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A Romantic Dinner in Canberra

By Jazz - 27 November 2007 21

I cant recall what soppy movie I was watching the other day but it had a scene where the lead characters were out for this lovely romantic black tie dinner, dulcet tones from the crooner at the piano and all around soft smoochy ambiance.

It got me thinking that i really didnt know of any such locations in Canberra where someone can take their loved one and really lay on the romance. Sure there are many nice restaurants, and the dinner and movie is a tried and true formula, but what would you do if you had to lay on the really romantic night out for the love of your life?

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A Romantic Dinner in Canberra
astrojax 11:35 am 28 Nov 07

while i rekkun there are better places to eat – ie better food – aubergine at griffith is pretty swank, with sorta silver service. similarly (strange, being owned by the same people n that…), courgette – where fringe benefits was on marcus clarke st – is also pretty noice for a romantic slap-up feast. ottoman has a nice vibe for this, too.

others have mentioned chairperson and yip. and i’m glad dickson kfc got a guernsey. wot about the tradies but? ya can swoon her in a tram.

in a tram! noice.

Snahons_scv6_berlina 10:57 am 28 Nov 07

Evil,
That only works on qbn and tuggers chicks. i think it has to with going to a fast food joint outside of their local region that shows you’ve really gone over and above 🙂

neanderthalsis 10:16 am 28 Nov 07

The waters edge is my choice for a quiet, romantic dinner. The meals are good, the wine list is quite reasonable and the outlook is great.

I do agree that Canberra does lack a Black Tie type eatery.

Best bet would be to lay it on yourself. Whip up something special, whack it in a hamper and have a romantic dinner at the National Carilon or somewhere similar. Could even abduct a wandering gypsy violinist for the musical accompanyment.

Mr Evil 9:53 am 28 Nov 07

Takeaway from KFC Dickson, followed by a romantic drive up to Mt Ainslie: works every time!

S4anta 9:13 am 28 Nov 07

Red Hill look out. cant beat it.

want soemthing cheaper try the benchmark. Both restaurants tend to have staff who understand the concept of minimal intrusion, plus the food usually is bang on the number.

Mind you though, food and atmosphere wont help you much unless you are in the mood for a bit of Barry White kiddies.

Danman 8:37 am 28 Nov 07

So err umm I cannot believe anyone has said Grazing in Gundaroo yet.

Top service and atmosphere and food to die for.

Took Mrs Danman there for her birthday 3 courses and 4 drinks later cost us $114 with the entertainment book.

I found the docket in my desk draw yesterday and was wow-ing myself on such a good deal.

shauno 10:09 pm 27 Nov 07

We just spent $640 for 3 people in Kingsleys Bunda St. That was helped with one bottle of wine at $240 and another cheaper bottle with a few cognacs later. I Wagyu steak, 1 Snow crab, and 1 Alaskan King crab.

burninator 10:03 pm 27 Nov 07

Green Herring at Gold Creek is intimate, and quality food.

Myrmecia 9:58 pm 27 Nov 07

I went to the Testra Tower back in April. It worked out at over $300 for three people with only one bottle of wine.

futto 9:53 pm 27 Nov 07

Up at Telstra Tower on a clear winter night…can’t beat that view.

Water’s edge is nice too but the tower would have to be more romantic

Meconium 9:26 pm 27 Nov 07

I agree with sepi, Byrne’s Mill is very atmospheric, quiet, charming and romantic… and yet, it’s in Queanbeyan?

If you haven’t been there, try it. Mostly game and fish – it’s classy and the food is good.

Mælinar 8:02 pm 27 Nov 07

Meat Trays at Maggies on a Thursday night followed by a teaser on the dogs or horses all at the same venue. Their counter menu features steak.

Yes, I’ve been watching the Librarians for those who get the reference.

damnintellectuals 7:20 pm 27 Nov 07

I used to take chicks to the Carrington in Bungendore back in the early 90’s. Nice drive out there while the restaurant was very intimate, especially if you got a table near the fireplace.

“Romance in Bungendore” is the name of my new band.

jessieduck 6:54 pm 27 Nov 07

Chairman and Yip in Civic has a special place in my heart

sepi 6:29 pm 27 Nov 07

The Mill House at QBN is really nice – and fairly expensive.

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