Stuck for Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Then check out this extensive list of Sydney venues celebrating Valentine’s Day as well as gift ideas ranging from Australian sparkling to luxury pop-up picnics.
2023 Bird in Hand Pinot Rosé ($23)
The 2023 Rose has lifted strawberry, wild raspberry, red apple and musk aromas with a vibrant, pale pink colour from brief skin contact. Lively, flavoursome and juicy fruit weight on the mid-palate with a refreshing textural finish. Purchase here.
2023 Bird in Hand Sparkling ($25)
A light, delicate sparkling, pearl pink in colour, with floral notes and hints of fresh strawberry and citrus blossom on the nose. Its lively palate evokes flavours of fleshy red berry fruits with a delicate bead, leading to a refreshing, clean finish. Purchase here.
FUNDAY Sour Peach Hearts ($4.50 a packet)
Valentine’s Day needn’t be an expensive exercise. Show your bestie how much you love them by gifting them a packet of cute FUNDAY sour peach hearts, or a box of 12 for $54. Packed with loads of goodness the FUNDAY Sweets Sour Peach Hearts have 90% less sugar than competing products on the market and feature a whopping 7g more of healthy fibre.
BDK Bouquet de Hongrie 100ml ($329)
A balcony full of flowers, overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royals. A Parisian morning like no other, a day of endless possibilities. A fragrance that celebrates the beauty of nature in full bloom, a floral scent bursting with fruits. This crisp Eau de Parfum opens itself with top notes of pear, blackcurrant and strawberry. Purchase here.
Rosé by Paddington Lane Wine Co. ($22.99)
Bringing to life the diversity of Rosé locally, Paddington Lane Wine Co. is encouraging consumers to rediscover the full spectrum of Rosé, offering a range of delicious styles to suit different tastes. The new range features three distinct wines inspired by traditional European Rosés, such as dry French and more savoury Italian styles, with grapes sourced from leading South Australian wine regions and crafted to reflect their unique origins – No. 1 Dry Rosé from the Fleurieu Peninsula, No. 2 Savoury Rosé from the Riverlands, and No. 3 Soft Rosé hailing from the Limestone Coast. Purchase here.
Goodradigbee Freshwater Blush Gin ($79.00)
If you want to impress through your cocktail-making skills or by gifting a little sweetness this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Goodradigbee Freshwater Blush celebration gin. Packed with Davidson plums, desert limes and strawberry gums, the bittersweet native fruits and zesty botanicals are like a party on your tongue. Purchase here or at Dan Murphys.
Rekodo ($130 per person)
This Valentine’s Day, Eat Up, Listen Hard and Love even harder at Rekodo. There are two options available for the evening. A set menu – treat your loved one to a delicious multi-course Japanese-inspired menu and cocktail on arrival for $130 per person. Or, opt for items from the regular a la carte menu. Plus, the venue has taken inspiration from its popular Jukebox Bottomless – you’ll be able to select and dedicate a song to your loved one with Rekodo’s DJ spinning tunes from 6pm to 10pm! Book your table here.
