The best fine dining restaurants to ring in Valentine’s Day

Pulling out all the stops in trying to figure out where to take your partner for a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day? We’ve rounded up the best fine dining restaurants for the occasion

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the rush and pressure to find the perfect fine dining spot to spend a romantic evening with your partner looms with each passing day. It is a special occasion, after all, and picking the right restaurant to kick off or end a romantic day of celebrations can make all the difference.

But with so many restaurants to choose from, it can be quite difficult to narrow down what fits best with the vibe or ambience that you and your partner are looking for. So, to help you narrow down your search, we have compiled a list of the best fine dining restaurants in London to ring in this day of love.Valentine's Day 100 Wardour Street100 Wardour Street, Soho

Enjoy a romantic night out surrounded by soulful songs and a special Valentine’s menu at 100 Wardour Street. Available only on the evening of 14 February, this luxury dining spot in Soho will be providing a three course meal surrounded by the tunes of Sol and The Gang.

With dishes like burrata with pear, walnut and honey chilli oil, rib-eye steak with pickled mushroom, tomato and shallot salad and peppercorn sauce and desserts like limoncello cheesecake and chocolate brownies, this is one Valentine’s evening you don’t want to miss.SetteSette by Scarpetta, Knightsbridge

On 14 February, Sette by Scarpetta is offering a bespoke five course menu with a glass of Ruinart Brut on arrival to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With a quiet and refined atmosphere, kind staff and high quality, tasty Italian dishes, Sette is the epitome of fine dining luxury.

The five course menu will feature dishes that reflect the restaurant’s Italian and New York influences like the scallop crudo served with caviar and finger lime, and the ravioli cacio e pepe with black truffle. If you’re looking for a truly elevated fine dining experience this Valentine’s, Sette is the place to go.Nobu Valentine's DayNobu Hotel London, Portman Square

Nobu Restaurant at Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is offering a special Valentine’s menu for two specially curated by chef Michael on 14 February. With eight different courses to share, the menu promises to highlight romance and gastronomy. 

The menu will feature a selection of Nobu favourites like the yellowtail jalapeno with caviar, the black cod miso and beef tenderloin with anticucho. For the ultimate Japanese fine dining experience, there is no place like Nobu.Bokan Valentine's DayBōkan 37, Canary Wharf

Available exclusively on Valentine’s Day, this sky-high restaurant in Canary Wharf is offering an exclusive five-course dinner courtesy of executive chef Robert Manea. With floor-to-ceiling windows, dine with a backdrop of the capital’s most iconic landmarks and indulge in some of the best dishes the restaurant has to offer.

From venison tartare with a croissant pudding and avocado to winter truffle and mushroom risotto, scallop and black truffle pithivier for mains and a blackcurrant, timur pepper and chocolate tart with ice cream for dessert, this is a Valentine’s spot you definitely want on your radar.

And if you’d like to take the romance up a notch, head up to the bar on the 38th floor to dine at a special candle lit window table and enjoy a four-course sharing menu. With dishes like salmon tartare and Baerii caviar with melba toast, four oysters and two hand dived scallops, a choice of seabass with root vegetables or côte de boeuf with potatoes and bearnaise sauce and more, this will surely be a night to remember.Mauro Colagreco Valentine's DayMauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO, Westminster

Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO, the recently opened eponymous fine dining restaurant by the world renowned chef will be ringing in Valentine’s Day with a five course tasting menu.

Channelling the restaurant’s core ethos, the vegetable focused menu will be a celebration of British terroir and seasonal produce and will feature dishes like rhubarb with aguachile, hibiscus granita and oyster, watercress with codium sauce, roasted lemon and John dory and many more.

And if you’d like to have a different fine dining experience, head on over to Raffles London at The OWO’s other restaurant, Saison, which will offer a more relaxed atmosphere and a wonderful three course meal.Fenchurch Sky GardenFenchurch Restaurant, Sky Garden

If you’re looking to pull out all the stops, Fenchurch Restaurant is the way to go. Head chef Kerth Gumbs has combined British ingredients with Caribbean flavours to create a six course Valentine’s Day menu, available just for that one day.

With dishes like native oyster with blood orange and cucumber, pumpkin cappuccino, beef tartare taco, Cornish crab, wagyu and more, this Valentine’s meal is sure to be a memorable one. Not to forget, guests will be surrounded by the beautiful views of the London skyline at the Sky Garden, making for a truly unforgettable and romantic experience.NessaNessa, Soho

On 14 February, Nessa will be hosting a Valentine’s feast created by executive chef Tom Cenci. Guests can enjoy an intimate evening in this modern bistro in the heart of Soho with dishes like seared scallops, grilled sirloin steak, potato rosti and more on the menu.

For dessert, they have something called Valentine’s Viennessa, which is a play on the iconic 70s dessert. Designed to share, this dessert features a red velvet sponge sandwiched with strawberry ice cream and topped with macerated cherries. Enjoy with your partner, or if romance is not your scene, with a group of friends.Apothecary EastApothecary East, Shoreditch

Apothecary East is a wonderful date spot if you’re looking for a vibrant cocktail bar with an elegant and relaxed atmosphere and some innovative Japanese food. For Valentine’s Day, alongside the different menu options, the chic Shoreditch restaurant is offering a special chocolate mousse dessert with ginger crumble and strawberry.

Guests will also get to enjoy a special Valentine’s rhubarb spagliato cocktail on the day. Enjoy with your date or with a group of close friends.Valentine's Day afternoon teaRoyal Lancaster London, Hyde Park

If you’d like to have a Valentine’s afternoon tea, Royal Lancaster London is the place to go. Available from 10 to 18 February, this romantic twist on a classic tradition will feature a Jo Loves inspired mango Thai lime macaron — complete with a little fragrance sample to take home.

Featuring an assortment of delicately crafted sandwiches, warm baked scones and delicious sweet treats that will be served in the hotel’s Hyde Café, accompanied by a selection of Camellia’s Tea House teas, this is a fun way to ring in Valentine’s Day. And for those who prefer a meat-free alternative, there’s also a vegan option available.KanishkaKanishka by Atul Kochhar, Mayfair

Spice things up this Valentine’s Day with Kanishka by Atul Kochhar’s seven course Valentine’s Day tasting menu. Enjoy authentic Indian flavours created with British ingredients with this menu created by executive head chef Ashok Kumar.

Available for lunch and dinner, guests can choose from a variety of savoury dishes including the partridge masala uttappam with coconut chutney, tiger prawns, scallops and caviar with lemon vermicelli and coconut kale, the wild mushroom pie with berry chutney and many more, Kanishka is one of the best Indian fine dining restaurants to ring in Valentine’s Day.

It is also a great restaurant to go to any time of the year, and you can check out our review right here.DarocoDaroco, Soho

On Valentine’s Day, this Franco-Italian dining destination is bringing its offbeat Parisian chic meets sunny Italian culinary expedition to Soho with a Viva L’Amore menu specially curated for the day of love.

With stunning decor and dishes like scallops, red ravioli and tiramisu on the menu, Daroco is poised to be a beautiful date spot for people looking for a little fun and flair. And because everything is home-made, each dish is bound to bring comfort with each bite.

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