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
761 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
very good menu(new) I recommend the goat. Wine list adequate. Service outstanding. very good location, in city heart and on the river
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Alberto's Lounge

$$$$·Italian·
Sydney CBD
247 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Overall food were all nice! Especially the lentil and ocy, was the best dish not to mention the wine the waiter/sommelier has picked for us too! I requested desserts for both of mRead more
96% recommended
Late Night Find in Sydney / New South Wales

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
417 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
One of the best dinners myself and my guests have ever had. The staff went above and beyond to make it a special night for us all. The plant-based set menu is a must, and the cocktRead more
91% recommended
Healthy in Sydney / New South Wales

Amici Restaurant - Caloundra

$$$$·Italian·
Caloundra
772 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Good food great service excellent venue.staff are very professional and friendly
97% recommended
Italian in Brisbane / Queensland

Bistro La Provence

$$$$·French·
Brighton
176 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Stunning food and wine! The service was friendly and the food recommendations on the mark! We ordered another 3 meals to take home to ease the pain of another useless Covid-19 lockRead more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Bayside

Black Hide By Gambaro At Treasury Brisbane

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brisbane CBD
371 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
On this occasion we chose to have a variety of entree's as the emphasis and shared a main. The entree's were proportioned well and the variety was balanced. Our main was a eye fiRead more
89% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
479 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Brilliant - great food, great location! Good wine choice and it’s got to be the best food on the coast!
97% recommended

Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
341 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The restaurant is amazing
91% recommended

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
391 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
We were warmly welcomed and taken straight to our table. Tables were arranged with good spaces between. Orders were taken promptly but with out us feeling rushed. There was a verRead more
97% recommended
Romance in Sydney / New South Wales

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Fitzroy
817 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
We finally managed to get a reservation at Cutler and Co!! From the moment we stepped in the door we were greeted by impeccably groomed and polite staff who were very kind and welcRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne / Victoria

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
659 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
I celebrated my birthday recently at Donovans with my husband. Donovans is our 'go to restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, and any other reason we can find to go there for a mRead more
94% recommended

E'cco Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
400 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Good food and service. I will definitely go back to E’cco!
96% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
692 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Fabulous dinner once again. Very worthwhile for locals and visitors. Probably the best Italian in the area
99% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Cambridge
390 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
My favourite restaurant of all time. Trent waited on us and was professional, with a hint of humour and very personable. Steve Free is amazing and the reason people keep going bacRead more
99% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
771 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Food was exceptional, service was great. Excellent wine selection at competitive rates
96% recommended
Modern Australian in Sydney / New South Wales

Hellenika at The Calile

$$$$·Greek·
New Farm
809 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Impeccable service from (can’t remember her name but she had short dark hair, tattoos). The calamari was a little disappointing, not much flavour. Other than that, a perfect experiRead more
93% recommended
Most Booked in Brisbane / Queensland

Kisume

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
1,199 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic way to celebrate a birthday, staff are great, food is exceptional, as it has been every time I visited.
83% recommended
Best Food in Inner City

Koi Dessert Bar

$$$$·Dessert·
Chippendale
464 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
It was such a good experience! The whole theme and concept of the food are really well thought out. Totally recommend
96% recommended
Romance in Sydney / New South Wales

Laura

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
222 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
the waiting staff were brilliant. we all enjoyed the whole experience.
94% recommended

Little Valley

$$$$·Chinese·
Fortitude Valley
293 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing service, delicious food and a really cool space, I'll definitely be back again and again!
96% recommended

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
858 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
It was so much fun, something very different.. amazing food, amazing staff, amazing service.. I highly recommend it for a unique and fun experience
96% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,755 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
An amazing venue, selection of food is rather small but everything is great quality. The staff are wonderful and helpful
96% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney / New South Wales

Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Caribbean·
Sydney CBD
676 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Lovely dining experience however music was quite loud and drink portions felt a little bit conservative. Overall good night.
88% recommended
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Moo Moo Restaurant (Gold Coast)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Broadbeach
732 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Beautiful food and cocktails! Anthony was great looking after our dining experience for the night too.
88% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Nick & Nora's Sydney

