We have been missing that feeling - the wonderful time we have when we spend some time at a restaurant with our loved one.

With lockdown restrictions in place, it has been a while since we got the opportunity to share a meal with our partner.

But with restaurants opening for indoor dining from Monday (May 17) we will get a chance to catch up again.

And the restaurants need our support as well. Having missed out on business for a long time, the hospitality industry is looking forward to welcoming guests back as soon as possible.

If you are planning to visit a restaurant in and around Andover for a romantic dinner from next week, but are not sure where to go, the Advertiser has suggested some charming spots, many of which are tried-and-tested.

Many restaurants are already booked out for weekends, but don't forget to call up and reserve a table if you are planning to visit any of these places.

Andover Advertiser: Blue GingerBlue Ginger

5. Blue Ginger

Where: Bell Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AE England

01256 895858

Rating: 4.5 stars, 425 reviews

Speciality: Indian, Asian, Balti

Diners said: "Banging food. Excellent service from mustafa and everyone else involved. Was 10/10 and the service was excellent."

"If you are looking up reviews; book a visit. You will not be disappointed. Great service, wonderful food with attentive service."

"We've been to this restaurant three times in the past couple of months now, the food is excellent and plentiful. The staff are friendly and helpful and service very good. The restaurant is very clean. Well worth a visit if you enjoy a good curry."

Andover Advertiser: Clos du MarquisClos du Marquis

4. Clos du Marquis

Where: High Street Nomads House, Stockbridge SO20 6HE England

01264 810738

Opening on: Monday, May 17

Rating: 4.5 stars, 310 reviews

Speciality: French, European, Vegetarian-friendly

Diners said: "Loved the food, the wine and the service. Very, very good and we will absolutely be returning. Great lamb, excellent bread and accompaniments. Interesting seasonal options too."

"My wife and I had the most amazing and enjoyable evening here last night. From the minute we walked in we felt relaxed and looked after. All of the food was perfectly cooked, portion size excellent and the most amazing flavours. Service was discreet and friendly. Our meal was excellent value for money."

"As always a superb meal at a sensible price. The lamb was so tender and full of flavour. Service excellent and gentle live music too. Such a relaxing evening."

Andover Advertiser: Pink OlivePink Olive

3. Pink Olive

Where: Weyhill Road, Weyhill, Andover SP11 0PP England

01264 772356

Opening on: Monday, May 17

Rating: 4.5 stars, 307 reviews

Speciality: Indian, Asian, Contemporary

Diners said: "My partner and I have been regulars of the Pink Olive for a couple of years now. Although we have tried others in the area personally I prefer the food and the fact that the staff are always willing to adapt dishes to my some what spice intolerant taste buds."

"We visited last weekend for an impromptu family meal. It was nine pm when we arrived, swiftly shown to a booth and a friendly waiter was there in an instant to serve some drinks. Our meals were delicious and piping hot. The service was swift and rather fleeting, but that’s ok, I don’t like being bothered throughout a meal. Will definitely be visiting again soon."

Andover Advertiser: Light of AsiaLight of Asia

2. Light of Asia

Where: 86-88 High Street Town Centre, Andover SP10 1NE England

01264 352865

Rating: 5 stars, 184 reviews

Speciality: Indian, Asian, Balti

Diners said: "Been using Light of Asia for years and throughout the lockdown. Every meal I've had has been fantastic and can't fault the food or the service. We all know they have busy times as any other takeaway restaurant but have always delivered when ordered. Would recommend this as the best indian in Andover."

"Had an amazing meal - chicken tikka was perfect and great service. Highly recommended. Also great draught - cold Cobra. Clean restaurant, well-managed."

"Cannot fault the light of Asia in any way! Quality, atmosphere and value for money all spot on! Perfect dine in experience and very prompt delivery for their takeaway!! Always has been my favourite Indian and probably always will be!"

Andover Advertiser: Siam OrchidSiam Orchid

1. Siam Orchid

Where: Siam Orchid George Yard, Andover SP10 1PD England

Rating: 4.5 stars, 652 reviews

Speciality: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian-friendly

Diners said: "Really lovely people, amazing wide and varied menu, quintessentially British building, totally authentic Thai food. Great all round."

"Awesome food, great service Lovely setting and very tentative staff we felt very welcome and the food was fantastic."

"Delicious food! So glad they are back open. Highly recommend eat in or takeaway. Great service and friendly staff."