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
1,536 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

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,227 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Andrea and Carla gave us the best experience we could have. A special day became lovely with these to hosting us. Thank you
89% recommended

Anderson's Bar & Grill

££££·English·
Birmingham
1,506 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

££££·French·
Newcastle upon Tyne
998 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
We booked for the Thursday evening and had a fanatic meal, it was sooooooo good we booked again for the Friday. Both meals were exceptional, freshly cooked and very tasty. Great FRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland

Cafe 1

££££·Scottish·
Inverness
914 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Super menu - steaks and tempura were really delicious! Great service too.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

Café St Honoré

££££·French·
New Town
1,112 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
A little pricey, depending on your budget, delicious food, great ambience and lovely staff.
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,977 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

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,652 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
The food is a work of art, service and staff are super, decoration is quiet and elegant, would recommend the CORE with the highest compliments. Well done to chef Clare Smyth and thRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in London

Dan Moon at the Gainsborough

££££·Contemporary British·
Bath
828 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Joseph was very attentive and professional. Made a fantastic meal excellent!!
95% recommended

Estabulo - Darlington

££££·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Darlington
867 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
Amazing food and great place to be for a lovely meal out.
92% recommended
Most Booked in Durham/County Durham

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,101 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Local Ingredients
We have been wanting to visit for some time & were not disappointed in anyway. The food & service was exceptional & we shall certainly be back! Thanks for a lovely meal
97% recommended
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,758 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Attentive service, great view and good value with the OpenTable deal. Would be happy to take friends there again.
87% recommended
Scenic View in London

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,674 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Amazing menu we chose red, each course divine and beautifully presented. Staff courteous and professional.
92% recommended

Harry's Restaurant

££££·Comfort Food·
Exeter
1,193 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and service. A bit pricey but lovely for a treat.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Cornwall/Devon

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,740 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
I always find the food and service excellent each time we go
95% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Heaneys

££££·British·
Cardiff
659 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
A really nice and tasty Sunday lunch. Starter selection wasn’t really as appealing or varied as expected but still nice
92% recommended
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Hispi

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
694 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The restaurant was perfect for our tenth anniversary and the staff and service was excellent. Food was excellent
98% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Ivy Asia, Spinningfields

££££·Contemporary Asian·
Manchester
1,225 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Had a great time at The Ivy for my birthday, our server Olivia was outstanding.
93% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kala

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
593 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Great food and service. That lunch menu can't be beat for value.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,076 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
As ever, the food and service were excellent. It was a Tuesday evening, so quite quiet. It isn't cheap, but the quality still makes it excellent value.
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in Yorkshire

La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
865 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
one of the good restaurant to come and visit. various choices of food to choose
94% recommended

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,234 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
The restaurant had a great buzz. The staff were very attentive and the food was outstanding. Overall a great experience.
94% recommended

Medlar

££££·Modern European·
Chelsea
1,270 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Quiet Conversation
Birthday - been their many time’s but not for a good while. It was always very good this time outstanding - particularly for a guy whose tastes have been affected by drugs. A totalRead more
99% recommended

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,929 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Wife’s birthday. Great place and amazing meal. Little extras a real surprise.
95% recommended

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,105 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Brilliant experience, sitting looking into the hectic but apparently very happy kitchen. Really friendly staff, superb food, will definitely return.
96% recommended
Romance in West End London

No. 97

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
820 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great food and atmosphere. Felt very safe in terms of covid precautions but not so in your face it felt sterile and unwelcoming
99% recommended
Modern European in London

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,700 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
great food at cheap prices on the early menu, would recommend
100% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
739 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
amazing food and lovely setting. Staff were really helpful
93% recommended
Most Booked in Bristol

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,529 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Table ready upon arrival, attentive waitering from start to finish. High quality tasting menu - we had both standard and veggie. Comfortable seating reasonably spaced. Just a goRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland

Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
853 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
From service to food, everything was fabulous! We have been getting homing Pidgin and we are very glad to be back to having the restaurant experience.
94% recommended
Best Food in London

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
883 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
Would highly recommend making a booking and visit the restaurant. The food, service and value for money was outstanding We will definitely be returning.
92% recommended
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Pinion

££££·Bistro·
Prescot
754 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Well organised with all staff in visors or masks. Seated quickly, beautiful food, excellent service... Funny but not intrusive, and all in a relaxed restaurant on my doorstep. Who Read more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Röski

££££·British·
Liverpool
574 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Anniversary
92% recommended

Simpson's In The Strand

££££·British·
Covent Garden
5,578 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
92% recommended

Sleepy Hollow

££££·Irish·
Belfast
628 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
This was our visit to Sleepy Hollow and we will definitely return. The food was excellent and the service professional and friendly. We had a great evening and it was very good valRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Ireland

Smiths Restaurant Ongar

££££·Seafood·
Ongar
1,295 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
Easy to book, courteous welcome, lovely space, excellent attentive service by personable staff with just the right attitude and a great menu to choose from. What more could anyoneRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Essex

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,368 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Good portions. Good quality. Good service.
98% recommended
Seafood in London

Sticky Walnut

££££·Bistro·
Chester
948 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Good food - early bird menu fantastic value and excellent quality. Had wine recommendation with each course. High standard
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,041 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Stones is very consistent serving food at a high level at lunch and dinner.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
875 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Wonderful - Fantastic food, drinks and Covid Secure. Highly recommended.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,330 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Love the Chef's Table, the food is always unbelievably tasty. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommend that you visit. You won't be disappointed
97% recommended
Most Booked in Cheshire

The Cherry Tree

££££·British·
Bolton
1,995 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Top drawer again, time after time the standards are excellent !
98% recommended
Best Food in Manchester/Greater Manchester

The Dovecote Restaurant

££££·European·
Derby
784 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Everything excellent food very good very pleasant,background music trumpets does not suit your ambience.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire

The Elephant Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Torquay
792 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
As usual Simon and his team gave us delicious food, beautifully presented with attentive but discreet staff. Wine parings were asked for and excellent.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cornwall/Devon

The French Table

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
3,467 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent food and perfect service, as always. The wine list is unusual but good, but it does lack a choice of staples such as white Burgundy, Rhone reds, clarets and Spanish redsRead more
99% recommended
Best Food in London

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,251 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic food and service, midweek set meal is very good value. We were celebrating an anniversary and they provided some really nice touches to help celebrate.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,211 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
An amazing experience. Great food, lovely ambience and fantastic, thoughtful staff. We will be back.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Yorkshire

The White Onion

££££·French·
Wimbledon
986 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lovely food & atmosphere, good wine list, nice staff, minor point was that portions were on small side, even for fine dining!
97% recommended
French in London

Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,731 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Trinity always delivers a great experience. The food is outstanding, the ambience is relaxed and service is considered and not intrusive.
96% recommended
Best Overall in London

Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,393 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Only the draft from the entrance door is the negative thing to report from a lovely experience. Great food and service.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside