2019 Date Night Dining Guide

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You’ve somehow stumbled across an opportunity for a kid-free dinner.. but in all the excitement you can’t think of where to go! We’ve got your date night sorted with our handy guide to local restaurants.

Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant

Punt Rd, Gladesville

Set on the waterfront and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, this fine-dining restaurant will take you back in time to the early 1870’s when Banjo Paterson himself lived there as a young man with his grandmother. 

  • Fully licensed.
  • More info here.

Basils Seafood Restaurant

3 Trafalgar Pl, Marsfield

If seafood is your thing you can’t go past the fresh fare at Basil’s. For something a little bit special, Basil’s has a vocalist on Friday and Saturday nights. 

  • BYO Mon-Thurs.
  • More info here.

Bistro 54

54 Alexandra St, Hunters Hill

Offering contemporary Australian cuisine in a cosy heritage cottage, this is high-end bistro is only a short Uber away. Owner/Head Chef Steven Medak was Executive Head Chef at The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room in the city before opening Bistro 54 in December 2016.

  • Fully licenced.
  • More info here.

Boronia Kitchen

152 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville

With fresh and tasty meals, professional service and an inner-city vibe, Boronia Kitchen is a local gem. Enjoy this cosy restaurant at breakfast, lunch OR dinner!

  • Fully licenced, no BYO.
  • More info here.

Chefs Gallery

Shop 407, Macquarie Shopping Centre

If you’re thinking of catching a movie, Chefs Gallery has our vote for pre-movie dining. We love the handmade noodles and unique desserts!

  • Licensed and BYO (Wine only).
  • More info here.


103 Woolwich Rd, Woolwich

Harbour views, white tablecloths, house-made seasonal Italian fare and wonderful service every time. Cucinetta is a local treasure and will definitely make for a special night out!

  • Licensed and BYO.
  • More info here.

Mercato e Cucina

297 Victoria Rd, Gladesville

Another Italian restaurant and this one, we hear, does a mean pizza. The wine menu is extensive and underground parking is ample.

  • Fully licenced.
  • More info here.

Miguel’s Tapas Bar

181 Victoria Road, Gladesville

Feast on Spanish delights in the gorgeous courtyard at Miguels Tapas bar and support a local mum (owner) in the process!

  • Fully licenced, $10 corkage per bottle.
  • Read our full review here.
  • More info here.

Oliveto Ristorante e Bar

443 Concord Rd, Rhodes

Enjoy water views and floor-to-ceiling windows at this lovely waterside venue where all breads, pastas and desserts are made in-house. Serving modern Italian food, Oliveto is sure to make your taste buds very happy indeed.

  • Fully licensed.
  • More info here.

Ottimo Italian Kitchen

4/35 Alexandra St, Hunters Hill

Sit indoors or in the sweet front courtyard at this lovely restaurant and enjoy all your favourite Italian classics. 

  • Fully licenced or BYO.
  • More info here.

Sydney Rowing Club

613 Great North Road, Abbotsford

Enjoy a sunset seafood dinner while overlooking the water at this pretty spot in Abbotsford. Why not go by ferry to make a night of it.

  • Fully licenced.
  • More info here.

The Governor Hotel

9 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park

Enjoy date night at this trendy establishment in either the bistro on the ground floor or the rooftop bar, complete with 360-degree views. Parking is tricky so consider public transport.

Fully licenced.

More info here.

Zaitoune Mezza and Grill

2/225 Morrison Rd, Putney

Authentic and flavoursome Lebanese cuisine. Argileh available on request!

  • Fully Licenced.
  • More info here.

3 Weeds Hotel

197 Evans St, Rozelle

If you’re looking for a cosy corner for a drink and a chat, give the 3 Weeds a go. Start off in the Wine Bar with a Shiraz or Craft Beer- rotating taps ensure something different is always on offer. Then move to the restaurant for an award-winning dinner.

  • Fully licensed.
  • More info here.