Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane
Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane
Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane
Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane
Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane
Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane
Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane

Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane

Whether you’re set to cozy up as one half of a couple or you have plans to scour Netflix for 90s rom-coms (bar of chocolate in hand), February 14 is a day that is either greatly anticipated or met with general indifference. We can all agree that with V-Day just around the corner, now is the prime time for potential suitors to strike with cupid’s arrow. We have put together a list of the most romantic events happening across Brisbane this Valentine’s Day, from passionate pasta-filled dinners to seductive seafood feasts, so you can sip and snack on whatever your heart desires.

Yoko, Brisbane City: Leave your sweetheart speechless this Valentine’s Day with heavenly Japanese chews from Yoko at Howard Smith Wharves. Tuck in to soft shell crab temaki, miso eggplant tempura, grilled prawns with kombu butter, and ocean trout with wasabi and pepper. To make a booking, make haste here.

Three Blue Ducks, Brisbane City: River views, elegant eats and an evening that guarantees you some brownie points with your partner – Three Blue Ducks at W Brisbane is ticking all of the boxes this Valentine’s Day with its intimate dinner. Diners can savour flavoursome fare including woodfired scallops with miso wattleseed butter and finger lime, fresh figs with stracciatella, shaved fennel and hazelnut dukkah, and roasted half lamb rack with caponata, bagna cauda, basil and lamb sauce. Tickets are $150 per person and include a sparkling wine on arrival. Make a reservation here.

Greca, Brisbane City: Up the romance factor with a snog-worthy spread at Greca at Howard Smith Wharves this Valentine’s Day. For $95 per person, hungry folk can enjoy a dinner featuring fanciful fare like natural Sydney rock oysters, spanner crab salad, and oven-baked lamb shoulder with Greek yoghurt. Make a reservation here.

Portside Wharf, Hamilton: Whether you want to treat your lover to a flavoursome feast, charm them over cocktails or have a good old-fashioned dinner-and-movie date, Portside Wharf will help you win some brownie points. For a truly memorable Valentine’s Day, make tracks to restaurants like Belvedere Bar n Grill, Byblos BarGusto da Gianni, Sono, @Mr & Mrs Jones and many more.

Brisbane Quarter, Brisbane CityValentine’s Day at Brisbane Quarter is always a romantic extravaganza and this year the annual day of love is being extended into a weekend affair. For those looking for a Valentine’s dinner date with their significant other, Persone and Brisbane Phoenix are offering tastebud-tempting experiences. Enjoy a la carte or banquet dining options set against the backdrop of spectacular views of the Brisbane River. Celebrating Galentine’s Day instead? Fire up the group chat, grab your crew and enjoy your Friday Ladies Night at Tenya from 6:00 pm. For something casual, Phat Boy have mouth-watering share dishes for a delicious experience on Cupid’s Day. To learn more, head here.

SK Steak & Oyster, Fortitude Valley: This Valentine’s Day, let your heart lead you to SK Steak & Oyster⁠. Enjoy an intimate shared four-course meal of meaty morsels and seafood delights for $160 per person or choose to add a classic wine pairing for $90 or premium drops for $160. Limited bookings are available, phone the team on 07 3252 1857 to reserve your spot.

OTTO Brisbane, South Bank: With views stretching across the river to the twinkling city lights, OTTO Brisbane is the perfect location for an evening of romance. OTTO Ristorante will be hosting a decadent affair, with a glass of champagne on arrival and a bespoke three-course Valentine’s menu crafted especially for the evening. If you’re feeling particular fancy, you can add a course of freshly shucked oysters or caviar to really elevate your feast. To make a booking, head here. If you prefer a more casual (or last minute!) date, OTTO Osteria will be serving an a la carte menu of Italian snacks and cocktails from 12:00 pm, exclusively catering to walk-in guests. Jump over here for more details.

One Fish Two Fish, Kangaroo Point: Love Bug Weekend is back at One Fish Two Fish! This Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day, for the uncoupled folk) enjoy a four-course tasting menu featuring all things bug for $95 per person. It’s all happening from Friday 12–14. Swim over here to book your ticket.

Donna Chang, Brisbane City: Let Donna Chang spoil you and your special someone this V-Day with a romantic banquet featuring salivation-inducing eats like kingfish sashimi with native lime and chilli dressing, pork and shiitake mushroom steamed bao, tea-smoked duck with pickled cabbage and mustard, and much more. Tickets are $99 per person (with optional matching wines for an additional $50) and can be secured here.

The Boom Boom Room, Brisbane City: Schmooze your special someone with sumptuous sips and snacks at hip Japanese-inspired bar The Boom Boom Room this February 14. For $95 per person, experience a candle-lit Omakase feast, complete with a cheeky cocktail on arrival. You’ll be able to taste bites like seafood chirashi sushi with avocado, cucumber and salmon roe, pork belly yakitori with celtic mustard and sesame, and lamb rump with kombu, edamame, yuzu yogurt, pickled onion and tonburi. Book here.

