50 most romantic restaurants in the UK 2019

As rated by verified OpenTable diners

There are many factors contributing to a romantic dining experience... world class ingredients, impeccable service and a unique ambience. This year's 50 most romantic restaurants showcase those seductive spots that enable couples to create delicious connections and memories that last a lifetime. The list is determined by analysing more than 851,000 reviews from more than 7,300 restaurants across the UK - all submitted by verified diners.

Restaurants:Afternoon Tea at the Oscar Wilde Lounge, Angels with Bagpipes, Chapter One
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:Afternoon Tea, Scottish, Modern European
Neighborhoods:Piccadilly, Old Town, Orpington

Afternoon Tea at the Oscar Wilde Lounge

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Piccadilly
1,544 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Very decadent ... the Victoria sponge was sublime!
93% recommended
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,512 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
First time here and certainly won’t be our last. The food was gold standard and the staff were lovely, friendly and attentive. Have already recommended it to friends and family forRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
5,138 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
It was for an anniversary and birthday. Parent loved the experience. Food was amazing and service from staff was friendly and personal.
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,383 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent service and food as always. One of our favourite places in Birmingham.
94% recommended
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
935 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Greeted with a warm welcome, staff were excellent. Five course tasting menu with wine was lovely and well balanced. Paced well.
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in London
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
14,012 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
We had a magnificent night! The food is wonderful. Interesting, fresh, perfect size portions. One meat eater and one vegetarian. We loved the desserts which are honesty works of arRead more
87% recommended
French in London
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,840 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Best fine dining restaurant in London & most amazing crew
98% recommended
Best Overall in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,152 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
A really beautiful lunch, full of amazing food (and wine) using seasonal ingredients. Everything tasted fresh and delicious. The staff were brilliant too. I can't believe its takenRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,780 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent food service and ambience I would highly recommend this restaurant
99% recommended
Lunch in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,770 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
The food, service and ambiance were outstanding.
96% recommended
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,700 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vegan
  • Tasting Menu
Possibly the best restaurant I've ever been to. Everything was just perfect, no more no less. Perfect.
95% recommended
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
5,980 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
A proper evening - great food, cocktails and atmosphere.
81% recommended
Chinese in West End London
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
3,167 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We spent a lovely lunch, my daughter and I, the service was attentive and informative, the food delicious, the wine wonderful and the weather alright!
90% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine
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Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steakhouse·
Piccadilly
8,121 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
One of the best steaks I’ve ever had.
97% recommended
Steakhouse in London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·Steakhouse·
London Bridge
2,943 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had, must plan ahead as it was understandably busy! Thanks
96% recommended
Steakhouse in London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·Steakhouse·
Knightsbridge
2,544 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food, excellent service. Perfect night for my Dads 60th birthday.
95% recommended
Steakhouse in London
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·Steakhouse·
Manchester
4,120 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Excellent - lovely service and lovely atmosphere! Tasty food as well
98% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,231 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Brilliant service would recommend to any had a lovely experience
96% recommended
Steakhouse in London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,740 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Thought I’d treat myself to a good steak given that the restaurant was open. As Per usual, excellent service and food.
97% recommended
Steak in London
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
7,887 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Lovely afternoon tea
88% recommended
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
887 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
  • Romance
Great way to experience Indian cuisine. Our host was very helpful too
90% recommended
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,873 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romance
Top quality in every department, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff, very good food with an all round feeling of class.. Got something for every occasion.
93% recommended
46 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,104 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wedding anniversary
93% recommended
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,360 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Great value lunch. Great staff, great place.
96% recommended
French in West End London
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin
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Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,175 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
An excellent experience as always, such a pleasure to see a restaurant at the top of its game!
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,743 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Delicious Italian food and excellent service! We dined here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had a great time. It's in a good location too as you can stroll around Covent gRead more
93% recommended
Special Occasions in London
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,215 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Simply the best food, drinks, and overall dining experience anyone could ever wish for. The tasting menu was a revelation
99% recommended
European in London
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,109 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
We enjoyed lunch here celebrating my daughter’s new job! We received a warm greeting being seated with a great view of the kitchen. The service was friendly and efficient. The foodRead more
92% recommended
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,782 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
What a great experience….very relaxed yet the service was outstanding….food was excellent and many reasons to go back
99% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
882 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
Just fantastic, great quality ingredients cooked perfectly!
93% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Palm Court at The Langham, London

