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
1,540 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
A wonderful cosy yet elegant room which perfectly suited the charm of its name. The afternoon tea was varied yet traditional with lovely extra touches. The service was impeccable aRead more
95% recommended

Thames Foyer

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,347 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Wonderful experience!! Loved everything. The piano player was outstanding
93% recommended
Best Ambience in West End London

Anderson's Bar & Grill

££££·English·
Birmingham
1,508 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

££££·French·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,069 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Excellent as ever. Very safe, due to all Covid restrictions in place. Lovely starter, one if the best main courses ever(a delicious vegetable tempura) and an ice cream dessert whicRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland

Cafe 1

££££·Scottish·
Inverness
994 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We are regular diners at Cafe1 and it never disappoints . The quality of food,atmosphere and service is always first class. Norman always looks after you and has trained his staffRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

Café St Honoré

££££·French·
New Town
1,146 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
I was hoping to have the beef shin pie but it must have been on last weeks menu, but the pork cheeks were meltingly delicious and the chantey carrots sublime. The treacle tart coulRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,980 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
95% recommended

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,754 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Excellent, as always. The Cep tart is one of the best starters I’ve had. The additional truffle pasta course was a real treat (I wish it was available all year, hint hint). And theRead more
97% 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
917 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Every time we visit the food is fantastic. All the staff are amazing, great service and very friendly. We will definitely be back after lockdown
91% recommended
Best Overall in Durham/County Durham

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,118 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Fourth visit here and again not disappointed. Fantastic lunch with friends, excellent food, excellent service in lovely quirky location. Will be back!!!!
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,778 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Really good attentive service. Had tasting course and wine pairing which i'd highly recommend.
90% recommended
Scenic View in West End London

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,705 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Possibly the best restaurant I've ever been to. Everything was just perfect, no more no less. Perfect.
93% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in London

Harry's Restaurant

££££·Comfort Food·
Exeter
1,325 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Romance
Fantastic food with amazing service. I went with my partner and it was perfect; the atmosphere was chilled yet still upbeat, the food was amazing and I can’t fault the service at aRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Cornwall/Devon

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,930 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great time, great fun.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Heaneys

££££·British·
Cardiff
659 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
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
792 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
As usual, the food was outstanding. This time, however, we had a break with tradition and went for the glazed ham hock to share instead of the featherblade; we weren't disappointeRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Ivy Asia, Spinningfields

££££·Contemporary Asian·
Manchester
1,325 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Lovely meal with excellent service and great atmosphere
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kala

££££·Bistro·
Manchester
653 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Honestly I cannot tell you how much I love coming here. Had the best solo dining birthday dinner (Covid 19 killing any friendships I had...!) here and everything was en pointe. AmaRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,113 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
My husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary and it didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious and the wine was exceptional. We will definitely be going again. I highlyRead more
94% recommended
Romance in Yorkshire

La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
905 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Great hospitality and relaxed atmosphere. The food and wine was to a high standard as expected. Compliments to the kitchen. Fantastic setting and lunch was thoroughly enjoyed by thRead more
98% recommended
French in London

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,310 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
What a wonderful London institution. Classy, friendly, very French with a reasonably priced wine list and an interesting cocktail selection. The food is excellent and a wonderfulRead more
94% recommended
French in West End London

Medlar

££££·Modern European·
Chelsea
1,356 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Love this place!! Always delivers. Beautiful staff and excellent service. Just gets better.
99% recommended
Modern European in London

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,082 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
We really enjoyed our meal. This was food I couldn't begin to cook which is what I like when I eat out, The place is smart but relaxed, the staff efficient but friendly and helpfulRead more
98% recommended
European in London

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,110 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
95% recommended

No. 97

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
887 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Brilliant food, cocktails and service. We have been a few times and it’s always consistently very very good.
98% recommended
Best Ambience in South West London

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,725 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Our first visit to No.16 and we loved every moment. We were meeting friends there and had booked a table for five. We do not live in Glasgow but we hope to visit No.16 again. FrRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
787 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Top food destination. My first time visiting and it did not disappoint in any area. The staff were amazing, upbeat and took time to detail the menu and give quality recommendationRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Bristol

Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,579 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Absolutely delicious food which was helpfully explained by attentive but not intrusive waiting staff. Recommended wine pairing was also delicious.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland

Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
884 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Best meal I’ve had in London this year. Every course was exquisite. Service and attention to detail was spot on. Can’t recommend this place enough.
98% recommended
Modern European in London

Pig & Whistle Restaurant

££££·British·
Chelmsford
884 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Sunday Lunch
Would highly recommend making a booking and visit the restaurant. The food, service and value for money was outstanding We will definitely be returning.
96% recommended
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Pinion

££££·Bistro·
Prescot
890 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Well worth a visit.It’s one of our favourites,an definitely going again.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Röski

££££·British·
Liverpool
656 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Fantastic food and service. Looking forward to another visit!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Simpson's In The Strand

££££·British·
Covent Garden
5,579 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
The BEST roast rib of beef I have ever tasted! Well worth every penny, an experience not to be missed
94% recommended

Sleepy Hollow

££££·Irish·
Belfast
724 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
As always we had a delicious meal. Well cooked and presented. The wine selection was excellent and the service was professional and friendly.
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Northern Ireland

Smiths Restaurant Ongar

££££·Seafood·
Ongar
1,444 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
Am any good and really knowledgable and helpful staff. Can’t wait to go back
97% recommended
Best Overall in Essex

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,591 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
2nd time here, been waiting nearly 2 years to find the right occasion to come and it was with family got my 30th. Unfortunately, they didn't have the one thing I was waiting years Read more
99% recommended
Seafood in London

Sticky Walnut

££££·Bistro·
Chester
1,113 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Feathered beef was as absolutely lovely. Excellent food and staff were wonderful. Merry Christmas
98% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,116 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Couldn't fault any aspect of the meal. Food wad excellent and service friendly but professional. In addition to the meal canapes, bread amuse bouche and petit fours were provided wRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
984 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We LOVE the Black Rat !
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,509 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
Best Overall in Cheshire

The Cherry Tree

££££·British·
Bolton
2,212 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Romance
Excellent service, very covid safe. The food quality and taste was fantastic especially the lamb. Definitely will be back.
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester

The Dovecote Restaurant

££££·European·
Derby
840 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Had afternoon tea, got to be the best afternoon tea anywhere, value for money its unreal for the amount and quality, been 3 times and hopefully going again before xmas
97% recommended
Best Overall in Derbyshire

The Elephant Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Torquay
915 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
The quality of Simon Hulston’s is always outstanding. The contrasts between tastes and textures of the different ingredients is exciting and the portions, never large, are more thaRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Cornwall/Devon

The French Table

££££·Modern European·
Surbiton
3,553 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Amazing!!! Everything perfect and a wonderful Christmas celebration with my husband
99% recommended
Modern European in London

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,356 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Superb food & a great overall experience. Zero complaints!
99% recommended
Best Overall in Kent

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,289 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Excellent as usual 😁
98% recommended
Best Service in Yorkshire

The White Onion

££££·French·
Wimbledon
1,053 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
This is our one time favourite restaurant, my meal was to die for . So glad we got a table before lock down again. Will rebook as soon as they are open
98% recommended
French in South West London

Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,803 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Trinity delivers yet another outstanding dining experience
98% recommended
European in London

Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,543 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding food excellent service all in all a really enjoyable experience
96% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside