Romantic dinners and sexy staycays – here’s where to spend Valentine’s Day in The City
The most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, is nearly upon us! If you want to get a little bit more fancy than grocery-store-bought roses (we’re talking the floral and chocolate kind), then we know of a few places in The City that are well worth your time – and date – this February 14. These luxe experiences will have you making memories instead of throwing out chocolate wrappers …
Those seeking a dinner date that’s extra special …
Toscano Bar + Kitchen
Sleek sipping and snacking spot Toscano Bar + Kitchen is saying cheers to love this February 14 – and we’re ready to clink our glasses. Celebrate with your special someone this Valentine’s Day with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for just $99, which you can pair with an array of Italian delicacies, including polenta with gorgonzola mousse and pancetta, crumbed ricotta gnocchi with tomato salsa and stracciatella, and eggplant parmigiana. To make a booking, pop over here.
Rothwell’s Bar & Grill
If an elevated epicurean experience is what you’re seeking this Valentine’s, look no further than Rothwell’s Bar & Grill. This romantic feast includes oysters with caviar and champagne on arrival, orecchiette with spanner crab, tomato and bottarga, beef Wellington with red wine sauce to share, and lemon meringue tart for dessert. To make a booking for you and your lover, head here.
Whether you’re out to impress or just want some quality time with your special someone, Alchemy’s luxurious four-course Valentine’s Day dinner is sure to get the sparks flying. Enjoy bites like smoked mixed mushrooms with salsa verde, celeriac foam, garlic wafers and petit herbs, roasted lamb rack with braised fennel, boulangere potatoes, salsa verde and lamb jus, and for dessert, strawberry, raspberry and vanilla mascarpone. Start organising your date night outfit and reserve your table now.
Olive & Angelo
What sweeter way to celebrate V-Day than to share an evening with your lover in Olive & Angelo’s idyllic trattoria? The team will be offering a salivation-inducing a la carte menu featuring family-style Italian dishes – we’re talking pizza, pasta and some seriously tasty snacks. If you’d like to truly treat your sweetheart, Olive & Angelo’s neighbours Maison Fleur can provide a fresh red rose for the table. Looking to impress your other half? Make a booking here.
Inner-city restaurant Massimo is going all out this Valentine’s Day with a levelled-up six-course meal paired with six wines. Diners will get to tuck in to eats like traditional Venice seafood risotto, quail, polenta and porcini mushrooms, porchetta and lentils, and migliaccio cake (traditional ricotta and semolina cake). Surprise your loved one with a sumptuous spread of bites this February 14 and book here.
Declare your love for your partner by treating them to a merry meal at Eagle Street Pier’s resident Thai restaurant and bar Naga. The team at Naga believes love comes in all shapes and sizes, so whether your party is for two or ten, Naga will fill your table with delectable dishes like spicy beef ribs, massaman lamb shank curry and green papaya salad. Book your spot here.
For those who are keen to make a night of it …
Persone x W Brisbane
Waterfront views, mouth-watering Mediterranean fare and a relaxed atmosphere is what couples will be greeted with at Persone, which will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day feast complete with a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon on arrival. Make the night extra special with a stay at W Brisbane, where you can perch at The Living Room Bar for a cheeky cocktail or watch a rom-com at the WET® Deck’s float-in cinema. Ryan Gosling, here we come!
Thyme² Restaurant x Sofitel Brisbane Central
With a whole lot of romance (as well as some tastebud-tempting nosh) on the menu at Thyme² Restaurant, prepare to be transported to the city of love as you celebrate Valentine’s Day the French way. Delight in an indulgent French-inspired three-course dinner to remember, which comes complete with a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier French Champagne – talk about fancy! Spend the rest of your date resting and relaxing at Sofitel Brisbane Central in a luxurious Sofitel MyBed, with a $100 credit to use in Stephanie’s Day Spa (hello, couple’s massage!), a late checkout of 1:00 pm and car parking. It’s a oui from us.
Donna Chang x Adina Apartment Hotel
Cue some John Paul Young, as love is the air at Donna Chang this Valentine’s Day. It’s at this opulent inner-city spot where loved-up diners can enjoy a special Valentine’s banquet complemented perfectly by expertly matched wines. Steamed southern rock lobster dumplings, red braised beef rib with mustard greens and toasted rice, milk chocolate mousse with praline and soft caramel, and many more decadent delicacies will grace the menu. Make the evening extra special with a stay upstairs at Adina Apartment Hotel, a George Street base just moments away from the hustle and bustle of The City.
Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane x Treasury Hotel
You and your loved one will be enchanted by Black Hide’s exquisite Valentine’s Day menu featuring four delicious courses including locally sourced seafood, Stanbroke wagyu sirloin and a rose-petal parfait. Once you’ve rolled out of the restaurant much more than content, you won’t have to travel far for a comfy staycay – Treasury Hotel has got your back! Take advantage of the gourmet getaway package, which rewards you with 30 percent off luxury accommodation, a $50 daily dining credit, complimentary daily breakfast, free parking and a late check out so you can get your 40 winks in.
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