Valentine’s Day Dining: Last-minute tables for lovers in London

Valentine’s Day is only a week away, but there’s still time to find the perfect place to wine and dine your date. There are still some fantastic tables waiting to be snapped up on OpenTable, from glitzy West End restaurants to cosy neighbourhood bistros. Here are some of our top picks.

For couples who love… the buzz of the West End

May Fair Kitchen – This Mayfair stunner is offering a 4-course menu, including a selection of tacos and a cocktail for £75pp.
100 Wardour Street – Book now to enjoy live music at 100 Wardour Street, plus an indulgent 3-course menu (£75pp).
Freak Scene – Skip the fine dining fuss and head to Freak Scene in Soho for Japanese izakaya-inspired plates.
Temper Covent Garden – Treat your favourite carnivore to cocktails, tacos and steaks at this Covent Garden hot spot.
The Petersham – Enjoy dishes like spiced duck and poached turbot surrounded by dramatic floral displays (£75pp).

For couples who love… neighbourhood gems

London House – Still a few tables available at Gordon Ramsay’s Battersea restaurant for a 3-course dinner for two (£60pp).
Park’s Edge Bar & Kitchen – Pan-seared scallops, venison and turbot are on the menu at this gem in Herne Hill (£59pp).
Michael Nadra Primrose Hill – Treat your special someone to a 4-course tasting menu and a glass of Champagne (£75).
Cocotte – Indulge in Cocotte’s set truffle menu: 1/2 rotisserie chicken, two truffled sides, and 2 glasses of fizz for £24pp.
Tendido Cero – If tapas and red wine is your idea of date night heaven, Tendido Cero will definitely hit the spot.

For couples who love… dining around the world

Iberica Victoria – Relive memories of Spanish holidays with tapas and sangria or a Valencian-style paella to share.
Cinnamon Bazaar – Love Indian food? Spice things up in Covent Garden with four courses and a cocktail for £50pp.
Aline of Lebanon – Aline brings the flavours of the Eastern Med to Mayfair. Share some mezze dishes with your sweetheart.
Bellanger – Cosy up with traditional Alsacienne dishes and desserts at this brasserie overlooking Islington Green.
Orient London – One of Chinatown’s more elegant dining options. Ideal for a romantic dinner or lunchtime dim sum.

For couples who love… trying new things

Mercer Roof Terrace – Enjoy steak, seafood, and views across the City skyline at London’s newest rooftop restaurant.
ICHIBUNS – Head to Chinatown for Wagyu burgers, sushi and dynamite shrimp at this Japanese-American super-diner.
Romulo Café – Celebrate the Year of the Pig with a four-course pork feast at this Filipino restaurant in Kensington (£30pp).
Bustronome – Combine sightseeing with fine wine and a 6-course tasting menu as this gastro-bus tours London. (£105pp)
Maitre Choux – If your date has a sweet tooth, treat them to Champagne and eclairs or dainty choux pastries in Soho.

For couples who love… seafood suppers

Wright Brothers Battersea – Snap up the last few spots for a spectacular seafood feast beside Battersea Power Station.
Neptune – Sink into one of the blush pink banquettes for an evening of oysters and sustainably sourced British seafood.
Claw – Claw’s small plates are perfect for sharing. Don’t miss their tempura fish tacos or the kimchi fried soft shell crab.
Fish Market – It’s luxury all the way at Fish Market, with lobster bisque, turbot, and seafood risotto on the menu. (£50pp)
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill – Splash out on the 3-course menu at Richard Corrigan’s West End seafood restaurant. (£90pp)

Nothing taking your fancy? Visit OpenTable to find the perfect restaurant for Valentine’s Day or somewhere to spice up your next date night.

Note: Tables available at time of writing, but filling up fast!