Luxurious date ideas in London
- Published on Monday, 22 January 2024 12:37
- Last Updated on 22 January 2024
- Monica Costa
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A happy life at home is all about balance. Granted, when you have kids, they become the priority and they take a great deal of time and attention. However, this doesn’t mean you need to throw the thought of adult time with your partner out the door. Keep in mind, parenthood is a marathon not a race. Meaning, an elegant date night here and there won’t only make you feel more connected to your partner, but also rejuvenated and ready for the morning after. So, without further ado, here are a few luxurious date ideas that can help you get the ball rolling.
An Elegant Meal at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant
Dinners are always the perfect safe choice and you can never go wrong with an elegant dinner or a culinary experience to remember. After all, London has no shortage of Michelin-starred restaurants and elegant dining establishments. For a luxurious meal, the three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester won’t fail you. Especially if you’re a fan of French cuisine, you’ll find Chef Alain’s contemporary take on classic French dishes mesmerising.
Meanwhile, Circolo Popolare is always a great choice for a fun, light-hearted yet delicious meal. The restaurant’s Instagrammable decor, bubbly atmosphere, and menu that changes every month make the perfect recipe for a fun date night. If you’re more into sophisticated and refined experiences though, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is the way to go. Being Gordon Ramsay’s first solo restaurant, the establishment has a special place in the celebrity chef’s heart. In addition to their regular menu, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay offers a Carte Blanche option. The option gives Chef Patron Matt Abé absolute freedom to create for you and your partner a unique meal.
High-End Exclusive Clubbing in Mayfair
If you’ve always been a thrill seeker, then a party will hit the right spot, but not just any party. If it’s a special night, then you and your partner deserve to feel truly special. That’s why Mayfair is the place to go. Home to some of the best nightclubs in Central London, Mayfair is where you’ll find celebrity hotspots, the best VIP treatment, and the most elegant parties. Tape London, for example, is known for their elegant atmosphere and for often hosting celebrities, like Cardi B, Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Dave Chapelle, and Drake
Cirque Le Soir, on the other hand, is known for their unique theme and their shows which make every night more interesting than the last. As one of the best clubs next to Tape, Cirque is also known for their professional service, luxurious bottle-shows, and elegant crowd. Keep in mind, for elegant clubs and restaurants, you need to book ahead of time. Between the limited number of tables and the demand, it’s not a matter of booking on the day.
A Quiet Soirée at an Elegant Bar
If you’re more into more intimate, low-key nights and quality conversations, then perhaps you might want to go straight for drinks at a dimly lit night spot. Now if you’re going to keep it simple, then classy would be the way to go. The bar at Mandrake Hotel is a great option not just for the sophisticated atmosphere it provides, but also for the finely crafted drinks.
On the other hand, if you prefer to keep things a bit light-hearted, then drinks at Mr Fogg’s Residence would add the right touch to your date. Inspired by Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, you can expect an interesting interior design with plenty of elements to check out. You can also expect an exciting menu based on the novel.
Whether you and your partner are foodies, party animals, or are all about staying low-key, London’s got the right spot for you. With the proper planning, you can have a romantic night out without shirking any of your responsibilities as a parent. All you have to do is start planning and it will all come together. Of course, don’t forget to book ahead of time for the nightclub, restaurant, or bar you plan on visiting. Even if you’re going on a week night, having a table booked, and knowing the dress code and any details, beforehand is much better than facing any disappointments during your night.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums