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12 Sydney Valentine’s Day Events to Spark Romance

Don't settle for lame dates this Valentine's Day! These are Sydney's top restaurants, bars and venues hosting romantic experiences this February 14th.

Manly Wine
Manly Wine

This Valentine’s day, don’t phone it in with a box of chocolates and overpriced roses – we’ve done the hard yards and scoped out the most fun, exciting and unique dining experiences across the city for your long-awaited date. Here's your guide to the best places to book this Valentine's Day in Sydney to impress your lover.

Kings Cross Distillery
Kings Cross Distillery
Kings Cross Distillery

Looking for something fun to do this ‘Galentine’s Day’ with your friends? Head to Kings Cross Distillery for a fun Singles Lunch followed by a cheeky speed dating session – who knows what new friendships could spark into romances by the end of the day! No need to be shy, you'll be in a distillery surrounded by cocktails. Come Valentine's Day, couple can indulge in a feast and even upgrade their spread to include caviar. 

Singles Lunch- Saturday 13th February

Valentine's Day- Sunday 14th February

$120 per person (each event)

Shop 8, Ground Floor/127-133 Macleay Street, Potts Point 

CHI by Lotus (Photo credit: Alana Dimou)
CHI by Lotus (Photo credit: Alana Dimou)
Chi by Lotus

Barangaroo's new kid on the block has got your Valentine's Dinner plans sorted! Chi by Lotus' special menu has been designed with loved up couples (or hungry singles) in mind, from the delish welcome cocktail and stunning steamed scallops, to the way-too-delicious yuzu cheesecake. With beautiful water views looking out over the sunset across Barangaroo, this one is sure to deliver on romance.

Sunday 14th February

$99 per person

Shop 2/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Bar Totti's (Photo credit: Nikki To)
Bar Totti's (Photo credit: Nikki To)
Bar Totti's

Mike Eggert’s menu of simple, delicious food is perfect for a Valentine's Day date. Kick off with crudo di mare of Sydney rock oysters, honey bugs and wild kingfish, followed by shared house-made antipasti including Totti’s signature wood-fired bread, prosciutto, burrata, tomatoes. Move onto grilled king prawns with chilli and fennel and a Brooklyn Valley sirloin, and top it off with a sweet hit of tiramisu or a neapolitan ice-cream sandwich to share with the one you love. 

Sunday 14th February

$90 per person

Shop 4/330 George Street, Sydney


Uccello (Photo credit: Steven Woodburn)
Uccello (Photo credit: Steven Woodburn)
uccello

Sitting atop ivy, uccello provides the ultimate poolside oasis in the CBD taking its cues from the Italian coastline. Your romantic dinner for two will start with Champagne on arrival and moreish antipasto like San Daniele prosciutto charred stone fruit, stracciatella, Burraduc Valley buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomato, and marjoram. The feast continues with your choice of spanner crab tagliolini or the Tajima sirloin for mains. The perfect Valentine's Day dessert is the Rum Baba with mascarpone, blood plum, pistachio praline which is set alight at the table to really up the ante.

Sunday 14th February

$150 per person

4/320 George Street, Sydney

Manly Wine
Manly Wine
Manly Wine

Spoil your loved one with ocean views and a three-course set menu at beachside Manly Wine. You'll start with a glass of Chandon on arrival and then make your way through the decadent menu of seared scallops, Queensland king tiger prawns, flank steak, four-cheese ravioli, and pavlova.

$80 per person

8/13 South Steyne, Manly

Bodhi Restaurant
Bodhi Restaurant
Bodhi Restaurant

Share a guilt-free plant-based dining experience with your loved one underneath a canopy of fairy light-entwined fig trees this Valentine’s Day, with Bodhi Restaurant Bar’s delicious two-nights-only special menu. From their vegan peking duck pancakes and crispy eggplant dish to their sumptuous dessert share plate, you and your date are in for a real treat.

13th-14th February

From $69 per person

2/4 College Street, Sydney 

Madame Shanghai (Photo credit: Inlighten)
Madame Shanghai (Photo credit: Inlighten)
Madame Shanghai

Looking for somewhere to settle in for a leisurely long lunch this Valentine's Day? Madame Shanghai is the perfect spot for you and your loved one. Their luxurious Valentine's Day themed menu will include a rose mojito, crispy skin duck pancakes, steamed barramundi fillet with black bean, lemon and chilli oil for a little bit of a spice and a decadent serving of chocolate-dipped strawberries to finish.  

Sunday 14th February (Lunch)

$118 per person

18 College Street, Darlinghurst

Forrester's
Forrester's
Forrester's

Bask in the sunshine this V Day in Phylli’s gorgeous garden oasis, where you and your date (or mate) can enjoy a four-course bespoke degustation menu including two entrees, one main with sides and a shared dessert along with paired gin cocktails. To sweeten the deal, Forrester’s have teamed up with 78° Better Gin and will be donating $10 from every booking to charity as part of their ‘Purveyor of Better’ program. 

Sunday 14th February

$90 per person

336 Riley Street, Surry Hills

Barangaroo House (Photo credit: Steven Woodburn)
Barangaroo House (Photo credit: Steven Woodburn)
Barangaroo House

Get lost and lusty with a decadent lunch or dinner at BEA restaurant. Choose from either a la carte or the set two-course menu which includes a pre-or post-meal Campari spritz upstairs in rooftop cocktail bar Smoke. Take your Valentine's Day date experience to the next level with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé. 

13th-14th February

$125 per person

35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Lotus Double Bay (Photo credit: Alana Dimou)
Lotus Double Bay (Photo credit: Alana Dimou)
Lotus Double Bay

Located in the InterContinental Hotel in Double Bay, the newly opened Lotus Double Bay is the perfect setting for a romantic night out with your special someone. Hideaway in one of their intimate red booths while indulging in an opulent dinner menu, complete with a glass of bubbles or cocktail on arrival.  Why not splurge and stay on at the hotel for the night for the ultimate romantic experience? 

Sunday 14th February

$99 per person

InterContinental Hotel, Shop 3/33 Cross Street, Double Bay

Felix
Felix
Felix

Tucked away in Ash Street in Sydney’s CBD, you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled into the backstreets of Paris with Felix’s intoxicating ambience. And nothing says romance like a decadent French meal. From cold smoked king salmon and confit duck, to profiteroles and vanilla crème brûlée to share with your hot date. 

Sunday 14th February

$150 per person

2 Ash Street, Sydney

The Botanist Picnic Box
The Botanist Picnic Box
The Botanist

With two great experiences to choose from, you can either spoil your loved one with a romantic lunch or dinner in this leafy Kirribilli oasis, or venture outdoors for a picnic overlooking Sydney’s sparkling harbour. Cosy up in a candlelit corner at The Botanist and indulge in the delicious Mediterranean inspired Valentine’s Day menu. For a more laid back date, why not opt for the takeaway couples picnic that includes a Botanist feast, picnic rug and some special surprises. 

Sunday 14th February

The Botanist Lunch or Dinner- $79 per person

Takeaway Couples Picnic- $72 per person

17 Willoughby Street, Kirribilli