Valentine’s Day in London: Last-minute tables for every kind of couple

With Valentine’s Day only a week away, it’s time to stop weighing up your options and book that all-important table for two. Visit OpenTable to find a date night hot spot in your area or check out some of our top picks below.

For couples who love… West End wow-factor

The Betterment – Splash out on turbot, fillet of beef, and red velvet cake at Jason Atherton’s newest restaurant. (£85pp)
Boulevard Brasserie – Enjoy classic French dishes and fine wine at this Parisian-style bistro in the heart of Covent Garden.
Leicester Square Kitchen – Sample modern Mexican and Peruvian small plates and a glass of Champagne for £75pp.
RedFarm – After a stroll around Covent Garden, head to RedFarm for Pac Man dumplings and cheeseburger spring rolls.
Haymarket Wine House – Treat your date to a 3-course dinner while a singer performs West End show tunes. (£35pp)

For couples who love… dinner with a view

Le Pont de la Tour – 5-course dinner overlooking the river? Or boozy Valentine’s brunch? The choice is yours!
The Summerhouse – Enjoy 4 courses and a glass of Champagne for £70 at this canalside restaurant in Little Venice.
Northbank – Head to Northbank for fruity Love Potion cocktails, special sharing dishes, and views across the Thames.
Blueprint Café – Choose from roast duck or butter-poached turbot, followed by tart tatin to share. (£45pp)
Butlers Wharf Chop House – Tuck into oysters and beef Rossini at this riverside chop house with views of Tower Bridge.

For couples who love… something a little different

BaoziInn – This Soho hot spot is turning its delicious dumplings and steamed buns pink for one day only. Don’t miss out!
Maitre Choux – Sweeten up your date with eclairs, heart-topped chouquettes, and rosé Champagne. (£84 per couple).
ZIMANever tried Russian food? Then head to Soho for Russian zakuski (appetisers), caviar, and vodka inufsions.
Feng Shang Princess – Enjoy a 3-course Chinese feast at this ornate floating restaurant on the Regent’s Canal. (£45pp)

For couples who love… keeping things casual

Pizza East – If you just want to unwind with pizza and Negronis after work, this Shoreditch fave will hit the spot.
Humble Grape – Catch up over small plates, V-Day specials, and superb wines at this cosy bar-bistro in Battersea.
Tenshi – Always packed with local foodies, this Upper Street gem is a top spot for sushi, tempura, and katsu curry.
KraPow E5 – Laid-back vibe, full-on flavour – KraPow’s Thai street food residency is a fuss-free date night favourite.
Cheeky Chicos – Fancy a night of tacos and tequila in Clapham? A few margaritas will definitely get the party started.

For couples who love… flavours from around the world

Cinnamon Bazaar – Spice things up with modern Indian dishes and a sparkling Cupid’s Potion cocktail. (4 courses £50pp)
Meson Callejon – Recapture the romance of Spanish holidays with tapas and paella at this hidden gem in Islington.
Romulo Café – Try something new this Valentine’s, like Filipino family recipes at this restaurant in South Kensington.
Zheng – Savour the flavours of Malaysia, from fragrant beef rendang to spicy sambal prawns, at Zheng in Chelsea.
Crockers Folly – Enjoy a Lebanese feast in the stunning surroundings of this former gin palace in St John’s Wood.

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

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