Valentine's Day 2022: Brisbane's date night ideas

The ultimate date ideas for Valentine's Day in Brisbane

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. 

Melrose | Bulimba

For those not up to staying out late during the week (we understand), Melrose is hosting a romantic Valentines celebration on Sunday 13th. Enjoy a special Thai and Indonesian banquet for lunch ($55pp) or dinner ($79pp). 

Be treated to pink prosecco or beer on arrival and munch on a menu that features pomelo betel leaf, red curry and crepe cake. 

Secure your romantic lunch or dinner on the Melrose website

Harajuku Gyoza | Various Locations 

For the gourmands among us, Harajuku Gyozo is serving up a change of tone from the traditional, fancy Valentine menus for a modern and casual selection of delicious Japanese dishes. 

For only $40, this Valentine’s Day banquet features soft shell crab, two types of their famous dumplings, karaage chicken, miso soup, edamame, and your choice of dessert dumplings. 

Bookings are available here.

Maya Mexican | Fortitude Valley 

Hola amor!

Spice up your Valentine’s Day with the tastes of Mexico at Maya Mexican in the Valley, overlooking the city skyline. This punchy shared menu features margaritas on arrival to kick the night off, kingfish tostada, snapper, pork belly and cauliflower tacos, margarita cake and much more!

To view the menu and make a booking, visit Maya’s website

Rothwell’s Bar & Grill | Brisbane City

Indulge in a sophisticated four course menu as you dine underneath a twinkling chandelier with your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Revel in a refined romance as you get served oysters, caviar and champagne on arrival. 

Then dig into another three courses including spanner crab pasta, beef wellington with red wine sauce and a deliciously sharp lemon meringue tart. Toast your loved one with one of 2000 wines on offer to perfectly complement your loved up evening. 

Book this set menu here for $165pp. 

Pawpaw Cafe | Woolloongabba 

If you’re after a non-Valentine’s Day dinner date option, celebrate on Valentine’s Day Eve at Pawpaw Cafe. For $60 pp, enjoy Pawpaw Cafe’s special set menu with the option of paired wines for $30pp. Menu items include steamed bao, seared scallops, crispy pork belly and a delicious desert of almond, lychee, raspberry and white chocolate. 

To make a reservation, visit their website

Bisou Bisou | Fortitude Valley

Be transported to the City of Love this Valentine’s Day at Bisou Bisou. Enjoy a four-course Parisian feast for $89pp, with menu items including oysters, classic steak frites, French onion soup, Australian white lamb saddle and shoulder, and a delectable dessert. Perfectly matched wines are also available for $40pp.

Visit Bisou Bisou’s website to book.

Boom Boom Room | Brisbane City

Stroll into The Boom Boom room this Valentine’s Day and discover a haven for the senses and a hub for romance. You’ll be welcomed with a delicious cocktail before dining on a special Omakase banquet featuring mains of lamb rump, kombu, edamame, yuzu yoghurt, pickled onion and tonburi, plus a raspberry cheesecake with matcha and white chocolate for dessert.

It’s a romantic underground escape not to be missed this Valentine’s Day. Bookings are $95 pp and can be made here.

Blackbird | Brisbane City

As far as exquisite dining experiences go, Blackbird is up there with the best of them. With two dinner options available (upstairs and downstairs), you can pick the perfect evening for you and your lover and let Blackbird take care of the rest. 

Blackbird’s downstairs dining option offers a three-course set menu for $105pp, accompanied perfectly by the 180 degree riverviews and romantic live entertainment.

For something more simplistic, dine upstairs with a delicious three-course menu for $85pp, with the option to add matched wines for $40pp. 

To book, visit their website

Belle Epoque | Emporium Hotel, South Bank

Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than chocolate, so this Valentine’s Day, treat your special someone to a Valrhona Chocolate Indulgence at Belle Epoque. 

For $25 pp, choose between a white, milk or dark chocolate fondue, served with housemade cookies, raspberry & passionfruit marshmallows, chocolate brownie and seasonal fruit. What a feast! 

And for those who want to up the ante, you can add on two glasses of Mumm Grand Rose Champagne to your fondue for an extra $75pp. 

Bookings are available between Friday 11th and Monday 14th February. To secure your spot, visit their website


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Words by Lauren Kavanagh and Priya Shah
- the gourmets with love on the brain and food on the fork.