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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
1,425 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Excellent afternoon tea. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. A special mention to Diane who served us and couldn't be more welcoming and helpful. The staff were all very good Read more
94% recommended
Best Ambience in London
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,221 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Very intimate place, excellent food and very attentive staff. Steak was cooked to perfection and the creamy mash with chive was smooth and flavoursome. I would absolutely recommenRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
4,726 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Good food good service will recommend you everyone
94% recommended
Best Overall in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,283 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
What can I say? Food, wine, service and restaurant all fantastic!
94% recommended
Lunch in Birmingham/West Midlands
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
721 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
The food was exceptional, the best experience possible.
90% recommended
French in London
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,628 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding food, ambience and service in a fantastic location. Excellent value especially if you opt for the set lunch menu with a bottle of wine. They even baked a fresh GF loaf Read more
95% recommended
French in London
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,329 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Beautiful environment, great team culture, food imaginative but not fussy. Service outstanding
98% recommended
Best Overall in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,010 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Lovely food and great service, really enjoyed our meal. Would recommend visiting.
96% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,277 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
One of those menus where you could choose almost everything on offer. Well executed dishes. Wine list not stupidly priced. Very enjoyable. Will be returning.
99% recommended
Best Ambience in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,653 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Loved our lunch at Windows. Everything was purge the. The food was outstanding and the views were amazing. Thank you
92% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,513 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Really nice and super good services
93% recommended
Healthy in West End London
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
5,372 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Nice restaurant and attentive service. We chose one of the set menus which gave many great flavors. The wine list was a bit limited but was well adapted to the menu.
82% recommended
Chinese in West End London
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
2,583 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
The Sunday set menu is incredible value. Best meal out I’ve had in a while.
95% recommended
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,002 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Great for steak.
91% recommended
Most Booked in London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
1,895 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent all round although quite pricey at 390£ with only 2 bottles of moderately priced wine....we did eat a lot though!
94% recommended
British in South East London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,143 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Great food and service
91% recommended
British in South West London
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
2,954 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
The food was excellent, our waiter David was very attentive had a great knowledge of the menu and kindly gave us the recipe for the delicious starter we had
94% recommended
Best Food in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,101 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
One of the best steaks I have ever had. All the food was superb and the service was great. Quite expensive but worth it. Quite noisy.
91% recommended
Steak in West End London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,158 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Friendly staffs, Wonderful food, Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended!
92% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in East London
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Indian Accent

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
642 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
The best and most original Indian cuisine.
88% recommended
Indian in London
14 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
5,570 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
Chaos when we arrived but fabulous manager who sorted everything out
89% recommended
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
833 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
Yet again a spectacular meal, with fantastic and friendly service. Not inexpensive, but on the basis you get what you pay for, it's still massively underpriced for the whole experRead more
86% recommended
Indian in London
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,795 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
This is a special place that we go back to for special times.
88% recommended
Seafood in West End London
46 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,940 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
A family member recommended eating there and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. We will definitely be back and have recommended it to other family and friends.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Yorkshire
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,079 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Everything was amazing!
96% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,142 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
We had an amazing day from start to finish, which was complemented by the very friendly and professional staff. We opted for the three course set menu, accompanied by three great wRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,450 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Great food, service and menu choices! A delightful evening with an excellent wine suggestion from our server.
88% recommended
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,571 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Just the best everthing perfect and good value for money
95% recommended
European in London
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
1,944 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food - loved the smoked eel starter. Had the set lunch which is excellent value. Lovely service and the restaurant was very accommodating to my other half who is pescatarianRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,527 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding, as always. We come to number 16 for every special occasion, and they certainly never fail to deliver. The service, and greeting on arrival are always warm & friendlyRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
587 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Come here a few times a year. Food is always up to a very high standard every time. The croquets are the best I have ever tasted. Usually order at least two plates! Only slight thiRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Palm Court at The Langham, London

££££·English·
Oxford Circus
3,022 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
6 of us got together for a small celebration over afternoon tea and we were all were made to feel really special. The food was delicious, with plenty of sandwich refills for those Read more
94% recommended
English in London
126 people mentioned the High Tea

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,349 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Loved the Xmas dinner - the food was outstanding and the staff were lovely! The disabled toilet could do with a clear out and tidy up!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
39 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
801 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
Charming venue, the food was delicious, we couldn’t have been looked after any better!
94% recommended
Best Overall in Essex
3 people mentioned the Bacon Jam

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,144 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Such a lovely place to go for a special Occasion- as a couple or a group. Special food, accommodating staff, impeccable service!
93% recommended
British in West End London
95 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,157 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Perfect room for either business or pleasure. Staff very friendly and generally the food is excellent. My foie gras was superb
92% recommended
Modern European in West End London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
2,881 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Excellent as usual
99% recommended
Seafood in London
24 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,524 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent food fantastic interior design great service loved it!!!
93% recommended
Contemporary British in London
6 people mentioned the Crisps

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
881 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
The food and service was excellent once again.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
726 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Food very interesting. Portions small but it was more than enough. Were well looked after
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,092 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Fantastic meal, we were so lucky to get a cancellation. Thanks
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
6 people mentioned the Salmon Starter

The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
2,840 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Very pleasant place for a city lunch, although rather noisy when full
91% recommended
Most Booked in London
18 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

The North Port Restaurant

££££·Scottish·
Perth
599 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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
673 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
This was one of the most faultless experiences of my life. I’ve never been welcomed at the door in a pub ( and with a huge smile) and this happy, considered service continues throuRead more
90% recommended
Business Meals in Berkshire
9 people mentioned the Trotters

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
915 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Fit for Foodies
Worth every penny. We were celebrating our second wedding anniversary and couldn’t fault the food or service. The food was to a high standard and was delicious, can’t wait to returRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,071 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
If you want to spoil yourself or with another, you cannot find anywhere more glorious. Exquisite food and service. Wonderfully wicked and indulgent.
91% recommended
Afternoon Tea in London
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
1,921 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Amazing quality of food. Super friendly and knowledgable staff.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Yorkshire
8 people mentioned the Duck Salad Starter

Trinity

££££·British·
Cambridge
699 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Very good meal. Service was slow but it was pre theatre so quite busy. Very good value
94% recommended
4 people mentioned the Scallop Starter
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Wild Mushroom

££££·British·
Westfield
1,025 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful food, professional and fantastic service and overall a amazing experience
92% recommended
252 people mentioned the Wild Mushroom
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Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,146 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
This is my second visit to Wreckfish and I introduced my friend. We both had the Xmas lunch menu and everything was cooked to perfection. I'm going again on the 19th December withRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside
10 people mentioned the Cauliflower Risotto