Australia is home to some of the finest restaurants around the world and what better way to enjoy this food than in the company of those you love the most. In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the beauty of sharing a meal at anytime of the year, we’ve handpicked what we believe to be the most romantic restaurants in Australia. Take a look…
The Langham, Sydney (NSW)
Ever-exclusive is The Langham, Sydney and this Valentine’s Day it is offering a special event: ‘Love with Laurent-Perrier’. Guests can enjoy a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne, afternoon tea designed by Langham’s lead patissiere, Chef Miguel Jocson and the ambiance of the hotel’s Parisian ‘tea parlour’.
The Glass House, Hobart (TAS)
Suspended over Hobart’s Sullivan’s Cove, The Glass House restaurant is one of the newest additions to Tasmania’s dining scene and has already established itself as one of the state’s ‘must-experience’ venues. With sake handpicked from hidden corners of Japan, a sophisticated cocktail menu and 280 degree water views, The Glass House is a memorable place to play host to a romantic dinner for two. And whilst you’re there, be sure to take note of the impressive interior with its leather banquettes, luxe upholstered armchairs and beaten silver tables.
Saffire, Freycinet (TAS)
It’s true that Tasmania is having a ‘moment’, so we couldn’t help but feature another of the state’s restaurant on our list. It is of course the world-famous Saffire on the east coast. Nestled in the luxury Saffire retreat is ‘Palate’ restaurant, the most exclusive restaurant in Tasmania. With a focus on home-grown produce and multi-course degustation menus paired with panoramic views of Freycinet National Park, Palate provides an unforgettable dining experience.
Table 131°, Uluru (NT)
You can’t beat the location of Uluru for a chance to switch off from the daily stresses and reconnect with loved ones. Table 131° treats guests to four courses paired with the best Australian wines. Then, once dinner is over, the resident astronomer will share tales of the Southerly constellations before you retreat to your luxury tent to sleep under the stars.
Two chefs hats, Top 30 in The Australian Financial Review Top 100 Restaurants, and Australia’s Wine List of the Year Hall of Fame don’t lie – Daylesford’s The Lake House is in a class of its own. Under the direction of Executive Chef Alla Wolf Tasker and Head Chef David Green, the passionate team deliver seasonal food paired with an international wine list. Everything possible is made on the premises, from the breads to the charcuterie spread. Best of all are the huge windows that open up to the natural surrounds, with a kookaburra family even flying in each evening to be fed.