Want to make your Valentine’s Day extra special? Check out Haute Living’s top 5 picks for the most romantic dining destinations in London.
1 Oxo Tower
If you’re looking for a view for Valentine’s Day, Oxo Tower is the place to choose. Boasting three dining spaces and located on the South Bank of the Thames, Oxo Tower offers breathtaking views of the city. The Restaurant offers a fine dining experience in an intimate atmosphere, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. The Brasserie is a more contemporary dining space and often features live music. The Bar offers stunning views of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
2 J. Sheekey Restaurant
If your Valentine’s Day plans consist of theatre in the West End, J. Sheekey offers the perfect pre or post theatre dining experience. Situated near The Coliseum, the Royal Opera House, Donmar Warehouse, Wyndham’s, Noel Coward, Garrick and the Duke of York Theatre, J. Sheekey is in a central location to complete your perfect date. Boasting a new Oyster Bar and an extensive wine list, J. Sheekey is one of the hautest spots for your romantic holiday.
Apsleys—located in The Lanesborough Hotel in London’s Mayfair—is the first restaurant outside Italy created by three Michelin star Chef Heinz Beck. The restaurant features ornate chandeliers and crisp white tablecloths, as well as the finest Italian fare. Many of the ingredients are imported directly from Italy, making Apsleys one of the hautest spots in London for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.
4 The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant
The recently revamped Rib Room is a favorite dining destination of the rich and famous. Michelin starred Chef Ian Rudge created a modern British menu, boasting signature dishes like the Duke of Buccleuch Estate Aberdeen Angus rib beef. On Valentine’s Day, this haute spot is offering a special tasting menu with a glass of pink champagne and a rose for the ladies.
5 The Grill Room at The Dorchester
The Dorchester is one of the most desirable places to stay and The Grill Room is equally as desirable for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Signature dishes at the elegant restaurant include roasted Cornish scallops with white truffle and white chocolate risotto and the braised chicken with potato mousse truffle and Parmesan sabayon. With sweeping views of Hyde Park and an expertly paired wine list, The Grill Room can be the perfect ending to your romantic holiday.