Valentines Day in Brisbane sorted

Feel like spoiling your loved one with a special treat for Valentines Day in Brisbane? 

If you are a man who is out to impress, nothing works better than a lot of effort and planning. 

Take it beyond the random bunch of tired flowers plucked from the supermarket and think about your significant other’s real likes and passions. 

Organise, that means plan ahead boys, a sumptuous dinner in a special location that you have decorated. Yep, I am talking rose petals and candles.

Back in the real world, I have some ideas on where to go with your significant other when you can’t quite get the suggestions above together.

Here’s where to go and tell them you read about it on Eat,drink+beKerry 



Experience 50 shades of red, a night of erotic food and tantalizing entertainment with burlesque dancers and street entertainers. There’s a three course dinner with selected bubbles, wine and beers. Dinner and show is $89 per person.


Enjoy a high tea on the rose filled balcony or organise a takeaway high tea to enjoy in your own secret location. Dine in high teas include deluxe, chocolate or chocolate fondue versions while your take home pack can also be accompanied by a bottle of fine champagne.  And they are all available for Valentines ‘week’ – 11 -16 Feb.
Bookings: 07 3229 7050

Start with a glass of sparkling on arrival and select from freshly shucked coffin bay pacific oysters, citrus cured salmon, herb crème fraiche, sourdough crouton, platter of grilled flat bread, marinated olives, buffalo mozzarella or fennel, chilli and parmesan arancini, and rocket salad. Main choices include pan roasted snapper, roasted beetroots, herbed labna, preserved lemon, celery cress; Baked free range chicked, prosciutto wrapped, truss tomatoes, grilled asparagus, fresh pesto and Wood fire grilled Angus sirloin, field mushroom, spinach, grilled spring onion, truffle emulsion. There’s a sweet temptation of Vanilla panna cotta, cherry compote, cherry granite and a ‘Love Heart’ dessert of raspberry and dark chocolate, lychee and berry marmalade. Cost is $80 per person.

Live entertainment by Simon York and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne on arrival. Start with Crispy skinned Berkshire pork belly with Morcilla sausage, apple puree and chervil followed by Cured salmon with spanner crab, fennel, dill, radih and ruby grapefruit. Main is a 300g Grain fed Rangers Valley Black Angus Sirloin served medium with sardelaise potato, watercress and lemon, accompanied by mesculun dill salad and selection of mustards and sauces. Indulge with white and dark chocolate mousse, almond biscuit and gold dust for dessert followed by coffee or tea with assorted macaroons. Cost is $115 per person


Enjoy river views and Japanese cuisine at Nagomi along with a complimentary strawberry Chu Hai cocktail or Asahi beer on arrival. Cost is $35 per person with two seatings. 5.30 -8pm and 8.15 till late.

Urbane has two sittings on this international day of romance – 5.30pm and 8pm at $120pp and $140pp respectively. The Euro also has two sittings at similar times at slightly different prices - $105pp and $115pp.

Bookings: 07 3229 2271

Menu includes tiger prawns, advocado rilletes, chicken croquettes, scallops, Moreton Bay bugs and wagyu tenderloin. For dessert, chocolate tapas to share. $90 per person.

Bookings: 07  3221 7655

Salute Saint Valentine with an intimate and decadent Chocolate Masterclass in their Cooking School, and a delicious four course Valentine’s Day menu in the restaurant. Held from 6.00 – 9.00pm, Spring’s Chocolate Masterclass is $100 per person and an opportunity to give a gift that can be shared, experienced and devoured. Nothing says “I love you” on Valentine’s Day like chocolate…

Spring’s new Head Chef Emlyn Thorrington has designed a special four course menu in the restaurant. For $85 per person, diners will receive a glass of sparkling wine arrival, a small gift for the ladies and, of course, an indulgent meal starting with freshly baked sourdough with Pepe Sayer cultured butter, followed by marinated olives and freshly shucked oysters. An entrée of Rabbit and pork terrine, prunes and Armagnac precedes a main course of either roast Tasmanian trout, eggplant, smoked tomatoes and café de Paris butter or grilled Kilcoy sirloin steak, red wine butter and green olive verde. Finally, relish the end of the evening with a dessert of Chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream and peanut brittle.

Bookings: 07 3229 0460

Il Centro

Valentine's Day is always popular at Il Cento, so there are two sittings this year -
5pm and 8pm.

Bookings: 3221 6090.

Clear Mountain

Spend Valentine’s Day in the cool, clean air mountain air with a lovers’ package that combines accommodation, breakfast and dinner for $399.

Located just 35 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, the property offers panoramic views of Moreton Bay and the granite spires of the Glasshouse Mountains with the lights of Brisbane clearly visible in the evenings.

The Valentine’s Day package provides an escape from the clamour of the city with overnight accommodation in a room with private balcony, a four course set menu dinner in the acclaimed Mandy’s on the Mountain Restaurant, 375ml bottle of Moet Rose and a confectionery buffet.

A leisurely breakfast the next morning is included in the price, allowing guests to enjoy the sweeping views at their leisure thanks to a late, 12 noon checkout provided as part of the package.

Fortitude Valley


Enjoy Valentines on the rooftop with two flutes of limited edition champagne, a shared tapas platter and two tickets to the rooftop screening of Valentine's Day.  $75 per couple.

