How to Pick a Date Night Restaurant & (Where to Find the Best Ones in London)

Maybe it’s Valentines Day, a big birthday or perhaps an anniversary and you want to take that person you like so very much out for food because lets face it, there’s no better way to someone’s heart than carbs, chocolate and wine. Well, mine anyway. If you’re looking for some advice on where to go in the capital… Read More »

How to Pick a Date Night Restaurant & (Where to Find the Best Ones in London)
Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Facebook

Maybe it’s Valentines Day, a big birthday or perhaps an anniversary and you want to take that person you like so very much out for food because lets face it, there’s no better way to someone’s heart than carbs, chocolate and wine. Well, mine anyway.

If you’re looking for some advice on where to go in the capital here is a short guide to the three fundementals to think about when picking a date night restaurant, as well as loads of suggestions depending on your budget.

1. Atmosphere

So, first things first. What type of evening are we going for here? Are we talking super romantic candlelit vibes? Somewhere still special but not so intense? Or even super casual just enjoying each others company? Gage what type of date it needs to be and go from there. That’s your first thing to do.

2. Location

Getting your date to jump on a train for an hour, catch a bus and then walk 15 minutes doesn’t say romance very much does. Consider where you both live or work and if the restaurant is an hours train journey away it better be a good one.

3. Budget

Finally, that dreaded question but one we have to consider is how much do you want to spend? The good thing about London is there are loads of awesome places to suit every budget and you don’t have to compromise on it being a crappy place just because it’s cheap. What says love better than a pizza under £10? NOTHING.

Date night restaurant ideas (click on each photo for more info)

Seriously romantic and high end:

1.The Ned           2. Maggie Jones           3. Hawksmoor          4. Casse Croute           5. Andrew Edmonds           6. Oliver Maki           7. Balthazar          8. Bob Bob Ricard            9. Les Relais de Venise          10. Duck & Waffle

Mid budget and still impressive:

1. Hopscotch           2. Taqueria         3. Frenchie Bistro         4. Duck & Waffle Local          5. Patron              6. Salon    7. The Great Chase    8. Androuet      9. Pachamama     

Keeping it casual (but still great) and under £10!

1.The Joint            2. Pizza Union           3. Flour & Grape         4. Franca Manca           5. Dip & Flip            6. Padella Pasta          7. Flat Iron

 

P.S For after dinner, my very good friend (who I lived with at university) has a gorgeous lingerie company and you can find here and get 10% off the entire store with code NSBL10.