Whoever said romance was dead never headed to the right place to celebrate Valentine’s. Whether it’s a low-lit haunt with exposed brick walls or a swanky eatery on a yacht, there’s a million and one places to celebrate the big ol’ season of love. And we’ve rounded up the top 10 cheap romantic restaurants in London on tastecard to make your decision a little easier. What’s even sweeter, you can get 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food at them all. Just call us Cupid.
Here are the most affordable romantic restaurants in London on tastecard.
Baltic in South Bank
Expect Eastern and Central European goodness from Baltic. Tuck into some traditional Eastern European dishes like dumplings, placki (potato rosti) and blinis. Veggies, the Pierogi dumplings stuffed with potato, cheese and spring onion will blow your socks off. And meat eaters, make sure you go for the Kaszanka rosti topped with black sausage, apples and onions – it’s essentially luxury comfort food. Sporting rustic wooden beams, clean white walls and a floral statement wall-hanging, feed your foodie art student side at Baltic.
Baltic discount with tastecard: 2 for 1 meals, Sunday – Thursday
The Terrace on Piccadilly
Looking like a charming greenhouse, The Terrace on Piccadilly is a date night restaurant guaranteed to impress. Bursting with shrubbery, natural light and a relaxed ambience, you’ll feel worlds away from the hubbub of London. Sporting a menu full of British classics like Pan-cooked Halibut with a lobster bisque, Duck breast with barley risotto and an array of steaks, it’s one of our top romantic restaurants in London with a view.
The Terrace discount with tastecard: 2 for 1 meals, Sunday – Thursday
Bellaria Restaurant and Wine Bar
Low-lighting, exposed brick walls and all the charm of a backstreet Italian haunt – Bellaria in London’s the stuff that dreamy date nights are made of. Dishing up delicious authentic Italian pasta dishes like seafood spaghetti and wild boar ragu, the food’s the thing that’ll keep you running back for more. Our favourite dish is the Rabbit on the Bone served in a Vermentino sauce with pan fried potatoes. One of the most romantic Italian restaurants in London, no doubt.
Bellaria discount with tastecard: 50% off food, 7 days a week
A prime location for celeb-spotting in London, Mahiki Mayfair is famous for its electric buzz and delicious Pan-Asian menu. Think Tiger Prawn Crab Gyozas, Pork Sticky Ribs, Chilli Salt Squid, sushi and a melting pot of other oriental dishes. Sporting Tiki-inspired interiors, treat your Instagram feed to a thatched ceiling, wicker chairs, colourful lighting and a healthy dose of shrubbery.
Mahiki Mayfair discount with tastecard: 50% off food, Sunday – Thursday
Salvador & Amanda Covent Garden
If you’re looking for restaurant with some of the best interiors in London, call off the search – Salvador & Amanda Covent Garden takes gold. With an exposed brick wall decked in rustic mirrors and vintage art, worn-looking leather booths and candlelit tables, it’s evidence that romance isn’t dead. It’s alive and kicking. Sit back, take in the loveliness and dig into delicious tapas dishes like Pan con Tomate, Lollipops de Chorizo, Arroz Negro, Churros and more.
Salvador & Amanda discount with tastecard: 50% off food, Sunday – Thursday
Get your hands on some of the most luscious Indian food in London at Bollywood Stories. We can’t get enough of the chickpea Chana Masala and Butter Chicken mains, with a garlic naan on the side, of course. Don’t leave without trying the Veg Momos (steamed dumplings) and Gobi Manchurian (cauliflower tossed in a tangy sauce) either. Oh, and did we mention there’s a floral wall too? Look out Kim K.
Bollywood Stories discount with tastecard: 50% off food, Sunday – Thursday
Taking “dinner on the Thames” to a whole new level, The Yacht London is a restaurant quite literally on the Thames. Set inside a luxury 1927 steam yacht on Victoria Embankment, it doesn’t get more Valentine’s date than a restaurant on a yacht with a view of the London skyline. And if “boat restaurant in London” isn’t tempting enough, you’ll be swayed by the some British classics on offer like a Partridge Supreme, Hake Fillet and Roasted Veg Brunoise.
The Yacht discount with tastecard: 2 for 1 meals, Sunday – Thursday
Found in Park Lane Hotel, Mercante restaurant is just as polished and preened as you’d expect. Rocking leather yellow booths, art deco flooring and flashes of copper, Mercante’s got the kind of interior pizzazz you find scattered all over your Pinterest feed. The seafood dishes are the shimmering, succulent stars of the menu. We love the Atlantic Cod dish, Lobster Fusilli and Tuscan Seafood Caciucco Grandma’s Style.
Mercante discount with tastecard: 50% off food, Sunday – Thursday
Tuttons in Covent Garden
Juicy steaks, fresh seafood dishes and good helping of vegetarian dishes – Tuttons in Covent Garden has a dish for every dater. We recommend the perfectly-cooked Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet or the combination we never knew we needed – Halloumi Orecchiette Pasta. Oozing sophistication with round, red leather booths, low lighting and traditional wooden walls, romantic charm’s a given.
Tuttons discount with tastecard: 50% off food, Sunday – Thursday
Ever been to a restaurant with a giant pink teddy bear and blossom tree slap-bang in the middle? Nope, us neither. Rozay Lounge is one of North London’s most romantic restaurants. Featuring interiors twee enough to give Barbie’s Malibu house a run for its money, get a snap for your social media whilst digging into some lamb chops, signature falafel and a selection of cakes.
Rozay Lounge discount with tastecard: 2 for 1 meals, Sunday – Thursday
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