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10 of the most romantic places to dine
February 04, 2019
One of the most talked-about restaurants in LA is undoubtedly Bavel, a Middle-Eastern inspired restaurant housed in an old warehouse in a quiet part of the Arts District. The team delivers a crowd-pleasing menu featuring specials such as duck ‘nduja hummus, grilled prawns with eggplant tzatziki and slow-roasted lamb shawarma.
500 Mateo St, CA 90013
Wolfgang Puck at
World-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck brings his signature Californian flair to the menu at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. The result is an authentic LA dining experience, where the picturesque al fresco terrace and private alcoves only add to the charming ambience.
701 Stone Canyon Road, CA 90077
Walk through 19th century passage des Panoramas and you’ll find Racines inside a former wine merchant (you’ll still read ‘Marchand De Vin’ above the entrance as you walk in). An Italian restaurant with a small weekly-changing menu from a blackboard, the food here is phenomenal and it’s a perfect place to impress someone on date night.
8 passage des Panoramas,
Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse
Inspired by the Salon de la Paix at the Château de Versailles, this majestic setting reflects the outstanding cuisine. The two Michelin-starred restaurant celebrates Alain Ducasse’s culinary philosophy under the mastery of executive chef Amaury Bouhours. In a reinterpretation of classic haute cuisine, dedicated to great subtlety and technical skill, exceptional ingredients remain true to their authentic flavours. Come here for a special occasion.
228 rue de Rivoli, 75001
On Bloomsbury’s charming Lamb Conduit Street, Noble Rot is known as one of London’s best wine bars (with one of the best wine lists). Step in for a glass and some bar snacks or head down through the back of the bar, past the curtain and you’ll find their hidden restaurant. Make sure you get whichever dessert tart is on the menu that day.
51 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London
The Grill at The Dorchester
At the heart of The Dorchester, fresh new talent Tom Booton leads diners on a culinary journey, inviting them to see British cuisine in a whole new light. It’s a place for soaking up the inviting ambience and pulling up a stool at the Pudding Bar to share a dessert.
The Grill at The Dorchester
Park Lane, London
BistRo Aimo e Nadia
The perfect mix of food and design, BistRo Aimo e Nadia features furniture from local designer Rossana Orlandi, as well as fabrics and tapestries from local brand Etro. Enjoy contemporary Italian all-day dining, including highlights such as young beef tartare and risotto.
Via Matteo Bandello 14
Authentic Italian cuisine is taken to a whole new level under creative chef Alessandro Buffolino at Acanto Restaurant. It’s this, combined with an elegant setting filled with sparkling Murano chandeliers, that makes dining here feel very special indeed.
Hotel Principe di Savoia
Piazza della Repubblica 17
Located in the Campo de’ Fiori neighbourhood and established in 1938, Pierluigi is popular both locally and internationally for its fresh Italian seafood, charming service and one of the best spots to sit outside on a nice day.
Piazza de’ Ricci 144
Dinner is served with a view at Michelin-starred La Terrazza, where vast windows fill the room with a breathtaking panorama of Rome. Enjoy executive chef Fabio Ciervo’s creative twist on Italian cuisine – his cacio e pepe spaghetti with rose buds is not to be missed.
Via Ludovisi 49
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