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Valentine's Day in Brisbane

The pressure is on. It’s that time of year again, February 14, when you’re expected to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day. We know the majority of you won't have made a booking or made other plans just yet, but we don't judge. Instead, we've constructed this helpful guide to point you in the right direction. Whether it's a fancy dinner for two, a sunset picnic by the river or a classic movie under the stars, all of these Valentine's date ideas will be sure to impress your significant other.

Dinner dates

Brisbane City

Donna Chang

Modern Chinese restaurant Donna Chang is fitted within a 1920s-era bank in the city centre with a luxe interior like no other in Brisbane. Dine on an extensive Chinese Valentine's Day banquet including scallop & prawn wontons, roasted wagyu scotch, Donna Chang's special fried rice and much more. 

What:Three-course banquet (sittings from 6pm & 8:30pm)
Cost: $88pp (add wines for $50)

Patina

Dine along the river at Brisbane's iconic heritage-listed building Customs House. Enjoy fresh seasonal produce and local seafood that is sourced daily, along with mushrooms that are grown in an on-site cellar. 

What: Three-course menu
Cost: $105pp

Three Blue Ducks

Paddock-to-plate dining meets our laid-back Queensland attitude at Three Blue Ducks' Brisbane location. Enjoy four-courses of their signature dishes from BBQ octopus and kangaroo tataki to roasted porchetta and the market fish with creamed corn and fermented chilli – now that's amore.

What: Four-course menu
Cost: $135pp (add matched wines for $60pp)

Alchemy

Picture this: stunning, uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and the Brisbane River while enjoying a European-inspired degustation – that's what you could be enjoying this Valentine's Day. 

What: Three course menu
Cost: $97pp

Blackbird Bar & Grill

Blackbird places its focus on sustainability, using locally-sourced seasonal produce in both sweet and savoury dishes. Meat is the centre here, though, cooked on a specially-imported Infierno 96 woodfire grill. In other words, order the steak. 

What: Four-course menu | Three-course menu
Cost: $105pp | $85 pp (add matched wines for $40pp)

Click here for more City Valentine’s Day deals. 

South Bank

Signature

Treat them to something truly special this Valentine's Day with a deluxe tasting menu and matched wines at Signature. Executive Chefs Chris & Alex Norman have curated a menu featuring seasonal Australian produce to serve a multi-course feast including Fraser Island Spanner Crab, Brisbane Valley Quail and Roast Loin of Lamb.

What: Five-course dining experience with paired wines
Cost: $85pp

The Emporium Staycay

Make a night of it and book in for a night at The Emporium with their Romantic Staycation package which includes valet parking, breakfast for two, rose petal turndown, champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries and a midday checkout. Or, book into their exclusive Poolside Valentine’s Staycation only available to 12 couples over the weekend who get to spend a night under the stars by the famous Emporium pool at a bespoke private dinner experience, a bottle of Mumm Grand Brut, breakfast for two, valet parking and midday checkout. 

What: Romantic Staycation Package | Poolside Valentine’s Staycation (12-15 Feb)
Cost: Additional $250 to any stay | Additional $395 to any stay

Chu The Phat

Chu the Phat is a massive multi-tier restaurant with hip interior styling and an Asian fusion street food menu. Their three-course banquet will have you devouring traditional menu items including steamed duck buns, smoked trout dumplings, black Angus eye fillet stir-fried w black fungus & garlic shoots, and cooked red spatchcock with a drink on arrival. 

What: Banquet with drinks
Cost: $50pp

Popolo

POPOLO

They say that Italian is the language of love, so what better way to spend Valentine's Day than with a big bowl of pasta and other Italian favourites. Not only does Popolo more than deliver on authentic Italian flavour, but with sweeping views of the river and city too, it’s a firm favourite. Book in yourself and your love for their five-course banquet filled with all their faves, or set yourself up with the famous Popolo Picnic right on the edge of the river.

What: Five-course banquet | Valentine’s Picnic
Cost: $75pp | $140 for a picnic for two

The Jetty

Indulge this Valentine’s Day weekend at South Bank’s ultimate waterfront destination, The Jetty. With an all-day Valentine’s brunch with the option of bottomless mimosas (is it even an option?!) as well as luxurious Valentine’s Day hampers so you can dine on gourmet meats, cheese, chocolate delicacies, and of course wine, on the lawn overlooking the river. Love will be in the air!

What: Valentine’s Day brunch and Gourmet Hampers
Cost: $79 per hamper

OTTO

To celebrate their relocation to their brand new South Bank home, the renowned OTTO is putting on a Valentine’s feast like no other. Wine and dine riverfront with a delectable three-course menu with optional premium supplements like freshly shucked oysters and caviar to really wow that special someone.

