Are you forever looking for a romantic restaurant in Sydney? Men, starch up your shirt and press your slacks. Ladies, pull out your LBD and slip on your Jimmy Choo Shoes (if you’re so lucky). Romance is on the agenda and we have just the restaurants to provide that perfect setting and indulge all five senses. MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT AND SEARCH FOR THE BEST TRAVEL DEALS .
Cirrus, Barangaroo – Oysters, caviar, the best seafood Sydney has to offer, stunning views and the hottest new spot in town – Barangaroo. Need I say more! Award Winning Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hilderbrandt have created a magical space that blends into its environment with equally magical food. A romantic experience not to be missed.
O Bar and Dining, Australia Square CBD – What do you get when you are rotating 47 floors above the ground and gazing through floor to ceiling windows in a softly lit venue? Romance, silly! Start with a cocktail, before moving on to dinner where conversation won’t be required and gasping is more than acceptable — at the stunning view of course. Ambience aside, you’ll find a healthy fine-dining experience at O Bar and Dining certain not to disappoint.
The Bridge Room, CBD – Located in a beautiful Heritage listed 1930’s building this beautiful restaurant is set to impress. The menu constantly changes (modern Australian with Japanese influences) with the centerpiece being the open kitchen with custom charcoal grill. Let the sommelier select wine pairings for each course for a truly decadent evening with your loved one.
Cut Bar and Grill, The Rocks – For something little more casual hidden away under the rocks, a cobbled stone path leads you to this heritage-listed building. Oozing style, Cut Bar and Grill is reminiscent of a New York steakhouse. Boasting the finest cuts of meat, a succulent selection of seafood and sides, your taste buds will not be disappointed. This is the perfect pick for steak lovers.
Ormeggio, D’Albora Marinas The Spit, Mosman – Since opening its doors in 2009, Ormeggio, meaning ‘Mooring’ in Italian, has won countless awards for their dishes and wine selection. If you’re yearning for a taste of regional Italy mixed with a water-side setting plus spectacular sunsets, this should be high on the agenda. Ormeggio has special sunset offers for Friday and Saturday night. Check their website for details.
Jonah’s Restaurant, Palm Beach– Need to spend quality time together? Johah’s can help. Located in Palm Beach, an hour from the heart of Sydney it’s well worth the scenic drive. Alternatively, you could opt for the 20 minute sea plane flight if time is of the essence. Positioned on the cliffs above Whale beach, Jonah’s overlooks the magnificent pacific ocean. It is ideal if you are after a resort-style experience with friendly staff offering faultless service where nothing is too much bother. Jonah’s specialises in both international and fresh local cuisine. Accomodation can also be booked if you want to stay the night.
Claires Kitchen at Le Salon, Darlinghurst – A truly chic french experience from the minute you step through the doors. Be transported to Paris with french waiters and waitresses, cool cocktails, and an extensive French wine list. The menu contains some classic french favourites as well as a modern twist on French food. The Duck and Pinot Noir Pie with melted brie is not to be missed.
Café Sydney, Circular Quay – My beautiful husband proposed here so perhaps I am biased but I LOVE this restaurant. Perched on the 5th level of Customs House, Café Sydney has spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. Seafood is the main contender along with an extensive offering of delectable cocktails. You can sip your selection on the terrace as you soak in a beautiful sunset. A simply stunning dining experience.
Firedoor , Surry Hills – If you love the romance of a wood fire then this is the place for you. Australia’s first fire powered menu, the Australian ingredients are all cooked to order and served direct from the grill. The menu changes daily however Firedoor celebrates wood, fire and the best in Australian cuisine.
Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay, – Positioned on the waters edge with an outlook to the Anzac bridge, The Boathouse will spoil you with their selection of succulent seafood. With a firm belief that Australia has the best oysters in the world they are self-proclaimed Oyster Obsessors. To amp up the evening of romance, why not arrive (or leave) by water taxi? Now that’s a very romantic restaurant in Sydney.
Hugos Manly, Manly Wharf– Award-winning Italian cuisine, sophisticated yet relaxed décor right on the Warf — we think you are in good hands. Previously awarded best bar in Australia, it would be rude not try one of their famous cocktails. Choose a week night to secure a table (Hugos does not take bookings over the weekend).
Aqua Dining, Milsons Point – This elegant, simplistic restaurant located above North Sydney Olympic Swimming Pool knows how to show off a selection of Italian dishes. With views of Luna Park, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge this tops the list as one of the most spectacular dining experiences and a definite romantic restaurant in Sydney. Winner of several prestigious awards, you will be spoilt by the delicious menu and fabulous service.
The Potting Shed, The Grounds of Alexandria – Set in a beautiful garden environments with fresh flwers and greenery al around, enjoy craft beer, cocktails and a tapas style menu. Fridays nights they have live music from 6.30. Enjoy a relaxed and carefree night with your loved one i a beautiful natural setting, where the food is as pretty as the garden.
SeaLevel , Cronulla Beach – A stunning location overlooking Cronulla Beach this one romantic restaurant sounth of Sydney is a must do. Watch the sun go down while enjoying cocktails and one of the best seafood platters in sydney.
The Spice Room, Sydney CBD – Enjoy authentic Indian street food in this delightful restaurant next to the Quay. It might be a bit busy but the food is delicious! Take in the pre theatre 3 course dinner menu and enjoy a trip to the theatre afterward. A great idea for your next date night.
Black Bar and Grill, The Star Pyrmont – Make a Night of it! Boasting to Worlds Best steak this divine restaurant is located in The Star, Sydney’s casino. Enjoys cocktails before dinner, dinner including Wagyu and wine, then pop up to the casino for a fun little flutter. For a truly outrageous night stay at the casino and wake up to breakfast in bed. Now that’s a date night!
Bacar Restaurant, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park – A great choice for romantics in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, Bacar is located at the Pullman Hotel in Sydney Olympic Park. If you enjoy seafood or grilled meat, there is definitely something to satisfy as well as a fantastic wine menu to help the night turn to romance.
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