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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 Hotel Café Royal, Angels with Bagpipes, Chapter One
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:Afternoon Tea, Scottish, Modern European
Neighborhoods:Piccadilly, Old Town, Orpington

Afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Piccadilly
1,213 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
The service was very good and we would definitely come back! The decor is top notch! Love it!
94% recommended
Best Ambience in London
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
2,990 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
I’ve been to this restaurant quite a few times now and always had a great experience. Good service, friendly and knowledgeable. The food is lovely and the paired wines with the tasRead more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
4,532 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Went for husbands birthday- absolutely superb meal and service. Made the event really special. Would highly recommend.
95% recommended
Business Meals in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,163 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
I have visited Ceilo since it opened and have always had a great experience both in business and with family and friends.
96% recommended
Business Meals in Birmingham/West Midlands
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
567 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
I took my wife for her Birthday, she loves flavours and Claude Bosi was everything I'd hoped for. I've not been in the building this millenium but it's now in beautiful conditionRead more
91% recommended
French in London
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,191 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
I was aware of the romantic scene of this dining room, but I didn’t expect the dishes to be extra delicious while everyone here being so considerate. I only mentioned my allergy onRead more
90% recommended
Romance in West End London
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,070 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Probably, the best fine dining experience we have ever had and we've had more than our fair share.
99% recommended
Best Overall in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
912 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
Anniversary dinner food was superb, service excellent and friendly. Already booked for birthday dinner
97% recommended
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,098 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Went for a family birthday and the restaurant is lovely and everyone's food was excellent. There was not a scrap left on any plate. The service was excellent not intrusive and alwaRead more
97% recommended
Best Service in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,405 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely outstanding experience at Galvins, our waiter Marco was absolutely second to none....legend!
93% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,296 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Whatever your dietary choices are, there is something for everyone at this wonderful restaurant. I am a fully fledged ‘flexitarian’ but we tried the Vegan Tasting menu ‘Les PlanteRead more
94% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in West End London
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
4,911 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
I would really recommend it for the atmosphere and food. But service is always always poor. Good food, good cocktails.
87% recommended
Chinese in London
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
2,237 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
Finding a good pre theatre restaurant in west end is so much better these days and this hotel (part of the firmdale group) is a good find. It was quiet on a Monday evening which waRead more
96% recommended
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
6,449 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely venue. We shared a Chateaubriand and it was exceptional. The wine list is a wonder with many excellent wines available by the glass. Service was very good and like the way tRead more
91% recommended
Steak in West End London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
1,460 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
As usual, top service and top food! Everything was on point!
92% recommended
British in South East London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
1,881 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Very good food-the rib starters and the Rolos for desert-service was a little slow to start with but got better
93% recommended
British in South West London
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
2,429 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Had the best steak we’ve ever had and we’ve had steak all over the world!! Service fantastic, really can’t recommend enough!! I live in Aberdeen but I’ll be back!!
94% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
7,471 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Fantastic food , great value on the set meal. Pay extra for the Filet tails - delicious.
93% recommended
Steak in West End London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
4,860 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent food and great service
93% recommended
Steak in London
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Indian Accent

