Valentine’s Day – corporate holiday or chance to show someone special just how much you love them?
Either way, it’s nice to do nice things with the people you care about, and if it so happens to be on February 14, then we say go for it!
Struggling to find something to do on Valentine’s Day? We’ve done the legwork for you, finding the best things to do around Perth for both Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day – from special V-Day meals to out-of-the-box date ideas…
What’s more romantic than treating your special someone to a surf and turf? In this economy? That’s a real declaration of love! The Royal is offering an extra special menu designed by Head Chef Logan Place, with oysters, chilli fried squid, striploin and crayfish with béarnaise and finishing with a refreshing coconut semifreddo – not to mention the open to add on a cheeky bottle of prosecco! Watch the world go by from the Royal’s balcony or find a cosy corner downstairs in Willi’s.
Santini + QT Perth
The Italians sure do know a thing or two about romance – and Santini will be channelling a Sicilian summer fling this Valentine’s Day, with a candlelit Santini Sicilian affair. Three delicious courses chilled bubbles on arrival… Mamma mia!
Plus, if you spend the night at QT during February (or spend $100 or more on a restaurant gift card), their Get A Room! offer means you’ll be in the running to win an entire hotel room of luxe goodies – we’re talking everything from the shampoo and minibar contents up to the minibar fridge itself, fluffy robes, the iron and even the damn bed! Find out more here.
Channel the romance of the city of love with a visit to chic Parisian-inspired bistro Le Rebelle. One of our all-time favourite date night destinations, tables of all sizes are welcome this Valentine’s Day for a special set menu – no matter if you’re a couple, a trio or, dare we even suggest it, a foursome! Romantica! Check out the menu and book your table here.
We’ll take any excuse to head to Bertie, but the proposition of a sticky date for Valentine’s Day? Well… That sounds rather enticing, doesn’t it? The suburban bar will have you covered with a cocktail on arrival, a delish assortment of share dishes (Crispy potato with hot smoked salmon! Beets, burrata and pickled walnuts! Pork belly!) before they finish you off with a sticky date ice-cream sando. Corrrrrr blimey!
Turn up the heat with a caliente night at Leederville’s Lima Cantina. Dive into a zesty bowl of guac, indulge in a refreshingly spicy kingfish tiradito and more from their special Valentine’s set menu – and the Pisco sours go without saying!
Descend into the dimly-lit Ludo this Valentine’s for an indulgent meal with your amour. Ludo’s signature banquet has been given a “L’édition Romantique” makeover, taking you through a share-style menu of the new French bistro’s most decadent dishes.
Who needs the romantic swell of an orchestra when you have the groovy sounds of jazz wafting through the air? This special Valentine’s edition of Bark’s Jazz & Shiraz will set the mood for a saucy evening, with a $60 set menu featuring some of the bar’s signature nostalgia-filled snacks (think Vegemite and mozzarella twists, chicken parmy croquettes and Milo panna cotta), and some delectable drinks to be enjoyed by candlelight.
Lovers Lane @ Brookfield Place
This V-Day, Brookfield Place is transforming into the very romantic Lovers Lane! Whether you’re celebrating your Valentine or Galentine, venues across the entire lane are getting into the action – from bottomless prosecco and macarons at W Churchill, a luxe three-course set menu at the Heritage, or a spectacular shared Magenta Sunset Punch at Bobèche. Find out more here!
What says “I love you” more than a tower of cheese? Crown Perth are offering an array of romantic options this Valentine’s Day, but none more enticing to us than the special edition La Vie High Cheese. Running from February 14-18, you and your sweetie will be presented with a tower of four glorious tiers of cheesy goodness – and that’s almost as cheesy as us! Continue the romantic vibes with a stunning set menu at Crown’s French restaurant, Bistro Guillaume.
Bring your boo for a romantic evening at Core Cider! They’ll do all the hard work for you, setting up a romantic golden hour picnic at Dragonfly Ponds with a lush grazing picnic basket for two, a bottle of CoreRupted cider or four-pack of Sparkling Ciders – and they’ll even provide the blankets and cushions!
If your perfect match isn’t a picnicker, they’ll also be offering a special three-course feast overlooking the orchard in the Orchard Bistro or outside on the Terrace.
Tonic + Ginger
Spoil someone special with a flavour-packed feast at Tonic + Ginger! Settle in under the stunning pendants and indulge in a flute of Chandon on arrival, followed by freshly shucked oysters, the tingle of Szechuan-spiced dumplings, wood-fired beef ribeye and more. Want to take it to the next level? Find L’Chaim’s hidden door to descend into the Old Synagogue’s cocktail den for a night of revelry, with the same sumptuous menu paired with some delectable Four Pillars gin cocktails.
For those who are looking for a low-key way to celebrate their sweetheart, why not pick up one of Breadboy’s Valentine’s Day boxes? Featuring a Japanese-style strawberry and Nutella cream sando, vanilla cupcakes and choc marshmallow cookies, it makes for a perfect sweet sunset picnic.
