With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these Sydney spots are perfect to treat your loved one.
Treat your plant-based Valentine to delicious clean foods that don’t compromise on taste. The Alibi kitchen is helmed by Jordan Brogan with food design by Matthew Kenney - US chef, restaurateur and global plant-based dining pioneer. Indulge your taste buds with Kimchi Dumplings, Kelp Noodle Cacio e Pepe and Strawberry Panna Cotta - need we say more? Situated at Woolloomooloo’s picturesque Finger Wharf, Alibi’s harbourside venue is the perfect spot to woo your special someone.
Pull out all the stops this Valentine’s Day with floor to ceiling harbour views, a curated menu and premium beverage offerings at Aria. Starting at 7.30 for $295pp, guests will enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival, followed by a decadent five-course tasting menu, curated by Executive Chef Joel Bickford. For those who want to start the festivities early, reservations are also available at either 5.30pm or 6.00pm, dining on Aria’s pre-theatre menu. With arguably the most romantic setting and view in Sydney, Aria is set to be a night you and your special someone will never forget.
If your other half enjoys all things fine dining and innovation then you can’t go past Clayton Wells’ Automata for your Valentine’s meal. The warehouse style space is filled with an energy that translates to the dishes and drinks, the perfect recipe for an unforgettable night. From slow roasted quail to blackcurrant sorbet, the restaurant stems from Clayton’s past stints in some of Europe and Australia’s dining institutions.
Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro
Sydney’s first dedicated vermouth restaurant and bar is serving up a six-course banquet, designed for sharing. The harbourside venue is perfect for Valentine’s Day romance with Ruinart Rosé Champagne on arrival, followed by a curated sharing menu, topped off with Banksii’s famous vermouth trifle to sweeten the deal ($145pp).
Bentley Restaurant and Bar
Wine and dine your Valentine in a Sydney dining institution that puts as much love into its wine list as its delicious food. The award winning restaurant, known for its innovative and inventive food, has curated a special Valentine’s Day menu with snacks and a six-course tasting menu for $200pp. The menu includes Oysters, Spencer Gulf Kingfish and Dry Aged Strip Loin, expertly paired with boutique wines from Nick Hildebrandt’s eclectic international list.
Bodhi Restaurant Bar
Celebrate the day of love at one of Sydney’s most established vegan restaurants. Bodhi Restaurant Bar transforms at night with twinkling fairy lights serving as the perfect backdrop for a romantic Valentine’s Day. For $65pp, guests will enjoy a 3 course vegan set menu, $70pp with a glass of bubbles or $75pp with a special Valentine’s Day cocktail, Love is in the Air. With delicious Mixed Steamed Dumplings, Vegan Peking ‘Duck’ and Japanese Yuzu Cheesecake, you will have a truly unforgettable night underneath the Moreton Bay fig trees.
Treat your special someone this Valentine’s Day to one of Sydney’s most chic and stunning venues that focuses on earth to table cooking, straight from the restaurant garden. Chiswick Woollahra has curated a Valentine’s Day menu including a glass of prosecco on arrival, canapes and a four-course share-style menu for $105pp. With a unique location, picturesque setting, delicious seasonal menus, incredible service and stylish furnishings, Chiswick will create the perfect Valentine’s Day for you and your loved one.
Cirrus is Sydney’s finest waterfront seafood restaurant. Located at Barangaroo, Cirrus is the creation of chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt, the multi award-winning team behind Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Monopole and Yellow. Indulge your senses with the best seafood Sydney has to offer, while sipping on a wine selected by Australia’s most awarded sommelier. For $180pp, enjoy a shared style menu of Ocean Trout, Grilled W.A. Marron and Chocolate Cake.
What a better place to wine and dine your loved one than in an urban cellar door? Handpicked Wines Cellar Door in the heart of Sydney CBD is located within a beautiful warehouse in Chippendale. With a large selection of cheese, charcuterie, caviar and pate, you and your Valentine will have no troubles choosing some nibbles to pair with your chosen wine.
Three Blue Ducks
With four venues to choose from this Valentine’s Day, Three Blue Ducks have you sorted for any Valentine’s plans. For the ultimate package, Three Blue Ducks Brisbane is offering a four course menu, including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival for $130pp. Guests also have the option to upgrade their dining experience with matching wines for an extra $60pp. Also offering a four course menu are the Ducks Sydney venues; Bronte including a Young Henrys Lager or glass of sparkling wine on arrival, and Rosebery including a tap beer or glass of sparkling wine on arrival, both for $85pp. Three Blue Ducks Byron venue will not be open for dinner, however they will be offering specials at lunch in addition to the regular menu.
If you want to treat your vegetarian loved one to something special this Valentine’s Day then look no further than Yellow, the vegetarian bistro from the award winning Bentley Group. The restaurant, in the iconic Yellow House in Potts Point is 100% vegetarian and boasts innovative and delicious dishes such as Eggplant with White Fungus and Abalone Mushroom with Egg Yolk. Valentine’s Day at Yellow is sure to be a showstopper.