Where to eat this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day on The Glenmore Rooftop!

For all you lovers out there, whether in a relationship or crushing on your mates, celebrate Valentine’s Day on The Glenmore’s rooftop. Book for lunch or dinner with a view, whilst enjoying a drink and some snacks. Share a plate of antipasto with mortadella, prosciutto, caperberries, olives, hummus, pita, truffled honey ricotta and beetroot dip; or spaghetti with zucchini flower, asparagus, chilli, garlic, spinach and parmesan cheese; then finish with an indulgent chocolate tart with crème fraiche, strawberries and pistachio praline. Looking for love? Singles grab a squad and show your Bumble profile to staff to receive a complimentary espresso martini.

Available: Thursday 14 February

Price:  Free entry

Address: 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

Website: theglenmore.com.au

Valentine’s Day at Misfits, Redfern

This Valentine’s Day book in for Misfits’ Tunnel of Love. Find yourself nestled into a booth by the bar or cosy up by the fire in the secret cocktail lounge behind the bookcase. With your reservation receive complimentary truffles before delving into signature dishes including the roast garlic and rosemary polenta chips; roasted beetroot with fig, bitter greens and balsamic; kingfish ceviche with cucumber, coconut and lime; or perhaps share the slow cooked lamb shoulder served with smoked eggplant, parsley and pomegranate.  Finish on a sweet note with the indulgent dulce de leche with chocolate, while enjoying live entertainment from Frankie & Charles, for a perfect night out. Make your evening special by pairing your feast with Perrier Jouet Blason Rosé.  

Available: Thursday 14 February

Time: Venue open from 4.00pm, bookings from 5.30pm

Bookings: misfitsredfern.com.au

Address: Level 1, 106 George Street, Redfern  

Website: misfitsredfern.com.au

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Bistro Mosman

Treat your special someone to a delectable French dinner at Bistro Mosman for Valentine’s Day. On arrival enjoy a glass of French champagne before choosing from a selection of entrees including les huitres: Sydney rock oysters; and Le souffle au crabe: Alaskan snow crab souffle with bisque. For mains, select from delicious dishes like le filet de boeuf: 200gm Grainge beef fillet with fries and bearnaise sauce; and le barramundi et son beurre a la grenobloise; pan roasted Cone Bay barramundi with crushed peas, brown butter, capers and croutons. What’s a romantic dinner without a selection of desserts? Head chef Jon Trouillet asks you to choose from his le Coeur a l’ eau de rose: heart rosewater parfait with strawberry and pistachio or try the ma pavlorine: the sphere of meringue with fresh berries, raspberry sorbet and cream chantilly. Prefer a lunch date? The traditional a la carte menu is available from 12pm.

Available: Thursday 14 February

Price: $110pp

Time: Lunch as normal from 12pm – 3pm, Valentine’s Day dinner 5.30pm – late

Bookings: dine@bistromosman.com.au

Address: 76 Middle Head Road, Mosman

Website: www.bistromosman.com.au

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Efendy, Balmain

Indulge your loved one in a Valentine’s Day Turkish banquet at Efendy. To start sit down and share a selection of entrees including rock oysters with salgam granita; watermelon with goat feta and kalamata olives; and snow pea hummus with crispy artichoke hearts and fried quail egg. Move onto the heartier dishes with beef cheek mucver (fritter) with sumac yoghurt; swordfish and halloumi skewers with warm heirloom tomatoes and orange; wagyu hanger fillet with date pekmez (syrup), labneh berries and purple basil; and a salad of red cabbage, carrot and iceberg lettuce. For dessert, the team has romance in mind with the lokma (sweet fried dough) with isot chocolate. Want to make the evening memorable? Add matching Turkish wines.


When:  Thursday 14 February

Time: 5.00pm – late  

Price: $95pp or $145 with Turkish matching wines  

Bookings: 02 9810 5466

Address: 79 Elliot Street, Balmain

Website: efendy.com.au

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Anason, Barangaroo 

This Valentine’s Day treat your loved one to a traditional Turkish four-course feast at Anason. On arrival enjoy a glass of Lanson Champagne and a choice of the chef’s canapes, before sitting down to share a selection of dishes. For starters think, ekmek: pita bread with acuka; incir dolmasi: stuffed fig with shanklish (cheese) and roast almonds; and pastirma: cured salmon with fennel and pickled chillies. Move on to chef Somer Sivrioglu’s signature dishes including, borek: cigar roll with rhubarb, wild greens and goats cheese; kadayif king prawns (wrapped in thin pastry) with walnut muhammara; patlican: grilled eggplant with burnt yogurt, pomegranate and wild rice; and kilbasti: wagyu hanger fillet with spinach borani. With the waterfront views sit back and enjoy dessert, a Valentine’s mess with mastika cream, meringue, berries, grapes and rose liqueur.

