It was only after we had been dating for several months that my partner revealed his dilemma when faced with trying to choose a restaurant for our first dinner date.
Where do you take a food writer for dinner?
To save you from the same quandary I've made a little list of restaurants that will impress even the food mafia, as my partner has dubbed my foodie friends.
224 Given Terrace, Paddington p 3367 0030
Known for its fabulous French food, you would win points with this one by simply getting a late week booking. Make sure you book a table, not the bar if you want to look longingly into your partner’s eyes. And don't try to book Friday or Saturday nights - they’re shut.
Riverside Centre, Eagle Street, Brisbane
The new kid on the block when it comes to Japanese, Sake offers innovative Japanese food with a local twist and heaps of atmosphere. Check that your date likes raw seafood first.
The Buffalo Club
1/234 Wickham Street (entrance Brunswick Street) p 3216 1323
As hip as its name, The Buffalo Club food is a dream come true for the keen foodie. Start with mind blowing cocktail upstairs in the Sky Room.
175 Eagle Street, Brisbane p3229 3175
With an enviable river side position, Alchemy offers molecular gastronomy Brad Jolly style. Fabulous red chandelier as well.
1 Eagle Street,Brisbane. P 3233 2555
Matt Moran's show stopper, Aria has killer river views and desserts that truly satisfy. Big name, big promise, but the cred is there.
446 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. P 3852 1155
Gourmet Traveller award winner and oh-so-hot Spanish food, you'll really show your style by taking your partner here.
181 Mary Street,Brisbane p 3229 2271
Another high contender in the super cool stakes, Kim Machin’s innovative food is always a delight.
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