.
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Bronte

The Grand Building, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5EJ

How much will it set you back? Around £60 per person.
What’s so great about it? It literally has the best vibe. The space is designed by Tom Dixon, so it’s expectedly sleek, with a gorgeous array of cherry blossom surrounding the entrance. And then there’s the food: the contemporary pan-Asian fusion menu ranges from inventive small plates (think sushi, bao and dim sum) to larger meat and fish dishes. Oh, and the desserts. Get your Insta story at the ready for the triple chocolate bomb – it’s a real showstopper.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Central location + low lighting + incredible food + impeccable service = a winning combination, in our eyes.

 
15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London, W1J 8DYHow much will it set you back? About £90 per person. What’s so great about it? You've probably already heard of Nobu, or at least the name rings a bell, right? With two locations in our capital (one more amazing than the other) Nobu is a Japanese and South American fusion restaurant by the celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. With A-list appeal, the atmosphere is understandably chic. As for the gastronomic trip you're about to embark on, expect each dish to make your jaw drop and make your taste buds dance - the sommelier will also surprise you with a hell of a pairing experience. Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Exotic sultry décor paired with dim lighting and not only A-list appeal, but A-list service - get ready to feel special (without your date even opening their mouth)
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15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London, W1J 8DY

How much will it set you back? About £90 per person.
What’s so great about it? You've probably already heard of Nobu, or at least the name rings a bell, right? With two locations in our capital (one more amazing than the other) Nobu is a Japanese and South American fusion restaurant by the celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. With A-list appeal, the atmosphere is understandably chic. As for the gastronomic trip you're about to embark on, expect each dish to make your jaw drop and make your taste buds dance - the sommelier will also surprise you with a hell of a pairing experience.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Exotic sultry décor paired with dim lighting and not only A-list appeal, but A-list service - get ready to feel special (without your date even opening their mouth)
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Nobu

15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London, W1J 8DY

How much will it set you back? About £90 per person.
What’s so great about it? You've probably already heard of Nobu, or at least the name rings a bell, right? With two locations in our capital (one more amazing than the other) Nobu is a Japanese and South American fusion restaurant by the celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. With A-list appeal, the atmosphere is understandably chic. As for the gastronomic trip you're about to embark on, expect each dish to make your jaw drop and make your taste buds dance - the sommelier will also surprise you with a hell of a pairing experience.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? Exotic sultry décor paired with dim lighting and not only A-list appeal, but A-list service - get ready to feel special (without your date even opening their mouth)

 
The Baglioni Hotel London, 60 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5BBHow much will it set you back? Around £45 per person.What’s so great about it? If you want to be treated like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, this is the place to be. With breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and aperitifs on offer, there’s something for everyone. Or why not try out their cocktail masterclass and gain yourself some new skills? As well as an amazing restaurant, the complex boasts a stunning luxury hotel and spa - a real slice of heaven in the centre of London.Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? With chefs Alberto Rossetti and Raffaele Lauriola at the helm, the Baglioni takes you on the Italian trip of a lifetime, without ever having to leave your seat.
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The Baglioni Hotel London, 60 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5BB

How much will it set you back? Around £45 per person.
What’s so great about it? If you want to be treated like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, this is the place to be. With breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and aperitifs on offer, there’s something for everyone. Or why not try out their cocktail masterclass and gain yourself some new skills? As well as an amazing restaurant, the complex boasts a stunning luxury hotel and spa - a real slice of heaven in the centre of London.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? With chefs Alberto Rossetti and Raffaele Lauriola at the helm, the Baglioni takes you on the Italian trip of a lifetime, without ever having to leave your seat.
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Brunello Bar and Restaurant

The Baglioni Hotel London, 60 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5BB

How much will it set you back? Around £45 per person.
What’s so great about it? If you want to be treated like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, this is the place to be. With breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and aperitifs on offer, there’s something for everyone. Or why not try out their cocktail masterclass and gain yourself some new skills? As well as an amazing restaurant, the complex boasts a stunning luxury hotel and spa - a real slice of heaven in the centre of London.
Why is it the perfect romantic restaurant? With chefs Alberto Rossetti and Raffaele Lauriola at the helm, the Baglioni takes you on the Italian trip of a lifetime, without ever having to leave your seat.

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