20 loved-up local Valentine’s Day events

The Tropic

If you’re anything like us, you love eating as much as (if not more than) your partner in crime (and life etc.). Luckily, on the good old GC, you can combine the two and nobody ever has to know where your loyalties really lie.

Here’s a collection of some lovely little events you should book yourself into quick smart because Valentine’s Day is coming up quick and you do not want to be that person who leaves it until the last minute (again). Listed from north to south.

Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Romance is born inside the resort’s signature restaurant The Fireplace, with hushed lighting and the ambience of a crackling wood-fire oven setting the scene as you arrive to a celebratory flute of Chandon Sparkling before enjoying three-courses designed by Executive Chef Matt Hart. Highlighted dishes include an entrée of locally-sourced Moreton Bug and a custom-designed Valentine’s dessert: Raspberry and Chocolate Rose Delice. $79 per adult.
Where: Manor Circle, Hope Island

Palazzo Versace
Tantalise your taste buds over a candlelit dinner in Vanitas featuring a six-course Italian degustation including paired wines, glass of Champagne on arrival and petit Versace signature perfume. $319 per adult.

Cupid’s Twilight Cabana
Retreat behind the sheer curtains of your own private poolside cabana with live entertainment, a single long stem rose, petit Versace perfume, a bottle of Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial and an array of tapas. $549 per cabana.

Il Barocco Restaurant
Spoil your beloved with Il Barocco’s famous seafood buffet featuring a lavish range of international dishes, decadent desserts and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. From $149 per adult.
Where: Palazzo Versace , 94 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival before sitting down to a romantic five course experience with the option to pair wines at Oyster Bar and Grill. Enjoy the likes of Lobster ravioli with sauce Vierge, micro greens and salmon caviar; lamb back strap with minted peas, pickled beet and seasonal greens, the enchanting chocolate dome and more. Prices from $220 per couple.
Where: 71 Sea World Drive, Main Beach

QT Gold Coast
Spoil your cutie with a Valentine’s Day dinner for two and take a romantic adventure through Bazaar Marketplace. Executive Chef, Greg Benney, has created the perfect feast to woo your boo, with poached Moreton Bay bugs, Amaretto grilled King prawns, and a live pasta station. Plus the usual delicious treasures you can expect in the marketplace. For $99 per person with live acoustic music.

Yamagen Restaurant
Order up a slice of romance at Yamagen this Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Adam Lane will guide you and your cutie on a delectable Omakase experience with crispy pork belly, thinly sliced snapper, tempura scampi, wagyu beef Kobe 6+ tataki and more. It’s $125 per person, including glass of Champagne on arrival.

Twilight Cabana Poolside
Take your bae on a romantic adventure poolside, with a twilight cabana dinner for two. Indulge with a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival and let QT share the love with a three course dinner, with a side of serious romance on us. It’s $250 per couple with limited spaces available.
Where: Qt Gold Coast , 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Indulge in Citrique’s at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa’s award-winning seafood buffet with loved ones this Valentine’s Day. Featuring a beverage on arrival, live entertainment plus interactive dessert station. Prices are $109 per adult, $55 per child (5-12yrs) and 4yrs and under are complimentary.
Where: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

Trattoria Amici
Cue the Roman Holiday vibes with a decadent Italian sojourn at Trattoria Amici. A hidden gem of gastronomic proportions, Amici’s (as it’s affectionately known by locals) is nestled within RACV Royal Pines Resort in Benowa. This Valentine’s Day, treat your amore to a four-course Italian feast of antipasto, gourmet pizzas, crisp salads, house-made pasta, classic mains and creamy desserts for just $59 per person, including an arrival cocktail.
Where: RACV Royal Pines, Ross Street, Benowa

Take that special someone in your life to new heights and celebrate Valentine’s Day 230 metres above the glittering coast at Skypoint! Enjoy a delicious three course dinner, flowing beverages and be serenaded with live music throughout the evening. Spoil your other half and make this a Valentine’s Day to remember forever. Silver Package – $120 per person. Gold Package – $140 per person
Where: Level 77, Q1, 9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise

Four Winds 360
Feast on a delicious seafood inspired buffet whilst revolving around the Gold Coast skyline 26 floors up. Two sittings are available, the first at 5.30pm for the Gold Coast sunset and the second at 8.00pm which will be by candlelight. Both sittings include a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival, a rose for your valentine, a complimentary gift to take home and live acoustic music. Tickets are just $139 per person.
Where: 26/2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise

Miss Moneypenny’s
If you’re looking for somewhere a little bit special with slick surrounds and plenty of cosy nooks to whisper sweet nothings, then Miss Moneypenny’s in Broadbeach is the place for you this Valentine’s Day. Architecturally designed and complete with an indoor fireplace, Miss Moneypenny’s will be dishing up globally inspired Mediterranean cuisine crafted by acclaimed Head Chef Braden White, alongside a diverse range of exotic cocktails and ‘two for one’ desserts from lunch, right through until dinner.
Where: 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Harajuku Gyoza
They say that the way to your lovers’ heart is through their stomach…so we’re thinking seven-courses at Harajuku Gyoza should do the trick! Located on the ground floor of The Oasis in Broadbeach, Harajuku Gyoza is dishing out a super yum Valentine’s Day set menu including dishes such as Edamame, Miso Soup, grilled pork gyoza, poached lemongrass chicken gyoza, Karaage chicken, Tebasaki peppered chicken wings and a special limited edition strawberry gyoza.
Where: Broadbeach Mall, The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

The Star
As always, there’s plenty of places for some lovin’ at The Star.

  • Nineteen at The Star
    From the moment you’re greeted with a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne on arrival, you’ll know you’re in for a very special Valentine’s Day experience with an exquisite 5-course set menu for $150 per person.
  • Garden Kitchen & Bar
    Book a table for two at Garden Kitchen & Bar this Valentine’s Day and delight in a shared champagne menu from $89 per person. You can also order from the a-la-carte menu and discover our blossoming new restaurant and cocktail menu.
  • Cucina Vivo
    Delight your loved one with an evening of divine Italian flavours at Cucina Vivo. Indulge in our degustation menu for $65 or simply enjoy your own selection of dishes from our a-la-carte menu.
  • Harvest Buffet
    Be spoilt for choice this Valentine’s Day at Harvest Buffet, with a glass of sparkling on arrival. From the freshest seafood, to roasts from the carvery as well as crowd-pleasers like pizza, pasta, curries, soups and salads, there’s something guaranteed to tickle your fancy. There’ll be a range of Valentine’s inspired desserts, complete with a decadent chocolate fountain too.
  • Kiyomi
    Spoil your loved with one with a beautiful dinner at Kiyomi this Valentine’s Day. View the full a-la-carte menu here. Make sure you save room for the special Valentine’s Day dessert featuring Yamasaki dark chocolate sorbet with frozen strawberry cream and matcha cookies.
    Where: Casino Drive, Broadbeach

The Tropic
Treat your loved one to picturesque views of Burleigh Beach at The Tropic’s Valentine’s Day dinner. Enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival before indulging in a five-course shared feast designed by executive chef, Guillaume Zika. $99 per person, bookings from 5.30pm.
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads 

Words by Kirra Smith.



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