Are you brave enough to venture out on one of the busiest days of the year? Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, you’ll be pleased to know that these five dining spots are perfect for a romantic culinary rendezvous with your loved one. Matchmaker Linda Prescott says, “It’s important to try new things with your partner. For example, exploring new places to wine and dine. It spices up your relationship and keeps things exciting.” So, come on, it’s time to be spontaneous! These eateries are a great place to start your Valentine’s Day adventure.
If You’re Keen On Aussie Cuisine
Kennigo Social House, Spring Hill. Tel: (07) 30961622.
Looking to impress? Indulge your partner a five course meal which includes tantalising dishes such as seared duck breast, roast pumpkin, cumin and macadamia praline and Buderim ginger ice-cream! You’ll also be presented with complimentary bubbly. This restaurant’s beautiful Victorian exterior is also a crowd pleaser.
If you wish to woo with romance
The Osbourne Hotel, Fortitude Valley. Tel: (07) 32529833.
Aside from having an exquisite beer garden with 94 beer taps, the hotel is upping its romance ante by offering a Lover’s three-course meal complete with a Mumm Rosé on arrival. Once dinner is done, you can opt to twirl your date on the dancefloor or sway to the music as the live band serenades you with classic love songs.
If creativity if what you are after
Casa Cibo, Westfield Chermside. Tel: (07) 33592686.
Make this V-day stand out with an activity you can both learn from and enjoy. This Valentine’s Day, Cork & Chroma will be coming to Casa Cibo Italian for a special Pop-up Paint and Sip Valentine’s Day session. Tickets go for $60 per person and include a three-hour guided paint session along with complimentary wine and nibbles from Wesfield. You’ll even get to take home the 40x50cm canvas which you have created. Talk about a date immortalised!
For the health conscious or plant eater
Veganyumm Dessert Bakehouse, Everton Park. Tel: (07) 3355 6329.
Do you have a mega sweet-tooth? What better way to end your date-night on a high-note than with a delectable dessert guilt-free? Head on over to this bakery and dessert café where the vegan desserts beat just about any sweet treats out there. Chocolate fiends should give the peanut butter chocolate cookie and raw snickers chocolate bar a go.
For a budget-friendly yet charming option
Gerard’s Bar, Fortitude Valley. Tel: (07) 32522606.
Keeping things low-key and casual is what Gerard’s Bar aims to deliver with it’s $35 for two offer (with any drink purchase). This special deal comes with a selection of mouth-watering signature tapas which are great to nibble on while exchanging sweet nothings or interesting anecdotes about one another. Team this with some kickass cocktails and you pretty much have yourself a fabulous date-night.
Which one is your favourite?