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Brisbane Bars and Restaurants That Are Undeniably, Unabashedly Romantic

Low lighting, jazz playlists, opulent cocktails, pastel hues, breathtaking views — these date spots will help you to start planning the perfect Valentine's Day.
By Concrete Playground
January 30, 2024
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By Concrete Playground
January 30, 2024
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  • Food & Drink

    Midtown

    This Fish Lane 40-seater bar hails from the One Fish Two Fish team and heroes martinis.

  • Food & Drink

    SK Steak & Oyster

    With a mini grand-piano and impeccable wine list, a night of elegance awaits.

  • Food & Drink

    Maggie May

    This Newstead supper club is Brisbane’s gloriously 70s-inspired go-to for cocktails and all-day bites.

  • Food & Drink

    Tillerman

    This restaurant and bar in Brisbane’s CBD by the Naga Thai team boasts killer river views.

  • Food & Drink

    South City Wine

    A Woolloongabba favourite for wines from around the world and French-leaning bites.

  • Food & Drink

    SOKO Rooftop

    Head to this luxe 14th-floor restaurant and bar for Peruvian and Japanese cuisine.

  • Food & Drink

    Hervé's Restaurant and Bar

    Tuck into French-inspired dishes and wine in Albion’s revamped timber mill.

  • Food & Drink

    Casa Chow

    This pastel-hued Woolloongabba eatery serves up Chinese Peruvian dishes.

  • Food & Drink

    Stranded Bar

    Music-loving couples can enjoy a mezcal and tequila-heavy drinks menu in Fortitude Valley.

  • Food & Drink

    Stratton Bar and Kitchen

    Drop doughnuts into dripping sauce and sip lamington cocktails inside two old WWII hangars.

  • Food & Drink

    Antico

    This Italian-style cocktail bar in Burnett Lane is located in Super Whatnot’s old digs.

  • Food & Drink

    Sasso Italiano

    This negroni-loving South City Square eatery takes its cues from 70s-era Italian joints.

  • Food & Drink

    Rothwell's Bar & Grill

    This European-influenced restaurant and bar sits inside a heritage-listed building.

  • Food & Drink

    Ippin Japanese Dining

    Tuck into a decadent Japanese meal in West End’s West Village.

  • Food & Drink

    Dr Gimlette

    Enjoy table service in this romantic spot from the team behind a laneway favourite.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Tano

    Pair Italian wines and cocktails with salumi and cheese for peak Brisbane date-night vibes.

  • Food & Drink

    Sono

    A long-term Hamilton stalwart for Japanese fine-dining on the Brisbane River.

  • Food & Drink

    Fiume Rooftop Bar

    Peer over the river, hang out on daybeds by the pool and sip cocktails — all on a rooftop.

  • Food & Drink

    1st Edition

    Fortitude Valley’s haunt for comic-book lovers no matter the occasion.

  • Food & Drink

    Joy

    This cosy Bakery Lane restaurant only seats ten at its chef’s table.

  • Food & Drink

    Essa Restaurant

    This darkly lit Fortitude Valley fine-diner focuses on locally sourced ingredients.

  • Food & Drink

    Death and Taxes Brisbane

    This hidden laneway bar is filled with romantic dark corners and tasty cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Will & Flow

    Treasury Brisbane’s all-day overwater bar serves up seafood, spritzes and stellar river views.

  • Food & Drink

    Establishment 203

    Ben O'Donoghue has opened an Italian and steak restaurant in Fortitude Valley.

  • Food & Drink

    The Inchcolm Bar

    Soak in the retro glamour and pretend you’re in a 1920s Paris salon.

  • Food & Drink

    Agnes

    One of Brisbane’s best restaurants serves up woodfired dishes in an old brick warehouse.

  • Food & Drink

    Ooh La La Rooftop

    Gaze out over the city while slurping down oysters and sipping hot whisky cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Stanley

    This Cantonese bar and restaurant combines river views, cosy nooks and a leafy courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lex Brisbane

    W Brisbane’s New York City-inspired restaurant comes complete with cocktail trolleys.

  • Food & Drink

    The Parlour

    This Italian riviera-themed spot goes big on cocktails, as curated by Sydney’s Maybe Sammy.

  • Food & Drink

    Same Same

    Tuck into a Thai meal from the ex-Longtime team, or head upstairs for more than 140 types of tequila.

  • Food & Drink

    Walter's Steakhouse and Wine Bar

    A New York-inspired steakhouse with old-school charm in Brisbane’s CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Iris Rooftop

    The Mediterranean-inspired venue sits atop Brunswick Street’s Hotel X.

  • Food & Drink

    Savile Row

    Sip cocktails beneath a dazzling chandelier at this moody Fortitude Valley bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Libertine

    This Barracks spot serves up French-Vietnamese cuisine in heritage-listed surroundings.

  • Food & Drink

    Piano Bar at Emporium

    Your next date night in Brisbane needs cocktails beneath a cascading gold and crystal chandelier.

  • Food & Drink

    Donna Chang

    Treat your date to crayfish, crispy pork bao and other dishes with Sichuan and Cantonese influences.

  • Food & Drink

    Nota

    Paddington’s fancy-yet-affordable eatery in the former Montrachet site.

  • Food & Drink

    City Winery

    Sip vino — and make it — at Brisbane’s first inner-city winery.

  • Food & Drink

    Bianca

    Tuck into Italian dishes with an Aussie twist in Fortitude Valley.

  • Food & Drink

    Honto

    This moodily lit Fortitude Valley restaurant dishes up creative takes on Japanese cuisine.

  • Food & Drink

    Electric Avenue

    A multi-faceted Woolloongabba bar features its own secret whisky room — if you can find it.

  • Food & Drink

    Lefty's Music Hall

    Caxton Street’s go-to for whisky, southern-style food and Americana rock.

  • Food & Drink

    La Lune Wine Co

    Say cheers to French wine at this Euro-style South Brisbane bar and restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Sushi Room

    James Street’s Japanese fine-diner serves up caviar rolls and wasabi cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Sixteen Antlers

    Head up 16 levels for sky-high drinks and views over the city.

  • Food & Drink

    Boom Boom Room

    An underground CBD bar and restaurant located in a heritage-listed former bank.

  • Food & Drink

    Vertigo

    Always wanted to eat dinner 17 metres up while hanging over the side of Brisbane Powerhouse?

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