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Sydney Bars and Restaurants That Are Undeniably, Unabashedly Romantic

Low lighting, jazz playlists, opulent cocktails — these date spots will help you to start planning the perfect Valentine's Day.
By Concrete Playground
January 23, 2024
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By Concrete Playground
January 23, 2024
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  • Food & Drink

    Annata

    A hatted Crows Nest gem stepping up the North Shore's fine dining game with a seriously impressive wine list.

  • Food & Drink

    AG Bar & Restaurant

    A boutique wine bar from the team behind Henri Marc.

  • Food & Drink

    Le Foote

    The Swillhouse team's long-awaited opening in The Rocks functions as a Euro wine bar, a Mediterranean bistro and a good-times pub.

  • Food & Drink

    SOUL Dining

    Daero Lee and Illa Kim's original diner championing Korean classics with a uniquely contemporary flare.

  • Food & Drink

    Busby's Bar

    The romance is turned up at Busby's, Oxford House's intimate bar with P&V wines, Maybe Sammy cocktails and snacks by Clayton Wells.

  • Food & Drink

    Chez Blue

    Find fine, affordable French dining at this chic diner in Rozelle.

  • Food & Drink

    No. 92

    A wine bar with A-plus snacks in a historic Glebe Point Road building.

  • Food & Drink

    Kuro

    A Japanese cafe, bar and restaurant inside a historic CBD sandstone building.

  • Food & Drink

    Il Baretto

    The Surry Hills institution has relocated to Oxford Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Toko Restaurant

    A go-to for great Japanese food in Sydney is now in a sleek new subterranean home on George Street with much to love.

  • Food & Drink

    Apollonia

    This underground cocktail bar is serving up romantic cocktails and plenty of negronis in the basement of Hinchcliff House.

  • Food & Drink

    Pino's Vino e Cucina

    Dig into rustic dishes and divine cocktails set amongst dark timber and candlelight in the style of an Italian farmhouse.

  • Food & Drink

    Paski Vineria Popolare

    This two-storey wine bar in the former digs of This Must Be The Place hosts weekly wine tastings and boasts food from a former Ragazzi and 10 William Street chef.

  • Food & Drink

    Pellegrino 2000

    Consider your next date night sorted.

  • Food & Drink

    Continental Deli Bar Bistro

    Where drinking cocktails gets that much better because they're served in cans.

  • Food & Drink

    Golden Age Cinema and Bar

    This revamped screening room and small bar brings a little old-school charm to 'going to the movies'.

  • Food & Drink

    Esteban

    The Tequila Mockingbird team's two-storey Mexican restaurant is home to Australia's biggest collection of premium tequila and mezcal.

  • Food & Drink

    Longshore

    Chippendale's seafood-focused restaurant and wine bar offers up luxe sustainable dining in the former Automata space.

  • Food & Drink

    Mimi's

    This restaurant at Coogee Pavilion serves bumps of caviar and hand-rolled pipi pasta — and has its own cocktail bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Bistecca

    This underground CBD restaurant specialises in just one cut of steak.

  • Food & Drink

    Raja

    You'll find underrepresented Indian dishes from a former Firedoor chef at Ezra's next-door neighbour.

  • Food & Drink

    Dean & Nancy on 22

    Enjoy mid-century decadence and modern details at this high-rise cocktail joint.

  • Food & Drink

    Nick & Nora's Parramatta

    Enjoy incredible views, a luxe 30s-inspired fit-out and a covetable Champagne collection.

  • Food & Drink

    Ragazzi Wine and Pasta

    A CBD wine and pasta bar from the Love, Tilly Devine crew.

  • Food & Drink

    The Cumberland

    This Manly cocktail bar is hidden behind a fridge — with 250 different whiskies, creative cocktails and plenty of snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Love, Tilly Devine

    One of Sydney's first small bars, this Darlinghurst wine bar never gets old.

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Hubert

    High-class French food in a subterranean space on Bligh Street, where the steak is the stuff of legend.

  • Food & Drink

    Charlie Parker's

    The cosy basement bar at Fred's with exposed sandstone, seasonal cocktails and killer bar snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Cho Cho San

    In a minimalist, well-designed setting, you’ll enjoy Japanese cuisine in a reimagined izakaya style.

  • Food & Drink

    10 William St

    This lively Paddington stalwart is a portal into some of the best wine, pasta and snacks this city has to offer.

  • Food & Drink

    Bennelong

    Bennelong's food is somehow just as show-stopping as its views.

  • Food & Drink

    Bert's

    A decadent dining room and bar attached to Merivale's northern beaches pub.

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