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Head Chef John Speranza presents a stunning menu featuring Australian modern cuisine with influences from the popular street markets in Asia. Malt Dining’s three-story venue offers a variety of experiences starting with the Cellar which offers a private, dark cozy atmosphere while the dining area is more open and spacious, and the bar serves an extensive menu of great wines and classic cocktails.
Located just a short distance outside of Brisbane, Homage offers the freshest farm to table fine dining in all of Australia. Mango trees, beehives, and a massive orchard are just a few of the ingredients used from the 12,000-acre on-site farm. The market garden out front of the restaurant is the perfect place to find a unique gift to match the equally unique dining experience.
Opening just a couple of years ago, owner Tim and Sarah Scott bring a unique experience to the table at Joy. Combining years of experience to create this small, intimate setting that is great for an anniversary night. Serving Japanese inspired cuisine with a variety of imported sake, fine wines, and local craft brews, this small venue that only seats 10 people in the dining room is a special treat.
Brisbane has many fine dining establishments but among its elites is Bacchus, with quite possibly the best trained service staff in all of Australia bring award winning dishes designed with the elegance and class of the romantic in mind. Romance is expressed through the artfully crafted menu and beautifully designed interior making for an unforgettable experience.
Traditional, rustic, Italian venue hidden away among the antique district of Brisbane. Warm greetings welcome diners to their dark wooden tables surrounded by racks of world class wines in the dimly interior. Locals will tell you that the homemade gnocchi are the best in the world.
Long standing and award winning E’cco is always guaranteed to have food service and fine food. Chef Philip Johnson is an accomplished chef and restaurant owner who creates innovative cuisine served in bistros with a refined edge.
Signature, Emporium Hotel South Bank
Top-level, award-winning contemporary Australian cuisine with a wine list to match. Do check out the walk-through cellar which boats over 600 bottles gathered from wineries all over the world. It has a spacious and relaxing atmosphere.
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Featuring one of the best views of the city of Brisbane due to the open and airy dining room with floor to ceiling windows. A perfect place for a memorable experience with your loved one. Starting with the first-class service, world class beverage menu, and spectacular menu options Lutece Bistro will not disappoint even the most hopeless romantic soul.
Located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, Donna Chang perfectly combines expertly prepared Chinese cuisine with classic old-world elegance to create an amazing atmosphere of easy romance. Huge chandeliers hang from the decorated vaulted ceilings and marble staircases with private dining area on the 2nd floor it is hard not to fall for the romantic pull.
Candlelit tables, rustic Italian flavors, and top-notch services exude romance. Olio’s Osteria has been a popular date destination for 30 years. The ambiance is the perfect experience for anyone looking for the right place to take that special someone for the first time.
Elegant white cloth dining with stunning views of the Moreton Bay in a heritage-listed property set on manicured waterfront gardens. Combined with an amazing wine list and local craft brews it has everything you need for a perfect romantic evening.
Chu the Phat
A cleverly named new restaurant in the crown of South Brisbane’s up-and-coming Fish Land dining precinct, Chu The Phat draws on the flavors from the hawker stalls of Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan to dish out a diverse and exotic dining experience.
Miel Container provides simple, familiar food in an innovative and exciting way that give the mundane experience of eating a hamburger the same feeling as having the duck confit from the most extravagant dining establishments. Casual yet elegant romance await you and your loved one.
La Lune Wine Co
If you are looking for something that is romantic and cozy, but that does not have all the pressure and stress of a full course meal then the traditional European wine bar La Lune Wine Co is the perfect venue for your evening. The wine list is extensive and is built to impress your date will be ready for a nice walk through Fish Lane to end the evening.
A stunning modern café restaurant and bar offering a refined dining experience for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The stylish décor and gorgeous terrace overlooking Adelaide street you will not find a more romantic yet relaxed venue.
The Matriarch is a historic Newstead warehouse turned into an exquisite 19th century French-style bar and dining room where you will be able to partake in the rich and romantic flavors classic of a restaurant in Paris.
Naga Thai is a restaurant that has it all, from a perfect location with a stunning view to an award-winning menu designed by innovated restauranteur Andrew Baturo, with interior designed by butting edge designer Anna Spiro.
Boom Room Izakaya
Located in the underground chambers of a heritage-listed building that was once home to a bank, you will find the Boom Room Izakaya. An opulent Japanese restaurant and bar is a match for any setting as the most glamorous in Brisbane.
Hellinika is a glamourous Greek taverna sitting poolside on the first level of James St’s boutique hotel The Calile in Fortitude Valley. Diners can sit on the poolside terrace amongst the olive trees or inside the modern Mediterranean style dining room.
Casual romantic restaurants
For the vegan couple looking for a good romantic evening out without the hassle of the time it takes to get ready all dressed up, we have found the perfect place for you. Using only locally sourced fresh produce and serving the best coffee in all of Brisbane, grown brings you an entirely plant-based menu that is so delicious it will blow you away. Located on the first floor of an apartment with a modern and loose atmosphere the dining experience has become quite famous around the city.
Vibrant colors, charming Turkish décor, and a hypnotically relaxing ambiance is just the beginning of the journey when you enter Caravanserai. Your spirit and romance will be rejuvenated while you enjoy your dining experience in this Middle Eastern restaurant inspired by the roadside inns serving weary dessert travelers. Another unique aspect is you bring your own alcohol so you can pair perfectly with yourselves instead of always pairing with your food.
Za Za Ta
Experience the spice, mystery and romance of the Middle East while enjoy this enticing venue. Za Za Ta has an amazingly vibrant and lively atmosphere. Chefs Roy Ner and Dario Manca have perfectly fused the flavors of classic Middle Eastern cuisine with the freshest Australian ingredients and produce to create a flavor of spice that will take your night to new levels.
Hop & Pickle Pub
One of the newest and thriving scenes you can find in the Southbank. The vibrant and exciting feeling at the Hop & Pickle Pub helps take the pressure from finding the perfect venue. Let your inhibitions slide away as you enjoy the comfortable and relaxing service combined perfectly with unique amazing recipes.
Chef Jamie Oliver presents this relaxed and friendly restaurant celebrating modern Italian cuisine and tradition standard flavors of Sicily. World class food and beverages without the fuss of fine dining standards.
Bavarian Bier Café
It is best to come with an appetite when you visit Brisbane’s Bavarian Bier Café. The relaxed restaurant serves up generous and delicious portions with a vibrant and modern flair to the menu.
Those who are looking for amazing waterfront views, the freshest caught seafood and amazing cocktails without the need of the suit and tie make sure to check out Jellyfish Restaurant. Both indoor and outdoor dining spaces leave options for visiting and enjoying the stunning views year-round.
For Thai food with a distinctly different feel, Phat Boy is the cool new addition to the Brisbane Quarter, and it is the place to go for fantastic Asian fare. Make sure to choose the perfect level of spice to get your evening started right.
Visit Coppa’s new location and take a chance on the new and innovative menu the locals and Brisbane are just starting to rave about. World class service, delicious, artful dishes, and enchanting décor make for a romantic evening worth remembering.
Restaurants with a view
The Rooftop Limes Hotel
Blending exotic, tropical features with a modern gleaming aesthetic, The Rooftop of the Limes Hotel is a picture-perfect place to spend a night out with your special someone. This stunning bar is known for its stylish décor and modern experiences complete with glowing plunge pools and vibrant Astroturf.
Soar above Brisbane’s skyline with the Eagles Nest rooftop bar, located on the 12th floor of the Point hotel and open to the public Friday and Saturday nights from 3pm until the light fade out. Stylish and modern venue complete with cocktails and food for any occasion.
Maeve Wine Bar
Maeve offers some of the best and most diverse wine options in Brisbane. With a stunning view over the tops of the Cultural Precinct there is no better place with a view that is not on water. Atmosphere is distinctly European with dark wood furniture, a burgundy staircase to enter the restaurant, and pale wooden floors.
Some of the most amazing views of the city and the river you can find in Brisbane combine with the spectacular cuisine and intimate atmosphere to make The Stokehouse a prime destination for romance seekers. Save room for The Bombe, a special dessert made with white chocolate, fresh fruit, and strawberry sorbet.
Patina at Customs House
For an incredible dining experience take a sear on the terrace beneath the striking historic Customs House on the Brisbane River. Enjoy fresh produce and specially crafted seasonal menu designed for sharing.
As the name suggests, expect a degree of magic when dining at the award-winning Alchemy. Head Chef Brad Jolly offers both a la carte or degustation menus to enjoy with the most extravagant and amazing view of the Story Bridge.
