When it comes to impressing on a dinner date, you want the atmosphere to be just as good as the food. One of the best ways of guaranteeing this is to choose somewhere with an impressive view. Luckily, West London is not short of such places. If you’re staying near Hyde Park hotels and want to make an impression, any of the below places will prove to be just the ticket. Book your reservation now!
Superb views over Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are definitely the high point (pardon the pun) for this dining experience. Offering a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle of London city life, this is where the traditional meets contemporary. And that’s reflected in the decor as well as the menu. Signature dishes include Beijing duck and spicy Suchuan, which the Chinese teas and speciality cocktails are also worth a pop.
Babylon Roof Gardens
A seventh-floor rooftop garden boasting live jazz on Tuesday evenings amid stylish surroundings. Is there anything about that sentence that’s possible to dislike? The menu consists of a mix of contemporary and classic British eatables that will give your tastebuds something to remember, while the views of the London skyline are absolutely stellar. See if you can spot the resident flamingos in the gardens after you’ve eaten.
Le Cafe Anglais
A buzzy French bistro stands proudly at the top of Whiteley’s shopping centre, offering fantastic visuals over the local area including Kensington Gardens. Its art deco inspired interior is also worth admiring if you can tear your eyes away from that view. London by location, definitely, but Parisian at heart – the food here is strictly French and you won’t find better in Britain.
When your table overlooks Paddington’s spectacular Grand Union Canal, it’s difficult to find much to complain about. This gorgeous venue maintains a nautical theme and retro riverboat feel, with sunflowers in watering cans to liven the place up a bit. An extensive cocktail menu also ticks all the right boxes, including Pimm’s Mojitos and white peach Bellini’s.