You and your date walk hand-in-hand along a mist-shrouded path, two opera tickets tucked in your coat pocket. Suddenly, a stunning building with tall arches supported by white columns emerges from the night. The beautifully surreal approach to Belvedere makes it clear that this won’t be an ordinary date night. Located in the Summer Ballroom of Holland House, a Jacobsen mansion that dates back to the 18th Century, this stunning restaurant is one of London’s best bets for a romantic night out. Enter the opulent dining hall to the right, craning your head up to take in the expanse afforded by the high ceilings, then back down at the polished hardwood crisscrossing through the elegant black tables swaddled in white linen. Though the restaurant doesn’t have a dress code, the high-class ambiance will make you want to look your best, so you can simply sit back as an immaculately-dressed waiter deposits two prix-fixe menus on your table. Make your selections—pan-fried cod with sautéed potatoes perhaps, or grilled bavette steak—and you and your sweetheart will be free to take in the original Warhol and Hirst prints humbly hung on the walls. After the plates have been cleared, stroll back out into the fog creeping through the trees. As you head from fine dining to the Opera Holland Park, it’s easy to imagine you’re living like royalty.


Abbotsbury Road, Greater London W8 6LU, United Kingdom England

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