If you are looking for the best date night spot in London, then Madison is the place for you.
Madison is a hidden gem in central London, situated on the rooftop of One New Change, where you can eat with St Paul’s Cathedral at eye level.
We were seated in the indoor area of the restaurant, however there was also plenty of outdoor seating lined with heat lamps for you and your party to stay warm while dining and drinking al fresco London.
The view we had from our table was impeccable.
I was lucky enough to have St Paul’s Cathedral staring back at me at dinner and if I turned to the left the London skyline would light up the sky.
The pink glow of the London Eye was a fun addition to the view that I hadn’t realized I would be able to see from my Madison window.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone new to London who wants to soak up the beautiful sight coming face to face with London’s skyscrapers.
The restaurant has a very glamorous vibe inside with hanging lanterns and silver leafy decor adorning the bar.
But now let’s move on to the most important part of a perfect date night: the food.
I started my dinner with grilled Argentinian red prawns which were served with chili, garlic, green sambal and lime.
The dish was bursting with smoky and spicy flavour, and the prawns were cooked so perfectly they practically melted in my mouth.
My partner enjoyed the ahi tuna tartare which came with a wasabi and yuzu dressing, pickled cucumber, siracha kewpie and prawn crackers.
For the main course, I debated between the sea bass fillet and the chicken parmigiana, but decided to go with the fish.
Accompanying my huge piece of sea bass was a chorizo, chickpea and harissa stew that was smoky, hearty and delicious.
My fish was flaky and soft with crispy skin – the whole dish was a 10/10 from me.
My partner was excited to try the San Francisco ‘Ciappino’ which was essentially a tomato based fish stew.
Found that the fish did not disappoint as it was well cooked and full of flavour, it really hit the spot.
For dessert my partner opted for the saffron poached ear with blackberries, honeycomb, oat crumble and vanilla ice cream which was his favorite of the meal.
He found it very balanced and that the saffron gave it a salty note that was ideal for him, who often prefers cheese to a sweet dessert.
I opted for the dark chocolate espresso martini sphere which caught my eye as I hadn’t heard of anything like it before.
It was served with tiramisu, Kahlua, coffee jelly and flat white ice cream.
I was very intrigued by coffee jelly as I had never heard of it before, and it was definitely the most interesting way I have ever taken my daily dose of caffeine.
However, the tiramisu stole the show for me.
It was a fun surprise to find the tiramisu inside the chocolate sphere, giving me the experience of an Instagram-worthy dessert that tasted as good as it looked.
As a dark chocolate lover, I give this pudding a thumbs up.
We accompanied our delicious meal with a bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with our meal which was crisp and fresh, perfectly complementing the fish we enjoyed.
The dark setting in Madison, lit by the London skyline, individual lanterns and candlelight gave the restaurant a romantic feel, however the hum of music also made it feel like a place I’d love to take to some friends for some fun drinks. outside.