February 04, 2024 3 min read



Set the scene for the most romantic day of the year in one of London’s most love-inducing restaurants. Think candlelit dinners and oysters àdeux.


Norma, Fizrovia


Cuisine: Italian


Italians are passionate about food, and this intimate restaurant set in a charming townhouse on Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street is a clear indication of that. Inspired by the food and culture of Sicily, Norma embodies the old-school Italian hospitality and charm fused with Moorish influences. Moroccan tiles and cosy plush-velvet booths make this a sound – and stylish – choice for date night – the low lighting ambience and impeccable food fail-safe for understated romance. Expect freshly made pasta dishes, seriously-good seafood and an impressive menu of Italian wines.


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Sessions Arts Club, Clerkenwell


Cuisine: European 

Arguably the most stylish restaurant in the city, Sessions Art Club is an urban sanctuary that sits in the old judges' dining room at Sessions House, a grand Grade II listed building in Clerkenwell. Aside from its seriously beautiful interior (the archways are something to marvel at), the delight lies in the culinary experience. Although the menu is small, unpretentious creations by Chef Florence Knight will really have you savouring every mouthful.Duck, beetroot and radicchio followed by the Rosehip crème caramel are stand out dishes. The magical atmosphere and magical food will get sparks flying.


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Zēphyr, Notting Hill


Cuisine: Greek

Low-key lovers will adore this Greek restaurant on Notting Hill’s iconic Portobello Road. The casual dining affair inspired by Grecian culture feels understated yet sophisticated, and is from the team behind Pachamama, who introduce exciting, diverse and playful dining concepts to the London restaurant scene. Start with the Spicy Feta and Tzatziki spreads with Pita Bread, and then order sharing plates from the Soil, Land and Sea before ending the night with a drink in the late-night bar downstairs – that’s after you have devoured the Burnt Cheesecake, of course.


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Cafe Lapérouse at The OWO


Cuisine: French

An exciting opening to London’s dynamic dining scene, this French affair in the newly opened The OWO is situated in the architectural landmark’s central courtyard and is housed within an impressive modern indoor pavilion. The refined elegant interiors are to beadorés by any of it’s guests, as is the intrinsically French menu of extraordinary hors d'oeuvres, larger plates and desserts. Indulge in the famous Halles onion gratin, “Lapérouse” beef tartare with fries and The “Belle Otero” sundae with vanilla, strawberry, pistachio, hazelnut ice cream. This Parisian gem is a real treat for those wanting to make February 14 an extra special night.


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Bacchanalia, Mayfair


Cuisine: Mediterranean

This sultry restaurant in Mayfair is Greco-Roman with a hint of Italian, with food just as impressive as it’s magnificent interiors. Sink into sexy red velvet chairs and marvel at Damien Hurst ceiling sculptures whilst feasting on Keftedes – seasoned meatballs on a tangy yoghurt base – alongside thehouse favourite truffle taglioni and must-tryGreek salad. Valentine’s Day seesBacchanalia celebrate the season of love in honour of Aphrodite with special dishes and a uniquely crafted cocktail – expect a dining experience you’ll fall in love with. 


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