££££·English·
Oxford Circus
3,148 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Romance
Great experience for special occasion.
94% recommended
126 people mentioned the High Tea
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Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,631 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Fantastic taster menu, amazing ingredients, well presented dishes. Friendly efficient staff
99% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
39 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
884 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
Would highly recommend making a booking and visit the restaurant. The food, service and value for money was outstanding We will definitely be returning.
94% recommended
3 people mentioned the Bacon Jam
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,496 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Food was amazing. Beautifully presented and set my taste buds alight! The fallow deer, hot/cold oyster (oyster ice cream was SO delicious) and partridge were a few of the memorableRead more
98% recommended
95 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,236 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We enjoyed the tasting menu with selected wines. The food, wine and service was first class.
94% recommended
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,838 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Our favourite 'go to' fish restaurant when we want to splash out on a special occasion! The quality of the food is outstanding and the service can not be faulted! Our waiter was Read more
99% recommended
Seafood in London
24 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,605 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Always excellent
92% recommended
6 people mentioned the Crisps
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Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,176 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
A excellent meal as always. We travel 30 miles from home to Stones but it’s well worth it. We ate in the conservatory for the first time and found it very noisy due to a loud grouRead more
98% recommended
Most Booked in Derbyshire
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
1,023 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Loverly experience, very fun trying lots of new food.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,512 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Excellent choice of food and great value for money. The surf and turf was very tasty, lovely scallop with very tender belly pork and spicy chorizo. Lamp rump for main was pink and Read more
98% recommended
6 people mentioned the Salmon Starter

The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
3,611 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
We really enjoyed our experience at Ivy City Garden. Beautiful surroundings and great food. The portions were generous, cocktails were delicious and the service just right. We paRead more
92% recommended
Brunch in City of London
18 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

The North Port Restaurant

££££·Scottish·
Perth
599 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
In Scotland from Savannah, GA USA and found this place in Perth. We had their house gin, which was refreshing and a compliment to the octopus starter as well as the halibut main. Read more
97% recommended
11 people mentioned the Haggis
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The Oxford Blue

££££·Contemporary British·
Windsor
732 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Excellent as always and Liam is a dream!
95% recommended
9 people mentioned the Trotters
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The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,541 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Excellent service with fabulous food. Great vibes and outstanding presentation, just perfect for birthday celebration.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Thames Foyer

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,431 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Romance
We had the traditional afternoon tea to celebrate my 21st birthday and it was amazing. The service was incredible and we felt truly spoilt. The food was great and the setting of thRead more
91% recommended
Afternoon Tea in London
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,355 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
We enjoyed a delicious meal at our favourite restaurant. The quality of the food and the service was, as always, excellent
98% recommended
Best Overall in Yorkshire
8 people mentioned the Duck Salad Starter

Trinity

££££·British·
Cambridge
699 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very good meal. Service was slow but it was pre theatre so quite busy. Very good value
96% recommended
4 people mentioned the Scallop Starter
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Wild Mushroom

££££·British·
Westfield
1,025 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Wonderful food, professional and fantastic service and overall a amazing experience
99% recommended
252 people mentioned the Wild Mushroom
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Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,636 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Fantastic service and food. In particular the cauliflower risotto! Gorgeous champagne cocktails too!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside
10 people mentioned the Cauliflower Risotto

Indian Accent

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
663 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
The entire staff from greeter to server to manager to owner were amazingly friendly and attentive to our needs. My wife, brother-in-law and I all agreed the quality of the dishes Read more
91% recommended
14 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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