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.
Sake No Hana, Mayfair
Japanese fine dining in a beautiful setting.
Galvin at the Athenaeum, Mayfair
A modern take on classic British fare.
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.
Delicious Mexican fare at this taco place.
The Gate, Islington, Marylebone and Hammersmith
Scrumptious veggie food even a meat-eater will love.
Plot, Tooting Market
Cool modern British served as small plates at communal tables.
Chez Bruce, Wandsworth Common
Classic dishes with a French accent.
Little Bird, Battersea
Asian influenced food with fab cocktails.
La Ruga, Walthamstow
Tasty Italian cuisine sourced from local markets.
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.
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.
Bush Hall Dining Rooms, Shepherd’s Bush
A laid-back spot with delicious food and cocktails.