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Valentine's Day dinners in Sydney

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Oysters on ice
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By Time Out editors |

Valentine's Day – love it or hate it, it's here to stay. This February 14, don your est duds and head to one of these dinners to celebrate ~true love~, or something along those lines. 

Don't like to be restricted? These restaurants don't have set menus on February 14.

Prefer to dine out on any other night of the year? Here's Sydney's 50 best restaurants to work your way through.

Valentine's Day dinners

Restaurants, Vegan

Alibi Bar and Dining

icon-location-pin Potts Point

Treat your plant-loving significant other to and eight-course vegan tasting menu for $80pp. You best believe it includes a glass of Champagne on arrival. If you want to go baller, there's also $145pp package with matched wines. Both packages come with a gift, too.

Restaurants, Seafood


icon-location-pin Barangaroo

If it's not romanctic unless there's a whole lot of seafood and water views on the cards, book a table at Cirrus where $180 ensures you feast on a share menu of ocean trout, W.A. marron and chocolate cake.



icon-location-pin Balmain

Forget the lobster and chococlate cake for a second, and consider a Turkish banquet for Valentine's Day instead. There will be rock oysters; watermelon and goat feta salad; snow pea hummus; beef cheek mucver (fritter); swordfish and halloumi
skewers; wagyu hanger fillet; and lokma (sweet fried dough) for dessert. It's $95pp or $145 with Turkish matching wines.



icon-location-pin Surry Hills

If you like to stretch out a little when you're on a date, the airy warehouse vibes of Nomad will be right up your alley. They're offering an eight-course menu on Valentine's Day for $140 a head, requisite sparkling included. The menu will cover Nomad's classic hits, from their flatbread, to barbecue Southern calamari and roasted Milly Hill lamb.



icon-location-pin The Rocks

All three of the Saké venues (Rocks, Double Bay and Manly) will be letting you choose th ebest of both worlds. Picky eaters can go a-la-carte, but if you want someone else to do the choosing there's a seven-course menu for $125pp that includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot rosé on arrival. 

Urban Winery
Photograph: Anna Kucera
Bars, Wine bars

Urban Winery Sydney

icon-location-pin Moore Park

For a more modest Valentine's Day, Urban Winery Sydney will pour you two glasses of A.Retief wine and suply a cheese and charcuterie board to share for $40. Bargain.


Chin Chin

icon-location-pin Surry Hills

If you prefer Galentine's to Valentine's, Chin Chin has you covered with a party that includes a banquet of Kingfish sashimi, fried squid, caramelised sticky pork, king salmon curry and roasted cauliflower, plus free-flowing prosecco and rosé for your ride or dies. Tickets are $100pp and the event is hosted by Frida Las Vegas. 


The Grounds of Alexandria

icon-location-pin Alexandria
If you're the sort of hopeless romantic who wants to splashh out on Valentine's Day, consider the $185 extravaganza at the Grounds of Alexandria. They're hosting an interactive mini dining festival with five food stations that cover a seafood bar, a tapas station, a wood-fired oven, a barbecue carvery and a dessert laneway with fresh churros, design your own donuts, make your own s’mores, and gelato.
Selection of share plates (pic by Ai Yazaki_
Photograph: Ai Yazaki

The Bishop

icon-location-pin Surry Hills

The Bishop is doing away with the canoodling couple image of Valentine's Day and hosting a big shared table experience instead on February 14. No roses, no 'That's Amore', but lots of riesling. In fact, they're matching them to every one of the five courses for 129pp.

Photograph: Guy Davies
Restaurants, Bars

Bopp and Tone

icon-location-pin Sydney

This swanky newcomer to the CBD is serving a four-course Valentine's Day menu for $85pp to the tune of a live jazz duo. It kicks off with Sydney rock oysters, shared starters, mains and sides, and a Brillat Savarin cheese platter and white chocolate parfait to avoid the cheese-dessert arguments at the end of the meal.

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