 When:  Thursday 14 February

Time: 5.00pm – late  

Price: $110pp  

Bookings: bookings@anason.com.au

Address: 5/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Website: www.anason.com.au

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar, Barangaroo

This Valentine’s Day treat your loved one to a New Orleans, Louisiana inspired three-course dinner at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar for just $79pp. Choose from dishes such as BBQ clams and mussels, roasted lamb rump with smoked cauliflower puree and Cajun spiced pomme dauphine as well as the soft pretzel dessert. Plus, you’ll also get to enjoy water views, an extensive wine selection, some of the best atmosphere in Barangaroo and Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige for just $15 by the glass.

Available: Thursday 14 February

Price: $79pp

Time: 5.30pm – late

Bookings: nolasydney.com/events

Address: Level 1, One International Towers Sydney, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Cnr Barangaroo Ave & Shipwright Walk

Website: nolasydney.com

Bea Mine, Bea Restaurant

Looking for a romantic Valentine’s day idea? Forget the flowers and the chocolates. Treat your special someone to a delicious share style dinner, created especially for the day of love, by Head Chef Cory Campbell. Share a selection of plates including, cured trout with dill, crème fraiche and flatbread; WA marron with spiced butter; and roast eye fillet with onion mustard, salsa verde and smoked bone marrow. Before indulging in dessert with chocolate bubble gum, raspberry, riberry muskstick and Davidson plum marshmallow. With waterfront views in the bea-utiful surrounds of Bea restaurant and a glass of Ruinart Champagne on arrival, you’re sure to impress any guest.

Available: Thursday 14 February

Price: $125pp

Time: 5.30pm – late

Bookings: barangaroohouse.com.au/bea-restaurant-book-now or call 02 8587 5400

Address: Barangaroo House, 1/35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Website: barangaroohouse.com.au/bea-restaurant


Smoking Hot Date, Smoke Rooftop

The Award-winning rooftop bar brings you an evening of indulgence that takes your Valentine’s Day to new heights. Smoke’s Valentine’s package steals the hearts of those looking for an exclusive evening of devotion, including an array of delicious Australian tapas, accompanied with bottomless* Champagne and cocktails. Share a mixture of olives; oysters with watermelon and rose; zucchini flowers with crab; sashimi; kingfish katsu sando; and a cheese plate.  Whether it’s the love of a partner or the love of a friend you’re celebrating, Smoke keeps the happiness flowing.

Available: Thursday 14 February

Price: $200pp

Time: Sittings at 6-6.30pm and 8.30-9.00pm (*2 hour package)

Bookings: res.smoke@solotel.com.au or call 02 8587 5400

Address: Barangaroo House, 1/35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Website: barangaroohouse.com.au/smoke-bar

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Bel & Brio, Barangaroo

Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day at Bel &Brio with an Italian degustation curated by executive chef Davide Incardona. To start, sit down and enjoy homemade artisan bread served with olive oil, 12-year-old aged balsamic and sea salt; and the seared ruby tuna with a sesame seed crust, shaved fennel, snow peas, marinated artichokes, citrus dress and a pistachio crumb. Next dive into the homemade spaghetti with spanner crab, fresh tomato, herb and charcoal bread crumbs topped with chilli; and the carnaroli risotto with saffron, parmesan cheese, artichokes and caramelised almonds. Finish mains with the baked zucchini with buffalo ricotta and smoked eggplant mousse finished with parmesan crisps, aged balsamic vinegar and tomato pesto; and the slow roasted lamb shoulder with sweet potato puree, balsamic baby onions, demiglace sauce and crispy sage. For dessert indulge in the signature pistachio tiramisu served with savoiardi biscuits, Sicilian pistachios infused in a mascarpone cheese topped with fresh raspberries. 

Available: Thursday 14 February

Price: $99pp or with matching wines $174pp

Time: 6.00pm – late

Bookings: belandbrio.com.au/book-a-table

Address: 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Website: belandbrio.com.au

Valentine’s Day at The Tropic, Burleigh

Indulge your loved one in a Valentine’s Day banquet at The Tropic. Enjoy a glass of NV Veuve Clicquot Rosé on arrival before sitting down to share a selection of signature dishes. Start with some freshly shucked oysters before feasting on the stracciatella with watermelon, fresh mint and lime; kingfish crudo with citrus dressing, finger lime and dill oil; ocean king prawns with dry vermouth butter, shellfish oil and basil, and heirloom tomatoes and butterbeans. For dessert, head chef Guillaume Zika has romance in mind with the ‘red chocolate’ with raspberry, beetroot and ginger. With uninterrupted ocean views, it’s a dinner to impress.


When:  Thursday 14 February

Time: 12pm till late

Price: $125pp

Bookings: events@burleighpavilion.com.au

Address: Level 1, 43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

Website:  www.burleighpavilion.com.au