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Top 10 Best Restaurants in London for Special Occasions

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Got a special occasion coming up and just can't decide which London restaurant to go for? Not sure where to head to for your birthday dinner this year or need to book somewhere for your parent's wedding anniversary? Whatever the occasion, this handy top ten guide to the best restaurants in London for special occasions will help you make the right choice for that special meal, with a variety of fabulous London restaurants to choose from. Now you've just got to sort out the present!

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If you're looking for somewhere really special, a place that oozes exclusivity, Indian Accent in Mayfair should be at the top of your list. This stunning London restaurant is most certainly the place to impress, from the décor and discreet service to the menu of exquisite globally inspired Indian cuisine. Any occasion is made special here, but this place is absolutely made for special occasions. Choose the set menu or tasting menu and experience Indian cuisine like you've never experience before. Their private dining room caters for up to 18 guests and is ideal for any kind of special celebration and the entire venue is available for partial or full private hire.

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London Bridge & Bermondsey
Bar / Restaurant

Special occasions require special places and aqua shard wins all round with its stunning location on the 31st floor of The Shard and its outstanding menu of British cuisine. It's no wonder that this amazing London restaurant has become one of the most popular options for special occasions with its breath-taking views over London and its classy surroundings. Whatever the special occasion, be it a birthday dinner, leaving party, romantic date for two or family get together, you'll be guaranteed an amazing experience at aqua shard.

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City of London

Featuring the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe, Sushisamba sits on the 38th and 39th floors of 110 Bishopsgate and has fast become one of the most impressive dining destinations in London. With floor to ceiling glass windows looking over London in the main dining room, a special time is certainly guaranteed, but it's not only the views that will blow you away, the food is pretty awesome too. Combining Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian cuisines, you can expect a menu like no other. Sushisamba offers various private dining experiences but is equally ideal for those more intimate special occasions from first dates to dinner with friends.

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Modern European

Prepare yourself for a special occasion like no other when visiting the amazing two Michelin starred Lecture Room & Library at sketch. Want to treat your loved one to a special birthday meal? Taking the parents out for their silver wedding anniversary? This place will guarantee an amazing time with its incredible décor and outstanding menu devised by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire. Guests are asked to dress with a "sense of style and character" at this unique London restaurant, two things that this London eatery simply oozes. The award-winning wine list will keep even the most demanding oenophile happy, making that special occasion even better. London is one lucky city to boast such as f

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This beautiful little Kensington restaurant will certainly live up to expectations for any special occasion with its divine menu of fine Filipino cuisine, warm and friendly service and attractive surroundings. Romulo Café is London's best destination for sampling the exciting and eclectic cuisine of the Philippines and its handy location along Kensington High Street makes it easy to find. Indulge in specialities such as the chicken and pork "adobo" Romulo style or the slow cooked lamb empanadas. If you're booking for a group, Romulo Café's private dining room is ideal and there's even the option of karaoke for those who fancy a sing song.

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City of London

London's Sky Garden has been wowing visitors since it first opened back in 2015 with it's beautiful greenery and wow factor views over the capital. It has now become one of the most popular destinations for drinking and dining in London thanks to the handful of wonderful bars and restaurants found within. If you're looking for the ideal special occasion spot in London, check out the brilliant Darwin Brasserie, where seasonal British cuisine and stunning views create the perfect combination. Group celebrations of up to 20 guests can be enjoyed at the Chef's Dining Table, located in the centre of the restaurant the venue is also available for full private hire for larger special events and occ

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City of London

Housed on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate, in the heart of the City of London, Duck & Waffle offers an impressive experience from the moment you enter its private glass lift that whizzes you up to the restaurant entrance in just 40 seconds. This place was made for special occasions, offering an award-winning design that includes a 24 seat "inside out" bar and a beautiful private dining room for up to 18 people. Duck & Waffle is open 24/7, so you can tuck into their delicious British cuisine any time of the day and enjoy that special occasion whenever you wish. The vistas over London will knock your socks off and you'll be planning your return to the restaurant for that next birthday meal,

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Restaurant / Hotel

Housed within the five-star environs of Sanderson, one of London's finest hotels, Restaurant at Sanderson provides an elegant yet superbly modern setting for any kind of special occasion. Offering an ever-evolving seasonal menu, the food here is guaranteed to be first class whilst the cool and contemporary setting adds another level to those special dinners. Enjoy a pre-meal drink at the adjacent Long Bar, Sanderson's iconic drinking hole before heading into Restaurant Sanderson to enjoy a sumptuous meal of seasonal British cuisine. You can also dine in the verdant courtyard, an oasis of calm within a busy city and the perfect spot for that special dining occasion.

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With it's location within one of the finest hotels in London guaranteeing it that "first class for a special occasion" status, Fera at Claridge's really will add the wow factor to any kind of celebration or occasion. This Michelin starred culinary haven takes inspiration from the seasons and nature in both its design and approach to the menu, offering a creativity and ingenuity like no other. The stunning Guy Oliver designed dining room lives up to its Michelin starred status and five-star home whilst the menu has gained much appraise and accolades from even the harshest of critics. This is London dining at its finest and if you're special occasion requires only the very best that our capita

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West End
Bar / Restaurant / Hotel

Special occasions quite often require a vibrant party atmosphere and Asia de Cuba restaurant in the St Martin's Lane Hotel has it in droves. This colourful, cool, fun London restaurant is famous for its amazing mojitos and full of flavour Asian/Cuban influenced menu. Found just a couple of minutes from Leicester Square, Asia de Cuba boasts a fabulously central London location and offers a buzzy vibe, ideal for those birthday celebrations, family get togethers, leaving meals or any kind of special occasion. The eclectic style of the dining room provides the perfect setting for the colourful menu which marries Asian and Cuban food to perfection. They also cater for private events and occasions

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