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Guide by Charlotte Pruett and Austin Frape
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s definitely time to start planning something special for your loved one with our handy guide filled with exciting dinners, events, and experiences catered to all the lovers out there (COVID safely, of course!)
And if you’re planning to focus on #selflove amongst all the romance, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too! Our guide below features the best V-Day vibes planned for loved-up couples and singles around Adelaide.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Glen Ewin Estate with a relaxed picnic on the lawns OR having lunch in the cellar door restaurant.
The picnic option provides a hamper for two, with cured meats, local olives, as well as dips/ crackers, alongside cheeses and vegetables. A bottle of Gatehouse Sparkling OR Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Champagne will also be provided.
The restaurant option provides a 3 course meal with a choice of the Entree, a choice of the Main meal and a shared dessert.
The Glen Ewin Estate event will take place on the 14th of Feb from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Ever wondered exactly what a Sommelier (suh-mal-’yAy) does? Fortunately, the head Sommelier of The National Wine Centre of Australia, James Boden, will be hosting four interactive sessions focusing on what it is to be a Sommelier. The “Somm for a Day” series will cover different aspects of the job while exploring six of James’ favourite Australian wines in each session.
Somm for a Day Series will take place at The National Wine Centre of Australia on Sunday the 14th of Feb from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
Valentine’s Day is designed around sweets, so why not celebrate with a V-Day themed High Tea at Oleaceae? The Mount Barker café is $35 per head for the chef’s selection of sweet and savoury treats and a coffee or tea.
The event is taking place from 2pm – 3pm on Feb. 14. Make sure to book ahead of time!
The playlist is created. Costumes are being thought of. And not only is this night ’70s themed with dress-up encouraged but it’s also a traffic light party.
Not been to a traffic light party before… It’s not about “hooking up”. Traffic light party guidelines – green means you are looking for a relationship. Orange means you not sure. Red means you are taken/not looking. All-inclusive. Mingling is essential – a mingling game will be conducted on the night. So make sure you bring a smile as you meet new people.
The Valentine’s Day Eve 70’s Party will take place on Feb 13th at the Duke of York Hotel from 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm.
Celebrate your love for bottomless mimosas, good food, and someone special. Whether it’s a party of 2 or a group of friends who you love, come celebrate those warm fuzzy feelings.
The Valentine’s Day Bottomless Bruch will take place on Feb 14th at The Banksia Tree from 1:30 pm – 3 pm.
This Valentine’s Day, head to the Capri Theatre, grab a glass of bubbles and some Haigh’s chocolates for your loved one, then catch the songs of the great Henry Mancini, performed by Chris McPhee on the organ and Andrew Crispe on vocals. Then catch the beloved Breakfast at Tiffany’s on screen.
Purchase your tickets online before the end of January to go in the running to win a lunch for two at new bar Good Gilbert.
You will love your valentine even more at The Local Wine Co with valentine’s day lunch, offering beautifully created food and sensational wines to match.
Start your lunch with a cocktail on arrival followed by 3 superb shared courses of delicious food from their chef including a choice of a matching white or red to go with all 3 courses. Plus enjoy live music from Mason Lloyd, from The Voice 2020! Very limited spaces, so book fast!
Valentine’s Day @ The Local will take place on the 14th of Feb at Local Wine Co on Hyde Park at 12:30 pm.
there’s not many things that’s more romantic than a picnic, so you’d certainly be hard pressed to find anything more romantic than a picnic next to vineyards. Paxton Wines are offering a couple of options for their Valentines picnic. If you want all the hardwork done for you, $100 for you and your partner will get your picnic set up on the lawn fit with picnic glasses and a picnic platter. The other option is to bring your own picnic blanket and unbreakable glasses. That option will cost $10 with your first pour of wine on Paxtons. it is recommended to buy your ticket in advance so you don’t miss out but there may be some walk in spots available. to book your tickets click here
If you really want to test your relationship Studio Vino is hosting a Paint Your Partner Picasso Style Night which has the potential to create a few awkward conversations but is sure to be fun nonetheless! Tickets are $55 per person for what is guaranteed to be a hilarious time with your partner and drinks are available to purchase. The class is from 3pm-5pm.
If you’re not the greatest cook then naturally your partner would have low expectations for a homemade dish for valentines day but with Scoffed cooking school you can surprise them by your new found skill. On Thursday the 11th of Feb they cooking class will teach you 2 romantic desserts to make just in time for Valentines day. Details can be found on their website.
No plans for V-Day? Come and spend it at Sunnybrae Estate! Bring your partner, friends, even family and celebrate love in all its forms!
This exclusive event, with 150 tickets and a theme of ‘Red & Black Tie’, will feature a 4-course bespoke menu prepared by Sunnybrae’s outstanding chefs, paired with wines from some of South Australia’s best local and award-winning wineries.
