Valentine’s Day – corporate holiday or chance to show your loved ones 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! We understand how difficult it can be to find something to do with or somewhere to take your S.O. on Valentine’s Day, which is why we’ve done a bit of the leg work for you and listed a bunch of potential ideas.
Even better, it falls on a Sunday night in 2021, so we reckon you’ve got the whole weekend beforehand to spread the love!
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. Hot tip: COMO The Treasury is offering a Suite Celebration Package, including an overnight stay, $100 food and beverage credit for the State Buildings (including Wildflower and Long Chim), breakfast atPost and a welcome bottle of Taittinger Champagne and macarons upon arrival. BOOK HERE.
Fine Dine At Heritage Wine
On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 Heritage Wine Bar is hosting a special 4-course set menu courtesy of Head Chef Gord Kahle. Think wagyu beef tartare, smoked prawn pasta and a chocolate & cherry dessert. It’ll only set you back $95pp for one of the most romantic dinner settings around Perth, so we suggest you GET BOOKING.
Love Is The Tonic (& Ginger)
Tonic & Ginger inside the lovely halls of The Old Synagogue will take care of you under the guidance of Head Chef Leigh Power, who’s put on a special menu of fave dishes and special off-the-menu goodies for the day. Think King Tataki, Duck Dumplings, Spiced Wagyu Tartare, Seared Snapper and Steamed Pandan Pudding. Bookings for lunch and dinner are $69pp, get on it now via the Old Synagogue WEBSITE.
Movies Under The Stars
Warm February nights are prime time for outdoor movies under the stars, so much so that Rooftop Movies are doing a full Valentine’s Week featuring the likes of Dirty Dancing, The Notebook, The Devil Wears Prada and of course, Titanic. Check the full program HERE. Elsewhere, Somerville is screening delightful new Irish coming of age film Dating Amber – grab tickets HERE. Check out Perth’s other great outdoor cinemas HERE.
Groove At The Melville Limestone Concert
The City Of Melville’s spectacular Limestone Concerts series kicked off back in November, and lands on Valentine’s Day perfectly with the soothing, groovy sounds of Randa & The Soul Kingdom. Set within the unique Limestone Amphitheatre courtyard area between Westfield Booragoon and the Civic Centre.
Galentine’s Day @ Heno & Rey
Heno & Rey are re-launching their Bottomless Sangria Lunch Special on Saturday 13 February (with more dates to follow), giving it the loving title of “Galentine’s Day”. There’ll be Sangrias (of course), along with peach Bellinis, Rosé, seven terrific tapas options and live music from 12-2pm. Get all the info HERE.
Spice Things Up At The WA Chilli Festival
The annual WA Chilli Festival returns just in time to spice things up for you and that special someone, making for a hot and heavy Valentine’s weekend. It’s taking over Stirk Park in Kalamunda from 10am-5pm February 13 and 14, featuring a massive range of locally-sourced chilli purveyors, entertainment and breweries, wineries and distilleries to help wash the flavours down. There is of course a chilli eating competition and heaps more – grab your tickets HERE.
Queen Of Hearts Valentine’s Dinner @ The Flour Factory
The Flour Factory are putting on a very special Valentine’s Weekend set within the curious surrounds of their Alice Gin Wonderland activation and called the Queen Of Hearts Valentine’s Ginner. On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February they’ll be hosting two special dinner sittings at 6 and 8.30pm, where you and your Queen (or King) can enjoy a Rosé Spritz on arrival and gindulge in a romantic ‘Eat Me’ share-style dinner, paired with three delicious Hendrick’s G&Ts. Book HERE, or you can also check out one of their sister venues Hadiqa, who’ll be hosting a rooftop Moroccan Valentine’s.
Zoocoustics @ Perth Zoo
Perth Zoo’s popular acoustic night Zoocoustics is back by popular demand, strumming into the Zoo Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February. Set within the lush gardens of the Perth Zoo, there’ll be food trucks if you don’t bring your own picnic and drinks (BYO, responsibly), with live acoustic sessions courtesy of Nick Cunningham (Saturday) and Riley Pearce (Sunday) with supports. Get more info and tickets HERE.
Get Frisky At Fringe
The carnival of fun and frivolity that is Fringe Festival is back in town, and conveniently finishes up with the last day falling on Valentine’s Day! There are of course hundreds of shows to choose from, we’ve done a tiny bit of the work for you by limiting your search to the Valentine’s WEEKEND, but the rest is up to you!
Make It A Galentine’s Afternoon At Market Grounds
Perhaps you’d prefer to spend the big V-day with your best pals instead? The Grounds Beer Garden at Market Grounds makes for a great option for $69pp netting you 2 hours of free-flowing Aperol Spritz (classic, mango and passionfruit), boozy iced tea, prosecco, wines, tap beers and ciders to go with a long, delectable feast of seasonal shared plates and something sweet to finish. BOOK 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 late last year 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.
Pep’s by @EdendeFleur
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!
Pair It Up At Petition
Petition will be hosting a day of share-style feasting on summer favourites, including their signature raw beef, an indulgent Dorper lamb rump, as well as a refreshing mandarin meringue with yuzu sorbet to finish. There’s a couple of seatings at 6pm or 8.15pm, so we suggest getting onto booking sooner rather than later!
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