All was well in the world when your partner said, yes (to lunch that is), but now you’re starting to worry knowing it’s up to you to pick a place. Do something a little different this time and go for one of these chilled daytime date venues in Sydney that will give you uber brownie points.
1. The Gantry Bar
Being one of the most sought-after waterside dining spots in Sydney, The Gantry Bar provides unrivalled views of the harbour. To really impress, plan ahead and book a table for two closest to the water during sunset. Oysters are a must for the entrée and go well with the range of imaginative cocktails available. There’s no better place if you’re looking to nail the romance factor.
2. The Coogee Pavilion Rooftop
This laidback oasis is fuss-free, giving you the perfect spot to catch up with that certain someone. On the sunnier days you’ll get a spectacular view of the Coogee shoreline which matches The Mediterranean menu to a tee. With a Moroccan style layout and four bars each with their own flair, The Coogee Pavilion Rooftop is you’re best bet when looking for something a little more exotic.
3. Watson’s Bay Hotel Bar
Order a platter for two with some wine to match and you’ll be set. Grab an outdoor seat, hopefully the sun will be shining, and lose yourself in the surrounding fresh sea air with visuals of sunlight dancing off the water and the echoing sounds of seagulls.
As the sun starts to set at the Watson’s Bay Hotel, you’re in for a spectacular treat. If it happens to be a stormy day, the lightening over the city will certainly make for a great theatrical show.
4. Jonah’s Restaurant
Only a 1 hour drive out the CBD is Jonah’s Restaurant. Instead of just having a lunch date, why not make a trip of it and take the drive up along the beautiful northern beaches. When you get there you’ll see that the sweeping beachfront views made the trip well worth it.
Perhaps the only feature that can divert your attention from the stunning view at Jonah’s is the food. The award-winning Restaurant offers excellent Contemporary Australian cuisine under the direction of Executive Chef Logan Campbell and Head Sommelier Luke Collard.
5. Papi Chulo
Located metres from the water on Manly Wharf, Papi Chulo is the perfect day destination to bring your date, serving up a delicious array of smokehouse meats, succulent seafood and stand out drinks to enjoy in the sea breeze. It has a fun, laid back atmosphere and killer cocktails to match.
Impress your date with meats marinated over wood for at least six hours to create an intense pit barbeque flavour, the seasons best seafood prepared daily, and influences ranging from South America, Canada and even Asia, Papi’s eclectic fusion of flavours come together to create a unique drinking and dining experience not found elsewhere.