Best Romantic Restaurants In London With A View

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London is home to some of the best romantic restaurants with a view. Capital A List have put together a guide to the best romantic restaurants in London with a view.

best romantic restaurants in London with a view

One of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view is Parrillan, with a heated outdoor terrace located on the  beautiful Coal Drops Yard terrace. Parrillan is a terrace bar and table-top grill with a stunning view of Regent’s Canal making it super romantic. 

From the creators of Barrafina, the restaurant is led by Executive Chef Angel Zapata Martin. The menu is an amplified Spanish ‘para picar’ tapas list, as well as an amazing selection of quality meat, seafood, and vegetables for you to cook on your own mini charcoal ‘parrillas’ or grills to make it extra aunthentic. Must trys are the Arroz Negro with squid ink, Iberian pork and artichoke, and Arroz Caldoso with lobster, langoustines and soupy rice. Bread fans will appreciate the simplicity of fresh toasted bread and aioli – all made in house daily.

From the food menu to the drinks menu, expect an extensive cocktail list, including a list of wines, sherries and Cavas by the glass and bottle. And of course they are Spanish inspired.

The grilling experience at Parrillan adds to romance and coupled with the view is just a great date night and al freso dining.

Playing cards illustrate the pre-prohibition, prohibition and post-war years in history, while showcasing Nightjar’s signatures, which is interestingly also how the menu is ordered. A very cool experience that is a must try. Alongside the cocktail menu is a great spirit and wine list for those that are not in the cocktail mood.

The Lighterman

The Lighterman, one of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view on Granary Square, King’s Cross. The restaurant consists of three floors offering stunning views across Granary Square and the Regent’s Canal, just perfect for a date or to relax and enjoy all-day dining.

Expect a modern British menu with European influences for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and yes even the Sunday roasts can be romantic. The menu is designed to showcase seasonal and sustainable produce which is at the heart of what the team believe in. The food menu consists of seasonal salads and flatbreads to free range meats and sustainable fish cooked on our wood-fired grill.

Moving onto the bar, expect a wide selection of sustainable and biodynamic wines, as well as independently produced local craft beers – supporting local businesses is at the core at The Lighterman. And not forgetting an extensive cocktail menu perfect for anytime.

We love that there is a range of versatile dining areas that can be booked for all occasions, events and private celebrations. The First Floor is a beautiful space to celebrate any special occasion or special date with a three course lunch or dinner while enjoying the wraparound terrace that overlooks the busy life of Granary Square and Regent’s Canal. Take in the stunning view in the Canalside Bar & Terrace is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails & canapés.

one of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view

Skylark Roof Garden, one of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view, is London’s premier rooftop cocktail and brunch bar. Featuring a stunning South facing vista across West London’s skyline. Located sky-high to get the perfect view on the 10th floor, Skylark Roof Garden overlooks Hyde Park and Notting Hill.

Reservations are a must at this rooftop location, go for sundowners or a glass of bubbles, or try the excellent wine list of quality wines. Expect fabulous brunch and small tapas style plates of marinated olives, selection of Italian bruschetta, Mediterranean grilled lamb, pesto pasta salad, crudités served with Hummus or Moutabal for you to enjoy overlooking the West London skyline.

Skylark Roof Garden is London’s ultimate rooftop dining and drinking experience, expect nothing less than a beautiful view over the West London skyline. The venue always hosts a variety of events for all occasions, so keep a look at there website to see what’s coming up. Wow your date at the Skylark Roof Garden, book just before sunset to enjoy the view during the day, the beautiful sunset and the night lights.

The Aqua Shard

Discover The Aqua Shard, one of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view, enjoy panoramic views in the high-level atrium lounge that is three storeys high. The spectacular space has floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering 360-degree views of London.

Reservations are a must, book to dine and experience the contemporary British dishes, the team source the finest seasonal ingredients and the mixologists have created uniquely crafted cocktails all within western Europe’s tallest building. The interior is decked out like a Manhattan-style loft and is super chic and stylish.

Dishes feature carefully selected local produce and combine the staple ingredients of British cooking with ground-breaking techniques on the Forgotten British Menu. Enjoy dishes such as Potted Venison, pickled chanterelles, sherry jelly, brioche, Whitby Crab Cake with mustard hollandaise, cauliflower salad, oscietra caviar and Roasted Red-Legged Partridge with cocoa nib glazed salsify, braised partridge leg, liver mousse, cherry tart. The menu is conveniently paired with excellent wines and you can opt for the wine pairing.

From sunrise to sunset, enjoy the changing views of the London skyline in this contemporary and cosmopolitan destination restaurant and bar.

one of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view

A true London destination and one of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view, Vicinity is one of the places you can look at gorgeous London, meet, relax, eat or have a dance if you are in the mood.

Vicinity is open from 12 pm to 10 pm daily. With plenty of tables next to the floor to ceiling windows, everyone can enjoy the lovely view.

We definitely vote Vicinity as the perfect place to relax while enjoying the sensational views overlooking the river.

Now, the traditional afternoon tea menu is designed to match and include British classics with some exotic flavours. The ‘Classic Afternoon Tea’ consists of sweet and savoury treats accompanied by your choice of signature teas or artisan coffees from around the world.  

The food menu, inspired from the streets of London and all over the world, has a range of dishes to suit everyone.

The bar menu offers a great range of beers, an exciting cocktail list with classics and uniquely created cocktails from the team behind the bar, and an excellent wine and spirit list designed to suit everyone.

