The ultimate date ideas for Valentine's Day in Brisbane
Valentine's Day: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Everybody knows the way to the heart is through the tum.
On the day completely devoted to love and all the soppy stuff that goes with it, show that special someone just how much they mean to you by feasting at some of Brisbane’s best eateries. If they’re really the one, they’ll love every part of you – food baby and all.
Za Za Ta | Fortitude Valley
This one’s for the meat-free lovers: opening up on a Sunday especially for V-Day, Za Za Ta is serving up a chef-curated vegetarian menu with a glistening glass of Taittinger on arrival for just $99pp! Featuring the funky Middle Eastern/Mediterranean flavours for which this lavish spot is known, the menu includes zucchini flowers with kashkaval, baba ganoush, pistachios and caper aioli, halloumi drenched in honey, and eggplant h’raime with gazpacho, tahini and a spring bean salad PLUS a mystery dessert special and a gift for couples to take home.
Bookings for this vegetarian love affair can be made here.
SOFITEL BRISBANE CENTRAL | CBD
Celebrating all things love from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, Sofitel is the place for a romantic meal of gastronomical proportions…
Thyme2 Restaurant is offering an indulgent three-course dinner across the whole weekend (though Sunday dinner is booked out!), with regular a la carte dining also available. The generous Valentine’s menu is $184pp (including a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier!) and kicks off with a stunning brioche lobster bruschetta before a main of your choice and a dessert titled Chocolate Obsession. How very intriguing…
If a classy daytime affair is more your thing, Cuvee Lounge Bar is offering a high tea between 11 am and 5.30 pm on the Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy French pastries and desserts, scones, finger sandwiches and a glass of champagne, and do Valentine’s Day a little differently this year! Head here to read more about Sofitel’s offerings and to book.
Inchcolm By Ovolo | Spring Hill
Celebrate two of the things you love most (cheese and champagne) at Inchcolm by Ovolo’s Valentine’s High Cheese! Set your heart eyes on the likes of baked camembert with garlic and thyme, cheese scones and house-made semifreddo, alongside an array of artisan cheese to enjoy with a glass of Taittinger in hand.
Running for two sessions on Valentine’s Day (midday-2pm and 2pm-4pm), High Cheese is the perfect celebration for cheese-loving couples (or celebration of the finer things for your group of single girlfriends)! Learn more and get tickets from $79 here.
Walkabout Creek Pop-up restaurant | The Gap
Celebrate your Valentine’s dinner surrounded by the gorgeous native flora and fauna of the D’Aguilar National Park at Walkabout Creek Cafe’s pop-up restaurant on Saturday, February 13. Featuring a six-course dinner curated by chef Graham Towner (who’s worked in some top-notch London restaurants over the past 20 years, including Marco Pierre White’s L’Escargot), this loved-up occasion will include crab salad with pea bavarois and compressed watermelon, Kilcoy beef fillet with beetroot marmalade and truffle jus, and a strawberry delice with chocolate sorbet for dessert. Tickets are $99–grab yours here!
ONE FISH TWO FISH | KANGAROO POINT
Seafood slinger One Fish Two Fish is bringing back their highly adored Love Bug Weekend menu for Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14!
The six-course tasting menu–devoted to Moreton Bay Bugs–takes diners through dishes like creamy bug chowder, tempura-battered salt and pepper bugs and bug and prawn risotto, with a glass of prosecco or Balter XPA on arrival. Lovers (or just friends!) can enjoy the whole thing for just $89pp, with seatings from lunchtime right through to dinner… Head here to drool over the whole menu and book your spot.
TREASURY BRISBANE | CBD
Love is in the air across three of Treasury Brisbane’s venues, with foodie specials and champagne to boot.
On Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, Black Hide by Gambaro will offer diners an exquisite four-course menu of seafood, Angus eye fillet, and a decadent Valrhona chocolate tasting plate to finish! Speaking of chocolate, on the afternoon of Sunday, February 14, The Lab is serving up a sweet and savoury high tea, with a Chandon package (yes please!) available for an extra $20pp. Will & Flow is the place to be for riverside seafood and sips, with a special offer available for the entire weekend… For $99 enjoy a generous seafood platter and two glasses of Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial while you soak up the sun! Read more about the venues of Treasury’s events and get booked in here.
HONOUR AVE CELLARS | GRACEVILLE [Sold out]
Usually serving up bar snacks and salumi, Honour Ave Cellars is changing things up by offering an exclusive and intimate long lunch and dinner for Valentine’s Day.
You and your significant other will be treated to a luxe five-course meal with complimentary bubbles on arrival and optional wine pairings. Standouts of the produce-driven menu include the first course of cured ocean trout with pickled rhubarb and pink pepper crostini, the triumphant fourth course of 36-hour lamb shoulder with heritage carrots roasted in burnt butter, and the beloved blackberry and custard tart for dessert. Tickets to the event are $120pp and can be purchased here.
All you need is love. And food.
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