Need inspiration on where to dine this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than these romantic restaurants.
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. From freshly shucked oysters and Champagne Lanson to share-style feasts and decadent dessert specials, treat the special someone in your life to an exclusive Valentine’s Day experience at one of these romantic restaurants.
Situated in the heart of Chippendale’s burgeoning Kensington Street is this Sicilian gem. First opening its doors in early 2017, Olio Kensington Street continues to pave the way when it comes to produce driven, quality dishes, inspired by award-winning and Head Chef Lino Sauro’s Sicilian lineage. Let the sleek space welcome you as you taste your way through everything from handmade pasta to refined land-to-sea mains, classic Italian desserts and a carefully curated Italian wine list.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $128pp includes glass of Champagne Lanson + 6 course share-style Sicilian degustation. To secure your booking, click here.
Take in some of the most breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge at Altum. Honouring modern Australian flavours blended with Mediterranean influences, Altum boasts seasonal produce, all of which is locally sourced from quality providores, butchers and fish mongers. Head Chef Dionisio Randazzo hails from Sicily, where dishes are known for being prepared simply using quality ingredients, a philosophy evident in the menu at Altum.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $100pp includes 3 course set menu. To toast to the romantic evening with, Lanson Père et fils NV Champagne will be available on the night by the glass ($20) or by the bottle ($100).
Greek cooking has always been synonymous with generosity and shared feasts, which is what CBD located Alpha Restaurant is all about. With Head Chef Peter Conistis at the helm, the menu nods to both traditional and contemporary Greek cooking, with many dishes lovingly prepared in a wood-fire oven.
Adorned in lush greenery complete with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour, Mosman’s The Fernery is the perfect space to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Head Chefs Gavin Gray and Mitchell Davis adopt a suitably fresh, modern Australian menu while the rosé bar and gin room makes for the perfect pre and post meal hangout.
Valentine’s Day Offering:
13th February – Galentine’s Day Sparkling Brunch – for $75pp, enjoy 1 ½ hours of bottomless sparkling Champagne Lanson rosé + 4-course lunch.
14th February – Pick and choose from the a la carte menu + $14 Rosé Bombe Alaska dessert special with $20 glasses of Champagne Lanson available for one day only. For more information, click here.
Quintessentially farm-to-table in cuisine style, Acre Eatery’s quality produce translates directly onto the plate. Situated in Camperdown, the 350-seater venue comes complete with a buzzing bar, terrace, sit-down restaurant and even a converted shipping container where you can grab a coffee and cake from. Take a moment to admire the lush garden; blond timbers and sleek stoneware giving the space a warm and contemporary feel.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $85pp + gratuity includes a glass of Champagne Lanson + 3 course set menu. To secure a table, click here.
Travel on a culinary journey around Anatolia without ever leaving the city, courtesy of Anason. Nestled in the heart of Barangaroo, the glistening waterside setting provides the perfect backdrop to your Turkish feast. Owned by the team behind Balmain’s Efendy, Anason is the younger, more playful restaurant of owner and chef Somer Sivrioglu. Flirting with more contemporary flavours, the waterside setting acts as inspiration behind Somer’s seafood-inspired dishes.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $110pp includes a glass of Champagne Lanson on arrival + Chef’s selection of canapés. For more information and to book, click here.
For over 25 years, Billu’s Harris Park has catered for well travelled internationals and local foodies alike. Now, at the newly developed Barangaroo, Spiced by Billu’s brings modern authentic north Indian cuisine to Sydney’s CBD. Take advantage of the glistening waterside views, an array of lovingly prepared Indian dishes paying the way to a romantic evening ahead.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $55pp includes a glass of Champagne Lanson on arrival, choice of 3 entrees, choice of 2 mains, special dessert for the lovers, unlimited rice and naan + Peppermint Vodka Shot (optional).
To secure a table, click here or call 02 9046 0979.
Situated in the heart of the Four Season’s Hotel in Sydney’s CBD, Mode Kitchen & Bar strikes the perfect balance between casual bistro and fine dining. A wood fire oven lies in the heart of the kitchen, which is charged to 400 degrees to offer exceptional cuisine quality. Head Chef Francesco Mannelli specialises in creating simple yet technically brilliant, delicious dishes which hero fresh, seasonal produce.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $120pp includes an indulgent five-course dinner. Seats are strictly limited, to reserve a table, click here.
Known for its sleek wooden furnishings and New York-inspired fit out, Barrel Bar and Dining is a North Shore gem, nestled in the heart of Cremorne. Owners and sommeliers Tony Binning (Gordon Ramsay’s, London) and Alex Searle (Momofuku) have teamed up with Head Chef Jeremy Pace (Guillaume at Bennelong), the team honouring modern Australian cooking and cleverly chosen wines.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $79pp includes a glass of Grand Cru Champagne + set menu with option of matched wines for additional $60pp. To secure a table, click here.
In amongst the backstreets of Potts Point lies Gazebo, with its buzzing courtyard, delicious food, and flowing drinks. Surround yourself with aperitivo plates and platters combined with a generous wine list of rosso, bianco, rosé, frizzante and beautiful cocktails, all made to be shared and enjoyed in the sunbaked Gazebo wine garden or dining room. Choose between lounging in the Amalfi Coast inspired courtyard with the recreated Italian tradition of aperitivo hour paired with an antipasti board, or relax with friends and great tunes whilst enjoy secondi in the fresh and bright interior booths of our dining room.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $69pp includes glass of Champagne Lanson, shared appetisers, followed by choice of 2 entrees, choice of 2 mains and choice of 2 desserts. For more information and to book, click here.
Awarded ‘Best Contemporary Australian Restaurant in 2017/18’ in the RCA Australia awards and ‘Best Contemporary Sydney Restaurant 2018’ in the Lux Bar and Restaurant Awards, Woodland Kitchen and Bar have quickly made their mark in Neutral Bay’s dynamic dining scene. The menu encapsulates modern yet approachable Australian cuisine, with many dishes cooked over a woodfire grill.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $68pp includes 3 course set menu + $35 optional addition (pre-order) includes 2 glasses Champagne Lanson and 6 freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oysters.
For for information and to book, click here.
Circular Quay is undoubtedly one of the most iconic backdrops in the world, making Searock Grill the perfect harbour-side location for all your steak and seafood needs. Tuck into one of Searock’s indulgence seafood platters, or pick and choose between the likes of Sydney rock oysters, ethically sourced steaks, fish, burgers and more.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $149pp includes either Indulgence Seafood Platter, Surf and Turf OR The Steak Lovers menu + 2hr beverage package.
Neighbouring Searock Grill is another gem within Circular Quay’s burgeoning dining scene. Eastbank offers the perfect al fresco experience, the menu capturing the essence of contemporary Italian cuisine with hints of Australian influence.
Valentine’s Day Offering: dine your own way from Eastbank’s a la carte dinner menu! For more information and to book, click here.
Situated in the heart of vibrant Potts Point, Rosé Royale marks the world’s first Rosé Wine Bar & Restaurant. With over 70 rosés from around the world to choose from, rosé-inspired cocktails and a French-inspired menu, you’ll quickly enter pink wine lovers paradise.
Valentine’s Day Offering: $199 for two includes 3 course dinner + 3 glasses of Champagne rosé (includes Brimoncourt Brut Rosê, Champagne Lanson Rosé and Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé)
For more information and to book, click here.
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