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The Diner Reviews are in: 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in Australia for 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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The OpenTable Team
Updated 03 February 2023
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A Touch of Salt

$$$$
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD
4.7
1959 reviews
Lovely birthday meal. Beautiful restaurant and service exceptional.


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Amici Restaurant - Caloundra

$$$$
Italian
Caloundra
4.8
2036 reviews
Service was outstanding & cocktails and the food were amazing

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Banksia Seafood and Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Hervey Bay
4.7
712 reviews
When we dined at Banksia bar and grill. I ordered the salmon and the flavours were to die for. They all worked together sooo well. I had the white chocolate brownie and it was so moist and soft and tasted amazing. We will be back!!!!

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Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Italian
Mooloolaba
4.5
2101 reviews
Husband and Wife date night at our favourite Sunshine Coast restaurant. Have been here a few times now and never fails to serve up amazing food… great service … we will be back 😊


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Bistro Elba

$$$$
French
Sorrento
4.6
800 reviews
A beautiful restaurant with delicious food and wine.


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Bistrot 916

$$$$
French
Potts Point
4.8
571 reviews
Fantastic service from Leah and Callum and the whole team. Food was amazing, as was the wine. Will definitely be back

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Black Hide By Gambaro At Treasury Brisbane

$$$$
Steakhouse
Brisbane CBD
4.5
1160 reviews
Great experience and food, time and time again you deliver great steaks

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Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar

$$$$
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD
4.6
563 reviews
We had the 5 course degustation. It was divine The service was impeccable the food was adorable and the over all experience for my girl and I was very pleasing. Well be back with friends very soon


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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$
Italian
Melbourne CBD
4.7
857 reviews
Federica looked after us on the evening and did a spectacular job, an asset to the business. Food quality was excellent and would return to dine again in the near future.

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Coombe Yarra Valley

$$$$
Modern Australian
Coldstream
4.7
1911 reviews
Absolutely amazing!! We started our afternoon with a tasting with Roman who was fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable. We then enjoyed an incredible lunch - food was delicious and we couldn’t fault the service We will definitely be back


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Eleven Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Modern Australian
Adelaide City Center
4.6
480 reviews
A small group of us had dinner for a friends birthday last night. The service, food, drinks and extra touches like a birthday cake for my friend were wonderful and very much appreciated. I have no hesitation in recommending eleven and will definitely be back!

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Emerge

$$$$
Modern Australian
Geelong City Center
4.6
656 reviews
Beautiful food and amazing service. We had steaks cooked to perfection.

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Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room

$$$$
Italian
Adelaide City Center
4.6
1235 reviews
Fabulous food, love the ambience and decor, service outstanding -amazing experience.


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Garfish - Manly

$$$$
Seafood
Manly
4.6
1627 reviews
Service was unbelievable. Best service I have had for years. Perfect balance between being friendly and service. Food was everything I hoped for.


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Glass Brasserie - Hilton Sydney

$$$$
Modern Australian
Sydney CBD
4.5
1571 reviews
Had a lovely time again at Glass for lunch. Food servings were creative, generous and delicious. Service was friendly. We will be back.


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Green Zebra

$$$$
Modern Australian
Parrearra
4.7
1607 reviews
We went for my Partners Birthday , lovely experience and the Staff were excellent.


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Il Solito Posto

$$$$
Italian
Melbourne CBD
4.7
540 reviews
My favourite place to go for great food, great service and a relaxed happy ambience.

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Jam Restaurant

$$$$
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD
4.5
618 reviews
Our experience at Jam was, as always, as near to perfect as you can get. Noise level was a little high but overall a very enjoyable evening. One hope for next time...bring back your mushroom gnocchi :) <3


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Joey's

$$$$
Modern Australian
Woolloongabba
4.5
866 reviews
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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Lady Banks Rooftop

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Bankstown
4.4
386 reviews
Great spot to have a cocktail. Ten dollar pizzas were a great bonus Yum 😋


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Landscape Restaurant

$$$$
Australian
Hobart City Center
4.8
1096 reviews
Great service and food. Very attentative staff.

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Libertine Bar & Restaurant

$$$$
Vietnamese
Brisbane CBD
4.6
922 reviews
Nice waiters who were friendly but not familiar and attentive but not intrusive. Excellent food, every meal was a delight.


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Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$
Italian
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
4.7
1719 reviews
Always amazing food and service. Our favourite Noosa restaurant.


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Lona Misa

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
South Yarra
4.6
514 reviews
Amazing vegan food. We did the five courses with wine pairing and each course was better than the last and the wines were delicious as well. Second time we’ve been and won’t be our last!!


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Market Bistro

$$$$
Bistro
Maroochydore
4.7
1539 reviews
Amazing variety in the menu. We will definitely visit again. great service, food and vibe.


