Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to wine and dine someone special over a romantic meal for two. Understandably however, popular venues get booked up fast, so getting in ahead of the crowds to snap up a reservation is crucial. To help you get ahead of the game, here are some fantastic dinner venues in London to set you on the path for a wonderful evening.
With its extensive use of exposed brickwork and stone arches and columns, Bleeding Heart Yard has an old-school beauty which makes it ideally suited to the extravagant, romantic nature of Valentine’s Day. Be it the main venue itself of the adjoining medieval crypt, there is charm and whimsy in abundance which are sure to impress your date and set the tone for a great night. With more than 30 years in the business, you needn’t worry about their ability to make their guests feel welcomed and suitably special.
Cinnamon Bazaar is the latest venue to open as part of Vivek Singh’s popular range of cinnamon restaurants and cocktail bars. Found in the much sought-after area of Covent Garden, it is well connected to the rest of the city and therefore easy to reach via the tube if so needed. Above the vibrant, bustling main restaurant is an intimate private dining room for as few as 12 people, but even at full capacity, the venue only takes around 90 guests, so you won’t feel swallowed up by big crowds.
Six Storeys on Soho offers six levels of beautifully and richly appointed event spaces, where you can spoil yourself on exquisite menus put together by top chefs, and served to the very highest standard by expert staff. The sumptuous and decadent feel of the interiors pairs perfectly with the romance of the day, but if you want to buck the trend, you can also hire out a whole floor and hold a party for your friends, with both private and public occasions welcome and both given the same level of care and attention when it comes to the execution and service.
Found in the heart of the city in Chancery Lane, Balls Brothers Shoe Lane is well served by its close proximity to tube stations such as Farringdon, Blackfriars and Chancery Lane itself, all of which can be reached comfortably in well under 10 minutes. This open kitchen and bar venue has a private exterior courtyard as well as an interior complete with raised mezzanine level, fully stocked bar, projectors and screens, and even DJ and PA equipment; meaning everything you could possibly need is right here under one roof.
Beaufort House is found on the ever-popular King’s Road in the hotly coveted area of Chelsea, with the nearest transport links including Sloane Square, Fulham Broadway and South Kensington. Very flexible in its use, hosting everything from corporate gatherings to private parties and wedding receptions, there are 3 rooms to choose from in all, adding up to offer a maximum capacity of 350. Each space has its own sense of character, but all are finished to a high and sophisticated standard.