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Best Restaurants for Valentines Day Romance

The countdown to Valentine’s Day is winding down, with only five days left to find that perfect spot to celebrate with your loved one. With many people still feeling the pinch of the recession, OpenTable aims to make dining out on Valentine’s Day both a romantic and stress-free experience for UK diners. OpenTable has investigated the Top 10 London restaurants to enjoy a special evening without spending too much. Each of the restaurants on this list averages a dining bill of 25 per head or less.

$ Grills & Martinis

Located in fashionable Exmouth Market, an upmarket funky and glamorous grill house specializing in cool cocktails, prime grills and great burgers. Make sure to enjoy a martini! Fun and fabulous for St. Valentine’s.

Aubaine Brompton Cross

Casual but lovely and affordable French fare in the French Quarter.

Balans Soho

For late-night romantics, Balans Soho is open until 5AM! Ideal for that romantic breakfast after a night out in the town.

Benugo Bar & Kitchen

If a show is on your Valentine’s agenda, Benugo is ideal for a pre/post show meal, as it is located in the middle of London’s cultural hub in the Southbank, and with the most romantic walk along the Thames at its doorstep.

The Drunken Monkey

Sophisticated but unpretentious, for cool couples that don’t want to be seen trying too hard, this Dim Sum den in trendy Shoreditch is the ticket.

The Exhibit

With its own cinema featuring all time classics, this is the perfect spot for a meal and a movie combo – ideal for a Valentine’s Sunday evening.

The Orange

With a wood fire in the main room and B&B rooms on the top floor, this “shabby chateau” is the perfect Valentine’s Day hideaway.

Prohibition St Katherine’s Dock

Ideal for a walk along Tower Bridge before descending into London’s original seaport, and under the shadow of the majestic Tower of London; offering classical grill house cuisine, imaginative cocktails.


A modern restaurant serving Nuevo Latino cuisine, featuring a set Valentine’s Day menu.

Yum Yum

One of the best-kept secrets in North London this large Thai restaurant is located in a listed building beautifully decorated with water features, pond lilies and bamboo sitting among fuchsia orchids.

Diners can make free, confirmed reservations at any time via www.opentable.co.uk.

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