What: Three-course lunch/dinner with a glass or bottle of champagne (per couple)
Cost:
$195pp with glass | $270pp with bottle

Valentine’s Day on the Green, South Bank

2021 deserves something unique to celebrate your love, friendship or whatever it is this Valentine’s Day that will get you out and about. South Bank is the place to go with a Valentine’s Day edition of the Sunday Social - think live music, delicious food hampers from South Bank faves, and river city views. The best part? All you need to do is book your picnic hamper from your choice of Popolo’s Italian dream picnic, a gourmet V-day hamper from The Jetty, the perfect charcuterie from Aquitaine or luxe fish & chips from River Quay Fish - the rest is free!

What: Valentine’s Day Sunday Social, 3-6pm
Cost: Varies per hamper

Click here for more Valentine's Day Deals at South Bank. 

Fortitude Valley

Za Za Ta

Encounter the exotic at Za Za Ta with a sumptuous banquet of appetisers, entrees, main and dessert. Your partner will be truly delighted by their menu of exotic flavours with a four-course meal and an exclusive Za Za Ta dessert  – come hungry. 

What: Four-course banquet with bubbles on arrival
Cost: $99pp

City Winery

Nothing says love like wine, and you don’t need to go far with City Winery in Fortitude Valley. Nestle amongst the wine barrels for a romantic three-course lunch or dinner for two with a glass of bubbly. With a few sittings on offer, you’ll want to grab one of these quick!

What: Three-course lunch/dinner with glass of bubbly
Cost: $95pp

Elsewhere

One Fish Two Fish, Kangaroo Point

Forget Valentine's Day, think Valentine's weekend! It's going to be a full weekend of love at One Fish Two Fish as they serve up what everyone dreams of eating on this romance-filled day – Moreton Bay bug. It's five-courses of bug prepared in unique and delicate ways, followed by dessert and accompanied by a glass of prosecco or Balter IPA. 

What: five-course Moreton Bay bug menu + bubbles on arrival
Cost: $89pp

Moda, Petrie Terrace

Featuring a contemporary tapas menu, Moda is a blend of French, Catalan and Italian influences. Start with various entremeses, then three mains and chocolate dessert tapas to finish. 

What: Three-course shared menu
Cost: $79pp

Unique date ideas

I Heart Brownies, Brisbane City & Bowen Hills

These heart-shaped treats are made from scratch with whole-food alternatives featuring proudly grown Queensland sugar canes. The perfect little Valentine's gift for someone who wants nothing. 

Moonlight Cinema, Roma Street Parklands

Moonlight Cinema

Ryan Gosling, a picnic under the stars and someone special – can you think of a better way to spend your romantic evening? Add on food truck nosh and a glass of wine to really make your night special. 

Staycation

Valentine's Day is a Sunday so why not make a long weekend of it and stay at one of Brisbane's many hotels. Treat yourselves to some quality R&R, an epic shopping trip, convenient inner-city location, or just use the fancy hotel spa and pool. Here's our guide to all of the accommodation options in Brisbane.

Cork & Chroma, South Bank & West End

Wine makes everything more fun, and painting is no exception. Try Cork and Chroma’s paint and sip sessions and come away with your own unique piece of art.

Noosa Chocolate Factory, Brisbane City

Noosa Chocolate Factory

You have not lived if you haven't tried Noosa Chocolate Factory's decadent chocolate or rocky road. So, instead of just your run-of-the-mill chocolate this Valentine's Day, treat yourself or someone special to a little chocolate heart from their Brisbane City store – regular brands won't taste the same ever again.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb, Kangaroo Point

For a super-cute and exhilarating date, ascend the Story Bridge to experience awe-inspiring 360 degree views of Brisbane City, the river, mountain ranges and Moreton Bay Islands with a Story Bridge Adventure Climb.

Hot Air Balloon Flights, Floating Images

Take your love to new heights with a romantic hot air balloon ride with Floating Images. There’s no better way to start the day than a peaceful soar as the sun rises, nestled into a wicker basket with your person.

Matador, The Tivoli

For something different and jaw-dropping this Valentine’s Day, treat your love to the previously sold out show Matador at the intimate venue of The Tivoli. A fitting tale of forbidden love, passion and pain told through burlesque dance and incredible circus acts - strap in, and set the emotions high for a show you won’t forget.

What: Valentine’s Day sessions- 2:30pm & 7pm
Cost: From $76.25

Picnic

Pack up a picnic and roll out the blanket at one of Brisbane's most scenic spots. Assuming you'll be vying for a quality sunset, check out the best spots to watch the sunset in Brisbane.

Canungra Valley Vineyards

Escape the City and head to the ultimate Valentine’s destination at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. On offer is a romantic grazing platter for two, chocolates and a bottle of O’Reilly’s artisan sparkling wine. Oh, and we mention - there’s llamas! 

What: Valentine’s Day picnic hamper
Cost: $120 per hamper

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