Hook up with the Gold Coast on Valentine’s Day | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Hook up with the Gold Coast on Valentine’s Day

Whether you’ve been together for five years, five months or five minutes (hello last minute tinder date!), bae is going to expect to be taken out for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re a die-hard romantic or totally clueless – we’ve got the hook up on how to kick it coast side.
Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar | Mermaid Beach
You don’t have to go to a lot of truffle to make your date feel special, but spoiling them at one of the coast’s best restaurants is a pretty good start. With four-courses of French-European inspired dishes, Little Truffle is here to save your V-Day. Bookings are essential for 5:15pm and 7:45pm seatings.
Palazzo Versace Gold Coast | Main Beach
All that glitters might not be gold, but you’ll be getting a gold star after dining at the ever glitzy Palazzo Versace. Pull out all the stops with a five-course Italian degustations with matching wines, just be careful a waiter doesn’t steal your date with a complimentary red rose. Sweet tooth? Treat your sweetie to a Couture High Tea with a cupid inspired menu.
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort | Hope Island
Show you care with a hearty three-course menu designed by Executive Chef Matt Hart. With zesty gin and tonic cured salmon, confit duck leg with line-caught barramundi and the Valentine’s dessert aptly named the ‘Loved-up cherry ripe’ (a marriage of dark chocolate, cherry mousse and coconut flakes), finish the evening on a sweet note. Bookings: phone 07 5501 9832 or email emma.heath@ihg.com
Watermark Hotel & Spa | Surfers Paradise
Make your mark on the evening with a two or three-course lovers feast from Watermark Hotel & Spa. Indulge in freshly shucked oysters, seared wagyu steak, Atlantic salmon and chargrilled chicken. Sweeten the deal with their signature Bombe Alaska for two – or dare to be different and try the For Heaven’s Sake with lemon bar, marscapone, Swiss meringue, mango and finger lime. Bookings essential on 07 5588 8400 or bookings@walruscliffords.com.au
Glass Dinning & Lounge bar | Main Beach
Want to make your intentions clear? You can’t be much more transparent than with a luxury Valentine’s Day dinner from Glass Dining’s head chef Ben Armstrong. Soak up the stunning marina views over three-courses for $150pp, or really splurge and add a matched bottle of wine for $195.
The Collective | Palm Beach
Consider variety the spice of life? The Collective has everything your indecisive self needs, with a five-course meal showcasing cuisines each from their five kitchens. Enjoy a bottle of French bubbly and swoon to live entertainment before you cosy up on lounge seating to enjoy a romantic blockbuster.  Bookings are essential: email events@thecollectivepalmbeach.com.au or call 07 5618 8229.
Boozy Brunch | QT | Surfers Paradise
More about cocktails than coupledom? Fashion than flings? Forget Valentine’s Day and get a head start on celebrations Sunday 11th of February. The famous Boozy Brunch is to help you forget your heartbreak with four hours of food, fashion, entertainment art and culture at The QT. Hold onto your handbag – this is one Sunday drinks you’ll never forget. Less risqué and more romantic? The QT has you too boo with Valentine’s Day specials from Bazzar and Yamagen. Chill out marketside at The Bazaar with their famous market spread, accompanied by live acoustic music, a special gift for all you lucky couples and a polaroid keepsake for you and bae. Yamagen is dishing out its signature serving of class for all the lovers with a stunning Omakase style set menu and bubbles on arrivals. You’ll have your main squeeze eating out of the palm of your hand. For more info see here: Whether your taste is fish n’ chips or fine dining – there’s no excuse to have no plans this V-Day. Words by Laura Potter & Emma Callaghan – the gourmets who will take what they can get.