The ultimate guide to Valentine’s Day
Here's a list of romantic dining experiences in your city.
Chiosco by Ormeggio, The Spit
Chiosco is Sydney’s brand new waterfront venue with amazing views of Middle Harbour on Sydney’s lower north shore. Indulge in the Chef’s Sharing Feast for $69, and $5 pp will be donated to Heart Research Australia.
The Jetty, d’Albora Marinas The Spit, Mosman
Ph: (02) 9046 7333
Café Sydney, Circular Quay
Enjoy a 6-course menu and a glass of Perrier Jouet overlooking Australia’s most renowned landmarks on Sydney Harbour.
5th Floor, Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
Ph: (02) 9251 8683
Q Station, Manly
Spoil your special someone with a delicious, romantic dinner at Sydney's historic Boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy a delectable 3-course set menu and glass of champagne for $125 pp.
North Head Scenic Drive,
Ph: (02) 9466 1511
Sydney Harbour cruise
Sail the world’s most beautiful harbour and spoil your loved one aboard a Sydney Harbour cruise. Matilda Cruises and Captain Cook Cruises are both offering special lunch and dinner packages for February 14th.
Balla Modern Italian Restaurant, Pyrmont
Diners can embrace the romance of Italy and experience world-famous chef Stefano Manfredi’s signature cuisine with a bespoke 4-course Valentine’s menu for $139 pp.
The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
Ph: (02) 9657 9129
With a mission to bring fine dining back to the Balmain Peninsula, ONE6EIGHT is one of Sydney’s premier restaurants. The Valentine’s Day special includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, and Kingfish ceviche, seared scallops with burnt apple puree, torched prawn and pork dust or roasted duck breast with sea urchin custard, caramelized peach and cured duck yolk. And we’re only up to the entrée!
233 Darling Street, Balmain
Ph: (02) 9555 8750
The Victoria Room, Darlinghurst
For the occasion, executive chef, Samuel Cheetham, has created a sumptuous 3-course dinner designed to share. King salmon crudo; slow roast pork belly served with apple, grain salad and roasting juices; and a trifle of saffron custard, strawberry, roses, and orange blossom cream, are among the scrumptious dishes featured on the Valentine’s menu. Tickets cost $100 pp, and include a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Ph: (02) 9357 4488
No35 Restaurant, Melbourne
Enjoy the romantic views and modern cuisine of No35 at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Book an early celebration from 5.30pm with a 3-course menu including beverages for $135 per person; or a later celebration from 7:30pm with a 5-course menu including beverages for $175 per person.
25 Collins Street, Melbourne
Ph: (03) 9653 7744
Highline at The Railway Hotel, Windsor
Recently awarded a Chef’s Hat by Australian Good Food Guide, The Railway Hotel’s prestigious Highline restaurant is taking a more traditional approach to Valentine’s Day. The delicious bespoke set menu, designed by renowned chef Simon Tarlington, features produce sourced from the restaurant’s farm in the Strathbogie region.
29 Chapel Street, Windsor
Ph: (03) 9510 4050
Sea Life Aquarium
Enjoy a romantic night of underwater enchantment at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium. The intimate 4-course dinner features an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu, including unlimited beer, wine, sparkling wine, soft drink, juice and mineral water.
For ticket information and times, visit www.melbourneaquarium.com.au
Eureka 89, Southbank
Offering dazzling 300m high views, Eureka 89 is offering two options for Valentine’s Day this year. Attend the cocktail party featuring canapés, grazing dishes and drinks, or a 5-course degustation dinner with matched wines developed by consultant executive chef, Justine Wise.
Level 89, Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Ph: (03) 9693 8889
The Man Date at Beer DeLuxe
Melbourne’s iconic Beer DeLuxe is throwing the traditional on its head and encouraging ladies to take their partner on a Man Date. Treat your man to a passionfruit infused ale by Stone & Wood, lime and caramel glazed pork belly, lamb and goats cheese sausage rolls, and Zatar crumbed lamb ribs.
Federation Square, Hawthorn, Albury
Mr Mason, Melbourne
Enjoy a glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne on arrival followed by a 3-course dinner in this beautiful candle lit, French-inspired restaurant in the CBD. Cost $85 pp.
Shop 10, 530 Collins St (Enter via Little Collins)
Ph: (03) 9614 4500
Sapore, St Kilda
A bustling modern Italian bistro, known and awarded for its seasonal produce and cuisine, Sapore is situated across the Catani Gardens with views of St Kilda beach and the bay. Enjoy a 3-course dinner for $110 pp, or a 4-course dinner for $130 pp (Prosecco on arrival).
3-5 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Ph: (03) 9534 9666
Il Centro, Brisbane
Multi award-winning, modern Italian flavour, casual yet elegant surrounds, and sweeping views of Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Il Centro is the perfect spot for Valentine’s Day. Two course menu, $85. Three course menu, $115.
Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Ph: (07) 3221 6090
Saké Restaurant & Bar, Brisbane
Awarded a Queensland Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat every year since its opening, Saké Restaurant & Bar is housed at the iconic Eagle Street Pier overlooking Brisbane River. The 5-course shared tasting menu costs $99 pp and includes a glass of house champagne.
