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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
1,329 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
It was really awesome experience, especially its perfect service.
94% recommended
Best Ambience in London
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,125 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Had a very nice meal and enjoyed the whole experience would recommend the SetLunch Menu
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
4,636 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
I can not fault this restaurant. They make you feel extremally welcome. I have now decided that this will be my regular Sunday Lunch spot!!!
95% recommended
Business Meals in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,226 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
We booked for a celebratory post-graduation dinner, expecting something special. We got it. The food was excellent, service spot on. We'll definitely be back and highly recommend tRead more
96% recommended
Best Food in Birmingham/West Midlands
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
641 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent all round, especially the amuse gueule, and in particular the black olive look alike under the olive tree, a great surprise.
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,372 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was very good, customer service was outstanding and the place was beautiful! I would definitely recommend people to go!
93% recommended
French in West End London
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,201 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent stylish food, staff among the friendliest and courteous we have ever met. As a dining experience, we have rarely had better. It was better than several 3*s we have eaten Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
970 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
Brilliant all round. We loved it.
96% recommended
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,186 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Never disappoints and the food offering is fast catching up with the lovely ambience. Always a special occasion at Fredericks.
98% recommended
Best Overall in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,540 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
I came for a business lunch, and the venue was suitable with a good view of London/Hyde park, not too noisy, not a lot of people. The service was proper, and the lunch set deal wasRead more
92% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,431 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Great place to eat with a unique menu and fantastic service!
94% recommended
French in London
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
5,130 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Lovely setting and the food was amazing.
85% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
2,413 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Superb service and wonderful ambience, and incredible set menu both in food and value terms. I always get congratulated by my guests for choosing Ham Yard Restaurant. Little bit toRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in West End London
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
6,746 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Food was excellent
91% recommended
Steak in West End London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
1,708 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Service was amazing, couldn’t fault it. The restaurant can get a little noisy but the food was great!
93% recommended
Business Meals in South East London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,026 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Great place to spend your time with friends or family highly recommended.
92% recommended
Most Booked in South West London
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
2,700 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
On the lunch menu - |Great Food Great Staff Great Place
93% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
7,807 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Boris was an amazing waiter. Thank you so much for making my Dads birthday even more special. Food was absolutely beautiful too
92% recommended
Steak in West End London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,017 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Birthday meal for my husband. Booked as a surprise as he has wanted to go for a couple of years. He loved. Food was excellent, service top notch and lovely happy birthday rolos serRead more
92% recommended
Steak in London
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Indian Accent

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
594 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
I loved this place so had to write how good it is. I loved the twist on typical dishes. Lovely simple decor and delicious food!
89% recommended
Indian in West End London
14 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
5,141 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Outstanding service and genuinely terrific setting and ambiance
89% recommended
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
813 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
We did the tasting menu with the wine pairings and it was fantastic in every way. Super high quality without becoming gimmicky. I saw a review that raised the issue of heat, we didRead more
87% recommended
Indian in West End London
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,735 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Amazing food with so much choice. Even my vegan husband was pleased. We would definitely not hesitate in returning.
90% recommended
Seafood in West End London
46 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,859 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
We love this restaurant, we have been so many times and the food is always amazing, it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the staff are so nice. The set menu is really good value Read more
96% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Yorkshire
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
2,960 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Food was delicious - one of the best steak tartar followed by a very tender Chateaubriand and finally the pistachio soufflé which was simply amazing. BYO wines was great and thanksRead more
95% recommended
French in West End London
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,118 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
Location is a little tucked away but once we found it, the experience was awesome. We chose the tasting menu and it did not disappoint. Service was attentive but not intrusive - wiRead more
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,340 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Margot’s cuisine was fabulous!! The staff was engaging, delightful and knowledgeable on the large wine list. We had the homemade Pappardelle with Wild Boar and Ossobuco - DeliciousRead more
88% recommended
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,342 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Fantastic food, wine and service at fantastic value for money prices. The veggie tasting menu was exceptional!
96% recommended
European in London
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
1,843 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Really enjoyable lunch. Service and food were excellent. Nice wine too. It’s not cheap but it is a Michelin star restaurant in Mayfair so no surprises. The experience made it worthRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,463 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
First time here , it is a Lovely cozy busy (even on a Monday night) restaurant. Waitresses helpful and friendly. Food was great. Will definitely be back again.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
531 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Owner was warm and friendly. Food was outstanding. Highly recommended!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Palm Court at The Langham, London

££££·English·
Oxford Circus
2,934 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Birthday Experience of 5 stars! really felt spoilt!
93% recommended
English in London
126 people mentioned the High Tea

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,264 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Out for dinner with my wife, first time here and not disappointed: great service from the start, tasting menu with pairs wines was superb and get buzz in the place!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
39 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
731 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Our second time at The Pig and Whistle. Service was fantastic. Attentive but not over bearing. Food portions are generous and the dishes are well thought out and prepared well. ProRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Essex
3 people mentioned the Bacon Jam

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,014 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
One of the best experiences we have ever had. The ambiance, the food and the servers were outstanding. A bit expensive but I would highly recommend it for foodies. The presentatiRead more
93% recommended
British in London
95 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,090 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent service and food.
95% recommended
Modern European in London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
2,713 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Beautiful food and fantastic service from our waiter Juann. Went for my husbands birthday after being recommended and did not disappoint. Service was attentive but not excessive aRead more
99% recommended
Seafood in London
24 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,450 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
We enjoyed the scratch menu available 5:30-6:30. Portions aren’t huge but they are really tasty and loved the concept. Main menu is quite pricey but if it is the same quality food Read more
92% recommended
Contemporary British in London
6 people mentioned the Crisps

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
828 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent as always. Looking forward to returning in December!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
668 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
This Michelin-starred restaurant has, unlike many, kept it's feet firmly on the ground. The dining rooms are casual and relaxed - wooden tables, mismatched chairs and cutlery, no hRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
1,939 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Superb food cooked within sight of the tables As well as being full of flavour the presentation is excellent Friendly service
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
6 people mentioned the Salmon Starter

The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
2,608 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely lunch... Great service.. Friendly and professional..
91% recommended
Most Booked in London
18 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

The North Port Restaurant

££££·Scottish·
Perth
599 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • 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
97% recommended
11 people mentioned the Haggis
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The Oxford Blue

££££·Contemporary British·
Windsor
620 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
The food was just exquisite and the home made bread exceptional. The room looked beautiful and the chairs really comfy. The staff very knowledgable about how the food was cooked anRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Berkshire
9 people mentioned the Trotters

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
833 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Worth the Drive
Top Nosh Just on the right side of poncy
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
3,871 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Wonderful experience, staff very pleasant and the food quality superb, one little gripe, the tea wasn't piping hot but apart from that the afternoon was absolutely lovely!
91% recommended
Best Ambience in West End London
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
1,853 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great staff quality food Atmosphere in Restaurant very pleasant Upstairs Bar area a little lacking in atmosphere
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
95% recommended
4 people mentioned the Scallop Starter
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Wild Mushroom

££££·British·
Westfield
1,025 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful food, professional and fantastic service and overall a amazing experience
97% recommended
252 people mentioned the Wild Mushroom
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Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,002 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Service excellent waiter funny 😂 and knowledgable,not sure about the sauces going on with the beef.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside
10 people mentioned the Cauliflower Risotto