16 places to get loved up on Valentine’s Day

Okay Gold Coasters, the time has come to discuss Valentine’s Day once again. This year we’ve decided that, although we will no doubt be at home watching To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before with the dog (again), we’re happy for all the people who will not be doing that and will instead be getting all romantic with their significant other.

So, in honour of that (and because it’s our job) we’ve complied a list of all the loveliest spots to get loved up this Valentine’s Day. May we also mention that celebrating love doesn’t have to mean with your partner and should you wish to take your bestie, or your Mum, or even your dog out for dinner on Valentine’s Day, we fully support that too.

Here’s the list (from north to south).

The Fireplace
Umm can you say romance? Dinner, by the fire, with wine, that’ll do. Choose The Fireplace at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort for a delightful supper crafted by Executive Chef, Matt Hart with a Chandon Sparkling on arrival and a menu that’ll make this one a Valentine’s Day to remember. All for just $79 per person.
Where: The Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove

Ristorante Fellini
Italian food is pretty much the epitome of romance is it not? This Valentine’s Day Ristorante Fellini is turning up the charm with a special six-course course San Valentino Dinner and a complimentary glass of sparkling. The menu is filled with five-star dishes including chocolate dipped strawberries to finish and views across the Broadwater to add a little extra magic. Tickets are $160 per person.
Where: Level 1, Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Southport Yacht Club
Dine with your loved one at Southport Yacht Club this Valentine’s Day overlooking the Club’s 300 berth marina and enjoy the shimmering lights of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Enjoy a three course dinner for $79 per person, including a glass of bubbles upon arrival. Tickets here. 
Where: 1 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach

Yamagen Japanese
Sure love is good but have you ever had Japanese food? Yep. Particularly that of Yamagen Japanese. You’ll fall head over heels with Yamagen’s mouth-watering Omakase set menu, featuring favourites such as thinly sliced snapper and miso black cod. Plus there’s live acoustic music and bubbles on arrival to set the mood with a special gift for each guest too. Just $99 per person with a set menu. Get your tickets here.
Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Bazaar Marketplace
Indulge in Bazaar’s full marketplace experience with a few Valentine’s Day twists. Dine on trawler-fresh seafood, slow-roasted meats and Asian delights, salads plucked fresh from QT’s rooftop garden and the finest spread of sweet treats on the Coast! Make it a date night to remember with live acoustic music, a fondue dessert ‘love station’ and a cupid waitress spreading the love. Plus, each lovely couple will receive a polaroid to remember the moment. Tickets $99 here. 
Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Hilton Surfers Paradise
Couples are invited to share in a sumptuous and sophisticated dinner for two at the Hilton Surfers Paradise’s Executive Lounge as they take in the exquisite view of the Gold Coast. For $250 per couple, the lucky lovers will be treated to a glass of Champagne on arrival and a signature Seafood Platter for Two, delivered straight to the table fresh from renowned Catch Restaurant. To complete the romantic evening, they will indulge in a divine dessert as they look out to see the Surfers Paradise skyline come to life.
Where: Hilton Surfers Paradise, 6 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise

Be romantic, be daring and take your relationship to new heights on the SkyPoint Couple’s Night Climb on Valentine’s Day, Thursday 14 February. Sweep your partner off their feet with the country’s highest external building climb. Reaching the summit of 270 metres about sea level, SkyPoint has its heart set on delivering a thrill for everyone this Valentine’s Day. If couples prefer to stay indoors and cuddle up, SkyPoint is taking date night to a new level with the “Valentine’s Dinner in the Stars” event on the level 77 Observation Deck.
Where: SkyPoint, Level 77 of Q1, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise 

Videre Restaurant 
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with stunning panoramic views of the Gold Coast. Indulge in a set menu with matching wines prepared by our Chef de Cuisine and enjoy live entertainment and a special gift for the ladies. There are two seating times available – a Sunset Dinner from 5.30pm to 7pm with a three course set menu and matching wines for $119 per person and a Romantic Indulgence from 7.30pm with a five course set menu and matching wines for $169 per person. Get your tickets here.
Where: RACV Royal Pines, Ross St, Benowa 

Elk Espresso
Keen for a day date? Elk Espresso is just the spot for a loved up lunch. Select any main from the lunch menu including lightly spiced calamari, crispy skin salmon, Wagyu burger or Spring Salad coupled with a glass of wine for just $25 per person. And if you’re lacking a lad, then bring your Lassie! Four-legged friends are also welcome when dining outdoors (see doggy date for the win).
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach

Roosevelt Lounge
If you’re into getting a little bit fancy for Valentine’s Day, Roosevelt Lounge is the place. Hide away in a cosy, velvety corner of The Roosevelt Lounge while sipping the finest French Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne to the croony sounds of The Roosevelt Band. Whisper sweet nothings between a decadent sharing menu of antipasto, haloumi fries, King Prawn tacos, grilled Wagyu Sirlion 5+ complete with an assortment of lovers chocolates to finish. $159 per couple includes two glasses of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach

Bistro On3
Treat your partner to the ultimate date with our loved-up two-course or three-course Valentine’s Day Dinner at Bistro On3 in the Sofitel Gold Coast. Two courses are $85 per person and three for $95. Get your tickets here.
Where: 81 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

Can’t wait to spoil your Valentine? room81 invites you to treat your beloved to an evening that will stir the passion and delight the senses. Commence your enchanting odyssey with an arrival glass of Prosecco, then indulge in a four course degustation journey. Tickets are $149 per person here.
Where: Where: 81 Surf Pde, Broadbeach 

The North Room
How does a little bit of secluded sophistication sound for your Valentine’s Day? Yes please! That’s exactly what you’ll get at the intimate Mermaid Beach dining room that is The North Room. Plus six decadent dishes and a glass of champagne for just $99 per person. Just love and good food here, what more could you need?
Where: Shop 1/2527, Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach 

Restaurant Labart
Plan the most beautiful evening imaginable with a date at Burleigh’s Restaurant Labart this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a stunning six-course set menu including new dishes like Smoked rainbow trout with tarragon, pea, mint and Duck, witlof and caramelised apricot and old faves like Local spanner crab, leek, roasted crab broth. It’s just $90 per person or an extra $60 per person with matching biodynamic wines.
Where: 8 West St, Burleigh Heads

AVVIA Restaurant
The Palmy favourite is all set to host you on your special night with a four-course set menu for just $79 per person. Pull up a seat on the deck with the sweet sounds of the ocean crashing in the background and prepare for a night of epic indulgence (and romance) with all your favourite wine, beer and cocktails on offer too. Lovely.
Where: 3 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach 

Tasca Coolangatta
The sweet little Cooly spot is planning a sweet little Valentine’s Day do with a Chefs Special four course share menu plus a sparkling wine on arrival for $70 per person or add matched wine to each course for $99 per person. It’s the perfect space for a cosy night with someone you love.
Where: 114 Griffith St, Coolangatta

Words by Kirra Smith