It’s winter and we want carbs, romance, cosy corners and roaring fireplaces. If you’re with us, here are our top 5 cosy restaurants to snuggle up in…
Dalloway Terrace has been made over by Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart – one of the most celebrated British florists, and the prettiest terrace in London is now covered in Insta-friendly greenery and flowers in winter hues. Heaters, hot water bottles and blankets will keep you cosy while enjoying al fresco dining, with an indulgent warming menu including truffle cheese fondue and a dark chocolate fondant.
LE PONT DE LA TOUR
Le Pont de la Tour is offering London’s most romantic dining spot this Valentine’s as they launch Le Lodge d’Amour, an intimate hut for two complete with a six course tasting menu, champagne, a private waiter and stunning views over Tower Bridge. Launching 5th February, Le Lodge d’Amour will also give one lucky couple the opportunity to work with Head Chef Orson Vergnaud to design a bespoke menu based on your favourite dishes and wines, to the highest bidder.
Andrew Edmunds is almost synonymous with romance. A Soho institution that’s been around since the 80s, the space may be small and the decor simple, but the candles in wine bottles, excellent food and old-school vibe set the tone for a restaurant you won’t want to leave.
Foodies go mad for Kitty Fishers, with the bread and butter just as highly regarded as any of its dishes. It’s almost impossible to get a table, which just adds to the intimate, exclusive feel of the place, and it’s in cosy-but-slightly-naughty Shepherd Market. The lighting is dim and it’s named after an 18th century local courtesan. What’s not to love?
Hotel L’Oscar is one to know about. A church-turned-boutique hotel in the heart of Holborn, interiors are luxe and Art Deco-esque. At in-house restaurant and bar The Baptist Grill, you can sit back on velvet chairs in the double-height former chapel with the most magnificent cornicing around. The special Valentine’s menu is seriously tempting, as is a night in one of the bedrooms upstairs…
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Charlotte is a London girl through and through. She sweats through spin and puffs through Pilates to justify trying the latest restaurants and devouring copious amounts of sweet potato fries, burrata and bread – preferably on holiday. Her favourite destinations include Italy, the Maldives and anywhere where the sun’s shining and there’s a strong breakfast buffet. She’s obsessed with walking, visiting farmers’ markets and reading. She’s also learning to cook. Wish her (and her husband) luck.