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Valentine's Day Sydney 2024: Restaurants, Bars & Date Ideas Serving up Romance

For a Valentine's Day with a difference in Sydney, these are the top restaurants, bars and venues hosting romantic experiences.

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Whether you're a die-hard romantic, an on-the-fencer, or you just want an excuse for a long overdue date night with your significant other, Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to book in a boujee night with your beloved. 

But if you're stumped for ideas (do not, we repeat! Do not opt for a corny card and wilted roses from the servo), we've taken it upon ourselves to help all you star-crossed lovers and rounded up the most special, unique and fun dinner dates across our sparkling harbour city. Here's your guide to the best places to book this Valentine's Day in Sydney to impress your partner. Trust us, your lover will be oh so happy if you book one of these date nights in. Read on for the best things to do this Valentine's Day in Sydney...

Valentine's Day in Sydney: Activities

Sauna Amalfi

Enjoy a Loved-Up Sauna Sesh at Sauna Amalfi 

The ultra-chic Sauna Amalfi is just the spot for indulging in a little quality time. This V Day, they're offering any bookings of invigorating contrast therapy sessions or infrared sauna sessions to bring their Valentine along for free. The incredibly swish facilities will have you feeling pretty special. 

February 10th to February 18th 

2 Simmonds Lane, Avalon Beach 

Centennial Park

Stars for Your Valentine 

Keep it simple this Valentine's Day with a wholesome night of star gazing and picnicking in Centennial Park. Sydney City Skywatchers will be on hand with their telescopes for the best possible view. Pack your date's favourite goodies or streamline your evening with a hamper from Pop-Up Picnic. 

Wednesday 14th February, 8pm to 9:30pm 

$18 per person 

Grand Drive, Centennial Park 

Park Proxi Bowral

Nip Off on A Weekend Escape to the Southern Highlands 

We'll take any excuse for a jaunt in the Southern Highlands. This Valentine's Day, Park Proxi is beckoning all the lovers with their Cupid Month Celebration Room Package. Park Proxi will jazz up your romantic weekend with sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival, a complimentary wine-tasting tour for two at Centennial Winery and breakfast. We'd be pleased with that! Hint hint. 

From $349 (minimum two-night stay) 

7 Boronia Street Bowral 

Holey Moley

Mini Golf & Cocktails 

There is just something about mini-golf that screams date so why not throw it back to something a little nostalgic this V-Day? Holey Moley is naturally our course of choice. Not only are their holes exceptionally jazzy, but they also offer a super extra bar menu and tasty snacks to match. One for the organised fun lovers! 

Multiple locations across Sydney 

World is Your Oyster

Head to the Chicest V-Day Party in Town 

Um, hello to the V-Day party of our dreams! Not exclusive to couples or singles, this night of food, art and music promises to be a good time with every little detail nailed. Held at inner west relative space Prim Haus 4.0, the night will kick off with a cream and chrome dress code. Guests will have the opportunity to decorate mini layer cakes by Anna Cakes and Things, feast on titbits from Mira, peruse art by Dina Broadhurst and sip H2 Coco cocktails. There will also be tunes by Alex Dimitriades and giveaways to boot. Get on it! 

$150 per person 

Wednesday 14th February, 6pm to 10pm 

Prim Haus 4.0, Building 2, Suite 2.21, 75 Mary Street, Sydney  

Fever Candlelight Concerts

Love Songs by Candlelight 

We're of the opinion that it's best to lean into Valentine's Day. If you're in agreeance, you might want to look into booking tickets to this candlelit concert. The Phoenix Collective String Quarter will be playing classic long songs to serenade you and your lover. We're talking 'I will always love you' from The Bodyguard, 'City of Stars' from La La Land and 'A Thousand Years' from the Twilight Saga. Like we said - lean in. 

From $47, book here 

Saturday February 3rd 

66 Goulburn Street, Sydney 

Hoyts Cronulla

Go On a Good Old-Fashioned Movie Date

It's a classic for a reason. Luckily for all the movie lovers out there, there's plenty on at the cinema this V-Day. Choose from Bob Marley: One Love for biography buffs, Marvel's Madame Web for action fiends or Force of Nature: The Dry 2 if you fancy a bit of Australiana. For something on the lighter side, Argylle, an action-packed spy comedy will be dropping just in time. If you fancy upping the ante, book a HOYTS LUX ticket and enjoy dinner, drinks and the beloved HOYTS recliner. 

