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
1,501 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Amazing. Afternoon tea was really special and so much food! Loved it!
95% recommended
Best Ambience in London
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,292 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Amazing food and great service.
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
4,811 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Food was great, service exceptional, made a special occasion really special
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,302 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent place to eat - although it would have to be for a treat as we did not have the set menu and the bill mounts up pretty quickly! But have always loved the place and will Read more
94% recommended
Business Meals in Birmingham/West Midlands
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
772 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Both reserved and extravagant, the signature tasting menu was an absolute delight. No bite felt out of place, the staff were a delight and after 3 and a half hours, I'm very happilRead more
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,855 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
The ambience and the food was one of the best i have ever experienced. Definitely recommend the place.
96% recommended
Best Ambience in West End London
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,430 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Everything was outstanding, we couldn't fault it. We would highly recommend.
98% recommended
Best Overall in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,047 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Such a nice restaurant, very friendly knowledgeable staff,lovely atmosphere, fabulous decor.The food was presented to perfection. Nice touch with the bread at the beginning, I had Read more
94% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,343 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very friendly and professional staff serving wonderfully presented food which was delicious.
98% recommended
Best Ambience in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,718 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Stunning experience. All made very special by Antonio with his charm and attention to details.
91% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,576 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
We have been to Gauthier a number of times on our visits to London for theater and we always have a memorable dining experience. However, my wife and I agree this was actually the Read more
93% recommended
French in West End London
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
5,560 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
The brunch is amazing, setting and ambience is very relaxing, food and service incredible. Do it (especially the option with the bottle of champagne), you won’t be disappointed!
81% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in West End London
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
2,743 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
It was our Anniversary and they made us feel special, even on the set menu. great service and great food- a class act!
95% recommended
Modern European in West End London
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,278 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely food as always, staff incredibly friendly and lovely night out - would again recommend to anyone planning a night out as a couple
92% recommended
Most Booked in London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
2,065 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
It's Hawksmoor, the home of great steak. An extensive selection of cuts perfectly cooked. The beef dripping fries were to die for!
93% recommended
British in South East London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,267 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Already have recommended Hawksmoor. Steak was perfect!
91% recommended
British in South West London
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,186 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely early valentines meal with my partner. We had the special set menu but upgraded to the fillet which was delicious and cooked to perfection 👌🏼 The cocktail was gorgeous toRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,353 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Very friendly helpful staff throughout our visit. We have been before but our 2 friends had not. After the evening they both agreed they will soon be back
91% recommended
Most Booked in London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,275 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Fantastic service and meal
91% recommended
Steak in London
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Indian Accent

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
659 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
Superb food and great service
88% recommended
Indian in West End London
14 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
5,937 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
A wonderful setting, excellent food and service. Not made to feel rushed. Hope to visit again very soon. Staff extremely knowledgeable about the food and exceptionally polite, a crRead more
89% recommended
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
843 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
Fantastic and tasty meal with impeccable service in a beautiful setting
84% recommended
Indian in West End London
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,855 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Beautiful place, extremely clean. One of the best breakfasts we have ever had. Service is amazing, the staff couldn’t do enough. They even bought a little birthday cake out for my Read more
91% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
46 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,987 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Superb, as it always it whenever we've been. Really enjoyed it!
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Yorkshire
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,162 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
High quality food made with real skill and served with exemplar hospitality. French chefs should be proud (jealous) for this Escargot. Fabulous.
94% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in West End London
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,157 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
It was a lovely Valentines evening, the food was amazing, the service and ambience as well, would recommend for a special occasion ....
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,564 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
A really lovely restaurant, superb service, great wines and delicious food.
89% recommended
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,768 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
We visited for Valentine’s Day and from arrival to departure we’re well looked after and had a fantastic evening. The food was outstanding and the wine pairing equally good. DuringRead more
95% recommended
European in London
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,031 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent from start to finish. Top class food and service. Lovely relaxed environment, buzzy but can easily chat, not overly noisy. A wonder place to entertain.
94% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,572 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
I first dined at Number 16 four years ago and have been back several times when visiting Glasgow. I am delighted that the overall experience is still of the same high standard. ERead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
632 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Service excellent, they knew we had little time as we were off to the theatre and they were very helpful. Food gorgeous!!
94% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Palm Court at The Langham, London

££££·English·
Oxford Circus
3,091 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Absolutely lovely evening! Service was fantastic start to finish, the food was excellent and the music was splendid.
93% recommended
English in London
126 people mentioned the High Tea

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,409 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Heard rave reviews from friends so had high expectations. We travelled from the west of Durham for the experience and were not disappointed. We would definitely recommend anyone tRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Newcastle and Northumberland
39 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
856 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
When you step through the door there is always a warm welcome. The food is outstanding, lots of variety and cooked to perfection. We have dined previously as a couple, a family SunRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Essex
3 people mentioned the Bacon Jam

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,239 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Pollen St Sicial for lunch is one of London’s best Michelin star experiences. The food and service are first class, the additions are a real benefit and the lunch menu is fantasticRead more
93% recommended
British in West End London
95 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,229 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Enjoyed a very good set lunch in a pleasant setting and with attentive service and would definitely return. The set lunch is good value however the bottled water is exceedingly exRead more
93% recommended
Modern European in West End London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,022 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Restaurant with the X factor, great atmosphere with full range of customers from jeans and ‘T’ shirt wearers to smart business suits united by joy of top quality food and service. Read more
99% recommended
Seafood in London
24 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,574 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
A really beautiful room in Somerset House. Attentive staff and great food. Will definately come again.
94% recommended
Contemporary British in London
6 people mentioned the Crisps

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
920 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Special occasion - has to be Stones. And never disappointed. Great menu with plenty of choice. But it's the service that sets the standard. Ask any question about the food or wine Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
775 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lovely atmosphere, staff very attentive and food was excellent
97% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,195 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
The food was incredible, the waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and recommended the best gins so we were very happy. We came home and immediately booked to go again, I would highRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
6 people mentioned the Salmon Starter

The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
3,047 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Great place to talk drink and eat. Good foot and a great wine list
90% recommended
Most Booked in London
18 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

The North Port Restaurant

££££·Scottish·
Perth
599 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
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
95% recommended
11 people mentioned the Haggis
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The Oxford Blue

££££·Contemporary British·
Windsor
711 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Valentines dinner with a set menu, nice touch at the end of the meal with macrons and rose...
89% recommended
Best Food in Berkshire
9 people mentioned the Trotters

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
991 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
Brilliant as usual. Food was great as was the service. We will be going back soon.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,176 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Absolutely flawless, great staff, friendly, the best afternoon tea
90% recommended
Afternoon Tea in London
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
1,983 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and drink was my first time here and would go again!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Yorkshire
8 people mentioned the Duck Salad Starter

Trinity

££££·British·
Cambridge
699 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Very good meal. Service was slow but it was pre theatre so quite busy. Very good value
95% 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
1,233 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My partner and I came to WreckFish to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The food is excellent, the service is great, and the small touch of a complimentary annivRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside
10 people mentioned the Cauliflower Risotto