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London restaurant for a special occasion

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findyourbacon Fri 24-Jun-16 19:42:55

I'm treating my DP for a birthday meal out soon - has anyone got any recommendations for a lovely restaurant in London? Any cuisine - it's more about atmosphere and food quality really.

Thanks in advance.

Glitterspy Fri 24-Jun-16 19:48:11

Can you narrow it down for us at all? Where retouch going to be staying, what's your budget, what kind of atmosphere do you like - romantic, hipster, luxury, etc

Glitterspy Fri 24-Jun-16 19:48:33

Where are, not retouch, obviously!

squeaver Fri 24-Jun-16 19:51:09

Smiths of Smithfield - top floor, views over the City

Oxo Tower - views of the river

Bibendum - beautiful room

Glitterspy Fri 24-Jun-16 19:56:15

Without anything further to go on I'd recommend Terroirs, Trullo or Hakkasan Mayfair

ThisIsNotARealAvo Fri 24-Jun-16 20:30:01

Gilgamesh in Camden.

DetestableHerytike Fri 24-Jun-16 20:33:33

Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden

Twinkie1 Fri 24-Jun-16 20:43:06

Clos Maggiore.

findyourbacon Fri 24-Jun-16 20:53:01

Ooh lots of lovely ideas! Thanks so much everyone.

To answer Glitterspy's questions - we live in London so we can get around easily - location isn't really a factor. I can push the boat out a bit budget wise so probably up to £100 per head. And as for atmosphere - romantic & special but not stuffy iykwim.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 24-Jun-16 20:54:55

I really love Rules but I'm old school and traditional.

DetestableHerytike Fri 24-Jun-16 20:58:10

Clos is romantic.

findyourbacon Fri 24-Jun-16 20:58:37

Rules is lovely - we went there for my birthday a few years ago.

emsyj Fri 24-Jun-16 20:58:57

The Bleeding Heart is great and very romantic, altho not open weekends last time I looked. Le Coq d'Argent is lovely food but have only been at lunchtime when it's full of suits so not romantic and cosy. Le Gavroche is quite intimate feeling and the cheese trolley is amazing (Bleeding Heart also has an impressive cheese trolley). Overall I would choose Bleeding Heart if it was me.

PicnicPie Fri 24-Jun-16 21:00:49

Nobu on Park Lane if you like Japanese.
Scotts if you like fish and seafood.
The Ivy for British.

All 3 are lovely settings for a romantic and special occasion.

Hassled Fri 24-Jun-16 21:02:36

Bocca di Lupo in Soho? Lovely food.

CremeBrulee Fri 24-Jun-16 21:07:34

Scotts is lovely - can still remember the amazing fish I had last time I was treated to a meal there!

MrsSparkles Fri 24-Jun-16 21:10:20

I love the Skygarden.

nannyj Fri 24-Jun-16 21:11:55

Locanda Locatelli is lovely.

orangina Fri 24-Jun-16 21:12:36

The River Cafe (my all time favourite restaurant....)

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