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Brisbane Bars and Restaurants That Are Undeniably, Unabashedly Romantic

Low lighting, jazz playlists, opulent cocktails, breathtaking views — these date spots will help you to start planning the perfect Valentine's Day.
By Concrete Playground
January 24, 2023
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By Concrete Playground
January 24, 2023
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  • Food & Drink

    Butler Wine Bar

    The Lune Croissanterie crew has opened its first-ever wine bar, setting up shop next door to its South Brisbane bakery.

  • Food & Drink

    Maggie May

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

  • Food & Drink

    Tillerman

    This holiday-style seafood restaurant and bar on Eagle Street boasts killer river views and hails from the Naga Thai team.

  • Food & Drink

    South City Wine

    Woolloongabba has a new go-to for wines from around the world, French-inspired cocktails, steak frites, escargot, and lemon lime and bitter oysters.

  • Food & Drink

    SOKO Rooftop

    Towering above the Jubilee Hotel, this luxe new 14th-floor restaurant and bar serves up 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 new pastel-hued Woolloongabba eatery serves up Chinese Peruvian dishes, and hails from the Sasso Italiano crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Stranded Bar

    Perfect for music-loving couples, this Fortitude Valley spot serves up a mezcal and tequila-heavy drinks menu, plus piña colada panna cotta.

  • Food & Drink

    Stratton Bar and Kitchen

    Enjoy cacio e pepe udon and cheeseburger bloody marys next to The Triffid, inside two old WWII hangars.

  • Food & Drink

    Sasso Italiano

    Serving up 11 types of negronis — and an 11-option pizza menu — the 110-seater 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

    Dr Gimlette

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

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Tano

    Pair Italian wines and cocktails with salumi and cheese.

  • 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 go-to for comic-book lovers.

  • Food & Drink

    Joy

    This cosy Bakery Lane restaurant only seats ten — at the chef’s table while you watch the culinary magic happen.

  • Food & Drink

    Essa Restaurant

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

  • Food & Drink

    Death and Taxes Brisbane

    Despite its name, 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 a seafood-heavy menu with coffee, spritzes and stellar river views.

  • Food & Drink

    The Inchcolm Bar

    Wander past the cabinet of curiosities, soak in the retro glamour and pretend you’re in a 1920s Paris salon.

  • Food & Drink

    Ooh La La Rooftop

    Peer out over the city while slurping down oysters, tucking into duck liver parfait eclairs and sipping hot whisky cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Cru Bar + Cellar

    Cru Bar is the ideal alternative for those wanting to avoid the chaos that is the Valley on a Saturday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Stanley

    This two-level Cantonese bar and restaurant combines river views with cosy nooks and a leafy courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    The Parlour

    This Italian riviera-themed spot goes big on cocktails, as curated by Sydney’s award-winning 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

    The New York-inspired steakhouse with old-school charm.

  • Food & Drink

    Iris Rooftop

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

  • Food & Drink

    Libertine

    Barracks restaurant and bar Libertine serves up French-Vietnamese cuisine in heritage-listed surroundings.

  • Food & Drink

    Piano Bar at Emporium

    Sip cocktails beneath a cascading gold and crystal chandelier.

  • Food & Drink

    Donna Chang

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

  • Food & Drink

    Nota

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

  • Food & Drink

    Bisou Bisou

    The all-day French restaurant with an oyster and caviar bar.

  • Food & Drink

    City Winery

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

  • Food & Drink

    Hello Gorgeous Bar

    Spend an afternoon on this Newstead venue’s sunny deck, or sitting beneath its neon sign.

  • Food & Drink

    Bianca

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

  • 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

    Sixteen Antlers

    Head up 16 levels for sky-high drinks in the CBD.

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