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
1,540 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
A wonderful cosy yet elegant room which perfectly suited the charm of its name. The afternoon tea was varied yet traditional with lovely extra touches. The service was impeccable aRead more
95% recommended
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,438 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
We had a really nice afternoon in the restaurant. It was very clean and all tables were separated with Perspex boards. The atmosphere was really friendly. Our waitress was lovely Read more
97% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
5,077 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
The menu offered a good choice. We went for the Christmas Menu which was good value for 4 courses. The meal was excellent.
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,355 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
From start to finish Cielo never disappoints. The manager Giorgio is the most welcoming host I know and the food is always superb. When you combine that with ambience and great serRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Birmingham/West Midlands
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
884 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Another excellent experience at Claude Bosi. A wonderful lunch.
91% recommended
French in London
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,980 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
95% recommended
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,754 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
We want to thank all the magnificent team at Core. Wonderful experience start to finish Special special food wine service Our thanks once again. Nick & Julie Ps will be baRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,118 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
We went for my 30th and it was great! The staff were really wonderful and made us feel comfortable, wearing masks and could see them using hand sanitizer regularly. The food was deRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,634 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
Fabulous venue. Superb food, outstanding staff. Would definitely recommend Fredericks. Couldn’t fault a thong about the evening.
98% recommended
Best Ambience in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,778 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Really good attentive service. Had tasting course and wine pairing which i'd highly recommend.
90% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,705 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
I had the vegan tasting menu. The attention to detail on the food is outstanding. Flavour is perfection. Could not fault a mouthful. Knowledgeable and helpful staff who take you thRead more
93% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in London
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
5,879 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Great meal, food was wonderful, difficult to choose which was the best dish. Definitely recommend
86% recommended
Chinese in West End London
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
2,966 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
We had a meal pre theatre. We were outside due to Covid restrictions.plenty of heaters to keep everyone warm and good space between tables Staff were attentive And food wine lovey Read more
91% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,924 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Had a wonderful time always amazing food.
95% recommended
Steak in West End London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
2,758 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
fantastic, as per usual. Hawksmoor have really nailed the relaxed, high quality dining experience. staff are informative and friendly and each element of the meal is outstanding.
96% recommended
Business Meals in South East London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,464 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Steaks awesome and melt in the mouth. Service so friendly. Atmosphere vibrant.
93% recommended
British in South West London
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,930 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great time, great fun.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
9,033 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Nicely cooked food. Very good quality of meat. Service was excellent. Recommended for a cosy lunch or dinner. Well done.
95% recommended
Steak in London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,656 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Well, what can I say? The food was amazing YET AGAIN I’ve eaten at this restaurant on many occasions and it’s always had me coming back for more The fillet was cooked to perfRead more
93% recommended
Steak in London
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
7,352 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Loved my visit to the Ivy - the ambiance as always was amazing. My service was amazing. The only issue I had was that my poached eggs were not poached but boiled eggs - I raised thRead more
86% recommended
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
882 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Spicy
Amazing as always! Food fantastic and the service spot on. Thanks again.
92% recommended
Indian in London
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,872 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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.
95% recommended
46 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,113 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
My husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary and it didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious and the wine was exceptional. We will definitely be going again. I highlyRead more
94% recommended
Romance in Yorkshire
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,310 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
What a wonderful London institution. Classy, friendly, very French with a reasonably priced wine list and an interesting cocktail selection. The food is excellent and a wonderfulRead more
94% recommended
French in West End London
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,169 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Great food and atmosphere. We went for some of the signature dishes of Marcus like the Tarte Tatin and all was lovely. Of course expect to pay celeb chef prices!
100% recommended
Notable Wine List in London
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,694 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Outstanding Beautiful room, sat at the bar great comfortable bar chairs made us feel part of everything and still cosy in our own bubble Wild boar pappardelle & crab ravioli so tasRead more
92% recommended
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,082 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
We really enjoyed our meal. This was food I couldn't begin to cook which is what I like when I eat out, The place is smart but relaxed, the staff efficient but friendly and helpfulRead more
98% recommended
European in London
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,110 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
95% recommended
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,725 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic meal at No Sixteen, great service, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Will definitely be back
99% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
787 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Top food destination. My first time visiting and it did not disappoint in any area. The staff were amazing, upbeat and took time to detail the menu and give quality recommendationRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Palm Court at The Langham, London

££££·English·
Oxford Circus
3,155 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Great experience for special occasion.
91% recommended
Afternoon Tea in London
126 people mentioned the High Tea

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,579 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Absolutely delicious food which was helpfully explained by attentive but not intrusive waiting staff. Recommended wine pairing was also delicious.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
39 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
884 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Sunday Lunch
Would highly recommend making a booking and visit the restaurant. The food, service and value for money was outstanding We will definitely be returning.
96% recommended
3 people mentioned the Bacon Jam
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,493 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Food was amazing. Beautifully presented and set my taste buds alight! The fallow deer, hot/cold oyster (oyster ice cream was SO delicious) and partridge were a few of the memorableRead more
97% recommended
British in West End London
95 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,258 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
We enjoyed the tasting menu with selected wines. The food, wine and service was first class.
97% recommended
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,591 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
2nd time here, been waiting nearly 2 years to find the right occasion to come and it was with family got my 30th. Unfortunately, they didn't have the one thing I was waiting years Read more
99% recommended
Seafood in London
24 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,605 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Always excellent
91% recommended
6 people mentioned the Crisps
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Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,116 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Couldn't fault any aspect of the meal. Food wad excellent and service friendly but professional. In addition to the meal canapes, bread amuse bouche and petit fours were provided wRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
984 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We LOVE the Black Rat !
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,509 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Amazing little restaurant, wonderful food and staff
98% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
6 people mentioned the Salmon Starter

The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
3,370 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Perfect location for meeting Fabulous food and service Will be back
92% recommended
Brunch in City of London
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
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent as always and Liam is a dream!
81% recommended
9 people mentioned the Trotters
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The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,356 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding food and experience ! Consistently so, never had a bad meal there.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Thames Foyer

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,347 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Wonderful experience!! Loved everything. The piano player was outstanding
93% recommended
Best Ambience in West End London
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,289 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Excellent as usual 😁
98% recommended
Best Service 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
1,543 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding food excellent service all in all a really enjoyable experience
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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