First date with a foodie

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.
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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.
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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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