Whether you’re single or with a long term lover, check out these Valentines Day ideas for all statuses and budgets.
The international day of love is just around the corner, and whilst it can be a polarising day between loved up couples and singles, an excuse to indulge in delicious food and wine should never be passed up. Whether you’re single and looking for love or keen to impress your long time lover, these Valentines Day ideas wont disappoint.
Cargo Bar, King St Wharf
Come V Day, you could spend it swiping aimlessly on Tinder OR you could head to one epic singles party. The newly renovated Cargo Bar is inviting all you single ladies and gents to this Sydney hot spot for an evening of swooning. Tickets are $10, granting you entry and 3 free drinks (for dutch courage) so you’re actually making money. Not only this, drinks are 2 for $10 all night. The party kicks off at 6pm and will be running until late. Just remember, don’t bring a date.
Valentines Day Singles Party at Cargo Bar
Where: Cargo Bar, 52-60 The Promenade, Sydney
Price: $10 + bf
Tickets: to purchase your tickets, click here
Bungalow 8/ The Loft, King Street Wharf
With the glistening harbour as your backdrop, how can you not get a little loved up at Bungalow 8? This Valentines Day, they’re offering a romantic 3 course menu teamed with a glass of Chandon Sparkling Rosé. If your date is going well, why not take a leisurely stroll down King Street Wharf, complete with lots of hand holding. If things go pear-shaped, jump straight into the water and swim to Pyrmont.
The Loft are also doing more casual, Valentines Day cocktails! For a week starting 12th-18th February, head down for three sexy concoctions. There’s the Truly, Madly, Deeply – made with Kettle One citroen, strawberry liqueur, watermelon, lemon and egg white. For the gin lovers, the bar will also be making Freya’s Flower -using Tanqueray, St Germain, lemon, sugar, lavender bitters and egg white. Finally, there will be Every Rose – made with Archie Rose gin, lillet blanc, mint, rose syrup and soda.
Valentines Day at Bungalow 8/The Loft
Where: Bungalow 8/The Loft, 3 Lime St, King St Wharf, from 6:30pm
Price: $65pp includes a three-course meal + glass of Chandon Sparkling Rosé + Valentines Day cocktails at The Loft
Tickets: to purchase your tickets, click here.
If you’re a city worker looking for a conveniently located Valentines Day treat, check out The Rook’s special all-day Valentines offering. The Rook want you and your lover to get fancy with a complimentary glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival, followed by a lobster meal. Alongside your whopping 450gm lobster will be truffle fries, onion rings and fresh apple slaw. The decadence doesn’t stop there either, with a dessert chocolate board for dessert. It comes with chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, chocolate dipped strawberries and ice cream. Glasses of Mumm Champagne will also be available all night for $10 with love inspired cocktail specials also on offer.
Valentines Day at The Rook
Where: The Rook, Level 7, 56 – 58 York Street, Sydney
Price: $100 per couple
Tickets: Bookings are essential. To get your tickets, click here
Manly Wine, Manly
With the waves gently crashing in the background, this beachside restaurant and bar will provide the perfect backdrop for a loved up dining experience. This Valentines Day, Manly Wine are offering an indulgent three course dinner accompanied by a glass of Moet on arrival. The menu consists of shared starters, including fresh rock oysters, stuffed zucchini flowers, smoked salmon roulade and grilled haloumi. As for mains, you get the choice of either 8-hour lamb shoulder, crispy skin barramundi fillet or confit duck breast. Nothing quite says romance like shared desserts, with flourless dark chocolate slice, panna cotta and a raspberry sorbet and shortbread sandwich all on the cards. If the date’s going really well, finish the evening with a hand-holding walk across Manly Beach. If the date go sour, at least you’ll be left with a sweet taste in your mouth after all that decadence.
Valentines Day Dinner at Manly Wine
Where: Manly Wine, 8 – 13 South Steyne, Manly
Tickets: bookings are strongly recommended. Reserve your place here
The Winery, Surry Hills
Situated in the heart of Surry Hills is this lovers oasis. Offering lush greenery, fairy lights and plenty of charm, a dinner date at the Winery can only bode well. This Valentines Day, they’re offering a special ‘Be My Valentine’ dinner. It includes four courses, teamed with a glass of Champagne on arrival for $95 per person. The menu consists of Sydney rock oysters, followed by mouth watering roasted beetroot and ricotta ravioli. From there, you and lover can choose between crispy skin ocean trout or grilled sirloin. As for dessert, make sure you keep room for Champagne lime jelly, served with crystallised white chocolate, strawberry sorbet and mascarpone whipped creme.
‘Be My Valentine’ Dinner at The Winery
Where: The Winery, 285A Crown St, Surry Hills
Price: $95pp includes a glass of Champagne on arrival, followed by 4-course dinner
Tickets: bookings are essential. To purchase your tickets, click here
Kingsleys down by the iconic Woolloomooloo are hosting a lavish three-course dinner, designed for the couple looking for a little indulgence. Start your night with a glass of Champagne, followed by a three-course meal against the glistening waterfront setting. On the menu is your choice of three options, including kingfish sashimi, twice cooked pork belly or mozzarella and fig salad. Your main meal includes a choice of Angus Eye Fillet, Blue Eye Cod or gnocchi. Your night will end on a particularly sweet note, with a choice of dark chocolate marquise, made with salted caramel, feuilletine and coffee ice cream or montboissie, an aromatic French cheese accompanied by quince paste, dried grapes and fruit spelt bread. There are two seatings available for bookings, 6pm-6:30pm or 8:30pm-9:00pm.
Valentines Day Dinner at Kingsleys
Where: Kingsleys, 10/6 Cowper St Wharf rd, Woolloomooloo, NSW
Price: $129 per person
Tickets: bookings are essential. To reserve your tickets, click here