Couples travelling to the capital for romantic London getaways over Valentine’s Day have been urged to check out the top places for loving couples by Time Out London.
The publication highlighted the best cafes to enjoy a light bite, drink or several-course meal, ideal for those in The Montcalm London Hotels.
Warning visitors to be prepared to splash out on top-class meals, the tourism experts said that a “chilled bar” is the perfect place for new and old couples to relax.
At the top of its suggestion, Adam’s Cafe in west London was praised for its daytime menu, which includes a full English breakfast along with other traditional British dishes before transforming itself into a specialist North African bistro at night.
“Head here after 19:00 [local time], though, and mottled lampshades scatter pretty patterns of light across a candlelit room decorated in muted blues and greens, with ornate ceramic tiling,” explained the group, adding: “In-the-know locals often fill the place.”
Yauatcha is the highest rated cafe suggested, with the Broadwick Street bistro described as possessing an “impressive buzz”, with the ground-floor dining room boasting a traditional Chinese design with bursts of modernism – reflecting the menu itself
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Only for those with cash to throw around, Le Gavroche is known for its haute cuisine in Mayfair, meaning that visitors will have to book well ahead.
Additionally, Gordon Ramsay’s Chelsea restaurant was lavished with praise for its carte “replete with luxuries” and lavish menu that leaves the venue in a “league of its own”.
Meanwhile, many staying in luxury accommodation in London during cupid’s favourite holiday may be alone and eager to find a venue where they won’t stand out.
For this type of traveller, the magazine highlighted the best of solo diners, suggesting British dishes expert Arbutus in Soho, the hidden restaurant L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon and limited capacity tapas bar Barrafina – all of which netted five-star reviews.