50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK 2020

There are many factors contributing to a romantic dining experience... world class ingredients, impeccable service and a unique ambience. The 50 most romantic restaurants 2020 showcase those seductive spots that enable diners to create delicious connections and memories that last a lifetime. The list is determined by analysing more than 1,080,000 reviews from more than 8,500 restaurants across the UK - all submitted by verified diners.

As rated by verified OpenTable diners
Restaurants:Afternoon Tea at the Oscar Wilde Lounge, Thames Foyer, Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham
Price Range:££ - ££££
Cuisines:Afternoon Tea, French
Neighborhoods:Piccadilly, Covent Garden, Newcastle upon Tyne

Afternoon Tea at the Oscar Wilde Lounge

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Piccadilly
1,666 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Romance
Everything was outstanding. The food was outstanding with a flair for theatre. Exquisite. The service excellent with beautiful piano playing. The best afternoon tea I have ever expRead more
Afternoon Tea in London

Thames Foyer

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,941 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for Birthdays
If ever you wanted to feel special, eat the most amazing, delicious food, pastries, cakes, then book high tea. From start to finish we were welcomed and given the best experience Read more
Afternoon Tea in London

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

££££·French·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,496 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Lovely vegetarian food and it is so hard to find plus a beautiful view from upstairs
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland

Cafe 1

££££·Scottish·
Inverness
1,333 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
As always fabulous food and great service
Best Overall in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

Café St Honoré

££££·French·
New Town
1,177 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
The starter of beetroot salad was outstanding, my friend had the parsnip and pear soup was also excellent; te mains of braised pork with black pudding and duck confit continued thRead more
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian
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Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,370 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Great option for a special event / celebration dinner or a romantic evening, very good and attentive personnel, beautiful setting and decoration, nice food
French in West End London

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
2,172 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Sublime evening. World class food, great service. What is not to like?!
Best Overall in London

The Gainsborough Brasserie

££££·Contemporary British·
United Kingdom
828 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Joseph was very attentive and professional. Made a fantastic meal excellent!!

Estabulo - Darlington

££££·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Darlington
1,197 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
Great service. Good selection of food. Unfortunately, some of the meats extra tough
Best Food in Durham/County Durham
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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

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,394 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
Disabled Access in London

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

Harry's Restaurant

££££·Comfort Food·
Exeter
1,705 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
A lovely place with really great food. Brilliant service
Best Overall in Devon

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·Steakhouse·
Manchester
5,164 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
The sea bream was delicate and the steak cooked to perfection. We can't wait to dine here again. Thanks
Best Service in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Hispi

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
1,051 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
excellent food as always , courses well balanced, superb friendly service as always - couldn't fault it !
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Ivy Asia, Spinningfields

££££·Contemporary Asian·
Manchester
2,065 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Romance
Lovely experience and incredible food. Will definitely come again!
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester
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Kala

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
888 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Food perfection, cannot wait to visit again one day in the future.
Best Value in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,992 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Lovely menu, food great. Service was just right. It was my husband’s birthday so we were given a glass of fizz and a lovely little selection of desserts, a great touch!!!
Notable Wine List in Yorkshire

La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
1,036 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent in all ways, something to remember forever.
French in London

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,444 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
if you want the modern, soleless, metal, what seems to be trendy bar like restaurant, that’s rapid, rushed, hectic with a huge selection on the menu, this isn’t the place for you. Read more
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London

Medlar

££££·Modern European·
Chelsea
1,582 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Loved it, great little place. Epic food
Modern European in London

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,753 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Fantastic food outstanding service definitely be visiting again
European in London

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,096 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

No. 97

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
1,306 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
good option for a buzzy meal in surbiton. Menu is short but enough choice to suit all palates.
Modern European in London

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
2,034 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Everything was just fantastic, we had a brilliant time at number 16 and can't wait to come back.
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
1,133 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
Delicious and nicely presented food. Wonderful service and great buzzy ambience. It was amazing dinner!
Best Overall in Bristol

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,809 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Delicious delicious delicious food. Really filling as well which is what I expect. Service was fantastic as well. They catered to dietary requirements really well. £65 is expensiveRead more
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland

Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
1,022 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
Great food, wine and service. Would recommend to friends and strangers
Fit for Foodies in East London

Pinion

££££·Bistro·
Prescot
1,062 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
This is a lunch time review not been in the evening. Pinion is a superb restaurant, the food we ate was excellent. The staff on arrival were very welcoming and helpful and this wasRead more
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Röski

££££·British·
Liverpool
775 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Dining here is such an experience. Every course on the tasting menu is so individual. We had the wine flight for the first time with the tasting menu and it is really worth it as tRead more
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Simpson's In The Strand

££££·British·
Covent Garden
5,191 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Sunday Lunch
The BEST roast rib of beef I have ever tasted! Well worth every penny, an experience not to be missed

Sleepy Hollow

££££·Irish·
Belfast
1,054 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Enjoyed a lovely lunch at Sleepy Hollow. Very tasty food, well presented and good service. Will be back again soon.
Best Food in Northern Ireland

Smiths Restaurant Ongar

££££·Seafood·
Ongar
2,118 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Excellent service, very good food. Highly recommended
Best Overall in Essex

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
4,353 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Always delicious food, great views great service, and good value for the level of restaurant and with comparable establishments. You can depend on Smiths to deliver quality.
Seafood in London

Sticky Walnut

££££·Bistro·
Chester
1,405 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Gorgeous food as always. Perfect for a special occasion. Would highly recommend
Best Overall in Cheshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,370 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

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
1,206 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

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,505 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

The Cherry Tree

££££·British·
Bolton
3,561 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
Food service and ambiance excellent. Only down was that it was a little draughty where we where sat.
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester

The Dovecote Restaurant

££££·European·
Derby
1,098 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Birthdays
We went for our wedding anniversary and had fantastic service, we were even given an anniversary card from the staff. Would definitely go back again.
Best Overall in Derbyshire

The Elephant Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Torquay
1,440 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Greeted at the door and made to feel very welcome. Service was great and the food was delicious. We will be returning and would recommend to others.
Best Overall in Devon

The French Table

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
3,556 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Amazing food and great service! Great way to kick off December and Christmas festivities. Thank you so much for a lovely evening. We will be back.
Modern European in London

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,852 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

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,501 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Lovely pre-christmas lunch. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend.
Best Overall in Yorkshire

The White Onion

££££·French·
Wimbledon
1,272 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Lovely evening. Good food. Happy place!

Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,838 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Food was fantastic and the service matched.
Best Food in London

Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,820 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Food was gorgeous but portion of pork just a little too large. Overall though it was very good. Definitely go back
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside