Can you feel it? Love is well and truly in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, couples across Australia are getting ready to celebrate their special someone with a romantic meal out (because nothing says “I love you” like a perfectly cooked pasta and dessert for two).
Looking for inspo on where to dine out for Valentine’s Day this February? Whether you choose to celebrate on 14 February, or another day, we’ve rounded up 10 of our top romantic restaurants around Sydney.
Want to make Valentine’s Day extra special this year? Take in stunning vistas of the famous Clifton’s Gardens Bay at this iconic North Shore establishment. Ripples serves up a Modern Australian menu with an Italian twist, which celebrates the freshest seasonal produce and promises to impress.
This one’s for the wine-lovers. For a truly unique Valentine’s Day experience, we recommend paying a visit to this beautiful cellar door in the city. Handpicked Cellar Door teams expressive regional and site-specific single estate wines with a delicious selection of cheeses and charcuterie platters. They even run guided wine tastings to walk you through the selection!
They say that Paris is the city of love, so what could be more romantic than transporting yourselves there for the evening? Paying homage to Parisian Bistros, Gavroche Chippendale serves up an array of classic dishes that capture the Parisian spirit, with a decadent interior that is perfect for intimate, candlelit dinners.
Located in the heart of Petersham, Noi offers modern Italian cuisine in an intimate, urban setting. With a focus on fresh, seasonal produce, Noi’s innovative a la carte and tasting menus draw inspiration from Italy and abroad and will certainly help you impress that special someone.
With its stunning coastal interiors, this elegant harbourside restaurant will transport you to the tranquil shores of Tulum as soon as you enter. Feast on an array of vibrant, modern Mexican dishes with an upmarket twist and treat yourselves to a signature cocktail (or three).
If you're after old-world European charm and a wine list filled with vin du pays, then Bambini is for you. Located on the ground floor of the historic St. James Building, Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room exudes old world elegance. Team that with some of the best Italian in the CBD and you’re all set for an unforgettable date night.
With unspoilt views of Sydney Harbour, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful location to enjoy a romantic meal out than The Fenwick. With a seasonal menu that focuses on celebrating the best Australian produce, this is the perfect venue to tell tell that special someone just how much they mean to you.
A beautiful French bistro perched over the water at Chowder Bay, L’heritage offers a cosy, cottage atmosphere, perfect for a romantic rendezvous. Enjoy a classic French, home-cooked inspired menu with matched local and French wines.
Invoking the concept of the traditional restaurants and bars of Istanbul, the meyhanes, Anason offers Anatolian cooking in a modern waterside environment. Expect a range of exotic seaside influenced mezes, designed to be shared with that special someone and a stunning interior which transports you straight to Turkey.
Balcon by Tapavino
A celebration of sherry, wine and food awaits you at this warm and cosy wine and tapas bar in Sydney’s CBD. Representing some of the most talented winemakers in Spain, Tapavino sources impressive wines stacked to the ceiling! With an authentic Spanish tapas menu designed for sharing, it’s the perfect excuse to cosy up to your date.
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