Valentine’s Day | Last-minute dining options in Sydney from Merivale, AVC and more

If you still have not booked for Valentine’s Day, why not consider the below venues which offer an both an exceptional price point and experience to share with your loved one.

The Winery
$95pp – Wine and dine someone special this Valentine’s Day, with The Winery’s four-course tasting menu, including a glass of champagne on arrival. Tasting menu includes Sydney rock oysters, grilled pork belly, chilli crab fettuccine and white chocolate mousse with champagne jelly and red velvet cake for dessert. Available to book Friday, 12 February to Sunday, 14 February. Book here.

Manly Wine
$80pp – Spoil your loved one with ocean views at Manly Wine with a three-course set menu and a glass of Chandon on arrival. Menu includes shared entrees (seared scallops, Queensland tiger king prawn cocktail), choice of mains (300g flank steak, hapuka fillet or four cheese ravioli), finished with a delicious pavlova for dessert. Book here.

Kingsleys Woolloomooloo
Share the romance with a classic Australian dining experience at Kingsleys Woolloomooloo, whilst taking in the breathtaking harbour and city views from Sydney’s iconic Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf. Kingsleys will offer their à la carte menu along with a special Valentine’s dessert – a hazelnut chocolate love heart with a strawberry tuile, chocolate crumble and caramel mousse. Book here.

Cucina Porto
$80pp (Food Only) + $30pp (Valentine’s Duo / 2 Cocktails) – Chef Martino Pulito has designed the perfect night for you to share with your special someone. The set menu provides you with a delicious taste of The Star’s newest Italian restaurant, including Pacific oysters as an aperitivo, fagottini pasta with Australian prawn & ricotta, potato vellutata and parsley oil; John Dory and beef tagliata for mains, and salame al cioccolato for dessert. Diners can also add on a Valentine’s Duo for $30, which includes two cocktails: London Dry Gin, Montepulciano Abruzzo, Black Tea blend, Aquafaba & Citrus and London Dry Gin, Pinot Grigio, Blue Pea Flower Tea, Aquafaba & Citrus. Book here.

Grill’d are doubling the love this Valentine’s Day offering 2 for 1 burgers (or salads) to those who choose to dine-in with their date. Customers simply need to sign up to Grill’d’s free Relish loyalty program via the website or app to redeem the offer. 

Grill’d burgers are 100% natural, made with ZERO artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and are a great healthy alternative to celebrate Valentine’s Day. *Valid at all Grill’d restaurants. Dine in only; not available for takeaway, via online ordering or for delivery. Offer is for a free burger or salad with the purchase of a burger or salad.


Merivale has a range of romantic restaurants to suit everyone’s Valentine’s Day desires. Bookings are still available at Mimi’s, Una Mas, Bert’s, Hotel Centennial, and Fred’s and can be made here

The below restaurants have put together special Valentine’s Day menus and bookings are still available. 

$150pp with a glass of champagne on arrival. View Valentine’s Day menu here. Perfect for a long lunch. 
Sitting atop ivy, uccello provides the ultimate poolside oasis in the CBD taking its cues from the Italian coastline. Chef Nigel Ward’s menu makes the most of the restaurant’s wood-fired oven and charcoal barbecue and is inspired by the traditional recipes and techniques he picked up on his travels throughout regional Italy. Start with antipasto, like San Daniele prosciutto, charred stone fruit, stracciatella & almonds or Burraduc Valley buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomato & marjoram, followed by dishes like spanner crab tagliolini, zucchini & Calabrian chilli or 200g Tajima sirloin MS6 with watercress & porcini butter for main. The perfect Valentine’s Day dessert is the Rum Baba with mascarpone, blood plum & pistachio praline, which is lit alight at the table to really set your night on fire. 

Bar Totti’s
$90pp including a glass of champagne. View Valentine’s Day menu here
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 king fish, followed by shared house-made antipasti, including Totti’s signature wood-fired bread, prosciutto, burrata and tomatoes. Move on to grilled king prawns with chilli and fennel and a 500g Brooklyn Valley sirloin, and top it off with a sweet spot of tiramisu or a Neapolitan ice-cream sandwich to share with the one you love.

$150pp with a glass of champagne on arrival. View Valentine’s Day menu here. Dinner only. 

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. Head chef Mike Flood has created a produce-driven menu of honest, simple food; think cold smoked king salmon, dill crème, capers & rye toast and terrine of foie gras, pork, pistachio, seeded mustard & grilled sourdough to start, followed by confit duck leg, pommes sarladaise, radicchio & almonds and grass-fed filet mignon, confit field mushroom & truffle butter. Finish it off with profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce or a vanilla crème brulée to share with your hot date. 

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