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The Diner Reviews are in: 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in Australia for 2023

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated 31 December 2023

Food is its own love language, but when it’s served in a cosy room or a candlelit booth? Guaranteed fireworks. For those looking for a quintessential Valentine’s Day dining experience, start with the most romantic restaurants across Australia, created by analysing over 350,000 diner reviews.

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4.8
4.8 (2515)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD
About the restaurant
Enjoy the breathtaking waterfront views, sparkling starry night skies, and refreshing breezes of our outdoor balcony, or opt for indoor air-conditioned seating to beat the heat (which can be a must in North Queensland!).

Our restaurant's name, A Touch of Salt, is a play on our family name, Brine. In 2005, we started as a family business, and our family-style approach of offering genuine hospitality and meals designed for conversation has always been the heart of A Touch of Salt. Over the years, we have perfected our restaurant to become one of the best casual fine-dining restaurants in the North.

We take pride in being appreciated by the locals of Townsville as well as travellers from all over Australia.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Inside was lovely, the comfortable padded chairs were great especially for my aging mum. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
A photo of Amici Restaurant - Caloundra restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2591)
$41 to $100
Italian
Caloundra
About the restaurant
In life, we all need friends to love, laugh and eat with. Amici is the Italian translation of friends. So whether you’re after the full dine in experience with the amazing service, delicious food and relaxed atmosphere or feel like staying in with our take away or home delivery, Amici wants to be a part of all your memories, like friends should be.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Always excellent servise The best restruant on the Sunshine Coast
A photo of Banksia Seafood and Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1029)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Hervey Bay
About the restaurant
Situated on the Charlton Esplanade of Hervey bay, Banksia Seafood and Grill enjoys gentle sea breezes in a modern seaside venue. While crisp wines, icy beers and fresh cocktails are served by a professional team, our award-winning Head Chef and owner, Saul Collins has created a menu filled with perfectly cooked local Seafood and Steaks which are the stars of the show...
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 July 2024
Excellent service and excellent food. Lovely night out
A photo of Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2602)
$41 to $100
Italian
Mooloolaba
About the restaurant
Prepare for a Tantalizing journey of Italian delight dining at Bella Venezia, a popular hot spot on Mooloolaba’s vibrant Esplanade. Sophisticated, Elegant and relaxed dining options. Calling this iconic precinct home since 1983, Bella Venezia is a local dining institution and continues to draw crowds of locals and visitors alike.
Our executive chef presents a modern Italian menu overflowing with artfully plated dishes. Ingredients are sourced from local farms and Mooloolaba's very own seafood port.
Bella Venezia is recognised for its internationally acclaimed wine list with over 500 different labels on offer.
Featuring wine from Australia, New Zealand, France and an impressive Italian selection.
Most recent Awards Include:
AGFG Chef's Hat Award 2024, 2023
Best Formal Italian Restaurant SEQ 2023, 2022 RCA Awards
AGFG Best Italian Restaurant SC "Readers Choice" 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
Australian Wine List of the Year Awards 2023,2022, 2021 '3 Glass Rating'
Best Wine List Qld 2022

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DaneylG
Dined 3 days ago
I booked a dinner for myself and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The service, the food, perfect!
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4.7
4.7 (882)
$40 and under
French
Sorrento
About the restaurant
Set in the main street of Sorrento, Bistro Elba is the creative work of close and successful restaurateur friends, who skipped the big city to bring their urban edge to this beautiful place by the sea.

As it should be, the season’s harvest informs the menu. Cooking here is skillfully simple, using superb produce grown close by including from the Bistro Elba's kitchen garden, alongside foraged ingredients, organic meat, hand made cheeses, and daily fresh fish sourced from the best, ethical fisheries and cleanest oceans in the world.

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Henry
Dined on 25 Sept 2023
Always, a wonderful dinner there. This was the second time we dined at Bistro Elba. We wanted to come back because the food was very good and the service, too. We were not dissappointed; glad that we made the right decision
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4.7
4.7 (833)
$41 to $100
French
Potts Point
About the restaurant
A French neo-bistro: Bistrot 916 brings a cool, understated elegance to its landmark Challis Avenue site in the Paris end of Potts Point.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Their food was nice and all staff were very friendly. I’m sure back there soon!!!
A photo of Black Hide By Gambaro At Treasury Brisbane restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1425)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane will enchant and entertain guests by offering world-class Queensland steak as the hero cuisine, and a selection of mouth-watering seafood dishes.

