Your Canberra Date Night
There can be a lot of pressure associated with date night. How do you find a fun, relaxed restaurant with food both of you will enjoy? Next, you have to think about price and the kind of atmosphere you’re hoping for. How do you organise all this without the stress ruining your evening? Well, here are four fantastic options right on your doorstep that have been tried and tested for when you feel like splurging a little extra on that romantic evening.
eightysix – Lonsdale St & Eloura Street, Braddon
Situated on Lonsdale Street in Braddon, one of Canberra trendiest areas, eightysix is a great way to start a fun and energetic evening. Much of the menu comes in the form of share plates, which makes for a great social evening and plenty of conversation for any nerve wracking first dates. The food is a little pricier than your average dinner, but if you are looking to make your money back, eightysix offers an all you can eat option, if you think you’re up to the task. The service is fun and friendly, adding a little extra twist to your date, you can request to sit at the bar where you can watch the chefs cook as you enjoy your meal.
Raku – 148 Bunda St
Not far from eightysix, in the city’s centre, is Raku. Offering a modern, Japanese dining experience, Raku is a fantastic option if you’re in the mood for sea food. Their set tasting menus are a great way to try as many of the best parts of their extensive menu as possible. Raku provides a calm and romantic atmosphere for your date night and if you decide to go down the tasting menu route, when reserving a table you can ask to be seated in one of their private dining booths.
La Rustica – Eastlake Parade & Trevillian Quay, Kingston
Situated on Kingston Foreshore, La Rustica allows you to indulge in the full date night experience. Tables both inside and outside, provide diners with views of the waterfront all year round. The restaurant’s busy atmosphere ensures an upbeat evening, while the simple Italian menu guarantees a meal that both of you will enjoy. After the meal is over, the location provides you with a great opportunity to take a romantic stroll around the lake or find a nearby bar if you’re looking for something a little more fast paced!
Tilley’s – Brigalow St &, Wattle St, Lyneham
Located in Lyneham, Tilley’s offers a far more casual date night than any of the other options, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. Not only dos have great food and a fantastic selection of drinks, but the fun and quirky decor makes for a fun atmosphere. You can choose to sit in one of the booths for a bit more privacy or sit outside on a nicer evening. On Fridays and Saturdays, Tilley’s hosts Jazz nights and on occasion other smaller concerts, which can be a great way to add a bit of extra fun to the evening!
Choosing where to go on date night doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Whether you’re going on a first date or just looking for a special evening for you and your partner, Canberra has something for evert occasion.