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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 (2441)
$41 to $100
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
CherylR
Dined 3 days ago
Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed every dish we ordered. The flavours were fantastic, the quantities were just right and the service was excellent. Pinnacle of fine dining in Townsville. Highly recommended.
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4.4
4.4 (895)
$41 to $100
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
VanDohvip
Dined 3 days ago
So nice to find a complete vegan dining experience in Sydney. Food was wonderful as well as the service.
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4.8
4.8 (2500)
$41 to $100
Italian
Caloundra

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About the restaurant
Food is alway great, service is fantastic, really good dining experience.
Top review
Madkeenfishergirl
Dined 1 day ago
Seafood linguine GF option, the best I’ve ever had, EVER
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4.6
4.6 (1367)
$41 to $100
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
SharonL
Dined on Feb 24, 2024
Incredible food, venue and service. Value for money.
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4.6
4.6 (1088)
$101 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.
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RobertL
Dined 3 days ago
Fabulous food with amazing service, scallops were the best..!! Thank you…
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4.6
4.6 (1590)
$41 to $100
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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HelenC
Dined 3 days ago
Hubby and I enjoyed the evening - the food was delicious and can't fault any of the dishes. The piano was a little loud but tolerable. Great selection of drinks. Plenty of staff and service was very quick.
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4.4
4.4 (868)
$101 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.
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Page
Dined on Feb 21, 2024
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 (1573)
$40 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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ArthurS
Dined 3 days ago
Lovely goto Italian. Perfect food. Perfect Service.
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4.7
4.7 (1572)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Timbumburi

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About the restaurant
Beautiful views, excellent service, delicious fresh local produce.
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JulieB
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent venue with great staff. A slightly larger selection on the menu would be welcome.
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4.0
4 (1699)
$40 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
Glen
Dined 7 days ago
This is the second time we have been to your Bar and Bistro we cannot fault it. We will be back again.
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4.7
4.7 (2187)
$41 to $100
Asian
Broadbeach

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About the restaurant
The wait staff & service was excellent. Food delicious. Thank you.
Top review
PaulB
Dined 4 days ago
Great atmosphere, good service, and make sure you get the Moreton bay bugs
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4.6
4.6 (2180)
$41 to $100
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
5 stars all round food was outstanding, waiter was brilliant and gave great recommendations! Would highly recommend will definitely book again when visiting Gold Coast
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4.5
4.5 (1518)
$40 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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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Love the food. Staff is really friendly. Would highly recommend
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4.3
4.3 (1748)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Airlie Beach

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About the restaurant
Stunning location, fantastic service and delicious, fresh seafood. Highly recommend.
Top review
tanyag
Dined 5 days ago
What a beautiful hidden gem. From the moment we were picked up by the free courtesy bus with the really nice driver. We were blown away by the picturesque venue. Absolutely stunning Then the caprioska’s were amazing from the really nice barman (English) The food was amazing service to match Definitely recommend and will 200% be back
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4.5
4.5 (791)
$41 to $100
Italian
South Melbourne

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About the restaurant
Love this place! Awesome home made pasta and great wines.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 25, 2024
Being a real Italian it’s always hard for me to really appreciate pasta in Australia but I can finally say that I found a real authentic Italian restaurant. Every dish I had tonight was just amazing, delicious and really reminded me of home. Me and my mum shared kingfish and carrozza as an entrè both simple but fancy and tasty at the same time. We then had the smoked ricotta ravioli and I can definitely say they were the best ones I had in a really long time and also the cacio e pepe spaghetti FINALLY cooked al dente in a REAL Italian way. The service was super friendly and efficient despite the restaurant was super busy. If you like Italian food this is the place to go in Melbourne.
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4.6
4.6 (1052)
$41 to $100
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 Feb 15, 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 (1391)
$41 to $100
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 24, 2024
Service was first class very attentive & lovely food will return
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4.5
4.5 (1606)
$41 to $100
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 Nov 25, 2023
Great location and great food. Price was vary reasonable.
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4.2
4.2 (3527)
$40 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
SarahM
Dined 1 day ago
Staff were phenomenal! Food was great and setting was beautiful
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4.7
4.7 (2938)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Noosaville / Noosa Heads

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About the restaurant
Fabulous food and service. Would recommend to friends.
Top review
Vicki
Dined 5 days ago
We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Ricky’s. Beautiful spot on the river, service was friendly and food was very nice.
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4.7
4.7 (672)
$41 to $100
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.
Top review
MargotR
Dined 4 days ago
Great night with amazing food. Always love our Rookie experience. Thanks guys
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4.5
4.5 (2996)
$41 to $100
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
MoniqueS
Dined 4 days ago
The service and food was absolutely wonderful. We’d originally booked a standard table however once we got to the restaurant, I asked if we could be seated at a high table which the lovely lady looking after us allowed my partner and I to have an available high table. The service during our entire visit was great.
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4.8
4.8 (1103)
$41 to $100
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
RLLLLL
Dined 6 days ago
Very impressed with everything. Great food service and venue thank you x
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4.0
4 (1243)
$40 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 Feb 13, 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 (2986)
$41 to $100
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
ChrisP
Dined 5 days ago
Beautiful location, great menu choices and all dishes cooked to perfection. Attentive service too. Parking can be a challenge.
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4.7
4.7 (2533)
$41 to $100
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.
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LeaH
Dined 2 days ago
Tres magnifique! Beautiful food and excellent service - what more could you want??
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