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
527 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
We had the set lunch menu. The starter was nice , the main was extremely average and we didn’t particularly think the food was outstanding or worth the price. Cocktails were niceRead more
89% recommended
Indian in West End London
14 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
4,572 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Loveee will definitely go again whenever I’m back in town
89% recommended
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
796 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Excellent service from Nazz & Vithal. Lamb chops are a must as they are delicious
90% recommended
Indian in West End London
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,665 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
First time to visit Kaspar and in keeping with the Savoy service I was suitablly impressed. The service was impeccable. The food was good but would have liked it better if more of Read more
90% recommended
Seafood in West End London
46 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,793 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
The subdued lighting in this restaurant creates a very relaxed atmosphere. We have eaten here before and as on our first visit, attention to detail is very apparent, from dietary rRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Yorkshire
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
2,846 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
If we are ever going to the theatre we always go to L’Escargot for dinner before. The staff the food the place is just delightful and really enhances our night out. Quite simple a Read more
95% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,081 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely superb in every respect. We have wanted to go here for years and it lived up to our expectation. My only criticism would be the wine list which is extensive but also vRead more
87% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,216 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
It was a lovely meal from beginning to end. The food was delicious, and the service was wonderful,
88% recommended
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,234 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Excellent food with attentive but not over attentive service. Highly recommended!
97% recommended
European in London
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
1,711 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
The service, meal and food was fantastic. The only down side was that we
94% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,370 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
Number Sixteen is absolutely amazing! The service was impeccable, the staff were helpful and kind, the atmosphere is charming and comfortable and the food is outstanding! I am so hRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
444 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Best meal I’ve had for ages. Everything was amazing!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Palm Court at The Langham, London

££££·English·
Oxford Circus
2,830 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Absolutely sublime - thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon!
93% recommended
Best Ambience in West End London
126 people mentioned the High Tea

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,169 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We were celebrating my Father's birthday and overall really loved our lunch. The lady who looked after us (no name badges so don't have her name) was so knowledgeable about food anRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
39 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
661 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
Great service - went above and beyond. Thank you!!
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Essex
3 people mentioned the Bacon Jam

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
2,852 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
The food, the venue and the service was amazing. Not only was what we ordered excellent (the Cote de Boeuf and Mac and cheese 🤤) but all in the in between courses were fab - I’ve Read more
93% recommended
British in London
95 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,027 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
A really enjoyable lunch, delicious food from start to finish with excellent service. Accompanied by several glasses of well chosen wines. Bit of a well kept secret will definitelyRead more
95% recommended
Modern European in West End London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
2,485 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
This is my second visit within weeks and a fabulous restaurant the food is superb with great presentation and choice something to suit everyone I look forward to next visit
98% recommended
Scenic View in London
24 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,325 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
We had in mind a visit to Spring from the outset of our holiday plans, given Skye’s reputation. Arriving only a little early, we were welcomed warmly and taken to our table, wheRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary British in London
6 people mentioned the Crisps

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
746 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
Enjoyed everything the restaurant offered - great food and great service.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
597 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Michelin Star dining in a quirky setting in Winchester. Excellent food of the highest quality presented beautifully with attentive but not invasive service. Fantastic gin selectionRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
1,754 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent food and service. Highly recommend!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
6 people mentioned the Salmon Starter

The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
2,284 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Great service and very good food. We enjoyed our visit
92% recommended
Most Booked in London
18 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

The North Port Restaurant

££££·Scottish·
Perth
598 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
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
98% recommended
11 people mentioned the Haggis
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The Oxford Blue

££££·Contemporary British·
Windsor
567 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
I visited the Oxford Blue with my family for my daughter's 18th birthday. The meal was absolutely superb - each dish and each course was a showstopper. The service was attentive anRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Berkshire
9 people mentioned the Trotters

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
735 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Worth the Drive
Excellent, best food I tried in this area. Made us feel very welcomed , we enjoyed our experience
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
3,643 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely experience at the savoy made you feel very special in a relaxed atmosphere
91% recommended
Afternoon Tea in London
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
1,754 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
I’ve have been to the Westwood on a lunchtime a few times now and I have never been disappointed ... the food and service are excellent and the staff are always friendly and helpRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Yorkshire
8 people mentioned the Duck Salad Starter

Trinity

££££·British·
Cambridge
698 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
95% recommended
4 people mentioned the Scallop Starter
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Wild Mushroom

££££·British·
Westfield
1,025 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive
Wonderful food, professional and fantastic service and overall a amazing experience
98% recommended
252 people mentioned the Wild Mushroom
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Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
863 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
We keep coming back because the food and service is always faultless. Keep it up.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside
10 people mentioned the Cauliflower Risotto