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50 most romantic restaurants in the UK 2019

There are many factors contributing to a romantic dining experience... world class ingredients, impeccable service and a unique ambience. This year's 50 most romantic restaurants showcase those seductive spots that enable couples to create delicious connections and memories that last a lifetime. The list is determined by analysing more than 851,000 reviews from more than 7,300 restaurants across the UK - all submitted by verified diners.

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As rated by verified OpenTable diners
Updated January 25, 2019
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Angels with Bagpipes

Price: Expensive
Scottish
Old Town
4.6
4033 reviews
Excellent restaurant which we booked after a recommendation. Suburb value for lunch 2/3 courses. Food was delicious and full of flavour. Prompt and friendly service. Would love to go again.

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Chapter One

Price: Very Expensive
Modern European
Orpington
4.7
5436 reviews
I visited for my daughters birthday. It was great, good food and ambience.

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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Price: Very Expensive
French
South Kensington
4.7
1469 reviews
Perfect service, food and ambiance. Looking forward to returning.

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Clos Maggiore

Price: Very Expensive
French
Covent Garden
4.7
13923 reviews
Excellent service and amazing food ………………………………..…


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CORE by Clare Smyth

Price: Very Expensive
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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Forage & Chatter

Price: Expensive
Scottish
Edinburgh
4.8
1795 reviews
Excellent dining experience. This is a talented chef

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Frederick's

Price: Expensive
British
Angel
4.7
3546 reviews
Always a good time had a Frederick's, never disappoints.

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Galvin at Windows

Price: Very Expensive
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

Price: Very Expensive
French
Soho
4.6
4250 reviews
Amazing food, amazing service, amazing experience!


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Hakkasan - Hanway Place

Price: Very Expensive
Chinese
Fitzrovia
4.5
6282 reviews
Excellent food and service as always. Remains one of my favourite restaurants.


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Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

Price: Moderate
Modern European
Soho
4.5
4622 reviews
Really happy with our New Year’s Day dinner. Excellent ambience, service and food. Highly recommend

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Hawksmoor Air Street

Price: Expensive
Steakhouse
Piccadilly
4.5
11749 reviews
One of the best meals I've ever eaten... Came here for a birthday treat with my partner. Everything about the experience was perfect: from the hospitality at reception, the impeccable and friendly service in the bar and restaurant, to the food itself. It's not cheap (although the express menu is very good value) but represents good value for money in terms of the quantity and quality of the food. The steak and lobster were the highlights, but there's something mouth-watering on the menu for all appetites. Highly recommended for a special occasion.


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Hawksmoor Borough

Price: Expensive
Steakhouse
London Bridge
4.6
5661 reviews
Birthday meal for my boyfriend. Lovely food and service was great, would recommend


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Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

Price: Expensive
Steakhouse
Knightsbridge
4.5
4017 reviews
The best roast dinner my girlfriend and I have ever had!


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Hawksmoor Manchester

Price: Expensive
Steakhouse
Manchester
4.7
8933 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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Hawksmoor Seven Dials

Price: Expensive
Steakhouse
Covent Garden
4.6
11909 reviews
Excellent evening with great food , service and Atmosphere, rib eye especially good


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Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Price: Expensive
Unspecified
Shoreditch
4.6
6690 reviews
1st visit here on New Year’s Day after receiving the cookbook for Christmas. Our curiosity led us here for dinner. The whole experience was excellent. Staff and service outstanding, so helpful with guidance regarding our order. Food was beyond expectations. We could not fault anything. We will now venture to the other venues for another tasting experience.


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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Price: Expensive
Contemporary British
Chelsea
4.1
12965 reviews
Beautiful surroundings. High quality food. Interesting menu. Staff very helpful. Will definitely be back.


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Kendell's Bistro

Price: Expensive
French
Leeds
4.7
3151 reviews
Wish we had a proper French Bistro where we live. Enjoyed this much more than a similar priced upmarket chain the night before. Lamb shank fell off the bone and my wife's vegetarian amin was really tasty. Desert looked home made which is a rarity these days. The people of Leeds are very lucky.

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Marcus

Price: Very Expensive
British
Knightsbridge
4.6
2084 reviews
Always a delight to dine at Marcus. Amazing front of house team, fantastic food always spot on time after time after time. Really welcoming atmosphere and always feel like a treat to dine here. Looking forward to my next visit but very sad Marcus is closing at The Berkeley.


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Margot Restaurant

Price: Very Expensive
Italian
Covent Garden
4.6
2501 reviews
Very friendly attentive staff providing individualised service.

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Mere

Price: Very Expensive
European
Fitzrovia
4.6
3886 reviews
Outstanding Mere at its best!! Food combinations were sensational and left you smiling!!


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Number 16 Restaurant

Price: Moderate
Modern European
Glasgow
4.8
2920 reviews
Incredible experience. The food was flawless. Staff were very accommodating. Would go out of my way to dine here again.

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Paco Tapas

Price: Moderate
Tapas / Small Plates
Bristol
4.6
1849 reviews
delicious and different tapas appetisingly served staff really knowledgeable and helpful


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Peace and Loaf Restaurant

Price: Very Expensive
British
Newcastle upon Tyne
4.8
2361 reviews
Bar and table staff couldn't be more helpful. The although served differently was delicious.

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Smiths Restaurant Wapping

Price: Very Expensive
Seafood
Wapping
4.9
6573 reviews
Exceptional food, exceptional service. Smiths of Wapping never disappoints.

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Stones Restaurant Matlock

Price: Expensive
British
Matlock
4.9
2265 reviews
Outstanding service, outstanding quality of food and presentation. Wonderful experience Thank you

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The Chefs Table

Price: Expensive
British
Chester
4.8
3198 reviews
Great food and special celebration for my daughters birthday polite, informed and friendly service.

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The Ivy City Garden

Price: Expensive
Contemporary British
Liverpool Street
4.2
6724 reviews
Second time here and managed to get a quieter table at the back as it gets noisy at full lunchtime. It'd be great if they installed some sound baffles. Food and service excellent. I had the fish cake plus a very nice white.


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The Poet at Matfield

Price: Expensive
British
Tunbridge Wells
4.7
2695 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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Thames Foyer

Price: Very Expensive
Afternoon Tea
Covent Garden
4.7
6946 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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Wreckfish

Price: Expensive
Bistro
Liverpool
4.6
2688 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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