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50 Best Restaurants for a Date in Australia for 2019

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by As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Updated 03 October 2019

Whether it's your first date or your 500th, it can be stressful picking out restaurants for date night. OpenTable's 2019 list of the 50 Best Restaurants for a Date in Australia highlights the most popular spots across the country with the perfect ambiance, menu options and more to create a truly unforgettable date. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of reviews of more than 1,800 restaurants across the country—all submitted by verified diners.

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4.8
4.8 (2424)
$A41 to $A100
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD

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About the restaurant
A fantastic restaurant for a nice dinner out. Great food and staff.
Top review
PaulH
Dined 2 days ago
Always reliably excellent. Owners and staff always at the top of their game. Visitors from interstate and overseas are incredulous that Townsville has a restaurant experience that rivals the best that they have at home. Well done ToS.
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4.4
4.4 (891)
$A41 to $A100
Vegan
Woolloomooloo

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About the restaurant
Everything was honestly perfect. The food is possibly the best food I’ve eaten and the service was incredible.
Top review
SimoneB
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food for vegans and lovely service. The coconut margarita was delicious. Highly recommend the mushrooms for entree and the eggplant for main. We'll be back for sure.
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4.8
4.8 (2487)
$A41 to $A100
Italian
Caloundra

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About the restaurant
Food is alway great, service is fantastic, really good dining experience.
Top review
AnnaT
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing service and food , love going back and taking all our visitors and introducing them to your wonderful restaurant our favourite Italian.
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4.6
4.6 (1364)
$A41 to $A100
Steakhouse
Brisbane CBD

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About the restaurant
Very nice experience and food was fantastic. Service was very nice too and will go again.
Top review
NicholasYvip
Dined 2 days ago
Everything was better than expected except the mash potato(it was underseasoned). The star dish was the Charred Fremantle Octopus and the S&S Moreton Bay Bug. Service was excellent. They succeeded expectations.
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4.6
4.6 (1081)
$A101 and over
Italian
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
We have eaten here twice while visiting Melbourne. On both occasions we’ve had delicious food served by exceptionally professional and helpful wait staff. Highly recommend.
Top review
FionaH
Dined 3 days ago
The most incredible restuarant we’ve ever been to? And we eat out ALOT. Everybody was so helpful and good honestly, next level 👌🏽 We will come every time we come to Melbourne…
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4.7
4.7 (1582)
$A41 to $A100
Steak
Cleveland

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About the restaurant
An amazing venue and food was delicious. Service was amazing as well. Definitely coming back.
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Elroy
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, excellent service and ambience perfect for an anniversary c elaboration with the piano playing in the background
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4.3
4.3 (867)
$A101 and over
Modern Australian
Sydney CBD

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About the restaurant
We went to celebrate my mum's birthday and I'm so glad we chose The Dining Room as they made it a memorable day for my mum. The service was amazing and the view was simply breathtaking. Would highly recommend this place.
Top review
Page
Dined 2 days ago
We dined there previously with old menu that were full of vegetarian dishes. Most of them have been removed from the current menu, however the chef and service staffs were going above and beyond to accommodate our requests and made it such a pleasant night for us. We highly recommend to everyone!
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4.8
4.8 (1568)
$A40 and under
Italian
Carindale

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About the restaurant
Food was amazing. Staff were very friendly. Warm and welcoming. Overall an absolutely great place to eat.
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Tracy
Dined 2 days ago
Fabulous Food Fabulous Service Fabulous Paul & team
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4.7
4.7 (1570)
$A41 to $A100
Modern Australian
Timbumburi

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About the restaurant
Beautiful views, excellent service, delicious fresh local produce.
Top review
RichardE
Dined 5 days ago
As usual, the breakfast was good but the restaurant was quite warm and despite having the blinds lowered, it remained hot. It wasn’t until the waitress came to collect out plates the we mentioned it to her. It appears the air conditioning had been turned off for some reason!
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4.0
4 (1694)
$A40 and under
Steakhouse
Fortitude Valley

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About the restaurant
We keep going back here because the food is delicious and the staff are always so attentive and polite. Will keep returning.
Top review
Taay
Dined on 13 Feb 2024
Less Bubbles Bar is the perfect place to go for any occasion. The food is outstanding, the drinks are perfect and the staff are spectacular. Will definitely be back!
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4.7
4.7 (2179)
$A41 to $A100
Asian
Broadbeach

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About the restaurant
The wait staff & service was excellent. Food delicious. Thank you.
Top review
Lindylouvip
Dined 2 days ago
Mamasan never disappoints! It truly has the most amazing yummy dishes 10/10 ⭐️⭐️
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4.6
4.6 (2167)
$A41 to $A100
Steakhouse
Broadbeach

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About the restaurant
The best steak and pork belly we have ever had! The bread rolls for entree were amazing as well!
Top review
TaniaC
Dined 3 days ago
Food and service were impeccable!! Only one slight negative the ceiling fan above my head on too high and little annoying with hair flying in my face whilst trying to eat!
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4.5
4.5 (1514)
$A40 and under
Chinese (Canton)
Burleigh Heads

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We are in Burleigh, on holiday from the Melbourne cold. We eat out every night, trying the different cuisines in the neighbourhood and thought we would try Cantonese. We were so thankful we booked as every seat was taken, and we found out why. The food was excellent! There was just enough choice and options on the menu and every dish we ordered was delicious. I would recommend the chow fun and duck boa in particular. The service was relaxed and friendly and the waitress gave us some tips about the various dishes we were interested in. The room itself is pretty and had just enough lighting. I would go back again for sure and would recommend it to anyone who likes delicious, modern Asian food with the pretension.
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LYNE
Dined on 15 Feb 2024
The food was sensational. Best Cantonese we have ever had. Service - great! Very friendly and courteous staff. Will definitely come back on our next visit to the GC!
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4.3
4.3 (1737)
$A41 to $A100
Grill
Airlie Beach

