They say “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, to which we’d like to add “the way to a woman’s heart is with a little romance”. Most men know that every woman, no matter how tough her exterior might be, hides a hopeless romantic inside her.
So, why not combine the two and take your significant other to enjoy the best fine dining experience of your lives!
You could go with the elegant well-dressed, dim lit restaurant, with the tall white candle on the table, and some classic French cuisine. If that doesn’t do it for you, there’s some great outdoor restaurants overlooking the horizon at sunset where you get to enjoy an abundance of new flavours.
And while I’m sure fine dining can be found pretty close to where you’re situated, why not take the opportunity and travel around the globe for the world’s most romantic restaurants together?
Clos Maggiore in London, UK
It is widely considered to be the most romantic restaurant in London and for a good reason.
Located in the centre of one of the most beautiful entertainment hubs in the world, Clos Maggiore is well-situated to overlook the famed Covent Garden Piazza.
During the winter months, you will get to witness branches of apple blooms which form a canopy over the dining space and a large burning fireplace keeping the space comfortable and warm. Their glass roof is also retractable which makes for an amazing Summertime lunch diner.
We would recommend taking your pick from over 2,500 labels of wine and enjoying the view over a full course French meal. As for dessert, there’s nothing better than their “Caramelised Valrhona Chocolate Sensation” for two!
Lycabettus Restaurant in Santorini, Greece
Ah, the Greek Islands. There’s no place like the idyllic white houses with blue banjours, built just on the edge of the high seas. But what if I were to tell you that it gets even better?
Lycabettus Restaurant features some of the best and most exotic flavours the Greek cuisine has to offer. From their dinner and lunch menus to their wine list, you literally cannot make a wrong choice as far as the selection goes!
We found that the view is most romantic during the Summer months so, we’d recommend turning your trip into a Summer vacation and enjoy everything the island has to offer.
As far as Lycabettus goes, if you want to enjoy your experience to the utmost, the restaurant includes the sommelier’s table which is located just by the edge of the hill and is booked for only one couple per night. Enjoy the island’s vineyard through the sommelier’s wine tasting while taking in the combination of mountains, the sea and Greek culture.
One If By Land, Two If By Sea in New York City, USA
This one’s become quite famous over the years to be an ideal place to pop the question.
Situated in the heart of West Village in New York City, one if by land, two if by sea is an old carriage house which used to be owned by Alan Burr in 1794. The house features exposed brick walls, beautiful chandeliers, original fireplaces, a baby grand piano and its own private garden.
The menu is built on original American cuisine, and its plates change ever so slightly based on the season. While there is quite a variety of choice to go with, we would recommend the Chef’s seven-course tasting menu paired with their wine options. For dessert, we found that there’s nothing better than their chocolate souffle!
Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy
Apart from having one of the hottest languages, and being one of the most beautiful countries in the world, they also have one of the best restaurants too!
A cave might be the least romantic place to enjoy a meal in your mind, but trust us, this is one of a kind!
Grotta Palazzese is located on Puglia’s coastline with an amazing view of the Adriatic Sea and an amazingly warm atmosphere from the inside of the cavern to it’s charming lights.
If you tend to be indecisive when it comes to menus, then you might find choosing one here a challenge. Their award-winning menus can be four, five or six-course meals which are usually accompanied by delicious desserts. Italy might be known for their ice-creams but, in this case, we’d recommend their Mojito Semifreddo with lime gelée, it will be the perfect closing to your night.
La Tour D’ Argent in Paris, France
If you feel like restaurants are too common for you, then you can’t complain with a palace!
La Tour D’ Argent is one of, if not the oldest restaurant in Paris as it has been up and running since 1582. But don’t let its decades fool you, if you’re looking to dine like a King or Queen there’s no place that comes close!
With huge crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, plus gold candelabras on each table, that’s all it takes to understand just how “rich” the history of the place is. The floors are covered by royal blue carpets with gold accents and, if you choose a seat next to the windows, you get the magnificent view of the River Seine.
As for their menu, be forewarned that this one might be on the pricier side. It does, nonetheless, consist of the finest recipes the local cuisine has to offer. Their wine cellar houses about 320,000 bottles of wine and their dessert selection will leave you wanting more.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your post-pandemic flights ahead of time and plan to have a good holiday and a filling meal with your loved one.
There’s the fairytale-like dining area of the Clos Maggiore, or the Mediterranean views from Lycabettus and Grotta Palazzese. Then again, if you are looking for a more homely feel, then one if by land, two if by sea will be your piece of paradise. Finally, if you want to indulge yourself and your partner in a fantasy of the Middle Ages while feeling like royals, La Tour D’ Argent will be nothing short of amazing!