Whenever we think about Valentine’s Day the song “Love is in the Air” immediately plays in our head, imaginary tiny cupids float around the office shooting arrows of love into the cushy butts of adorable, floppy eared puppies. So you could say, yes, we are hopeless romantics.
Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to take your romantic streak to the next level. Unfortunately it doesn’t come naturally to all so we’ve helped you out with a little cheat guide. Check out our top ideas for how to spoil your loved one this V-Day below.
Flying Fish Restaurant and Bar
Shift your gaze between your stunning partner and some of the best harbour views Sydney has to offer. Executive Chef Stephen Seckold will romance your taste buds with a three course meal that is certain to set the mood.
Price: $170 per head (includes a $5 donation to Red Feb for Heart Research Australia)
Bookings: Call 1800 515 878 or visit http://www.flyingfish.com.au
O Bar and Dining
Literally next level views (from the 47th Floor) with understated elegance, the type of place you’d expect to see George Clooney ordering from the impressive menu. You can’t go wrong with this pinnacle of Sydney style.
Price: Multiple packages available through website.
For more info visit http://www.obardining.com.au/
Manly Wharf Hotel
This ‘anti-valentines’ day event promises to deliver a good time to those choosing to party in defiance of the Valentines tradition. With free entry on the night and feature DJ’s Super C and NAD on the tables from 7pm until close this is sure to be a banger. Oh yeah and the first 100 guests will receive a free ‘love potion cocktail’ just don’t ask us what’s in it.
No bookings necessary for more info visit www.manlywharfhotel.com.au
Ben and Jerry’s Open Air Cinema
Escape to the world of Amélie while tucking into a free scoop of Ben and Jerry’s Ice-cream at the Open Air Cinema. Chase it down with a glass of Giesen wine. This is a great option for film buffs and outdoor lovers.
Tickets can be purchased here www.openaircinemas.com.au
Aqua Dining features a stunning waterfront view of Sydney from the north side of the Harbour Bridge. The four-course seafood degustation is the perfect accent to the summer months and is sure to go down a winner. Aqua Dining are running their Valentines special on both the 13th and 14th of February in case you’re busy on the 14th or fancy celebrating twice!
For more info visit http://www.aquadining.com.au/
LuMi Bar and Dining
Smoked tomato spaghetti with prawn floss, marinated tuna with pickled ginger and fennel juice. These are just some of what’s on offer in the 6-course degustation LuMi Bar and Dining are putting up for Valentines Day. A young but experienced staff tied into the trends of the global food and wine scene is sure to make even a novice foodie salivate.
For more info visit http://www.lumidining.com/
Lunch and dinner services with menus created just for the event are stunningly decadent and incredibly reasonable priced. Head to Surry Hills and enjoy a meal created by chef Paul Cooper. There are plenty of awesome bars in the area for those eager to kick on.
Price: Lunch four course degustation $59pp, Dinner five course degustation $89pp
More info can be found at http://bishopsessa.com.au/
Beauty in the Bush
Valentines day is a personal experience, a chance for two lovers (or soon to be lovers) to share in a moment that is unique to them and their tastes. With this in mind the restaurant and bar scene might not be to your liking. We also recommend you check out our guide to Sydney’s Best Summertime Picnic Spots. Grab yourself a bottle of champagne or a six-pack of your favourite craft beer, pack a rug and settle down in some of the most unique picnic locations Sydney has to offer.
Honourable mention goes to Gelatissimo. These guys love Valentines day so much they have invented a special flavour just for the occasion. Head in to try out the limited edition flavour The Peppermint Kiss. Refreshing peppermint gelato folded with dark chocolate pieces topped with crushed peppermint meringues ensure to please all. And the sweet romantics that run Gelatissimo have decided that the only payment needed is for couples to come in and have a kiss.