Sailmaker at Hyatt Regency ($99)
This Valentine’s, treat your date to an unforgettable evening of wining and dining at a romantic V-Day dinner at Sailmaker inside the Hyatt Regency Sydney. Enjoy a glass on premium sparkling on arrival, then tantalise your tastebuds with an elevated three-course seafood dinner featuring seasonal produce from local suppliers that is fresh, flavourful and sustainable. To finish your evening, a sweets trolley will see Valentine ‘s-inspired desserts prepared and served tableside! The perfect evening for a pair. Available on Wednesday 14 February from 6:00pm – 9:30pm (2-hour sitting). Book your table here
Zephyr Sky Bar at Hyatt Regency
Perched on Level 12 of Hyatt Regency Sydney, award-winning Zephyr Sky Bar takes Sydney’s bar scene to new heights. Raise a glass with your loved one whilst taking in breathtaking rooftop views of the sun setting over glistening Darling Harbour. Throughout February, Zephyr will be serving Valentine’s inspired cocktails including ‘Cherry Be Mine’ and ‘Match Made in Zephyr’ or select from Zephyr’s extensive drinks list including Mediterranean-inspired Signature Cocktails. The view and the sips are not to be missed! Available all V-Day week from 13-18 February. Book your table here
The Charles’ love notes handmade chocolate hearts ($26)
Give your heart away this Valentine’s Day. The Charles’ head pastry chef, Rhiann Mead, has recreated a classic treat for you to give away to your nearest and dearest. Made with only the best Valrhona Opalys white chocolate, these handcrafted hearts are generously filled with luscious, salted caramel or irresistibly gooey praline. There are five different colours and you can personalise your sweet gesture with one of four love note options – ‘Love you’, ‘Be mine’, ‘xoxo’, or ‘BFF’ – making your gift as unique as your Valentine. There are a limited number available for pre-order until 11 February to pick up from The Charles on 13 and 14 February. Place your order here
Loulou Valentine’s Day Hampers (from $70)
Lay a picnic rug on the grass or set up a table for two at home with candlelight and enjoy a French Valentine’s Day with Loulou. There is a range of hampers available, starting from $70, that cater for a delicious breakfast in bed through to the ultimate French-style picnic. Or curate your own with Loulou’s house-made charcuterie, parfait, a selection of cheeses and freshly baked Loulou crackers, finished with sweet chocolate mousse.
If you’d rather host an intimate dinner at home, let Loulou take care of it for you. This Valentine’s hamper ($165) includes Loulou’s incredible house-made beef wellington for two with sides including green beans almandine, green salad with Chardonnay dressing, jus gravy, chocolate mousse, as well as a single fresh rose. There are limited Valentine’s Day hampers available and pre-orders are required.
Orders must be placed by midday, 9 February and pick-up is on 13 and 14 February. Find out more here.
Picnics With Love ($350)
Earn some serious brownie points with a luxury pop-up picnic where all the hard work is done for you. Simply choose your ideal location in Sydney and your favourite picnic style – Coastal, Hamptons, Boho or Moroccan – and leave the rest to the team. You’ll arrive at an incredible setting with crystal glassware, a delicious antipasto grazing board for two, San Pellegrino water, ice buckets and ice so you can BYO whatever alcohol you fancy. Best of all, when you are done there is no packing away, washing up or hauling everything back to your car, Picnics With Love takes care of it all for you. Book your picnic here.
Wiltshire Petite Petal Range ($129 for 13 piece set)
Wiltshire’s Petite Petal 13-Piece Set will elevate your Valentine’s Day gathering. The stunning and delicate fluted edge plates, bowls and platter come in contemporary coordinating colours and are perfect for parties, snacks, serving and sharing. Take a look at the full Valentine’s Day range on offer here.
Poetica Bar & Grill Valentine’s Day exclusive
Fire, wood and charcoal are at the heart of Poetica, a refined and relaxed modern Sydney bar and grill. If beautifully smoky, slow-cooked big meats are your thing then there’s an ever-changing range of whole sirloins, T-bones and tomahawks hung in the dry-aging cabinet, sliced in-house and served in a variety of ways to keep things interesting. The swordfish, dry-aged on the bone for around seven days, sits above the fire slowly cooking until the last minute when it gets a flash on the hot grill to caramelise. It’s served with a buttery roasted fish sauce that is poured tableside. A whole rainbow trout, butterflied and cured then grilled directly over the wood to crisp the skin, is paired with fresh dill, lemon, shallots, and brown butter. Enjoy a Valentine’s Day ‘Cupid’s Bow’ cocktail made with Havana Club 3 Rum, lacto-fermented blueberries, coconut water, ginger syrup and lime juice. Book your table here.
Curatif Club Monthly Subscription
Give the cocktail connoisseur in your life the opportunity to elevate their at-home happy hour to new heights with a Curatif Club Monthly Subscription – where they can enjoy fabulously blended cocktails delivered each month.
