We all know that Sydney, and the rest of the world is gearing up for that little day of the year that has the world’s population divided – Valentine’s Day. Over the next few days I’ll be providing suggestions as to what to do on this day that, well quite frankly should be called ‘Vegemite’ Day or ‘Marmite’ Day (depending on which side of the pond you’re from!)
For those of you that are planning to visit Sydney, I’m sure you’re inundated with suggestions for hotels, suburbs to stay in and places to visit whilst your here. Well here if you’re here over February and you’re looking for a little something extra special to do with your other half whilst Down Under – Look no further…
Sydney has recently welcomed a brand new, one-of-a-kind leisure and entertainment venue, The Star.
The Star is located in Pyrmont, just over the other side of the Pyrmont bridge (across from the city side of Darling Harbour), you can access The Star via the mono rail – but I honestly think it’s such a nice walk, if the suns out, get your walking boots (by walking boots I mean flip flops, thongs etc).
The Star will celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with a number of romantic packages across its new restaurants, bars and five-star boutique lifestyle hotel. Read on for more details.
‘BE MY DARLING’ HOTEL PACKAGES
Sydney’s newest five-star boutique lifestyle hotel, The Darling, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with two ‘Be My Darling’ packages for stays during the month of February. In addition to the 171 luxurious rooms and suites, The Darling also features a 16 treatment room spa offering a range of Asian and European inspired treatments, including couple’s massages. Guests of The Darling can also enjoy an outdoor infinity pool, plus Molton Brown amenities and a customised pillow menu in every room.
Darling Room package
Receive overnight accommodation in a Darling Room, in-room breakfast for two and two cocktails in Sokyo Bar for $359 for Sunday to Thursday stays. A weekend surcharge applies.
Jewel Suite package
Receive overnight accommodation in a luxurious Jewel Suite, in-room breakfast for two, two cocktails in Sokyo Bar, plus an indulgent couple’s massage at the spa. The Jewel Suite package is $759 for Sunday to Thursday stays. A weekend surcharge applies.
To book a ‘Be My Darling’ package, please contact The Darling reservations on 1800 800 830 or visit www.thedarling.com.au.
If you’re not looking for somewhere to rest your head (amongst other things I’m sure) The Star offers plenty of amazing eateries that boast some of the most well reviewed cuisines from across Sydney. Be sure to book ahead however, as I can imagine that The Star will be a popular choice this Valentines Day.
Popular Italian chef, Stefano Manfredi, has prepared a special Valentine’s Day experience at his modern Milanese restaurant. Guests will enjoy a five course degustation showcasing Manfredi’s signature cuisine paired with superb harbour views for $125 per person, plus matching wines or beverages on consumption.
Contemporary Japanese restaurant, Sokyo, will serve a seven course Omakase menu for $110 per person, plus matching wines or beverages on consumption. Guests will also receive a Valentine’s Day gift, including a chocolate petite four.
BLACK by ezard
Complete with magnificent harbour views, the contemporary grill will feature a five course degustation menu by award-winning chef Teage Ezard for $130 per person, plus matching wines or beverages on consumption. Guests will also receive a Valentine’s Day gift, including a chocolate petite four.
Serving Bistro classics and favourites, Bistro 80 has prepared a special three course Valentine’s Day menu for $95 per person, plus matching wines or beverages on consumption. Guests of Bistro 80 will also receive canapés on arrival plus a Valentine’s Day gift, including a chocolate petite four.
To book one of The Star’s Valentine’s Day restaurant packages, please contact 1800 700 700 or for more details visit www.star.com.au
There really is something to suit everybody’s needs here, if a sit down dinner isn’t what you’re looking for, why not head to one of the venue’s bars.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with stunning views of the Harbour Bridge in The Star’s beautifully designed cocktail bar, Cherry. Special ‘love potion’ cocktails will be on offer for $10 between Saturday 11 and Tuesday 14 February.
Sydney’s live music hub will play host to an ‘I love Myself’ party on Saturday 11 February, including ‘anti-Valentine’s Day’ themeing and live music. Entertainment begins at 7pm, featuring Jamie Lindsay Trio, Kitsch78 and the Black Diamond Hearts. No cover charge applies.
More post to follow with regards to inspiration this Valentine’s Day, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to post below.
I hope to have a selection for everyone across Sydney with for all budgets and circumstances.
Thanks for reading!