Love is always in the air at Broadbeach, and while we're sure you can whip up the dreamiest spaghetti to share with your date Lady-and-the-Tramp style, it's never a bad idea to treat your special someone to an indulgent night out.

Prepare for enchanting evenings and intimate moments as we unveil the best date ideas and romantic restaurants on the Gold Coast. No special occasion needed—just the desire for timeless romance and great food.

From candlelit dinners to dreamy locales, let us set the stage for your next unforgettable romantic getaway to Broadbeach. Dress up, savour divine cuisine, and get ready to fall head over heels with your special someone – and with the Gold Coast!

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Venue Name


Distance from Dorsett Gold Coast

Jin Café & Bar

Dorsett Gold Coast Lobby, 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach

On-site at Dorsett Gold Coast

Nineteen at The Star

Level 19 at The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach

5-minute walk via direct connectivity between Dorsett Gold Coast and The Star Gold Coast

Gemelli Italian

2/2685 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

5-minute walk or 2-minute drive

Kost Bar and Grill

Shop 135S/3 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

7-minute walk or 2-minute drive

Little Truffle

2444 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

8-minute drive or 17-minute bus and walk

Willow Dining

1957 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

14-minute drive or 24-minute bus and walk

La Luna Dining

Shop 26/74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach

18-minute drive or 30-minute bus and walk

Rick Shores

3/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

18-minute drive or 34-minute bus and walk

The Tropic

3b/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

18-minute drive or 34-minute bus and walk

Best Romantic Restaurants on the Gold Coast

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore. At least, it is when you venture into the moonlit nightlife of Broadbeach.

While we may not have found the perfect pizza pie for you and your beau to share, we have crafted a list of deliciously intimate venues to indulge in a romantic dinner Gold Coast-style.

Jin Café & Bar

Man and woman holding cocktails at Jin Café & Bar

Dorsett Gold Coast Lobby, 5 The Darling Avenue, Broadbeach

Sink into golden bliss at our own Jin Café & Bar, nestled within the heart of Broadbeach and right inside Dorsett Gold Coast. The chic setting and scrumptious bar menu create a deliciously intimate vibe, making it the perfect spot for a romantic pre-dinner or pre-show drink.

No matter the time of day, we’re here for you and your beau. Pop into Jin Café & Bar in the morning or during the day for a quick breakfast or lunch bite (complete with fabulous barista coffee, of course). Return in the evening for mixologist-crafted cocktails – and maybe a cheeky charcuterie board to share.

Our top menu pick: Dorsett’s Signature Charcuterie Board

Nineteen at The Star

Level 19 at The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach

Elevate your senses at Nineteen at The Star, the Gold Coast's crown jewel and the epitome of romantic elegance.

With breathtaking panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline, indulge in a gourmet feast featuring the finest local produce and an extensive wine list. Let the twinkling city lights below set the stage for an enchanting evening.

With direct connectivity from Dorsett Gold Coast and easy access back to your room, Nineteen at The Star provides the perfect blend of romance and ease for the ultimate date night in Broadbeach.

Our top menu pick: Dry-Aged Berkshire Pork

Gemelli Italian

2/2685 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

Transport yourselves to the heart of Italy at Gemelli Italian, where the art of handcrafted pasta meets the warmth of a romantic atmosphere.

The charm of Gemelli lies in its ability to create the perfect backdrop for an intimate evening – cloistered at your table, you'll feel like the only two people in the restaurant, elevated even further by the warm and personalised service.

Immerse yourselves in the flavours of amore and savour a taste of la dolce vita at this sparkling local gem.

Our top menu pick: Ravioli Della Casa or the classic Margherita Pizza

Kost Bar and Grill

Chocolate dessert at Kost Bar and Grill

Credit: Kost Bar and Grill

Shop 135S/3 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

Sophistication meets modern flair at Kost Bar and Grill, situated in The Kitchens precinct. This chic and Instagrammable restaurant offers a refined setting with brushed golds, soft pinks, and plush seating.

The dishes here are the epitome of romance refined and the menu takes advantage of the restaurant's oceanside locale, with delicious seafood in abundance. Everything is complemented by a curated selection of wines, or, if you're feeling bold, a dazzling array of cocktails.

Our top menu pick: Hazelnut Rocher with toffee and caramelised chocolate

Little Truffle

2444 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Dimly lit, dripping with sparkling chandeliers, and adorned with ornate decor – welcome to Little Truffle, an award-winning and ultra-romantic gem tucked into the heart of Mermaid Beach.

The perfect blend of fine dining and relaxed vibes, Little Truffle is often touted as one of the best date night restaurants the Gold Coast has to offer. Stay ensconced in a corner candlelit table with your partner as you enjoy a set four-course menu, which is updated seasonally to champion the freshest local ingredients.

Our top menu pick: Petite Lobster Tail or Beef Tartare

Willow Dining

1957 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

Amidst the lush greenery of Burleigh Heads, Willow Dining offers more than just a meal; it provides a serene escape that's perfect for date nights, celebrations, and secluded romantic dinners.

Immerse yourselves in a seasonal menu featuring fresh, local ingredients, all within the charming embrace of a garden setting. Let the ambience and flavours intertwine for an unforgettable romantic dining experience.

Our top menu pick: Seared Scallops or Slow Roasted Pork Belly

La Luna Dining

Champagne glasses and seafood on a waterside restaurant table

Credit: La Luna Dining

Shop 26/74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach

Step into the enchanting realm of La Luna Dining at Marina Mirage, where the allure of Mykonos charm seamlessly blends with bohemian bliss.

