2020 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.


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.



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.




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

Ground Floor, 58/62 Delhi Rd, Macquarie Park

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.


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.




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.



Zaitoune Mezza and Grill

2/225 Morrison Rd, Putney

Authentic and flavoursome Lebanese cuisine. Argileh available on request!

  • Fully Licenced.
  • More info here.



Cedrus Lebanese Restaurant

1/100 Belmore St, Ryde

Char-grilled meats and seafood dishes in an elegant riverfront locale with outdoor seating.

  • Fully Licenced.
  • 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.



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.



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.



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.