After everything we’ve collectively endured lately, I think we’ve earned an evening of splashing out. We’re taking a look at the best high-end date night options for Sydney.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a passionate advocate for the humble romance of ordering a Thai food UberEats banquet and bingeing Succession into a state of numbness. I do, however, think that there is something so timeless and fun about getting dressed to the nines and spending a stupid amount of money on an earth-shatteringly good meal.

So in the spirit of all things glitz and glamour, we’re taking a look at some of the finest high-end date night ideas in Sydney.

Gillian Adams Salon and Spa

The Gilian Adams Salon and Spa is somewhat an institution among the Sydney spa scene. For over 25 years, it’s been serving Greco-Roman pampering serenity. For the ultimate couples date experience, they offer a $500 per couple Aquamedic pool and steam, aromatherapy couples massage and Gourmet Lunch. You’ll leave the salon feeling like Acis and Galatea.

Vegan tasting menu at Yellow Sydney

The iconic Yellow House building in Potts Point used to play host to the who’s who in the art world: think Brett Whiteley, George Gittoes, Bruce Goold and Peter Weir. For years, it’s been a gorgeous dining room run by the brains behind Bentley dining.

It’s the ultimate vegetarian and vegan dining experience. Together chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt, have curated a plant-based tasting menu with paired wine that’ll make you feel like tarting up in your slinkiest outfit and living out a daydream as one of the fabulous extras in Scarface.

Live jazz at Restaurant Hubert

The antithesis of a vegan degustation is a meal at Restaurant Hubert. From Monday to Thursday, the downtown Sydney restaurant offers a live jazz band. If you’ve never been to Hubert’s before, prepare for an evening of buttery opulence. The whole setup is so rich and warm, sort of like a Twin Peaks set without the impending sense of dread.

Blend your own gin class at Archie Rose

Archie Rose are famous for their beloved gin blends, but did you know you can make your own? The Rosebery distillery offer an experience that’ll walk you through the history of gin, and how the distillery makes their beloved tipple. You’ll then have the opportunity to learn to blend a range of Archie Rose distillates – and create two 200ml bottles of your signature blend. The experience will cost you $115 per person.