Whether you have a special occasion to celebrate or just a spontaneous night out, you can adore your special someone with a dinner that consists of fine food, fine wine and décor to match. For the perfect dinner, select a restaurant with atmosphere created by dreamy low-lit lighting, soft music, cosy seating and an awe-inspiring view. Here are 13 Brisbane dining destinations where you’ll find relationship-strengthening, romantic dining any time of the year.
Libertine Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, The Barracks
Close to the CBD on Petrie Terrace, Libertine’s dramatic décor topped with chandeliers is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. The menu is spiked with innovative French-Vietnamese dishes and finishes with luscious desserts.
Aria Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier
Expect an intimate dining experience
at Aria with views of the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge as a backdrop. Choose from the award-winning drinks list and enjoy a glass of wine while you dine on a menu devised by Matt Moran.
Stokehouse Q, South Bank
Positioned right on the edge of the Brisbane River in the River Quay precinct, the award-winning Stokehouse Q offers modern Australian cuisine with a twist. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink at Stoke Bar before your fine dining experience.
Urbane Restaurant, CBD
Embark on a food discovery journey at this multi award-winning restaurant with a highly evolved menu focusing on Queensland’s seasonal produce at the highly awarded Urbane Restaurant. The degustation menus are available in five or seven courses for both herbivore and omnivore tastes.
Bacchus, South Bank
With an opulent poolside setting, Bacchus serves up modern
Australian dishes with flair in a
luxurious dining room. For a truly exceptional night try their degustation dining.
Summit Restaurant & Bar, Mt Coot-tha
The contemporary Australian menu at The Summit Restaurant & Bar makes the most of Queensland’s seasonal delights, and the view over the spread of Brisbane from the CBD to the bay is memorable.
Deer Duck Bistro, Auchenflower
Moodily lit with eclectic décor,
Deer Duck Bistro’s menu is filled with
modern European style dishes in
a degustation experience. Hidden away in the suburb of Auchenflower it is well worth a visit.
Madame Rouge Bar + Bistro, Fortitude Valley
Enjoy classic French food in an atmospheric setting at Madame Rouge Bar + Bistro where secluded booths and lilting French songs will whisk you away on a Parisian adventure.
Blackbird Bar and Grill
Start your night at Blackbird Bar and Grill with a drink at the 1920s-style bar on the outdoor terrace. Inside you’ll continue to enjoy views of the Brisbane River and Kangaroo Point Cliffs with fine dining and some exceptional steaks from the grill.
Otto Ristorante, CBD
Expect the flavours of Italy at Otto Ristorante with light dishes for Brisbane’s warm climate and an enviable view of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge.
Thomson’s Reserve Restaurant, Spring Hill
Tucked inside the old-world charm of The New Incholm Hotel & Suites on Wickham Terrace, award-winning Thomson’s offers both à la carte and
a five-course tasting menu. Start with
a pre-dinner drink at the Socialites Bar.
Giardinetto Italian, Fortitude Valley
For over 50 years Giardinetto has
been dishing out hearty Italian fare
in the heart of Brunswick Street.
This busy bistro with its garden courtyard is a real blast from the past
for long-standing Brisbane diners.
Alchemy Restaurant & Bar, CBD
Dine on the waterfront with the twinkling lights of Brisbane’s Story Bridge as a stunning outlook. The relaxed elegance of Alchemy Restaurant & Bar matches its modern Australian menu.