The Star

Savour only the finest seafood at Flying Fish in The Star. You and your loved one will discover only the very best catches from Australian and New Zealander waters. Delicately prepared with a tempered hand, each dish puts taste ahead of technique with an emphasis on minimal waste and maximum flavour: think raw kingfish crudo, glazed Moreton Bay Bugs, barbecued swordfish, and more. Follow it up with a decadent $20pp Valrhona dessert, with cherries braised in mirin, miso caramel, hazelnuts and ice cream. This multiple award-winning restaurant experience is second to none in the seafood game, led by head chef Peter Robertson with six years’ experience working in haute seafood dining with Rockpool Group.

Photo credits:

  1. The Star
  2. The Star
  3. The Star

The Holistic Local

Not interested in battling crowds and noisy tourists for the perfect yoga spot? Neither are we. That’s why we recommend The Holistic Local’s private yoga classes within your own home. In their two-hour crash courses, you’ll have the perfect chance to reconnect with your loved one through Pranayama and Asana breathing, movement and meditation techniques guided by an experienced and accredited instructor. Follow it up with a complimentary grazing board with a selection of fruit, cheese, nuts, crackers, handmade dips and more. All yoga equipment is provided for you and your loved one to make the most of your session.

Photo credits:

  1. The Holistic Local
  2. The Holistic Local
  3. The Holistic Local

Zee’s Love in a Jar

Master the art of making authentic Middle Eastern shakshuka with Zee’s Love In A Jar. Zee, a veteran chef with more than two decades’ experience working in restauraunts, will demonstrate how to cook her mouth-watering shakshouka eggs with preserved lemon and paprika oil, served with fresh artisan bread. This private one-hour masterclass takes place in the comfort of your own place with your loved one, including all the ingredients and equipment necessary for this excellent recipe. If you love it enough, feel free to add another jar of Zee’s authentic shakshuka sauce, handmade in Bondi for your pleasure. Trust us; it’s so good, you’ll definitely be craving seconds.

Photo credits:

  1. Zee’s Love in a Jar
  2. Zee’s Love in a Jar
  3. Zee’s Love in a Jar

YCK Laneways

Don’t be dull, dahling! Get boozy at lunch every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm at YCK Laneways’ Drag Queen Bottomless Brunches. Located at the Prince of York in the heart of the CBD, you and your loved one will be treated to two hours’ worth of bottomless Tommy’s Margaritas, rose spritzes, negronis and prosecco while you enjoy the live entertainment from Sydney’s top drag perfomers. Snack on complimentary decadent dishes like oysters with pepper berry mignonette, kingfish crudo and homemade burrata made for sharing. It’s the ultimate brunch for a Saturday session in the city hosted by Sydney’s finest queens of drag! The bottomless brunches will end on May 15, so get in early before the winter chill sets in.

Photo credits:

  1. YCK Laneways
  2. Prince of York
  3. YCK Laneways

The Bamboozle Room

This is no ordinary burlesque show. The Night Cap Dinner Show at The Bamboozle Room in Kings Cross will give you and your loved one a taste of Roaring Twenties risqué vintage glamour, with choreographed dancing and live singing interspersed with stand-up comedy and circus. The package includes a two course meal, with shared entrees on intimate circular tables while you watch the show followed up with mains including pan-fried chicken, miso maple marinated salmon or a roast pumpkin bowl. This Gatsby-esque extravaganza is not to be missed: the doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm sharp, ending at 9:30pm with an intermission for drinks and dinner. Make the most of the evening with a vintage cocktail from the fully-stocked bar and take in this night to remember together.

Photo credits:

  1. The Bamboozle Room
  2. The Bamboozle Room
  3. The Bamboozle Room

Graze and Gaze

If you’ve become sick of indoors dining dates, try something incredible en plein air. Graze and Gaze’s Luxury Picnic Experience allows you to choose from iconic locations like Lady Macquarie’s Chair, Lavender Bay and Kirribilli for a truly romantic experience on the harbour. They’ll do all the hard work of preparing a picnic set-up for you ahead of time, including a gourmet graze board, fresh flowers and a personalised message board so you can flaunt your excellent taste all over social media.

Photo credits:

  1. Graze and Gaze
  2. Graze and Gaze
  3. Graze and Gaze

Point Piper Kayak Centre

You don’t have to live in a harbourside mansion in Point Piper to enjoy a day out on its surrounding waters. Point Piper Kayak Centre is perfect for couples who want to explore the Harbour in intimate double kayaks, free from other guests or nosy tour guides. Their double kayaks are easily capable of navigating the entire harbour or just paddling to Shark Island for unparalleled scenes of the city from the water’s edge; explore as far as your heart desires. Of course, you’ll want to wear clothing you’re prepared to get wet in as well as enclosed footwear and sunglasses so you can make the most of the stunning views without the glare. Our recommendation: load up your kayak with a packed lunch and drinks for a truly unforgettable afternoon on the harbour.

Photo credits:

  1. Point Piper Kayak Centre
  2. Point Piper Kayak Centre
  3. Point Piper Kayak Centre

The Enmore Theatre

Tear your sides apart with this outrageously funny comedy special from Joel Creasey on his Messy Bitch Tour around Australia. At his one-night-only show at the Enmore Theatre, he’ll be offering up his trademark sass and unfiltered stories from a life in and out of the spotlight for you and your loved one to enjoy. Having previously headlined the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New York International Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he’s sure to provide lightning-fast wit and satire that will leave you gasping for air. This is blue comedy at its absolute bluest; lewd, crude and unabashedly indecent. No kids are allowed as this is strictly an adults-only event with jokes to match.

Photo credits:

  1. The Enmore Theatre
  2. Live Nation
  3. Live Nation

Bourke St Bakery

You’ll never want to touch supermarket white bread ever again after partaking in Bourke Street Bakery’s Sourdough Masterclass in Banksmeadow. You and your loved one will be guided through a two hour hands-on workshop dedicated to making your very own sourdough loaf from scratch, led by the head baker in small intimate groups. Using a 12 year old bread starter and artisan baking techniques, you’ll finish the class with a taste test of your freshly baked sourdough and a heap of experience for at-home baking like a pro. No previous experience in baking is required for this class; absolute beginners can show up and bake away! No specialist equipment is required either, but make sure to wear clothing that you’re comfortable to completely coat in flour and bring an insulated bag or esky so you can take home some unbaked loaves for the very freshest sourdough possible.

Photo credits:

  1. Bourke St Bakery
  2. Bourke St Bakery
  3. Bourke St Bakery

9 Degrees Waterloo

Experience the thrill of climbing up a wall with your loved one without any harness or ropes involved at 9 Degrees Bouldering in Alexandria. With nine different levels of difficulty available on their walls, there’s a climb to suit complete rookies and veteran rock-hoppers alike; soft foam crash mats will cushion your fall in the event that you lose your grip. No experience is necessary but rental shoes are available for maximum grip and comfort while scaling their walls. A perfect way to build confidence and strength with your loved one.

Photo credits:

  1. 9 Degrees
  2. 9 Degrees
  3. 9 Degrees