6   267
7   101
21   354
6   497
23   382
8   299
19   407
3   310

Where To Eat in London For A Special Occasion

Where To Eat in London For A Special Occasion


If you read my post on  Top 10 Places in London To Eat For A Special Occasion you’ll know London has some amazing restaurants if you want to treat yourself or loved one.  London has so many great restaurants in fact, that leaving it at the top 10 was just completely impossible which is why it was absolutely necessary to write this follow-up. Before we get to even more great suggestions of where to eat in London for a special occasion, here are three fundamentals to think about when picking one.  

1. Atmosphere

So, first things first. What type of evening are we going for here? Do you want a super high-end venue where you can propose to someone? or just somewhere modest but still nice for a thank you dinner? Gage what type of vibe it needs to be first and go from there. 

2. Location

Willing to travel for that perfect place? or you’d prefer to stay closer to home? Consider where it is, what the areas like and what there is to do around there afterwards if you want to carry on the evening in a bar or a romantic walk.

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 quality. 


So, along with what I think are the Top 10 Places to Eat in London for a Special Occasion, here are another load of suggestions to suit all occasions and all budgets.



Beautiful & Affordable

1. Flour & Grape

Pocket friendly Italian pasta & wine bar. Modern and chic interior.

214 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3TQ, https://www.flourandgrape.com



2. Flat Iron

Affordable but trendy steak & chips.

Various Locations, https://flatironsteak.co.uk



3. Lina Stores

Italian pasta, small plates & wine. Sit at the counter and watch the chefs at work.

51 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4EH, https://www.linastores.co.uk



4. Padella

Famous Italian pasta bar with smaller portions made for sharing.

6 Southwark St, London SE1 1TQ, https://www.padella.co



5. Linden Stores

Fantastic British small plates for sharing with a large wine collection.

220 St Paul’s Rd, Highbury, London N1 2LL, https://www.lindenstores.co.uk/



Here are some further suggestions…



Something A Bit Different


1. Dishoom

Modern Indian restaurant famous for their breakfast but also do a great evening menu.

Various Locations, http://www.dishoom.com



2. Lahpet

Refined Burmese cuisine in one of London’s trendiest areas, Shoreditch.

58 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6JW, https://lahpet.co.uk



3. Bright

Spanish tapas with a difference.

1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL, https://www.brightrestaurant.co.uk



4. Gunpowder

Inventive modern Indian cuisine made for sharing.

4 Duchess Walk London SE1 2SD, http://www.gunpowderlondon.com



5. Bar Douro

Portuguese small plates and wine.

35B, Arch, 85B Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ, https://www.bardouro.co.uk


Here are some more suggestions…


 Elegant & High End

1. ‘O ver

Elegant Italian doing salt water pizza and homemade pasta dishes.

44-46 Southwark St, London SE1 1UN, https://www.overuk.com



2. Trullo

The high end sister restaurant to Padella (another on in this list). Italian food and wine.

300-302 St Paul’s Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LH, https://www.trullorestaurant.com/



3. Le Relais de Venice

An old fashioned French restaurant with only one thing on menu – their famous steak & frites with their special sauce.

Various locations, www.relaisdevenise.com/



4. Simpson’s In the Strand

Traditional British restaurant famous for their meat trolley. Serves British classics. Lots of history and ceremony.

100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW, https://www.simpsonsinthestrand.co.uk



5. Blacklock

One for the meat lovers. A fantastic chophouse serving great British cuts of meat and fantastic cheesecake.

Various Locations, https://theblacklock.com



Here are some more suggestions…


Wait! Before you go…

Don’t forget to check out the ultimate list of my Top 10 Places in London To Eat For A Special Occasion







  1. 11th December 2018 / 7:48 pm

    What a wonderful list – there are so many restaurants here I haven’t had a chance to trial yet! Definitely saving this for future use xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Not So Basic London
      14th December 2018 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks Laura! Have a great christmas x

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