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Parramatta
253 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Second time there - amazing. And good covid management as well. Will be back
90% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Sydney / New South Wales

Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach

$$$$·Grill·
Airlie Beach
366 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
Once again the food and service at Northerlies was excellent. Jeana and her staff are fantastic and work to a very high standard. They all make you feel welcome and make the experiRead more
95% recommended

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
822 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The best middle eastern food I’ve ever had in Australia, and easily the best cauliflower and eggplant I’ve tasted in my life. Would reccomend extremely highly.
95% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
550 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
The food is always wonderful, and the service is classic old world professional Italian service. Its like being in a great family owned restaurant in Italy, but with more modern, cRead more
97% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,183 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Lamb backstrap special was spectacular though everything was delicious and very attentive service. Fantastic night thank you.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
360 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
I would drive for miles for those Brussel sprouts. Dom looked after us perfectly. Thank-you. Great pasta. Great restaurant find. I’ll be back.
95% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Melbourne / Victoria

Peca

$$$$·Modern European·
Gregory Hills
200 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
I really enjoyed my night at Peca it was my first time there I have been trying for quite sometime to get there.
81% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney / New South Wales

Persone Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Brisbane CBD
292 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Most enjoyable. Excellent and attending staff. No Italians to be seen anywhere and I was told that the chef is french. Read some comments that said the service was slow. So what?Read more
84% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Popolo Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
South Brisbane
651 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
Lovely location. Gorgeous view. Very friendly staff. Responsive and helpful service. A crazy friendly tame lizard added to the laughs. The few share plates we ordered were very nicRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Press* Food & Wine

$$$$·Grill·
Adelaide
559 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Friendly staff. Quality food and didn't wait too long for it either.
97% recommended
Best Service in Adelaide / South Australia

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,262 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Amazing views and Amazing food!! What an experience, will definately be back again! Thank you!!
94% recommended

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
521 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Food tastes amazing. Vibe is on point! Definitely can’t wait to go back!
97% recommended
Hot Spot in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,817 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
Did not fail to impress! Thank you to Rick Shores for having me and my birthday twin for our birthday. The service was unparalleled!
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
996 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
My brother and I had lunch for my birthday, it was such a beautiful place and great to have some food that had been thoughtfully put together, it was a great way to relax with breaRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,263 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
The food was excellent and service exceptional. Thoroughly recommend
93% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Shorehouse

$$$$·Asian·
Townsville
984 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
The just feed me was a selection with a good variety to try food from the menu .
97% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
801 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
The setting was perfect overlooking the river, a sunny day with a tiny breeze; the food, service and wine was first class. Overall a memorable experience.
89% recommended

Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

$$$$·Australian·
St Kilda
981 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
Love it! Food, friends, fun and great view and people watching
81% recommended

TarraWarra Estate Restaurant

$$$$·Australian·
Yarra Valley
213 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
  • Scenic View
Great food, great spot next to the fire and wonderful service. A great way to celebrate our birthdays.
94% recommended

The Courthouse

$$$$·Steak·
Cleveland
481 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding food and service. Definitely a place to try for that special celebration.
96% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane

Frogmore At Home

$$$$·Australian·
Australia
246 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Simply stunning! Amazing food, wonderful service, stunning view. No more words needed.
90% recommended

The Point Revolving Restaurant - Wrest Point

$$$$·French·
Sandy Bay
499 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
I have been wanting to dine in point revolving restaurant so finally decided to go and I thoroughly enjoyed my self food was amazing and servings were more than I had imagined certRead more
98% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
893 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The Woodhouse never fails to impress, from the amazing steaks, staff to the setting.
99% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

Trattoria Emilia

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
413 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was fantastic, every time we visit the food is amazing. We always come here for special occasions. Usually the whole experience is great, only thing to point out is that the sRead more
98% recommended
Romance in Melbourne / Victoria

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
501 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food Excellent service You won’t be disappointed
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Waterfront Southgate

$$$$·Seafood·
Southbank
475 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
Meals were spectacular & Chef was charming. Can’t wait to go back!
95% recommended