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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in New South Wales

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in New South Wales? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Valentina restaurant
4.8 (806)
$41 to $100
About the restaurant
Valentina serves up a one of a kind dining experience of over the picturesque surrounds of Merimbula lake.
Now more than ever, Valentina values the feeling of being transported. The space has been curated to satisfy all of your Mediterranean beach holiday cravings.
Floor to ceiling glass takes you outside, and the coastal produce of the lake comes inside onto your plate. 
Valentina’s dishes are designed to be shared with friends and family, served one after the other from the kitchen while diners lounge comfortably on abundant soft furnishings.
Everything about Valentina’s lulls you into a sweet long lunch holiday vibe. 

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We ordered the Tasting Menu for Two. Great service, great venue, relaxing but elegant.
A photo of Mimosa Wines restaurant
4.8 (392)
$101 and over
Modern Australian
About the restaurant
A boutique family owned gastronomic restaurant on the South Coast of NSW. We operate 3 course lunch menu ($99pp) and a 6 course set menu dinner ($130pp).

Head chef Jan Semmelhack is a unique creator, focused on the superb local produce of the South Coast which results in a unique dining experience. Originally from Germany, Jan was the head pastry chef in two Michelin star restaurant in Berlin. Be sure to try his exceptional desserts to complete your Mimosa sensory adventure!

Our wine list has been curated to highlight snippets of the best of Australian & New Zealand wines. We showcase small, up and coming producers, as well as some of the more established winemakers. Due to our continued commitment to sustainability, we favour growers who embrace organic & biodynamic farming practices.

Top review
Dined on May 18, 2024
Beautiful environment, great food and wine. Service was impeccable and we shall def recommend your restaurant to others
A photo of Osteria Fiume restaurant
4.8 (171)
$41 to $100
About the restaurant
Osteria - a small eatery serving simple food enjoyed with wine

Based in the historic township of Bellingen on the mid north coast the restaurant is located in the original bank of NSW built in 1926. We offer simple rustic dishes that reflect the simplicity of an Italian osteria.

Open for lunch and dinner. Also offering small share plates to enjoy with a drink on the verandah.

Both indoor and outdoor dining options

Top review
Dined on May 11, 2024
Always amazing food and service. One of my favourite restaurants!
A photo of The Oaks Ranch restaurant
4.8 (178)
$41 to $100
About the restaurant
Blessed by our organic surrounds, NSW south coast produce is brimming with colour, flavour and quality. Drawing from the Pacific Ocean and the coastal lands, dining at The Oaks Ranch offers a delicious experience.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Awesome place, amazing food, good wine selection, good ambience. I am a repeat customer and haven't had a bad meal here. (Although the angnoloti was quite oily this time, still yum!) Beware when booking online though. I choose my night specifically to get an indoor table as it's just too cold for me outdoors at this time of year. When we arrived the staff member told me my table was outdoors. I told her I chose the time and night based on being able to book an indoors table. After much convincing she finally let us sit indoors which we were so grateful for and had a lovely night. I think next time I will call to book to avoid mix ups.
A photo of 99 On Park restaurant
4.8 (139)
$41 to $100
Contemporary French
Coffs Harbour
About the restaurant
A fine dining experience located in the picturesque Coffs Harbour. The beautifully crafted dishes are created with a focus on local, fresh, seasonal ingredients, carefully prepared by our talented head chef Loic and his team.
99 on Park offers an intimate contemporary dining experience with an old-style feel. With some lovely alfresco areas including a small courtyard to enjoy the warmer nights.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
One of yr server had few experience in sign language as we are people, we were so surprised that she signed. Keep on good work
A photo of Whalebone Wharf restaurant
4.7 (3027)
$41 to $100
Port Macquarie
About the restaurant

Our mission is to source the region’s best seafood and seasonal produce by partnering with like-minded suppliers.

Our commitment to locality and our selection of produce flows into everything we offer; from Hastings River Oysters to Urban Grain bread and pastries.

We aim to showcase these ingredients by preparing them carefully and serving them simply.

The Whalebone is a place for friends and family to enjoy local, honest food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere, with a world class view.

Top review
Dined 1 day ago
The whalebone always provides a great jeal experience. The food was wonderful and the service very attentive.
A photo of Junction Moama restaurant
4.6 (832)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
About the restaurant
Junction is located on the stunning Murray River in the picturesque Echuca Moama tourist district. It's the ultimate escape- the perfect spot to enjoy sensational food, wine, cocktails and craft beer that showcases everything the region has to offer in a single, sophisticated setting.

Junction is an over 18 venue at all times with no exceptions - this includes newborns/infants.

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Service great, food a bit expensive for the quantity but well cooked and presented. Several popular dishes unavailable on a Saturday evening which was disappointing.
A photo of Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley restaurant
4.6 (1132)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Hunter Valley
About the restaurant
Please note for Wednesday & Thursday or any other dates when Circa 1876 is not available, Restaurant 88 may be open for booking. Click here to check availability and reserve your table at Restaurant 88 today. A short stroll down the tree-lined driveway is Circa 1876, the Hunter Valley's most iconic restaurant, located in an historic cottage on the picturesque grounds of Roscrea Estate. Circa 1876 showcases some great Hunter Valley wines in an award-winning wine list. Circa 1876 quite literally brings the ‘farm to fork’ ethos to life as guests overlook the organic kitchen garden that their food came from just beyond their plate.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 26, 2024
Great service and a very nice medal with great ambience.
A photo of The Mez Club restaurant
4.6 (781)
$41 to $100
Byron Bay
About the restaurant
Inspired by Moroccan architecture and the Greek Islands, The Mez Club opened its doors in September 2016 and is renowned for its beautiful styling and feel good vibe. The Mez Club was designed to offer locals and tourists alike a beautiful and feel good meeting place which has a flexible menu, that works for both grazing and dining. The upstairs space known as The Souk has been designed specifically to care for parties and group events. We welcome you and your friends to join us in enjoying our restaurant and of course, beautiful Byron Bay.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We are the Full Mez. The food was spectacular with a perfect combination of flavors. Even our choice of cocktails matched the flavors of the meal. Great relaxed environment.
A photo of Debutant restaurant
4.6 (531)
$41 to $100
About the restaurant
We are Wollongong's premier French bistro with a strong emphasis on dry aged beef and high quality ingredients.
You could call us your local "steak frites" joint.
We are very proud to cook our steaks exclusively over charcoal - something new to the area.
Located in the CBD area of Wollongong our exclusive residence has been fitted out with comfort and luxury as a priority.

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Great service, Great food, Great experience. Recommended
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