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4 Southside Restaurants for a Great First Date

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Published November 15th 2020
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You've summoned up your courage to ask out your crush - and they said yes! You might think the hard part is over, but it's only just begun. Now you have to figure out where to go.

A restaurant is a classic first date option for a reason. Food and good company - what more could you want? Whether you've got the cash to splash or are a little more frugal, you'll need somewhere with a cosy ambience and great good.

Don't worry. We've got you covered.


What's more romantic than Paris? Get French fare minus the airfare at French Martini on Little Grey Street in Southbank. Open 7 days for lunch, the menu is heavy on French favs like croque monsieur and steak tartare, all at very reasonable lunchtime prices. Chase it down with a selection from the titular French martini menu.

See what our reviewer thought here.

If you prefer your French with a fusion, Libertine offers French-Vietnamese in a lush setting. While the historic building at the Barracks, with its high ceilings, chandeliers and gold leaf, might seem intimidating, the menu is very affordable and offers up street food-inspired morsels like dumplings, san choi bao and pork belly. Bookings are essential.

Check out our review of Libertine here.


Travel a little further south to Mount Cotton for a rolling fine wine and dining experience. Sirromet Winery is a sprawling vineyard and venue with a choice of dining options. Lurleen's Restaurant offers fine dining with views of Moreton Bay, while Tuscan Terrace is a more casual dining experience. Pair it with a white or red from Sirromet's cellar.

Check out our review here.

While you're in the area, try the Courthouse Restaurant in Cleveland. Their modern Australia meets traditional European menu might be twice as much as your local pub offerings, but the fresh local ingredients and sweeping water views make it worth it.

See what our reviewer thought here.

If you're considering taking your date to a movie, be sure to check out our list of best first date cinemas on the Northside and Southside.

Otherwise, be sure to tell us your favourite first date restaurant in the comments below.
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