Love is in the air in Brisbane this Valentine’s Day. Lovers who are looking for a touch of magic are in luck — our city is brimming with romantic events, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best.
The Wheel of Brisbane
Mariosarti, in partnership with Sirromet Wines and The Wheel of Brisbane, are offering Brisbane lovebirds a very special Valentine’s Day. You could spend an hour in a private cabin with your beloved valentine, enjoying beautiful Sirromet Wine and delicious Italian food with an amazing view of the night of Southbank and Brisbane River. What more could you ask for?
Held on Saturday 14 February at 6pm, 7.30pm or 8.30pm. Tickets are $155 per person and include two glasses of NV H Blin Champagne and Canapés on arrival, a Festa Romantica Platter for two, Dolci per Duo and a bottle of Sirromet wine, a one hour romantic ride in The Wheel of Brisbane and a Valentine’s Day themed photo book.
The Wheel of Brisbane is located at Russel Street, South Brisbane. Mariosarti is located at 41 Sherwood Road, Toowong. For bookings call (07) 3870 4933.
Brisbane Marriott Hotel
Spend a night falling in love at Brisbane Marriott Hotel. This package includes one night’s accommodation in a city view room, a bottle of MUMM Champagne on arrival, valet parking and breakfast for two. To redeem this offer visit brisbanemarriott.com and use the checkout code Z17. Prices from $360.
Brisbane Marriott Hotel is located at 515 Queen Street, Brisbane City. For bookings call (07) 3303 8000.
Experience the romance, luxury and seduction synonymous with French culture at one of Sofitel Brisbane Central’s exquisite Valentine’s Day events. Chef de Cuisine, Joshua Okorn of multi award winning Privé249 will be hosting exclusive and intimate ‘Love Story’ degustation events on Friday 13 February and Saturday 14 February. The romance-inspired five course menu follows the progression of courtship from The Seduction to Forever After with a bottle of 2004 vintage Moet & Chandon to share. $199 per person for the first seating from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (with post dinner drink in Cuvée Lounge bar); $230 per person for the second seating, 8:15pm until late (with pre dinner drink in Cuvée Lounge bar).
At Thyme, you can enjoy a decadent Valentine’s themed seafood buffet with cocktail on arrival, fresh flower for each valentine, candlelit table setting and live entertainment. Friday 13 February for $119 per person and Saturday 14 February for $145 per person. The St Valentine Romance Package will set the standard for romance, luxury and indulgence. Guests will enjoy a complimentary cocktail on arrival, decadent seafood buffet, a baked lobster for two served to the table, a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne to share, a gift packed flower for each Valentine, premium seating allocation and live entertainment. This package is available on Friday 13 February and Saturday 14 February for $185 per person.
Sofitel Brisbane Central is located at 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane City. For bookings call (07) 3835 3535.
Riverbar and Kitchen
Sit by the river under twinkling lights at Riverbar and Kitchen, located at Riverside in the heart of the City, and enjoy a shared platter for two with a shared dessert for $50. For all those out there looking for love or those who want to celebrate with their love, venture into Riverbar and Kitchen for Cupid’s Garden Party in the outdoor setting alongside the river. Beautiful flowers will transform the area into a magical and opulent garden setting. The event will start at 8pm and entry is free. Riverbar and Kitchen have also created two special Valentine’s Day cocktails, Cupids Kiss and All Night Long, which will be $17 each.
Riverbar and Kitchen is located at Riparian Plaza, Promenade Level, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane City. For bookings call (07) 3211 9029.
Sono Japanese Restaurant
Sono Japanese Restaurant is offering Brisbane lovebirds the chance to indulge in a six course meal on Valentine’s Day. The feast includes lobster tempura, marinated miso duck, chocolate mouse and creme brulee. The menu is available for $135 per person and optional wine matching is available for an extra $45 per person.
Sono Japanese Restaurant is located at Level 1, building 7, Portside Wharf, Hamilton. For bookings call (07) 3268 6655.
Sway Cocktail Bar and Lounge
Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge are hosting a very sexy event for couples, singles and groups. The event, titled ’50 Shades of Sway’, celebrates the worldwide release of the film 50 Shades of Grey and the first 50 guests through the door will receive a Mr Grey gift bag consisting of handcuffs, facemask and whip. Don your gear and get your photo taken in the naughty corner. Sway are also putting on special Valentine’s cocktails. A fun event with a naughty twist. 50 Shades of Sway kicks off from 7pm on Saturday 14 February.
Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge is located at 22 Constance Street Fortitude Valley. For bookings call (07) 3252 8491.
e’cco bistro are opening up for Valentine’s Day lunch (when they’re normally closed) with a three course menu available for $89 per person. Guests will be able to choose three delectable dishes (starter/main/dessert) from Philip Johnson’s carefully selected lover’s day menu. Dishes include e’cco’s famous seared scallops with potato carbonara, herb-crusted lamb and the very popular hazelnut ice cream sandwich. In addition to lunch, e’cco bistro will also be open for Valentine’s Day dinner and an a la carte menu is available.
e’cco bistro is located at 100 Boundary Street, Brisbane City. For bookings call (07) 3831 8344.
Eyes Wide Shut: Valentines Day Masquerade Ball
Regatta’s St Valentine’s Ball
Get dressed in your finest for the Regatta’s St Valentine’s Ball on Saturday 14 February — whether you’re single, in a relationship or just want an excuse to party. For $99 you will be fed and watered with the four hour premium food and beverage package (which includes Moet champagne) as well as live entertainment. There will be a forbidden fruit fondue station and you’ll even be able to document the night with the vintage photobooth. No pressure, no commitments, just plain old fun.
The Regatta Hotel is located at 543 Coronation Drive, Toowong. For bookings call (07) 3871 9595.
St Valentine’s Day all’italiana
Book your ticket now to experience an authentic and romantic St Valentine’s day all’italiana! Come and enjoy a delicious four course menu, served with a complimentary glass of Italian sparkling wine with strawberry on arrival. Held on Saturday 14 February, $140 per person.
Colle Rosso Ristorante Italiano is located at 191 Musgrave Road, Red Hill. For bookings call (07) 3369 7417.
Start your night of sinful delight at Lennons Restaurant & Bar with a ravishing three course menu created by Executive Chef Todd Adams, a glass of Cloudy Bay Pelorus upon arrival and an indulgent gift from Dello Mano to take away. Accompanied by seductive music, signature cocktails, and served under the soft glow of candlelight, Lennons Restaurant & Bar is really turning it on for Valentine’s Day. $150 per couple.
NEXT Hotel Brisbane is located at 72 Queen Street, Brisbane City. For bookings call (07) 3221 1999.
Saké Restaurant & Bar
For a sleek and sophisticated option this Valentine’s Day, Saké Restaurant & Bar are offering a decadent five course shared tasting menu along with a glass of house champagne upon arrival for only $99 per person.
Saké Restaurant & Bar is located at Level 1, 45 Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City. For bookings call (07) 3015 0557.
Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar
Get your loved one what they really want this Valentine’s Day — chocolate, and lots of it. Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar will give you the choice of savoring a dessert pizza or a triple choc waffle bowl with two smoothies or two glasses of Primo Secco Sparkling for $31. No bookings necessary.
Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar is located at 2/179 Grey Street, South Bank. For bookings call (07) 3844 1559.
Bavarian Beer Café
Feel the liebe (that’s German for love, guys) this Valentine’s at Bavarian Beer Café, with their exclusive menu of Bavarian delights! Feast on goodies from the “Small Bites” menu with mouth-watering wonders such as Polenta Chips with Parmesan Truffle and Dips, Arancini Balls and Seared Beef and Horseradish Crostini, all for $7.50.
For a more substantial feed, sample the “Larger Bites” options including Meat balls with Roasted Tomato Ragu and Pork Belly Bites with with Red Cabbage and Apple Compote, priced at $9.50. Also on offer is a three-course set menu for $70 per person.
Bavarian Beer Café is located at Eagle street Pier, 1/45 Eagle Street, Brisbane City. For bookings call (07) 3015 0555.
Indulge with your loved one in a decadent feast at The Hilton Hotel. The Vintaged Bar + Grill will host a romantic four-course dinner, including amuse bouche and a glass of Veueve Cliquot Champagne for $135 per person. Mark the special occasion by sampling the “Matched-wine” menu for $60 per person.
If you want to splurge, you can make it a Valentines Day to remember with the “Bubbly Night’s Package”. Starting from $255, spoil your loved one with luxurious accommodation for the night, a bottle of Veueve Cliquot 2004 Champagne, 15 per cent off Monili Jewellery (located opposite from the hotel on Elizabeth Street), and a late check-out of 1pm.
The Hilton Hotel CBD is located Queen Street Mall, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City. For bookings call (07) 3231 3231.
The Painted Lady Tattoo Studio
Take a romantic plunge with the ultimate gesture of permanence, a tattoo. With a signature range of tattoos designed for the special event starting at $50, bring along your lover, friends or family and get tatted together!
The Painted Lady is a home-based tattoo studio that specialises in vegan-friendly ink as well as a number of other exclusive services. Bookings are essential.
The Painted Lady Tattoo Studio is located at 111 Murton Avenue Holland Park. For bookings call 0401 806 983.
Enjoy quintessential Japanese cuisine this Valentine’s Day at Moga in Paddington. Chef Satoshi and his amazing team will create the perfect setting for this romantic occasion with fresh, mouth-watering cuisine and a complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival!
