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Have a love(ly) meal this Valentine’s Day

This might be an unpopular opinion but, we think a thoughtful dinner is just as good, if not better than a physical present. So, with Valentine’s Day in our hearts this Friday 14 February, treat that special someone to dinner – it’s foolproof!

Below is a list of the most loved-up restaurants and bars on James St.


Gerard’s Bistro

The romantic option is Gerard’s Bistro. Whether you reserve a table in the leafy outdoor laneway which is covered with enveloping green vines or in the cosy internal dining area, your lover will love you for doing so. This nationally regarded restaurant headed by Chef, Adam Wolfers, is offering a “say it with dinner” Valentine’s menu consisting of four Middle Eastern-inspired courses. With each course designed to share, the “say it with dinner” menu is $90 per person, or for those looking to go the extra mile, wine pairings can be included for $150.


Gerard’s Bar

After a relaxed atmosphere that oozes cool? Gerard’s Bar is the answer – and, is perfect for long-term lovers, fresh friends and first dates (trust us!). The bar version of Gerard’s Bistro is just as iconic, with bold flavours, delicious drinks and great vibes (compliments of their in-house DJs). With a menu designed for sharing, you’re bound to strike up a connection, even if it is just with the food… For Valentine’s Day, they are offering a special grazing menu with bubbles on arrival for $65 – girl-gangs and “the boys” are welcome too, it’s a Friday after all.



If you are yet to become acquainted with Mosconi then it’s time for a date – you, your date and Mosconi. Housed in a transformed plane hangar, this locally loved restaurant transports diners to Europe, well their tastebuds anyway. Renowned Head Chef Catherine Anders will be serving up a  three-course feast with a glass of Champagne on arrival for $130 per person. So, if flights to Europe are out of reach for a present, a visit to Mosconi is the next best thing, right? We think so. Happy travels!


Beaux Rumble

One of the most popular cities for proposals and grand gestures is New York City and James Street has its own slice in Beaux Rumble. The restaurant pays homage to the iconic Beaux-arts architecture of New York’s Grand Central station – a location all too familiar for romantics at heart. Toast to the evening with a glass of sparkling on arrival, before settling in to experience a new menu by Head Chef, Chris Mann which promises to celebrate local, seasonal produce. With an open-aired kitchen, dinners will be treated to a modern “dinner with a show”.


There’s plenty more delicious places to enjoy a love(ly) meal on James Street, no matter what you are after – view more here.



Posted on

February 12, 2020