If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in London, then a reservation at Duck and Waffle might already be on your radar. This world-renowned restaurant allows you to dine above the clouds in the centre of the city. The signature duck and waffle dish is served all day and you can also expect steaks, wellingtons and other classics. And if you don’t manage to get a dinner reservation, never fear! This restaurant is open 24 hours a day and serves one of the best breakfasts in London. Take your lover up to the top of the Heron Tower before dawn and watch the sunrise over the city. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that.
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This Covent Garden institution was voted the most romantic restaurant in the world. And if you go, you’ll see why. The whole place is set up for lovers, with a beautiful cherry blossom tree in the conservatory which changes with the seasons. Dine under twinkling fairy lights in the courtyard as you gaze into each other’s eyes. The menu is very traditional, with rib eye, risotto and salmon all on the menu. Once you’ve eaten, you can treat the one you love to one of the best cupcakes in London at Primrose Bakery, before exploring Covent Garden and the surrounding area which is one of the best shopping areas in London. Perfect if you want to spoil them with something pretty.
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Right in the middle of Soho – one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods – you’ll find Bob Bob Ricard. This iconic restaurant serves a mix of English and Russian food to its cosmopolitan clientele. Your table comes equipped with a ‘press for Champagne’ button and the interiors are just begging to be Instagrammed. This is the perfect place to take a date who likes the finer things in life. Order a tray of oysters, their famous beef wellington, and of course champagne. Bob Bob Ricard serves more champagne than any other restaurant in the UK so it would be rude not to get involved.
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Tucked away in Fitzrovia, near the no-man’s-land of Russell Square is Neptune. This new seafood restaurant was opened by the team behind one of East London’s coolest restaurants and it really shows. The decor is all turquoise, pink and gold and the whole dining experience is on another level of luxury. There is an oyster bar in the centre of the restaurant and high-quality cocktails are served to the glamorous diners. Settle in in one of the booths for a romantic meal you’ll never forget. Choose one of these luxury apartments to rent near Oxford Circus so you can walk back to your temporary home through the historic streets of Bloomsbury.
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This west end institution is a favourite haunt for everyone from A-list celebrities to film directors, but the Covent Garden stalwart still manages to stay down to earth. Serving food (mainly shellfish) to hungry Londoner’s for over 100 years, they have a winning formula and they quite rightly stick to it. Share one of their famous seafood platters and a chilled bottle of white wine. After you’ve eaten, take a stroll down to Southbank and walk hand in hand along the Thames. Not only very romantic, but also one of the best walks you can do in London. So many iconic sights to take in. You could even take a ride on the London Eye.
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