2021 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 (in alphabetical order!):

Acre Artarmon – Italiano Restaurant

1 Fredrick Street, Artarmon

This 2000 sq eatery attached to Artarmon Home HQ is home to a bakery, café, bar, restaurant, and events space. The restaurant serves up delectable Italian fare on their beautiful garden terrace using seasonal ingredients grown onsite.   

  • Restaurant open Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
  • 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 licensed, 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 1870s 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 Basils. For something a little bit special, Basils has a vocalist on Friday and Saturday nights. 

  • BYO Mon-Thurs.
  • More info here.

The Canopy, Lane Cove – Eat Street

2 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove

This epic new addition to the Lane Cove community has it ALL from a children’s playground, village green performance stage, dining precinct, supermarkets and a 500-space underground car park. For a romantic dinner, there are at least 5 new restaurants to choose from French to South East Asian and more.

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.

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.

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 licensed.

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.


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.

One Ford Street

1 Ford St, Balmain

An elegant and cosy dining experience for those who love Italian Cuisine. Consistently great food and fabulous wine will ensure a special night is had by all.

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.

Zaitoune Mezza and Grill

2/225 Morrison Rd, Putney

Authentic and flavoursome Lebanese cuisine. Argileh is 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 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. 

  • Fully licensed.
  • More info here.