Experience and savour exceptional personalised guest service and a divinely rich atmosphere that can only be delivered by blending intricate and cutting-edge design with worldly charm and sophistication.

Overlooking the Brisbane River and within an easy stroll of the city’s arts and cultural South Bank precinct, this stunning restaurant will be perfectly positioned in the space previously occupied by The Kitty cocktail bar, which has since closed to enable the beautiful refurbishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Food quality was excellent and the service also matched that
A photo of Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (810)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD
About the restaurant
Bridgewater Restaurant's 1st floor dining room offers a river and city view unsurpassed in Townsville

The modern Australian open plan coastal design creates a stylish, relaxed atmosphere inviting you to linger over a lazy lunch or an intimate dinner with family and friends.

Our carefully crafted menu highlights local, seasonal produce with premium quality, authentic ingredients. Combined they form a diverse, modern and flavour focused dining experience.

Botaniq Wine, Gin and Cocktail Bar evolved to share our love of wines and spirits from Australia and around the world.
Wines by the glass are a feature with a wide selection between Bridgewater and Botaniq Bar. Drop in for a Gin before dinner or make a night of it with grazing bar food to share.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Thanks everyone at Bridgewater. We had a fantastic end of financial year lunch. The food and service was excellent. Looking forward to our next visit!
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4.7
4.7 (1131)
$101 and over
Italian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
"Everything you want from a sophisticated city Italian restaurant is right here: atmosphere, admirable service, a menu long enough to allow for real choice, an expansive drinks list, flattering lighting, carpets and tablecloths to ensure that sound levels are low enough for a proper conversation."
Enjoy signature dishes - Seafood linguine, Veal Cotoletta and signature steaks from the Josper

One Hat – THE AGE GOOD FOOD GUIDE
2006 - 2023

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent service was provided. Food was outstanding as was the ambience.
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4.8
4.8 (2427)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Coldstream
About the restaurant
Once the home of Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe - The Melba Estate is a property with an unrivalled provenance. Seven acres of stunning gardens and beautifully appointed facilities in the restored motor house and clock tower offer a truly unique gourmet and cultural experience.

Located within the restored motor house and historic clock tower and under the helm of Chef Neil Cunningham, our restaurant serves Contemporary Modern Australian a la carte menu options.

An inspiring selection of seasonal and estate grown produce is on offer for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 6 days a week.

The restaurant is modern, spacious yet intimate and overlooks the landscaped market-style courtyard of the beautifully restored facilities. The view from the conservatory is of the Coombe cottage garden ‘avenue’ and gives glimpses of the oldest swimming pool in Victoria.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Oh my! That lamb was delicious! Would recommend to all!
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4.6
4.6 (695)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Adelaide City Center
About the restaurant
eleven is a modern Australian restaurant and open air piazza nestled between high rise buildings in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. Surrounded by greenery and the city lights eleven is a city oasis offering a cosmopolitan experience inspired by the rooftops of New York and laneways of Paris.

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MarkG
Dined 3 days ago
Our third visit and we once again had an amazing meal with great service
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4.6
4.6 (930)
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Geelong City Center
About the restaurant
Emerge was established in February of 2019.  This restaurant focuses on steak and features wagyu, full blood wagyu, 100% grass fed as well as in house dry aged steaks.  Emerge can feature up to 10 steaks of various cuts at anyone time. Although a steakhouse Emerge doesn’t leave anyone behind.  It really does have something for everyone.  Using mainly proteins, vegetables and local artisan suppliers, the simplicity of the menu is naturally driven towards being gluten free.  For this reason, Emerge is a popular location for coeliacs to safely dine.  Although we refer to Emerge as using simple ingredients flavour is not lacking! 

Emerge is a sister venue to the c up-and-coming restaurant Conclude.

Emerge is not fine dining but something special.  The atmosphere is warm and friendly yet moody and intimate.  Open lunch & dinner Monday- Saturday, book on in and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
As always the food never disappoints, best steak in Geelong, wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else. Thank you for a superb meal.
A photo of Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1407)
$41 to $100
Italian
Adelaide City Center
About the restaurant

Reservations are currently unavailable online. Please call (08) 7089 0350 to make a reservation.

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PaulaH
Dined on 10 Aug 2023
Ordered a salad and it never arrived but we were charged for it and ended up paying for it.
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4.6
4.6 (2022)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Manly
About the restaurant
Our northern beaches restaurant: the best seafood and service, with a view to savour!

