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
1,505 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Amazing. Afternoon tea was really special and so much food! Loved it!
95% recommended
Best Ambience in London

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,179 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Absolutely flawless, great staff, friendly, the best afternoon tea
90% recommended
Afternoon Tea in London

Anderson's Bar & Grill

££££·English·
Birmingham
1,478 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Lovely evening at Andersons. Amazing food, great service and a lovely chilled atmosphere. Would highly recommend for a nice evening out
97% recommended
Best Overall in Birmingham/West Midlands

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

££££·French·
Newcastle upon Tyne
833 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best restaurant in the area - never disappoints and i cant recommend it highly enough
98% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland

Cafe 1

££££·Scottish·
Inverness
783 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Great food, atmosphere, decor, menu variety and service.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

Café St Honoré

££££·French·
New Town
992 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Honestly the best food I’ve had in a while! It was all delicious. The gluten free menu was just as varied as the normal menu (for once!) and all incredible. The staff were lovely aRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Edinburgh/Midlothian

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,862 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
The ambience and the food was one of the best i have ever experienced. Definitely recommend the place.
96% recommended
Best Ambience in West End London

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,431 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Everything was outstanding, we couldn't fault it. We would highly recommend.
98% recommended
Best Overall in London

Dan Moon at the Gainsborough

££££·Contemporary British·
Bath
799 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
I’v eaten at this restaurant several times and will do so again next week. It is arguably the best in Bath, the Menus are superb and the food presented beautifully . The selection Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Bath/Somerset

Estabulo - Darlington

££££·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Darlington
655 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Had a lovely meal as 2 families and although it is rather pricey was lovely, friendly staff and lovely food.
94% recommended
Most Booked in Durham/County Durham

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,047 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Such a nice restaurant, very friendly knowledgeable staff,lovely atmosphere, fabulous decor.The food was presented to perfection. Nice touch with the bread at the beginning, I had Read more
94% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,720 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Stunning experience. All made very special by Antonio with his charm and attention to details.
91% recommended
Scenic View in West End London

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,579 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
My wife and I each had the tasting menu for lunch. One of us had the classic option while the other went vegan and the food was sensational and very good value for the degree of skRead more
93% recommended
French in West End London

Harry's Restaurant

££££·Comfort Food·
Exeter
966 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
We had a lovely evening, staff were great - very welcoming, very attentive. Prompt delivery of each course. The meals were just amazing, my husband had a steak and keeps mentioningRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Cornwall/Devon

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,201 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely early valentines meal with my partner. We had the special set menu but upgraded to the fillet which was delicious and cooked to perfection 👌🏼 The cocktail was gorgeous toRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Heaneys

££££·British·
Cardiff
624 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food and service. The staff really took care of us and made us feel welcomed. Really couldn't fault it. Thank you!
95% recommended
Best Overall in Wales

Hispi

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
579 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and service once again. Hispi never disappoints!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Ivy Asia, Spinningfields

££££·Contemporary Asian·
Manchester
934 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Fantastic atmosphere Brilliant attentive staff Wonderful food BST crispy squid ever !!!!!
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kala

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
451 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Great restaurant, great food, great service. Thanks Chef!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,988 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Superb, as it always it whenever we've been. Really enjoyed it!
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Yorkshire

La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
838 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Quite simply THE best value set lunch have ever had at any London Michelin place - 1, 2, or 3 star. Food was incredible.
94% recommended
French in London

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,163 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
High quality food made with real skill and served with exemplar hospitality. French chefs should be proud (jealous) for this Escargot. Fabulous.
94% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in West End London

Medlar

££££·Modern European·
Chelsea
1,224 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Quiet Conversation
If the food was "just OK" I would still visit Medlar regularly - the staff are so friendly and professional, the dining room so nice and the cocktails and wine selection so good thRead more
99% recommended
Modern European in London

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,768 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
We visited for Valentine’s Day and from arrival to departure we’re well looked after and had a fantastic evening. The food was outstanding and the wine pairing equally good. DuringRead more
95% recommended
European in London