Moga is located at 2/146 Baroona Road, Rosalie. For bookings call (07) 3367 2808.
Orchard’s Dance Studio
The couple that dances together, stays together. That’s a saying, right? You can learn the Waltz and Rumba when Orchard’s Dance Studio host a special Valentine’s themed Ballroom Dance Class on Friday the 13th of February from 8-10:30pm. Both beginners and advanced dancers are welcome; tickets are $17 and half-price for first time visitors to the studio.
No partners or bookings are required, just your dancing shoes!
Orchard’s Dance Studio will be running their class at the Fortitude Valley PCYC, Wickham Street (Cnr Church St).
Story Bridge Adventure Climb
What better setting for this romantic occasion than overlooking the lights of Brisbane city? Story Bridge Adventure Climb has a number of packages to spoil your love with including their ‘Height of Romance’ package and particularly unsubtle ‘Get Engaged’ climb.
At $399, it’s not cheap, but The Height of Romance package includes a Twilight Bridge Climb, memento photographs and a night’s accommodation at the five-star Brisbane Marriott Hotel.
If you want to pop the question with the most spectacular back-drop, the ‘Get Engaged’ climb is for you. For $495, everything will be taken care of for you to pop the question, followed by champagne and chocolate covered strawberries at a secret location. All photographs of the event will be provided as well as a bouquet of flowers.
Book your Story Bridge Adventure Climb by phoning 1300 254 627.
Mt Coot-tha Botanical Café
Let the stars align for you and your loved one at the Skydome Planetarium, with their special live space show, Romantic Mythology – The Moon and Stars.
For $89 per person, enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival and the spectacular wonders from the beyond, up close and personal!
The Mt Coot-tha Botanical Cafe is located at 152 Mt Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong. For bookings call (07) 3371 6685.
Redland Performing Arts Centre
Be truly blown away at the Redland Performing Arts Centre this Valentine’s Day for their production of Circa Beyond. Dazzling acrobatics, a touch of cabaret and some cheeky animal fun are just some of the delights to expect from this truly unique performance.
The Redland Performing Arts Centre is located at 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland. For bookings call (07) 3829 8131.
Head to Doughnut Time for the ultimate Cheat day with your Valentine. Taste their special Heart-shaped doughnuts that come in three delicious varieties sold in boxes of six, including Red Velvet Crumble and Strawberry glazed, and chocolate filled.
Doughnut Time is located in Alfred & Constance at the cnr of Alfred & Constance St, Fortitude Valley. For bookings call (07) 3251 6500.
Twilight Markets at Wynnum Central
Running from 3:30-8:30pm Saturdays, love will be in the air at the Twilight Markets this Valentine’s Day! Musical performances by local Brisbane-based musicians and an animal petting farm will be just some of the free entertainment to enjoy.
Spend the afternoon immersed in the stalls of arts, crafts, vintage and retro stalls and a huge variety of food to sample!
The Twilight Markets are held throughout Wynnum Central.
Jupiters Hotel and Casino
Celebrating the experience of shared dining, cutting-edge Japanese restaurant Kiyomi is an ideal setting for a romantic dinner on February 14. Say ‘I love you’ with an exquisite nine-course shared dinner for $199 per couple including a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne. Highlights of the menu include oysters with ponzu and chilli oil; hiramasa kingfish with miso ceviche and crispy potato; Moreton Bay bug with grapefruit sambal mayo and vinegar; and, for those that like to savour the sweet moments, a dessert of tempered dark chocolate, caramelised white chocolate mousse, black sesame ice cream.
Couples will also go head-over-heels for Spinners’ 50 Shades of Chocolate for Two, including an assortment of decadent Valrhona couverture desserts and two glasses of Domaine Chandon sparkling wine for $29 per couple. Food Fantasy is also ‘two perfect’ this Valentine’s Day with their full seafood buffet including a selection of Valentine’s Day themed desserts and a chocolate fountain for $57 per person.
Jupiters Hotel and Casino is located in Broadbeach at the Gold Coast. For bookings call (07) 5592 8100.
Spend your Valentine’s Day with Mr Christian Grey (and your loved one) when Event Cinemas hosts special Gold Class sessions of Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy two glasses of Mumm champagne on arrival, sweet corn and chicken dumplings, cheese arancini, Vietnamese spring rolls, signature Peking duck pancakes and side sauces, and a mezze tasting plate to share, and then finish it off with a dessert tasting plate.
Event Cinemas will hold special Valentine’s Day Gold Class sessions of Fifty Shades of Grey at their Indooroopilly, Chermside, Carindale, Garden City, Robina and Australia Fair cinemas.
Where will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day?
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