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20+ Best Romantic Restaurants in the Gold Coast

20+ Best Romantic Restaurants in the Gold Coast

Looking for the best romantic restaurants in the Gold Coast?

It can be difficult to find the best places to go on date night. If you are considering where to go with your SO this weekend for a special treat, we have made a list of the ultimate places to go for couples.

Some of these we have visited ourself personally and others we have placed on our bucket list of “must do” dining experiences.

Whether its your anniversary, it’s Valentines day or just a romantic date, here are the 20 most romantic restaurants in the GC for couples.

20+ Best Romantic Restaurants in the Gold Coast

Romantic dining with a view

Vanitas, Main Beach – One of the best fine dining experiences on the Gold Coast, Vanitas is the perfect warm and inviting atmosphere you would expect in a traditional Italian restaurant.  Enjoy fantastic views overlooking the lagoon while having fresh, locally sourced food paired expertly with fine Italian Wines.

Pethers Rainforest Restaurant, North Tamborine – Each day features a uniquely crafted 5 course meal created by Chef Obie Faulkner. Although Pethers does not have many tables, the dining room is open and spacious with tables scattered around the raised fireplace in the center.  Open only Thursday through Saturday nights for dinner a reservation is a must.

The Tropic, Burleigh Heads – Chef Guillaume Zika creates culinary masterpieces straight from the open kitchen.  Besides the amazing food, the views of the waves with the city skyline in the background are breathtaking.  Laid back atmosphere where you are not rushed and can spend hours chatting while enjoying an award-winning bottle of wine.

Little Truffle, Mermaid Beach – Quickly becoming a favorite of both locals and tourists, Little Truffle has an amazing menu created by Chef Daniel Ridgeway.  With an extensive wine list featuring locally and wines from around the world, the food and service is among the best in all of Australia.

Seaduction Restaurant, Surfers Paradise – A hidden gem within the many options at Surfers Paradise, Seduction Restaurant will make you feel as if you have been transported to modern day Italy.  With cozy Italian charm and a new age menu inspired by traditional Italian heartiness you will leave feeling warm and fuzzy inside after an evening with your date.

Black Angus Bar and Grill, Sanctuary Cove – An incredibly unique dining experience awaits you at Black Angus Bar and Grill where hot stones are heated for hours before your arrival and placed in the center of high heat resistant plates and your steak is cooks right before your eyes.  The delicious food paired with a wide selection of wine of craft beer will be the second thing you talk about.

Burleigh Pavilion, Burleigh Heads – Beachfront dining with stunning water views.  Stools line the balcony overlooking Burleigh Beach and umbrellas hover over the high-top tables in the dining area.  Very relaxing beach pub vibe with great signature cocktails, craft beer, and local wines.


Best date night restaurants Gold Coast

Seascape Restaurant, Surfers Paradise – Unique venue with options for whether you are feeling like formal dining or just a light bite to eat and a cocktail.  The second floor has a fine dining restaurant with views of Surfers Paradise Beach.  On the first floor there is a Bar and Bistro with a deck built over the sand of the beach.  There is also rooftop seating for those you like to see from above.

Glass Dining at Marina Mirage, Main Beach – Glass Dining at Marina Mirage has impressive views of the harbor, perfect for a cocktail at sunset or a candlelit dinner for two.  With options for both indoor and outdoor service you can enjoy your time any time of year.

Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads – Boasting the most famous snack on the Gold Coast, the fried bug roll, Rick Shores is an experience you will not want to miss.  With amazing dishes inspired with a South Asian flair, and incredibly intoxicating energy of the staff there is not a more perfect setting to break the ice on a first date.

Edgewater, Isle of Capri – Start your day off right by visiting the Edgewater on the Isle of Capri.  An excellent choice for a mimosa and breakfast while enjoying the view of the water from the canal.  Delicious modern Australian cuisine with a touch of Italian flair, popular among locals and tourists alike.

BMD Northcliffe Surf Club, Surfers Paradise – Visit the covered patio or dine inside next to the sliding windows overlooking the beach at the surf club.  Fast friendly service, more of a casual, laid-back beach vibe than a stuffier fine dining experience.  Classic pub fare such as burgers, steak, and fried appetizers.

Currumbin Beach Vikings, Currumbin – Easy listening live music and bistro bar located right on Elephant Rock in Currumbin.  Take a shot at luck in the gaming room featuring Keno and raffles.  Mix of contemporary Australian cuisine and bistro favorites.

Hyde Paradiso, Surfers Paradise – Inside the Peppers Soul hotel take a trip to a Los Angeles style paradise.  With easy going live music, oversized signature cocktails, and stunning ocean views you will feel as if you have traveled to another place.  Enjoy one of the Mediterranean inspired tapas with a glass of wine and let the outside world melt away.

Gold Coast Gondolas, Main Beach – Take it to the next level with this on the water dining experience.  Wine and dine on your own private luxury gondola, smoothly gliding over the water with the shimmering lights of the city all around you.  Catch a glimpse of the rich and famous with the massive mansions built along the water.


De Vito Waterfront Restaurant, Southport – The number one Italian restaurant on the Gold Coast.  De Vito will take you breath away from its amazing views to boisterous singing chef David De Vito there is nothing you that will disappoint you.  Italian cuisine famous as the best and most authentic Italian food on the Gold Coast.  Featuring exciting live music and a rambunctious atmosphere.

Terraces Restaurant, Main Beach – Straight from the ocean to your plate, Terraces Restaurant offers some of the best seafood around.  Using only locally sourced ingredients from smaller vendors the menu has everything you would desire.  The coastal ambiance and view top off the experience as you have a nightcap and dessert after your meal.

Sunset Waterfront and Grill, Main Beach – A perfect spot for a small lunch between activities, Sunset Waterfront grill has amazing views facing the west letting the early afternoon size rise high in the sky over the water.  Later in the evening it is a great setting to watch the sunset while finishing the day with a coffee.

Oyster Bar & Grill, Main Beach – Modern, sleek and stylish feel to this seafood restaurant.  Offering the freshest seafood on the Gold Coast.  Enjoy a glass of wine from anywhere in the world while overlooking the resort and the Pacific Ocean in the distance.  Locals and travelers alike rave about the elegant atmosphere.

Four Winds Revolving Restaurant, Gold Coast – The unique experience of dining at Four Winds is the revolution itself.  The restaurant gradually rotates around giving once in a lifetime panoramic views of the entire city and Gold Coast shoreline.  The Australian and seafood fusion menu is so delicious you may forget, for just a moment, everything around you.


Casual Dining

Bisque Elegant casual dining, Broadbeach – With menu items and alcohol list straight from Paris, rich delectable food awaits your pallet at Bisque.  Only opening in 2014, the fusion of modern and traditional French architecture is a marvel.

The Food Town, Main Beach – Traditional Chinese food with delicious, made from scratch daily, dumplings.  With outstanding food and an amazingly friendly staff this is a diamond in the rough for Chinese food on the Gold Coast.

Café Catalina, Southport – Start your Sunday right with the perfect morning brunch at Café Catalina.  Relaxed, casual atmosphere with an amazing view overlooking the water at Broadbeach. Mimosas and original Benedicts highlight the menu options available.  Every day start better after a relaxing breakfast.


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