4 dinner date Ideas in London

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Tasty and hopefully tantalising, a dinner date in London is a good old fashioned way to get to know someone new. It might be fine dining or a bite to eat at your local café – whatever you fancy – a dishy date can be the order of the day. And good eye contact above and footsie under the table might be a welcome aperitif too!
So, with a meagre helping of around 5000 restaurants to choose from in London, just where do you and your date, plus rumbling tummies head for?

1. Try a rooftop restaurant

For a more sun-kissed dinner date in the summer, or a cosy off-season experience, rooftop restaurants in London have become ever-popular eating venues.

  • Sushisamba in EC2 is one of many skyscraper restaurants in London and is located on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower. Offering a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, you and your date can gaze out at the metropolis from 175 metres up.
  • The Boundary in Shoreditch could be well worth a sample as a London rooftop restaurant. Enjoy panoramic city views from comfy wicker chairs and dine al fresco from a menu that includes grilled meats and fish.

2. Private dining for two

Private dining in London doesn’t just happen 10 years into a marriage. If you want to ‘wow’ your date, then a quiet corner or snug in a restaurant can give you the exclusivity of private dining without the cost.

  • The secret, semi-private snug at Quo Vadis in Soho can be booked for two on request for dining out in London; its existence isn’t advertised anywhere so be sure to book. Bring some mints though if you opt for the smoked eel sandwich.

3. London pop up restaurants

As the name suggests, London pop up restaurants really are popping up all over the capital as temporaryeateries. Here’s a couple to give you some food for thought:

  • Mussel Men in Hackney is a mussels and Prosecco pop-up. The most fun and off-the-wall part is that you can challenge your date to a thumb war (and wearing luche libre mask too) from a small boxing ring. Don’t ask…
  • The Fairground is a monthly supper club that combines “food, music, craft and conversation for the mind body and soul.” Tickets will get you cosmic vibrations, live folk music – oh and did we mention six courses of detox-friendly fare?

4. Join the Gourmet Society

The good news for a dinner date in London is that Cupid has partnered with the Gourmet Society to give dating couples a FREE two-month membership with 50% off meals. Participating venues include Café Rouge, Bella Italia, Prezzo, Beefeater, La Tasca and Strada. Yummm…
So, there you go. A whistle-stop tour of where to head for a London dinner date. And just remember to add a pinch of salt when choosing a restaurant, whether for a blind date in London or, if you both get on like a house on fire, head for one of London’s 24 hour restaurants.

Good luck!

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