Guests will be able to enjoy multiple photoshoot opportunities, especially along their red-carpet entry, and will be able to take advantage of a sweet kissing booth, an all-night appearance from the 48 Flavours Ice-Cream cart, and live acoustic music provided by Adelaide Musicians Live.
Have you ever had a meal paired with sake? Valentine’s Day could be your chance! Ginza Miyako Japanese Restaurant on North Terrace is offering a deluxe 6-course meal with local ingredients and an option to pair your dishes with matched sake or wine.
The many course event is $135 per person, and booking ahead of time is essential.
Celebrate your loved one all weekend long at Miss Perez Kitchen and Bar! Best known for the “Perez Burger,” this Stirling spot is known for fun burgers, tacos and upscale pub food. But this Valentine’s Day, the venue is hosting a more romantic 3-course dinner for $60 per head on Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th any time after 5pm.
If you wanted something more casual, Miss Perez is also hosting an event Sunday, Feb. 14 from 12 – 3pm with a grazing platter, V-Day themed cocktails and live music. The grazing platter $25 per head, and cocktail specials start at $15. Head to the web site to reserve your spot!
Opt for Creekside candlelit dinner under the stars with Bridgewater Inn. The three course set menu features four choices entrees and mains plus a dessert tasting platter for $65 per person. To booking is essential by phone at 8339 1151.
The National Wine Centre are celebrating you and your special someone with a Wined Bar featuring three different meals to nab a booking for. There’s all day feed me brunch for $75 per person, including a bellini cocktail upon arrival. An antipasto platter and wine experience at $45 per person, and a feed me dinner at $110 per person.
All experiences feature National Wine Centre’s delicious food and wine combination, so you know it’ll undoubtedly impress. While the event is not ticketed, booking is required.
This “local, seasonal, sustainable” Port Adelaide café is offering a 3-course bottomless brunch at 1:30pm on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re solo or in a pair, The Banksia Café will serve up dishes based around fresh produce, bottomless mimosas, and their famous bloody mary’s topped with a full New Yorker sandwich.
The event has 50 tickets at $59 per head, so be sure to book through the link above.
Spoil yourself this V-Day with a 5-course dinner at Sunflower Vietnamese Restaurant. For $55 per head, guests can enjoy stuffed chicken wings, rice paper rolls, Vietnamese beef salad, stir-fried lobster with crispy noodles, and a golden custard puff with ice cream for dessert.
Call or book online to secure your spot at the Croydon Park restaurant.
If you love Mollydooker wines, head to The Strathmore Hotel for V-Day! The North Terrace spot is offering two packages for their Valentine’s Day guests. While both revolve around the chefs’ four-course meals, one also includes a bottle of either Mollydooker Enchanted Path or Carnival of Love wine, alfresco dining, and a voucher for complimentary wine tasting at Mollydooker.
The first package is $85 per head, and the latter is $130. Make sure to book to check it out!
This Mediterranean-inspired café has a breathtaking view of the River Torrens, and it’s hosting a 3-course Valentine’s Day offering. At $79 per person, guests can enjoy the company of their partner, waterfront views, and Mediterranean delights.
Book by phone to secure your spot.
A sister restaurant to River Torrens Café, Red Ochre Barrel and Grill is also hosting a 3-course Valentine’s Day event. For $95 per person, guests can float on a pavilion on the river, soak in the riverfront views, and enjoy signature meals with the traditional indigenous ingredients for which they’re known.
Book by phone to secure your spot.
This traditional Indian restaurant is hosting a set menu for 2 for $114. The Prospect restaurant, which has open-air areas, an outdoor courtyard and colorful, ornate indoor furnishings, prides itself on authentic Indian cuisine.
Bookings are essential.
Where is there a more iconic event for special occasions in Adelaide than Ayers House? The North Terrace restaurant is hosting an event with a 4-course meal and a glass of champagne upon arrival.
Ayers House will take place on the 14th of Feb at 7pm, so make sure to book!
For Valentine’s Day 2021, The Rob Roy Hotel on Halifax Street has a set menu packed with lots of flavour. For $75 per person, guests start with an antipasto board before moving on to either a sous-vide barramundi with tomato anchovy, olives and basil sauce, or a 300g sirloin steak. The meal finishes off with red velvet cake.
Make a booking online to enjoy this feast.
The Lenzerheide Restaurant in Hawthorn has a Valentine’s Day set menu for $125 per head, or $165 with matching wines. A Valentine’s Day spent in this white-tablecloth venue, which has upscale Australian dishes and is known for its High Tea, is sure to be a lavish one!
Bookings are essential.
