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Although Valentine’s Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year for romance, the other 364 days can feel like a love-filled holiday with the right setting. Whether you choose to book a hotel for a short escape or embrace the relaxation of a staycation, make any day feel like Valentine’s Day in Australia and bring the ‘oooh-aaah’ factor of romance with a booking at a romantic restaurant. OpenTable has revealed the top 50 most romantic restaurants in Australia in 2019, inspiring us to book a night of romance all over Australia!

For the second year in a row, Queensland has cemented its position as Australia’s most romantic dining region. And Modern Australian has once again proven to be Aussies’ cuisine of choice, with more than a third of the restaurants featured on the list serving dishes inspired by the nation’s culinary techniques, traditions and flavours. As for dining trends, this year’s list shows a resurgence in seafood restaurants, along with the very first entry from purely vegan and vegetarian eatery, which speaks to the growing appetite for plant-based diets.

Alphabetical list of Australia’s top 50 romantic restaurants 2019:

  1. A Touch of salt - Townsville, Queensland

  2. Alibi - Sydney, New South Wales

  3. Bankvale Run, Mickelham, Victoria

  4. Bistro Guillaume - Sydney, New South Wales

  5. Cecconi's - Melbourne, Victoria

  6. Circa 1876 at The Convent - Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, New South Wales

  7. Donovans - St. Kilda, Victoria

  8. Eau De Vie Melbourne - Melbourne, Victoria

  9. Eightysix - Canberra, ACT

  10. Elio’s Osteria - Carina Heights, Brisbane, Queensland

  11. Epocha Restaurant - Melbourne, Victoria

  12. Four Winds Revolving Restaurant - Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland

  13. Glass Brasserie - Hilton - Sydney, New South Wales

  14. Glasshouse - Timbumburi, New South Wales

  15. Hemingway's Airlie Beach - Airlie Beach, Queensland

  16. Kisume - Melbourne, Victoria

  17. Kneading Ruby - Wollongong, New South Wales

  18. Madame Wu - Brisbane, Queensland

  19. Malt Dining - Brisbane, Queensland

  20. Meet - Newcastle, New South Wales

  21. Mjolner - Melbourne, Victoria

  22. Mjølner Sydney - Sydney, New South Wales

  23. Momofuku Seiobo - The Star - Sydney, New South Wales

  24. Moo Moo Restaurant - Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland

  25. Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill - Brisbane, Queensland

  26. Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach - Airlie Beach, Queensland

  27. Nour - Sydney, New South Wales

  28. Osteria di Russo and Russo  - Sydney, New South Wales

  29. Polpolo - Brisbane, Queensland

  30. Press* Food & Wine - Adelaide, South Australia

  31. Pt Leo Restaurant - Frankston, Victoria

  32. Rick Shores - Burleigh Heads, Queensland

  33. Rickys River Bar and Restaurant - Burleigh Heads, Queensland

  34. Rogue Bistro - Newstead, Queensland

  35. Rookie Eatery - Wollongong, New South Wales

  36. Sails Noosa - Noosa Heads, Queensland

  37. Shorehouse - Townsville, Queensland

  38. Smith & Daughters - Melbourne, Victoria

  39. Stokehouse Q - South Brisbane, Queensland

  40. Stokehouse St Kilda - St Kilda, Victoria

  41. Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Sydney, New South Wales

  42. The Courthouse - Brisbane, Queensland

  43. The Fish House - Burleigh Heads, Queensland

  44. The Lounge Restaurant by Frogmore Creek - Hobart, Tasmania

  45. The Potting Shed - Sydney, New South Wales

  46. The Rocks Mornington - Mornington, Victoria

  47. The Woodhouse Restaurant - Bendigo, Victoria

  48. Tinamba Hotel - Tiamba, Victoria

  49. Waterfront Southgate - Melbourne, Victoria

  50. Whalebone Wharf - Port Macquarie, New South Wales