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
615 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had such a lovely evening - just a perfect place, and amazing food!
98% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Alberto's Lounge

$$$$·Italian·
Sydney CBD
157 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cosy
The BEST Italian good. Must try the pasta, burrata, and octopus with potatoes.
96% recommended
Late Night Find in Sydney / New South Wales

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
361 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Alibi is super fresh and funky, and the food was to die for. We loved every dish of the degustation - very fresh and creative food. The wine list was extensive and reasonable priceRead more
93% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Sydney / New South Wales

Amici Restaurant - Caloundra

$$$$·Italian·
Caloundra
558 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
We have been to Amici many times and their food and service never disappoints.
96% recommended
Best Service in South East Queensland

Bistro La Provence

$$$$·French·
Brighton
148 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
One of the best French restaurants in Melbourne. Our lunch was perfect in every way, food, service and fine dining ambience. I especially recommend the beetroot cured salmon stripsRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Bayside

Black Hide By Gambaro At Treasury Brisbane

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brisbane CBD
272 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Amazing food and service. Highly recommend for a wonderful date night or other special occasion.
89% recommended

Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
471 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Wonderful experience, the food was incredible, staff friendly and atmosphere very pleasant and calm. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
328 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
First time there, loved it, will be back. Great place to celebrate those special events
95% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
295 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
A great dining out experience, can thoroughly recommend it!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Fitzroy
794 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Excellent service and a thoroughly enjoyable evening from start to finish, including a very memorable list of wines by the glass.
92% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
637 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Lovely atmosphere at Donovan’s. Welcoming staff and great food. Shared fabulous entree of scallops; main of swordfish cooked perfectly. My mother had pork belly and loved it. So imRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Bayside

E'cco Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
350 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was spectacular! Service was average considering prices.
95% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
564 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
I have been here many times in the past but on my last visit I tried the Q'lander pizza. OMG it was amazing. The food is always amazing but I'm dreaming about that tasty pizza.
97% recommended
Best Overall in South East Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hobart
337 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
An excellent, thiughtful menu using 1st class local produce thatvis creatively assembled and beautifully presented. The setting and vista over the vineyard is lovely and relaxing,Read more
97% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
642 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Best service ever experienced at a restaurant and great food!
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Hellenika at The Calile

$$$$·Greek·
New Farm
643 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
We are from Sydney , and love Hellenika! It’s our second time, and the food , ambience and service is fantastic and highly recommend. We were served by JB again , and it was memoraRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked in South East Queensland

Kisume

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
1,138 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Food amazing. Price point close but a bit much. Overall very enjoyable meal and great service.
85% recommended
Japanese in Melbourne / Victoria

Koi Dessert Bar

$$$$·Dessert·
Chippendale
397 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
213 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Definitely a foodies restaurant! Some outstanding dishes (Potatoes!!!) and only really one dish that didn't hit the mark for me but my husbands Duck main gave me order envy. I doRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Little Valley

$$$$·Chinese·
Fortitude Valley
278 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Overall fantastic and am looking forward to returning. Only complaint is that the lights seem to flicker intermittently which is a bit off putting.
94% recommended
Best Service in South East Queensland

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
819 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Mjolner is amazing! I will go to most themed restaurants because I love anything themed. Mjolner takes this to another level. It's a Viking/nordic themed restaurant with nods toRead more
94% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,570 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Great ambience, great drinks (alcoholic and non) and outstanding food. Dishes are incredibly tasty, simple but inventive with ingredients. Went for my 30th Birthday and they made uRead more
94% recommended
Group Bookings in Sydney / New South Wales

Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
655 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely stunning food. All courses were delicious and added something else to the table. All staff were super friendly, helpful and seemed generally interested in how your experRead more
91% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales

Moo Moo Restaurant (Gold Coast)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Broadbeach
640 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We both experienced a lovely luncheon to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
87% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Nick & Nora's