Valentine's Day in Sydney: Treats

Frenchie's Bakery & Pâtisserie

Score Your Valentine a Heart-Shaped Macaron 

Frenchie's Bakery & Pâtisserie are well aware that many people's love language is sweet treats (we know ours is). They've crafted the macaron to rule them all this V-Day which is filled with fresh raspberries, passionfruit curd and raspberry coulis. A range of other heart-shaped biscuits are available in-store and online if you fancy treating your lover to the whole range. 

4/61-71 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery 

Black Star Pastry

Enjoy a Sweet Treat from Black Star Pastry

Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, Black Star Pastry is sharing the love with a collection of Valentine's Day-themed sweet treats. Our pick? The 'Sweet Heart' Chocolate Cake. Hand-sculpted in the perfect V-Day red, with layers of cherry and coconut financier mousse, coconut ganache, cherry compote, toasted coconut streusel and dark chocolate mousse, it's all topped off with a crystallised rose petal. Simply irresistible. 

Available for pre-order from January 31 and to purchase in-store from 11 February until 14 February.

Valentine's Day in Sydney: Drinks



For something a little simpler this V-Day, why not swing by this micro-bar for a limited-edition loved-up cocktail? Available only between Wednesday 7th Feb and Wednesday 21st Feb, Vinabar's V-day cocktail special is a twist on the classic white lady -we're talking rose water syrup AND ground dehydrated rose petals for maximum romance points. 

332 Kent Street, Sydney 

Valentine's Day in Sydney: Dinner

Kyiv Social (Image Credit: Kitti Gould)

Kyiv Social 

We love a menu that offers something a little special and Kyiv Social have got just that - they will donate four meals to those in Australian and Ukraine in need with every seat booked. As if that isn't enough to draw you in, the six-course menu is looking mighty fine. A glass of Spring Vale Salute sparkling wine will kick things off followed by pull apart buns, cabbage rolls, kingfish crudo, steamed dumplings, chicken Kyiv and dessert. SO much to love. 

$99 per person 

202 Broadway, Chippendale 

Bar Lucia

Bar Lucia 

There is something about this Potts Point gem that is inherently romantic. Maybe it's the mood lighting, maybe the opulent oil paintings. This V-Day, Bar Lucia's sexy Spanish-inspired interiors are setting the scene to the dreamiest set menu. You'll be greeted with a glass of champagne and a plate of Sydney rock oysters served with Vermouth granita before moving through to canapes and the pièce de résistance - lobster paella. Finish it off with a crema Catalana. As for drinks, they've got charming wines by the bucket load. 

$115 per person

5 Kellett Street, Potts Point 

Longshore (Image Credit: Jason Loucas)


If you haven't yet had the chance to pop by Longshore, V-day is the perfect excuse. Having scored a hat within its first year of operation, this speciality seafood restaurant is more than a touch impressive. Longshore's Valentine's Day set menu will kick off with a swathe of bite-sized snacks before moving into an entree, main course and dessert. 

Wednesday February 14th to Saturday February 17th 

$120 per person, book here 

5 Kensington Street, Chippendale 



We've long been fans of love song dedication and clearly so is Rekodo. Treat your lover to a set menu of Japanese-inspired delights plus cocktail on arrival before selecting and dedicating a song via their live DJ! You won't be forgetting this V-Day anytime soon. 

$130 per person 

Level 1/35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Chin Chin

Chin Chin 

Serving options, our favourite, Chin Chin have three set menu options for all you lovers to choose from this V-Day. Select either the $110, $130 or $150 per person set menu, each of which will be filled with Chin Chin favourites like kingfish sashimi, grilled chicken panang curry and crispy duck and chilli jam pancakes. Yummo! 

