Valentine's Day 2024: Brisbane's date night ideas
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Best places to wine & dine this Valentine's Day

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. 

VALENTINE’S DAY DEGUSTATION | BACCHUS BRISBANE 

We can think of no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with an extremely indulgent and oh-so-decadent degustation. Fortunately, the team at Bacchus have crafted just that. They’ve dreamed up the ideal tasting menu for this special occasion starring a line-up that’s sure to make you fall in love. If you find yourself enticed by lashings of lobster, raw sashimi, rich flavourful duck, and the finest locally sourced and seasonally available ingredients, we invite you to explore the full menu here.

LOVE BUG | ONE FISH TWO FISH

PSA for all Moreton Bay bug lovers, and just lovers in general: Kangaroo Point’s favourite seafood spot is serving up a claw-some, lobster-filled feast featuring bug spanakopita with velvety shellfish sauce, grilled Moreton Bay bug with cauliflower purée and herb salad and more. Available from the 14th through to the 18th, this is sure to have you throwing heart-eyes for Moreton Bay bug and the other special someones you take along with you. 

A WEEK-LONG VALENTINE’S AFFAIR | ZA ZA TA 

Say no to one-night stands and hello to five nights of irresistible dishes at Brisbane’s favourite vegan and vegetarian restaurant. From February 13 to 17, $85 pp will get you a menu curated by chef Michael Jackson that promises a truly stunning evening and the perfect blend of rich and intense dishes alongside lighter, spice-kissed moments. Intriguing right? Find out more here

FOUR-COURSE FEAST | SIGNATURE RESTAURANT, EMPORIUM HOTELS

Four courses of the best local produce including reef fish crudo, lobster ravioli with oscietra caviar, veal loin with oyster zabaglione and braised beef shin and a decadent dark chocolate parfait is what’s on the cards at Emporium’s Signature Restaurant this Valentine’s Day. Want to score some brownie points with your date? Enjoy expertly paired wines that complement the dish with each course, to make each flavour last even longer, for $180pp.

VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCH & DINNER | IZAKAYA PUBLICO 

Nestled within the heart of Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre, akin to the concealed gems of those izakayas you’d find in Japan, guests enjoying Valentine’s lunch or dinner at Izakaya Publico are in for a treat with their seven-course, shared menu for $89pp. From the butta barra pork belly to the sashimi moriawase to the lotus chips, each dish tells a tale of Japanese culture and intricately mirrors the craftsmanship and detail found in traditional izakayas. Why not elevate your experience with their cocktail upgrade ($40pp) and sip on either the matcha crème brulé or the cupido? 

THE LODGE BAR’S APHRODISIAC MENU

The perfect blend of fashion, food and wine awaits in the two-storey luxury Queenslander that is The Lodge Bar and Rodd & Gunn on James St this Valentine’s Day. Why not shop for a last-minute gift for your significant other before sitting down to the specially curated aphrodisiac menu. As the name suggests, expect to start off with a serving of the finest market oysters with champagne and caviar before indulging in four more courses of the ocean’s finest. 

A VARIETY OF VALENTINE’S DAY DELIGHTS | BRISBANE QUARTER 

A one-stop shop for all those out there with foodie-lover partners, Brisbane Quarter has so many options lined up for February 14 that are sure to surprise your Valentine. Choose one of the spectacular set menus from Persone, Tenya, Brisbane Phoenix or The Lex, opt for a date night at Phat Boy or indulge in a sweet treat with Meet Tea & Coffee offering half-priced milk bubble teas to share! The only issue will be choosing which one…

PATINA RESTAURANT | ALUMNI COURT & CUSTOMS HOUSE

With one location settled in the urban jungle amongst the grand sandstone of Alumni Court and another nestled riverside beneath the heritage-listed Customs House, the polished finish and refined execution of both Patina locations make them the perfect spot for a romantic dinner with your special someone. Choose a four-course menu at either location and expect the finest seasonal produce and local seafood. Find out more here

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