What shall I wear? Where shall we go? Will it be awkward..?
Forget about those first date jitters - here are some venues that won't apply any pressure. Yep, here are eight ultra-hip, bustling restaurants that will immediately counter any first date awkwardness.
Image: Mejico, CBD
This trendy restaurant/bar is the ideal first date spot. The lively atmosphere, wild decor and killer drinks menu is the perfect anti-awkward combo. Enjoy delicious Malaysian style share plates - the prosperity bao is out of this world.
The Butler, Potts Point
If you choose this spot your date is bound to be impressed. They'll be wowed by the incredible views of the city and easily relaxed by the accessible menu. After a few cracking cockatils your butterflies will disappear...
For some classy Mexican hit up Mejico in the heart of the city. Order some top-notch tacos and some tequila and see where the night takes you.
A Tavola, Darlinghurst
If you love homemade pasta (and who doesn’t?) then you can’t go past this hole-in-the-wall Darlinghurst fave. Forget the nerves and get swept away in the hustle and bustle of this relaxed Italian diner.
The Botanist, Kirribilli
If you've found a match in Sydney's north, head to this relaxed restaurant/bar for good food and good times. The buzzing atmosphere and accessible fare will remove all awkwardness. Get lost in the menu, or in his eyes... which ever you prefer.
Riley Street Garage, Woolloomooloo
Start your engines online daters. This city-chic industrial bar space is perfect for first timers. Get things going with some freshly shucked oysters from the fresh oyster bar. Broom broom.
This is laid back stylish Bondi dining at its best. With great tunes and a seriously vibey atmosphere, this is one happening place for a date night.
Owned by culinary power couple Josh & Julie Niland, Saint Peter is a welcome addition to Oxford St and Sydney’s seafood scene. Cute, cool and oh so delicious, this contemporary venue is definitely first-date material.