Valentine’s Day Dining
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while it might seem like you’ve got plenty of time to make a reservation, the best places book up long before the big day.
Take your plans from drab to fab by spoiling your loved one lunch or dinner at one of our amazing restaurants. We’ve even done the hard work for you by curating a list of all the offers – all you need to do is pick your favourite and make the booking!
Plus we’ll have some roving musicians serenading guests on Valentine’s Day night and if that doesn’t say ‘I love you’ (or at least, I like you a lot), we don’t know what will!
What’s on at Portside
Sono Japanese are putting on dinner and show this Valentine’s Day with their six-course Teppanyaki package – featuring their mouth-watering grilled lobster in buttered uni and truffle oil. For $150pp, enjoy either a six-course Teppanyaki or a la Carte menu while you immerse yourself in all things Japanese. Drinks packages also available. For bookings, phone 3268 6655.
With river views, exquisite Mediterranean food, and a luxe setting, Byblos Bar regularly tops our list of romantic restaurants and best date venues, so get in and book a table early. For $70 per person, you’ll be treated to a delicious three-course Valentine’s Day banquet, including a cocktail, beer or wine on arrival. If you don’t mind a drop of wine (or three), add in the matched wines for $30 per person. Bookings via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3268 2223.
“that’s amore”! Embrace Valentine’s Day the Italian way with Gusto da Gianni’s romantic four-course set menu. Add an extra touch with a personalised special edition bottle of “I Love You” Prosecco with your lover’s name on it, (must be pre-booked). For bookings, phone 3868 2011.
@Mr & Mrs Jones will be dialling up the romance with a tantalising three-course meal with matching wines. Highlights include the Hiramasa kingfish with avocado, tomato ceviche and jalapeno puffed rice and twice cooked crispy skin duck breast with sweet potato puree, glazed bok choy and black cherry. Tickets $130 per person. Bookings essential on 0408 238 498.
Ditch Netflix and spoil your special someone on Valentine’s Day with Belvedere Bar n Grill’s three-course package. For $85 per person, enjoy a three-course meal starting with a shared entree of confit of duck, six hour slow roasted pork belly, smoked salmon and crab salad and fresh oysters. Bookings essential, phone 3630 0411.
If you like watching cooking shows, enjoy a feast for your senses at Bamboo Basket. When you’re not gazing into each other’s eyes, be entertained by their skilled chefs as they roll out dough, filling and pinching dumplings and making noodles right before your eyes. Phone 3268 3886 to book your table.
If you want to dine out on Valentine’s Day but would also like to choose what you eat, head to Cruisers Alfresco. They’ll be serving their entire European-inspired a la carte menu on Valentine’s Day, with favourites including chilli prawn fettuccine, butterfly barramundi and crackling pork belly. For bookings, phone 3630 2151.
Whether you’re flying solo, planning a low-key night with your special someone, or planning to rendezvous with your favourite ‘gal pals’ for a flick, be sure to grab yourself one of Dendy Cinema’s limited-edition Vanilla Caramel Brownie Valentine’s Day Choc Tops. If ever there was a day to #treatyoself, this is it! Book online here – https://www.dendy.com.au/cinemas/portside
Planning Valentine’s night in?
Hello Harry is the ultimate burger joint and you can swing by on your way home, so you can have an easy dinner sorted for a night on the couch for two! Keep it classic with a cheeseburger and put a (onion) ring on it, or spice things up with the South of the Border burger with jalapenos and baked peppers.
Try Aamaya Indian Restaurant for some exotic Indian cuisine. Enjoy fresh spices and flavours in delicious dishes that will leave you wanting more. Our favourites are the butter chicken and tikka marsala plus, you have to try the garlic and cheese naan bread.
If staying home tickles your fancy, drop into Sense of Taste to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch. Grab your favourite bottle of wine and put together a platter with cheese and cured meats from the deli cabinets. What better way to ask someone to brie yours? (Sorry, love makes us feel punny).
Famous for their Thai soups and curries, Be’Tong Thai has many favourites that are sure to please even the fussiest eater. We recommend the Tom Yum Goong, Garlic Soft Shell Crab, Crispy Garlic and Pepper Quail or Pak Boong Fi Dang Moo Krob with Crispy Pork Belly.
And if you’ve left it all to the last minute or you’re looking to stock up for a night home alone, head into IGA and pick up some last minute flowers, chocolates or ice-cream. Think of it as the ultimate form of self-care!
Stay on the Portside of life
Let’s stay in touch! Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest events and exclusive offers.