Type in ‘London romantic restaurants’ into google and you most likely be directed to website telling you to visit Clos Maaggiore. The restaurant has earned the title for being the most romantic place to take a date in the world and looking at the breathtakingly beautiful wood-panelled dining room, which is accompanied with lush greenery and twinkling lights.
If you are still looking for a place to take you valentine’s date, look no further. but be advised that Clos Maggiore is very busy, you would be better of making your reservation at least week in advance if they still have time slots open.
The Valentines Day menu has been released and three-course meal will cost £49.50 per person with a 12% discretionary charge added to you bill. On the Valentines Day pre-theatre menu you have a choice of three mains:
Hand Rolled Fresh Papardella (v)
Wild Mushrooms & Truffle sauce
Pan Roasted Scottish Wild Halibut Caught Off The Scottish Coast by the Fishing Boat ‘The Lapwing’
Salted Cod Brandade & Sautéed Squid, Parsley Sauce
Honey Glazed Breast of Goosnargh Duck
Roasted Red Plums & Endive Meunière, Ruby Port Sauce
Wine lovers you won’t be left out either, Clos Maggore say their ‘100 page wine list has received a multitude of awards over the years including one of the highest and most prestigious accolades – ‘The Wine Spectator Grand Award’ – one of only 70 restaurants worldwide to have achieved this honour’. The new “Coravin” wine preservation system lets you experience and taste rare and inaccessible wine by the glass.
The only downside of Clos Maggiore is that whilst their selling point is their beautiful main room, this room is also not large enough to seat all their patrons. So when you visit you may not get a table under the twinkling lights.
Royal Opera House, 33 King Street, WC2 (020 7379 9696; closmaggiore.com