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THE BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN LONDON
Feb 15, 2016

You’ve forgotten date night. You've been frantically Googling “romantic restaurants in London”, called up a few, and to your dismay have found that everywhere's booked up a month in advance. Allow us to help...

Duck and Waffle

What could be more romantic than whizzing your date up to the 40th floor of Heron tower, and gazing out together across London’s dramatic skyline? Prepare to be blown away by the bejewelled city below – lights twinkling, cabbies honking, little ant sized pedestrians racing through their busy London lives, and, as the spring and summer months come closer, a perfect view of the setting sun?

If you can, request a table in the furthest corner of the room - you will have your own isolated area with nothing but panoramic views of London’s iconic landmarks. The interior is sexy, with floor to ceiling windows, dimmed lights, frosted windows and plush seating.

The menu lends itself perfectly to couples who want to share their dishes for an intimate dining experience. No spoon-feeding each other though please, we beg you. Over a ruby glass of Bodega Catena, Malbec, Single Vineyard Lunlunta, Mendoza, Argentina (£10) and a few bacon-wrapped dates (£3.50 each) mull over your options. We recommend you order a "For The Table" plate and have a selection of accompanying "Small Plates". Favourite dishes included the Spicy Ox Cheek Doughnut (£10) and the Seared Octopus (£13), alongside, and actually preferable to, the restaurant’s trademark Duck and Waffle (crispy duck confit, a fried duck egg and a duo of luxuriously light waffles, all topped with mustard maple syrup).

The cocktail list offers some curious concoctions for experimental cocktail lovers, such as truffle infused whiskey (Truffle Sour, £14) and a Roasted Cosmo (£14), which included rosemary and bone marrow. If you have enough room for dessert, then be sure to share the torrejas – a combination of fluffy cakes, maple caramelapples and cinnamon ice cream (£16). The service is exceptional and guests will be treated to their own personal waiter. Unsurprisingly, Duck and Waffle is a very popular place forproposals

Table choice Corner table.

Good for Unique food and cocktail menu - perfect source of conversation.

Standout romantic feature The outstanding views, especially at night.

Price Expensive but worth it for the views alone.

Duck and Waffle, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N, 02036407310, via duckandwaffle.com

You’ve forgotten date night. You've been frantically Googling “romantic restaurants in London”, called up a few, and to your dismay have found that everywhere's booked up a month in advance. Allow us to help...

Duck and Waffle

What could be more romantic than whizzing your date up to the 40th floor of Heron tower, and gazing out together across London’s dramatic skyline? Prepare to be blown away by the bejewelled city below – lights twinkling, cabbies honking, little ant sized pedestrians racing through their busy London lives, and, as the spring and summer months come closer, a perfect view of the setting sun?

If you can, request a table in the furthest corner of the room - you will have your own isolated area with nothing but panoramic views of London’s iconic landmarks. The interior is sexy, with floor to ceiling windows, dimmed lights, frosted windows and plush seating.

The menu lends itself perfectly to couples who want to share their dishes for an intimate dining experience. No spoon-feeding each other though please, we beg you. Over a ruby glass of Bodega Catena, Malbec, Single Vineyard Lunlunta, Mendoza, Argentina (£10) and a few bacon-wrapped dates (£3.50 each) mull over your options. We recommend you order a "For The Table" plate and have a selection of accompanying "Small Plates". Favourite dishes included the Spicy Ox Cheek Doughnut (£10) and the Seared Octopus (£13), alongside, and actually preferable to, the restaurant’s trademark Duck and Waffle (crispy duck confit, a fried duck egg and a duo of luxuriously light waffles, all topped with mustard maple syrup).

The cocktail list offers some curious concoctions for experimental cocktail lovers, such as truffle infused whiskey (Truffle Sour, £14) and a Roasted Cosmo (£14), which included rosemary and bone marrow. If you have enough room for dessert, then be sure to share the torrejas – a combination of fluffy cakes, maple caramelapples and cinnamon ice cream (£16). The service is exceptional and guests will be treated to their own personal waiter. Unsurprisingly, Duck and Waffle is a very popular place forproposals

Table choice Corner table.

Good for Unique food and cocktail menu - perfect source of conversation.

Standout romantic feature The outstanding views, especially at night.

Price Expensive but worth it for the views alone.

Duck and Waffle, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N, 02036407310, via duckandwaffle.com