8 Sydney Valentine’s Day Dining Ideas

If a restaurant could be a soul mate, then we think we’ve found more than a dozen of ours…No joke. Whether you’re single and ready to mingle, happy in the honeymoon period, drunk in new love, or celebrating a ¼ of a century with someone, if you dine at any one of the restaurants below, you’re bound to fall in love with someone (well technically something) new this year. We’ve fallen head over heels in l-o-v-e not once, not twice, but ten times over. Check out some of these Sydney Valentine’s Day hot spots and celebrate the gushiest day of the year the right way.

LuMi Bar & Dining

Image: LuMi Bar & Dining, Pyrmont

Steal a night away with your partner for a romantic evening by the water at Ripples Milsons Point. Enjoy a shared antipasto platter to start, with fresh buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto di parma and fennel salami, a choice of main course and finish with a decadent strawberry and vanilla bean panna cotta.

LuMi Bar & Dining, Pyrmont

For an inventive meal with a romantic twist, LuMi Bar & Dining in Pyrmont is the perfect place. With dishes like smoked tomato spaghetti with prawn floss, marinated tuna with pickled ginger and fennel juice and deep red milk ice cream with passion fruit and salted caramel, it will definitely be a meal to remember.

Spend time with your loved one in Sefa Kitchen’s rustic and romantic dining room on Bondi Road and treat yourself to their special Valentine’s Day menu . The Middle Eastern dishes here pack an aromatic, tasty punch, and the space is warm and inviting, which means you can settle in and while the night away. Love is in the air.

Buon Ricordo Restaurant, Paddington

Hidden away in a rather unassuming spot on Boundary Street in Paddington, in a corner peachy building, is the love nest, Buon Ricordo. Celebrate the day of love at a much loved Sydney dining institution. With jacketed wait-staff; dishes finished off tableside; old world wines; ironed tablecloths and upholstered high-back chairs, it’s easy to see why so many hold a special place in their hearts for this sweet dining spot.

Pony Dining, The Rocks

If romance is your thing, then Pony Dining provides the perfect setting for a romantic wine and dine. Located in The Rocks, surrounded by beautiful cobblestone laneways and historic buildings, this intimate restaurant offers a delectable menu featuring five small plates, a selected big plate, and dessert to share for only $85 pp. Plus, you and your significant other (or Tinder date), will receive a glass of bubbles upon arrival to get the night started.

Casoni, Darlinghurst

Dominated by a cute bar, high chairs and banquettes, the energy at Casoni encapsulates that welcoming Italian sentiment we’d all like in our neighbourhood. With fresh pasta made by hand daily, you can have your own ‘Lady In The Tramp’ moment with your lover this Valentine’s Day. Choose to have five courses with a glass of Prosecco for $70 pp or five courses with a bottle of Prosecco and a dozen oysters for $110 pp. You know what they say, oysters are one of the most notorious aphrodisiacs, so opt for the latter if you’re keen for some V-Day lovin’.