Has the winter weather made your love life a little sluggish? The key to reigniting that fire is braving the cold to hit up one of Brisbane’s many sizzling date night spots. Whether it’s sharing a seafood platter for two, trawling the markets in search of hidden gems or bonding over new skills learned, we have your next date night sorted.
The best way to get a cracking fire going is with a little bit of gas, so we’ve teamed up with Gasworks to inject a little heat back into your love life this winter. And to really crank the temperature, Gasworks is giving you the chance to win a dining experience for two worth $500. To feel the love and go into the draw to win, simply head over here and follow the prompts.
Read on for our top reccos for a toasty night out with your number one.
Seafood Feasts And Scene-Setting Nightcaps
Let’s start with the classic date night to warm your belly and your soul—a seafood feast at Reef. Reef Seafood & Sushi is famous for taking the humble seafood platter to a whole new level, piling it high with all your hot and cold fresh seafood faves. Once you’re satisfyingly stuffed with grilled lobster mornay, Queensland swordfish and the reef special combo, featuring miso scallops and chilli and garlic Morton Bay bugs, head around the corner to Mecca Bah for a sophisticated nightcap.You can’t go past the Casablanca cocktail, or the Marrakesh Kiss to set the mood.
Put Your Brains Together At Trivia
Trivia is the perfect date night, especially for fresh couples. Not only will it stimulate your intellect and give you something to focus on other than your first-date anxiety, but it’s also a sneaky compatibility test. Get an all-access view into your date’s interests and competitive nature at Botany Trivia Night. While you’re there, take the opportunity to impress your date with their legendary baked camembert with confit garlic and sourdough toast. If cheese isn’t the answer you’re looking for, Botany’s menu is designed for sharing with plates large and small so you’re bound to find some delish common ground.
Mate Date DIY Dumplings
Who said date night is capped to just two people? Gather your ten besties and sign up for a Dumpling Masterclass at Mecca Bah. You’ll learn how to make mouthwatering dumplings from scratch while you sip on sparkling. Best part? You get to sit down and indulge in every dumpling you make with your favourite people at the end of the workshop.
Indulge In Daylight Hours At The Markets
Want to carve out some time for your #1 during the daylight hours? Get caffeinated and curious at Gasworks Saturday Markets. Once a month The Market Folk takeover the courtyard under the gasometer, drawing in all the local shoppers and doggos. Browse the stalls and support local makers before tucking into some breakfast or lunch at Buzz while watching the crowds wander by.
Stack Your Plates High At Sushi Train
If your ideal date night is all about good food and spontaneity head to Wara Sushi. This date night spot is perfect for first dates as you can call it quits early or drag it out as long as you like. From your sushi train classics of baby avocado roll and tempura nigiri to Japanese curry and Ramen, Wara Sushi has all appetites covered. Whether you’re on a first date, in your honeymoon stage, or well into your couple status, a little bit of friendly competition never ceases to spark a little spice in the dynamic. Dive into the champion of champions challenge to see who can achieve the highest plate stack and gain the coveted title of Sushi Smasher.
Skip Straight To Dessert
Is all of this sounding a little too savoury for you? Satisfy you and your date’s sweet teeth at Milky Lane. Decked out with pop culture street art, this place is best known for its burgers and unbelievable dessert menu. From doughnut churro fries to deep-fried golden Gaytimes plus an extensive cocktail list that includes their legend-status Reese’s peanut butter martini, this is the place to get a sugar hit.
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