A Night to Remember: 5 Valentine’s Day Ideas When in Sydney
From wining-and-dining in a carousel to smooth sailing in a catamaran, we reveal five of the best things to do this Valentine’s Day… all just a short trip from the CBD.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the time to plan a night to remember begins now. Whether your significant other is adventurous or prefers a luxe lifestyle, surprise your special one with the ultimate outing. So, what will you do? Where will you eat? What will you watch? Rest assured, we’ve got all the answers. Here, we reveal some of Sydney’s sweetest stops (just around the corner from us):
1. NOLA Smokehouse and Bar
For a taste of New Orleans
New Orleans, otherwise known as ‘The Big Easy’, is not only the birthplace of jazz, but is world-renowned for its southern soul, classic cocktails, irresistibly heartfelt culture and of course, the rich culinary experience it provides (every time). Now, bringing this very culture and delight all the way from the US to Sydney, Australia, comes NOLA Smokehouse and Bar - the quintessential stop for any food lover.
This Valentine’s Day, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar is offering a New Orleans’ inspired three course dinner for only $79 per person* with stunning water views, a wide wine selection and surely, an unforgettable atmosphere. Located just an 8-minute drive from our establishment, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar, Sydney, presents a mouth-watering menu crafted to pure perfection, while inviting you to take a sip at a state-of-the-art American Whiskey Bar or unwind at their art deco-inspired, French Quarter Lounge.
2. Mov’In Bed Outdoor Cinema
For a screening under the stars
Ever been out to see a movie and wondered why you didn’t just stay in bed with Netflix? Well, now Mov’In Bed brings the bed to you! Mov’In presents the largest outdoor cinema in the world with over 150 queen size beds, LED-lit bedside tables, homely pillows and of course, blankets (just in case you need them). Even better, in the same way you’d order room service, Mov’In allows for “in-bed delivery” from established pop-up restaurants, including gourmet food, wine and beer, popcorn and sweets.
For those couples who prefer a quieter night out, Mov’In proves the perfect choice. Partake in a special screening of Paris, Je T’Aime (Paris, I Love You) this Valentine’s Day, a romantic rom-com from over 18 acclaimed international movie directors, starring Natalie Portman, Juliette Binoche, and Gaspard Ulliel to name a few. Mov’In is located at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, less than a 15-minute drive from us.
3. Ferris Wheel Dining at Luna Park
For a 1940s-inspired carriage ride
As Luna Park transfigures its classic ferris wheel into a complete restaurant, wine-and-dine in a commodious carriage with panoramic views overlooking a sublime Sydney Harbour close to sunset. As you await to aboard your carriage, you’ll be graced by the sweet sounds of 1940s’ love songs, a glass of bubbly and an amuse-bouche - hosted by The Deck Sydney.
When it’s time to board, you’ll be escorted into your very own Cinderella Carriage embellished with fairy lights, a white custom-made table with restaurant-style place settings and a waiter on-hand to explain your delectable three-course menu. After basking in the bliss of the final rotation, you’re welcomed back to The Deck for coffee, tea and petit fours - if you’re a couple whose love defies gravity, then this pick is a given.
4. The Charter’s Luxury Catamaran Cruise
For a sweet escape into the seas
If you’re used to sitting down for a simple candle-lit dinner, then there’s no time like the present to rock the boat with a luxury cruise! The Charter presents the paramount Valentine’s Day cruises, whereby you’re invited to choose from either the Valentine’s lunch cruise, a sunset cruise or a lovers’ cruise in the late evening.
For whichever option you select, each luxury catamaran cruise is complete with a 3-hour harbour tour, 2 canapés, champagne on arrival, a rose gift for the ladies, a premium drinks and buffet selection for casual dining with cheese, meats, seafood and seasonal fruit platters available. Regardless of being a local Sydneysider or just in town for this special occasion, The Charter’s luxury cruise is sure to please.
5. Sunday Love Soak
For a soul-stirring, sound healing experience
Align your heart chakra this Valentine’s Day at the truly unique ‘Sunday Love Soak’ event hosted by The Livingroom Yoga School, located at the strikingly beautiful Coogee Beach. Irrespective of having a significant other or not, the importance of loving one’s self is beyond belief. Sunday Love Soak provides an inimitable sound healing experience, which places you inside a love bubble of your very own.
Presented by Soulful Soundwaves, this one-hour sound healing experience embodies a precious combination of pranic (energy) chakra healing together with live music and brain-entering frequencies. Here, you’ll be led into a profound state of relaxation in order to purify and renew your heart chakra, otherwise called ‘Anahata’.
Happy Valentine’s Day!