5 Sensational Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at in Brisbane
Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to splash out on a fancy meal, whether you’re already deeply in love or bravely venturing out on a first date. Here are some of the best places for a fantastic dining experience in Brisbane.
When it comes to romantic eating, Italian food and picnics are very much up there. So, why not combine them both with a little trip out to Popolo? You can order your very own hamper for two, featuring a selection of tasty nibbles, fries, a mixed-leaf salad and a pizza of your choice, and then take it out to enjoy on the grass overlooking the river. Lovely stuff.
“One of my favourite restaurants in Southbank. It’s all about sharing plates here and I love this concept as you can order many things to try. My favourite was the chicken pieces. Sooo yummy. The staff are really friendly and know the menu inside out. I definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone.” – Kimmie_Rae
An elegant, sophisticated restaurant perched right on the edge of the river, Stokehouse Q is a fabulous spot to impress your date. They’re doing an exclusive three-course Valentine’s Day menu, designed with love by head chef Richard Ousby. The views are spectacular, and there’s no better way to work off your dinner than with a dreamy stroll down the riverwalk.
“Love the relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere here! Great place to catch up in the afternoon for a wine, beer or cocktail.” – butfirstcoffee
Malt Dining certainly wins out for space, with not one, not two, but three whole levels of luxury dining to accommodate your needs. You should definitely head for the attic restaurant this time, however, as it’s a charming, intimate space with a baby grand piano and candlelit tables to boot. Factor in the sumptuous $50 Valentine’s Day Package, and you’ve got yourself a proper treat.
“Easily one of the best restaurants in Brisbane. My husband and I dined here for our birthday celebrations, and we were so impressed with the quality of the food, wine list and service. The steak was far and away the best steak I’ve ever tried. Can’t wait to go back.” – rosie-e
Sono is one of Brisbane’s premier Japanese eating experiences, combining award-winning cuisine with mood lighting and a wonderfully tranquil setting. The food is authentic and plentiful, and the river vistas are truly something else. Also worth noting is the horigotatsu-style dining, which features tables just above floor level and sunken cavity for guests’ feet. Perfect for a unique dining experience to remember.
If you’ve ever wanted a romantic meal by candlelight quite literally on the Brisbane River, this is the place to head. You can hire your own private gondola for a truly special Valentine’s Day, tucking into a wide range of delectable goodies as you drift along in perfect harmony. And we really do mean private, by the way – there’s even a screen separating you from the driver!
“A really special cruise and gift.” – TommyG