Located near Manly Wharf with a view over Manly Harbour, and only a short stroll from the ferry terminal, Garfish Manly occupies an enviable position perfectly suited to enjoying Australia’s best seafood.

A refined, coastal dining experience serving high quality cocktails, local and international wine, and some of Australia's best produce on offer.

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JoanneG
Dined on 3 July 2024
Great value winter special and their new sweet potato side dish is worth the price alone
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4.7
4.7 (1771)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
Glass brasserie provides a truly definitive dining experience in the heart of Sydney CBD, enjoy the theatre of our new renovated $1.5m kitchen and patisserie where you can see each creation come to life.

Whether you come to dine with friends, family or someone special your dining experience will be nothing short of unique with Sydney’s finest Australian produce with an Asian inspiration, exquisite décor and superior service.

Glass boasts a stunning view of the QVB, all seating requests are subject to availability.

Groups of 8 and over incur a 10% service charge on the final food & beverage bill and groups over 10 are required to dine from a set menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Was looking for restaurant in Sydney for a special occasion. Last minute booking. Food was amazing, service great and wine recommendation was perfect.
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4.5
4.5 (2174)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Parrearra
About the restaurant
Situated on Kawana Island and overlooking the picturesque Double Bay, the Green Zebra Restaurant & Bar has it all from outdoor fresco dining to private dining and function rooms.

Come and enjoy delicious Modern Australian food and drinks, all made with only the freshest seasonal produce. Listen to the gentle waves lap against the shore while sipping on a cocktail and sharing tasty morsels of small plate starters.

Our name? Green Zebra is a variety of heirloom tomato. Simple as that! Quirky, fun and vibrant; a name people will affiliate with food, and not forget in a hurry.

Our philosophy is uncomplicated, fresh, healthy, moreish food that we love to eat. Our food is prepared in house daily, with passion and precision by our amazing team of chefs.

We work with only the best local suppliers and producers using seasonal ingredients where possible. This extends to our local and domestic craft beer & wine suppliers as well. You can’t hav

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, awesome views, friendly services and always high-quality experience.
A photo of Il Solito Posto restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1039)
$41 to $100
Italian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
One of Melbourne's most renowned Italian restaurants. Il Solito Posto is an institution. A real Melbourne Italian dining experience with a warm urban chic feel. Tantalise your taste buds with regional Italian dishes, prepared with the freshest seasonal produce and revel in the awarded wine list.

This is Il Solito Posto ..... The usual place..

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Staff were excellent, very accomodating for our request to allow us to bring in a cake cooked by our 12yr old daughter. Food was excellent.
A photo of Jam Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (931)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD
About the restaurant
Welcome to JAM ,
Enjoy a warm and relaxed dining experience indulging in the tastes of North Queensland . We like to explore our region's seasonal produce and create contemporary cuisine without compromising the purity of flavour.

The JAM menu offers quick bites for a catch up through to our full a la carte selection. We also have a great special luncheon menu which is always popular.

As the sun sets over the CBD and Castle Hill sit back and relax over dinner at one of the window tables or enjoy the views of the river and CBD lights on the terrace. For a romantic dinner we recommend requesting one of the private booths. Try the Shared Experience a delicious and generous selection, great for 2 or more.

Our wine list offers a generous selection of wines ranging from small Australian producers through to stunning international champagne and wines.

Matt and the team look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Louis
Dined on 6 July 2024
The food is fantastic! Decor is spot on and staff were lovely
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4.6
4.6 (1094)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Woolloongabba
About the restaurant
Located atop the Kangaroo Point cliffs, Joey's is Brisbane's newest Cliff Side riverfront Restaurant. Boasting an impressive aspect featuring 180° views, spanning Brisbane's historic Botanic Gardens and City Skyline, Joey's is the perfect destination to sit back, relax and view Brisbane. Whether it's a quick morning coffee, a Sunday brunch, the ultimate long lunch or a romantic date night, Joey's has everyone feeling at home.
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NicolaP
Dined on 1 Jan 2023
Great location, friendly and attentive service, excellent food with the DJ playing some great tunes at a good volume for easy conversation. Will definitely go back
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4.3
4.3 (541)
$41 to $100
Tapas / Small Plates
Bankstown
About the restaurant
The Lady Banks Rooftop Bar is a modern, vibrant and exciting destination; a sanctuary where you can meet friends and soak in uninterrupted 360 degree views whilst sipping on world class cocktails and enjoying a perfectly curated menu.
Her heritage stems all the way back to 1795, named after the wife of Sir Joseph Banks – Lady Dorothea Banks. Joseph Banks was a naturalist & botanist and named a unique thornless Rose “The Lady Banks Rose” after Lady Dorothea. This rose is a climbing rose and yellow in colour; a fitting representation of the Sunrise and Sunset that can be enjoyed from every aspect on the Lady Banks Rooftop. Be delighted with our modern interpretation of everything the Lady Banks Rose represents – uniqueness, effortlessness and vibrancy. Please enjoy Lady Banks Rooftop – an experience like no other

