So you swiped right and got a match. The next step is harder: finding the right place to impress your date. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back with this list of fun, energetic bars and restaurants, where there’s rarely a chance for an awkward silence. Good luck.

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A new pasta dish every single day.

371-373 Bourke Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010


A dim, date-night-ready wine bar from the team at Porteño.

Wine Bar – 4 50 Holt Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Creek & Cella

Wine and cheese. Winning.

54 Norton Street
Leichhardt NSW 2040


For slightly quieter dates, over a good glass of wine.

Unit 1 375 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW 2037

Love, Tilly Devine

Low on light, high on intimacy.

91 Crown Lane
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Fratelli Paradiso

You can never go wrong with this classic Italian.

Restaurant 12-16 Challis Avenue
Potts Point NSW 2011