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The Most Romantic Restaurants In Brisbane For Your Next Date Night

Whether you’re getting to know someone new or you want to wine and dine your boo, we’ve discovered the most romantic restaurants in Brisbane to book for date night.


Need to make a decision for date night? We’ve got you sorted! Brisbane has a red-hot mix of venues for different moods, so we’ve curated a list of the river city’s all-time favourites to ensure your next date goes off without a hitch. Whether it's your first date or your 101st date, we’ve got a mix of intimate bars and stunning restaurants to make each date one to remember.

Read on to discover the most romantic restaurants in Brisbane and enjoy an evening of quality food and wine!

Most Romantic Restaurants Brisbane - Inner City

Signature Restaurant

Signature Restaurant

Surprise your other half with an elegant set menu affair at one of the best-kept secrets in Brisbane, Signature Restaurant! With gorgeous decor, superior service and some of the best eats in the city, this is an easy choice when you’re looking to book in at one of the most romantic restaurants in Brisbane. Tucked within the Emporium Hotel in South Brisbane, Signature offers an inclusive and welcoming dining experience, easily modified to suit dietary requirements. We love their Signature Experience with paired wines, so all you have to do is settle into your seat, sit back and wait for delicious food to arrive whilst you dive into your date night.

Emporium Hotel South Bank, 267 Grey Street, South Brisbane



Why not make plans to meet for a martini? Impress your date by making plans to visit one of the best new romantic restaurants in Brisbane for a two-sip martini. Perfect for your next date night, Midtown is a cosy, 40-seater bar in the thriving foodie hub of Fish Lane. Tuck yourself into a cosy corner in the al fresco area, or sit inside to enjoy the ambience and mood lighting when you visit this supper club for a classic cocktail and a bite to eat.

When it comes to the menu, you’re in safe hands. Midtown is operated by the brilliant duo behind One Fish Two Fish, so expect to nibble on dishes with Spanish, Italian and Balkan influence.

15 Manning Street, South Brisbane

Gerard’s Bar

Gerard’s Bar

Let the glitz and glamour of James Street add to the romance of your next date night with a visit to Gerard’s Bar! Moody, ambient lighting sets the tone, but trust us when we say that the lighting is the only dimmed element of this bar. Gourmet-level bar snacks complement an extensive list of wines, whiskeys, cocktails and more, so you’ll have plenty of new tastes to explore as you get to know one another better on your next date night.

13a/23 James Street, Fortitude Valley



Need to book somewhere for dinner and drinks? Look no further than Baja, the modern and fresh Mexican restaurant sitting pretty on the edge of Fortitude Valley. Full-flavoured, fun and zesty bites will keep things fresh, while mezcal margaritas will add a salty edge to keep your wits sharp on your next date night out in Brisbane!  The elevated yet casual ambience at Baja along with their fun and fresh approach to food make them high on our radar for the best romantic restaurants in Brisbane.

211 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley



The perfect spot for a Sunday drink, Riverland boasts beautiful Eagle Street Pier views over the city and the Brisbane River. Drink in the view whilst you sip wine, beer or spirits at this stunning, open-air bar. There’s often live music for entertainment, so the atmosphere is always right at Riverland. Begin your night with sundowner drinks, and if the date stretches into the evening and your belly starts grumbling, there are a variety of street kitchen-style menus to order from! Riverland really is the full package, making it one of our top picks for romantic restaurants in Brisbane.

167 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Dirty Sultan

Dirty Sultan

Hidden atop The Constance Hotel in Fortitude Valley is the elegant Dirty Sultan bar! Whether you sink into the pink-toned decor or a day bed with your bae, this venue is ideal for date nights. This glamorous and contemporary space offers great views of Brisbane as well as a traditional shisha lounge if you’re keen to try something new!

The food at this romantic restaurant in Brisbane is Neo-Turkish street food style and everything is designed to be shared, which in our opinion, just feels a little more romantic. Be sure to try some of their incredible bespoke cocktails, mixed carefully to bring their Turkish heritage and flavours to life.

14-18 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley

MAYA Rooftop

MAYA Rooftop

If you haven’t heard of MAYA, we may have to dig you out from under that rock you’ve been living under. Fortitude Valley’s favourite rooftop bar is the place to book if you really want to impress that special someone with a visit to one of Brisbane’s most romantic restaurants. There are few things more romantic than a gorgeous view! The city skyline isn’t bad, either.

Mixing Mexican-inspired food with panoramic views of Brisbane, Maya serves up classic Mexican cocktails along with house summery specials like the frozen passionfruit margarita, made with Patrón Reposado, Passoã, passionfruit, vanilla, pineapple, orange and lime.

757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Most Romantic Restaurants Brisbane - South Brisbane

Maeve Wine Bar

Maeve Wine Bar

Head up Maeve’s quaint, unassuming stairs and enter a sophisticated hidden gem for your next date night out! With service that is next to none, ask your server for a wine recommendation to suit your palate and they’ll happily oblige. Situated within a heritage-listed building, Maeve is the creation of three wine lovers who dreamed of creating the ultimate experience in sharing good food and wine, so this is what you can expect to experience on your visit to one of the best romantic restaurants in Brisbane.

39 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

La Lune Wine Co (Photo credit: Dale Harper)

La Lune Wine Co

Now, this is a cosy corner! La Lune Wine Co makes for a very fun date night out, as you’ll be up close and personal with the friendly chefs and bar staff if you opt to sit at the bar. If you prefer something a little more removed, choose one of the tables and settle in for a night of shared charcuterie and simply excellent wine. This romantic restaurant in Brisbane dishes up interesting and flavour-packed plates of nibbles, mains and desserts, so you can lean into a long date night enjoying one another’s company.

Shop 3, 109 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

Most Romantic Restaurants Brisbane - East Brisbane


Entrepreneur Chris Hollingsworth has turned his skills once again to hospitality with a cosy, suburban, bayside wine bar and restaurant. With its proximity to the water, this sunshine-filled venue is definitely our pick for one of the most romantic restaurants in Brisbane for a long, languid date night on a sunny weekend. The curated wine menu of over 100 bottles will be rotated frequently, with limited-release wines, natural wines and local wines taking the forefront. The Adelita team will also be working to keep your sips sustainable, with wines on tap and an eco spirit system that will save thousands of bottles from waste each year.

32 Glenora Street, Wynnum

Finished with the most romantic restaurants in Brisbane and ready to explore more of what the city has to offer? If you're a sweet tooth, check out our wrap-up of Brisbane's best bakeries. Or perhaps you're looking for Brisbane's best Japanese restaurants, then we have you covered!

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