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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
For 2 people on Sat, 12/7
Party Size
For 2
Date
Sat, 12/7
Time
7:00 PM

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,649 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
92% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
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Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
1,936 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
93% recommended
Contemporary European in London
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Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,568 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
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
95% recommended
European in London
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,088 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 cornerRead more
91% recommended
Steak in West End London
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Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
6,603 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
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
90% recommended
Most Booked in London
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,139 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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
93% recommended
British in West End London

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,520 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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
93% recommended
Contemporary British in London

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
2,137 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
97% recommended
Steak in London
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Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
916 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
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
97% recommended
British in London

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,615 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
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
98% recommended
Modern European in London
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££££·British·
Mayfair
371 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
5,355 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
83% recommended
Chinese in West End London
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Social Eating House

££££·Contemporary European·
Soho
2,000 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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
Contemporary European in West End London
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The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,263 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
98% recommended
Best Overall in London
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Sake no Hana

££££·Japanese·
Mayfair
5,562 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
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
84% recommended
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Bistrotheque

££££·French·
Bethnal Green
2,372 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in London
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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

££££·Seafood·
Piccadilly
3,195 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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
91% recommended
Seafood in London
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Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,159 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
“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
89% recommended
Italian in West End London
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The Greenhouse

££££·French·
Mayfair
2,854 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
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
81% recommended
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,840 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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
88% recommended
British in South West London
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