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Create the Ultimate Romantic Date Night!

For couples who love adventure, nature, culture, or delicious dining experiences, Brisbane definitely isn't short on romantic date night ideas. Whether you are looking to breathe fresh life into your predictable date nights or are keen to impress on a first date, these are our top picks of date nights in Brisbane.

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Romantic Dinner at Howard Smith Wharves

Howard Smith Wharves offers a number of romantic restaurants and is the perfect spot for a Brisbane date night with its electric atmosphere and romantic views of the buzzing and vibrant precinct. Mews brings a modern laneway dining experience to the precinct, with a design inspired by Brisbane's street art scene with works by local artists gracing the restaurant's walls. For foodie couples who love unique dining experiences, Mews' feed me menus feature six courses with meat and vegetarian options that showcase some of the freshest local produce from Queensland's best artisans, farmers and fishermen.

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Sunset Paddle on Brisbane River

For couples who love adventure with a splash of romance, a sunset kayak on the Brisbane River is just the answer. Take a twilight paddle, cruising beneath the Story Bridge in Brisbane CBD, taking in the sights as the city lights slowly come to life. Riverlife, located in Kangaroo Point, offers twilight tours and kayaks for hire for $35, perfect for dates on a tighter budget. Pack a post-paddle picnic or grab dinner and drinks at a nice restaurant on Brisbane's waterfront to help dial up the romance.  


Movie Night at Elizabeth Picture Theatre

A night at the movies may not seem like the most original date night idea, but Elizabeth Picture Theatre is not your average cinema. The refurbished movie theatre, located in a heritage-listed building in the heart of Brisbane CBD, brings a little retro-inspired flair with ornate ceilings, stained glass windows and vintage movie posters. The stylish cinema showcases new and classic movies with two bars and a kitchen that will serve delicious food and drinks straight to your seat.


Sunset Picnic at Mount Coot-tha

Brisbane sunsets are more than a little spectacular, with dozens of date night locations, perfect for sunset viewing, dotted around the city. Top of the list has to be Mount Coot-tha, located 20 minutes from the CBD in Brisbane's Northern suburbs. For adventure lovers, Mt Coot-tha offers a range of walks through dense, beautiful bushland with picnic spots aplenty. The mount's main drawcard is its breathtaking views of Brisbane, arguably providing the best vantage point for a romantic sunset picnic. 

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Dinner and a Show in South Brisbane

You can rarely go wrong with a classic dinner and a show date, and Brisbane has no shortage of options, with plenty of theatres throughout the city. Brisbane Powerhouse, within walking distance of Crystalbrook Vincent, plays host to some of the city's best theatre, cabaret and comedy shows, with two on-site bars and restaurants for the perfect dinner and a show combo. South Brisbane is another cultural hub with various theatres, including Queensland Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Lyric and Cremorne Theatre and the Playhouse. Whether a full-scale theatre production, ballet or comedy show, South Brisbane is the ideal location for a spot of culture, with nearby Grey Street providing an array of excellent dining options.


Mews Restaurant 

Mews restaurant brings urban laneway dining to Brisbane’s vibrant Howard Smith Wharves. Located in Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves, Mews is the buzzing neighbourhood’s latest gathering space. Take a seat outside on the alfresco terrace and soak in the crowds from arguably Brisbane’s best people-watching spot. Stylish yet relaxed, Mews is a romantic restaurant in Brisbane offering a true neighbourhood meeting place, where everyone is welcome to gather and stay connected to what matters. Book Now!

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