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 July 2024
They should stay open minimum till 11 they close at 10pm this is very early 😒
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4.8
4.8 (1470)
$101 and over
Australian
Hobart City Center
About the restaurant
At Landscape Restaurant & Grill, right in the heart of Hobart’s Hunter Street waterfront precinct, we create an unforgettable dining experience.

The heart of our kitchen lies in the coals of our Asado grill. Here, our experienced team, led by Head Chef Nathaniel Embrey, sear aged local wagyu, tender Tasmanian lamb, freshly caught seafood and other premium ingredients, creating masterful dishes of unrivaled flavour. Adding to the unique quality of our dishes is the distinctive environment in which they’re served – the historic walls of the original IXL Jam Factory, surrounded by the iconic landscape art of John Glover.

For bookings over 8 people, please call us directly on 1800 436 797, or email us at landscape@landscaperestaurant.com.au

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent night out to celebrate. The service was impeccable, a ambiance absolutely lovely and the food delicious.
A photo of Libertine Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1150)
$41 to $100
Vietnamese
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Take a journey through France, Vietnam and Brisbane all in the one trip at Libertine. Nestled in Brisbane’s heritage listed Barracks, Libertine has a menu packed with French-Vietnamese fare and interiors dripping with glamorous chandeliers, decadent wallpapers and luxurious finishes.
Lose yourself in a dining room filled with locally designed, recycled timber furnishings and delight in the finer details of gold leafing and jaw-dropping embellishments.

Libertine boasts a large array of moreish morsels and tasty tipples, with some of Brisbane’s best banquets, Asian tapas and share plates on offer as well as GF, DF and vegan options. It’s the perfect spot for a long lunch, afternoon drink or night out at The Barracks. Settle in for a selection of street food on a Sunday afternoon or celebrate Friday night over a cocktail.
Everything from date night to group dining in Brisbane covered, there’s no better place to enjoy the art of feasting than over good food and great

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 May 2024
Good food, great service, perfect location. Consistently excellent.
A photo of Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2114)
$40 and under
Italian
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
About the restaurant
The decor is like a restaurant in NY, Melbourne or Europe and they have added detail with sophistication yet it appears simple and sleek lines with subtle lighting that gives a great atmosphere. There are different areas to sit from the bar to lounge, table seating or a small outdoor area.
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William
Dined 1 day ago
Pasta under cooked Barramundi overcooked Coffee served cold
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4.7
4.7 (748)
$41 to $100
Vegetarian / Vegan
South Yarra
About the restaurant
A collaboration with renowned Melbourne chefs Shannon Martinez (Smith & Daughters, Smith & Daughters Deli) and Ian Curley (French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar), Lona Misa is a rebellious renaissance from root to stem, sustainably crafted to be seasonal, full of flavour, and memorable. The result? "A deliciously lively eatery that provides the ideal setting for coming together and taking part in the simple act of enjoying good food that is kind to the planet" (TimeOut).

Awarded One Hat by the prestigious Good Food Guide 2023, Lona Misa’s Latin fare and bistro dining collide against the norms of the classical medley you know of vegan and vegetarian dining. Think of dishes like Brazilian steafood stew Moqueca, roasted padron & manchego croquetas, or pastor mushrooms grilled over charcoals on Josper with corn puree, fermented pineapple & chilli.

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SuzanneH
Dined 2 days ago
Very pleasant experience - delicious food and attentive, kind service. Really like the atmosphere and love seeing the trams go by, it's like watching a movie.
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4.6
4.6 (1999)
$41 to $100
Bistro
Maroochydore
About the restaurant
Market Bistro will open from 11.30am 7 days a week, offering a classic “bistro style” menu featuring house made pasta, and a great selection of dry aged meats and a bunch of export quality local seafood.

