24 loved-up local Valentine’s Day events

Perrier Jouet Valentine's Day, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort (image supplied)

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.

Palazzo Versace
Hatted restaurant Vanitas, is the perfect location for an intimate and romantic dining experience with lunch and dinner degustation offerings featuring matching wines, glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc on arrival and complimentary miniature Versace perfume. Tickets are $299pp for a four course degustation lunch on Sunday or $399pp for a six course degustation dinner.
Cupid’s Twilight Cabana
Romance your Valentine poolside with live entertainment, a sumptuous seafood & tapas platter, dessert and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial in your very own luxury cabana at twilight. Guests will also receive a miniature Versace signature perfume and a long stem rose for your Valentine. Tickets are $579 per cabana.
Il Barocco Restaurant
Pure indulgence awaits in Il Barocco this Valentine’s Day weekend. Spoil your loved one with a three-course dining experience featuring a lavish range of irresistible delights and bottle of 2018 Astoria Prosecco upon arrival. Your lunch or dinner is $169pp.
Sweet Love High Tea
Celebrate the love with tiers of sultry sweets and tantalising savoury morsels in Le Jardin. Tickets from $86.90pp.
Where: Palazzo Versace, 94 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
Celebrate the day of love with an impressive five-course menu curated by Head Chef Christopher Dodds. Starting with a glass of Perrier-Jouet, guests will then be treated to tuna dukkah, spiced duck, strawberry and champagne sorbet and a choice of lamb rack or ocean trout. Finish with a dark chocolate semifreddo. Choose to dine at Oyster Bar & Grill from 6.30pm to 9.30pm for $220pp or Terraces Restaurant for $119pp including a two hour beverage package. Tickets here.
Where: 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Cucina Vivo, The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)
Cucina Vivo, The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)

QT Gold Coast
Whether Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to spoil the one you love, celebrate an anniversary or treat your best pal, why not let your taste buds run wild at Bazaar’s Valentine’s Day feast. Dine on trawler-fresh seafood, Moreton Bay bugs, slow-roasted meats, Asian delights, salads plucked fresh from QT’s rooftop garden and the finest spread of sweet treats. Make it a date night to remember with la fondue dessert ‘love station,’ aphrodisiac trolley and a cupid waitress spreading the love. Tickets are $99 here.
Yamagen Restaurant
Allow Executive Chef Adam Lane to curate a decadent 7-course feast of his favourite dishes designed to be shared, including a sensory dessert and drink on arrival. With classic Yamagen touches and top-notch service, this will be one of the best Valentine’s Day dinners on the Gold Coast. Tickets are $135 here.
Twilight Cabana Poolside
Spoil your QT’ie with a twilight cabana dinner for two under the celestial sea, served with a side of romance. Indulge with a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, followed by a three-course dinner designed to be shared while you relax in your own private cabana at The Spring’s poolside. Tickets are $250 here.
Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Indulge in Citrique’s recently refurbished award-winning seafood market with loved ones this Valentine’s Day. Featuring a beverage on arrival, live entertainment, and thoughtfully designed menu, it’s sure to be one to remember forever. Tickets are $109 here.
Where: JW Marriott Surfers Paradise, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

BOBs Beers
On Sunday 14th February, BOB’s will be opening the doors to their operational brewery to allow tables of two the opportunity to wine and dine amongst the 12 hectolitre drums that produce BOB’s craft beer. You’ll enjoy a three course set menu personally curated, delivered and presented by Head Chef Norbert Szlama featuring an entree, main and dessert to complement the beer offering. To sweeten the deal further, any couple who gets engaged on the day will have the whole experience shouted on the house! There’s one lunch and two dinner seatings available so get in quick.
Where: 10/2 Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Miss Moneypenny's (image supplied)

Miss Moneypenny’s
Head to Miss Moneypenny’s for a Bottomless Valentine’s Day lunch and enjoy selecting from three courses whilst indulging in a two hour beverage package of wine, beer, bubbles, spritzers and a selection of stunning cocktails for $110pp with your loved one! Fancy dining out for Valentine’s Dinner? Experience Chef Adam Dundas-Taylor’s Signature seven dish selection, a shared showcase of their most popular dishes for just $89pp, with a pre-ordered champagne on arrival experience should you wish to make it that little bit more special!
Where: 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Beachside Pavilion
Beachside Pavilion has Valentine’s Day all wrapped up with a Seafood platter for two and a bottle of Chandon NV for just $140. Bookings are necessary.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

Harajuku Gyoza
Valentine’s Day is a very special day for you to spend quality time with your loved one while enjoying good food and great Japanese hospitality. At this Broadbeach fave you’ll get a 7-course set menu for two people for just $60. Make sure you book!
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

Sofia’s Restaurant & Bar
Join the sophisticated crew at Sofia’s this Valentine’s Day for a truly memorable experience. You’ll get a complimentary cocktail or beer on arrival plus an array of incredible plates for $110pp. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of sampling Sofia’s, now is the time.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

Roosevelt Lounge
Indulge in the most sophisticated Valentine’s Day dining experience at Roosevelt Lounge with French champagne and decadent menu surrounded by plush red velvet and one of the most stunning scenes on the Coast. There are two sittings with a three course menu from $99.00 and a glass of Ruinart for $129.00. It’s sure to be an intimate affair.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

The Star Gold Coast
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 Veuve Cliquot on arrival, you’ll know you’re in for a very special Valentine’s Day experience with an exquisite 5-course set menu for $150pp.
  • Garden Kitchen & Bar
    Delight in a shared champagne menu from $80pp with a glass of Moët & Chandon each. You can also order from the a-la-carte menu should you so desire.
  • Cucina Vivo
    Delight your loved one with an evening of divine Italian flavours at Cucina Vivo. Indulge in a scrumptious set menu for $50pp or their delicious degustation menu for $75pp.
  • Azure Spa & Fitness
    Purchase a gift card for Azure Spa & Fitness to take some time out together and enjoy a couple’s package.
    Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Bine Bar & Dining
What better way to spend your Valentine’s Day then with your one and only true love…Bine (ain’t that the truth). There’ll be beer and live music from 12pm and all you need to do is don your most ICONIC 80s Retro attire and get ready for a very good (read: rowdy) time.
Where: 1/28 Chairlift Ave, Nobby Beach

Precinct Brewing
It’s a good old Farmer Wants a Wife Party at Precinct Brewing this Valentine’s Day. There’ll be hay bales, line dancing and there will be loads of YEEHAAS and singles. Come in your best flanno or hat, and the team will decide who’s dressed best. It’s sure to be quite a time so get your cowboy boots ready and prepare yourself.
Where: Christine Avenue, Miami

Iku Yakitori
Enjoy a Japanese-inspired dinner experience to remember at Iku Yakitori in Burleigh. There’ll be lots of epic dishes and the option to pair wine, sake and umeshu at an additional cost. It’s intimate and the perfect spot for a little romance with your love.
Where: 1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

This Valentines Day, Nightjar is celebrating in the Wild West so grab your cowgals and your cowboys cause it’s going to be one heck of a good time. You’ll be YEEHAWWing into the sunset of Valentines Day  with live music from Jake Hobbs into the late hours of the night…it’s the perfect date if you like to get a little crazy.
Where: 7a/1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Pavilion
Whether you’re in or out of love, The Pav is the place to be for a Valentine’s Day Party. Be treated to the picturesque views of Burleigh Beach accompanied by your favourite resident DJ’s playing back to back from 3pm, bringing the tunes that will get you up and dancing (because we can do that now).
Where: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads 

Words by Kirra Smith.



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