The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Galvin at Windows, Murano, Trinity
Price Range:££££ - ££££
Cuisines:French, Contemporary European, European
Neighborhoods:Mayfair, Clapham

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,770 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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 tremendouRead more
86% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
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Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,107 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 anRead more
97% recommended
Contemporary European in London

Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,782 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
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 MRead more
97% recommended
European in London
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,973 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 cornerRead more
94% recommended
Steak in West End London
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Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
7,767 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch
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 neitRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in West End London
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,461 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Billed as a modern urban meeting point, Pollen Street Social is ideal for both special occasions and everyday dining. The menu is full of delicious British items including Dorset sRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in West End London
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Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,605 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Walking into Spring Restaurant is like walking into a light and airy palace. Tall columns stand between beautifully laid tables and the marble bar shines under bubble chandeliers. Read more
91% recommended
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Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
2,721 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
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 andRead more
99% recommended
Steak in London
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Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,038 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
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 Read more
99% recommended
British in London
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Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,654 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
If you want to relax in a professional yet informal setting, Chez Bruce could be the place to go for dinner. A very customer-focused establishment, staff are knowledgeable and enthRead more
96% recommended
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££££·British·
Mayfair
371 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Sweeping banisters, foliage murals, and rustic wooden floors are just some of the attention to detail that makes this restaurant a London favorite. With peaceful views across GreenRead more
90% recommended
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Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
5,838 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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 contrRead more
82% recommended
Chinese in West End London
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Social Eating House

££££·Contemporary British·
Soho
2,233 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Fine dining in an informal social setting awaits you at the aptly named Social Eating House. A proud owner of a Michelin star, Social is one of a range of Jason Atherton restaurantRead more
85% recommended
Contemporary British in London
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The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,361 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Notable Wine List
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 accompRead more
92% recommended
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Sake no Hana

££££·Japanese·
Mayfair
5,637 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 moRead more
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Bistrotheque

££££·French·
Bethnal Green
2,382 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Brunch
An unsigned, hidden venue with a “rags to riches” story, hundreds of hungry diners still manage to hunt Bistrotheque down daily. Set in an old warehouse, the restaurant has kept maRead more
86% recommended
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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

££££·Seafood·
Piccadilly
3,277 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
A London establishment since 1916, Bentley’s has over a century of serving fantastic British fish to hungry customers wanting a break from shopping and sightseeing. The patron chefRead more
87% recommended
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Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,320 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • 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 trattorRead more
95% recommended
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The Greenhouse

££££·French·
Mayfair
2,863 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
A two Michelin star restaurant offering tranquil dining in the heart of Mayfair. Designed to impress, if fine dining is the door to your partner’s heart then The Greenhouse holds tRead more
100% recommended
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,976 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 disheRead more
92% recommended
Lunch in London
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