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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 October 03, 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 (2492)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD
About the restaurant
A fantastic restaurant for a nice dinner out. Great food and staff.
Top review
FAYW
Dined 2 days ago
Enjoyable meal with very attentive service. Miss salt and pepper shakers on table. Realise you can ask to be brought to table. Found the printing on the menu was a bit difficult to read as the lighting was dim and the print did not stand out from the background. (We were not the only ones using the torch on our phone.) Thank you for a pleasant evening.
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0 (0)
$40 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Woolloomooloo
About the restaurant
Everything was honestly perfect. The food is possibly the best food I’ve eaten and the service was incredible.
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4.8
4.8 (2566)
$41 to $100
Italian
Caloundra
About the restaurant
Food is alway great, service is fantastic, really good dining experience.
Top review
Dinnerout
Dined 1 day ago
Always great food..we visit everytime we come on holidays
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4.6
4.6 (1412)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Very nice experience and food was fantastic. Service was very nice too and will go again.
Top review
SamM
Dined 2 days ago
Another excellent dinner. Looking forward to the new venue.
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4.7
4.7 (1114)
$101 and over
Italian
Melbourne CBD
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
All guests were impressed and delighted with their meals; the standout dishes being the pumpkin gnocchi and seafood linguine. The location, service, staff, menu and ambience were all exceptional. All attendees said they will be attending again to explore more of the tasty menu items!
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4.7
4.7 (1630)
$41 to $100
Steak
Cleveland
About the restaurant
An amazing venue and food was delicious. Service was amazing as well. Definitely coming back.
Top review
FayleneM
Dined 2 days ago
The food was amazing, the staff were very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was very happy. The wait times between courses was perfectly balanced. To sum up had a beautiful meal.
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4.8
4.8 (1607)
$40 and under
Italian
Carindale
About the restaurant
Food was amazing. Staff were very friendly. Warm and welcoming. Overall an absolutely great place to eat.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Wonderful hospitality and beautiful, affordable traditional Italian cuisine. You are truly made to feel welcome the moment you step through the front door. It is no wonder Elios has been in business for so many years! Well done and we will be back soon. Cheers, The Brown family.
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4.7
4.7 (1593)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Timbumburi
About the restaurant
Beautiful views, excellent service, delicious fresh local produce.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Beautiful restaurant, can’t fault it . Only thing is the tables are the close together you can hear the conversation next to you !
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4.1
4.1 (1722)
$40 and under
Steakhouse
Fortitude Valley
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Everything was amazing. Service, food… best steak and frites in town.
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4.7
4.7 (2247)
$41 to $100
Asian
Broadbeach
About the restaurant
The wait staff & service was excellent. Food delicious. Thank you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Exceptional food in a great location of Broadbeach
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4.6
4.6 (2237)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Broadbeach
About the restaurant
The best steak and pork belly we have ever had! The bread rolls for entree were amazing as well!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Perfection!!! My favourite go to place for any occasion or just dining in general! Definitely treat yourself to the dessert platter! Mouth watering!
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4.4
4.4 (1543)
$40 and under
Chinese (Canton)
Burleigh Heads
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
Colette
Dined 1 day ago
As always, the food is delicous and fresh. The lunch specials are an excellent value and it's not too crowded in the mid-afternoon. The staff are friendly and efficient.
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4.3
4.3 (1787)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Airlie Beach
About the restaurant
Stunning location, fantastic service and delicious, fresh seafood. Highly recommend.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Love the relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff. Awesome delicious food with great selection drinks where reasonable prices.
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4.5
4.5 (803)
$41 to $100
Italian
South Melbourne
About the restaurant
Love this place! Awesome home made pasta and great wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Cosy and authentic Italian food with exceptional service
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4.5
4.5 (1076)
$41 to $100
Italian
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Delicious food at a very affordable price. The view is nothing short of amazing.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Too good Food was off the charts
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4.4
4.4 (1419)
$41 to $100
French
Sandy Bay
About the restaurant
Extremely happy with our anniversary dinner. The whole experience was memorable for us. Thank you.
Top review
Kesy
Dined 6 days ago
We have been here a few times over the years and as usual the food, service etc. was excellent as well as the view
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4.4
4.4 (1605)
$41 to $100
Italian
South Bank
About the restaurant
My favourite! Fantastic venue, service is incredible, food fabulous and location outstanding.
Top review
Noah
Dined on Nov 25, 2023
Great location and great food. Price was vary reasonable.
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4.2
4.2 (3589)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Never disappoints! Love everything :) From the food to the amazing cocktails!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great food, great service, ambience and atmosphere were amazing! Highly recommend dining at The Potting Shed. We are up from Brisbane on a holiday and would certainly return again to The Grounds.
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4.7
4.7 (3032)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
About the restaurant
Fabulous food and service. Would recommend to friends.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Fabulous, as usual. Our favourite restaurant. Great food, service and ambience.
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4.7
4.7 (682)
$41 to $100
Australian
Wollongong
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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Outstanding service and the food was 10 out of 10, thank you!
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4.8
4.8 (1156)
$41 to $100
Italian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
From the time you walk in you know this is going to be great! Amazing food and great service!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food, friendly, informative service and stylish interior. What more could you want! Looking forward to returning
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4.0
4 (1266)
$40 and under
Asian
Geelong City Center
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
MichelleS
Dined 1 day ago
1st time diners to Wah Wah Gee and we can’t wait to go back. Our server was wonderful at helping us navigate gluten & dairy free. We had plenty of amazing options to choose from and everything was delicious. Wine was reasonably priced and coffee was flavorful. We highly recommend it!
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4.6
4.6 (3035)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Port Macquarie
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
MechelleL
Dined 1 day ago
It is well worth the money you pay for good food, service and atmosphere. Never had a bad experience.
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4.7
4.7 (2573)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Bendigo
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food, outstanding customer service, couldn’t recommend more
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