Great London Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Where could I eat out on Valentine's Day

The Best Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

A common dilemma is finding a great place to brighten up your Valentine’s Day. In fact, when it comes to all special occasions including New Year, Mother’s Day or a birthday, the most popular keyword in a google search is – where should I go? Besides, the bigger the city is (e.g. London) the harder it is to make up your mind. And by the time you’ve made up your mind, it’s sold out, fully booked etc. etc.

I am going to narrow down the search for you. These restaurants are some of the best in London with their delicious food selection, magnificent views and unique interior.

Sketch London

Sketch London is well known for its beautiful themed rooms, fine dining and unique egg-shaped lavatories. For your Valentine’s Day you might want to dine in The Gallery. The room’s romantic ambience and pink colour scheme make for a perfect candlelight Valentine’s date.

Overall there are four rooms that Sketch offer their guests with their own menus and drinks. Sounds like your cup of tea? Read more on their quirky and fun website  –

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

There are only two of these restaurants in the world. One is in Australia and the other one is in Knightsbridge, London.

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From the chefs table

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Not only is it a sophisticated restaurant with delicious food, but an experience too. The Chef’s Table offers a sneak peek into the busy kitchen life where all the magic happens. You will also get up to 9 different courses and your personal sommelier to advise you on different wine options. See for yourself on the Dinner by Heston Blumenthal stylish website –

Bob Bob Ricard

I would like to start by drawing your attention to the interior design of this restaurant. It looks like a posh train carriage straight out of a Wes Anderson movie. If you know what I mean.

The food is mainly English with a few Russian options including caviar for a starter and sturgeon as the main course. If you are a meat lover then opt for one of their steaks whose tenderness has impressed even the most difficult-to-please customers.

For more information please proceed to their website –

Duck and Waffle

Watching the sunset from Duck and Waffle on Valentine’s Day or having breakfast together the next day is all you need for a romantic date. I can assure you this place has the best views of London.

Duck and Waffle offer traditional British cuisine with a little bit of inspiration from Europe. Located on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, it boasts the best views of London during the day as well as at night. This restaurant is extremely popular so for hot dates you might want to make a reservation at least two weeks in advance.

Check out more information on their website –

Mari Vanna

Of course, I wouldn’t leave out a restaurant with such a great selection of Russian food. Being Russian myself, I am a regular guest at Mari Vanna. As is my English husband who is very fond of Russian food, owing to its classic recipes and incredible taste. The interior is a time capsule into a pre-revolution Russian home with its cosy and welcoming surroundings.

My absolute favourites from the menu are Pirogi, Russian “Olivier” salad with Ox tongue, all types of Caviar and pan-fried sturgeon. As for my husband, he would be happy eating Pelmeni all day. Mari Vanna is a great place to take your other half on St. Valentine’s or in fact any other special day.

This restaurant gets extremely busy so make sure to book a table in advance. Check out the menu and availability on their website –


If you are a fan of good quality Chinese cuisine with amazing service then Hutong is the place for you on Valentine’s Day. Amazing views over the Thames are included in this luxury package as Hutong is located on the 33rd floor of the Shard.

This unforgettable experience is definitely worth every penny and you can find out more about the food here –

I hope that you have the best Valentine’s Day and my little restaurant guide prevents you from getting overwhelmed by the abundance of choice in London.

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