Enjoy the luxe surrounds of the State Buildings this Valentine’s Day in one of its most intimate eateries. Post will be serving a three-course menu designed by Executive Chef, Kim Brennan with some of the restaurant’s most delicious Italian favourites – and what’s more romantic than pillowy ricotta gnocchi followed by the dreamy, cloud-like tiramisu you’ll share with your beloved? Make sure to book ahead here.
Feelin’ cheesy this Valentine’s Day? Well, you will be after booking your spot at The Garden’s “Please Brie Mine” collab with La Delizia Latticini! This cheese-fuelled feast features a hot ‘n heavy parmesan wheel, four shared courses of super fresh formaggio and a few romantic surprises to keep you on your toes!
Lovers and Lums? Name a better duo! This romantic fiesta will feature a festive selection of Spanish snacks, from classic jamon croquetas and patatas bravas to heirloom tomato pintxos and Spanish spiced chicken. Add on a couple of Pretty in Pink cocktails to really get the party started! Book your table here.
West Leedy’s favourite drinking hole is curating a special Feed Me Menu for this Valentine’s Day, made with love by Besk Head Chef Tom Harper. You and your date will be treated to a delectable selection of snacks, including Halls suzette on toast, Szechuan pepper short rib, pink snapper ceviche with finger lime and a sweet treat to finish, of course!
This Subi spot is dialling up the romance to 11 this Valentine’s Day, with Amelie offering up a positively romantic selection of cocktail specials, plus some saucy shared desserts – not to mention an extra special, aphrodisiac offering of a dozen fresh oysters plus a bottle of Piper Heidsieck champagne to share with your beloved.
Show your beloved a good time in the lush surrounds of the Claremont. From bright and airy balconies to cosy nooks and crannies, it’s all delightful – and what date wouldn’t love a complimentary cocktail on arrival followed by a set menu designed by Executive Chef Nick Trezise? Book your Valentine’s Day table here.
As well as their special Valentine’s Day set menu, the Claremont will also be putting on an extra special Galentine’s bottomless brunch, with endless spritzes and your favourite tunes from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s performed live.
Get the girlies together for a truly fabulous Galentine’s Day at the Elford’s “Star Crossed Lovers” drag brunch on Sunday, February 11 with superstars Cougar Morrison, Donna Kebab and Fay Rocious.
Brown Street Grill
Fan the flames of love with a fire-fuelled feast at Brown Street Grill! As well as the Bright Tank crew popping some delish bottles to keep the party going, the Brown Street kitchen will be delighting the senses with a wood-fired menu, featuring favourites like the wood-fired flat bread, dry aged organic sirloin with coal roasted shallots and the chargrilled peach salad with stracciatella. To check out the full menu and book, head here.
Valentine’s Day the Italian way at Enoteca Centro! The CBD’s newest wine bar is tucked away down Wesley Lane (behind Wesley Church), with a wine list curated by Perth’s only Master of Wine and Enoteca co-owner, Brendan Jansen. This V-Day, they’ll be offering a first class tasting flight, with five stunning Italian wines paired with some of their favourite signature dishes. Grab your tickets here!
Sip your Saturday away with this special Galentine’s edition Sip Sip Session at Market Grounds. Along with a three course fiesta of grazing plates to share with your besties, you’ll be treated to two hours of bottomless drinks including margies, vino, bubbles and more.
Enjoy an unforgettable evening at Apple Daily with their St Valentine’s Salo Salo feast. A glass of Bandini rosé prosecco on arrival will start the night off, followed by three deliciously shareable courses – featuring escabeche and toyomansi oysters, seared Abrolhos Island scallops with fried pork bean curd roll, prawns with sweet longanisa sausage and bagoong-infused butter, followed by chilli crab noodles, grilled chicken with green papaya salad and a caramelised pineapple leche flan to finish.
This Valentine’s Day, Sweetwater has you and your beloved looked after well with a menu packed with delicious Asian-influenced flavours, not to mention that delightful rooftop view… If you can look away from your date, that is! Book your table here.
City slickers can still enjoy a touch of romance with a Tiny’s feast fit for a coupla cheeky lovebirds. This four course menu will set your heart a-flutter, including treats like Japanese milk bread and spring crudites with goats curd, duck breast with Geraldton wax jus and finishing with a smoked egg yolk pavlova.
Find yourself without a Valentine this year? No date, no worries – just head to Henry Summer for a heart-pounding evening of speed dating! Hosted by the charming Paul Rowe (who will be on hand with plenty of games and icebreakers), sparks are guaranteed to fly with three exhilarating rounds of dates – and don’t worry, they’ll sort you out with a complimentary drink for a bit of liquid courage!
Old Young’s Kitchen
This Swan Valley eatery is staying up late this V-Day, all in the name of love! Amongst Old Young’s lush, green setting, you’ll be enjoying some of the kitchen’s signature favourites made with their ultra-local produce – plus a couple of cheeky cocktails, of course. Book here!
