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Published May 18th 2012
It began at sunset.
My girlfriend and I recently celebrated our three year anniversary, but where do you take your sweetheart for a romantic evening in Brisbane?
With love in the air I arranged to meet my girl on South Bank after work and surprised her with a huge bouquet of flowers which I had strapped to the front of my bicycle. Not the most traditional transport for posies but a practical one none the less, despite all the strange looks from commuters heading home.
The guys at Albert's Flowers in Milton were so helpful in selecting the perfect bouquet of orange lilies and colourful gerberas. I won't tell you how much I spent on the bouquet as you-know-who reads WeekendNotes, but they were worth every cent to see the look on my partners face.
Oysters @ Cove Bar
We met at Cove Bar by the river to watch the sun sink over the cityscape. We treated ourselves to their oyster special; 6 oysters, natural, with a glass of sparkling wine for $16 each. Considering that a glass of wine at Cove is $11 alone, we thought this was great value and definitely a winner of a thrifty date idea. The barmen at Cove are always friendly and knowledgeable about all manner of drinks and concoctions that they serve there. I highly recommend the Hemingway Daiquiri.
After our shellfish and aperitifs, we took a stroll over the Goodwill Bridge and through the Botanic Gardens, a great walk at whatever time of day you go, but especially romantic at dusk.
Our destination was Malt Dining. The cosy and relaxed atmosphere really setting the romantic mood. We ate and drank, and then ate some more, coming away from Malt feeling very satisfied indeed.
As we walked back along the river to collect our bicycles we passed other couples who were out enjoying the last of the evening in town. With the bright lights from the city casting a multicoloured sparkle in the water next to us we made our way home.
Why not surprise your significant other and show them that romance can be found around every corner in Brisbane. You just have to know where to look.