Places to go dating in london

Dating in Manhattan is a famously cut-throat business.For a little of the glamour without the brutal bits (scheduling issues, post-date feedback sessions), try Sette, the first London outpost of high-end New York Italian Scarpetta.The pasta, including the famous tomato-basil spaghetti (£16; not bad for this bit of town), comes in sexy scrolls, and all the bread is freshly baked in house.

While undeniably delicious, the Sichuan-style deep-fried lobster — served with chilli, black beans and enough garlic to empty Transylvania — would be a bold first-date choice. Ultra-modern exterior aside, it’s a winningly cosy little spot, with just a handful of tables.(If it’s a no, neighbour The Grafton Arms can supply the necessary hard liquor).Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie’s second modern Turkish-Cypriot restaurant is a touch plusher than Oklava, with burnt-orange banquette seating, navy walls and lots of warm wood — Roger and Joan from Is there a better backdrop than Old Soho for the beginning (or, indeed, the end) of an affair?For more than 30 years Andrew Edmunds has been setting the scene with a Franco-British menu encompassing asparagus, dressed crab, confit duck and rhubarb jelly with cream.Upstairs it’s all flickering candlelight, wax dripping down claret bottles (steady on) and wildflower posies.

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