Your lover and Lotus: name a better combo! The pan-Asian diner will be serving up a specially curated menu with plenty of their tastiest heavy-hitters on offer – including the butter chicken curry puffs we can’t stop thinking about. Make sure to book ahead here.
You can celebrate your Valentine in tropical style at UMA’s Dia del Amor, with a bespoke three course set menu that celebrates Peruvian flavours – and a drink on arrival of course! And what says I love you like ceviche and pisco sours? Book your table here.
West Kitchen & Bar
Indulge in a mouth-watering three course feast overlooking the Swan River this Valentine’s Day at West Kitchen & Bar! Sip on a signature West cocktail on arrival before diving into an indulgent La Delizia Latticini stracciatella, your choice of mains and a crackingly good tahini crème brulée! Book here.
Take in the Subi sunset from the sky-high Storehouse. This rooftop oasis is serving up a special three-course chef’s menu, featuring the restaurant’s most popular dishes alongside a complimentary signature cocktail to kick things off.
This energetic eatery may not be sultry and seductive, but it sure is fun. Servo’s V-Day menu includes five courses of deliciousness, from oysters (Aphrodisiac! Wink wink) with tomato and nam prik to start, to fried zucchini flowers, hiramasa kingfish and succulent roasted lamb shoulder – with deliciously paired cocktails and a refreshingly romantic dessert to finish. Book here!
Hearth treads the line between meticulous fine-dining and raw fire power – and if we’re being honest, we like to approach our dating life with the same balance. Head to the Elizabeth Quay eatery this Valentine’s Day for five courses celebrating WA produce, and a glass of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé on arrival – book here.
Subi’s Shui will take delight you and your taste buds with a special edition Valentine’s Day set menu curated by Chef Leigh Power. Scallop crudo, beef tataki and a fragrantly fiery, ginger and Szechuan pepper chicken… You’ll need that complimentary glass of Howard Park Jeté Sparkling to cool off, baby!
Araluen Botanic Park
Curl up on your picnic rug with a cutie and soak up the romance of Araluen’s picturesque surrounds under the summer night’s sky! Bring a picnic and you’ll be serenaded by the sounds of Perth duo Brenton and Asher-Rose. Grab your tickets here.
Add a bit of spice to your V-Day dinner with a visit to Long Chim’s bountiful basement… While the menu is called Lone Traveller, hopefully you’ll have your beloved at your side to indulge in the big flavours and expertly crafted cocktails.
Treat your lover to a truly next-level meal at Wildflower. This Valentine’s Day, they’ll be offering an exquisite six-course tasting journey curated by Executive Chef Kim Brennan, featuring the restaurant’s unique take on local indigenous ingredients.
Blend the old-school with the new at Mayfair Lane. Known for their elevated gastropub classics, this West Perth eatery is getting our hearts a-flutter with a decadently fresh seafood platter, Chateaubriand with all the trimmings and finishing with a fluffy pink Eton Mess – plus a 375mL bottle of Idée Fixe Brut Rosé to share!
What’s more romantic than a stunning seaside view? Treat your sweetie to a sunset supper at Longview, with four delicious courses accompanied by a truly spectacular vista and a complimentary glass of champagne to start off your evening.
Book A Romantic City Staycay
Nothing beats a romantic hotel stay, just to give you a chance to check out of normal life with a special someone. And we recently did a bit of research to find seven of Perth’s most romantic hotels – check ’em out and getting book HERE. Feeling extra romantic? Click here to check out our Honeymooner’s Guide To Perth!
Get handsy with some pottery at Porch
For the whole month of February Porch Ceramics is offering a special love price for group clay experiences – $95pp plus a complimentary wine. That’s right, they’re encouraging you to do ditch the 1-on-1 date vibe and get together with a bunch of pals for a group date and a wheely-good time.
Catch a movie under the stars
Warm February nights are prime time for outdoor movies under the stars – check out our picks for Perth’s best outdoor cinemas here – where plenty of them have romantic movies on show!
Get frisky at Fringe
The carnival of fun and frivolity that is Fringe World Festival is back in town, and conveniently finishes up just after Valentine’s Day! There are of course hundreds of shows to choose from – check out some of our top picks here!
Bask in one of Perth’s beautiful wine courtyards
We’re not sure if “wine courtyards” is a thing or not, but we coined the phrase a couple of years ago and it’s turned into one of our most viewed articles! Nothing beats a leafy, shady courtyard + wine combo with a loved one, and Perth’s got plenty to choose from.
Take a together hike
Long walks on the beach are so passé – tough, intense bush walks are the way of the future. Just joking…kinda. We do love getting out into nature these days, and Perth has plenty of great walking trails both close to the city and a little further out. Plus there’s plenty of options for the slightly more serious adventurer, just decide early who is in charge of the map and don’t forget the water and sunscreen!
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