What makes for the perfect romantic evening? Company aside, the choice of restaurant can make or break a date. We’ve prepared our pick of London Bridge’s most enchanting eateries to suit a variety of ideals – from all out grandeur to cosy, bohemian charm.
Baluchi at The Lalit London (New for Feb 17)
The majestic Great Hall of the newly opened Lalit London Hotel sets the scene for a date with a difference. The award winning Pan Indian restaurant Baluchi serves a contemporary take on classic multi-regional Indian dishes, complete with an in-house Nannery. The bread bar serves traditional Indian breads paired with carefully curated wines. There’s a choice of two spectacular bars to retire to for post-dinner drinks.
The LaLiT London, 181 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JR | 020 3765 0000
This somewhat hidden gem serves exquisite Anglo-French inspired cuisine with classic influences, made with fresh, local produce. The surroundings are elegant, yet cosy and relaxed; perfect for an intimate occasion. If you love food, you’ll love Magdalen.
Magdalen, 152 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU | 020 7403 1342
‘Champor-Champor’ loosely translates to the Malay expression ‘mix and match’ which is exactly what you can expect from this eclectic Thai-Malay inspired restaurant. The décor, music and dishes are globally inspired, making for a unique bohemian-chic dining experience. The mezzanine level features a special romantic table for two, however the lower level is equally charming.
Champor-Champor, 62 Weston Street, London SE1 3QJ | 020 7403 4600
Lassco Bar & Dining (New for Feb 17)
Tucked away in the LASSCO (London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company) warehouse may not seem like an obvious location for romantic dining, but this beautiful space lends itself to being a unique place to enjoy and experience food. The restaurant is intrinsically linked with Maltby Street Market, placing emphasis on the local – the people, the product and the place.
Lasso Bar & Dining, 41 Maltby St, London SE1 3PA | 020 7394 8061
This cosy, copper clad gastropub prides itself on craft beer, cask-aged cocktails and fresh British food. Far from your average pub grub, their 5 course Valentines menu includes sea bream carpaccio, brill with lobster sauce and champagne mousse with poached rhubarb.
The Rose, 123 Snowsfields, London SE1 3ST | 020 7403 0168