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, Thames Foyer, 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
1,544 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Very decadent ... the Victoria sponge was sublime!
93% recommended

Thames Foyer

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,436 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Romance
Amazing experience! All the staff were absolutely lovely and very friendly, we will certainly be returning :)
91% recommended
Afternoon Tea in London

Anderson's Bar & Grill

££££·English·
Birmingham
1,507 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
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
95% recommended
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Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

££££·French·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,159 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Always a treat going to Bouchon. Lovely staff, food and atmosphere. was our anniversary and we were well looked after. We'll be back soon
98% recommended
Best Service in Newcastle and Northumberland

Cafe 1

££££·Scottish·
Inverness
1,064 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
We had a great night &meal Owner spoke to us & had great service
98% recommended
Best Overall in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

Café St Honoré

££££·French·
New Town
1,147 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Our visit was to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was an excellent venue for it. We both had the Hake dish which was beautiful. Fish melted in your mouth. We had a bottle oRead more
98% recommended

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
14,008 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Excellent staff, very attentive but not overbearing. They’re a credit to the restaurant
88% recommended
French in London

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,849 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Our second visit and exceeded our expectations again!
98% recommended
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!!
95% recommended

Estabulo - Darlington

££££·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Darlington
1,032 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lovely meal great service will defiantly be back again soon x
93% recommended
Most Booked in Durham/County Durham

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,153 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Simply fantastic. Freshest of produce put together in creative way. So tasty. Service impeccable. Will be back.
98% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,769 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
The food, service and ambiance were outstanding.
96% recommended

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,706 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vegan
  • Tasting Menu
Best evening I have ever had - cannot go wrong!!!!
95% recommended

Harry's Restaurant

££££·Comfort Food·
Exeter
1,407 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
A 2 night break in Exeter, we pre-booked a table and would definitely recommend Harry's! Fab food, friendly service and left feeling like we'd experienced a real treat.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Cornwall/Devon

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·Steakhouse·
Manchester
4,126 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Food was amazing. High quality. Perfect service. Attentive staff, polite and friendly.
98% 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
96% recommended
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Hispi

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
888 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Great restaurant. Food was delicious and service just perfect
99% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Ivy Asia, Spinningfields

££££·Contemporary Asian·
Manchester
1,492 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing! Great food and drinks, especially for a special occasion. Incredible service from Doreen.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kala

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
707 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Lovely welcome and huge compliment on my matching dress and face mask :) Very nice staff and service was amazing from the minute we entered to leaving. Hugely attentive and the fooRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,104 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wedding anniversary
93% recommended

La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
932 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had the set lunch menu and it was delicious, really nicely presented and the staff were all very welcoming
100% recommended
Best Service in London

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,361 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Always excellent - food, service, atmosphere. Such a great Restau.
96% recommended
French in West End London
Experiences available
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Medlar

££££·Modern European·
Chelsea
1,424 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent food and great service
99% recommended
Modern European in London

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,227 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Great food and relaxed friendly service with some really excellent wines. Good advice from the Sommelier. Very relaxed about dietary issues - IBS and lactose intolerance - very imaRead more
99% recommended
European in London

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,109 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended

No. 97

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
1,062 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
We are regulars for special occasions and No. 97 always delivers outstanding customer service and excellent food! Cocktails are amazing - highly recommended.
98% recommended
Modern European in London
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Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,786 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
What a great find! Only small but absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious especially the scallops and the deep fried potatoes. I will be returning to Glasgow and I will definiRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
893 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
Great meal with friends music a bit too loud at times
93% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,636 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
How wonderful to be back at our most favourite restaurant. The food is as exceptionally delicious and as exquisitely beautiful as ever. A true treat. Thank you. Thank you.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland

Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
915 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Outstanding! We have already booked to go back to try the new menu. Each course was delicious and beautifully presented. We loved it!
99% recommended
Best Overall in London

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
884 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.
94% recommended
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Pinion

££££·Bistro·
Prescot
952 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
As always, a great meal at Pinion. Top quality food and great friendly, efficient service.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Röski

££££·British·
Liverpool
686 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
I have eaten at so many restaurants around the world and this place is in my Top 10! Food was amazing. Great vibe! Timing was spot on! Most importantly Pepe and Nicolai made the exRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Simpson's In The Strand

££££·British·
Covent Garden
5,560 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
88% recommended

Sleepy Hollow

££££·Irish·
Belfast
866 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Lunch
First visit since Lockdown ended and we were not disappointed. Had a friend with us who savoured every mouthful. Delicious meal, charming service and oh did I mention the friendlRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Ireland

Smiths Restaurant Ongar

££££·Seafood·
Ongar
1,603 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Very good food and can see why it is very hard to get a booking
97% recommended
Best Overall in Essex

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,852 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Amazing food and services as always
99% recommended
Seafood in London

Sticky Walnut

££££·Bistro·
Chester
1,209 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
It was a delight to return to a much loved restaurant … food, service and ambiance perfect.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,184 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
A lovely lunch sat outside in the sunshine. The food was excellent as always. The servers were pleasant as always. If we had one criticism it would be that the service was very slRead more
98% recommended
Most Booked in Derbyshire

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
1,024 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Loverly experience, very fun trying lots of new food.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,512 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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
98% recommended

The Cherry Tree

££££·British·
Bolton
2,926 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
Loved the food and the restaurant was really nice 👍
97% recommended
British in Manchester/Greater Manchester

The Dovecote Restaurant

££££·European·
Derby
886 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Lunch
Very pleasant environment as always The food was good with a very varied choice of dishes
98% recommended
Most Booked in Derbyshire

The Elephant Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Torquay
1,036 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Taster menu was excellent. All courses were fine dining.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Devon

The French Table

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
3,604 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
It was our umpteenth visit (having missed last year) and glad to say that everything was up to expectations.
100% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,546 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Excellent service with fabulous food. Great vibes and outstanding presentation, just perfect for birthday celebration.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,359 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Perfect service and food always! Thanks to Matt & Michelle
98% recommended
Best Overall in Yorkshire

The White Onion

££££·French·
Wimbledon
1,108 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Small menu but very well prepared and presented. Friendly service.
99% recommended
Romance in South West London

Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,837 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Fabulous food and atmosphere
99% recommended
Best Overall in London

Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,640 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Excellent food, great choice. Atmosphere really inviting even though it was a quiet lunchtime. Staff friendly and welcoming. Kindly gave us a treat to celebrate our anniversary. A Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside