50 Most Romantic Restaurants in Australia 2020

As rated by verified OpenTable diners

There are many factors contributing to a romantic dining experience... world class ingredients, impeccable service and a unique ambience. The 50 most romantic restaurants 2020 showcase those seductive spots that enable diners to create delicious connections and memories that last a lifetime. The list is determined by analysing more than 173,000 reviews from more than 2,000 restaurants across Australia - all submitted by verified diners.

Restaurants:A Touch of Salt, Alberto's Lounge, Alibi - Woolloomooloo
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
Neighborhoods:Townsville, Sydney CBD, Woolloomooloo

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
613 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The best food ever, great selection of drinks! Good service - glasses were never empty. Will go again and would recommend.
98% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Alberto's Lounge

$$$$·Italian·
Sydney CBD
152 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cosy
Great food and atmosphere. Love coming here whenever I’m in Sydney.
96% recommended
Late Night Find in Sydney / New South Wales

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
357 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
The food was amazing. I would recommend the 8 courses and the alcohol pairing.
93% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Sydney / New South Wales

Amici Restaurant - Caloundra

$$$$·Italian·
Caloundra
550 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Excellent dinner for a special event. Small family celebration but the wait staff were attentive, well trained and beautifully organised. Meals were delicious, good size helpings, Read more
96% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland

Bistro La Provence

$$$$·French·
Brighton
144 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Went for valentines day. Had an amazing meal. Staff were very friendly. Will come back again.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Bayside

Black Hide By Gambaro At Treasury Brisbane

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brisbane CBD
271 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food and service. Highly recommend for a wonderful date night or other special occasion.
90% recommended

Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
458 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
The bugs and octopus was amazing !
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
325 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely recommend it. Fantastic food, staff and is in fact our fav!!!
95% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
292 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Hands down the best meal I’ve had. Everything was perfectly cooked and flavoured! Such a beautiful place as well. I can not fault anything
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Fitzroy
785 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food and ambiance. Service spectacular. Very pricey but that is what you get for this type of service and freshness. Would highly recommend
93% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
635 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Went for Valentine’s Day - service was amazing, food was amazing and we will be back! Was so full so missed out on the Bombay Alaska :(
93% recommended
Best Overall in Bayside

E'cco Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
348 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great from start to finish, service, food, venue. Just ask for the vegetarian menu if you require, the standard menu has few options, the vegetarian food was great!
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
559 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Outstanding. Wonderful people. Delicious food. A must.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hobart
332 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Beautiful meal, visiting from Perth. Would come back to Tasmania if only to eat here
97% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
637 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
Excellent love it
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Hellenika at The Calile

$$$$·Greek·
New Farm
633 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Absolutely delicious food, amazing service and stunning interior. The only bad thing is it can get a bit noisy but that won't stop me from visiting again
90% recommended
Most Booked in Brisbane / Queensland

Kisume

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
1,128 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely beautiful food and outstanding service. We will definitely be returning!
85% recommended
Japanese in Melbourne / Victoria

Koi Dessert Bar

$$$$·Dessert·
Chippendale
396 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
Every trip to KOI have always been a wonderful experience, be it hightea or dining or just dropping by for a quick coffee and cake! Thank you for the always beautifully created cakRead more
96% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Laura

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
212 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Amazing experience and it lived up to its reputation. Can,t wait to go again.... a dining experience
95% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Little Valley

$$$$·Chinese·
Fortitude Valley
274 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food and great service. Went there for a valentine lunch. Perfect for a special occasion.
94% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
812 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Outstanding experience along with fantastic food, cant wait to get back there.
94% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,563 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Amazing, other than mix up with the booking 🥳
94% recommended
Group Bookings in Sydney / New South Wales

Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
644 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
What a wonderful experience. It was our anniversary and Paul the Executive chef and his staff made the night and experience very special. The food, service and atmosphere were veryRead more
91% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales

Moo Moo Restaurant (Gold Coast)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Broadbeach
634 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Moo Moos isn't ypur typical steak house, it truely is a fine dining experience for those who want some of the best cuts of meat available. It may be pricey however it is deffinitelRead more
87% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Nick & Nora's