As a Curatif Club member, your special someone will receive a thoughtfully curated selection of two distinct cocktail flavours every month (two cans of each flavour). The Curatif Club offers short-run, sometimes experimental, but always delicious cocktails. In February, Club members will enjoy refreshing Gin Daisy and Marguerite flavours that promise to excite the taste buds. Once subscribed, you can pause, skip, or cancel the membership at any time. A Curatif Club subscription is $40.50 per month for four cans, or can be made as a one-time purchase of $45.00 for four cans.
Loulou Bistro, Milsons Point ($125 per person)
Let the team at Loulou take care of all the finer details while you wine and dine your special someone over a shared three-course Valentine’s Day menu which includes a complimentary glass of Moet Chandon. Begin with pomme dauphines and carpaccio de boeuf with crème de raifort and frisée followed by a shared main of whole roasted rainbow trout with sauce vierde and fine herbs and sides of pommes frites and greed beans almondine. Finish with mousse au chocolat with roasted hazelnut and petit madeleines. There’s also the option to add oysters, caviar and cheese. Book your table here.
The Charles Grand Brasserie ($165 per person)
Go glam this Valentine’s Day at European grand brasserie, The Charles. Begin with a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne then enjoy a three-course menu designed by Executive Chef Billy Hannigan. Begin with starters of nori crisp topped with marinated ocean trout and finger lime followed by yellowfin tuna and heirloom tomato with whipped roe. The main event is the taste sensation that is The Charles’ spatchcock pithivier with morels a la Crème and sides of sugar plum tomatoes with smoked yoghurt and butter lettuce dressed in honey vinaigrette. Finish with an Eton mess with red berries and vanilla. Available for dinner bookings only, lunch is a la carte. Book your table here.
Chez Blue, Rozelle
Do Valentine’s Day your way and choose from the extensive a la carte menu while enjoying a complimentary glass of Champagne for every booking at Chez Blue. Arrive early to enjoy your complimentary glass of Moet & Chandon in the front Parisian-style intimate cocktail bar, slipping into a leather banquette table. Head chef Mark Williamson (ex-Bistro Moncur) curates a menu of classic French bistro dishes, with a playful spin. Highlights include the chicken liver pate is served with a brûléed top to crack accompanied by brioche, house-made marmalade, and pickles; and whole John Dory is topped with fresh spring asparagus, vin jaune, roe, and crispy pancetta. Just leave room for the opera cake from the dessert trolley! Book your table here.
Nomad Sydney ($185 per person)
As the universal month of love approaches, NOMAD Group is in the mood to celebrate Valentine’s Day throughout February. Launching the ‘Things We Love’ campaign, NOMAD is showing love to their extended family; their favourite suppliers. The celebrations will see NOMAD Sydney partner with the groups’ cherished producers to bring guests a series of dishes and cocktails that will rotate weekly.
NOMAD Sydney’s rotating dishes include:
- Week 1: Friday 2 Feb – Thursday 8 Feb: White chocolate sorbet, fig leaf granita, wood-roasted figs – sorbet supplied by Messina / Marrickville NSW
- Week 2: Friday 9 Feb – Thursday 15 Feb: Baked buffalo ricotta, wood-roasted peppers, Ortiz anchovies – ricotta supplied by Vannella Cheese / Marrickville NSW
- Week 3: Friday 16 Feb – Thursday 22 Feb: Smoked olive oil poached heirloom tomatoes, Jamon Iberico – olive oil supplied by ALTO / Peelwood NSW
- Week 4: Friday 23 Feb – Thursday 29 Feb: BBQ lamb ribs, black garlic, pickled green tomato – lamb supplied by Margra Lamb / Oberon NSW
Find out more about the NOMAD Sydney Valentine’s Day offer here.
a’Mare (Signature menu $160 per person | Chefs Menu $215 per person)
Indulge in classic Italian tableside dining this Valentine’s Day at a’Mare with specially curated menus by Alessandro Pavoni. Start your evening on the overlooking Sydney Harbour on our terrace with one of a’Mare’s romantic cocktails or aperitivos served tableside via our cocktail trolley and finish your evening of love with Alessandro’s signature tiramisu. Book your table here.
