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5 fun date ideas for under $50!

Dating in Sydney can be expensive and while we appreciate the occasional splurge, a limited budget shouldn’t stand in the way of a good time. The secret lies in coming up with cheap ideas that are also creative so you don’t look like a cheapskate. So no matter what type of rendezvous you have in mind, we have hunted down some of the culinary bargains that are sure to knock your date’s socks off. 

Cure Mondayitis with $10 burgers and a beer

Start the week off right and head over to Manly for a sunset stroll. You might even get a pre-dinner smooch! Then, head over to Papi Chulo for one of their famous Papi Burgers which are only $10 on Monday nights. Mix in the killer view, a glass of beer or wine and you have a killer date that won’t break the bank.


Cosy up with some sexy salsa

Think nothing exciting happens on Tuesdays? Think again. It’s time to dust off your dancing shoes and visit Establishment Bar for a touch of romance and fun. Be transported from Sydney to South America every Tuesday night from 8pm thanks to sexy Latin beats and free salsa lessons so you can get up close and personal with your date. The $12 Mojitos should also help ease any date nerves.  


Get your Mexican on

Offering $6 tacos every night of the week, you really can’t go wrong with date night at El Loco Excelsior in Surry Hills. Expect some super tasty fillings like spit-roasted pork and Baja fish – best washed down with margaritas of course.


Head to Coogee for a beach picnic  

Nothing says romance like a picnic with water views! All you need to bring is a blanket as Coogee Pavilion’s takeaway menu has got you and your budget covered for lunch. With warmer weather upon us, kick off your shoes, dip your toes in the ocean and enjoy a takeaway gourmet pizza from Vinnie’s or even some fresh oysters (hello, aphrodisiac!) and sashimi. Afterwards, go for a stroll down along the promenade for some quality one-on-one time.

Head to Sydney’s coolest new dumpling pop up

The tastiest little pop-up in the CBD, Work In Progress @EricKoh is the perfect spot for a midweek rendezvous — keep your date satified with a mouth-watering selection of steamed and fried dim sums alongside cocktails, wines and beers, or head down later in the week for live DJs on the decks every Thursday and Friday night.