69 Commonwealth Street, Sydney 

Ripples Chowder Bay (Image Credit: Vaida Photography)

Ripples Chowder Bay 

Settings don't get more romantic than this. Ripples Chowder Bay boasts views that'll sweep your date off their feet. Sunset on the deck will set the mood whilst the three-course set menu with bread and snacks keeps things easy. We recommended upping the romance with two glasses of Moet and freshly shucked oysters. 

Wednesday February 14th, from 6pm 

$149 per person, book here 

7C Chowder Bay Road, Mosman 



Locations don't get more romantic than this. With a prime position just steps from the beach, Bobby's is begging to be filled with sweet loved-up diners. The V-Day offering at this Mediterranean-inspired eatery is all about choice. You'll be welcomed with a signature cocktail before chowing down on a swathe of shared entrees, followed by the main of your choice and a delicious pavlova. Perfecto. 

$115 per person 

6R The Esplanade, Cronulla

Cafe Sydney

Cafe Sydney

What better way to say 'I love you' than by booking a romantic dinner for two at one of Sydney's most dazzling restaurants? This year, Cafe Sydney is going all out in the name of love and hosting a stylish, memorable and truly delicious summer-inspired five-course dinner menu plus your choice of curated cocktail on arrival.  

Wednesday February 14th 

$220 per person, book here

Level 5 Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney

Moden Kitchen & Bar

Mode Kitchen & Bar 

Mode Kitchen & Bar are doing decadent this Valentine's Day. The 4-course menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Francesco Mannelli, features indulgent starters to share, truffle-infused pasta, a choice of mains and a very special immersive dessert. 

Wednesday February 14th 

$180 per person, book here 

Ground Floor, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, 199 George Street, Sydney 


Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar

If your Valentine's favourite flavours are Levantine-inspired be sure to make a booking at Babylon Rooftop. Their 10 dish set menu is kicked off by a glass of Taittinger on arrival and will take you all the way from hummus and halloumi to Turkish coffee-cured duck and baklava cheesecake. 

Wednesday February 14th 

$120 per person, book here

Level 7/188 Pitt St, Sydney

I Maccheroni

I Maccheroni 

Love a bit of choice when it comes to your 3-course dinner? I Maccheroni are offering 3 courses this V day for $79. The best bit? You've got the whole menu to choose from. The burrata topped with figs, prosciutto and walnut, the cacio e pepe and limoncello cheesecake are highly recommended. If you're feeling fancy add custom wine pairings for an extra $50 per person. 

Wednesday February 14th 

$79 per person, book here 

3 Jersey Road, Woollahra 



If great food is as important as great service and great atmosphere, then Lana has the ultimate date night all sorted for you and your plus one! Head Chef Alex Wong has curated a collection of 12 dishes including WA scampi ssam, 2GR Wagyu flank and houchija and vanilla creme caramel. There are also two optional extras to take the night to the next level, plus a punchy collection of cocktails and wine. 

Wednesday February 14th

$169 per person, book here

Level 1, Hinchcliff House, 5-9 Young Street, Sydney

Dean & Nancy on 22

Dean & Nancy on 22 

If romance for you is synonymous with a city skyline, Dean & Nancy on 22 delivers. The Valentine's Day "Your Way" is perfect for a relaxed evening devoid of fuss. Expect to be welcomed with a classic long stem red rose, a Valentine's cocktail each and a lovers' dessert. Swinging Good Time Jaz Trio will be serenading diners between 6pm and 9pm. 

Wednesday February 14th 

$120 per couple, book here 

2 Hunter Street, Sydney 

Novotel Sydney Paramatta

Novotel Sydney Parramatta

This is one for the ages! Spoil that special someone in your life with a decadent six-course degustation menu at 350 Restaurant & Lounge, Novotel Sydney Parramatta. Their offering includes everything from tartare, oysters, snapper and lobster ravioli to lamb backstrap. If you're feeling extra, opt for the wine pairing menu for an extra $45 per person. 

Wednesday February 14th

$95 per person, book here

350 Church Street, Parramatta

Loving this edit of ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Sydney a want to keep the romantic vibes going? Take a look at our edit of the most stunning getaways for two in NSW, then why not have a read of our article on the best honeymoon destinations in Australia.

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