Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like a candlelit dinner. More often then not, however, you can be left feeling uncomfortably full. Here at Mindful Chef we know it's possible to indulge healthily.

Enter our roundup of London’s most romantic healthy restaurants. From a flower-flanked greenhouse to a Moroccan hideaway, we’ve got all the options covered. Oysters included.

Wright Brothers

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Nothing says romance quite like a fresh oyster. Not only are they a proven aphrodisiac, but they’re packed full of zinc, iron and vitamins. And nowhere does them better than London’s Wright Brothers restaurant. With its own oyster farm in Cornwall, this seafood hotspot serves up the freshest shellfish in London. For an intimate date, try out their South Kensington restaurant, which comes complete with the elegant Mermaid cocktail bar.

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56 Old Brompton Rd, South Kensington, SW7 3DY
Please note there are restaurants in multiple locations.

Honey & Co

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Try swapping the steak-frites for saffron chicken this Valentine’s Day at the wonderful Honey & Co. Serving up lentil stew, slow-cooked lamb and roasted aubergine, this is health food that’s as hearty as it is delicious. Plus, the tiny candle-lit restaurant offers the perfect intimate setting for a romantic night out.

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25 Warren St, Fitzrovia, W1T 5LZ

Momo

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Add some spice to your Valentine’s meal with the help of Momo – London’s hippest Moroccan hangout. While the sultry decor might look like a hedonist’s dream, the food is surprisingly wholesome. Offering fruity lamb tagine, whole spring chickens and the best couscous out of North Africa, there are plenty of options for a healthy night out. Well, until you venture into the underground cocktail bar that is. Fancy something a little different this Valentines? Opt for their Valentines Afternoon Tea instead.

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23-25 Heddon St, Mayfair, W1B 4BH

The Gate

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Open since 1989, The Gate has become an institution in London’s vegetarian scene. And for good reason. Serving up a blend of Jewish, Arabic and Indian inspired dishes, this veggie hotspot offers a whole range of gluten-free and vegan options. And thanks the the soft lighting and unrushed service, it makes for the perfect date night.

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51 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith W6 9QL and 370 St John St, Islington EC1V 4NN

Petersham Nurseries

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Romantic dinners don’t have to mean champagne and oysters. The beautiful surroundings of the greenhouses at Petersham Nurseries offer a dreamy setting of a completely different kind. With floral-flanked tables, vine-draped walls and award-winning seasonal food, there’s no better location for a lunchtime date.

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If you've left it too late, or you'd rather impress your loved ones with a romantic home-cooked meal, then why not browse our recipes here. Hint: Our balsamic and mustard beef with squash mash screams sophistication.