Sharing a meal is a great way to spend some quality time together with your loved one. It allows you to learn more about each other and the fact that it’s over good food makes things extra special. So if you’re thinking of doing something different this week why not try out one of the following restaurants:
These French restaurants in Sydney offer classic dishes such as oysters, scallops, steak tartare and escargot done in modern styles by young chefs. They also serve interesting wines and there’s a wonderful atmosphere in both locations (surry hills and bondi).
Paris-Brest French Bakery, Cnr Oxford St and Challis Ave Bondi. A tiny bakery with a charming Parisian feel and friendly staff. Open for breakfast and lunch (they serve croissants and good coffee) as well as traditional French dinners on Wednesday nights. Head chef is Paul Alves who trained under 3 star Michelin chef Michel Roth at hotel de Crillon in Paris.
Snowy Mountain Cafe, shop 1/3 Wentworth Street Surry Hills. This small restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine that changes according to the seasons and what’s available locally. The menu looks fantastic but the size of the portions might leave you wanting more… which can be fixed by ordering some delicious desserts! If you’re not sure what to order, let the staff advise you. This place is very popular so it’s best to make a booking in advance.
They only serve lunch on Fridays but if you’re after something fresh and tasty then look no further! You can choose between sandwiches, salads or pasta dishes for your main course with yummy cakes for dessert. A great atmosphere too in this lovely cafe in Sydney CBD. Located right in the heart of George Street next to Town Hall station entrance it makes for a perfect mid-week break when heading back from work
The restaurant recently moved from Newtown to Bondi Junction but not much has changed other than the name (it was originally named ‘il Buco’). This Italian restaurant makes for a perfect romantic date night as you can enjoy fresh pasta dishes and great wines in a lovely atmosphere.
Lazy Lounge, 1/35 Hampton Street Newtown. This unusual restaurant is only open Thursday to Sunday nights but it’s worth planning your date night around these times – they serve tapas style food (sharing plates) with Spanish influences. It’s not cheap (tapas range from $15 for olives to $30 for sea scallops!) but the menu changes regularly so you’re sure not to get bored! They also have a good wine list which again features some interesting choices that are reasonably priced. Don’t forget to book early as this place is very popular!
Le Gavroche, 106 Old South Head Rd Vaucluse. One of Sydney’s finest restaurants offering French cuisine with ingredients sourced locally to ensure freshness. This restaurant is high on many foodies’ list of places to try before you die and for good reason – the staff are professional, the service is great and the food is out of this world! Be prepared to spend a bit more money though…
Bistro Guillaume, CnrBayswater Road & Ocean Street Queenscliff. If you’re looking for a relaxed environment then head north to this French bistro which sits right on the beach front. With a nice menu featuring classic dishes such as confit duck leg, pan seared scallops and steak frites this place will not disappoint.