After being married for over 10 years, it is hard to keep the romance going especially when life is always so busy and work/kids consume so much of our time. This is why hubby and I make sure we make time to go on regular date nights. On average, I would say we make it at least once a month to go out and enjoy time together just as a couple without the kids. Please note that watching movies at home together while snuggling on the couch and eating ice cream do NOT count as date nights, as romantic as they sound, it should just be a regular thing hehe.
Going out, however, can be expensive.
Thankfully, the Asian in me has been onto something for a while now. If you are not onto it already, you should. What have I been on to you ask??
GROUPON. CUDO. SCOOPON. ENTERTAINMENT BOOK. DISCOUNT VOUCHERS. DEALS DEALS DEALS.
Deals and coupon websites are the perfect solutions to a budget yet special date night. You get to try a new restaurant (and there are some fancy restaurant choices out there on those deals websites) at a discounted price. If it is no good, then you try a different one next month. If it was actually pretty good, then score! You got to have a nice night out without hurting your wallet.
Just recently, hubby and I went out on our date night and I purchased a deal from Groupon for SkyBar & Kitchen in Glen Waverley. The deal was $69 for two people including a 3-course meal and bubbly. It really wasn’t too bad for a 3-course meal!
The venue itself was not bad. It was on the 6th floor of a newer building on the main street in Glen Waverley and if you chose to sit out in the semi outdoors balcony area you will get a pretty nice view from the rooftop. We were seated inside though amongst many other diners and it was a pretty busy night (it was a Friday night) but the environment was lovely enough.
We were served a pretty decent glass of bubbly each to start, and the platter of starters was quite delicious and fulfilling. It was literally a plate of all my favorites so I couldn’t complain. Salt and pepper calamari, popcorn chicken. slow cooked pork belly (so yum!) and fresh oysters. It was such a good start to our meal.
We also decided to take advantage of the 2 cocktails for $30 deal and ordered some pretty (and delicious) cocktails.
The deal was from a set menu so we had three options to choose from when it comes to our Mains. Hubby opted for the steak and I went with the salmon. It wasn’t extraordinary, but it was a pretty decent meal especially for what we paid for. My salmon was well cooked, just slightly pink the way it should be and tender, and hubby’s medium rare steak was also cooked well. Overall, we were satisfied with the quality of the food so far and the level of service.
It finally came to dessert and we did not have options for this either. We were each served Green Tea Panna Cotta so beautifully presented in a glass. It had beautiful green tea flavours, although I felt the panna cotta was a tad too runny for my liking. Nevertheless it was still quite a delicious dessert and exceptional value for money thanks to Groupon.
So basically, we had a pretty decent meal at SkyBar Kitchen. I heard they were famous for their lobsters so I kinda feel like I should come back just to try that. I will definitely come back for their cocktails though, and they serve their appetizers as tapas at the bar. Next time I come back, I will be drinking cocktails and ordering that pork belly from their tapas menu!
P/S: Locationwise, it was really handy that the billiard room was just downstairs so hubby and I continued our date night with a few games of pool. Plus, bowling, the cinemas and karaoke were within walking distance. Gotta love Glen Waverley!