gothic/dark/romantic London haunts?
- KayceeK Mar 20, 2010 06:17 PM
Will be travelling to London within the next couple of weeks. I'm curious to know whether there are any particularly interesting restaurants for dark decor - dark colours/candles/exposed brick - that sort of thing...plus excellent food of course.
There's none blacker than Dans Le Noir (Clerkenwell) - you actually eat in total darkness! Haven't heard great reports about the food but I guess the experience is why one would go.
LMNT in Hackney (Queensbridge Road) has OTT decor (gold gilt sphinx fireplaces and toilets that wouldn't be out of place chez Caligula) - food is OK modern European but not that expensive for London. Haven't been for 4 or so years but last visit was for a special birthday and it didn't disappoint.
Also more just the name as it's not a particularly dark restaurant but there's the Bleeding Heart (Holborn/Clerkenwell) - unfortunately the Crypt is only for private parties but I've heard good things about the French restaurant (if you're here in the next couple weeks it'll will be too cold for the courtyard bistro which is lovely)