6 February 2018
Natural beauty and a love of food provide Sydney with a range of spectacular dining experiences. Whether you want to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary, or just need a night of carefree pampering, Sydney is full of beautiful restaurants that are perfect for any occasion. Check out some of the most romantic restaurants in Sydney and get ready to impress that special someone.
With its world-renowned chefs and celebrity diners, Aria is a winning spot for a glitzy date night. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, making Aria one of the most scenic places to dine in the city. The award-winning menu also boasts an array of fine wines and specially selected dishes that are sure to impress any gourmet.
Dazzle your date with sophisticated food served in a beautiful Art Deco building in the CBD. The Bridge Room is both in demand and highly awarded, earning three Chef Hats and the title of ‘Best Restaurant in Australia’ (Qantas Business Travel) in 2017 alone. Diners can choose between one and three courses for lunch, or two to four courses for dinner, with full tasting menus and sommelier-selected wine pairings available for each.
The flagship restaurant of acclaimed chef Tetsuya Wakada, Tetsuya’s takes the best of French and Japanese cuisine and serves it up in an exquisite setting. The restaurant’s 10-course set degustation menu is sure to provide an unforgettable culinary experience, while the main dining rooms (which overlook a tranquil Japanese garden) provide an enchanting backdrop to the world-class food.
Monopole in Potts Point is a small, atmospheric restaurant which specialises in share plates—a perfect combination for loved-up couples. Tucked away in a quiet part of the city, Monopole is open for dinner every night of the week, and for lunch on weekends. Show off your knowledge and browse more than 500 wines from across the world, including many rare, organic and biodynamic wines.
Amaze your date with the divine food and warm ambience of Pilu at Freshwater. The award-winning menu at Pilu offers a range of Sardinian dishes reimagined with a modern twist. For the ultimate romantic evening, request a corner table on the verandah for a spectacular view overlooking Freshwater Beach and the ocean beyond.
This sleek wine bar is a fantastic spot to watch the sunset with your favourite person. Just off the main strip in Bondi, The Crossing offers Mediterranean and Australian dishes in a laid-back, romantic atmosphere. Dine over smooth jazz and sip mulled wine on the cosy couches in winter, or enjoy a warm, balmy evening on the outdoor tables in summer.
Just around the corner, Fratelli Paradiso offers a laid-back vibe for date nights and more. This intimate venue pairs effortless charm (think blackboards and exposed brick) with a robust menu of classic Italian dishes. There’s also a great selection of Italian and Australian wines to explore alongside a popular cheese and dessert menu. Fratelli Paradiso is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.