Your winter date nights need not be reduced to Netflix and takeout- get inspired with these cool activities.
The mercury might have dropped, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to bunker down for the next three months into total Netflix and pizza hibernation. Here are six winter date night ideas guaranteed to impress your lover, mate, friends, you name it.
1. Feast on a limited edition truffle menu during truffle season.
Winter is by no means all doom and gloom, coinciding with the start of the much loved truffle season! Plenty of Sydney restaurants are hopping on the truffle bandwagon, dishing up speciality menus of all things, you guessed it, truffles. Check out Devon cafe’s three venues in Surry Hills, Barangaroo and North Sydney to get your hands on the likes of the Ultimate Toastie with truffle butter, truffle Mi Goreng and more!
Devon Cafe, various locations
Three William’s Cafe has Redfern locals sorted, with a new extended truffle menu for the 2018 season which features truffle waffle fries and two new truffle desserts. Head in for crispy truffle skin chicken breast, truffle ice cream, roasted peking duck angel hair pasta with fresh truffle, plus more.
Three Williams, 613a Elizabeth Street, Redfern, Open Monday – Sunday: 7am – 4pm Note: Kitchen closes at 3pm every day.
Pop-up igloo bars first broke the Internet with their inaugural launch in 2017, and now Pier One have introduced two new additions: igloo hot tubs and igloo suites! Book you and your significant other into your very own private hot tub for a very luxe date night experience. You’ll sip on cocktails and Mumm Champagne as the sun sets over the harbour, before drying off with fluffy robes and slippers.
Whether you’re looking to lock in a mates date or impress that special someone, a boozy brunch is always a good idea. Luke’s new Waterloo eatery, Luke’s Kitchen, formally known his Mojo wine bar, is now offering weekend brunch. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm, expect three hours of free-flow sparkling wine, mimosas and bellinis, as well as a sharing menu for only $75pp. Adding their own personal touch to the brunch, you’ll also find the barman roaming around the restaurant with a cocktail trolley making and serving Bloody Marys table-side right in front of your eyes. Bookings essential.
Luke’s Kitchen, 8 Danks St, Waterloo, Sydney
4. Head to the Royal Sunday Garage Sessions at The Royal Leichhardt
Who said Sunday sessions have to come to a halt in the winter months? Bucking the trend is Inner-west local, The Royal Leichhardt, as they get ready to host its ‘Sunday Garage Session’. Come Sunday 24th June starting from 3pm, head down to the pub’s garage and sip on a schooner of the venue’s beer of the month, Young Henrys Summer Hop Ale. Pair a jug of the good stuff with hot wings for $25; or a burger and schooner for $22. If that wasn’t enough, Ping-pong and a game of giant jenga will be in full swing.
5. Become a Whisky expert at NOLA’s Rye July events
This July, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Barangaroo are celebrating the humble rye whiskey with Rye July. If you’re a novice, the time is nigh to learn all about the spirit, what it can be paired with, plus sample some of the best rye whiskeys in the country. With Rye and Chocolate and Rye and Charcuterie pairings available all throughout July, plus Rye masterclasses, take date night from zero to hero with a warming whisky experience. Bookings essential.
Date night needn’t burn a hole in your wallet. We’ve got your fun activity-filled weekend sorted, no wallet required. Yes that right, save your pennies for more important things. Like your daily double shot, single origin, 3/4 full latte. You bring the motivation and we’ve got your inspiration sorted with this list of free ways to fill your weekend.