There are two types of people on Valentine's Day. First we have the person who has already made reservations, picked the perfect gift and knows exactly what they're going to wear. Then we have the person who is only JUST realising that it's almost Valentine's Day - and that's probably you! Don't worry if you haven't made plans for you and your better half yet... we've picked the 6 best restaurants in town for you to spoil your Valentine!
Sparrow Eating House ($55/PP)
BEST ON A BUDGET!
Address: 2/32 Lavarack Rd, Nobby Beach QLD 4218
Phone: (07) 5575 3330
Located in Nobby Beach, Sparrow Eating House’s food philosophy is that “food is best enjoyed shared”. Keeping with that philosophy, they have created a Valentine's Menu with a variety of tasty shared dishes for you and your special someone. Ranging from Chili Tequila Prawns, to Tempura Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Truffle Ricotta, you won’t be disappointed with these innovative dishes using only the best seasonal, fresh and local produce in town.
Fellini Italian Restaurant ($130/PP)
Address: Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217
Phone: (07) 5531 0300
If Marina Mirage in Main Beach isn’t romantic enough already, a Valentine’s spent at the Fellini Italian Restaurant will be a guaranteed night of romance, unbeatable waterfront views and a multi-award winning menu focusing on Neapolitan and Tuscan cuisines. On Tuesday you and your loved one can indulge in a 7 course degustation menu with a glass of Processo Italy Piemonte and immerse yourself in one of the most romantic settings known to the Gold Coast – Buon Appetito!
Seascape Surfers Paradise ($120/PP)
Address: 4 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Phone: (07) 5527 6655
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise and surrounded by unrivaled panoramic ocean views, Seascape Surfers Paradise is offering a Valentine's package with a four course dinner menu, a Moet & Chandon flute on arrival and a rooftop setting for pre and post dinner drinks under the stars. With a contemporary seafood menu and a wine list specifically tailored to suit each dish, you won’t only fall in love with your partner all over again – you’ll fall in love with the city!
Rick Shores Burleigh ($90/PP)
Address: 3/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Phone: (07) 5630 6611
Focused on fresh locally sourced produce, Jake Pregnell and Ben Bertei have combined their wealth of knowledge of Asian flavors and created a seven-course banquet dinner including a range of dishes inspired by Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine. Paired with a glass of Perrier Jouet champagne and a Valentine’s inspired dessert, Rick Shores has got you covered for the perfect Valentine’s meal with one of the best locations to dine - right on the sand at Burleigh Heads!
Pethers Rainforest Retreat (2 course $65/PP) (3 course $85/PP)
Address: 28B Geissmann St, North Tamborine QLD 4272
Phone: (07) 5545 4577
If you were looking to get away from the coastline this Valentine’s Day, it might be worth taking a drive up to Mt Tambourine. Pethers Rainforest Retreat offers a 2 course or 3 course meal with a range of superb cuisine and renowned desserts. Notorious for being one of the most romantic dining experiences in South East Queensland, you and your partner can enjoy the surroundings of pristine rainforest and an elevated fire place – it doesn’t get much better than that.
The Collective Palm Beach ($129/PP)
Address: 1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221
The people of the Gold Coast are loving this place lately and the genius behind The Collective Palm Beach are putting on quite a night this Valentine’s Day with a crazy 10 course meal! It’s their first Valentine’s Day and all 5 kitchens are coming together to bring the first degustation dinner, with matching drinks from their expert mixologist Mikey Sebire and a live jazz band! Located on the Gold Coast highway in Palm Beach, The Collective Palm Beach is looking like a promising option for a first Valentine’s!
On that note - we've got some reservations to make!
Happy Valentines Day!