The French have a reputation for being on top of their game when it comes to love. Clos Maggiore, modelled on Tuscany and Provence's country inns, proves the Gallic mastery of all things romantic. Wildflowers hang from the conservatory ceilings and a roaring fire provides a rustic allure, matched by the spectacular menu. Hearty mains (including game options) are complimented by quality plonk. The exemplary staff help you marry your food and wine perfectly. The Georgian townhouse is a stone's throw from central London's seething heart, providing a taste of la campagne Francaise with no need for passport or suitcase.