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
1,660 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Romance
In the late 1960s, my husband was dared to take his cheese sandwiches into the Cafe Royal. Unsurprisingly, he was politely asked to leave! So it was a return visit for him to seeRead more
Afternoon Tea in London
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,666 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
The food was perfect. Steak was sublime. Starters were amazing (goat cheese was out of this world amazing). Desserts were also very nice (lemon curd meringue and chocolate ganache)Read more
Scottish in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
5,147 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Superb food and service, really enjoyable meal. A few of the servers could have been more careful keeping masks up, but overall felt safe. We'll be back soon
Notable Wine List in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,487 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Fab staff giving great service. Menu was large and varied and food was lovely and presented well - also delicious !! Staff friendly and very professional . Brilliant place for a spRead more
Notable Wine List in Birmingham/West Midlands
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
1,061 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Everything was beautifully presented, with amazing flavours and textures. The restaurant was quiet and service was attentive. The wine pairings were surprising choices, but perfectRead more
French in London
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,377 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Always amazing in every way Our favourite for all occasions
French in West End London
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
2,169 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. Service and food just off the scale of excellence.
Best Overall in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,317 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Absolutely fantastic place. Our host Gareth is a credit to the place. We will definitely revisit on our next visit to Edinburgh
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,868 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Lovely Environment for an excellent lunch at a favourite restaurant
Business Meals in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,400 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
The staff was amazing! They were warm and friendly and didn’t have an air of pretension, unlike a restaurant of lower quality that we went to the night before. It was a breath of fRead more
Business Meals in London
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,738 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vegan
  • Tasting Menu
The food was a delight and well thought out, with neat choices of beverages to accompany the plates. The service was immaculate and attentive.
French in London
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
6,157 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Great dinner. Had the Ruby set menu which was loads of utterly delicious food and the cocktails were delicious too.
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
3,483 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Lovely three course lunch including a glass of champagne.
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine
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Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steakhouse·
Piccadilly
8,800 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
Great food and service, but I hope you have deep pockets (££££). Steak was cooked to order and their chips were fantastic. Will attend again, but only for special occasions
Steakhouse in London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·Steakhouse·
London Bridge
3,629 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
I have visited this restaurant several times and also used the home service. The food never disappoints, in quantity, quality or taste. The place has a great feel to it and althougRead more
Steakhouse in London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·Steakhouse·
Knightsbridge
2,864 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We had the 3 course set menu. Fantastic value and best steak you’ll ever taste. We don’t live in London but when we visit we have to have a hawksmoor steak. You really can taste Read more
Steakhouse in London
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·Steakhouse·
Manchester
5,125 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Cool experience , nice friendly welcome at the door , than the waiter was professional and choose a really well done menu for me. The wine manager was really prepare , and give meRead more
Best Food in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,810 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Fabulous evening - great service with a Happy Birthday desert for my wife. Thank you
Steakhouse in London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·British·
Shoreditch
5,841 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Always a fantastic meal at the Hawksmoor. Delicious from start to finish with great drinks from their incredible bar and superbly-curated wine list to go with it. It still has thRead more
Best Overall in East London
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·Breakfast·
Chelsea
9,312 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
Very beautiful restaurant. We all liked the Christmas decorations at the main entrance. I have been there twice already. Everyone loved it and I am looking forward to go back againRead more
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
913 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
My lunch at Jamavar, similar to the other times I have eaten there, was outstanding. The service, quality of food and ambience is over-the-top near-perfect. The only slight issueRead more
Indian in West End London
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,983 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Always a lovely evening at Kendall’s. Certainly one of our favourite restaurants for quality every time.
Fit for Foodies in Yorkshire
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,431 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Always great!
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,138 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
It was our first time at Marcus. From the staff to the atmosphere it was amazing. The food was unbelievable, we had the 7 course taste of Marcus menu - wow. Loved every second. WeRead more
Fit for Foodies in London
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,944 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
fantastic food in a great setting - very good wine sommelier!
Italian in West End London
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,744 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and service in a very relaxed atmosphere, thoroughly recommend.
European in London
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,097 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
2,020 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent food, staff great, not too intrusive. Will be back soon.
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
1,119 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
We had an amazing meal at Paco. The ambience was great, loved the dark space, the dimmed lights , playing some tuneeeesss😀 Food was so so good, would deffo go again.
Best Overall in Bristol
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,801 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Great food, fantastic staff, lovely atmosphere.
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
39 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
4,331 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Very nice staff, great views, tasty food, good portions, clean toilets, high rate overall. We highly recomend.
Seafood in London
24 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,367 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Absolutely fabulous. Thank you for going to so much trouble to cater for my intolerances. I have many and I was able to eat all of my amazing courses without worrying. We all enRead more
Best Overall in Derbyshire
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
1,202 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Wonderful night, all the staff were so well informed and attentive. Food was excellent
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,506 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
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

££££·Breakfast·
Liverpool Street
4,513 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
Amazing atmosphere, tasty food and excellent service!Thank you Ivy City garden !
Breakfast in London
18 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,844 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
One of the best meals I have had in a very long time! Exemplary
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Thames Foyer

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,926 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for Birthdays
We had the most amazing afternoon tea at the Savoy. The whole ambience was just delightful, the most stunning food and attentive, friendly service . The hotel is very special andRead more
Afternoon Tea in London
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,499 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Food is fantastic ambience a little jaded by the placement of the table, but the building itself is stunning staff very friendly
Best Overall in Yorkshire
8 people mentioned the Duck Salad Starter

Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,809 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
It is unfortunate that most tables downstairs suffer from a cold fraught whenever anyone comes in the door although you have tried positively to minimise the impact. The young genRead more
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside
10 people mentioned the Cauliflower Risotto