The Best Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney / 25 January 2022

Love is in the air Sydney! From romantic dinners to generous gifts, discover the best way to spoil that special someone this Valentine’s Day.

It’s that time of year again… The season of roses and romantic dinners has arrived! If you’re looking for ways to show that special someone that you love them, look no further than our guide.

Take Your Lovers Taste Buds To The French Riviera With Pampelle

There’s nothing more romantic than travelling to Paris and Pampelle is allowing you to do that by taste! Pampelle is an aperitif crafted on the banks of the River Charente in France. Made from Ruby Red Grapefruit, this beverage has a mix of sweet and bitter-tasting notes making it the perfect pair to chocolate, dessert and fruits. With the perfect bright red tone, the bottle is the perfect gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, representing true romance. It can be drunk as a spritz, tonic or cocktail with many recipes to choose from. Purchase online here.

Special 8-Dishes Menu at Esteban, CBD

Celebrate the love in your life with a decadent 4-course set menu at one of Sydney’s best restaurants. You’ll be treated to an indulgent 8 dish menu and their signature Strawberry 7 Watermelon Margarita on arrival. Dishes include Hiramasa Kingfish Ceviche, Smoked Fremantle Octopus Tostada, Achiote Marinated Woodfired Chicken, and so much more. Tickets are $145pp and can be purchased online here.

Introduce Your Gin Lover To Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin – It’s Sugar-Free Because They’re Sweet Enough!

Taking inspiration from the romantic English countryside hedgerows, Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin combines plump blackberries and wild Scottish raspberries with Greenall’s Original London Dry Gin. A flavoured gin with a difference and No Added Sugar, yes please! Their Wild Berry Gin is a twist on the classic gin experience, as its fruitier flavour has appeal for even the most juniper-averse drinkers. The juicy drop has a silky-smooth opening, that develops into a rich camphor and citrus taste, with an underlying fruity touch. You can buy a bottle for $38 here. Or if you’re heading to Sunset Cinema in North Sydney you can try it in one of their cocktails on offer.

Lovers By Lakeside Cinema

Take your lover on a trip to the Australian Botanic Garden in Mount Annan for a romantic picnic and lakeside movie. Lovers By Lakeside have chosen the iconic 90s rom-com, 10 Things I Hate About You, to be screened on a 10-metre long outdoor cinema. Watch as Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles fall madly in love, as do you & your partner with a backdrop of the beautiful lake. There will be exclusive VIP tickets available and delicious hampers to elevate your picnic experience. From charcuterie boxes, veggie boxes and even sweets, there are plenty of options to suit everyone. Tickets start at just $45 per couple and can be purchased online here.

Highland Park’s 15-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

For the whisky drinkers, you can’t go wrong with Highland Park’s newest release of single malt Scotch Whisky. Based on the Orkney Islands off the northeastern coast of Scotland, Highland Park has been producing award-winning whisky since 1789 and it shines through this bottle of Viking Heart. Beautifully presented in embossed ceramic, this bottle is stylish and will remain on the shelves even after it’s consumed. To taste, it opens with rich and spicy aromas of crème brulee, heather honey and crumbled cinnamon with fruity notes to follow. This whisky is $185 a bottle and stockists can be found here.

Latin American-Inspired Menu at Tequila Mockingbird, Paddington

The team from Tequila Mockingbird have curated a very special Latin American share style menu for Valentine’s Day. You and your lover will enjoy an elegant menu that has been designed to heighten the romance. You’ll get an Apple & Strawberry Margarita on arrival in one of their alfresco-dining spaces before sitting back to indulge in a 4-course banquet. Dishes include Yellowfin Tuna Ceviche, Grilled Skull Island Prawns, Glazed Pork Jowl and more. The menu is $135pp and tickets can be purchased here.

Urban Swan Adventure

Urban Swan was designed to bring couples together over adventurous date experiences, so what better gift for a loved one this Valentine’s Day! They believe no two dates should be the same, which is why they have bookable date ideas available in all different suburbs of Sydney. These experiences take away the glitz and glamour and help you and your partner have some real fun, from bouldering, axe throwing, virtual reality escape rooms and so much more. Whatever your passions, hobbies or budget, Urban Swan can help you find the perfect date. Start exploring here.

Feels Botanical ROUSE

Say “I love you” with a perfectly pink bottle of Feels Botanical ROUSE, the award-winning spirit. The bottle combines horny goat weed, rose petals and native Davidson plum to create feelings of passion and desire with each sip. There’s no better drink for your Valentine’s Day plans and it can be consumed in a number of ways. Enjoy this blush coloured beverage over ice in a wine glass with soda and your favourite berries or as a twist on a classic cocktail like Rousin Collins. The bottle is $78 and can be purchased directly from Feels Botanical here and cellars including P&V Marchants, Palm Beach Wine Co. Native Drop, Winona Wines and Porters.

INDU Valentine’s Day Set Menu

If you’re loved one is a foodie, you can’t go wrong with a visit to INDU for their very special Valentine’s Day set menu. You’ll have three delicious feast menus to choose from which have been designed to share in the true spirit of romance. Dishes could include Devilled Prawns, Smoked Goat’s Leg Dosa, their famous Lamb Raan, Avocado Ice Cream, and so much more. You’ll even get a glass of sparkling upon arrival. The menus start from $90pp and are available on Monday 14th February only. Book your table here.

ValenTinnies Craft Beer Gift Pack

Beer lovers rejoice! BoozeBud has put together the ultimate craft beer package this Valentine’s Day bringing you a selection of their most popular beers to try. You and your lover can take yourselves on a craft beer tasting, ranging from Mid-strength Summer Ales to pink Lemonade Sours, crowd flavourites such as the refreshing Moon Dog Lemon Haze XPA and the full-bodied Hawke’s Underdog Session Lager, as well as 3 beers which as exclusive to BoozeBud. It even includes the option for a personalised message and each beer comes with tasting notes. The box is valued at $94, but you can score it for $80 online here. There’s also a stellar list of wines and Champagnes should you need to stock up.

Besuto Exclusive Omakase Menu

Take your taste buds to Tokyo with an omakase experience at Sydney’s newest Japanese restaurant. The menu highlights seasonal and local produce, however the chef will be tailoring the dishes to your taste preferences. You and your loved one will set through a 25-course dinner with the option for add-on including 10 grams of N25 Kaluga Caviar and Taittinger Champagne on arrival. This special offering is available on Monday, 14th February only for $265pp. Book your table here.

Osteria Coogee San Valentino Menu

If you agree there’s no better way to say “I love you” than by sharing a standout meal with your significant other, you’ve come to the right place. Osteria chefs have designed a special set menu experience for Valentine’s Day that’s sure to impress. Dishes include Oysters with strawberry aquapazza, Kingfish Tartare, Bistecca, Patate Gratin and so much more. There will be two sitting available on Monday, 14th of February. The special menu is $99pp and you can book your table here.

Sponsored Love. This post is proudly brought to you in partnership with Lovers By Lakeside, Highland Park, Urban Swan, Feels Botanical, Sam Prince Hospitality, Pampelle, Greenall’s & Atticus Hospitality. Thank you for supporting the partners that make Eat Drink Play possible.