Our wine list will be interesting, constantly evolving and feature predominantly Australian and New Zealand producers.

A unique feature of the Bistro is the fact you can walk into & purchase wine from the Wine Store for retail prices then drink it in the Bistro (for a small corkage fee.)

Market Bistro will be a stylish, casual restaurant that is not stuffy or pretentious... It is professional, casual & truly local.

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zoek
Dined 4 days ago
Fabulous food and impeccable service! Always a special evening!
A photo of Miss Moneypenny's - Broadbeach restaurant
4.5
4.5 (960)
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Broadbeach Waters
About the restaurant
Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach, the sister venue of multi award-winning bar and restaurant Miss Moneypenny’s Noosa. Architecturally designed, with a cutting-edge style that delivers high-end atmosphere driven dining within a relaxed environment. It offers globally inspired Modern Mediterranean cuisine, alongside a diverse range of cocktails created and constructed beyond an international standard.

Open 7 days a week midday through till late,
*bar bites and pizza menu available between 3pm and 5pm.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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LouiseC
Dined on 1 Jan 2023
We had the bottomless lunch & the experience was fantastic. Our server, Andrea, was fabulous, explained the menu perfectly & kept our drinks topped up throughout our lunch. The food, OMG so delicious & the fish we both had for main was cooked to perfection! My mouth still waters thinking about it! We will definitely be back!
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4.2
4.2 (1564)
$41 to $100
Italian
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Brought to you by Angelo Leonforte, Olive & Angelo delivers to Brisbane an authentic signature of traditional Italian cuisine. We have a generous focus on catering to all diners. Therefore we have created a menu of gluten-free, vegan & traditional options. We proudly make all of our own pasta, including our gluten free & vegan pastas. As well as our traditional, gluten free pizza base options.
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DanC
Dined 7 days ago
Great food, warm plates for al fresco dining is a necessity which they did well. Highly attentive service as a team function - not single table single waiter. Well done.
A photo of Osteria Oggi restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3161)
$41 to $100
Italian
Adelaide City Center
About the restaurant
Reservations are currently unavailable online. Please call (08) 8359 2525to make a reservation.
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Mish
Dined on 15 Sept 2023
Delicious food and wine, service was amazing. Will definitely be back.
A photo of Pellegrino 2000 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (884)
$41 to $100
Italian
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
A busy neighbourhood trattoria & wine bar in Surry Hills.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The best dining experience I have had in Sydney, with everything hitting the mark. I can’t fault a thing about Pellegrino 2000.
A photo of REBEL REBEL restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1184)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Canberra City
About the restaurant
REBEL REBEL is a casual eatery, wine bar and bottle shop in Newacton
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Love this place. Great food, lovely staff, cool atmosphere…
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4.7
4.7 (472)
$41 to $100
Italian
Wollongong
About the restaurant
Santino is a modern Italian restaurant located in the heart of Wollongong. Santino prides itself of using fresh ingredients with all pasta and dishes made in house.
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twinshan
Dined on 8 July 2023
Beautiful dining experience, amazing service, delicious food and wonderful wine. Definitely one of my favourite restaurants.
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4.8
4.8 (4558)
$101 and over
Contemporary Asian
Burleigh Heads
About the restaurant
Pan-Asian flavours in one of the Gold Coast's most iconic locations. Focusing on fresh locally sourced produce with intention to share.

By Head Chef James Brady

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Tracyh
Dined 3 days ago
Unique and unforgettable dinning experience. Amazing views, exceptional food, delightful services.
A photo of Rickys River Bar and Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3060)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
About the restaurant
Set on the banks of the beautiful Noosa River, Rickys River Bar & Restaurant delivers a dining experience that encapsulates the Noosa lifestyle. Rickys offers a delicious menu featuring a wonderful selection of fresh seafood and the very best local produce. With sweeping views of the Noosa River, Rickys is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch, a sunset dinner or a relaxing cocktail in their River Bar.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The staff were fantastic and the restaurant has a great vibe. We had the eye fillet with sides which was beautiful. Highly recommended
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4.5
4.5 (3004)
$41 to $100
Asian
North Ward
About the restaurant
Shorehouse is on Townsville’s most iconic location, the Strand showcasing panoramic views across Cleveland Bay to Magnetic Island.

Focusing on fresh locally sourced produce with intention to share. Sit and watch the world go by on our glorious deck in casual lounge dining, at the bar in our architecturally designed casual beach house with North Queensland resort highlights.

