13 Romantic Restaurants in Brisbane

From spectacular city views to riverside charm, here are Brisbane's most romantic dining spots.

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.


Spectacular views from the Summit Restaurant and Bar.

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 in Brisbane's CBD

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.

Kerry Heaney
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