RDM Date Night Dining Guide

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You’ve got 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!):


Shop 1/120 Bowden St, Meadowbank

An Italian fused menu based on sharing with friends and family, just a few minutes walk from the Meadowbank Ferry Wharf.

  • Fully Licensed, no BYO.
  • 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.

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.

Casa Esquina

79 Elliot Street, Balmain

Divine Argentinian fare in a stunning setting, enhanced by the open kitchen and fabulous wine & cocktails.

  • 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.

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.


The Verandah

128 Copeland Rd, Beecroft

Light-filled, relaxed and homely, The Verandah is Beecroft’s new home away from home – a local institution for the northern suburbs community, revamped and reimagined. It offers cosy dining inside or you can sit outside under the Verandah. Their cocktail menu is extensive and their wine list will impress all! 

  • 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 licensed.
  • More info here.


443 Concord Rd, Rhodes

Enjoy water views and floor-to-ceiling windows at this lovely waterside venue where all bread, pasta 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.

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.

Totti’s Rozelle

197 Evans St, Rozelle

Set within the iconic Three Weeds pub, you’ll this casual but iconic Italian eatery with a focus on simple, delicious food, best enjoyed shared.

  • Fully licensed.
  • More info here.