Whether you and your partner are newly dating or long-term lovers, there is a lot of pressure when it’s your turn to plan date night. Indecisiveness can rear its ugly head and sometimes you just end up on the couch with a bottle of wine (let’s be real though, not always a bad thing).
But it’s that time of year to venture out and relish our city’s splendour; the days are longer and warmer, and Sydney’s Barangaroo is a fail-proof date night with an abundance of options that will surely earn you brownie points. Think serene surrounds, spectacular water views and highly-revered restaurants and bars.
If you’re stuck for a little date night inspiration, we have got you covered (just pretend it was your idea).
Stroll Along Barangaroo Reserve's Wulugul Walk
We may be biased, but Sydney Harbour is a stunning spectacle, to say the least. With the glistening waterfront as a backdrop, Barangaroo’s Wulugul Walk is an immersive harbourside path with a wealth of sights, aromas and sounds. Lock hands and soak up the serenity as you stroll along with uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, where you can literally dip your toes in the water.
Watch The Sunset At Barangaroo Reserve
Nothing screams romance like watching a blissful sunset on a balmy night, atop a lush, grassy knoll overlooking one of Australia’s most coveted views. Brimming with cosy nooks, Barangaroo Reserve is a stunning six-hectare urban oasis, and the ultimate spot for an idyllic rendezvous to steal a few intimate moments together.
Wine And Dine
If you’re a little peckish or thirsty and seeking the perfect place for a post-sunset soirée, look no further. Barangaroo is bursting with esteemed restaurants – but if we had to pick one, our standout choice for a fail-proof date night would have to be NOLA.
Inspired by New Orleans, Barangaroo’s NOLA takes a contemporary approach to smoky flavours and southern soul. From their succulent shellfish gumbo with bug meat, soft shell grab and lobster oil to their in-house smoked Rangers Valley brisket burger with crunchy fries, the droolworthy menu is turning heads for all the right reasons. Although delectable cuts of meat shine at NOLA, there are plenty of fresh and hearty vegetarian options too – and with over 500 types of whisky, it would be a sin not to sample a couple.
Cap It Off With A Delectable Dessert
Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth with a creamy, so-good-it-should-be-illegal, Italian-style gelato from RivaReno Gelato. Tuck into classic flavours, like pistachio and coconut, or their go-to specialties, like ganache bonèt and caramello salto (*drools*). The flavour combinations are endless and guarantee happy bellies. Seriously, the only wrong choice at this heavenly haunt would be not choosing one at all.
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