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
1,536 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Wow.we had a brilliant afternoon tea at the oscar wilde lounge,Hotel Cafe Royal.the place is opulent,romantic and felt we are treated as royals and important.the service,tea,cake aRead more
95% recommended
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,419 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
A perfectly Covid secure restaurant. Staff are attentive and knowledgable. Food is delicious and the menu caters for everyone. With adjustments for special diets. It is obviously Read more
94% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
5,002 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Under the circumstances, we were a little concerned to make our annual visit to celebrate my wife's birthday. We are very glad we attended and felt that Chapter One had pulled oRead more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,335 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
An amazing ambiance with personal touches from our chef and hosts for the evening. It was a memorable experience with food that edges on the right side of perfection, with attentioRead more
95% recommended
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
824 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Just about as perfect a lunch as it’s possible to imagine. Innovative twists on the classics, light but fulfilling, impeccable service in the beautiful iconic dining room. When youRead more
88% recommended
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,977 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything about this place was amazing. I thought being in covent garden it would be a tourist trap but I was glad to be wrong. The service food and value for money were great. I Read more
96% recommended
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,655 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Delicious food. Excellent service. The onion and cheese dish was particularly memorable.
98% recommended
Best Overall in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,103 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Local Ingredients
We have been wanting to visit for some time & were not disappointed in anyway. The food & service was exceptional & we shall certainly be back! Thanks for a lovely meal
97% recommended
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,536 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
Frederick's as ever, is an outstanding restaurant. One of the best in London!
97% recommended
Best Ambience in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,758 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Attentive service, great view and good value with the OpenTable deal. Would be happy to take friends there again.
87% recommended
Scenic View in London
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,678 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Amazing menu we chose red, each course divine and beautifully presented. Staff courteous and professional.
92% recommended
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
5,747 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
It was ok so greatful they got us a seat considering I was late they really tried to accommodate everyone, it's very dark wouldn't recommend for girl's birthday maybe if it's a intRead more
Chinese in London
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
2,869 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Amazing food and beautiful décor. Would definitely return.
95% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,702 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Brilliant service, amazing food - best steak in London. Waiter was extremely attentive and even gave us free dessert for my partner’s birthday without us even having to request it Read more
94% recommended
Steak in London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
2,501 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Best steaks in London. Borough team offer a great service
95% recommended
Best Overall in South East London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,356 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent as always, and excellent Covid precautions. Was very comfortable going back since they reopened.
92% recommended
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,757 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Had a fabulous meal - had the monkfish with triple cooked chips - it was delicious. The staff were pulling out all the stops to ensure customers were getting their food in good tiRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,837 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Service was amazing and the food matched it!!
93% recommended
Steak in London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,526 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful as always, the staff were so friendly and sweet, the food was delicious and it felt very safe and distanced. I hope the new rules don’t affect their business too badly.
92% recommended
Steak in London
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
6,877 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Very good place for breakfast
88% recommended
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
870 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
overall food quality exceeded expectation, recommend to give it a try.
85% recommended
Fit for Foodies in London
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,871 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
92% recommended
46 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,078 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was amazing definitely recommend and will be re visiting
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in Yorkshire
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,236 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
The restaurant had a great buzz. The staff were very attentive and the food was outstanding. Overall a great experience.
94% recommended
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,163 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful food . Outstanding service! Red prawns was the best I’ve ever had
94% recommended
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,650 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
great restaurant, lovely food, great service...would definitely recommend
90% recommended
Italian in London
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,935 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Our first visit to Mere and we were hugely impressed. Good ambience, friendly and efficient service and wonderful, beautifully cooked food. Most highly recommended.
96% recommended
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,105 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Brilliant experience, sitting looking into the hectic but apparently very happy kitchen. Really friendly staff, superb food, will definitely return.
96% recommended
Romance in West End London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,710 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
great food at cheap prices on the early menu, would recommend
100% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
742 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
amazing food and lovely setting. Staff were really helpful
93% recommended
Most Booked in Bristol
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Palm Court at The Langham, London

££££·English·
Oxford Circus
3,121 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Took our mum for birthday lunch, it was lovely, Nina the waitress was lovely and service was outstanding. The food was well portioned and Devine.
92% recommended
126 people mentioned the High Tea

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,536 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Best food we’ve eaten in a long time and we’re foodie people. Wish it was on our doorstep! Loved everything massive attention to detail and flavours were staggering. We’ll definiteRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
39 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
883 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.
92% recommended
3 people mentioned the Bacon Jam
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,401 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
First class lunch in every way. Cannot praise the food, service and ambience highly enough Had the pleasure of meeting Jason Atherton after dining. Superb
95% recommended
Best Ambience in London
95 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,257 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
We enjoyed the tasting menu with selected wines. The food, wine and service was first class.
95% recommended
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,380 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
As always a most enjoyable experience, made to feel welcome and thoroughly looked after.
98% recommended
Seafood in London
24 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,605 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Always excellent
92% recommended
6 people mentioned the Crisps
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Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,049 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Another wonderful evening at Stones , excellent service and consistently good food . Well managed in these Covid times.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
881 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Just WOW food was outstanding and even with COVID restrictions we had a fabulous dinner. Already rebooked to come with friends in December.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,337 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Efficient, friendly but unobtrusive service. Good atmosphere, lively without being overwhelming. Food was really lovely, the appetisers were a lot bigger than anticipated as were oRead more
97% recommended
Most Booked in Cheshire
6 people mentioned the Salmon Starter

The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
3,214 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Really enjoyable evening! Our table was at 8pm and although we had to leave at 10pm we didn’t feel rushed!! Totally Covid safe! Black cod was amazing!!!
92% recommended
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
  • Local Ingredients
The overall experience was great. Venue , food , ambience, service was all excellent. Couldn’t find fault.
85% recommended
9 people mentioned the Trotters

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,259 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing, as always!
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,230 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Andrea and Carla gave us the best experience we could have. A special day became lovely with these to hosting us. Thank you
88% recommended
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,219 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
An amazing experience. Great food, lovely ambience and fantastic, thoughtful staff. We will be back.
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
1,398 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lovely great service, yummy food nice atmosphere considering it’s COVID times . Beef sauce slightly salty for our taste but that’s only point to make. Fish fab and all the sides, BRead more
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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