Indulge in the finest modern Mediterranean cuisine at this iconic waterfront spot on the Gold Coast—your destination for leisurely long lunches, breathtaking sunset cocktails, and intimate evening dinners.

Our top menu pick: French Connection signature cocktail with Local Trawler Battered Prawns

Rick Shores

3/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

If you really want to impress your special someone, we recommend a date at Rick Shores. Keep in mind that bookings are essential for this hatted Gold Coast restaurant, and we recommend booking at least 60 days in advance (yes, you read that right). But don’t let that stop you – a visit to this internationally renowned venue is well worth the wait.

Perched right on the beachside at Burleigh Heads, this Pan-Asian restaurant is one of the most iconic Gold Coast locations, especially when it comes to romantic restaurants. Graze on fresh seafood, sip the best cocktails you’ve ever tasted, and gaze out at the magical ocean view.

Our top menu pick: Hiramasa Yellowtail Kingfish or the Freshly Shucked Oysters

The Tropic

3b/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Situated within Burleigh Pavilion, The Tropic offers a laid-back yet stylish setting for a romantic sunset dinner. Enjoy a menu featuring fresh seafood and modern Australian cuisine as you drink in the stunning beachfront views.

Allow the idyllic atmosphere to complement your shared moments, creating an evening that blends laid-back beach vibes with sophistication. You simply can’t go wrong with a romantic meal at The Tropic.

Our top menu pick: Burrata and Pistachio Plate

Date Ideas: Gorgeous Gold Coast Hotspots

Does your partner prefer to get out in nature rather than sitting at a restaurant? Expand your dating repertoire with these stunning Gold Coast hotspots, all of which lend themselves to the picture-perfect date you know they’ll love.

Hint: Want even more ideas? Check out our top Instagrammable locations on the sunny GC to take your partner to.

Bask at Kurrawa Beach

Two women lying on the beach

Discover the romance of the sun-kissed Kurrawa Beach, where golden sands meet the azure waves just moments from Dorsett Gold Coast's front doors.

Take a stroll hand in hand along the shoreline, letting the gentle sea breeze set the mood. As the sun begins its descent, find a cosy spot to sit and witness a breathtaking sunset casting vibrant hues across the horizon.

Kurrawa Beach offers a perfect blend of serenity and beauty, creating an ideal backdrop for a romantic beachside date.

Picnic on Burleigh Hill

Elevate your date with a scenic picnic atop the iconic Burleigh Hill hotspot, boasting panoramic views of the coastline. Spread a blanket and savour a delicious spread as you immerse yourselves in the tranquillity of the lush surroundings.

The expansive greenery and coastal vistas create a dreamy atmosphere, making Burleigh Hill an enchanting spot for a romantic rendezvous. This one's a pretty popular destination, so be sure to arrive before sunset to grab a good spot on the green.

Ascend to SkyPoint Observation Deck

Take your romance to new heights at the SkyPoint Observation Deck, perched atop the Q1 building. Provided you're not afraid of heights, ascend to the 77th floor for awe-inspiring views of the Gold Coast skyline and beyond.

Whether you visit during the day to witness the coastline bathed in sunlight or choose an evening date under the starlit sky, the panoramic vistas create a captivating setting – and incredible photo opportunities.

As for food, the SkyPoint Bistro+Bar serves relaxed beachside dining complete with sweeping sky-high views. If you're aiming to impress, a date to SkyPoint is your match made in heaven.

Cruise and Dine: Canal and River Dates

Sunset river cruise on the Gold Coast

Credit: Surfer’s Paradise River Cruises

There's nothing more romantic than a picturesque cruise on the canals – and you don't even have to fly to Venice! Glide along the peaceful waters of the Gold Coast canals and river with one of the many cruise companies throughout the city.

Enjoy a tranquil guided tour of the waterways and their surrounds as you indulge in drinks, canapés, and bites provided in your package. There are plenty of cruise options to choose from, but we recommend the Surfer’s Paradise River Cruises (the Sunset Cruise is our top pick).

Sip and Savour in Poolside Bliss

Finally, if you’re seeking a true relaxation haven that will spoil your special someone, treat them to a poolside vacay at Isoletto Pool Club.

Sip on delicious cocktails and submerge yourselves in the wet lounges. Float in crystal clear water, get plenty of vitamin D, and recline in style with your favourite person in the world.

When you’ve had your fill, your room upstairs at Dorsett Gold Coast awaits with plush comforts that will make your romantic escapade truly memorable.

Elevate the Romance at Dorsett Gold Coast

Couple relaxing at Isoletto Pool Club

Why not make your quest for romantic restaurants on the Gold Coast a full weekend getaway? Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or you simply want to spoil your partner, a staycation in the heart of Broadbeach is the perfect place to be.

To really elevate the romance, we recommend upgrading to an Executive Room. This unlocks access to our exclusive Executive Lounge on Level 19, which boasts sweeping beach views, a breakfast buffet, and drinks and canapés each evening.

While you stay, take advantage of Jin Café and Bar, the perfect romantic setting for drinks, dinner, or pre-event nibbles. Walk across to The Star Gold Coast via direct connectivity from right inside the hotel where you’ll find a plethora of treats, from award-winning restaurants to glamorous live shows and the ultra-indulgent Azure Spa & Fitness.

So, if you’re feeling the love, why wait? Book your stay on the stunning Gold Coast for a weekend of romantic dinners, dreamy dates, and exquisite relaxation.

Further reading: Planning a long weekend of romance? Discover these long weekend activities and Gold Coast locations to add to your itinerary.