Bringing a modern Asian cuisine with the best of our local flavours crafted by our talented experienced chef.

Offering an extensive wine list, craft beer on tap and fresh modern cocktails with the mouth-watering flavours in our food, all at reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 Mar 2024
Beautiful dinner - we did the just feed me - slightly more expensive than we thought may have been more affordable to order a few dishes to share. Service was good.
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4.9
4.9 (965)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Bright
About the restaurant
Sir Loins bar and grill is an underground, New York style steakhouse.

A hidden gem, located in the heart of Bright, Sir Loins offers a relaxed and casual atmosphere, with flashy cocktails and A grade steaks.

Come and see us for a perfectly cooked steak and a couple drinks that wont break the bank!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Delicious perfectly cooked food, and lovely atmosphere
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4.6
4.6 (1370)
$41 to $100
Asian
South Brisbane
About the restaurant
A jungle-set urban oasis in the heart of the Fish Lane dining precinct. A Mod-Chinese restaurant brought to you from the folks behind Rick Shores. 

Head Chef Benny Lam has curated a specialist menu that will tantalise the taste buds. The venue is set to feature house made dim sum, and the classic Chinese wok style dishes which the team is known for, alongside the inclusion of the venue's own noodle rolling room which is set to catch the glaze of all pedestrians through Melbourne street. 

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LeanneC
Dined on 8 Oct 2023
As we were a group of 9 we had to have a set banquet. That said, the staff were very happy to accommodate any special dietary requests. The food was great, lots of flavour and the right portions, no one went hungry. The service was outstanding. This was the perfect restaurant for a catch up lunch with friends. Highly recommend.
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4.4
4.4 (1779)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Ettalong Beach
About the restaurant
The BOX on the Water is situated in prime position on both the Ettalong foreshore and beach. Its absolute waterfront location has panoramic views out across Broken Bay to its namesake, Box Head, and over to Sydney's northern beaches.

Architecturally designed with a stylish, modern aesthetic, The BOX on the Water restaurant, bar and beach kiosk is just an hour and a half drive from central Sydney or twenty five minutes on the passenger ferry from Palm Beach.

Both the restaurant and kiosk offer fresh, modern Australian cuisine and friendly, efficient service. Experience stylish, casual, 'fun dining' with arguably the best outlook on the Coast!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 July 2024
Highly recommend tea by the sea. The food and service was amazing. Will be returning in the future to do it again. Great value and even better view!
A photo of The Mez Club restaurant
4.6
4.6 (792)
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Byron Bay
About the restaurant
Inspired by Moroccan architecture and the Greek Islands, The Mez Club opened its doors in September 2016 and is renowned for its beautiful styling and feel good vibe. The Mez Club was designed to offer locals and tourists alike a beautiful and feel good meeting place which has a flexible menu, that works for both grazing and dining. The upstairs space known as The Souk has been designed specifically to care for parties and group events. We welcome you and your friends to join us in enjoying our restaurant and of course, beautiful Byron Bay.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 July 2024
Beautiful shared plates, tasty offerings with excellent staff. The staff are friendly and super helpful - also busy making sure every element is right rather than believing certain tasks aren’t their job.
A photo of The Point Revolving Restaurant - Wrest Point restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1433)
$41 to $100
French
Sandy Bay
About the restaurant
Seventeen floors above the River Derwent, the Point Revolving Restaurant at Wrest Point radiates ‘special occasion.’ When the doors open and the view unfolds, you’ll understand why The Point has been a backdrop of memorable dining 40 years over.

This Hobart restaurant is committed to people, produce and place. Our French-inspired menu weaves some of Tasmania’s finest ingredients into a dining experience punctuated with theatre and flair. Like the sound of Crepe Suzettes cooked at your table with flair by our wait staff?

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Our experience at The Point Revolving Restaurant is always amazing. The staff are so professional and even when busy they still keep up their fantastic service.
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4.5
4.5 (1061)
$41 to $100
Australian
Orange
About the restaurant
We know that food is so much more than fueling our body – it amplifies every experience and shapes our memories. Here at the Union Bank, we celebrate the true meaning of food – to unite our community and enjoy everything a superb meal has to offer.

Not only do we take immense pride in providing simple, quality food to our community, but we understand just how important a good meal is in bringing people together.
Our food is created to be enjoyed over some great banter and even greater company – we want our dishes to fill the table as you celebrate your birthday, our wine to be poured into your glass as you reunite with family and friends and our infamous desserts to add to the sweetness of your date night.

