When it comes to romance, Paris is often touted as the ultimate city for love-birds to wander round hand in hand, gazing into each other’s eyes. While we can’t deny that the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine are pretty cute, we think that London more than holds its own when it comes to love.
One of the reasons London is a great place to fall in love is because the city is full of so many amazing restaurants, which are the perfect places to visit when you’re looking to impress on a date. Whether you want to go full schmaltz or just show your potential bae how cool and in-the-know you are, London has plenty of dining options to suit every need.
This desire to find a romantic London restaurant goes into overdrive come Valentine’s Day. This year, 14 February falls on a Friday, which means your Valentine's Day could act as the perfect start to a weekend of falling head over heels. So, if you’re in need of a Valentine’s Day dinner in London, where should you go?
Yes, yes, we all know that the most romantic restaurant in the capital is Covent Garden’s Clos Maggiore (and if you don’t, we heartily – sorry – recommend it), but you’ll be joining a very long line of lovers to get in there this Valentine’s Day.
Besides, this is London, we’re SquareMeal, and we can all do better than the obvious. Whether you’re on the pull, excitably dating, are planning to propose or are welded to your lifelong love, we've got the place for you thanks to our Valentine's Quiz.
We promise that it's cupid-approved and very handy: just answer a handful of questions and we'll present you with restaurant suggestions tailored to your needs, from a fun, love-free dinner with mates to the ultimate romantic dining experience. Click below to determine your date night destination...
SquareMeal's Valentine's Quiz
If you’ll be a single Pringle this Valentine’s Day, but still want to mark the occasion, check out our ultimate guides to Galentine’s Day and Palentine’s Day.