Top Romantic Restaurants For Date Night

Love is in the Covent Garden air and we've got your top date night destinations to make your occasion oh so special.  Dress to impress and enjoy great food and even better company with our Top Romantic Restaurants Guide.

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La Goccia

For the perfect pre theatre meal or date night, I highly recommend La Goccia (from the team behind Petersham Nurseries).

Start your romantic meal with a cocktail at the bar or a glass of Italian wine from the family's estate and vineyards.

They have an open kitchen where you can see the chefs cooking dishes in front of you - or you can enjoy the chilled vibes of the Floral Courtyard.

La Goccia serves up some of the best small plates in town - including the signature fried chicken, crispy squid, plus Haye Farm beef tartare. Seasonal signatures include their oozy burrata with courgettes, fresh mint and chilli. I also love the freshly made ravioli with butter and crispy sage.

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Da Henrietta

Da Henrietta takes customers on a culinary journey around Italy - with the team behind the Italian Supper Club heading up the kitchen.

For lovers of Italy and authentic Italian cuisine - this is the perfect spot for a date night. Start with a Campari spritz or classic negroni at the bar - followed by dishes such as freshly baked focaccia with olive oil, burrata, peas and broad beans. Mains include homemade pappardelle with crab and datterini tomatoes - as well as a lovely selection of cured meats and aged cheeses. Save room for the chocolate mousse with Piedmont hazelnuts!

The food will have you reminiscing about *THAT* honeymoon or get you in the mood to start planning your next romantic trip to the Amalfi Coast!

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Ave Mario

Ave Mario is the latest - and grandest - Italian trattoria style restaurant to open in Covent Garden. From the team behind the ever popular Gloria & Circolo Popolare - Ave Mario brings fun energy, beautifully bold plates and freshly made pizza and pasta to the heart of Covent Garden.

You may have even spotted the restaurant’s striking interiors (and brigade of Italian chefs) featured in the latest Kylie x Jessie Ware disco themed music video.

For a memorable and flamboyant date night to impress the other half, we suggest ordering the fun (and slightly naughty) cocktails, giant plates of pasta and outrageous desserts. Highly recommend booking ahead to avoid disappointment.

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SUSHISAMBA

SUSHISAMBA is a high energy restaurant bringing Japanese and Latin American vibes to the heart of London.

For the perfect date night - start with a drink at the bar and admire the ‘living ceiling’ - under an abundance of green foliage.

Signature dishes include the wagyu gyoza, lobster taquitos, and tiger prawn rolls. The miso black cod and classic sushi selection is also an absolute must!

Charity Dessert: Make sure you save room for the Yuzu & Coconut Tart - with yuzu curd, coconut ganache and coconut butter. Proceeds from this dish will be donated to our charity partner Crisis UK.

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The NoMad Restaurant

When the iconic NoMad hotel moved from New York City to London’s Covent Garden - it was almost impossible to get a room or book a table at the stunning restaurant. Set inside a soaring glass conservatory filled with natural light, the NoMad Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. In the evening, the restaurant transforms to a more intimate setting, revealing its moody and sensual character.

For a decadent meal or perfect date night, start with a martini at the bar - followed by The NoMad Plateau: Grand Fruit de Mer (seafood platter) filled with fresh oysters, mussels, scallops, crab and delicious dressings. The house made Tagliatelle with Lobster, lemon and uni Butter is also a knockout. Signature mains include the Roast Chicken for two with black truffle.

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The Oystermen

The Oystermen Bar & Kitchen is one of my favourite places for a romantic date night or quick pre-theatre dinner.

You can sit at the counter and choose from the daily blackboard specials and native oyster list. The fried whitebait and tempura oysters are also a popular choice.

The Dorset brown crab and bay leaf chips are incredible too. All washed down with glass (or a few) of fizz of course!

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