See our pick of the top London dining locations this Valentine's:
1-5 West Street, London
An iconic British restaurant with excellent food, The Ivy is situated in the heart of London's West End, close to Leicester Square, Shaftesbury Avenue and the vibrant quarters of Covent Garden and Soho.
Open late each night, the restaurant is also perfect for post theatre dinner. The Ivy is just a short walk away from The Royal Opera House, The Coliseum and all other theatres, and provides valet parking for guests who book to eat after the theatre. vibrant quarters of Covent Garden and Soho.
Extraordinary: Dans Le Noir?
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London
Dine in the dark for a unique culinary experience. This unusual concept is said to heighten other senses; guests can choose only among a limited choice of surprise menus inspired by Olivier Romain and created by local chefs.
Dans Le Noir? also has a lit bar and private lounge serving fine wines and delicious specialty cocktails.
5 Raphael Street, London
Situated in Knightsbridge, Zuma offers a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking. The ethos behind Zuma is to deliver an authentic flavour of the East, which respecting the traditions of the past. Expect delicious cocktails and beautifully prepared Japanese dishes in a chic setting.
Sweet: The Parlour Restaurant, Fortnum & Mason
181 Piccadilly, London
Indulge your sweet tooth at The Parlour, which serves an array of ice creams, cakes and pastries in an elegant tea room. Many flavours of ice cream served at the restaurant cannot be found elsewhere in the world. Add open sandwiches and perhaps a glass of wine and you may find, as you overlook the throng on Piccadilly, that this may be the ideal place to melt away an entire afternoon.