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Dinner Tuesday?

Dinner Tuesday?

Facts are facts. V-Day is a minefield. Celebrate it and you might be ridiculed, ignore it and you might be divorced.   Whether you’re a smug-married or gearing up for your annual anti-Valentine’s dinner, we’ve found the best spots in Sydney for kid-free date nights, hanging with your bestie, the all-important third date and the morning after. Illustrated by Good Food Crap Drawing.



1. Ten William Street

Good for: Third dates.
Bad for: Sobriety.
In four words: If Sydney were Melbourne...
Don’t miss: The pretzel.
Address: 10 William Street, Paddington.
Pictured: Whipped ‘bottarga’ pretzel.


2. Wilmer

Good for: The honeymoon period.
Bad for: Group bookings.
In four words: Kickass boychefs acing Italian.
Don’t miss... it! It’s a pop-up restaurant and only open for two more weeks.
Address: 36 Llankelly Place, Potts Point.
Pictured: Gnocchi con piselli.

 3. Aria
Good for: Kid-free date night.
Bad for: Your wallet.
In four words: Still Sydney’s fanciest restaurant.
Don’t miss: The chocolate tart.
Address: 1 Macquarie St, Sydney.
Pictured: Roasted lamb loin, braised beck, labneh, cucumber.


4. Mr Crackles

Good for: I-Hate-Valentine’s-Day dinner (post cocktail session at This Must Be The Place)
Bad for: The waistline.
In four words: Hot pork rolls forever.
Don’t miss: The opportunity for extra crackling.
Address: 155 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Pictured: Crispy pork nacho fries.


5. Chat Thai

Good for: Moving out of the Friend Zone.
Bad for: Quiet contemplation.
In four words: Sydney’s best street Thai.
Don’t miss: The late night menu from 10pm.
Address: Circular Quay, China Town, Westfield Sydney CBD, Manly, Randwick.
Pictured: Khanom bueng youan - prawn, tofu, coconut & turmeric crèpe with house picked cucumber.


6. Black Star Pastry

Good for: The morning after.
Bad for: Testing one’s restraint.
In four words: Coffee and layer cakes.
Don’t miss: The ginger ninjas.
Address: 277 Australia St, Newtown, 113 Dunning Ave, Rosebery, and Level 2, 500 George St, Sydney.
Pictured: Strawberry and watermelon cake in tiered wedding cake format. (Special commission illustration.) 


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