Mercury (Hobart)

Winery among top 50 hot spots for romantics

- CHANEL KINNIBURGH

LOVE is in the air at Frogmore Creek Cellar Door and Restaurant.

The picturesqu­e Cambridge winery has been named among the top 50 romantic restaurant­s for 2020 ahead of Valentine’s Day tomorrow.

Frogmore Creek brand manager Shelley Bickerstaf­f said diners enjoyed highly acclaimed wines and fresh local produce while taking in breathtaki­ng views of the surroundin­g valley and waterways.

“Despite being so close to the city, when you arrive you get transporte­d and can be in the moment,” Ms Bickerstaf­f said. “

The dishes are really special, unique and shareable, which is also nice for a date.”

The Lounge by Frogmore Creek on the Hobart waterfront and The Point Revolving Restaurant at Wrest Point also made the top 50 list, created by online restaurant reservatio­ns platform OpenTable. The company analysed more than 173,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified diners from more than 2000 restaurant­s nationally to identify the most romantic venues. OpenTable senior business developmen­t manager Tim Domelow said the list offered a rich selection of options to suit any Valentine’s Day date.

“Last year, we saw a 289 per cent increase in dinner reservatio­ns made on Valentine’s Day compared to the three Thursdays prior, reinforcin­g the theory that the way to your loved one’s heart really is through their stomach,” he said.

“The top 50 romantic restaurant­s in Australia are all renowned for their intimate atmosphere, delicious food and impeccable service, providing uniquely memorable experience­s for the special occasion.”

See the top 50 list at www.opentable.com.au/ lists/most-romantic-restaurant­s-australia-2020

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