Wine & dine your Valentine

Check out what’s on offer at some of Sydney’s favourite restaurants on Valentine’s Day this year.

Aria will have sittings for lunch from 12pm (last sitting at 1:30pm) and dinner from 5:30pm. 

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Dinner includes a 6-course degustation for $275pp, with variations available on this for lunch sittings. These include 4-course degustation for $225pp; 4-course degustation plus two glasses of Ruinart Brut Champagne for $285pp; 6-course degustation for $275pp. 

Beverage pairings are available at both sittings, alongside oysters, snacks and champagne offered throughout and a small bouquet of flowers upon departure. The Ruinart Summer Wine Bar will also be open on Sunday, 14 February, for snacks and Ruinart Champagne available before and after lunch or dinner in Aria’s Wharf Room overlooking Circular Quay. 

Bentley Restaurant + Bar
Bentley Restaurant + Bar is offering up a Valentine’s Day special menu of 5-courses in addition to snacks for $200pp. Optional wine ($100pp standard/$200pp premium) or non-alcoholic ($75pp) pairings can also be enjoyed. 

Chiswick Woollahra
Chiswick will have extended trading hours on Valentine’s Day, offering an exclusive set menu at both lunch and dinner sittings for $110pp. Both include a limited edition raspberry and chocolate macaron for the occasion. 

To help with the ultimate romantic V-Day picnic, Chiswick will also have Valentine’s Day picnic packages on offer. The luxury hampers ($150) are made to feed two and include wood-fired focaccia, Toolunka Creek olives, Chiswick crudités with white bean hummus, house-made ricotta, barra-massalata and crispy bits, stone fruit with nasturtium and snow peas, heirloom tomato with Berkshire prosciutto, rose Turkish delight and a rose from Hermetica. Moët & Chandon Rosé available for an additional cost. 

Cirrus will be offering a share-style menu priced at $180pp and matching wines for an additional $80pp. The exclusive menu features raw yellowfin tuna with preserved lemon, nectarine and kombu. 

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CBD dining at its finest, Monopole has a Valentine’s Day shared menu for $120pp, with the option to add matching wines for $80pp. 

North Bondi Fish
Whether it be a sun-soaked lunch or candlelit dinner overlooking the beach, North Bondi Fish is a great spot to wine and dine your significant other. It’s also perfect for those wanting a few cocktails with the gals for Galentine’s, with DJ Dolso spinning beats from 2–5pm. 

NOMAD will be open for lunch with their regular à la carte menu then commencing dinner with an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu from 5:30pm. The Valentine’s Day set menu comes at $165pp, featuring fried okra with baharat spice; cannellini bean hommus and wood-oven flatbread; wagyu bresaola; Vannella burrata with fennel jam; Clarence River baby octopus with harissa and lime. Guests will have an additional option to extend their menu with oysters, caviar and baklava petit fours. 

Ria Pizza + Wine Bar
Sydney’s hottest new pizzeria is celebrating Valentine’s Day with their full à la carte menu, available for lunch or dinner from 12pm. Ria have also just introduced takeaway, should you wish to grab a pizza and take it to your favourite spot for sunset.

The crème de la crème of vegetarian dining, Yellow has prepared a 5-course Valentine’s Day special with snacks to accompany for $140pp and the option to add matching wines for $80pp. The menu features two new dishes: purple daikon with green apple and wild fennel & sweet corn with chilli and tomatillo. 

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