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50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK 2020

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.

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As rated by verified OpenTable diners
Updated January 29, 2020
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Thames Foyer

££££
Afternoon Tea
Covent Garden
4.7
6913 reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea at the Savoy - beautiful festive atmosphere. Staff were extremely welcoming, helpful, kind and did their utmost to make it a wonderful experience. From the doormen to the waiters assigned to us, everyone worked to the highest standards of professionalism. The pianist was amazing too.

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Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

££££
French
Newcastle upon Tyne
4.8
2372 reviews
A fabulous place to take a step back and relax .. delicious menu and great service .

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Cafe 1

££££
Scottish
Inverness
4.7
2066 reviews
Great service ,food was top class, would definitely visit again 👏

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Café St Honoré

££££
French
New Town
4.8
1579 reviews
Lovely and cosy restaurant with top quality food.

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Clos Maggiore

££££
French
Covent Garden
4.7
13902 reviews
Excellent service and amazing food ………………………………..…


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CORE by Clare Smyth

££££
British
Notting Hill
4.9
3033 reviews
As usual it was Amazing. One of the best in the world Thank you


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The Gainsborough Restaurant

££££
Contemporary British
Bath
4.6
827 reviews
Joseph was very attentive and professional. Made a fantastic meal excellent!!

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Estabulo - Darlington

££££
Brazilian Steakhouse
Darlington
4.5
1681 reviews
Lovely food with great selection. Excellent service by the meat servers. Everyone friendly and chatty.


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Forage & Chatter

££££
Scottish
Edinburgh
4.8
1789 reviews
Wow! What an amazing experience! I booked this restaurant to celebrate a friend's birthday, and we had a spectacular time. The venue is charming and deceptively large but intimate. The tables are separated into smaller rooms, which are cosy but private. The menu was small, but every option was a winner! We both opted for a salmon starter with the steak for the main. Daniel catered to us before we even arrived. He had a lovely bottle of Rose chilling at the table for us (upon my request) and arranged a lovely dessert plate with truffles and dessert wine for the birthday. The price was very reasonable for the quality of food and beverage. I can't recommend Forage & Chatter highly enough. You don't want to miss it!

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Galvin at Windows

££££
British
Mayfair
4.5
6793 reviews
We had a wonderful experience at this establishment, and it was made even more memorable thanks to the exceptional service provided by our server, Antonio and his crew. We had the Dry Age Filet and the Halibut. For dessert we chose the Apple Tartare. The dessert was very light and filling. Our dinners were delicious and also filling. Five stars! Five stars! My wife & I would recommend 10 out of 10!


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Gauthier Soho

££££
French
Soho
4.6
4241 reviews
Delicious meal and wine pairing although I wasn’t keen on the plant based meat…but my hubby ate it. Service, although slow to start, was amazing. It was fabulous to have a vegan meal that blew the Côte D’Azur out of the water.

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Harry's Restaurant

££££
Comfort Food
Exeter
4.8
2522 reviews
Faultless….went to celebrate my daughters 21st & it didn’t disappoint.

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Hawksmoor Manchester

££££
Steakhouse
Manchester
4.7
8894 reviews
Hawksmoor is easily my favourite restaurant, their steak is second to none. After our meal last night I went home and drunkenly bought a sous vide online, so Hawksmoor has been replaced! Now I just need to find a butchers who will sell me a porterhouse...


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Hispi

££££
Bistro
Manchester
4.7
1704 reviews
Beautiful food , great service. We visited with our family for the first time and it was a real treat for everyone


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The Ivy Asia, Spinningfields

££££
Contemporary Asian
Manchester
4.8
3650 reviews
Great service and really tasty food. Wagu tataki and prawn popcorn were my favorites.


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Kala

££££
Bistro
Manchester
4.7
1674 reviews
Overall this is a fantastic place to eat and the staff were lovely ,majority of the food was fantastic, the only issue was the menu we were sent was not the menu that was being served , the dishes were simplified which was a shame , the brown shrimp arancini sadly was very bland and looked like just rice but the rest of the food was beautifully cooked , well balanced , delicious and cooked extremely well so would definitely go back as apart from the arancini the food was stunning and every member of staff was attentive friendly and brilliant !


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Kendell's Bistro

££££
French
Leeds
4.7
3147 reviews
Occasional diners, been going for a number of years. Reliable quality and a high standard. Could do with changing the playlist occasionally though!

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La Dame De Pic London

££££
French
Tower Hill
4.8
1355 reviews
Fantastic creative menu, Emotion pairing added something extra special to the experience.

