Choosing a place to eat for date night can be a never ending saga if you’re both indecisive.
Here our top 5 thoughtful and romantic meal recommendations to suit every kind of date:
1. The Classic Romantic Dinner: French at Loluk Bistro (Surry Hills, NSW)
For a traditional romantic night out, take your date to France! Well, Sydney’s small slice of France at LoLuk Bistro. Inspired by southern French cuisine, Luc & Loic takes nostalgic flavours out of their family recipe book to create a warm and cosy culinary experience that’s so authentic, even the menu is in French. We recommend the filet mignon de porc rosé for mains and their classic profiteroles for dessert.
2. For a Pre-show Snacking: Charcuterie Board and Drinks at Opera Bar
If you’re out to see a show at the theatre, or in the mood to grab a couple of drinks with a spectacular view, share a charcuterie board and a few bevvies at the Opera Bar. Whether it’s a first date or a special day, the Opera Bar is a perfect scenic space to unwind and also a great place for a conversation starter. For a fun cocktail, try their signature drinks like the Sydney Sling No.2.
3. The Casual but Cute Date: Romantic Pasta at Acme (Rushcutters Bay, NSW)
If you’re hoping to recreate the spaghetti and meatball scene from Lady And The Tramp, this isn’t the place. However, you can’t go wrong with Acme’s pasta menu for a casual first date. Their menu is a simple yet inventive selection of Italian dishes with an Asian twist. We recommend the bucatini pasta with capers and fried garlic sauce and if your date happens to eat gluten-free, they have gluten-free options!
4. Fine Tasting: Six Course Tasting Menu at Luke’s Kitchen (Sydney, NSW)
If both of you fancy yourselves as foodies, we reckon Luke’s Kitchen six-course $85 menu is a great option for couples who just want to try a bit of everything. Enjoy their Amuse of the Day, Sashimi with black kingfish and coconut yoghurt, spice-crusted snapper fillet, Mandalong citrus grilled quail paired with quail eggs, their grilled sirloin with butternut chutney and their Passionfruit cheesecake. You can also get matching wines for just $45.
5. Something Fancy: De Beaurepaire Wine Dinner at Ryne (Fitzroy, North VIC)
For a really special occasion and you’re not up for deciding, try Ryne’s seasonal 6 course De Beaurepaire Wine Dinner menu at $129 per person. You can expect a sophisticated selection of Instagram-worthy dishes like their signature pan fried scallops paired with matching wines.