The wife and I are heading over to London for a long weekend to celebrate 5 years together. I looked up Marco Pierre Whites Wheelers at St. James and got mixed reviews. Would love some input, positive/negative, or any other suggestions. My wife's suffers from a fearful palate so we can't be to adventurous or probably a tasting menu. Thanks to all who respond.
You can read a bit about Wheeler's here... doesn't sound all that good to me.
Bistrot Bruno Loubet is a casual French restaurant with very good food. It may not be as festive a place as you're looking for, but there are dishes I think your wife could enjoy. Perhaps you'd like to try a very British menu such as Rule's or Simpsons on the Strand.
what kind of food does your wife like? is she happy with traditional french food or would she prefer something lighter such as spanish or italian?
"safe" places, of the sort i'd take my father in law who likes his food quite plain and simple include magdalen (modern british), moro (spanish), zucca (italian), galvin at windows (french but not too heavy; arrive early, sit in the bar with a cocktail and ask them to seat you if/when a wndow table comes free, to increase your chances of a window setting).
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It is probably worth adding Galvin La Chappelle to this list for similar food to Galvin Windows in a beautiful room. As for Moro, I find the place a bit to busy for a romantic occasion and given the moorish influences of many of the dishes it may also be a bit challenging for your wife's palate. Depending on budget and where you are based, the Harwood Arms might be worth a look - however, the setting (it is in essence still a gastro-pub) might not be suitable for the occasion.