Have a hankering for authentic Nepalese food? Fortunately, the Fresh Chulo Restaurant on Cross Road is having a Valentine’s Night. Head to the Glandore restaurant on Feb. 14 at 5pm for traditional Nepalese platters and fun! There’s even a complimentary wine provided for couples.
Singles or couples, enjoy Valentine’s Day with brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks at Avenues!
Don’t let ‘Valentine’s Day’ deter you from enjoying your usual Sunday outing. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner with your significant other, or a solo Sunday pint, Avenues will provide all!
Enjoy the A La Carte menu, happy hour from 5pm and Mumm NV Champagne specials.
Make sure to book a table on Feb the 14th.
Valentine’s Day calls for chocolates, candy hearts, and comfort food; You can get your pizza and pasta fill at St. Morris’ Rusco and Brusco restaurant on Feb. 14. Enjoy wood fired pies of fresh cheese or Nutella, paninis and other sweets by booking online.
Spoil your VIP (very important person) with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at The Colonist in Norwood!
Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner for two in the dining room. Dine from the extensive A La Carte menu featuring classic pub food, restaurant-style meals, and tapas.
The VIP Valentine’s Day Dinner will take place from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Since its opening, 2KW’s rooftop views, signature cocktails, and fresh share menu have taken Adelaide by storm. Although no V-Day specific events are yet planned, 2KW is a great spot to have a romantic, relaxed brunch overlooking the city, Adelaide Oval and the Torrens.
Book ahead to ensure a booking at this hot spot.
Set for two, the Valentine’s Day meals at NNQ will have all the restaurant’s signature Vietnamese flavors. The Woodville spot has a set menu for Valentine’s Day for $55 per person.
Book ahead to avoid disappointment!
The North Adelaide Indian restaurant is offering a 3 course meal and a glass of wine for $59 dollars per person.
The Royal Park Brewery is calling this day ValenTin Day and as part of this special day you’ll be able to preorder chicken with a chefs selection of sides to share with your ValenTin. There will also be the regular menu available on the day, bookings are encouraged but not essential.
If you want to be a little bit fancy this Valentines Day Then Botanic Gardens Restaurant has you covered with a 5 course degustation menu curated by chef Justin James. the meal is $150 per person with another $100 per person for beverage matching. Bookings are essential and can be made online.
The plant based Goodwood Road restaurant is serving up an all vegan high tea which is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The price is $60 per person and features sweet and savoury items. the first sitting 11am–1pm, second sitting 1.30–3.30pm. Bookings are required.
Dine out with your loved one in style at Stem. start your evening with. Choose from a glass of sparking wine, beer or a 23rd St G&T followed by a four course shared menu. Bookings are essential and can be made online at their website.
The Unley is catering for everyone this Valentines Day, from couples who want a romantic meal to those who just want a solo Sunday pint. there will be food and drink specials after 2pm and for couples who really want to make the day special they have a VIP Valentines Day dinner from 6pm.
A low key, sophisticated approach to dating in Adelaide. Preferring a ‘less is more’ environment devoid of typical event trappings. Gone are the name-tags, shouting, and over-the-top party trimmings. Meeting your special someone shouldn’t be anything but a comfortable and relaxed experience.
The perfect opportunity to find a companion for concerts, festivals, or shows. Unleash your inner foodie, adventure junkie, or health and wellness guru with someone just like yourself.
The Speed Dating event will take place on Thursday the 18th of Feb at Cafe One Two Nine in North Terrace from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Forget about the lovey-dovey nonsense and have a laugh at the expense of all the love birds and hopeless romantics!
Cupid Stupid is an Anti-Valentine’s Day comedy show, hosted by Guinness World Record Holder Taylor Goodwin and Raw Comedy National Finalist Marc Ryan, along with soon-to-be-announced supporting acts.
Cupid Stupid will take place on Feb the 14th from 8:00 pm at the Rob Roy Hotel on Halifax Street.
Check out The District Bar’s weekly “Sunday Service” from 3:00pm – 7:00pm on your Valentine’s Day. The free event prioritises RnB throwbacks, with live tunes from a local 5-piece band.
There’s no need to book and no need to pay, so whether you’re alone or with a group, just rock up to rock n’ roll.
Meet your future at The End! Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the love birds, it’s for the sassy singles to! So come and enjoy an afternoon in the beer garden with a DJ playing casual tunes, pop-up cocktail bar serving $10 cocktails all afternoon, special tapas menu and more.
Round up your single gal or guy friends and head in for a fun, maybe flirty Valentine’s Day session on the 14th of Feb at The End from 2pm.
If you’ve tried the internet dating thing and it wasn’t for you the this speed dating session called “Be my Valentines Bash” might be the ticket. It’s for ages 24-38. Ladies will stay seated and the men will rotate every 5-6 minutes. you can book tickets online.
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