A Selection Of Saucy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Around Perth
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..
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.
Clarence’s Company Store
This V-day, get a slice of New Orleans with a specially curated four-course feast in the intimate, candlelit surrounds of Clarence’s. What’s more romantic than the twinkling keys of soft live jazz piano, and a glass of sparkling? Book your spot here.
Show your beloved a good time at the brand spankin’ new Claremont. From bright and airy balconies to cosy nooks and crannies, it’s all delightful – and what date wouldn’t love a glass of sparkling on arrival (or a peruse of that cheese trolley?) Book your table here.
Take things downstairs with your hot date… We mean into Besk’s cellar, obviously. The crew at this West Leederville fave will be transforming their cellar into a bit of a love cave, serving up a selection of their most popular menu items for a special-edition Valentine’s feast. Check it out here.
Whether you love vegan food or you love a vegan, Sweetwater has plant-based paramours covered this Valentine’s Day. Dine on a vegan menu packed with delicious Asian-influenced flavours, and take in that delightful rooftop view… If you can look away from your date, that is! Book your table here.
DJs Mono Mal and Wrong Lover set the mood for a sensual dinner into late-night boogie, with a special Valetine’s-only shared cocktail available for pre-order – a Fresca Spritz (white rum, strawberry, grape, liqueur, lemon, Prosecco, soda). Food-wise their full delicious menu will be available a la carte, including hot tacos, spicy nachos and cool ceviche. Book now!
Love comes in all shapes and sizes – and whether you’re single as a pringle or just want to celebrate your girl gang, Dandelion is putting on a Galentine’s Day feast for the ages. Head there on Wednesday February 15 for one of Dandelion’s signature Lazy Susans, delicious themed cocktails on arrival and even a live saxophonist!
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. Check out the menu and book here.
Get into the romantic spirit extra early this year with Core Cider’s two delightful options. Take in the charming, leafy surrounds with a picnic with your beloved – Core will even take care of the drinks and snacks – or settle in for a three course dinner in the Orchard Bistro or under the twinkling lights of the Terrace. Book your table 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 four 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.
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 enoki fries to wagyu rump cap, with a glass of Idée Fixe on arrival and a refreshingly romantic dessert to finish. Book here.
Feeling extra spicy? Upstairs at Evergreens you can dance the night away with an evening of salsa, instructed by the best in the biz at Ritmo Caliente Academy.
Nestled into one of Volare’s vintage 1920’s train compartments and sipping an artisanal cocktail, you and your date could be in a classic movie. Be swept away by the romance of the evening with four courses, each paired with a bespoke cocktail created by 2022’s Bartender of the Year. Make sure to 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 – book here.
One of Subi’s newest eateries, Shui will take delight you and your taste buds with a special edition Valentine’s Day set menu curated by Chef Leigh Power. Amberjack tataki, succulently sticky beef brisket and a fragrant chicken satay are paired with bespoke cocktails to complement your romantic evening.
Battle it out with your beloved on one of Planet Royale’s many arcade games, before sharing a special heart-shaped pizza – make sure to grab a limited edition Watermelon Love Cocktail jug to wash it down!
It’s not all about fine dining, sometimes all your heart desires a good ol’ pub dinner. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the Subi Hotel’s three-course set menu, starting with a share plate of cheese and charcuterie to get the night off on the right foot.
Grab your date and tuck into Tiny’s iconic rotisserie chicken, as part of their cheeky four-course V-day special menu! If you’re feeling extra saucy, spring for the matched wines and really show ’em a good time.
Araluen Botanic Park
Curled 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.
If getting the body of a Greek god means a night of eating and drinking at Brika – you can certainly count us in! Grilled saganaki topped with fresh figs and dripping with honey? Sticky, sweet, charred and ouzo-spiked lamb ribs? If the sound of that doesn’t get you a bit hot under the collar, we don’t know what will. Book your spot here.
Heritage Wine Bar
Chef Gord Kahle ’s is putting on a best of summer set menu specially for Valentine’s! Think Indian Ocean lobster, freshly picked wood ear mushrooms, regeneratively farmed and pasture raised meats and the sweetest of summer fruits, paired with some wonderful wines from Margaret River. Afterwards pop into Bobeche for a special Summer Lovin’ Teapot.
Blend the old-school with the new at Mayfair Lane. Known for their elevated gastropub classics, this West Perth eatery is injecting a bit of romance into the night with not one, but two events to choose from to woo your Valentine! Indulge in a decadent meal of a fresh seafood platter, Chateaubriand with all the trimmings and finish it off with a fluffy pink Eton Mess, or do a deep dive into everything sparkling with a Rosé Renaissance champagne masterclass. Find out more about both here.
Old Bridge Cellars
Keeping it chill this year? Old Bridge Cellars have taken all the hassle out of planning the perfect Valentine’s picnic – they’ve teamed up with grazing board queen Tapas Addict and pretty much done all the legwork for you with their special edition, ready to go grazing board and drink packs. All you have to do is jump online, pick your drink of choice (unfortunately no negroni spagliatos), and it’ll be ready and waiting to be picked up from their North Freo or Como cellar. Easy peasy!
Spending your Valentine’s Day staring wistfully into the sunset with your lover? Perhaps a long walk along the beach? From 5PM at City Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Betty’s Burgers are putting the sweetness into your sweet date by giving away 200 tubs of their most popular chocolate brownie flavour frozen custard – just snap a V-day pic in their cute beach swing and tag @bettys_burgers in insta to claim yours.
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!
Speaking of romantic staycays, whether you’re staying for a saucy getaway or just stopping in for a meal or some pampering, Crown have Valentine’s offers coming out the wazoo – from picture-perfect date night cocktails to an indulgent French feast… Check out the full list here.
Movies Under The Stars
Warm February nights are prime time for outdoor movies under the stars – check out Perth’s best outdoor cinemas HERE – where plenty of them have romantic movies on show!
Zoocoustics @ Perth Zoo
Sometimes doing something on February 14 is overrated – luckily Perth Zoo’s popular acoustic night Zoocoustics is back by popular demand, strumming into the Zoo on February 10, 11, 17 and 18. 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 some stellar local artists – get all the info/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!
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.
Darts And Love Hearts
Book a spot for you and your lover at Flight Club this Valentine’s Day – luckily for you, social darts are half price every Tuesday, so you can dart the night away.
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!
Photo by The Life of Py. Check out his great article on Bold Park here!
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