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About the restaurant
Stunning location, fantastic service and delicious, fresh seafood. Highly recommend.
Top review
TimC
Dined 3 days ago
Been to Northerlies a number of times on this occasion we took a couple of family members and one ordered medium steak and received well done and when returned the new steak was also well done which was disappointing. The restaurant itself is very good and staff always friendly so to have a poor meal was disappointing.
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4.5
4.5 (787)
$A41 to $A100
Italian
South Melbourne

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About the restaurant
Love this place! Awesome home made pasta and great wines.
Top review
MartinA
Dined 2 days ago
Great vibe great food and great service by Luca and his team
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4.6
4.6 (1052)
$A41 to $A100
Italian
Brisbane CBD

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About the restaurant
Delicious food at a very affordable price. The view is nothing short of amazing.
Top review
JessieL
Dined on 15 Feb 2024
The service was excellent, they made adjusting the time and number of guests easy. Provided excellent recommendations. The food was perfect. Looking forward to the next chance to return.
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4.4
4.4 (1383)
$A41 to $A100
French
Sandy Bay

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About the restaurant
Extremely happy with our anniversary dinner. The whole experience was memorable for us. Thank you.
Top review
HazelB
Dined 1 day ago
Outstanding Staff Set menu was fantastic value Guarantee you will enjoy the experience.
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4.5
4.5 (1605)
$A41 to $A100
Italian
South Bank

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About the restaurant
My favourite! Fantastic venue, service is incredible, food fabulous and location outstanding.
Top review
Noah
Dined on 25 Nov 2023
Great location and great food. Price was vary reasonable.
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4.2
4.2 (3516)
$A40 and under
Modern Australian
Alexandria

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About the restaurant
Never disappoints! Love everything :) From the food to the amazing cocktails!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 12 Feb 2024
What a beautiful place. It's truly majestic. The pictures dont do it justice. For sure, walk out the entire place. The food is delicious. Mexican cuisine. How amazing. The service is great. We loved it here.
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4.7
4.7 (2925)
$A41 to $A100
Seafood
Noosa Heads

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About the restaurant
Fabulous food and service. Would recommend to friends.
Top review
JudyP
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent location, great service and excellent food.
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4.7
4.7 (671)
$A41 to $A100
Australian
Wollongong

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About the restaurant
We went to Rookies on Wednesday evening, first time for me but my husband went a few months earlier. It was amazing. The food had so much flavour, delicious in every way. What impressed us was that the waitress remembered my husband from a few months ago.
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JulieR
Dined 7 days ago
Snack tasting menu was amazing as usual...this was my 3rd time in 6 months! Service was wonderful, was able to slow down dishes coming out. Was very hit & humid, ac was useless, but could open the wibdow which did the trick. Great bday celebration
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4.5
4.5 (2990)
$A41 to $A100
Asian
North Ward

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About the restaurant
Amazing food and service once again. Great way to try meals you may not usually choose with the “ Just feed me “ option. Perfect evening.
Top review
Cathy
Dined 2 days ago
We often go to Shorehouse. Love the situation on the foreshore, the ambience and the choice and quality of food. Highly recommended
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4.8
4.8 (1094)
$A41 to $A100
Italian
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
From the time you walk in you know this is going to be great! Amazing food and great service!
Top review
AdamH
Dined 1 day ago
Unbelievable fresh pasta and delicious combinations. The Burrata with heirloom tomato emulsion, sundried tomatoes, basil, garlic croutons and the Carpaccio with Fremantle octopus, saffron & lemon emulsion, pickled carrots & mint and with the Spaghetti with prawns and herbs was delicious. The staff were a delight, friendly and helpful. Great find and will defiintely be back.
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3.9
3.9 (1242)
$A40 and under
Asian
Frankston

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About the restaurant
Bao’s are just wowww! Have to say my favourite Asian fusion restaurant in Geelong. Can’t get enough! Food is amazing and service is always outstanding!
Top review
GillianP
Dined on 13 Feb 2024
This was our first time eating at Wah Wah Gee. The staff were very friendly & attentive. The food was delicious & it was delivered to our table very promptly. Lovely ambiance
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4.6
4.6 (2970)
$A41 to $A100
Seafood
Port Macquarie

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About the restaurant
Amazing seafood platter!! We came down from Brisbane and stopped overnight in port Macquarie. Had read reviews about the amazing seafood platter at whalebone wharf and we were not disappointed! Absolutely amazing. So fresh and fun watching the fish swim around underneath.
Top review
GregK
Dined 1 day ago
Service excellent,view fantastic first time in 12 times over the last 5 years and always had lobster Mornay and this is the first time I’ve had a issue with the meal. It’s not cheap to eat at the WBW and I’m not complaining about the cost of the lobster just how it was prepared.
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4.7
4.7 (2525)
$A41 to $A100
Steakhouse
Bendigo

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About the restaurant
This is a fabulous restaurant with a great atmosphere and service. The food, especially the steaks, are outstanding. Highly recommended.
Top review
RebeccaK
Dined 6 days ago
We had The Experience set menu. It was perfect. Amazing food, matching wines were spot on. Attentive service without being invasive. A fabulous meal and night out. Thank you Woodhouse team ⭐️
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