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
  • Romance
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
93% recommended

Thames Foyer

££££·Afternoon Tea·
Covent Garden
4,346 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful experience!! Loved everything. The piano player was outstanding
94% recommended
Afternoon Tea in London

Anderson's Bar & Grill

££££·English·
Birmingham
1,508 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
1,069 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

Cafe 1

££££·Scottish·
Inverness
994 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
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
Most Booked 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
98% recommended

Clos Maggiore

££££·French·
Covent Garden
13,983 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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
We want to thank all the magnificent team at Core. Wonderful experience start to finish Special special food wine service Our thanks once again. Nick & Julie Ps will be baRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in London

Dan Moon at the Gainsborough

££££·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
918 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
Most Booked in Durham/County Durham

Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,118 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
We went for my 30th and it was great! The staff were really wonderful and made us feel comfortable, wearing masks and could see them using hand sanitizer regularly. The food was deRead more
98% recommended

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,782 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
A wonderful experience. Staff were amazing . Fabulous food . Everything was amazing
96% recommended

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,704 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vegan
  • Tasting Menu
I had the vegan tasting menu. The attention to detail on the food is outstanding. Flavour is perfection. Could not fault a mouthful. Knowledgeable and helpful staff who take you thRead more
95% recommended

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
Most Booked in Cornwall/Devon

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,929 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great time, great fun.
98% recommended

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
792 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • 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

Ivy Asia, Spinningfields

££££·Contemporary Asian·
Manchester
1,325 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Fabulous as always. See you after Lockdown part 2.
96% recommended
Most Booked 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
99% recommended

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
93% recommended

La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
905 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
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
100% recommended

L'Escargot

££££·French·
Soho
3,310 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
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
96% recommended
French in London

Medlar

££££·Modern European·
Chelsea
1,357 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Love this place!! Always delivers. Beautiful staff and excellent service. Just gets better.
100% recommended
Best Service in London

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,084 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
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
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
907 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Lovely to be back at No97. A gem of a restaurant in Surbiton. Great for special occasions.
97% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in London

Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,725 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Fantastic meal at No Sixteen, great service, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Will definitely be back
100% recommended

Paco Tapas

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Bristol
804 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
After a long time due to Covid we had an amazing experience at Paco Tapas! The chef’s menu was outstanding! Service was absolutely exceptional!! We will definitely be back soon!!
92% recommended
Most Booked 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.
99% recommended
Most Booked in Newcastle upon Tyne

Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
884 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
99% recommended

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
892 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Well worth a visit.It’s one of our favourites,an definitely going again.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Röski

££££·British·
Liverpool
677 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
My friend and I ordered the McRöski burger for takeaway but when we arrived to collect it we were made to feel so welcome that we decided to eat there. We couldn’t have had a betteRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside

Simpson's In The Strand

££££·British·
Covent Garden
5,579 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
726 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Food and service in sleepy hollow are absolutely outstanding, could not fault it in anyway. Surroundings are beautiful also.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Ireland

Smiths Restaurant Ongar

££££·Seafood·
Ongar
1,445 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Romance
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
3,590 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Always a pleasure to eat here love the food love service just a great place for families or couples
99% recommended
Scenic View 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
99% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££·British·
Matlock
1,116 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Beautiful food for our anniversary meal and fantastic service as always .
98% recommended
Most Booked in Derbyshire

The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
985 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We LOVE the Black Rat !
95% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire

The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,510 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Amazing little restaurant, wonderful food and staff
98% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire

The Cherry Tree

££££·British·
Bolton
2,311 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
Amazing. Loved the food. Service very good, waiter trying a bit to hard but nice
97% recommended

The Dovecote Restaurant

££££·European·
Derby
840 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
Once again we had an amazing afternoon tea, everything about the experience was excellent the service, the food and the price as well as the excellent social distancing precautionsRead more
97% recommended
Most Booked 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
Most Booked 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
Neighbourhood Gem in London

The Poet at Matfield

££££·British·
Tunbridge Wells
1,383 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Lovely food. A little on the expensive side but worth it for our special occasion.
99% recommended
Most Booked in Kent

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

££££·English·
Beverley
2,289 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Excellent as usual 😁
99% recommended

The White Onion

££££·French·
Wimbledon
1,052 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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
99% recommended
French in London

Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,805 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Trinity delivers yet another outstanding dining experience
99% recommended
Best Overall in London

Wreckfish

££££·Bistro·
Liverpool
1,545 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Really good food and service, great ambiance. Recommend wines are really good value. What more could you ask for.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Liverpool/Merseyside