BURP Eat Drink & The Dispensary
Don’t be fooled by the name, this great venue prides itself on passion for the senses. The Head Chef Adrian Connors has been delivering fine dining since 2009. Why not start the night with oyster appetisers that come with mignonette dressing to impress your potential other half, no one can say no to oysters. The interesting lighting and unique architecture sets a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for sharing food and thoughts with that special someone. If both of you aren’t too hungry then you have to try their drinks menu which is extensive, not to mention they also have an impressive bar fit out. If you spend the night talking about how much you have in common then keep the fun going with a nightcap in the form of a selection of wines and ports.
Where: 86 Wood Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Inspired by Latin America, Spain and Cuba, you can taste the influence from countries across the world in these sensational food and drinks. The tapas selection encompasses authentic olives and quality delights that will have your mouth watering. An assortment of spicy popcorn chicken, nachos, chargrilled Haloumi and cuba potato chunks can steadily make their way to your table as the drinks keep flowing throughout the night. Their drinks list is also very impressive with classic Cuban cocktails and mojitos that are fresh and fast. Try out Che’s Mojito with your date, inspired by Che Guvera, and enjoy washing down your tapas with limes, mint, Havana Club and cold icy soda. Let your hair down and embrace the love surrounded by Latin American food and drink.
Where: 2/74 Wood Street, Mackay QLD 4740
The Vintage Room
This quiet and intimate setting is great to get to know each other. The elaborate and modern interior decor will definitely set the mood for casual conversation with outstanding food. Focusing on quality not quantity, you can enjoy an assortment of tapas together which includes a selection of soft cheeses or, if you want to earn bravery points with your date, an octopus slider. Their bar also features a large arrangement of drinks so anything that comes to mind can be made by their bartenders. Make sure that your date-night goes to plan and book online at this exclusive venue so you don’t need to worry about waiting in lines. If you are also looking to extend the night then order their freshly fried Churros which are infused with cinnamon, sugar and chocolate.
Where: 128 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Maria’s Donkey & Tapas Bar
A restaurant with a view is definitely going to win you brownie points with your prospective partner. Maria’s Donkey & Tapas Bar has a laid back setting where the drinks can keep rolling and you can enjoy good company with great food. You can find Maria’s upon the pier of the Pioneer River, complete with spanish influences and an appreciation of alcohol. If you plan to stretch your legs after some long conversations then head to the deck and look out over the water or simply get nice and cosy in the extremely comfy lounges. Before we get carried away with the one-of-a-kind scenery, sample from their range of tapas which includes chorizo and cherry tomato bites skewered with Haloumi cheese.
Where: 8 River Street, Mackay QLD 4740
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BURP Eat Drink & The Dispensary