Three Blue Ducks ($95 per person)
A special 3-course menu with a glass of bubbles on arrival. With bespoke V-day cocktails and tasty add-ons, you’ll leave with a belly as full as your heart! Book your table here.
Herringbone Recycled Wool Blankets ($190)
These sustainable Herringbone Collection blankets are made from recycled wool offcuts and garments once headed for landfill. Despite its ancient beginnings, the herringbone pattern remains one of the most popular choices for tailoring and design. It’s an extremely versatile pattern, with its subtle design, it is an easy way to add some pattern to your decor without being too much. Ethically woven in India from 75% recycled wool and 25% mixed fibres. Available in five colours.
Chiswick ($175 per person)
Share the love in Chiswick’s idyllic garden setting this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a glass of Champagne on arrival followed by an exclusive Valentine’s Day 4-course menu created by Head Chef Daniel Cooper. Book your table here.
Pearl ($168 per person for share style menu)
Cantonese restaurant Pearl will be offering a speciality set menu during dinner service only this Valentine’s Day. The 8-course set menu designed to share includes specialty dishes such as Appellation oysters, Hokkaido scallops, lobster dumplings, Glacier 51 toothfish in X.O sauce, and salt & pepper wagyu tri-tip with black truffle sauce. Book your table here.
Franca ($165 per person)
No one does romance like the French, with Paris being the city of love, there is no better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than at Franca. Enjoy all the classics with shared entrees and a choice of main finished with the decadent Valrhona chocolate bar served with cherry sorbet. Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival. Book your table here.
Love.Fish ($90 per person)
Love.fish understands not every couple finds set menus romantic, so at love.fish there is no set menu requirement, just a $90pp minimum spend on food and beverages from their full a la carte menu. Celebrate love your way this Valentine’s Day with Australian seafood at love.fish Barangaroo. Book your table here.
Botanic House ($170 per person)
Enjoy gorgeous garden views, paired with a 3-course shared menu. Each couple will be greeted with a complimentary rose upon arrival. Book your table here.
Anason ($125 per person)
Enjoy a 4-course Valentine’s Day dinner feast including Sydney Rock Oysters with raki and melon dressing; Murray cod, pipes, green olives, raisins and isot butter; tahini chocolate mousse, dates burnt halva and vanilla ice cream; and baklava. Book your table here.
Reign at the QVB (from $69 per person)
This Valentine’s Day, Reign invites you to celebrate the most important love of all: your own. The evening will include a complimentary love tarot card reading for each attendee and the choice between three set menus. Book your table here.
- $69pp, 1 glass of bubbles, nibble and main.
- $99pp, 2 glasses of bubbles, nibble main dessert.
- $129pp, bottle for the table, 2 nibbles, main and dessert
Cirrus ($129 per person)
Enjoy a 5-course shared Valentine’s Day menu including Abrolhos scallop crudo with nectarine, tangerine and lime oil, king prawn with fermented chilli and tarragon; grilled striped trumpeter with smoked pepper, squid ink and trout roe, Jacks Creek black angus striploin with jus and mustard oil; and yoghurt sorbet, calypso mango and chocolate butterscotch. Book your table here.
The Lucky Prawn, Hawke’s Brewing Co.
The Lucky Prawn has you and your special one sorted this Valentine’s Day with a special dinner for two at $44pp. The meal starts with Prawn Crackers, Heart-shaped Prawn Toast & Dim Sims, moving onto Honey Prawns, Steamed Rice and Coleslaw for mains before finishing with a creamy Raspberry Lamington dessert.
And if Valentine’s Day is not your jam, you can still take advantage with the special dinner for two available to groups as well with group tables available for GAL-entine’s Day. Book your table here.