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Parramatta
177 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
Beautiful bar in the heart of Parramatta, service was great and we felt like we were in a New York rooftop bar
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 South East Queensland

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
698 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely amazing! Will definitely be back. So delicious.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
461 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Great little restaurant with a really comfortable setting. Service was fantastic and the staff were very helpful with ordering food and drinks. Food was incredible! Flavour exploRead more
91% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
980 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Service amazing staff very attentive and food sensational
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
325 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Great service & food was amazing -wine also a plus
95% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria

Peca

$$$$·Modern European·
Gregory Hills
138 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
91% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney / New South Wales

Persone Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Brisbane CBD
250 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
We had a date night at persone and firstly cannot believe how well priced the menu is. Service was top notch with very friendly and helpful waiters that knew the menu well. It got Read more
87% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Popolo Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
South Brisbane
536 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Fantastic view, great service and really reasonably priced, hearty food.
96% recommended
Outdoor Eating in South East Queensland

Press* Food & Wine

$$$$·Grill·
Adelaide
451 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Absolutely fantastic dining experience! Excellent service and food! Food came out quick and was always attended to with whatever we might need. No questions felt too much for the eRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,206 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Amazing food and wine backed up by great staff
94% recommended
Most Booked in Melbourne / Victoria

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
411 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Fantastic experience at Hubert! Every dish was delicious, and beautifully presented. The staff were thoughtful and kind. Would highly recommend the bar seats for date nights!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,565 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
The food was amazing, some of the best food I’ve had. And it’s not all about the bug roll, EVERYTHING was delicious! Staff and views were 10/10
94% recommended
Best Ambience in South East Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
867 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Quality food & service ! Location is great however night view of river is not great .
92% recommended
Best Ambience in South East Queensland

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,117 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Perfect beachside setting on a beautiful Noosa evening with nice wines and fabulous food.Couldn’t have been more enjoyable.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in South East Queensland

Shorehouse

$$$$·Asian·
Townsville
791 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Our group enjoyed the food, drinks and vibe! Lovely service and we are already planning our next visit :)
96% recommended
Gluten Free Options in South East Queensland

Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
785 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Excellent food and great service! I particularly enjoyed being able to mix and match menu items into our own preferred flow. Excellent high-end dining, without the pretentious feRead more
89% recommended
Scenic View in South East Queensland

Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

$$$$·Australian·
St Kilda
966 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
197 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Our experience was very positive: Anne, our waitress was very welcoming, attentive, efficient and warm. The food was absolutely superb with many local ingredients incorporated intoRead more
96% recommended
Australian in Melbourne / Victoria

The Courthouse

$$$$·Steak·
Cleveland
370 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great service. Present but non-intrusive. Food was all that we could ask for. Presentation enhanced the experience of the meal. Excited to return.
97% recommended
Best Ambience in South East Queensland

The Lounge Restaurant by Frogmore Creek

$$$$·Australian·
Hobart
240 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
The measure of a restaurant is the satisfaction of the experience. I always believe that paying a price for something that i could do at home is not a dining experience but just aRead more
93% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

The Point Revolving Restaurant - Wrest Point

$$$$·French·
Sandy Bay
460 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
Mana and Aamir were very professional and provided exceptional service.
97% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
720 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great night out at The Woodhouse Restaurant - great food and impeccable service. Looking forward to another visit.
99% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Trattoria Emilia

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
394 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
My second visit in recent times. The service is faultless and the food was outstanding. The wine list is extensive and we enjoyed some fine Italian Sangiovese. I’ll be returning
96% recommended
Best Overall in Inner City

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
402 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
In Brisbane on holiday, came here 2 years ago, still as good as I remember. Stand out restaurant to visit.
94% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Waterfront Southgate

$$$$·Seafood·
Southbank
453 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
Brilliant steaks in a lovely outside seating area and excellent service
93% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Melbourne / Victoria