So yesterday I had the opportunity to dine at what is, according to Time Out London, London’s most romantic restaurant. Clos Maggiore is a small restaurant in a quiet street near Leicster Square – but if you walked by it, you would probably never guess that you just walked by London’s sweetheart date location.
On the inside, however, the restaurant is breath-taking. Despite the fact that this was the second time we visited, we still couldn’t get a table in their legendary garden room, which has flowers and trees on the ceiling and all around, decorated with fairy lights, and a fire place in the corner, surrounded by comfortable arm chairs to sit on for the diners. It really is beautiful. Although having booked a day in advance only, we didn’t really expect to get a table in there anyway. (At least we got closer than last time.)
Even with reservations, there is a good chance that you have to wait around 10 minutes to be seated – but staff make you extremely comfortable during that period, offering you cocktails, champagne or anything you fancy.
The outer room is also very romantic, fear not – the walls are covered with a green hedge with paintings on the wall, and exquisite French jazz makes the dinner even more enjoyable. And the food… Well, the food is mind-blowing!
With perfectly combined tastes from mainly the French and a little from the English cuisine, this restaurant really grabbed the essence of a romantic meal. The dishes are reasonably portioned and everything we tasted was extremely delicious. The food gets a 5/5 from me.
The view from the waiting room: