Valentine's Day dinners
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.