OpenTable names Australia’s top 50 romantic restaurants for 2018

Circa 1876, The Convent, Pokolbin (NSW).

With Valentine's Day around the corner, restaurant reservation platform OpenTable has today released its top 50 romantic restaurants for 2018.

The list was compiled from an analysis of 70,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners from more than 1,500 restaurants nationally over the last 12 months.

OpenTable's Mitchell Nunis says, "Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest dining days of the year for restaurateurs as couples and friends from all around the globe celebrate this romantic day over the dining table.

"The top 50 romantic restaurants in Australia are all renowned for their intimate atmosphere, delicious dishes and impeccable service, providing uniquely memorable experiences to discerning diners time and time again."

In a surprise announcement, Queensland has been named the most romantic state as it cleaned up with 34 per cent of spots.

In addition, modern Australian cuisine was named a favourite by diners for a romantic meal out.

Alphabetical list of Australia’s top 50 romantic restaurants 2018:

A touch of salt - Townsville, Queensland

Allure on Currumbin - Currumbin, Queensland

Aria Sydney - Sydney, New South Wales

Bistro Guillaume - Sydney, New South Wales

Circa 1876 - The Convent - Pokolbin, News South Wales

Donovans - St. Kilda, Victoria

Eightysix - Canberra, ACT

Elio’s Osteria - Carina Heights, Queensland

French Saloon - Melbourne, Victoria

glass Brasserie - Sydney, New South Wales

Glasshouse - Timbumburi, New South Wales

Hell of the North - Fitzroy, Victoria

Kisume - Melbourne, Victoria

Kneading Ruby - Wollongong, New South Wales

Landscape Restaurant - Hobart, Tasmania

Le Parisien - Geelong, Victoria

Madame Wu - Brisbane, Queensland

Malt Dining - Brisbane, Queensland

Mercado - Sydney, New South Wales

Mjolner - Redfern, New South Wales

Momofuku Seiobo - The Star - Pyrmont, New South Wales

Moo Moo Restaurant - Gold Coast, Queensland

Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill - Brisbane, Queensland

Nour - Surry Hills, New South Wales

Old Wharf Restaurant - Hobart, Tasmania

Osteria di Russo and Russo - Enmore, New South Wales

Potager - a kitchen garden - Carool, New South Wales

Puerto - Patterson Lakes, Victoria

Restaurant Hubert - Sydney, New South Wales

Rick Shores - Burleigh Heads, Queensland

Rogue Bistro - Newstead, Queensland

Rookie Eatery - Wollongong, New South Wales

Rumi Restaurant - Brunswick East, Victoria

Sails Noosa - Noosa Heads, Queensland

Shorehouse - Townsville, Queensland

Smith & Daughters - Fitzroy, Victoria

Stokehouse Q - South Brisbane, Queensland

Stokehouse Restaurant - Melbourne, Victoria

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Circular Quay, New South Wales

Tequila Mockingbird - Paddington, New South Wales

The Courthouse - Cleveland, Queensland

The Fish House - Burleigh Head, Queensland

The Potting Shed - Alexandria, New South Wales

The Rocks Mornington - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

The Woodhouse Restaurant - Bendigo, Victoria

Tides Waterfront Dining - Bulcock Beach, Queensland

Tinamba Hotel - Tinamba, Victoria

Trattoria Emilia - Melbourne, Victoria

Vaquero - Albion, Queensland

Waterfront Southgate - Southbank, Victoria