Book Vicinity and gaze out on the sights of dreamy London, if its chilly, make a reservation next to the warming and flicking fire pit to stay warm.

Galvin at Windows

One of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view, the award winning Galvin at Windows Restaurant is the perfect setting for any memorable occasion.

Chef Patron Chris Galvin and his team have created an innovative menu taking into account the seasonal and local produce. Galvin at Windows is definitely considered a sought-after dining experience and the place to go to impress, celebrate a special occasion or just have a great time with friends and family.

The team at Galvin at Windows, is a very impressive team, starting with the head Chef Marc Hardiman, inspired by seasonal produce and incorporate marrying the simplicity with innovation by inspiring guests with a next level dining experience. As the head Sommelier, Rudina Arapi is known for her superb taste and has created an extensive range of wines. The General Manager, Peter Avis, brings over 20 impressive years to Galvin at Windows, coming from Virgin Group, Babylon Restaurant and Bar, The Roof Gardens in Kensington and other worldwide restaurants.

The Bar, 10° is a warm and inviting space through to the night with live music and resident DJ.  Enjoy and experience the energy of London with signature cocktails and seasonal cuisine.

one of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view

Vintry & Mercer is nestled at the heart of the City and undoubtedly one of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view. Vintry & Mercer established in 2019 is set among the glamourous halls and little narrow streets that line the banks of the famous River Thames. This location is also home to a contemporary style of the 92 bespoke rooms and suites at your leisure.

An interesting fact, is that Vintry & Mercer used to be the centre for wine merchants in London and history has it that Mercer was for noble textile sellers who were dedicated to the fine silks and damasks industry. A must is to stroll the the narrow streets that were once in the books of London’s history.

Vintry & Mercer is now designed as a place that has so much inspirations where architectural creations share the city life – all in the centre of luxury.

The view from the Mercer Roof Terrace, is one for the books, be prepared to see the full London’s skyline, and take it all in with a glimpse of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral all the way to famous Shard. The Mercer Roof Terrace can be hired exclusively for corporate breakfast meetings until 10am and is also available for private hire upon request, just perfect to impress your clients! Of course, this location is also open to the public and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The menu, celebrates the best of British cooking, using sustainably sourced meat and fish from the British Isles. Favourite dishes include the Whole Lemon Sole, with roasted baby potatoes & brown shrimp butter and Brook Street Farm 8 Bone Lamb Cutlets, served with braised red cabbage & celeriac purée.

sky garden,

Sky Garden, a very popular destination in London, is London’s highest public garden, expect a vibrant atmosphere with 360-degree views of the London’s iconic skyline. As you can imagine, reservations are a must for this popular spot.

Escape the hustle and bastle of the city and enjoy lush greenery, beautifully landscaped gardens, observation decks, and an open-air terrace – all to take in the amazing view.

These lush beautiful gardens were designed by award-winning landscape architecture practice Gillespies. The designers used a variety of drought-resistant Mediterranean and South African species. Individual plants were chosen to work in harmony with the space – flourishing all year round in full colour.

Moving onto the food, Fenchurch rooftop restaurant, serves British luxury with an excellent contemporary British menu with an award-winning wine list. We can happily say that this restaurant is not to be missed.

Fenchurch has an incredible Head Chef, Michael Carr. Michael’s menu focuses on seasonal ingredients, innovative flavour combinations, and beautiful presentation. 

Tickets are need to visit The Sky Garden but don’t worry as if you have a restaurant reservation, you do not need to book a separate access ticket to Sky Garden. With the views and food, this has to be one of the best romantic restaurants in London with a view.

one of the most romantic restaurants in London with a view

Located on the banks of the River Thames in the lovely scenic London Borough of Richmond is Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant. Escape the busy city life of London with fantastic views and a nod to the restaurants Cornish heritage.

As you can imagine, the menu celebrates the finest fish and seafood from Cornwall. Experience some of Rick’s most iconic Seafood Restaurant dishes such as Dover sole, Indonesian seafood curry, lobster thermidor and some popular seafood favourites like smoked mackerel pâté to start and Pondicherry cod curry as a main.

Start your weekend the right way with a breakfast on the river and experience the relaxation set in, breakfast is served Saturday’s and Sunday’s until 11.00. Enjoy classic dishes like smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or a full English with a Bloody Mary.

The restaurant also serves a set menu for lunch and dinner, which is conveniently paired with some of Rick and Charlie Stein’s favourite wines while you enjoy the serene view.

Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore, located in Covent Garden, is a sanctuary of calm away from the busy streets of London. This gorgeous restaurant has been influenced by the stylish and beauty of the country side of Provence, South of France and Tuscany, Italy. Walk through the doors and experience a sense of warmth and intimacy, the floral cherry blossom tree room features a fully retractable glass roof creating a bright and airy dining space in summer months, and in winter months it is converted at night by candles, starlight and a crackling fire – just perfect for a romantic night out. And no wonder why Clos Maggiore is one of the most romantic restaurants in London.

The menu changes based on seasonal availability of the finest locally sourced ingredients and to ensure new experiences and creations for regular guests. The menu features a contemporary take on modern European cuisine.

The wine cellar, which is very impressive, boasts a global collection of 2,500, suiting all occasions, and taste profiles.

At Clos Maggiore, wine is an essential part of your dining experience and that is why the restaurant offers an extraordinary variety of half and magnum bottles. The wine list is so extensive the menu is 100 pages long and has received ‘The Wine Spectator Grand Award’ – one of only 70 restaurants worldwide have received.

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