Emily-Rose Hilton | 12 February 2019

We love playing matchmaker. So let us set you up with the perfect Valentine's Day date idea. With a little something for every couple, this is the only V-Day guide you'll need. 

FOR THE FOOD LOVERS 

Valentine’s Day the Italian Way, Jamie’s Italian
They say the way to the heart is through the stomach. Woo your heartthrob with a four-course Italian meal at Jamie’s Brisbane restaurant. Enjoy a glass of bubbles or beer on arrival and feel yourselves being transported to a romantic evening in Venice.
Tickets from $99 per person available here.

Gusto Da Gianni, Portside Wharf Hamilton
Celebrate the day of love with Valentine's dinner at Gusto da Gianni at Portside Wharf. Enjoy stunning views of the Brisbane River as well as a delicious four-course set menu. Plus, go the extra mile and win her heart with the gift of personalised ‘I Love You’ prosecco for $50.
Tickets for $85 per person. Contact events@gustodagianni.com or 07 3868 2011 to book.

Donna Chang, CBD
Enjoy an evening in the perfect setting for a romantic dinner to celebrate with your loved one. Valentine's day at Donna Changs is bound to tantalise your taste buds with a decadent four-course meal, and if you wish, a matching wine list. Enjoy nothing but the finest at this chic venue on its debut Valentine's day evening. 
Contact info@donnachang.com.au or call 07 3243 4888 to book. 

 

FOR THE EXPERIENCE

A little loved up under the stars - Valentines Day pop-up picnic, New Farm Park
6pm - 8pm, Thursday February 14

Bring your valentine for a one of a kind pop-up vintage picnic under the stars. Lie back amongst the cushions and fairy lights, indulge with your lover in delicious goodies and bubbles to the soundtrack of romantic tunes and be in the moment with your partner in a beautiful place. Bookings essential.
Tickets for $88 per person available here.

Picnics on the Patio, Cabana Bar + Kitchen + Garden at Mon Komo Hotel  
A romantic picnic for two, in the cutest picnic set-up you can imagine. With plenty of pillows and blankets for your comfort, take a seat with your loved one and spend the evening grazing on a mouth-watering spread. Includes a bottle of sparkling to keep things fun.
Tickets for $100 per person. Contact events@monokomohotel.com.au or 3284 6520 to book.

Paint and Sip, The Montana Project
Bring out your inner Picasso and show your lover your artistic side with an extra special paint and sip session in West End. Enjoy a fabulous dinner for two and then enjoy painting a romantic themed Audrey, all whilst sipping through your BYO. This is a seriously creative, romantic, fun night out for two!
Book here.

Bombshell Burlesque, Mon Komo Hotel
7.30pm, Friday February 15

Enjoy a night of glamour, glitter and giggles with your Valentine or with yourself at Bombshell Burlesque: Love To Love You. Sit back and watch as professional dancers tantalize, titillate and tease the night away.
Tickets available here.

 

FOR THE GALENTINE'S

Messina, South Brisbane
Fact: you don’t need a man when you have ice-cream. Grab your girls and head on over to Messina, for life-changing ice-cream and gelato from a not-your-average-ice-cream-store. You may feel as if you have accidentally stumbled into this week’s hot new club but have no fear, strawberry cheesecake or white chocolate and salted caramel ice-cream is on the horizon. The gang will forget all about their relationship troubles and Messina is sure to become a group favourite.

Hop & Pickle, South Bank
You and your besties looking for a bit of comfort food this V-Day? No stress. Hop & Pickle is the perfect atmosphere for fun with the girls. Try some deep fried pickles that will change your life and keep the vodka sodas flowing all night long.

Book on 07 3217 2652

Aria, Eagle Street Pier
Experience love at first sip with bubbles on arrival, followed by a decadent three-course Valentine’s Day menu. Snap the perfect ‘Galentine’s Day’ picture with the story bridge in the background while working your way down the wine list. You don’t need a man to enjoy an evening spent at Aria.
Tickets for $160 per person available here.

About the author

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Emily-Rose is a self-diagnosed online shopaholic who will never say no to a wine night with the girls. She loves a home-made facemask and night-in binging on Gilmore Girls for the 17th time or whatever incredibly scripted and dramatic reality TV show has taken her fancy. She can usually be found with an overly-milky cup of tea in hand while reading a terribly cliché high-school romance book or listening to the latest True Crime podcast. Her love for the Royal Family is second to none, but that might just be her childhood fantasy of being a Princess holding strong.

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