50 most romantic restaurants in the UK 2019

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.

As rated by verified OpenTable 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
1,591 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Romance
A beautiful setting and the staff were perfect. The seating was very low and cramped, uncomfortable for eating, the table far too small for the amount of items on it , the waiter sRead more
Afternoon Tea in London
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,602 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We booked this restaurant for our wedding anniversary and from the off we were not let down. They were very accommodating with the reservation, staff were very polite and friendly,Read more
Best Service in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
5,155 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Exquisite food and fantastic service! Definitely will go back for our special occasions!
Notable Wine List in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,426 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Loved everything about this place. Great food - fantastic wine and friendly service. We all enjoyed our visit to Cielo
Notable Wine List in Birmingham/West Midlands
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine
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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
1,010 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
My mother’s birthday was great with and their pastry chef added a nice touch
French in London
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,636 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Delicious food with very friendly and attentive staff. Never disappointed.
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
2,011 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Perfect, in every way.
Best Overall in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,239 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Cameron and his team are truly at the top. It is one of the restaurants in Edinburgh where the word gastronomy is understood !
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,860 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
The perfect place for a lovely dinner with family and friends.
Special Occasions in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,559 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
Brilliant and attentive staff, and excellent cuisine...
French in West End London
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,736 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vegan
  • Tasting Menu
We absolutely loved our meal - the food was outstanding with excellent flavours and the whole experience & ambiance was lovely! Not the cheapest meal out, but for a special occasiRead more
French in London
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
6,110 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food ,especially the vegetarian, and service as usual
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
3,384 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Antonio our waiter was superb. Beautiful food and wine and a lovely outdoor table made it a truly perfect evening.
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine
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Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steakhouse·
Piccadilly
8,480 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Four work friends. We had the express menu and it was great. Lovely rump steak. Staff really good.
Steakhouse in London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·Steakhouse·
London Bridge
3,326 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great quality food
Steakhouse in London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·Steakhouse·
Knightsbridge
2,727 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lovely evening, delicious steaks and friendly professional service. We will return!
Steakhouse in London
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·Steakhouse·
Manchester
4,642 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Great food and the service was outstanding. Will come again next time we visit Manchester
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,546 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Meat was beautiful
Steakhouse in London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·British·
Shoreditch
5,784 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing dinner, steak was delicious as was the scallops and cocktails, definitely worth the visit ! Staff all lovely and attentive. A little pricey! overall would 100% go back
Best Overall in East London
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
8,760 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
Booked for Lunch inside yesterday but wish we could have had outside but that didn’t detract from the fact that the staff were absolutely excellent, very attentive, very welcoming,Read more
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
895 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Just a place to eat, decent food, seemed to be Indian cuisine with a semi-modern twist. The staff were very attentive and courteous. Over all I would go again.
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,846 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.
46 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,009 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
We went for our wedding anniversary celebration, It’s a lovely French restaurant, the food was amazing and the service was fantastic…. would definitely recommend this restaurant aRead more
Best Overall in Yorkshire
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,393 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Used the FT Laurent Perrier promotion for lunch. Glass of pink (FT) champagne followed by salmon tartare, sole Veronique and then Grand Marnier soufflé, washed down with the houseRead more
French in West End London
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin
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Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,146 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent service as always and wonderful food and wine
Business Meals in South West London
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,846 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Wonderful as always. The exceptional food is matched by the wonderful team who look after you
Italian in West End London
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,555 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Lovely experience for a celebration. Knowledgeable, welcoming staff. Beautiful food with interesting choices. Outstanding wine pairings. All together splendid for a special occasioRead more
European in London
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,104 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
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
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,927 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Little gem, great food, great wine, lovely local ingredients.
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
1,048 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
Superb authentic spanish tapas with the emphasis on food sourced from the finest ingredients and freshly cooked. Friendly presentation with a lively atmosphere.
Best Overall in Bristol
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Palm Court at The Langham, London

££££·English·
Oxford Circus
3,022 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Romance
Great experience for special occasion.
126 people mentioned the High Tea
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Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,733 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Expected a la carte menu bit didn’t realise it had changed to the tasting menu only. First time of doing the tasting menu and surpassed expectations! Definitely do again for speciaRead more
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.
3 people mentioned the Bacon Jam
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,474 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
95 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
7,881 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We enjoyed the tasting menu with selected wines. The food, wine and service was first class.
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
4,205 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Absolutely fantastic,staff were amazing catering for our every need. I would totally recommend Smiths for every occasion.
Seafood in London
24 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,604 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Always excellent
6 people mentioned the Crisps
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Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,287 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Fantastic food, lovely friendly staff. Perfect evening
Best Overall in Derbyshire
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
1,135 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Amazing place, the food was fantastic, the staff were very knowledgeable & friendly. We will 100% be back
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,510 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
6 people mentioned the Salmon Starter

The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
4,155 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
very good - i had asked for a quieter table and was provided with one. Thank you.
Most Booked in 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
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
The overall experience was great. Venue , food , ambience, service was all excellent. Couldn’t find fault.
9 people mentioned the Trotters
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The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,733 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Really a wonderful find. Great food, cosy atmosphere and perfectly attentive staff. Highly recommended.
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Thames Foyer

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,731 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Romance
Afternoon tea at the Savoy was on our bucket list and it lived up to our expectations. We felt totally relaxed, the decor and ambiance was perfect. The sandwiches and cakes were veRead more
Afternoon Tea in London
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,446 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Brilliant as usual.
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
4 people mentioned the Scallop Starter
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Wild Mushroom

££££·British·
Westfield
1,018 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Wonderful food, professional and fantastic service and overall a amazing experience
252 people mentioned the Wild Mushroom
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Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,768 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding! Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere with superb delicious food. Will definitely return.
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
14 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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