By Talya Honebeek

Whether you’re looking for the perfect date night or brunch with the girls, these are some of the most beautiful restaurants in the UK.

From an Insta-worthy terrace which changes with the seasons, to a tattoo-inspired restaurant with a cherry blossom tree in the middle of the dining room, these are our favourites.

Dalloway Terrace

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Dalloway Terrace is a beautiful alfresco dining space which changes its look with the seasons. Fully heated, it’s the perfect spot to be seen on even the chilliest of days.

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s famous character, Mrs Dalloway, it also serves up one of the best afternoon teas in London.

The stunning Coral Room next door is a must-visit for a cocktail or two.

Visit the Dalloway Terrace website here

The Ivy

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There are a few Ivy restaurants in the UK, but our favourite is The Ivy Spinningfields in Manchester.

A plant lover’s paradise, The Ivy Brasserie room (pictured) is an array of golden chandeliers, marble floors and botanical prints.

The Ivy Roof Garden and glamorous Ivy Asia cocktail bar, with its illuminated floor, are also not to be missed.

Visit The Ivy Manchester website here

Brasserie of Light 

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This destination restaurant in Selfridge’s flagship Oxford Street store houses Damien Hirst’s largest London artwork.

A 24ft crystal-encrusted status of Pegasus is suspended over diners in this glamorous art-deco inspired eatery.

Wherever you’re sat, make sure you sneak a peek at the show-stopping centrepiece while you’re there. You don’t get more Insta-worthy than this.

Visit the Brasserie of Light website here


beautiful restaurants UK Hjem Northumberland
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Simple but elegant, this Scandi-style restaurant is the North East’s newest fine dining experience.

Recently awarded its first Michelin star, you’ll fine Hjem tucked away within The Hadrian Hotel in the Northumberland countryside.

Its unique cuisine uses local ingredients prepared using Scandinavian precision and techniques. Tasting menus are £85pp.

Visit the Hjem website here

Petersham Nurseries

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Petersham Nurseries describes itself as a place of beauty, an emporium of goods, and a celebration of the seasons – and they’re not wrong.

With branches in Richmond and Covent Garden, you can buy flowers, shop for homewares and eat at their beautiful restaurants.

Both have inside and outside dining options, but the glasshouse restaurant in Richmond is our personal favourite.

Visit the Petersham Nurseries website here

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

beautiful restaurants the winter garden at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel Manchester
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Industrial meets glam at The Refuge, the destination restaurant and bar located in the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester’s city centre.

It is divided into different zones, from the world-influenced Dining Room to The Den games room.

But the real star of the show is the winter garden (pictured), a beautiful foliage-covered atrium where you can enjoy afternoon tea accompanied by coffee or cocktails.

Visit the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel website here

The Treehouse Hotel

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Set above the Treehouse Hotel in London’s Marylebone, The Nest is a gorgeous rooftop restaurant with 360-degree views of the capital.

The outdoor terrace is the perfect spot for cocktails. While the botanical-inspired indoor lounge is ideal for brunching or watching DJs spin the decks from their very own treehouse ‘fort’.

The hotel also houses the little sister restaurant to LA-based Toca Madera, which boasts panoramic views and organic Mexican cuisine.

Visit the Treehouse Hotel London website here


beautiful restaurants Amazonica London
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With lush rainforest-inspired greenery, you will instantly be transported to South America when you step inside Amazónico.

Open from lunch until late, this beautiful restaurant in London’s Mayfair serves Latin American cuisine inspired by the countries of the Amazon, and the unique Asian and Mediterranean communities within them. Think carefully sourced fresh seafood and meats paired with seasonal and vibrant ingredients.

There are nightly jazz performances in the main restaurant, as well as entertainment in the bar and lounge, making this the ideal all-in-one destination.

Visit the Amazónico website here


beautiful restaurants Tattu Manchester
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Famous for the four-metre high cherry blossom tree in the middle of the dining room, Tattu is an upmarket Chinese restaurant in Manchester serving contemporary dishes alongside a drinks menu inspired by body art.

And it isn’t just the drinks that are inspired by tattoos. The bar is decorated with a suspended anchor, roses, and ‘skyscraper’ chandeliers. Other standout design features include the ceiling, which is made from 3,000 metres of hand-woven rope.

The ‘Tattu Parlour’ also offers private dining and drinking for up to 30 people for special occasions.

Visit the Tattu Manchester website here

The Voodoo Rooms

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The Voodoo Rooms is Edinburgh’s go-to venue for food and drink with a side of live music, but it’s the interiors of the main bar we’re in love with.

Sip award-winning cocktails from a black and gold leather booth surrounded by chandeliers and restored antique decor.

There is also a light-up dancefloor for when it gets to that time in the night.

Visit The Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh website here

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