50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK 2020

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. 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.

Restaurants:Afternoon Tea at the Oscar Wilde Lounge, Afternoon Tea at The Savoy, Anderson's Bar & Grill
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:Afternoon Tea, English
Neighborhoods:Piccadilly, Covent Garden, Birmingham

Afternoon Tea at the Oscar Wilde Lounge

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Piccadilly
1,534 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
94% recommended
Best Ambience in London

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

Anderson's Bar & Grill

££££·English·
Birmingham
1,505 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Our booking on Saturday 14th March was an excellent experience.i must mention at this critical time we felt absolutely everything you could do to limit any contamination was undertRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Birmingham/West Midlands

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

££££·French·
Newcastle upon Tyne
855 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
Amazing food and service under tough circumstances- love the Bouchon
98% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland

Cafe 1

££££·Scottish·
Inverness
793 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Cafe 1 never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. Definitely my favourite restaurant in the Highlands.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

Café St Honoré

££££·French·
New Town
1,020 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Really nice food very intimate setting good wine and the service was good. I will definitely go again.
96% recommended
Business Meals in Edinburgh/Midlothian

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,970 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
Romance in West End London

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,468 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 Overall in London

Dan Moon at the Gainsborough

££££·Contemporary British·
Bath
828 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
This was a treat for my Sister's birthday. I could not fault the experience from arrival to departure. I love this kind of dinning and regularly go to restaurants of this calibre. Read more
96% recommended
Best Service in Bath/Somerset

Estabulo - Darlington

££££·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Darlington
696 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Best steak ever will definitely be back. Service was also fantastic and staff were very accommodating.
95% recommended

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,057 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Voucher Gift from daughter - very nice, slightly pricey but worth it.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian

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
90% recommended
Scenic View in West End London

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.
93% recommended
Healthy in West End London

Harry's Restaurant

££££·Comfort Food·
Exeter
1,006 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding breakfast - we love this place and the service is always excellent and friendly
98% recommended
Best Overall in Cornwall/Devon

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 Service in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Heaneys

££££·British·
Cardiff
658 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
A really nice and tasty Sunday lunch. Starter selection wasn’t really as appealing or varied as expected but still nice
95% recommended
Best Overall in Wales

Hispi

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
606 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Absolutey superb....AS EVER. Best roast in Manchester
97% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Ivy Asia, Spinningfields

££££·Contemporary Asian·
Manchester
986 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Great service and wonderful food thank you we have a great evening
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kala

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
488 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
We were lucky to be at the brilliant Kala for a last supper on the last night before the enforced closure. It was poignant but delightful
97% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

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.
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Yorkshire

La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
857 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
We had an absolutely brilliant lunch! Food was gorgeous and the Millifeuile dessert was incredible! We did the 3 course lunch option with wine pairing. It all worked really well. Read more
94% recommended
French in London

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
94% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in London

Medlar

££££·Modern European·
Chelsea
1,241 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing- everything was delicious - we have a really perfect evening
100% recommended
Modern European in London

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

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,082 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Beautiful in every way.
94% recommended
Contemporary European in London

No. 97

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
712 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Very quiet (unusually so) Extremely attentive and helpful waiter. Would always recommend and definitely return.
100% recommended
Modern European in London

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 !!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire

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!
94% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,432 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
95% recommended
Best Service in Newcastle and Northumberland

Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
821 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Second time we've been and didn't disappoint. One of our favourite restaurants to come to, with each dish being totally different and inventive within a nicely done, modest restaurRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in East London

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 Ambience in Essex

Pinion

££££·Bistro·
Prescot
665 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lovely restaurant, not a great choice on the menu especially if your a bit fussy with food. Found the food a bit rich in flavours Staff lovely and friendly. It’s a bit expensive
93% recommended
Best Service in Liverpool/Merseyside

Röski

££££·British·
Liverpool
543 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Roski is a great place to eat - the food is divine and service is amazing. We did the tasting menu and it was delicious! Get the carrots as an extra - if you don't know what they aRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Simpson's In The Strand

££££·British·
Covent Garden
5,576 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
The BEST roast rib of beef I have ever tasted! Well worth every penny, an experience not to be missed
93% recommended
Sunday Lunch in West End London

Sleepy Hollow

££££·Irish·
Belfast
374 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Couldn’t fault it had a lovely evening and beautiful food will definitely be back
96% recommended
Best Food in Northern Ireland

Smiths Restaurant Ongar

££££·Seafood·
Ongar
1,142 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food with excellent friendly service. Would go back.
97% recommended
Best Food in Essex

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

Sticky Walnut

££££·Bistro·
Chester
832 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great lunch thank you so much. Cauliflower risotto highly recommended.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
943 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Superb as usual. First class food and Excellent service.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire

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

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,263 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
A lovely setting for a celebratory meal. The service was excellent and there was a great range of vegan options.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire

The Cherry Tree

££££·British·
Bolton
1,288 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Couldn't fault anything, the food, drinks and service were fantastic, will definitely be back again.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

The Dovecote Restaurant

££££·European·
Derby
711 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent standards in the very difficult circumstances. Thank you very much
96% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire

The Elephant Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Torquay
618 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
The set lunch menu is Michelin starred dining at an incredibly low price. Everything was of the highest quality- the bread, the wine, the food. The staff, including chef, were charRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cornwall/Devon

The French Table

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
3,383 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Four of us had the lunchtime tasting menu which was excellent value. The smoked eel and kimchi was particularly enjoyed as was the Jerusalem artichoke velouté.
99% recommended
Modern European in London

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,028 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Fit for Foodies
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

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.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Yorkshire

The White Onion

££££·French·
Wimbledon
877 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
It was outstanding! Amazing food, so tasty and brilliantly presented
96% recommended
French in South West London

Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,659 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
The staff were friendly despite facing tough times with imminent closure due to coronavirus. They made this feel like a great last hurrah before we all have to remain distant. The Read more
95% recommended
European in London

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