Head north to Queensland’s top romantic restaurants if you want the biggest dining choice in Australia according to online restaurant reservation service OpenTable.

Sunshine state restaurants from Townsville to Currumbin dominated Open Table’s Top 50 romantic restaurants in Australia list taking 34 percent of spots trailed by New South Wales and Victoria.

Compiled using more than 70,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews from more than 1,500 restaurants in Australia over the last 12 months, the list is a great place to start for anyone who wants to delight their partner with a special meal.

Mitchell Nunis from OpenTable said the top 50 romantic restaurants in Australia are all renowned for providing uniquely memorable experiences to discerning diners time and time again.

Queensland’s top romantic restaurants

Here are  Queensland’s top romantic restaurants according to 70,000 Open Table dinner reviews in 2017.

A touch of salt – Townsville, Queensland
Allure on Currumbin – Currumbin, Queensland
Elio’s Osteria – Carina Heights, Queensland

Madame Wu – Brisbane, Queensland
Malt Dining – Brisbane, Queensland

Moo Moo Restaurant – Gold Coast, Queensland
Rick Shores – Burleigh Heads, Queensland
Rogue Bistro – Newstead, Queensland
Sails Noosa – Noosa Heads, Queensland
Shorehouse – Townsville, Queensland
Stokehouse Q – South Brisbane, Queensland
The Courthouse – Cleveland,  Queensland
The Fish House – Burleigh Head, Queensland
Tides Waterfront Dining – Bulcock Beach, Queensland

Vaquero – Albion, Queensland

View the complete Top 50 list at OpenTable.

Need more choices?  Here are 50 Queensland restaurants that the critics love.

Which are your top romantic restaurants?

This is an interesting mix of Queensland restaurants with some obvious contenders and also some surprising additions.

Where do you go for a romantic night? Please share your favourite romantic dining spot in the comments below.

My list would include dark and moody dining at Madame Rouge and a meal under the twinkling lights in Moda’s Courtyard.


The list of the 50 most romantic restaurants in Australia was solely generated from more than 70,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews collected in the past year. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “romantic” was selected as a special feature.