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Top10 Sydney's Most Romantic Restaurants

Looking for a table for two that will impress your loved one? Here’s a short list of Sydney’s best destinations, worthy of anniversaries, birthday celebrations or, even to drop the knee.
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ARIA's curvaceous dining room overlooks Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House with sweeping views of the harbour, setting the scene for an unforgettable night. Knowledgeable staff and a spacious dining room ensure an intimate experience.

Where: Circular Quay, Sydney CBD.
Menu: Aria signature four course 175.
Head downstairs and a stunning art deco dining room, private theatrette, a wall of wine and a baby grand piano will set the scene for an intimate evening at Hubert. The huge space has been carved into seven distinct areas, with Beatrix Dining Room offering bistro classics and a French vibe. Just peckish? Hang out at the wine and charcuterie bar for a bite and a cocktail.

Where: Sydney CBD.
Menu: French bistro a la carte menu with main prices ranging from $27-$170.
One of Sydney's most iconic structures is also home to its most iconic restaurant, Bennelong by celebrated Chef Peter Gilmore. This restaurant remains one of Australia’s greatest dining experiences, perfect to share with your loved one.

Where: Bennelong Point, Sydney CBD.
Menu: There are various options including; a three-course a la carte meal, pre-theatre set menus or request a table on the central and upper tiers of the restaurant to enjoy the "Cured & Cultured" menu.
On the rooftop of Customs House, Café Sydney boasts breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, the Bridge and Opera House. Start with a drink in the cocktail lounge before retreating to one of their intimate tables.

Where: Circular Quay, Sydney CBD.
Menu: A la carte menu with mains ranging from $39-$42.
After a major renovation, this award winning Sydney stalwart is as luxe as ever. It would be remiss not to include not only Sydney’s best restaurants (another by Chef Peter Gilmore) but also possibly one of the most romantic, too.

Where: The Rocks, Sydney CBD.
Menu: Six- and ten-course degustation menus available.
In one of the most coveted locations in Sydney, hovering above the ocean pool, with a view out over south Bondi's crashing waves, Icebergs is made for marriage proposals and dates to woo your loved one. Unsurprisingly, seafood is the star of the menu that showcases seasonal produce, cooked with a regional Italian bent.

Where: Bondi, Eastern Suburbs.
Menu: A la carte menu with mains ranging from $42 - $95 or a tasting menu for $145 per person.
Perched on the edge of the water in Sydney's Rose Bay, the Catalina dining room offers unobstructed harbour views coupled with exceptional seafood-inspired Modern Australian cuisine. Join the well-heeled crowd watching sea planes take off and land on the water and let the magic happen.

Where: Rose Bay, Eastern Suburbs.
Menu: A la carte menu with mains from $54 - $140 (suckling pig for two).
A more casual option for first dates (and one that won’t break the bank), this little gem is hidden away on William Street. Snag a seat at the bar and gaze into bowls of fresh pasta to get the romance flowing.

Where: Paddington, Eastern Suburbs.
Menu: Italian a la carte with mains from $28 - $36.
In the laneway behind Sydney's swanky Ivy nightclub is the Parisian-inspired bistro which oozes an equal dose of lust and romance. The restaurant offers a classic, French menu and the dishes are complimented by an extensive wine list.

Where: Sydney CBD
Menu: French bistro classics with a focus on seafood, Cote de boeuf for 2 for $135.

Chefs bring a series of small, dazzling dishes (it is degustation only) to the tables themselves to make this a memorable and unique dining experience. Plus, most of the ingredients used come from the restaurant's Bowral farm.

Where: Enmore, Inner West.
Menu: 7 courses $160 with matched wines $265.
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