We're sure we can agree there are fewer things more classically romantic than drifting through Venice's watery backstreets in a gondola. That might not be achievable in time for date night, though, so for a London-based alternative, head to Veneta, the latest restaurant in the Salt Yard stable. You'll find all the usual suspects – charcuterie, small plates and great wine – but with a Venetian twist. Think baked scallops with pumpkin, lardo and lemon; charcoal-grilled pork ribeye, a bean purée, and fig cremosa; and chicken braised in almond milk with medjool dates and saffron. There’s a raw fish bar, too, where you can scoop up some oysters (it is date night, after all), as well as a gelato bar offering some of the most delicious ice cream you'll find outside of Italy.