The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Galvin at Windows, Murano, Trinity
Price Range:££££ - ££££
Cuisines:French, Contemporary European, European
Neighborhoods:Mayfair, Clapham
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,307 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 tremendous views of London, t...

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Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,092 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 and seaweed butter, to...

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Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,842 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 Michelin-starred leve...

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Best Service in London
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,961 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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 corner from the famous Cov...

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Steakhouse in London
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Ivy Market Grill

££££·Breakfast·
Covent Garden
11,008 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre

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 neither of you is sure w...

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Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
3,604 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

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 and a great talking poi...

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Steak in London
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Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,326 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 list, this is a grea...

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British in London

Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
6,266 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 contrasts with some tradi...

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The Ledbury

££££·British·
Notting Hill
2,298 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 accompany delicious food m...

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,395 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies

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 dishes by reinventing the...

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British in South West London
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