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Parramatta
171 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
Awesome service and beautiful surrounds. Went on Sunday at 3pm for cocktails and nibbles. Was great, will definitely be going back, amd bringing friends!
96% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Sydney / New South Wales

Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach

$$$$·Grill·
Airlie Beach
360 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
This was my second time coming, still as lovely as the first. enjoyed the food atmosphere and location. couldn't fault my experience.
95% recommended
Child Friendly in Brisbane / Queensland

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
693 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best dining experience many have had for a while. Will be well remembered, and would highly recommend. Thank you.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
457 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Lovely place. It’s the second time myself and my Girlfriend have been and we were just as charmed as the first time. It’s definitely become a spot to celebrate a special occasion
91% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
966 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was sensational as always. Initial service had to be prompted, but we went on a busy Friday night, so that's to be expected. Despite this, the staff were patient when takiRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
322 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Venue is beautiful, great setting and beautiful ambience. Service was very slow and we had several different service staff look after us during our visit which overall makes the exRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria

Peca

$$$$·Modern European·
Gregory Hills
136 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
I would recommend this fantastic restaurant to anybody that wants the best quality food and service in the greater Campbelltown Narellan area try and you will be wrapped
92% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney / New South Wales

Persone Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Brisbane CBD
244 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic food and service, have been a few times now and will be going back more for sure. Great food, Great service great view over the river.
88% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Popolo Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
South Brisbane
531 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Great location and friendly staff who were very attentive, met with friends who were visiting from Europe and a good time was had by all.
96% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Brisbane / Queensland

Press* Food & Wine

$$$$·Grill·
Adelaide
447 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
I liked the half bottle option for wines under $100 and have eaten here a number of times. Service has always been great and staff helpful. Food yummy.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,193 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
fantastic ! could not ask for better service and the food is amazing.
94% recommended
Most Booked in Melbourne / Victoria

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
404 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
This was own I’d our best restaurant experiences! The service was very attentive and thorough. The ambience was enticing and relaxing. The food was excellent, from the gluten free Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,544 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Love the food, view and ambience just stunning we will be back
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
857 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
The experience was exceptional - delicious food, lovely ambiance and delightful service.
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,108 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
One of the outstanding restaurants in Noosa. This time we ordered three entree’s and created a tapas style selection. We chose the Sashimi, the Tuna Nori and the duck and then sharRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Shorehouse

$$$$·Asian·
Townsville
786 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Our waitress Jess was fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
96% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Brisbane / Queensland

Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
779 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Had a great night out for my wife’s birthday, wait staff exceptional, service exceptional food very nice but portions very small for the prices, a $48 pork belly and octopus mainRead more
89% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

$$$$·Australian·
St Kilda
959 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Love it! Food, friends, fun and great view and people watching
84% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

TarraWarra Estate Restaurant

$$$$·Australian·
Yarra Valley
194 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Loved the venue. Great food, lovely ambience all round. Service was great, staff very friendly and informative. Cannot wait to go back.
96% recommended
Australian in Melbourne / Victoria

The Courthouse

$$$$·Steak·
Cleveland
367 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Amazing resturant never had a bad meal or bad service it's always 5 star treatment for every guest.
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

The Lounge Restaurant by Frogmore Creek

$$$$·Australian·
Hobart
239 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
excellent food and service... a bit expensive, but overall thumbs up.
93% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

The Point Revolving Restaurant - Wrest Point

$$$$·French·
Sandy Bay
457 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent service and food with the best view in Hobart made for a very special afternoon of celebration. Highly recommended for afternoon tea.
97% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
711 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food and amazing service Quick and efficient and customer service was excellent
99% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Trattoria Emilia

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
390 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
This is a beautiful little restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere, outstanding food and drink and great service from wonderful staff. I will be eating here again.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Inner City

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
399 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Wonderful friendly service from Mitch and the team. We were old friends having a catch-up and there was no intrusion or pressure to hurry us up. Shared steak was spectacular.
94% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Waterfront Southgate

$$$$·Seafood·
Southbank
446 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
A beautiful dining experience. We were really happy with the quality of the food and service.
93% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Melbourne / Victoria