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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Who said romance is dead? Treat your loved one in Airlie

So you're planning a date night - well you'll be pleased to know that here on Airlie Beach, there are a number of fantastic restaurants and cafes which are perfect for a night out with your someone special. Regardless of whether you're a chilled couple who prefer a relaxed dining experience or you both enjoy being spoilt by the finer things in life, this superb location has something for everyone. We have done the research and come up with 4 of the best locations within the area where you can spoil your partner and treat them to something special. Whether you're into seafood dining, meaty pub grub food or exotic Indian dishes, we have got you covered.

Fancy Fish

Enjoy overlooking the ocean, Fancy Fish – Airlie Beach

Nothing beats a romantic supper under the stars, so head down to Fancy Fish and grab yourself a takeaway meal to remember. Serving up a selection of delicious and traditional fish and chip specialities, this gourmet takeaway restaurant also offers customers premium seafood dishes which are perfect to share on a date. Order the Pirate Pack which includes two Basa fillets, two servings of calamari, two potato scallops and medium chips for a unique fish and chip experience with your loved one. It’s all about setting the scene, so if you’re feeling super romantic pop down to the foreshore beforehand to lay down a blanket and light up some candles to surprise your date.
Where: 277 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802

Reef Gateway Hotel

Casual and relaxed, Reef Gateway Bistro - Airlie Beach
Casual and relaxed, Reef Gateway Bistro – Airlie Beach

For a classic dining experience reserve a table at the Reef Gateway Bistro, found inside the Reef Gateway Hotel. If your partner is one for relaxing locations and bistro-style food, they will be sure to love this Cannonvale restaurant just as much as the locals do. Serving up mouth-watering dishes, The Reef Gateway Bistro is no shy cookie to premium cuisine, so spoil your partner at this friendly location which offers an extensive menu jam-packed with classic favourites and contemporary dishes we all know and love. Does your date love seafood? Surprise them and order the fisherman’s basket for a dish they will really enjoy. Top off the night with a bottle of premium wine to match their meal and you’ll be in the good books for weeks to come.
Where: 38 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD, 4802

KC’s Bar and Grill

Good vibes, KC's Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach
Good vibes, KC’s Bar and Grill – Airlie Beach

If you’re looking for somewhere with a buzz of energy for your date tonight, head to KC’s Bar and Grill. This local hotspot is one of the liveliest locations in Airlie Beach where you are guaranteed a great dining experience. Finding the right atmosphere for a date can be difficult, but KC’s Bar and Grill delivers a fantastic chilled atmosphere, perfect for that first or second date. Get in to the Aussie spirit and enjoy a truly outlandish dish such as the Roo and Croc melody which combines you’ve guessed it, Crocodile and Kangaroo for a mouth-watering Australian game experience; if you’re looking for a dish to break the ice on the first date, this will certianly do the trick. Order a few drinks and relax with your date in this awesome location for a night to remember.
Where: 382 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802

Indian Summer Restaurant

Unique and quirky location, Indian Summer Restaurant - Airlie Beach
Unique and quirky location, Indian Summer Restaurant – Airlie Beach

Looking to spice up your date? Indian Summer Restaurant is one of the best international restaurants in Airlie Beach, offering truly authentic dishes which ooze with flavour and spice. Located opposite Airlie Beach Lagoon, this Indian restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating options, perfect for couples who enjoy the fresh air. Catering for all tastebuds, their extensive menu features mild, medium and hot dishes as well as a variety of options for vegetarians; try their lamb rogan josh or tikka masala for an authentic indian meal. If you’re looking for something special to do during your date, be sure to check out the Hookah Bar where diners can experience traditional shisha; this is the perfect activity to enjoy with a long-term partner or first date. For a memorable evening, be sure to reserve a table at Indian Summer Restaurant.
Where: 6/263 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802

Where is your favourite place in Airlie to take a date? Let us know in the comments below!

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