Brisbane doesn’t get as chilly as other parts of the country, but we can certainly hold our own when it comes to winter romance. Here are five great ideas to get you started.
If there’s one place that knows how to rock a winter date, it’s Switzerland. Think cosy chalets, mugs of steaming hot chocolate, and a pot of rich, bubbling fondue for two… it’s pure romance! Luckily, you can get your own slice of Swiss bliss right here in Brisbane, in the form of Des Alpes, where fondue is a work of art. There’s cheese, meat and chocolate options (and you’re more than welcome to try all three), and it’s a wonderfully warm way to share a meal with your date.
“Such a different type of cafe, was not expecting the menu that it had as I just popped in when passing through, great fondue!!” – localvibe
Are you a dashing, all-action kind of duo? You might well be seeking to bring some excitement into the standard date night. If this is the case, have you ever considered trying your hands at indoor rock climbing? Urban Climb is an excellent place to do it, with a range of walls suited to all ability levels. They do casual passes, so test your trust as you help each other scale new heights. All that activity will keep you nice and warm, too!
“An excellent range of walls for people with all different levels of experience. Just be wary that it is most popular at night and can really busy, which means waiting to use certain walls. This place is great if you also want to do some alternative climbing training.” – eloisecrouch
Thai food is a date night staple for many a happy couple – after all, nothing says #relationshipgoals like selflessly sharing the last curry puff. However, if your usual takeaway night is getting a bit stale, here’s a good way to bring back the spice. Head to My Thai Kitchen and take a cooking class! It’s fun to mess around in the kitchen together, and you might even learn a skill or two to take home.
“Fantastic! I love this place and Taya does an amazing job. Food is stand-out even among the numerous Thai restaurants of Brisbane, but it doesn’t stop there. The cooking classes are not to be missed – I have taken several over the past few years and now have a range of recipes that continue to impress friends and family.” – bonhill33
Let’s be real: your partner deserves a little luxury from time to time. And so do you, come to that! So why not head out for a date at the spa? Dome Spa Retreat is a classy joint with a set of romantic duo rooms, where you and your special someone can enjoy a heavenly massage together. You also get champagne, chocolates and an Aroma Sensual Candle to keep, so it’s a pretty sweet deal overall. We reckon this date will be one to remember!
“It was simply the most amazing back massage I had ever received, she just managed to get into all of the right spots and following that I had a lovely relaxing facial. My skin felt so smooth and hydrated afterwards. Following my treatment I was able to relax in the lounge area and then in the sauna and then out by the pool which over looked the Brisbane River and Storey Bridge.” – Alexandra_Laurennnaa
It’s a well-known scientific fact that the couple that laughs together, stays together. Therefore, it’s time to catch a comedy show! The Sit Down Comedy Club is a proper stand-up venue, bringing in a new line-up each and every week. There’s always a great mix of local, national and international talent, so have a peek and see what’s on.
“What a great club. Had an absolute ball at my friend’s birthday last Saturday night. All the comics were great. Food was a bit ‘pub-grub’ for my liking but apart from that it was fantastic. Definitely recommend it over the other main comedy clubs in Brisbane.” – comicwatch