Forget Paris, this European Capital is making up new rules for setting the mood. Food is the ultimate aphrodisiac and London is doing it right. Whether you’re looking to reconnect with your sig-o or lay some serious first date groundwork, we’ve got your romantic weekend hit list right here:
Photo Credit: closmaggiore.comThis restaurant is an ode to all things fauna and flora, with spectacular arrangements adorning the walls, ceiling, tables and every other surface. Literally voted the most romantic restaurant in the world, Clos Maggiore has been the site of many on bended knee. The sumptuous French cuisine and infamous conservatory will have you falling in love before you get to the entree.
33 King St, London WC2E 8JD www.closmaggiore.com
Photo Credit: boundary.londonIf you’re on the lookout for edgy and fresh, East London has got you covered. Overlooking the buzz of the financial district, this sophisticated garden rooftop is a great spot to watch the sun set over another hectic day. Serving all-day Mediterranean cuisine, this indoor-outdoor outpost will have you gushing over London’s iconic skyscrapers, rain or shine. If you’re looking to snuggle, blankets and outdoor heaters complete that full rooftop vibe.
2-4 Boundary St, London E2 7DD. http://boundary.london
Duck and Waffle
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Met that special someone halfway through a night out? Anytime is a good time for this modern British eatery, open 24/7 with no compromise on presentation and flavor. Overseen by Executive Chef Dan Doherty, Duck & Waffle owns the bragging rights for the highest restaurant in London. The sea of sparkling city lights will take even the most jaded diner’s breath away. The food is quirky and delicious, the cocktails are pretty darn special and the location is impossible to beat. A word of warning to the height sensitive, as you’re shooting up in the glass elevator – don’t look down.
Bob Bob Ricard
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Soho is notorious for its endless streets of seemingly newly opened restaurants and hotspots. When you’re looking to crank up the romance, making the right choice is critical. Bob Bob Ricard is quite the London institution and it’s still turning on the charm. A glamorous throwback to the 1920’s, it captures all the glitz of Russian oligarchy in Europe. Diners are treated to majestic (dare we say OTT) décor, including their signature table side “Press for Champagne” button.
1 Upper James St, Soho, London W1F 9DF www.bobbobricard.com