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
674 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had forgotten how good it is. Great flavours, appropriate serving sizes, fantastic service and so much space you feel relaxed.
98% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Alberto's Lounge

$$$$·Italian·
Sydney CBD
194 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Absolutely delicious food. Definitely in the upper echelon of Italian spots in Sydney. The ambience and environment are glorious. Highly recommended
97% recommended
Late Night Find in Sydney / New South Wales

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
376 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
the waitress didn't open the wine properly, it was clear she had no training on wine and corkage
91% recommended

Amici Restaurant - Caloundra

$$$$·Italian·
Caloundra
640 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
The food , the staff and the service were all a very high standard. We would definitely return when next on the Sunshine Coast
97% recommended
Best Value in South East Queensland

Bistro La Provence

$$$$·French·
Brighton
174 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
The best steak and mushroom sauce that I’ve ever had! Brilliant dining experience.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Bayside

Black Hide By Gambaro At Treasury Brisbane

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brisbane CBD
306 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
was a beautiful quiet evening we were welcomed and very well looked after the food was great highly recommended
89% recommended
Business Meals in South East 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!
98% recommended

Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
340 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The restaurant is amazing
93% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
318 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Definitely deserving of the hat. Very relaxed and enjoyable, even in these Covid times.
98% recommended
Best Overall 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
92% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
658 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
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

E'cco Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
363 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We loved the new degustation experience. Food and wine pairings were exceptional. Staff were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Great night out!
96% recommended

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
609 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
Great food ,nice pizza and excellent panna cotta.
98% recommended
Best Value in South East Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hobart
364 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Wonderful service, delicious food & fabulous service! We are looking forward to returning
97% recommended

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
689 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
This is a wonderful restaurant that his located in a relatively remote location. It is the best restaurant in the region and well worth visiting.
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Hellenika at The Calile

$$$$·Greek·
New Farm
686 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food and attentive staff. Always a pleasure to to dine here!
90% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Kisume

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
1,196 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
the waiter spilled soy sauce on me when taking away the starter dish for the omakase course. Didn’t want to cause a scene or get anyone in trouble, we kept quiet, but please be minRead more
85% recommended
Romance in Melbourne / Victoria

Koi Dessert Bar

$$$$·Dessert·
Chippendale
408 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
Dining at KOI has always been the most beautiful experience, glad the restaurant is back in motion, definitely will keep going!
96% recommended

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
291 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!
94% recommended
Group Bookings in South East Queensland

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
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,650 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
I've been to Mjolner a few times and I must say it gets better every time. I was initially a little disappointed at my first visit with the music that was being played which remindRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Caribbean·
Sydney CBD
676 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lovely dining experience however music was quite loud and drink portions felt a little bit conservative. Overall good night.
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

Moo Moo Restaurant (Gold Coast)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Broadbeach
667 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was simply amazing. Will definitely be going back.
84% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Nick & Nora's Sydney

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Parramatta
204 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Great atmosphere and incredible selection of whiskeys.
95% recommended
Group Bookings in Sydney / New South Wales

Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach

$$$$·Grill·
Airlie Beach
366 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
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
741 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food!! Nour is a go to for us. We are always surprised by the flavours, creativity, quality and value. The service is efficient, friendly and discrete. What else could you Read more
94% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
491 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
It was a very cute and cozy restaurant with high class service. Every staff that we encounter were super friendly to us. We were seated, had our coats taken, offered drink menus anRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,040 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
$74 tasting menu worth every cent. The tare tare was nothing short of amazing
94% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
360 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
96% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Melbourne / Victoria

Peca

$$$$·Modern European·
Gregory Hills
168 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
My second time there and loved it. nice and quiet, great food. brilliant experience
84% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney / New South Wales

Persone Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Brisbane CBD
260 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Lovely food and good service. Quiet night, and staff were in good humour given conditions.
85% recommended

Popolo Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
South Brisbane
583 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
Great location, great atmosphere, great service, great food. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning again.
96% recommended
Outdoor Eating in South East Queensland

Press* Food & Wine

$$$$·Grill·
Adelaide
491 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was amazing! Delicious, fresh produce, cooked to perfection. We tried the tasting plate and was definitely worth it. The staff are very attentive and passionate about the foodRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Pt Leo Restaurant

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

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
447 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Me and my partner loved the experience at Humbert, I personally been to quite few restaurants around Sydney and so far for the overall experience Humbert offers the best package. WRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,661 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
We’ve been to Ricks many of times & this was the first time back after COVID & so happy that it’s still the same but with the new Reno’s it looks amazing to go with the beautiful vRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in South East Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
916 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Absolutely beautiful on the river. Great for lunch. Food was magnificent especially the passion fruit soufflé.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in South East Queensland

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,158 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
We had a wonderful dining experience. The Smoked Trout Butter & Ciabatta with Arancini was a delicious starter, The Sand Crab Lasagne and Miso King Red Salmon for entree, The CoralRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in South East Queensland

Shorehouse

$$$$·Asian·
Townsville
842 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food and the service was beautiful. The staff were already smiling, they weren’t pushy and if the weren’t sure of ingredients they asked rather than BS and flounder. We areRead more
97% recommended
Scenic View in South East 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.
88% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

$$$$·Australian·
St Kilda
981 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Love it! Food, friends, fun and great view and people watching
82% recommended
Special Occasions in Melbourne / Victoria

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
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria

The Courthouse

$$$$·Steak·
Cleveland
382 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Always superb!! Is my favourite restaurant in fact.
96% recommended

Frogmore At Home

$$$$·Australian·
Australia
246 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
Simply stunning! Amazing food, wonderful service, stunning view. No more words needed.
92% recommended

The Point Revolving Restaurant - Wrest Point

$$$$·French·
Sandy Bay
473 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great service and attention to detail. Made great conversation when we asked.
97% recommended

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
817 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Woodhouse never disappoints, always very good quality food and wonderful service. The staff are very accommodating and friendly.
98% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

Trattoria Emilia

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
413 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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
97% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
435 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
One of Brisbane's best restaurants and certainly one of the best steak restaurants in town. Great service, wine list is awesome and the service is friendly too.
94% recommended
Business Meals in South East Queensland

Waterfront Southgate

$$$$·Seafood·
Southbank
475 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
Meals were spectacular & Chef was charming. Can’t wait to go back!
94% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Melbourne / Victoria