Close to Edgware Road station in the heart of Marylebone sits the wonderful Briciole that thankfully happened upon me whilst on a date in the area. A light and airy café, restaurant and deli, Briciole is the epitome of laid-back Italian café culture.
I had high hopes of Bocca Di Lupo after my date spent the journey there raving about it. And luckily for him, I wasn’t disappointed.
This beautiful Italian restaurant is stylish, buzzing and served some of the best Italian food that I’ve tasted in London. We were seated at the bar which felt really relaxed and reminded me of eating out in New York.
I’m not a massive fan of the city so I was unsure to be brought to Liverpool Street on a recent date. But hidden down a tiny alleyway is this beautiful Italian restaurant.
We were seated on a little candlelit table next to the window and I was instantly impressed by the welcoming wait staff and stylish Italian feel that the restaurant had. Being an Italian wine bar, there was an extensive choice of wines. Admittedly, I don’t know much about wines so I let my date decide. Luckily he choose a delicious bottle of red which was the perfect start to our evening.
Situated on Balham High Road, we would have most likely walked straight past this place had it not been for its great reputation. Good thing too, for as soon as we walked into Ciullõsteria we were made to feel at home.
A hidden gem just east of Tower Bridge, Wapping provides a great setting for a date.
If you’re meeting in the daytime we’d recommend starting your date in one of the lovely pubs that sit right on the Thames giving you picture perfect views of Canary Wharf. The Prospect of Whitby is a charming little pub that gives that air of times past and cosy chairs to get comfortable in. Or if you fancy going that bit cheaper, the Captain Kidd is a Sam Smiths pub so you can afford to treat your date to a few drinks, without compromising on the views. However if it’s lunch you’re after, the LDG wouldn’t recommend either for food. Instead we’d recommend taking a walk by the river heading towards Canary Wharf and treating yourselves to a meal at Gordon Ramsay’s The Narrow. This serves fantastic choices of British dishes at affordable prices.