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Table for two: Best London restaurants for a great date night

Table for two: Best London restaurants for a great date night

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Need a night out with your partner? Check out our roundup of great date-night restaurants in London—some reviewed by The MotherHood contributors, others nominated by readers in our Live Love Local awards. From informal to elegant, social to intimate, these restaurants are tops for a tête-à-tête, so get a sitter and enjoy some uninterrupted conversation.


Skylon, South Bank

Modern British restaurant and grill with gorgeous skyline views.

Read our review of Skylon >

skylon grill

Sake No Hana, Mayfair

Japanese fine dining in a beautiful setting.

Read our review of Sake No Hana >

Sake No Hana

Galvin at the Athenaeum, Mayfair

A modern take on classic British fare.

Veeraswamy, Soho

London’s oldest Indian restaurant, Michelin starred and serving classical cuisine with views over Regent Street.


The Smokehouse, Islington

A great one for keen carnivores and craft beer lovers, in a relaxed setting.

Smokehouse Islington

Breddos, Clerkenwell

Delicious Mexican fare at this taco place.

Read our review here >


The Gate, Islington, Marylebone and Hammersmith

Scrumptious veggie food even a meat-eater will love.

Read our review of The Gate, Hammersmith >

The Gate


Plot, Tooting Market

Cool modern British served as small plates at communal tables.

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Chez Bruce, Wandsworth Common

Classic dishes with a French accent.

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Little Bird, Battersea

Asian influenced food with fab cocktails.


La Ruga, Walthamstow

Tasty Italian cuisine sourced from local markets.

Morito, Hoxton

Spanish tapas with a North African/Mediterranean twist.

M Restaurant, City of London

A glamourous spot specialising in steaks in the centre of the Square Mile.

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Charlotte’s Bistro, Chiswick

British dining in a cosy, intimate setting.



Rock and Rose, Richmond

A good one for glamour and romance.


River Café, Hammersmith

Iconic Italian restaurant on the banks of the Thames.

Read our review of the River Café’s winter set lunch menu.

Bush Hall Dining Rooms, Shepherd’s Bush

A laid-back spot with delicious food and cocktails.

Read our review of Bush Hall Dining Rooms.

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