Date Night In Canberra

Whether it's a nerve-racking first date or a bit of well-deserved alone time with your other half, you'll want to go somewhere special. Thankfully, our city has lots of romantic locations that'll earn you a place in the good books. Think magical rooftop terraces, intimate jazz bars and fancy-schmancy restaurants. So that your evening goes to plan, we've rounded up the best places for dating in Canberra here.

Natural Nine

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Mixing traditional and contemporary furnishings, Natural Nine is an absolute stunner. It also slings out some of the best darn Chinese food around, cooking up dishes like hokkien seafood noodle soup and crispy hoisin duck leg, which you can wash down with punchy cocktails.


150 user reviews 4

Let's be honest; Molly is the stuff of date night dreams. Think intimate, sultry lighting, glimmering chandeliers and live jazz throughout the week to really set the tone. Find a cosy nook and settle in for an evening of tip-top drinks, sharing plates and googly eyes aplenty.

Walt & Burley

128 user reviews 4

Killer cocktails, stunning grub and lakeside views - what more could you want? Walt & Burley is a fantastic couples date idea in Canberra, fronting trendy, rustic-chic decor and plates that are almost too pretty to eat. Plus, it hosts a range of cute events, from supper clubs to wine tastings.

If you've got a hot date on the cards, Bar Rochford in the city centre is set to bowl them over. This hidden wine and cocktail parlour is pulling it out of the bag with a cool aesthetic and mammoth menu of drinks. Plus if you get peckish? There's a load of East Asian-inspired sharing plates.