Why are London restaurants so noisy? I guess it is a mixture of hard surfaces and our rather high-pitched, loud voices. Often music too. In Paris one can have a meal where you don't have to shout at each other, and it's much more relaxed and easier to concentrate on the food and wine - and, with Valentine's Day coming up, one's companion.
So, does anyone know a restaurant with good food, not outrageously expensive, central or south London, where one can enjoy a quiet, civilised meal?