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,036 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lunch at Murano is always a wonderful treat. The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is calm and relaxing and the food is just simply divine. Can't wait to goRead more
94% recommended
Contemporary European in London

No. 97

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
676 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Booked last minute and was allocated counter seating. On arrival was seated at a table which was far more comfortable. Had sea bass to start followed by cod. Both were amazing withRead more
100% recommended
Modern European in London

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,576 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
I first dined at Number 16 four years ago and have been back several times when visiting Glasgow. I am delighted that the overall experience is still of the same high standard. ERead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
637 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Service excellent, they knew we had little time as we were off to the theatre and they were very helpful. Food gorgeous!!
94% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,411 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely outstanding - second time for us and looking forward to getting the third booked in! Knowledgable staff who interacted with us - we like to talk! Nice and relaxed atmospRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Newcastle and Northumberland

Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
804 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Brilliant 8 course tasting menu for £49 Amazing food and amazing value. A Hackney gem!
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in East London

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
858 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
When you step through the door there is always a warm welcome. The food is outstanding, lots of variety and cooked to perfection. We have dined previously as a couple, a family SunRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Essex

Pinion

££££·Bistro·
Prescot
619 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The service was as usual Excellent and the waitress looked after us very well and she ensured that my Wifes meal was suitable as she is on a Gluten Free Diet.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Röski

££££·British·
Liverpool
518 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Unique and interesting dishes prepared using some incredibly fresh & locally sourced ingredients. A must visit for anyone who loves their food.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Simpson's In The Strand

££££·British·
Covent Garden
5,527 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
Delicious food; excellent service; great atmosphere
93% recommended
British in West End London

Sleepy Hollow

££££·Irish·
Belfast
340 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Food is always amazing, great service and lovely atmosphere
96% recommended
Best Food in Northern Ireland

Smiths Restaurant Ongar

££££·Seafood·
Ongar
1,096 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Second visit to Smith's in three days, wish I could go every day.
97% recommended
Best Food in Essex

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,029 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Restaurant with the X factor, great atmosphere with full range of customers from jeans and ‘T’ shirt wearers to smart business suits united by joy of top quality food and service. Read more
99% recommended
Seafood in London

Sticky Walnut

££££·Bistro·
Chester
794 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Date night with my hubby
96% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
922 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Special occasion - has to be Stones. And never disappointed. Great menu with plenty of choice. But it's the service that sets the standard. Ask any question about the food or wine Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
778 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lovely atmosphere, staff very attentive and food was excellent
97% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,197 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
The food was incredible, the waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and recommended the best gins so we were very happy. We came home and immediately booked to go again, I would highRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire

The Cherry Tree

££££·British·
Bolton
1,269 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
This was a birthday treat and what a treat. I reviewed The Cherry Tree before but today’s food and service were excellent. I asked on arrival if they could arrange for a birthday tRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

The Dovecote Restaurant

££££·European·
Derby
690 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Sunday lunch was excellent very good value and would recommend. Brilliant staff, always smiling and seem happy in there work. Niamh and Jess both stood out to us very helpful and Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire

The Elephant Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Torquay
605 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
We are over the moon to find such a fantastic restaurant in our locality. We visited on two consecutive Saturdays and were delighted to have a different set lunch menu on both occRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cornwall/Devon

The French Table

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
3,335 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Fantastic food and the wine flight with the tasting menu was amazing. The service was amazing staff so friendly
99% recommended
Best Food in London

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
992 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
Brilliant as usual. Food was great as was the service. We will be going back soon.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
1,986 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and drink was my first time here and would go again!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Yorkshire

The White Onion

££££·French·
Wimbledon
844 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Another lovely lunch at the White Onion - the food (especially the savory courses) is great and excellent value at lunch!
96% recommended
French in South West London

Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,632 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Beautifully presented, delicious, original, a perfect lunch with distinct variety and perfect portions
95% recommended
European in London

Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,236 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful food! Booked after reading reviews and it exceeded expectations. We had the early dinner deal which was very good value indeed.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside