As lockdown measures have eased, more and more people have begun planning a special evening out with their partners to celebrate a return to the 'new normal'.

Where is the best place to go, however?

According to TripAdvisor, here are the top five romantic restaurants in our county.

1. Vanilla Pod

The highest ranked restaurant of any kind in Marlow, the Vanilla Pod tops the list of the most romantic eateries in Bucks.

The restaurant has scored an impressive 528 five star reviews out of 707.

One happy diner left the following review: "Yet again, what a wonderful visit we had to this unique little restaurant, which never fails to deliver perfection!

"The food is very tasty, beautifully presented and well thought out. The service is excellent and the staff team are friendly and efficient.

"Besides eating here for occasional meals, this is the second big occasion we’ve had here and once again we are so impressed!

"Thank you so much!"

2.Paris House

Coming in second place on the list is this Woburn restaurant.

With 766 five star reviews out of a total of just over 1000, it is clear that Paris House is a very popular eatery among the foodies of Bucks.

One diner who has visited the restaurant since the lifting of lockdown measures said: "Thank you to all the staff at Paris house making our first date night out post lockdown such a beautiful night. 

"We felt completely safe in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Each course was delicious and each member of staff were friendly and helpful when serving.

"All health and safety precautions for covid-19 we’re met and this did not effect the atmosphere, experience, attention to detail or service.

"Anyone living close by or visiting Woburn this place is the best restaurant by far around the Milton Keynes area."

3. Di Paulo

This contemporary Italian restaurant in Gerrards Cross comes in third spot with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 after 684 reviews.

Many reviewers have left praise for Di Paulo's handling of the new hygiene rules, with one saying: "We visited Di Paolo again yesterday evening and were not disappointed.

"The whole COVID setup is beautifully managed and does not detract at all from the experience. 

"They like you to wear a mask upon entering but you can take it off once seated. Service and food are as excellent as ever."

4. Humphry's Restaurant

Humphry's Restaurant is the highest rated restaurant of any kind in Stoke Poges, according to TripAdvisor, and reaches number four in this list. 

One happpy diner said: "The food quality here is extrememly high, the building wonderful and service really good.

"I've eaten in a lot of good restaurants around the world and this was the best overall experience for a very long time."

5. Da Remo Ristorante Italiano

The second highest rated restaurant in Denham finishes off the top five list.

With 186 five star reviews out of a possible 272, this Italian restaurant has proved to be a big hit with those who've already visited.

One such visitor said: "We were SO pleased to finally return to Da Remo. They've really hit the ground running with safety and we felt very at ease.

"Food was amazing as always."