Where To Take A Vego On Valentine’s Day

By Ellie Schneider - 07 Feb 2014

If your other half happens to be vegetarian this Valentine's Day, there's no need to stress. From buffets, to banquets and degustation menus—make this vegetarian Valentine's one to be remembered!

Here are the best spots around Sydney for a delicious meat-free dinner.

China Doll | Woolloomooloo

With its spectacular vista over the city, China Doll is sure to impress on Valentine's Day eve. The menu is packed with all sorts of delicacies, and features a dedicated vegetarian component, including: fried tofu with five spice; corn and zucchini cakes with coriander; wok-fried Asian eggplant and tofu with Sichuan chilli bean paste. All sides are available in a vegetarian-friendly option.

Yulli's | Surry Hills

One of Sydney's most famed vegetarian eateries, Yulli's boasts a romantic ambiance with great music, boutique beers on tap, and a carefully curated wine list. The wholly vegetarian menu is presented with style and finesse, and will please even discerning meat-eaters. You must try the stuffed zucchini flowers and eggplant involtini.

Otto Ristorante | Woolloomooloo

If you're looking to amp things up a notch on Valentine's Day make a reservation at Otto Ristorante at Woolloomooloo Wharf. Featuring an entirely vegan degustation menu, and views across the sparkling harbour waters, delicacies span: pumpkin carpaccio; char-grilled saffron infused celeriac; and muscovado roasted pineapple with mango sorbet and toasted coconut.

Spice Temple | CBD

With a focus on regional China, the fare at Spice Temple is bursting with big flavours. The menu abounds with vegetarian-friendly options including: fried salt and pepper silken tofu with spicy coriander; fried eggplant with spicy ginger; and hot pot of fresh shiitake, oyster, enoki and wild Chinese mushrooms. With a 100-strong wine list, and refined cocktail offerings, Spice Temple is a feast for the senses on Valantine's Day.

Bodhi | CBD

Satisfying Sydney vegetarians for the past 20 years, Bodhi offers an exquisite dining experience that's perfect for Valentine's Day. Specialising in vegan yum cha at lunch and pan-Asian cuisine in the evening, your vegetarian loved one will be spoilt for choice. The menu spans oriental tapas, share plates and sweets, with highlights including: crispy taro sliders with cucumber; zucchini lasagna with cashew cheese and shitake mushroom; pandan sago pudding with coconut cream.

Bentley Restaurant + Bar

Hatted restaurant Bentley Restaurant + Bar will be offering a very special Valentine's Day tasting menu, including a full vegetarian banquet with complementary wines. Its new location at the magnificent Radisson Blu Hotel in the CBD has an air of elegance and sophistication.

Malabar | Darlinghurst

Serving up some of the finest Southern Indian cuisine in Sydney, Malabar is a lovely spot for your Valantine's festivites. With a plethora of decadent vegetarian options, and a set vegetarian banquet also available, diners are spoilt for choice. Malabar has two locations, Crows Nest and Darlinghurst.

Image credit: This Rawsome Vegan Life

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