Romance and Seville go together like magnet and steel, like lemons and limes, like two things that go together extremely well indeed. The narrow streets of Santa Cruz are perfect for passionate strolls and the Guadalquivir seems to quiver in the face of the unstoppable love that permeates the air of this place. Okay, we’re getting carried away, but there are plenty of romantic restaurants in this most feverish of cities.
With an unbeatable location next to the Guadalquivir, it is clear why Abades Triana is a popular restaurant for couples and singles alike. The Torre del Oro provides a stunning backdrop to some quite excellent food, dishes that cover both tapas and more extravagant options. The tasting menu is particularly toothsome. If you’re looking to wow a prospective partner (be they business or romantic), Abades Triana will get the job done.
Seville’s old Jewish Quarter is the city’s most enchanting area, so it is no great shock to find plenty of darling restaurants hidden in its narrow streets. San Marco is one of the most romantic, a charming terrace and basement joint that ramps up the adorability factor and adds plenty of great Andalusian food for good measure.
Put simply, this is one of the very best restaurants in Seville. A member of the prestigious Panot Group, La Quinta Braseria offers all the opulence of palace eating with none of the pretence, choosing instead to create a down to earth atmosphere in a setting that is far from down to earth. All char-grilled everything seems to be the standard, with a fine selection of seafood the standout.
Sometimes you fall in love with a restaurant from the magic of its aesthetic alone. Oriza is one such place, with an interior to die for. The place is positively dripping with romance. The food is excellent to, thankfully, with a steadfast commitment to high quality local produce and technical excellence in the kitchen. The tapas is great and the larger meals are even better, especially if you happen to be a meat eater.
Traditional food cooked by those who aren’t interested in merely mimicking the past, El Pinton isn’t your ordinary Andalusian restaurant. The gazpacho isn’t just gazpacho, it is bloody gazpacho, and the Iberian sirloin stuffed with mushrooms is about as succulent as life is going to get, from our point of view. The interior is plenty special as well, an opulent Andalusian patio just a few steps from the famous cathedral.