Love is in the Air as OpenTable Reveals the UK’s Most Romantic Restaurants

  • OpenTable reveals the 50 most romantic restaurants in the country
  • London, Edinburgh and Kent are top three cities with the most romantic restaurants

LONDON, UK – 30 January 2019: For any lovers feeling the pressure to pick the perfect spot this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re celebrating your first Valentine’s or looking to spice up your usual restaurant choice, OpenTable has it covered.

The world’s leading online restaurant booking service has listed the 50 most romantic restaurants in the country based on reviews left by verified diners.

London dominates the 50 most romantic restaurant list with 31 entries, followed by Edinburgh and Kent. Angels with Bagpipes and Forage & Chatter, both located in Edinburgh, have been tagged by diners as the perfect date spot, along with Kent-based restaurants, Chapter One and The Poet at Matfield.

When it comes to date-night cuisine, British, French and Italian prove to be popular choices for a romantic meal as they all appear prominently on the Top 50 list.

Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, EMEA, OpenTable, comments“Here at OpenTable, we consider diner reviews as a fundamental element of the service we offer to UK diners, ensuring customers can discover the right dining experience wherever they are in the UK.  As London continues to cement itself as the UK’s culinary capital, it’s also great to see outstanding restaurants from across the country including Edinburgh, Birmingham and Kent all appearing on the list as some of the most romantic places to dine this Valentine’s Day.”

The complete 50 most romantic list may be viewed at

Alphabetical list of the UK’s most romantic restaurants 2019:

Restaurant Restaurant Cuisine Location
Afternoon tea at hotel Café Royal Afternoon Tea London
Angels with Bagpipes Scottish Edinburgh
Chapter One Modern European Kent
Cielo Restaurant Italian Birmingham
Claude Bosi at Bibendum French London
Clos Maggiore French London
CORE by Clare Smyth British London
Forage & Chatter Scottish Edinburgh
Frederick’s British London
Galvin at Windows French London
Gauthier Soho French London
Hakkasan Hanway Place Chinese London
Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant Modern European London
Hawksmoor Air Street Steak London
Hawksmoor Borough British London
Hawksmoor Knightsbridge British London
Hawksmoor Manchester British Manchester
Hawksmoor Seven Dials Steak London
Hawksmoor Spitalfields Steak London
Indian Accent Indian London
Ivy Chelsea Garden British London
Jamavar Indian London
Kaspar’s at The Savoy Seafood London
Kendell’s Bistro French Yorkshire
L’Escargot French London
Marcus British London
Margot Restaurant Italian London
Mere European London
Murano Contemporary European London
Number 16 Restaurant Modern European Glasgow/Lanarkshire
Paco Tapas Tapas / Small Plates Bristol
Palm Court at The Langham, London English London
Peace and Loaf Restaurant British Newcastle
Pig & Whistle Restaurant British Essex
Pollen Street Social British London
Roux at The Landau Modern European London
Smith’s Restaurant Wapping Seafood London
Spring Restaurant Contemporary British London
Stones Restaurant Matlock British Derbyshire
The Black Rat British Hampshire
The Chefs Table British Cheshire
The Ivy City Garden British London
The North Port Restaurant Scottish Perthshire/Stirlingshire
The Oxford Blue Contemporary British Berkshire
The Poet at Matfield British Kent
The Savoy, Thames Foyer Afternoon Tea London
The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley English Yorkshire
Trinity British Cambridge
Wild Mushroom British East Sussex
Wreckfish Bistro Liverpool/Merseyside


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