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Medlar

££££
Modern European
Chelsea
4.9
2126 reviews
Impeccable food and service. Fabulous fish dishes sea trout ceviche with tempura prawn, unctuous crab ravioli, cod on leeks with bacon and capers, tremendous piece of turbot and delicious blood peach sorbet and roasted almond ice cream…all superbly executed dishes. Medlar is an absolute must try for lovers of fine food and wines, every dish is memorable and leaves you wanting more.

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Mere

££££
European
Fitzrovia
4.7
3876 reviews
We had a fabulous lunch from the set lunch menu. From the minute we arrived the service was impeccable. The sommelier helped with our choice of wine and advised well. The waiter knew his stuff and was able to give details of every part of each dish we were considering. The little extras between courses were very tasty. It’s not cheap at Mere but you certainly get what you’re paying for. Didn’t see Monica but they did a nice candle and piped birthday wish for one of our party. Would highly recommend a visit to Mere.


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No. 97

££££
Modern European
Surbiton
4.7
1878 reviews
Absolutely loved the food, service and overall experience! Top quality xxx

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Number 16 Restaurant

££££
Modern European
Glasgow
4.8
2907 reviews
Consistently excellent service and food. Set lunch is very good value.

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Paco Tapas

££££
Tapas / Small Plates
Bristol
4.6
1842 reviews
Went for my partner and I’s anniversary and had a lovely dinner. Staff were really friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and all so fresh. Highlights were the octopus and croquettes!! Highly recommend!

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Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££
British
Newcastle upon Tyne
4.8
2356 reviews
Peace and Loaf is a neighbourhood gem. The food is outstanding and the set lunch is very good value. I cannot praise the cooking here high enough.

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Pidgin

££££
Modern European
Hackney
4.6
1325 reviews
Fabulous food - tempura squid with squid ink risotto… wonderful taster menu. Thoughtful and considerate service .. will definitely return! Good value - lives up to the hype!

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Pinion

££££
Bistro
Prescot
4.7
1682 reviews
Fabulous food , great staff , comfortable surroundings. Only down side was wine overpriced.

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Röski

££££
British
Liverpool
4.8
1121 reviews
Lovely food and excellent service which was provided in a very friendly manner and knowledgable about all of the courses.

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Smiths Restaurant Ongar

££££
Seafood
Ongar
4.8
3812 reviews
Very good and extensive choices on reasonably priced lunch menu. The staff are attentive and helpful which greatly adds to the experience. Have been to Smiths before and will return.

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Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££
Seafood
Wapping
4.9
6554 reviews
Great place for the occasions, stuff were very thoughtful and brought the case and candle without us asking for it! Location with the river view is a great bonus too

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Sticky Walnut

££££
Bistro
Chester
4.7
2317 reviews
Wonderful food. Relaxed bistro style. Interior is simple, food is elevated.


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Stones Restaurant Matlock

££££
British
Matlock
4.9
2254 reviews
Really lovely evening in the restaurant. Excellent food and wine and staff very good. Just need to sharpen up on attention to when wine needs replenishing.

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The Chefs Table

££££
British
Chester
4.8
3184 reviews
Excellent service, amazing food and in our opinion good value for the money.

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The Cherry Tree

££££
British
Bolton
4.7
5760 reviews
The staff were so attentive and quick. The food was amazing, the steaks melted in my mouth and the place is very restful.


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The Dovecote Restaurant

££££
European
Derby
4.8
1803 reviews
Every thing was first class as usual the noise was a couple of loud gents?in a party on next table someone had to get them didn’t spoil experience really

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The Elephant Restaurant

££££
Modern European
Torquay
4.8
2322 reviews
The elephant is my favourite restaurant we have been eating here for the last seven years it never fails to disappoint the food is superb and we are always looked after, the service is fantastic they get it spot on we will definitely be back

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The French Table

££££
Modern European
Surbiton
4.9
4300 reviews
Once again another excellent meal at the french table!

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The Poet at Matfield

££££
British
Tunbridge Wells
4.7
2684 reviews
Welcoming restaurant right from the moment we walked through the door. Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Great value!

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Trinity

££££
European
Clapham
4.9
3172 reviews
Very attentive staff with spot on attention to detail from the welcome hand signed birthday card from the service team to the sommelier and smoothly given bill at the end so I could treat my guest without any disagreement or offers to pay.

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Wreckfish

££££
Bistro
Liverpool
4.6
2677 reviews
Another excellent experience with the Elite Bistro family. Friendly, welcoming and attentive staff. Delicious high end bistro style food that is amazing value for money. Accompanied by an lovely wine list and an eclectic sound track.


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