19 Valentine's Day events on the Gold Coast

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is happening next week. If you're expected to prove to that special person in your life how much you love them in the form of a dinner, here are 17 romantic things to do this Valentine's Day (plus two anti-Valentine's parties for those in need).
Whether you're on a budget or prepared to splurge, there's something for everyone.

Degustation

The Collective Palm Beach
The Collective Palm Beach is hosting their very first ten-course degustation dinner including a collective cocktail, wine and beer match and live jazz band this Valentine's Day!
When: Tuesday 14th February, from 5pm
Where: The Collective, Palm Beach
Cost: $129 pp.

Fellini's Restaurant
Love is in the air at Ristorante Fellini, for a romantic night of flowing bubbles and delicious food, including a glass of Processo Italy Piemonte and a seven course degustation menu.
When: Tuesday 14th February, 6pm - 10pm
Where: Fellini Restaurant, Marina Mirage, Main Beach
Cost: From $130 pp.

Sofitel Room 81
Share a magical degustation this Valentine's Day at Room81. Indulge in a glass of Veuve Clicquot followed by a sumptuous five course menu designed to please all senses.
When: Tuesday 14th February, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start
Where: Sofitel Gold Coast, Broadbeach
Cost: From $119 pp.

 

Under $150 pp.

SkyPoint Observation Deck
Dine in the clouds this Valentine's Day at SkyPoint Observation Deck and enjoy a sumptuous three course meal with a three hour beverage package of fine wines and craft beers to match. 
When: Tuesday 14th February, 7pm - 10pm
Where: Q1 Building, Surfers Paradise
Cost: From $125 pp.

Hard Rock Cafe
Don't like it too fancy? Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise with a rocking three course meal for two.
~Priority Seating
~Welcome glass of Kir each
~Starter to Share
~Choice of Main
~Tasting Dessert Plate
When: Tuesday 14th February, 12pm - Late
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Surfers Paradise
Cost: From $110

Garden Kitchen & Bar
Spend Valentine’s Day in the Garden at Jupiters Hotel & Casino with a specially prepared three course menu for $140 per couple, including a glass of Chandon Sparkling or tap beer on arrival.
When: Tuesday 14th February, from 5pm.
Where: Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach
Cost: Starting at $140 pp.

Cucina Vivo
Surprise your loved one with a $120pp five course set menu at Cucina Vivo including a Valentine's cocktail on arrival.
When: Tuesday 14th February, from 5pm.
Where: Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach
Cost: Starting at $120 pp.

 

Under $100 pp.

Links Hope Island
If you're looking to seriously impress your Valentine, Links Hope Island is the destination of choice. Be serenaded by the smooth tunes of a soloist whilst indulging in an amazing three-course menu, plus Espresso Martini on arrival.
When: Tuesday 14th February, from 7pm
Where: Links Hope Island, Hope Island
Cost: From $99 pp.

Kiyomi
Treat your loved one to a decadent dinner for two ($75 pp.) this Valentine’s Day at Kiyomi.
When: Tuesday 14th February, from 5pm.
Where: Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach
Cost: Starting at $75 pp.

Hilton Surfers Paradise -  Catch Restaurant
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Catch Restaurant this year and enjoy a three-course set menu with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a rose for the lady, and a ‘create your own’ dessert plate for $88 pp.
When: Tuesday 14th February, from 5pm
Where: Hilton, Surfers Paradise
Cost: From $88 pp.

Etsu Izakaya
Your favourite Japanese restaurant is throwing a Valentines set dinner and you're invited! Join the team at Etsu Izakaya this Tuesday and get ready to be amazed.
When: Tuesday 14th February
Where: Etsu Izakaya, Mermaid Beach
Cost: From $79 pp.

 

Under $50 pp.

Bavarian Bier Cafe
This Valentine’s Day the Bavarian Beer Cafe is sharing the love… the love for crispy pork and Bavarian bier that is! The Valentine's menu for two includes:
~ Your choice of stein or wine on arrival
~ A Bavarian tasting platter to share
When: Tuesday 14th February
Where: Bavarian Bier Cafe, Broadbeach
Cost: From $49

Glenelg Public House
Does your lady love a good steak? Spoil her this Tuesday with GPH's 'Sunset Menu'. Two courses for $35 or three courses for $40.
When: Tuesday 14th February, available from 5pm - 6.30pm
Where: Glenelg Public House, Mermaid Beach
Cost: From $35 pp.

Sage
Choose from a la carte or a romantic sharing plate menu for two including a glass of bubbles. Every lady receives a $20 gift voucher to spend on Simone Perele lingerie plus one lucky couple will win a night for 2 at the glorious Phoenician Resort Apartments.
When: Tuesday 14th February
Where: Sage Restaurant, Broadbeach
Cost: $49 pp.

Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant
Calling all Seafood lovers! Yellowfin is looking forward to spoiling you and bae on Valentine's Day with the freshest seafood, a la carte or set menu plus a Simone Perele gift voucher for all the ladies...oooh la la!
When: Tuesday 14th February, from 5pm
Where: Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant, Broadbeach
Cost: From $49.90 pp.

Food Fantasy
Indulge in a delicious all you can eat buffet and an all-you-can-sweet from the chocolate fountain at Food Fantasy for just $49.90.
When: Tuesday 14th February, from 5pm.
Where: Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach
Cost: Starting at $49.90

 

Not A Foodie

The Arts Centre
Treat your partner to a romantic screening of ' When Harry met Sally' at The Arts Centre this Tuesday, with Valentine's Day Cafe and Candy Bar specials.
When: Tuesday 14th February, 6.30pm - 8.10pm
Where: The Arts Centre, Bundall
Cost: $ 10 per Adult

 

Anti Valentine's

Stingray Lounge
If the “V” word is enough to send shivers down your spine – then Stingray is the place for you! Join fellow cynics and singletons for $3 tacos, live DJ and pumping Anti Valentine’s Day party.
When: Tuesday 14th February, from 6pm until late
Where: QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free entry

Kommune Gold Coast
Nerdy? Geeky? Pasty? White? Don't worry fella's, Komune will swipe right! Take your pic with the Tinder frame's this Saturday and celebrate Valentine's Day (aka. Single's Awareness Day) in style.
When: Saturday 11th February
Where: Kommune Gold Coast, Coolangatta
Cost: $5 door charge

 

Words by Louisa von Ingelheim