Signature, South Bank: Forget the corner-store roses and choccy and treat your significant other to an indulgent Valentine’s Day dinner at Signature. Scintillate your loved one’s senses with with oysters plus a three-course dining experience with the option of paired wines chosen by our Signature’s head sommelier. Lunch and dinner reservations are available for $99 per person and can be booked here.

Naga, Brisbane City: 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.

City Winery, Brisbane City: Enjoy a relaxed evening nestled amongst Eagle Street Pier’s City Winery’s wine barrels with your loved one this February 14. Guests will be treated to a three-course dining experience, including a grazing charcuterie board, a chef’s selection of mains and sides, finished off with a decadent chocolate dessert. Dinner sessions are available from 5:30 pm for $135 per person and this includes bubbles on arrival, all food and wine pairings. To book in, head here.

Ciao Papi, Brisbane City: Treat your significant other, dearest friends or bring along the whole famiglia for an evening of Italian eats and treats at Ciao Papi this Valentine’s Day. Savour mouth-watering dishes like Sydney rock oysters with lemon, kingfish crudo with finger-lime dressing and chives, local seafood guazzetto of swordfish, prawns and calamari with fregola pasta, plus much more! Secure your table here.

The Matriarch, Newstead: Secluded cocktail garden and restaurant The Matriarch is pulling out all of the stops this Valentine’s Day to treat you and your sweetheart to a good time. Enjoy a romantic three-course dinner along with a special cocktail on arrival. To secure your $90 ticket, head here.

ZA ZA TA, Fortitude Valley: Set your heart and tastebuds alight with an awe-inspiring Valentine’s Day experience at ZA ZA TA! Tuck into a four-course menu of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours after being greeted by a delicious cocktail for $99 per person. To make a booking or to learn more, pop over here.

Pepe’s Mexican, Newmarket: Spend this Valentine’s Day with your significant other at Pepe’s Mexican Newmarket and indulge in a mammoth Tex-Mex feast. Devour mouth-watering bites like burritos, tacos and nachos as well as some tantalising drink specials. Plus, there will be a live Mariachi band playing some recognisable romantic melodies. Learn more here.

Newmarket Hotel, Newmarket: Head on down to the Newy Hotel with your special someone this Valentine’s Day and fill up on a huge pub feed to celebrate all things love. A three-course dinner will set you back just $139 per couple and you’ll also receive a couple’s gift on the night. Nothing says romance like a huge chicken schnitty. Book online here.

The Boundary Hotel, West EndForget the cliché chocolate and red roses and treat your loved one to a feast at The Boundary Hotel in West End this V-Day. Woodfired pizzas, burgers, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, and much more will all be available to devour. Make a booking here to secure your romantic night out. 

Toscano Bar + Kitchen, Brisbane City: 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, Brisbane City: 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.

Alchemy, Brisbane City: 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, Brisbane City: 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.

Massimo, Brisbane City: 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.

Thyme² Restaurant, Brisbane City: 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! Book here.

Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane, Brisbane City: Searching for a truly magical meal this Cupid’s Day? 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. Make a booking here.

Melrose, Bulimba: This Valentine’s Day Eve, treat your loved one to a delicious Thai and Indonesian set banquet at Melrose. Enjoy a pink prosecco or beer on arrival, with a special set banquet to share. Diners have the choice of a two-hour lunch ($55 per person) or dinner ($79 per person) sitting, with bookings available via Melrose’s website.

Pawpaw, Wolloongabba: This Valentine’s day, indulge in a delicious Thai banquet at Pawpaw in Wooloongabba. For only $60 per person, you will enjoy a tasty banquet of crispy pork belly, steamed bao, seared scallops and much more. For $30 per person, diners will be treated to wine parings with each course. Head here to make a booking.

Ovolo Inchcolm, Spring Hill: Rendezvous with your lover at The Inchcolm this Valentine’s and spend an evening at a fun and interactive two-hour couples martini masterclass. Join one of The Inchy’s skilled mixologists who’ll be taking you through the paces as you create a range of martinis from start to finish. With two class times to select from at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, your evening is also paired with a grazing board to share and you’ll leave with the skills to make your own exciting martinis, all for only $179 for two. Make a booking here.

MAYA Mexican, Fortitude Valley: Head to rooftop oasis MAYA for a romantic evening celebrating love, overlooking the stunning city skyline this February 14. For a date night that is sure to impress, enjoy a lip-smacking four-course meal of modern Mexican flavours for $85 per person, which also includes a Patron margarita to kick the night off. Make a booking here.

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