Our team is here to make sure every part of your UB experience is spot on. We have created an environment where dishes are shared, drinks are clinked and banter is strong – we hope to welcome you here soon!

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MichaelG
Dined 1 day ago
We had lunch here and enjoyed every moment. The food was delicious, the wine was amazing and the service was very good. We had the smoked trout for entree and the whole barramundi for main and both were perfect.
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4.6
4.6 (3566)
$101 and over
Australian
Blue Mountains
About the restaurant
The Wintergarden at the iconic Hydro Majestic located in Medlow Bath is a spectacular light filled restaurant with grand standing views of the picturesque Megalong Valley.

The Wintergarden offers a premium Afternoon High Tea service and A La Carte dinner menu showcasing the best of Blue Mountains Local & Regional produce.

As a TAA award winning restaurant The Wintergarden will provide you with a memorable dining experience in an elegant setting located Australia's iconic location - The Hydro Majestic Hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 June 2024
A beautiful atmosphere with a live pianist made this an unforgettable experience.
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4.7
4.7 (2594)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Bendigo
About the restaurant
Take it slow… Have a drink to start. Enjoy a cocktail, local wine or craft beer, Share a snack or two in our dedicated Bar.
Smell the delicious smokiness of Bendigo’s only dedicated steakhouse & grill, where we use local redgum on the grill; there’s nothing quite like the flavour of meat cooked over redgum. The natural smoky flavours and aromas created by this unique timber are something truly special. In the finest tradition of steakhouses, we use locally sourced meat and the very best in fresh, regional produce.

Showcasing 350 wines, including 28 by the glass, including some seriously interesting wines curated by our inhouse Sommelier. With local wines taking pride of place, including some intriguing European offerings, plus a supporting cast of spirits, beers and other beverages, including a decent alcohol-free selection. Cocktail drinkers will be impressed with our seasonally curated list.

Our menu is updated seasonally and available on our website.

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CorinneJ
Dined 4 days ago
Lovely welcoming staff. Particularly the wine waiter with his excellent suggestion and comments. Food was lovely, duck breast a tad past my preferred pink though.
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4.8
4.8 (1174)
$41 to $100
Italian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Trattoria Emilia is an authentic Italian restaurant focusing on seasonal produce and fresh pasta. Head chefs Francesco Rota and Luca Flammia hail from Modena in Emilia Romagna.

At Trattoria Emilia we seasonally change the menu and source a large majority of our produce from regional Victoria, our meat is organic and sustainably grown in Tasmania and Victoria and we import some of the best Italian DOC products. Some dishes that are not to be missed are our Tortelloni Emiliani and the crowd favourite salumi misti with gnocco fritto and tigelle served with mortadella mousse.

Rustic, yet refined, Trattoria Emilia boasts fantastic ambience, attentive and professional service whilst all the while remaining a great casual dining spot perfect for a quick lunch, a long relaxing dinner with friends and has always been a romantic date spot.

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TaniaB
Dined 3 days ago
Omg the best meal I have had! Everything about this place is so special!!! Love love love and already booked again!
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4.8
4.8 (814)
$41 to $100
Australian
Merimbula
About the restaurant
Valentina serves up a one of a kind dining experience of over the picturesque surrounds of Merimbula lake.
Now more than ever, Valentina values the feeling of being transported. The space has been curated to satisfy all of your Mediterranean beach holiday cravings.
Floor to ceiling glass takes you outside, and the coastal produce of the lake comes inside onto your plate. 
Valentina’s dishes are designed to be shared with friends and family, served one after the other from the kitchen while diners lounge comfortably on abundant soft furnishings.
Everything about Valentina’s lulls you into a sweet long lunch holiday vibe. 

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 July 2024
There is so much to love about Valentina. We visited for Dinner, and had amazing scallops, whipped cod's roe with flat bread, perfect steak, sides & delicious drinks. The service is 11/10, and the space is beautiful. Valentina is a must visit restaurant on the Sapphire Coast.
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4.9
4.9 (1735)
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Vue de monde is a testament to the belief that dining can be a wondrous and unforgettable experience. The ever-changing chef’s menu pays homage to classical fine dining in a modern context by exploring the beauty of native Australian ingredients. While in the past the menu looked to Europe for inspiration, Executive Chef Hugh Allen continues to celebrate the unparalleled quality of home-grown produce with thoughtfully considered dishes committed to seasonality and locality.

