If you're planning to dine out for Valentine's Day, we can help. We've assembled some restaurants taking instant reservations through Broadsheet.

Browse the top half if you're looking to spend a bit more for a quieter, more sophisticated experience. Skip to the bottom if a louder, more relaxed atmosphere is your idea of the perfect date.

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LuMi Bar & Dining

An intriguing restaurant in Pyrmont, with a chef that lists Noma and Attica on his CV.

56 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
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Bennelong

Peter Gilmore has made the culinary vision that earned him accolades at Quay more approachable at the Opera House.

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
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12-Micron

A two-in-one restaurant offering Australian-inspired cuisine and a dessert bar by Darren Purchese.

Level 2 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
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Automata

A fun, energetic take on fine dining headed by ex-Momofuku Seiōbo chef Clayton Wells.

5 Kensington Street, Chippendale
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Rockpool Bar & Grill

A large experience in the best possible way.

66 Hunter Street, Sydney
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Est

Merivale’s fine-dining restaurant hits all the high notes.

Level 1, Establishment 252 George Street, Sydney
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Firedoor

High-quality produce cooked over a naked flame, with no sauces to hide behind.

23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills
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Ester Restaurant & Bar

Where a wood-fired oven is fed with produce sourced from Sydney and surrounds.

46-52 Meagher Street, Chippendale
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Bistrot Gavroche

A classic French restaurant on Kensington Street.

2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
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The Dolphin Hotel Dining Room and Wine Room

A restaurant and a wine room run by the Icebergs team and Rootstock’s James Hird.

412 Crown Street, Surry Hills
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Balcon by Tapavino

Jamón, morcilla schnitzel, brunch omelettes and Spanish wine by Tapavino.

17 Bligh Street, Sydney
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Long Chim

Thai cuisine by David Thompson, the world’s most lauded Thai chef.

Corner of Pitt Street and Angel Place, Sydney
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Mejico

A crisp share menu and hundreds of tequila options.

105 Pitt Street, Sydney
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Sasaki

Home-style Japanese in a space that’ll transport you straight there.

102 21 Alberta Street, Sydney
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Four in Hand

A culinary journey of nose-to-tail dining.

105 Sutherland Street, Paddington
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Bistro Moncur Woollahra

This longstanding bistro exudes a classic, sophisticated charm.

116 Queen Street, Woollahra
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Spice Temple

Neil Perry creates a romantic and innovative Asian-Australian fusion

10 Bligh Street, Sydney
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Bel & Brio

A Central Coast farm is the backbone of this CBD eatery.

300 Baranagroo Avenue, Sydney
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Bad Hombres

A plant-based Mexican pop-up with creativity at its core.

40 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills
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Loluk Bistro

A little French bistro with hidden, shady courtyard out back.

2/411 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Mercado

The restaurant in Angel Place has whole rotisserie beasts, homemade cheeses, an enviable wine list and charcuterie.

4 Ash Street, Sydney

Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro

Enjoy a dry Martini and vermouth mussels in nettle-butter while looking over the water.

33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
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