3 Really Great Date Spots in London

Want to know what is better than going on vacation? Going on a date on vacation and getting to smooch and flirt all over the place while on vacation! So if you’re headed to London and are looking for the perfect little place to sneak away to for the evening, I’m sharing three of our favourite date spots with you here. And don’t be surprised if you see the two of us canoodling there when you go.


1. DISHOOM | This can be a tricky one, as they don’t take reservations. But, they’ll always send you to the bar to wait for a table where you can start the night off cosy in one of their tables and kill time with loads of people chatting and laughing around you. By the time you get sat (typically, about 30 minutes, if I’m honest), you’ll be definitely ready to eat. The food is fantastic and the entire scene has a great combination of cosy, exciting and hip. We prefer the High Street Kensington location, as it’s the closest to our house, but I’ve got big dreams of doing brunch in the airy verandah of the Shoreditch location sometime.  (Read my full post about Dishoom here.)
4 Derry St, Kensington, London W8 5SE | +44 20 7420 9325

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Photo by  @dishoom

Photo by @dishoom

2. MORO | If you’re in/around East London, this is a great option for a spot that will feel decidedly local while also having the benefits of cool cultural influences of being in a major city. Make a reservation and expect great things- Spanish flavours, a happening scene of Londoners meeting for a night out and a perfect setting on the dreamy, twinkle-lit Exmouth Market to amble down when you’re finished with your dinner. You’ll be holding hands and smiling like cheesy college kids before you can say, “We need to get back soon so the babysitter can get home."
34-36 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QE | +44 20 7833 8336

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Photo by @grams_by_ram

Photo by   @grams_by_ram

Photo by @grams_by_ram

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Photo by @monicarosed

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Photo by @eat_owt

3. THE DELAUNAY | Forever one of our favourite date spots- this pretty place is in the style of an old Viennese Grand Cafe. It feels fabulous, you’ll feel swooned by the classy waitstaff and, oh man, is the food is delicious- the schnitzel! This is a great night out if you have a pretty dress or blouse you need to break in, or are headed to the theatre nearby on the Strand.
55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB | +44 20 7499 8558

Photo by   @thedelaunay

Photo by @thedelaunay

Photo by   @thedelaunay

Photo by @thedelaunay

Photo by   @thedelaunay

Photo by @thedelaunay


A Local Recommends…

COYA | “We go for the amazing Chilean sea bass, passionfruit cocktails and ultra-London location along Hyde Park. You’ll definitely need a reservation to get a table, but it’s worth the hassle! A little tip: dress cute to match to cool crowd and interiors.” - Amber Mickelson*
118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NW | +44 20 7042 7118

Photo by   @coyamayfair

Photo by @coyamayfair

Photo by   @coyamayfair

Photo by @coyamayfair

Photo by   @coyamayfair

Photo by @coyamayfair

Photo by   @coyamayfair

Photo by @coyamayfair

*Amber is a Londoner who lives here with her husband and two darling children. She has the best taste of anyone and is one of my favourite people. If you’re lucky enough to know her in real life, you’ll agree. If you live to far away from London to know her, you can follow her sweet family on Instagram


Find more of my London favourites in my travel guide.