There’s something truly special about sharing a meal with a loved one. The intimacy of a candlelit table for two has been favored by lovers throughout history, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re out to impress this Valentine’s Day, why not head to the capital? Treat someone special to a romantic weekend break in London and celebrate your relationship in style.
Struggling to find the perfect spot? Read on to discover three of the most romantic restaurants in London according to TripAdvisor, and find information about beautiful hotels nearby.
Where: 35 Spital Square, London
Setting: a stunning Grade II listed chapel conversion
Set inside a breathtaking chapel conversion, La Chapelle is the third restaurant to be opened by chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. Treat your partner to a gastronomic spectacle; La Chapelle is acclaimed for it’s perfectly prepared French cuisine. The restaurant’s seasonal menus take inspiration from classical base flavours, while chefs bring modern techniques and flair to the table to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Plenty of consideration has gone into converting the old hall into the grand space that it is today. The walls and soaring ceiling have been refurbished, although much of the building’s heritage remains, including the original woodwork and towering granite pillars which combine to create the ultimate romantic setting.
If you have your heart set on a romantic evening in La Chapelle, why not book a stay at a nearby hotel? The Novotel London Tower Bridge is a pleasant 17-minute stroll away from the restaurant, so you can wine, dine, then stretch your legs as you head back towards the comfort of your London hotel.
Where: 10-20 Redcross Way, Southwark, London
Setting: some of the most original, traditional private rooms in the area
The Boot and Flogger boasts a traditional British menu, an exceptional wine selection and an intimate, comforting atmosphere. Cosy up at a table-for-two and indulge in an afternoon or evening of heart-warming food and drink.
Choose a hand-carved cut of local meat, an award-winning steak or an exceptional seasonal dish from an ever-changing menu. You’re celebrating, so why not finish off with a traditional pudding or generous cheese-board? Paired with wine from the impressive selection, your romantic meal at The Boot and Flogger will certainly leave you and your loved one in a dream-like state.
This restaurant is an unmissable spot for couples looking to cosy up and reconnect away from the hustle and bustle of the city outside. When you’re satisfied, you can walk back to the Novotel London City South in less than five-minutes, then sink into your soft white bed and snooze off your meal.
Where: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London
Setting: glamorous, traditional 1920s library with views over the River Thames
If you’re planning a romantic weekend in London, you can’t go wrong with The Library at County Hall’s traditional afternoon tea, which exudes English heritage and style throughout.
A window-side table in this classically romantic spot will provide you with spectacular views of the River Thames and Big Ben, so you can enjoy your selection of home-made pastries and savory bites in style. For an extra-memorable afternoon, why not add free-flowing champagne to your tea?
If you’re planning a romantic weekend break in London, the South Bank district is a fantastic place to stay, close to some of the city’s most popular spots. The Novotel London Blackfriars hotel is an 18-minute walk from The Library at County Hall, and is close to iconic landmarks, so you can really get into the spirit of London during your romantic trip.