There are few pubs in London that you can take someone to for date night without them thinking that you intended to take them somewhere nicer around the corner, but forgot to make a booking. Unless, of course, you’re at a pub like The Queen Adelaide. It’s a retro pub on Uxbridge Road, with wood-panelled walls, a domed fireplace, 20s chandeliers, a giant painting of Queen Adelaide herself, and the kind of atmosphere that’s far more ‘charming date night’ than ‘hardcore boozer’. They serve proper gastropub fare with small plates like shin of beef croquette, but you really want one of their pies on your table.
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Swallow Coffee Shop
Swallow Coffee Shop is a comfortable and welcoming coffee shop on the Goldhawk Road near Shepherd's Bush
Albertine is a cute but busy little wine bar in White City. It’s the perfect place to decompress after an accidental trip to Westfield.
Come to Proud Mary’s in Shepherd's Bush on a sunny weekend afternoon and pretend you’re in Sydney.
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Brasserie Of Light
Brasserie Of Light is a very shiny restaurant inside Selfridges. It’s got halfway decent people watching potential, but it’s really quite bad at food.
The Rail House Cafe
The Rail House cafe has drinks, dinner, and snacks in Victoria covered. It’s great for groups and they make a solid cocktail.
Dean Street Townhouse
Everyone needs a reliable go-to restaurant in Soho. Dean Street Townhouse covers every occasion, from solo brunch to dinner with the parents.
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