Also, one of the most popular venues in Brisbane, Mary Mae’s takes up the lower riverfront level in the Brisbane Powerhouse. The combined kitchen and bar serve a range of sharing options, cocktails that warm the belly and extraordinary views from the riverside bar.
One of Kangaroo Point’s more less known spots, Medley Café fronts the river on the less trafficked side of the point. Pull up a chair on the enormous deck to eat around the world with is exotic lunch menu that includes an eclectic variety of dishes influenced from cuisines from all of globe.
The Summit Brisbane
The name says it all really. The Summit sits at the top of Mt Coot and you can not find a place in Brisbane with a better panoramic view of everything around you. Enjoy food made from the freshest local ingredients with cutting edge flavors and styles.
Romantic Italian restaurants
There is no place to have dinner more romantic in the world than a classic urban Italian pizzeria. La Lupa is the best place in Brisbane to feel as if you have left and gone on your date in Italy. Small plates, entrees, pies, and desserts are all designed for sharing together with that special someone as you enjoy a robust red from one of many Italian varietals offered on the menu.
Known in Brisbane as one of the best and most romantic Italian restaurants, OTTO has earned every bit of praise with it’s award-winning menu and world class service. Featuring a menu using locally sourced ingredients and combining them with classic Italian recipes to create stunning and delicious meals.
Known best for a preshow cocktail or a light dinner after Bar Alto is a diamond in the rough for Venetian flair and flavor. Rich and decadent sauces highlight the robust and extensive menu at Bar Alto. Quiet, low light, and incredibly romantic.
Located at Howard Smith Wharves Ciao Papi is a trattoria style venue with gorgeous views, especially at sunset, over the river. Rustic and authentic cuisine offered in a classic well lit and comfortable atmosphere where the wine and food will take you away from the worry and stress so you can have that romantic evening with your loved one.
The Gambaro group brings you the finest Italian-centric eatery in Brisbane. Persone breaks the traditional mold by using modern styles and recipes with twists from a classic Italian past and combining them into a truly epic dining experience. The flavors and the lively yet inviting atmosphere will bring the romance to the surface your life.
Gusto Da Gianni
Offering the best and most authentic riverside experience you will feel like you have traveled to Italy as you wine and dine to the intoxicating flavors of the food. Your date will feel all the romance and ambiance Italy is known for while enjoying the best view of the river in Brisbane.
Colle Rosso Ristorante Italiano
Bringing specialty products imported straight from Italy and combining them with the amazing fresh local produce of the Australian farmland into a rustic experience that locals rave about. Extensive wine and cocktail choices in a cozy warm setting make for the perfect place for a first date.
Romantic restaurants Southbank Brisbane
With an emphasis on communal dining like restaurant native to China, the menu is a fusion of mostly Chinese with some Southeast Asian flair to create a dining experience unlike most others. Equally diverse to the seasonally changing menu the wine list feature award winning wines from all over the world.
La Cache a Vin
Choose a bottle to take home from the best wine store in Brisbane after enjoying your meal at La Cache a Vin. Extravagant French cuisine served with authentic style and ingredients. Using locally sourced produce and meats the chefs serve the rich and delicate entrees of classic romantic French cuisine.
Trendy and stylish with touches of traditional and contemporary flavors Gerard’s Bistro is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for romance seeking couples. Offering inside and outside dinning with beverage menus that include some of the best craft brews and local wines there are plenty of options to impress.
Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar
If you are looking for the perfect place to end your evening our on a romantic note the Cowch is the place you are hoping to find. With the absolute best dessert and after cocktail menu in Brisbane you will be amazed by the unique and inventive flavors put into classic desserts. Perfect for the end to any occasion.
Head to Julius Pizzeria for authentic Italian wood fired pizza. The warehouse design of the restaurant is softened by the large archways bring Italy’s rustic charm straight to the Southbank. There is no lack of choices of amazing cuisine from wood fired pizza to the most amazing antipasto around.
Gallery of Modern Art Restaurant
For a complete romantic experience in the Southbank combine a trip to the Gallery of Modern Art with a dining experience full of expression and life. Specializing in contemporary Italian cuisine combined with the inspiration of the art in the gallery you will be amazed at the elegance and romance of your dining experience.
Ole Spanish Restaurant
Enjoy a variety of zesty tapas dishes while soaking in the colorful Spanish décor and vibrant atmosphere that is famous in Spanish culture. Add the beautiful parkland views and amazing cocktails and you will not want to miss this trip to sexy Spanish dining and dancing.