Live jazz, cocktail on arrival, bottle of wine, three courses and roses and chocolates. Think oysters, cider roasted pork belly with fennel and thyme,  NY cheesecake cubes, passionfruit coulis, white chocolate cream and more. Cost $180 per couple.
Bookings: 07 3666 0560


Regatta Hotel

Watching the sun set across the Brisbane river in an incredibly intimate setting, with just 25 tables set up on each of the private verandas of the hotel, you’ll indulge in a delicious three-course French inspired dinner for two. Created by the hotel’s Executive Chef Shane Keighley, who is bringing inspiration from a recent stint supporting at the Bocuse d’Or (the world’s most celebrated culinary competition in France), the evening will begin with a bottle of beautiful French wine, sipped on while sampling a decadent Seafood Assiette share platter for entrée. Featuring Confit Ocean Trout, crab and cucumber, smoked tomato espuma, Tiger Prawns, Oysters, shaved fennel and fennel pollen crisp, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Main course offers you both a choice of Monkfish and scallop torteloni with sauce nantua and courgette provencale OR slow-cooked beef tenderloin, beef cheek dumpling, King Oyster, mushroom, potato gratin and sauce bordelaise. Finishing with the usual French flair, dessert offers a tempting Valhrona chocolate and passionfruit cremeaux, with passionfruit sorbet and a wicked chocolate brownie just perfect for two.

Bookings: 07 3871 9595


Chocolatier Peter Ingall of Mayfield’s Chocolates    knows this better than most as he prepares for the regular pilgrimage of romantic chocolate lovers.

“Valentine’s Day is one of our busiest times of year,” said Peter. “We find out heart shaped chocolates and boxes fly off the shelves as they have become iconic for this occasion.”

“We also find our rose ganache chocolates are very popular for Valentine’s Day, with the rose water made from petals,” he said. “We are having our 20th anniversary this year for Mayfield Chocolate’s so we are used to helping bewildered chocolate lovers chose their Valentine’s delicacies.”


Gusto Da Gianni

Enjoy an authentic four-course Italian set menu complete with a glass of Nino Franco Prosecco. Woo your lover as you feed them dishes like cannelloni filled with cream of pumpkin and buffalo mozzarella in a gorgonzola sauce, all for just $99.00.

Restaurant Manx
Stare longingly into each other's eyes as you sip bubbly and devour your way through three delicious courses for $110.

Celebrate Valentine's Day the Lebanese way with a Mediterranean-inspired share banquet with cocktail on arrival for $75. Choose from trio of dips and bread including the traditional hommos, baba ghanouj and labneh, Samak Harra - grilled fresh Dory fillets with roasted red pepper ratatouille, Rekakat - delicate filo pastries filled with an irresistable blend of soft fetta and mozzarella cheese, chopped onion and herbs, Makenek – Lebanese spiced sausages sautèed in butter and lemon juice, Seaydeah – Choice of grilled barramundi or marinated chicken served with rice and Mediterranean inspired saffron jus and more. If you still have room after all that, a selection of house made Mediterranean desserts are on offer.

Try a Japanese degustation. Take your loved one on a culinary journey of traditional Japanese dishes, $95, and wash them down with a selection of wines, handpicked by the in-house Somelier for an extra $50.00.

South Bank

‘Romancing the Stone’, just Billy Ocean did in his hit theme song from the classic 80s movie with a Valentines dinner at the hotel’s Stone Restaurant & Bar. Indulge with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by an amuse bouche and a sensational three-course dinner for $75 per person. For the ultimate romantic escape, make a night of it with rates from $279* per night in a Studio Room including breakfast for two and valet car parking. 

Bookings: 07 3305 2500. Valid 14 February, 2013 only.

Next Door Kitchen Bar

Share the love this Valentine’s Day with a performance and meal set to excite the special people in your life.
Next Door Kitchen Bar has an enticing burlesque performance by renowned dancer Sunday Lucia.Tickets are $95 per person and include a set four-course menu and a glass of bubbles to kick off the night.

Cove Bar Dining

Share a romantic three-course dinner for two while taking in Brisbane’s best river view at Cove Bar Dining.Tickets $99 per couple and include a three-course meal and a glass of sparkling each on arrival.

 Bacchus, Rydges South Bank

Romantic and cosy corners for dinner and poolside tables for drinks and tapas are being booked at a fast pace for those wanting to demonstrate to their Valentine just how love struck they really are. Executive Chef Dominic Rose has designed a stunning five course tasting menu with contemporary twists on St Valentine’s classics including Ginger tempura oyster with radish and wasabi mayonnaise; Foie Gras ravioli with celeriac puree and truffle emulsion and beetroot cured eye fillet with spice red wine sauce. The final course of chocolate and chilli fondant with salty caramel ice-cream and violet popcorn.  The six course menu is $139 per person or $199 including the matched flight of wines.

Bookings: 07 3364 0843

Olé Restaurant

Celebrate Spanish style this Valentine’s Day with La Fiesta de San Valentin at Olé Restaurant South Bank.
 With your choice of two tasty fiesta packages both featuring two hours of jugs of Red or White Sangria as well as wine and beer selection to choose from throughout the night. La Fiesta de San Valentin Uno is $79 per person and La Fiesta de San Valentin Dos $89 per person.

The Point Bistro

If simple and sweet is more your thing for Valentine’s Day, The Point Bistro South Bank has a special deal for two. Filled with the freshest of ingredients, choose from a three-course menu and get smitten with a glass of Jansz Premium NV Sparkling Rose from the Tamar Valley, Tasmania. $79 per person or $119 per person with matching wines.

Bookings: 07 3846 5555


1889 Enoteca

Go all Roman on him/her with real Roman food and Italian wine. There’s a three course meal with choices and a glass of Prosecco on arrival.  Think Chargrilled baby octopus, fennel & orange salad, Pork sirloin, radicchio, salsa verde, Tiramisu plus many more choices. $79 per person.

Bookings: 07 3392 4315  

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