Vue de monde has been synonymous with Melbourne dining for almost 20 years, continuing to present an exciting and dynamic experience with a progression of flavours and sense of curiosity. The whimsical spirit at the heart of the Vue de monde menu has not been lost throughout the years, with the lighter-handed and more natural approach to cooking being no less infused with theatre.

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JohnW
Dined 5 days ago
Service was excellent and attentive if not occasionally a little intrusive
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4.6
4.6 (1935)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Walter's Steakhouse is a restaurant unlike any other. Serving classic dishes paired with old fashioned service.
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JacobP
Dined on 23 Dec 2023
This restaurant was phenomenal as always. We go there at the same time each year as part of our family tradition, and the staff are always incredibly accommodating. Looking forward to next years dinner, but hope to get there more than just once each year!
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4.5
4.5 (1529)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Southbank
About the restaurant
Melbourne’s most iconic seafood bar and grill.

A true Melbourne experience with expansive views of the Yarra river and mesmerizing city lights.

Take in the stunning Melbourne sky line whilst enjoying our finest seafood and oysters expertly sourced directly from some of Australia’s best producers.

We are dedicated to the “sea to plate”, with daily visits to the market, selecting the very best oysters, pristine shellfish and the freshest local seafood.
Our “paddock to table” philosophy ensures we only source the highest quality of meats, bred from local Victorian farmers.

With over 100 years in hospitality, the Zampelis family welcomes you to enjoy a unique dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Absolutely delish meals! Every dish we had was amazing! Wonderful prompt friendly service!
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4.5
4.5 (1284)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Frankston
About the restaurant
Hidden away on the beach with stunning panoramic waterfront views, Waves Restaurant offers an amazingly picturesque dining experience.
As a restaurant, it is just perfect for casual group meals, a romantic dinner for two or for a more elaborate wedding – for which they are very well known. Their interior has an easy, coastal feel with comfortable furniture, letting the ocean take centre stage. With glassed walls allowing the maximums views of the ocean in front of you, the feeling of dining by the sea is as real as it gets.
Their team of chefs have created a seasonal and mouth-watering menu that complements the relaxed, seaside feel of the venue. There are also delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options and a daily specials board. The wine list is also generous in its diversity with sulphate-free, organic wines available as well as delicious local and interstate wines. There is plenty of paid parking right outside their door and they are open 7 days for lunch &

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
I’ve been taking my nearly 100yr old father there lately and the staff have been wonderful and lovely food. Its just a short walk from car to dining room
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4.6
4.6 (3052)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Port Macquarie
About the restaurant
THE WHALEBONE WHARF IS A NO FUSS, CASUAL AUSTRALIAN FISH EATERY

Our mission is to source the region’s best seafood and seasonal produce by partnering with like-minded suppliers.

Our commitment to locality and our selection of produce flows into everything we offer; from Hastings River Oysters to Urban Grain bread and pastries.

We aim to showcase these ingredients by preparing them carefully and serving them simply.

The Whalebone is a place for friends and family to enjoy local, honest food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere, with a world class view.

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NoelW
Dined 7 days ago
Served by Hannah who was attentive, and very pleasant demeanor. As usual the food was outstanding however one small issue. The Quindilla Peppers were inedible completely overpowered by the pickling vinegar. All three of us tasted them and agreed. Upon mentioning that to Hannah, the response from the Chef was "well they are pickled." Only one blemish, but the rest of the night, service and food was excellent
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4.4
4.4 (1686)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Port Douglas
About the restaurant
Zinc is the perfect combination of restaurant & cocktail lounge…relaxed lunch and lounge by day, restaurant and cocktail hotspot by night.

Alfresco or indoor dining offers a sophisticated tropical dining experience, an elegant venue for a romantic dinner or casual catch up with friends. The menu presents fine, contemporary Australian cuisine with a hint of French & Italian flare, utilizing the abundance of fresh local seafood, through to locally grown tropical fruit & vegetables.

With an excellent wine list of over 100 wines, combined with a cocktail & beverage menu which includes 8 beers on tap and some outstanding new age cocktails, there’s something for everyone.

Located just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Four Mile Beach.

Join us from 12pm daily for lunch, dinner & late night lounge.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Have not dined at Zinc for a few years. Last night's experience was excellent will most certainly be back very soon
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