Level 1, 45 Eagle Street, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Ph: (07) 3015 0557
Alchemy Restaurant & Bar, Brisbane
Situated on the Brisbane River boardwalk, Alchemy dazzles guests with unobstructed views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River, stunning interiors, and of course, quality food. The Valentine’s menu starts from $120 pp for an early dining 4-course menu, to $160 pp for an evening 6-course menu.
175 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Ph: (07) 3229 3175
Valentine’s dinner cruise
Dine with your loved one aboard an elegant timber paddlewheeler with Kookaburra River Queens. Enjoy a seafood and dessert buffet, a 3-piece jazz band performance and small gift per couple.
For ticket information and timings, visit www.kookaburrariverqueens.com
New Shanghai, Brisbane
Taste the authentic flavours from the Shanghai province with delicious sharing plates, and toast to your loved one with a special Valentine’s Day cocktail.
LG23 Queens Plaza, 226 Queen Street, Brisbane
Ph: (07) 3108 7652
Stones on Everton
Try mouth-watering steak or seafood cooked at your table on a 300-degree hot stone at Stones on Everton. Or select the Valentine’s menu and choose from four entrees, sevens mains and dessert for two.
Cnr Old Northern Rd & Chinook St, Everton Hills
Ph: (07) 3822 7688
Era Bistro, South Brisbane
Described as creative and inventive, Era boasts outstanding service, spectacular food and the best local and international wines on offer.
Enjoy a 3-course Valentine’s menu and glass of Sparkling on arrival for $99 pp.
102 Melbourne St, South Brisbane
Ph: (07) 3255 2033
1907 Restaurant, Perth
Housed in a 100-year old rag factory, and furnished in the style of old Hollywood glamour, the 1907 Restaurant is dedicated to sophisticated dining. Try their signature Prestige Degustation Menu this Valentine’s Day.
Alleyway, 26 Queen Street, Perth
Ph: (08) 9436 0233
C Restaurant, Perth
Indulge in a delicious 4-course menu, while you soak up the romantic atmosphere from Perth’s only revolving restaurant. Menu includes amuse bouche, choice of entrees, choice of main and a shared dessert for $160 pp.
Level 33, 44 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Ph: (08) 9220 8333
Valentine’s Day at Crown Plaza, Perth
Select from six premium restaurants, each with unique Valentine’s menus, at the Crown Plaza. Make the most of the special weekend with a night at the Plaza followed by a serene day spa experience.
Great Eastern Highway,
Ph: 1800 556 688
Petite Mort, Shenton Park
Chef Todd Stuart brings a twist to Modern French cuisine with sophisticated small plates bursting with colour, texture and flavour.
225 Onslow Road, Shenton Park
Ph: (08) 9388 0331
The Terrace Hotel, Perth
Encompassing the historic St George’s House, The Terrace Hotel restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere with garden terrace dining and traditional French-inspired menu.
237 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Ph: (08) 9214 4444
The Pagoda Restaurant & Bar, Como
The Pagoda has been creating romantic memories since 1926, and this Valentine’s Day is no exception. On arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot NV Champagne and handmade chocolate, before being seated at your candlelit table where you’ll enjoy Swan River views and romantic ballads by the resident musician.
112 Melville Parade, Como
Ph: (08) 9367 0300
The Brown Fox, West Perth
Since openings its doors in 2011, The Brown Fox has quickly become a West Perth favourite. The passionate team is offering a 3-course dinner and a glass of Chandon on arrival for $75.
72 Outram Street, West Perth
Ph: (08) 9425 5222
Lenzerheide Restaurant, Hawthorn
This award-winning restaurant, established in 1989, offers the very best in fine dining in Adelaide. On Valentine’s Day, select from 4 entrees, 5 mains and 4 dessert options for $122 pp.
146 Belair Rd, Hawthorn
Ph: (08) 8373 3711
Celsius Restaurant and Bar, Adelaide
Developed by The Advertiser’s 2011 Chef of the Year, Ayhan Erkoc, the Chef’s choice tasting menus (4, 7 or 10-course) at Celsius will dazzle and delight.
95 Gouger Street, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8231 6023
The Brasserie Restaurant, Adelaide
The modern Australian lunch and dinner menus at The Brasserie are inspired by local produce, from the Vineyards of the Barossa Valley, to the olive groves of the Eyre Peninsula. Share a Valentine’s 6-course degustation menu with sparkling wine for $99.
Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8237 0697
Jasmin Indian Restaurant, Adelaide
This award-winning Indian restaurant boasts a celebrity connection, having hosted the likes of Elton John and Billy Connolly, as well as Prime Ministers and Premiers. Order the banquet menu and try some of their most renowned dishes developed from traditional North Indian recipes.
31 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8223 7837
The Playford, Adelaide
Promising a special Valentine’s embrace for lovers of fine food and wine, The Playford restaurant has been awarded Best Restaurant 2011-2014 in the AHA Awards Accommodation Division, and was inducted in the Hall of Fame for Best Restaurant in a Hotel by the SA Restaurant and Catering Awards.
120 North Terrace, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8213 8844
Utopia at Waterfull Gully
Why wait until dinner for a romantic date on Valentine’s Day? Nestled at the base of a spectacular 18-metre waterfall and housed in a century-old stone chalet, Utopia, is open for lunch and afternoon tea.
170 Waterfull Gully Road
Ph: (08) 8379 2488