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
1,535 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
Best Ambience in London
25 people mentioned the High Tea

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,325 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
This was my second visit - ten year gap! But if I lived closer this would be a regular place for me. Firstly lovely staff - secondly food of the highest standard - worthy of a MichRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
138 people mentioned the Haggis

Chapter One

££££·Modern European·
Orpington
4,850 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent food and service
96% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Kent
22 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Cielo Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Birmingham
1,334 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
Best Overall in Birmingham/West Midlands
6 people mentioned the Crab Linguine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
796 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Haven't been for a year, Very pleased to see the pot plants have been removed. The meals were excellent, The choices on the menu are well balanced and all without exception beautiRead more
89% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
19 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,971 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
Most Booked in London
40 people mentioned the Scallop Starter

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,469 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
We were fortunate enough to have a meal on Friday night before the restaurant closed. We were so impressed that under the exceptional circumstances you provided a lovely dinner expRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in London
18 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,057 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Voucher Gift from daughter - very nice, slightly pricey but worth it.
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

Frederick's

££££·British·
Angel
2,384 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Consistently lovely - and the lunch deal is a steal.
98% recommended
Best Ambience in North London
10 people mentioned the Pepper Squid

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,736 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Excellent (food so good that one would go back and have the same) set lunch menu with the ever present stupendous view. It is rare that a set menu can delight so much. The KimchiRead more
89% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
123 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,625 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Comfortable dining room, attentive but discreet service. We had the vegan tasting menu and every dish was imaginative, perfectly executed and delicious.
92% recommended
Healthy in West End London
123 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
5,625 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Service in faultless and food, as ever, was outstanding
Chinese in West End London
64 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Soho
2,795 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely evening. The staff were very kind and friendly and the food was delicious. The chocolat liegeois was the best I’ve ever had!
94% recommended
Modern European in West End London
27 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,416 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
We have always enjoyed dining at Hawksmoor and we were not let down! George who looked after us could not have done anymore to make it an enjoyable evening. He is an asset to the oRead more
92% recommended
Steak in West End London
92 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
2,125 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Wonderful steak! I hope the restaurant re-opens soon, good luck!
94% recommended
British in South East London
16 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,318 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Great steak restaurant. Particularly good value on Monday nights when corkage charge is reduced to £5 per bottle. We brought 3.
91% recommended
British in South West London
15 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,292 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
It were great, it were very great, it were really great.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
23 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,495 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely place to eat. Service and staff attentive. Food lovely Slightly expensive had the 2 courses for £25 Good location
91% recommended
Steak in West End London
118 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,344 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Incredible steak and friendly staff. Perfect ambience.
90% recommended
69 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Indian Accent

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
663 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
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
90% recommended
Business Meals in West End London
14 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
6,084 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Birthday treat
88% recommended
Most Booked in London
30 people mentioned the Chocolate Bomb

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
849 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
It’s was great environment to sit and catch up with old friends.
Indian in London
17 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,869 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
Scenic View in West End London
46 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,007 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Restaurant very quiet due to everyone worried about coronavirus, but service and fod were just as wonderful as always.
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Yorkshire
45 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,215 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
What an absolutely delightful experience we have just had in this charming, warm and inviting restaurant! What happened to be stressful last minute arrangement due to let down of oRead more
95% recommended
French in West End London
25 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,162 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
Wonderful food . Outstanding service! Red prawns was the best I’ve ever had
92% recommended
British in South West London
44 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,599 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Amazing! Did everything perfect.
90% recommended
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,847 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
This restaurant did not disappoint. First class treatment and a six course tasting menu.
95% recommended
European in London
241 people mentioned the Monica

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,082 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Beautiful in every way.
93% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,609 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Seriously good food ! Reminded me of Martin Wishart style in his early days. Would recommend to all food lovers !!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
650 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
The whole experience was truly excellent and the portion size for the chefs menu was great... left feeling absolutely stuffed!
93% recommended
11 people mentioned the Croquettes

Palm Court at The Langham, London

££££·English·
Oxford Circus
3,118 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
We had an amazing experience from the service, to the food and even the music played by the pianist. I would highly recommend afternoon tea at the Langham’s. The staff truly go aboRead more
93% recommended
126 people mentioned the High Tea

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,432 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
The tasting menu was really good value: Beautifully presented food, with fantastic flavour combinations with perfectly matched (and interesting) wines, which broadened our horizonsRead more
94% recommended
Best Service in Newcastle and Northumberland
39 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
883 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
Food was absolutely amazing. Lots of flavour, cooked perfectly and beautifully presented. Lovely ambiance and attentive staff. We had a perfect evening and thoroughly enjoyed our fRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Essex
3 people mentioned the Bacon Jam

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,282 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
great value for money
93% recommended
British in West End London
95 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,256 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.
94% recommended
Modern European in London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,084 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Superb food and well recommended. Will definitely be coming back for the Dover Sole
99% 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
Contemporary British in London
6 people mentioned the Crisps

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
943 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Superb as usual. First class food and Excellent service.
98% recommended
8 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
794 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
What a wonderful lunch we had (never disappoints) Once again from the moment we walked through the door we were welcomed and spoilt. Thank you. Gareth your team did you proud. EveRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,263 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
A superb experience all round. The food was first class and at a fine dining standard. Highly recommended.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
6 people mentioned the Salmon Starter

The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
3,138 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely place! The food was amazing and the service was great.
92% recommended
British 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
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Excellent as always and Liam is a dream!
86% recommended
Best Food in Berkshire
9 people mentioned the Trotters

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,028 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
We went to The Poet to celebrate a special birthday. This is our fourth visit and as usual the food and service were outstanding. The staff were very welcoming considering the presRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent
4 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,222 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Went to celebrate a special birthday and it was just superb - food was wonderful, staff were incredibly attentive, very relaxed atmosphere - just a fantastic experience
90% recommended
Afternoon Tea in London
183 people mentioned the High Tea

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,009 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Visit the Westwood on a regular basis and always first rate. Up there with the best places to eat in the area.
97% recommended
Business Meals 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
1,269 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Will definitely be back. Amazing food, great staff and a lovely atmosphere.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside
10 people mentioned the Cauliflower Risotto