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Miss Moneypenny's - Broadbeach

$$$$
Mediterranean
Broadbeach
4.5
956 reviews
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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Olive and Angelo

$$$$
Italian
Brisbane CBD
4.4
1048 reviews
The food and the atmosphere at Olive and Angelo always reminds me of the smells and taste of Italy. As you walk in it’s like the gardens of Tuscany. I highly recommend as it always delivers the best quality of food and service. Grazie mille


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Osteria Oggi

$$$$
Italian
Adelaide City Center
4.6
2962 reviews
Delicious food and perfect amount to not be over full afterwards


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Pellegrino 2000

$$$$
Italian
Surry Hills
4.8
358 reviews
Food was delicious, love the Limonjello shots. Although, I think the waiter confused our entrée order up

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REBEL REBEL

$$$$
Modern Australian
Canberra City
4.7
941 reviews
We went out of our comfort zone and tried the steak tartare which was a revelation with amazing textures and flavour, served with thin dried toasts - an excellent combination. The dishes that followed were all equally sensational, ending on the high note of the fig with ice cream and jelly pops of oloroso. The service was attentive and helpful. We have no hesitation in recommending Rebel Rebel.

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Restaurant Santino

$$$$
Italian
Wollongong
4.7
425 reviews
Food and service were fantastic. We will definitely be back 👍


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Rick Shores

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
Burleigh Heads
4.8
3733 reviews
Rick Shores never disappoints. The food is always outstanding. We of course couldn't go past the Moreton Bay Bug rolls as starters and then we shared the duck curry - amazing and the chinese chicken. Both excellent choices. Our wait staff were professional, attentive, polite and knowledgeable as always. We had a window seat with views to Surfers Paradise and a wonderful sea breeze that kept us cool. Whenever anyone says, 'Shall we go to Rick Shores?" I'm an immediate yes - the only downside is that you have to plan ahead and book weeks in advance. Small price to pay for a wonderful experience though.

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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
4.7
2406 reviews
Really exceptional restaurant, delicious cocktails. Loved the olives! View was epic. Would go again!

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Shorehouse

$$$$
Asian
North Ward
4.5
2558 reviews
Delicious as always. A perfect location and the service is always wonderful!


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Sir Loins

$$$$
Steakhouse
Bright
4.8
658 reviews
Steaks we had were first class; funky and compact place though never felt cramped or noisy; really good experience - recommend!

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Southside

$$$$
Asian
South Brisbane
4.6
1131 reviews
Great setting. Sit outdoors if the weather is nice. We enjoyed sharing the small plates and dim sum. Flavors were new and exciting.


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The BOX on the Water

$$$$
Modern Australian
Ettalong Beach
4.5
1524 reviews
Great food and service, nice hum of conversation throguhout.


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The Mez Club

$$$$
Mediterranean
Byron Bay
4.6
542 reviews
Delicious food. Lovely restaurant. Would recommend


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The Point Revolving Restaurant - Wrest Point

$$$$
French
Sandy Bay
4.6
1129 reviews
Excellent food, excellent service. All in all a great experience


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The Union Bank Orange

$$$$
Australian
Orange
4.6
755 reviews
The food is really delicious. Just the waiting time for food is a bit long sometimes.


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The Wintergarden at Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains

$$$$
Australian
Blue Mountains
4.5
3079 reviews
The ambience, views and service came together in a wonderful night's dining. The staff were courteous and helpful and we extend our thanks to them.


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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$
Steakhouse
Bendigo
4.7
2156 reviews
Absolutely superb, as always. The lamb was amazing (never had it before) Clearly my "go to" restaurant for any celebration or special occasion


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Trattoria Emilia

$$$$
Italian
Melbourne CBD
4.7
818 reviews
Matteo and the whole crew there are AMAZING!!! If you want vibe, delicious food and incredible service, go here! A thousand times over go here ❤️


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Valentina

$$$$
Australian
Merimbula
4.8
594 reviews
Everything was wonderful including the margaritas which is unusual for Australia

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Vue de monde

$$$$
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
4.9
1461 reviews
Absolutely loved our evening. All courses were outstanding. Servers were exceptional and the view of the city was stunning. Delicious cocktails at Lui Bar. The entire experience made for a very special birthday for my partner


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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$
Steakhouse
Brisbane CBD
4.6
1746 reviews
Amazingly great food and service. We loved it and would highly recommend for a special occasion.


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Waterfront Southgate

$$$$
Seafood
Southbank
4.6
1141 reviews
Love their food and service is always good. Return many times

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Waves on the Beach

$$$$
Modern Australian
Frankston
4.5
847 reviews
Fabulous service, delicious food, stunning sunset made this a most enjoyable birthday treat

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Whalebone Wharf

$$$$
Seafood
Port Macquarie
4.6
2389 reviews
Whalebone Wharf has consistently beautiful food and ambience. Always love it !!

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Zinc Port Douglas

$$$$
Modern Australian
Port Douglas
4.4
1334 reviews
Great food, and Service and would recommend to anyone

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