Inside Portside – February 2018 – Where to Dine this Valentine’s Day

Planning in advance is tough amongst our busy lives. With Valentine’s Day approaching, many of us still face the dilemma of finding the perfect restaurant or the ideal grab and go. If you’re yet to decide on where to dine, have no fear, we’ve curated our ultimate Valentine’s Day restaurants to help you out.

Want to dine out this Valentine’s Day?

For the ultimate date night: Say it with Sono! For $128pp, enjoy either a six-course Teppanyaki or À La Carte menu while you immerse yourself in all things Japanese. The multi-award winning Sono features river views and private tatami rooms. We recommend trying the Teppanyaki station for an exciting night you won’t forget.

For the pasta lover: Journey to Italy at Gusto Da Gianni’s. For $85pp, you could be enjoying a set menu in a rustic setting, with a modern twist. Gusto Da Gianni’s waterfront venue is a fantastic place to watch the sunset this Valentine’s Day. Add the extra touch with a personalised special edition bottle of 958 Santero “I Love You” with your lover’s name on it for only $50, (must be pre-booked with Gusto Da Gianni, to book call 07 3868 2011).

For the romantics looking for a night out: Pop into Belvedere Bar N Grill and enjoy a set menu for $85pp while you dine next to the wharf overlooking the Brisbane river. We hear the Cape Grim Sirloin beef (300g) is mouth-watering.

For the Mediterranean lover: With an extensive beer, wine and cocktail menu and a modern fusion of Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisines, Byblos will inspire your senses with its delicious three-course Valentine’s Day banquet for $75pp.

For the chocolate lover: Chocolate is always a good idea. Especially when Max Brenner is launching their new pizza menu this Valentine’s Day! Combine your love of chocolate with the Max Brenner’s Bad Boy Brownie, Cookies and Cream, Midnight Peanut Butter or the OTT Madness Chocolate Pizza for the perfect night beside the river. We recommend the OTT Madness for $35 worth of chocolate overload.

Staying in this Valentine’s Day? 

For the seafood lovers: Whether it’s Michael, Sam, Greg or any of the friendly staff, you can always rely on delicious food, superb service and a great atmosphere at Fresh N Wild Fish. Fresh N Wild Fish specialises in both cooked and fresh seafood, sourcing their seafood from all over Australia. Wanting to cook for your significant other at home? Whether you’re looking for a beautiful whole Snapper, clean fresh fillets of fish, prawns for a party or even recipes and tips, Fresh N Wild Fish has got all your take-out needs sorted.

For the wine lovers: Sense of Taste is an experience rather than just a destination to buy alcohol. The team will help you select the perfect wine or brew to accompany your dinner at home so you can impress your date with your expert wine selections. We also recommend trying something from the deli cabinets, complete with fine cheese, cured meats and pastes to take home in convenient and affordable pre-packaged selections.

For the burger lovers: Hello Harry is the ultimate burger joint. Why not try Hello Harry’s nonsense, no fluff, delicious burgers and icy cold craft beer. You can swing by on your way home, so you can have an easy dinner sorted for a night on the couch.

For the spice lovers: Try Aamaya 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.

For the Thai lovers: 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.


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