The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

London is hailed as the most romantic city in the United Kingdom. Full of iconic places to take a date like the London Eye and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London is a city of art, history, culture—and, of course, amazing food. Romance is always in the air, and when it comes to wooing a loved one, it’s true what they say: the way to the heart really is through the stomach. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to British classics, rustic Italian spots to white table-clothed fine dining—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your date and score a table.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Galvin at Windows, Murano, Trinity
Price Range:££££ - ££££
Cuisines:French, Contemporary European, European
Neighborhoods:Mayfair, Clapham
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,474 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romance

Winner of a coveted Michelin star, Galvin at Windows prides themselves on setting the standard for fine dining. Run by an all-star celebrity team and set 28 floors up for tremendous views of London, t...

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Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,103 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Author and MBE Angela Harnett is the executive chef here, and she wants diners to enjoy sophisticated yet simple Italian-inspired food. From Cornish mussels cooked with tomatoes and seaweed butter, to...

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Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,816 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Recommended by diners for immaculate service and imaginative cuisine, Trinity is one of London’s fine dining hot spots. The staff are charming and helpful, and though the food is Michelin-starred leve...

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European in London
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,635 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays

Steak is a great meal that is both decadent and simple, but doing it well is almost an art form. Hawksmoor Seven Dials gets it just right at their restaurant just around the corner from the famous Cov...

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Steakhouse in London
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Ivy Market Grill

££££·Breakfast·
Covent Garden
9,851 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating

Executive Chef Sean Burbridge prides himself on offering “an eclectic mix of modern British comfort food and international dishes.” So, this is a great place to take a date if neither of you is sure w...

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Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
3,302 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions

The City branch of this restaurant is set in an old electricity substation in the basement of a Grade II listed building. The industrial touches this lends to the décor are fun and a great talking poi...

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Steak in London
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Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,243 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List

A relatively recent addition to London’s dining scene, Portland opened in 2015 and won a Michelin star in their very first year. Famous for rare and esoteric additions to the wine list, this is a grea...

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British in London

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
6,111 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

The original Hakkasan, Hanway Place opened in 2001 and is a designer paradise of modern wooden lattice and beautiful Chinoiserie decadence. A thoroughly contemporary interior contrasts with some tradi...

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The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,318 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Listed as one of the world’s top 50 restaurants, Brett Graham’s multiple award-winning Ledbury is a Notting Hill treasure. A friendly atmosphere and quirky yet elegant décor accompany delicious food m...

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Sake no Hana

££££·Japanese·
Mayfair
5,422 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

A Japanese symphony from the bamboo and cypress interior to the a la carte menu, Sake no Hana is the perfect way to introduce a partner to the world of Japanese cuisine. So much more than just sushi, ...

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Disabled Access in London
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Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,332 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Authentic

“For when you’re hungry like the wolf,” claims this haven of stripped-back Italian food and obscure yet delicious wines. Warm and comforting, with the soul of a traditional trattoria, the menu brings ...

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Group Bookings in London
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,590 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals

Date night should be fun, and few restaurants are more fun and quirky than Heston Blumenthal’s signature venue. The celebrity chef is famous for his quest to perfect familiar dishes by reinventing the...

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