Romantic restaurants are on everyone’s list for visiting around Valentine’s Day. Great food and a romantic atmosphere is the perfect way to enjoy the company of your loved one. The LuxPad has scoured the globe from New York to London to find some of the world’s most romantic restaurants below…
As one of the most romantic countries in the world, it’s no surprise that Italy features on our romantic restaurants top five list. The Summer Cave at Grotta Palazzese is one of two restaurants inside the boutique hotel Grotta Palazzese which is located in the seaside town of Polignano a Mare in the Southern Italy region of Puglia.
Carved out of magnificent limestone rocks, with an unparalleled view over the blue-green Adriatic, this stunning two tired restaurant with white cloth clad tables is truly one of a kind. Adding to the unique and beautifully romantic atmosphere is the natural light reflected from the aqua marine waters. Proudly being the scene of many a romantic moment since local nobility held banquets there in the 1700s, The Summer Cave at Grotta Palazzese is a romantic restaurant like no other.
Romantic Dine-In Essentials
Part of the Santa Cruz Co. London portfolio, Casa Cruz is an exceptional drinking and dining destination in Notting Hill. With opulent decor and a South American-inspired menu, Casa Cruz has become a hot spot for those looking for an extraordinary evening, the perfect romantic restaurant for Valentine’s Day.
Offering a range of private dining options, tailored to the needs of the party – a great option for those looking for something extra special. A favorite haunt of A-listers, the intimate decor is dark and romantic, with an open glass wine cellar, mirrored staircase and copper bar focal point. End the evening out on the roof terrace, landscaped with shrubbery and adorned in tea lights it will make for the perfect end to a special evening. From exquisite cocktails to fine Argentinian steak, there is much to be enjoyed at Casa Cruz, one of the most romantic restaurants London has to offer.
Located in Greenpoint, Milk and Roses is a hidden gem of charm and authenticity. The restaurant features Contemporary American cuisine, a seasonal menu, and is vegetable forward as per the most recent gastronomy trend.
Boasting comfortable booths and boutique wines, craft beers and unique cocktail creations in a cozy atmosphere. Cuisine is based on the freshest organic ingredients, carefully sourced by Chef Alex Smith. Milk and Roses is more than a romantic restaurant, it is a home open to locals and travelers of the world.
Selecting only the finest Italian wine, and using only the finest ingredients, they create unique dishes full of taste. The perfect location for a romantic and stress free evening, guests can either sit inside, with the comfortable atmosphere akin to an old library or pick a table outside in the courtyard.
Featuring in the 2017 list of World’s Best Restaurant list and inside the Trip Advisor Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the World, La Colombe is one of South Africa’s most iconic and internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments. Originally founded on the historic Constantia Uitsig wine estate, it relocated under new ownership to the picturesque Silvermist organic wine estate at the top of Constantia Nek. With breathtaking views overlooking the Constantia wine valley, False Bay and Hout Bay, it’s one of the most romantic restaurants in the world.
Chef Proprietor Scot Kirton’s philosophy and approach lies in the fusion of Asian and French cuisine and the pursuit of excellence and perfection on each plate. The freshest seasonal produce, uncomplicated clean flavours and classical elegance are the essence of his inspiration and passion for food. With impeccable service and an award-winning wine list, La Colombe is a truly unforgettable experience.
Romantic Dine-In Essentials
The Champagne Bar at Kettner’s Townhouse serves a wide selection of Champagnes and Champagne cocktails, alongside caviar and small bites. With curtains that can be drawn to turn it into a late night lounge, the space is beautifully decorated with French glass lights, a walnut bar with a marble top, sofas, armchairs, and original art.
With the original 1920’s mosaic tiled floor and art nouveau design, it’s a cosy late night bar and lounge – perfect for a romantic date. Head next door to the restaurant which serves classic French dishes using locally sourced ingredients in the listed dining room. The Piano Bar serves cocktails and features a live pianist, the perfect place to set the mood for a romantic evening. Kettner’s Townhouse Champagne Bar is reserved for hotel guests.