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TOP PICK OF LONDON'S RESTAURANTS

London is home to many world-class attractions, including its incredible range of museums and architectural wonders. However, one of the most evolving areas of the city is its thriving food scene.

If you are planning a short break in London with your other half, there are plenty of outstanding restaurants in which to plan a romantic night out. From those serving up carefully designed dishes from celebrity and Michelin award-winning chefs to restaurants revolutionising and evolving food, there's plenty to choose from.


Pidgin - Hackney

Among the latest trends on the London food scene is the wave of secret restaurants that are emerging all over the city. It's no-choice set food and drink menu may be completely alien to many diners, but it has earned this hidden gem a fearsome reputation among locals. The selected dishes, which change every week, focus on simplicity and is the perfect place to head for a date night with a twist.  Visit the website


Balthazar - Covent Garden

In the heart of London's beautiful Covent Garden area is Balthazar, which has become a bit of an institution across the Atlantic. The New York-based restaurant now has a thriving outpost in the centre of London, which celebrates the very best of French cuisine with classics like bouillabaisse and côte de boeuf on the menu. The original is difficult to secure a table at and it's no different for its British sister, making it a fine place to impress your date if you manage to get your name down.  Visit the website


Min Jiang - Kensington

Of course, there's nothing better than coming home and being able to eat a delicious, flavoursome meal and that's exactly what awaits at our Min Jiang restaurant. Perfectly situated on the tenth floor of our beautiful hotel, you will be treated to fantastic views of London while you sample our menu of authentic Chinese dishes. Sit back, relax and unwind as we serve you some of the best food in London and at the end of the night you can simply walk a few steps and be in your luxurious room, all ready for exploring Kensington or further afield the next day.  Visit the website


Typing Room - Bethnal Green

The ever-changing menu at the Typing Room means even regulars can often be surprised at what arrives on their plate. Settled in the stylish Town Hall Hotel, restaurateur Jason Atherton and talented head chef Lee Westcott serve diners dishes with a definite Nordic flavour at this bustling London restaurant. If you are looking for a night out with a difference, try the cured and fermented dishes, which have helped carve this establishment a reputation on the city's fierce food scene.  Visit the website


Galvin at Windows on Park Lane - Mayfair

For a dinner with a view, it's hard to beat Galvin at Windows. Here, you and your date can enjoy a selection of dishes while enjoying spectacular views of the beautiful heart of London. This Michelin-starred restaurant doesn't just focus on its setting though, with a variety of freshly prepared dishes for you to choose from, each based on traditional French haute cuisine. For the ultimate night out, book a table on the balcony and take in some of the best views in the whole of London.  Visit the website


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